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March 2nd, 2015

Montessori holds Chameleon Crawl

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More than 160 runners braved cool, crisp temperatures as they competed in the Montessori School of Ruston’s second annual Chameleon Crawl 5K and Fun Run Saturday morning at Lincoln Parish Park. The presenting sponsor for the event was Gibson’s Natural Grocer. Endurance sponsors were First National Bank, The Art House and Leigh Medders, CPA. Sprinter sponsors were John L. Ward, D.D.S., Argent advisors Jeremy Hebert and Mike Jones, Rapid Signs, Henry and Susan Shirley and Mickey Mays Office Solutions.

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MCH earns EAGLE reaccreditation

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Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home has recently received reaccreditation by the United Methodist Association’s EAGLE Accreditation Commission.
This four year award was granted following an extensive self-study and site visits by reviewers from across the nation. The EAGLE Commission, after reviewing the self-study and the site visit findings, awarded re-accreditation.
“It is an honor to have LUMCFS as part of the UMA family,” Steven Vinson, president of the United Methodist Association, said. “It continues to be a model of what it means to be a faith-based ministry.”

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Lady Techsters rally falls short

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SAN ANTONIO — UTSA used a 23-4 run, built an 18-point lead and held off a furious Louisiana Tech rally as the Roadrunners defeated the Lady Techsters 60-53 Sunday afternoon at the Convocation Center.
Tech (14-14, 9-8 C-USA) has dropped three straight games, including losses at both UTEP and UTSA on this road trip.

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Tech softball pounds Detroit, Southern

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ana Tech hit six home runs and the Lady Techsters swept a pair of games from Detroit and Southern for the second straight games at the Lady Jaguar Complex.
Tech defeated Detroit 9-2 and Southern 7-0 to complete a four-game sweep over the weekend and improve to 13-5 overall on the season. Bianca Duran led the home run attack with a pair of long balls while Krystal Tutsch, Pauline Tufi, Janine Godwin and Kassie Harris each recorded one.
The Lady Techsters have now hit 23 home runs in 18 games (Tech hit 18 home runs in 52 games last season).
LA Tech 9, Detroit 2

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GSU hoops teams to face MVSU

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Grambling State University’s basketball teams will play a Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader tonight at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi. The women’s game will start at 5:30 p.m. while Richard Freeman (2) and the Tigers will take on the Delta Devils around 7:30 p.m.

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Diamond ’Dogs fall in finale vs. ORU

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A day after sweeping a doubleheader over Oral Roberts, Louisiana Tech experienced a letdown on Sunday as the Golden Eagles salvaged the series by defeating the Bulldogs, 11-2, on a rainy afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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OMV site good for parents, teens

Learning to drive is a big step in independence for teens. But, operating a vehicle can be a very dangerous experience, even for experienced drivers.
According to the Office of Motor Vehicles, more than 71,000 drivers obtain a learner’s permit or first-time license each year. With new driving laws passing every year, it is crucial that local teens and other first-time drivers learn to drive from someone who is properly certified.

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More winter weather on horizon?

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Be careful of what you ask for.
Last week’s dance between Mother Nature and Old Man Winter was a welcome sight for many people in our area. Yes, we had a little ice last year, but it had been many years since we had a heavy snowfall like we saw last week.
Lincoln Parish was truly transformed into a winter wonderland, with snowmen seemingly standing guard in every yard, and giggling children (with some adults joining in) having snowball fights on many streets.

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DART prepares for possible budget cuts

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If you are like me, you are increasingly happy when you fill up at the gas station these days. My husband and I, as well as our daughters, have actually sent one another pictures of fuel prices as they have sunk lower and lower this fall and winter.
However, while those gas prices are making our individual pockets happy, they will cost our collective pocket a great deal in the coming year, as our legislators attempt to address the impact of this lost income upon our state budget.

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Pet of the Week

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Roscoe is a hound mix and is approximately 3 years old. Roscoe has a playful temperament and gets along well with other dogs and children. He is up-to-date on shots and has been neutered. Adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. See all of the dogs at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment on Monday.

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