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April 20th, 2015

Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra to perform

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The Ruston High School Band will be hosting the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ruston High School Auditorium.
The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra will be performing big band and jazz style music for the community, said Walter Moss, Ruston High School director of bands.
“This event will give the community the opportunity to experience music from the big band Jazz era,” Moss, said.

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Declaration for Right to Libraries signed

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The Lincoln Parish Library held a signing of the Declaration for the Right to Libraries to culminate National Library Week on Friday.
Vivian McCain, Library Board Director, said the signing is about recognizing everyone who has made the Lincoln Parish Library what it is today.
“We believe that the library is the cornerstone of our community and we want to take full advantage of this opportunity to strengthen the bonds that have made it possible,” McCain said.
The Lincoln Parish Library is the number one library in the state, McCain said.

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Student groups active in community service

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More than 1,300 Louisiana Tech University students met at Joe Aillet Stadium to get instructions for Tech’s Student Government Association 2015 Big Event, a service to those in need throughout the Lincoln parish community. SGA leaders and other student organizations were spread all around town on Saturday morning to help areas in need.

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Urgent need for O negative blood

The Louisiana Tech University’s Spring Blood Drive continues through Wednesday at Tolliver Hall on campus.
There is a critical need for O negative blood type, according to LifeShare Blood Centers.
Recent patient usage has increased substantially and LifeShare Blood Centers is asking all O negative donors to make a plan to give now.

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Sirens' wail brings comfort

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I could hear the sleepy mutters of complaint early Sunday morning, blaring almost as loudly as the storm sirens wailing outside.
OK, I’ll admit the mutters were my imagination at work, but I have no doubt plenty were being made by many of those awakened in the dead of night by that dreaded, piercing sound of the storm sirens. We have sirens located about 50 yards or less from our backyard, so believe me, when they go off, we know it immediately.

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Diamond ’Dogs rally falls short

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Louisiana Tech fought to the very end, but a ninth-inning comeback was cut short as the Bulldogs fell to UAB, 4-2, Sunday afternoon in front of an incredible crowd of 1,919 Bulldog fans that packed the grandstand at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The announced attendance of 1,919 was the ninth largest crowd in Bulldog Baseball history and the largest of any conference home game in the program’s existence.

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Tigers win DH over Prairie View

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Yariel Medina (3) and the Grambling State Tigers moved to 5-11 in conference play and 7-26 overall with a pair of wins over Prairie View A&M Sunday. The Tigers won the opener 11-0 and the nightcap 12-2. The teams will play the final game of the Southwestern Athletic Conference series at 1 p.m. today at Wilbert Ellis Field.

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Pet of the week

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Bruce is a male Weimaraner mix around 2 years old. He extremely intelligent and gets along with people as well as other pets. Bruce is neutered and up to date on shots. If you would like this regal fur baby come see him today at 4 Paws Rescue! Adoption fee is $85. 4Paws hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday by appointment only. Come see all their fur babies at 290 Rodeo Road in Ruston. Call 251-DOGS for more information.

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DART says NO MORE

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I can hardly contain my excitement over DART’s newly-adopted NO MORE campaign. In case you missed my column last month, I explained that DART has decided to incorporate the noted and powerful NO MORE campaign which was introduced by Law & Order actress Mariska Hargitay. The public service announcements for this project are compelling, featuring many different television personalities, up close and serious as they proclaim, NO MORE!
NO MORE – “We don’t talk about that!”
NO MORE – “She was asking for it.”
NO MORE – “She must like it, or she’d leave!”

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Club News: Laureate Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

In December, the chapter celebrated Christmas with a couples party at Calvert Crossing Golf Club on Dec. 6, 2014. Delores Taylor and her committee of Lee Smith and Beverly Beasley planned the party of Dinner, Dancing and Games. Delores and her husband, Ken, prepared games of fierce competition between the tables of members and Bill Brown and Peggy Fallin provided the music for the dancing. Later in the month on Dec. 9, 2014, Charlotte Crume hosted the Secret Sister Gift Exchange with her committee of JoAnn Gilmore and Barbara Schneider.

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