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April 24th, 2014

Serio selected as National Merit Scholar

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Ben Serio, a senior at Ruston High School, has been selected as one of 1,000 National Merit Scholarship recipients throughout the country.
Ben was chosen out of 16,000 candidates to compete in the final rounds in February and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released
the names of the first group of winners on Tuesday.
In the 59th annual program distinguished high school seniors win corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

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Dubach School: DRABO art show drawing near

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The Dubach Art Show and Silent Auction, “Art Rocks!,” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10.The Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization (DRABO) will sell $5 plate lunches that include chicken salad, chips and a drink. Cakes and cupcakes will be sold for dessert. Proceeds from cupcake sales will go to the Dubach Art Department. The art show will showcase individual student art work, note cards for purchase featuring student artwork, unique furniture pieces for auction and artwork to be raffled off.

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RHS rallies up RES pep, test prep

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Ruston Elementary would like to give a big thank you to the Ruston High cheerleaders and football players. They came to our school and helped us get pumped up and ready for the test! The students and teachers enjoyed the skit, games and chants that they taught us! We know that we were ready for the test after that pep rally!
Third-grade news

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Hillcrest Elementary Honor Roll

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Principal’s List
First grade:

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Crawfish Boil benefits MOD

In the past four years, Community Trust Bank has raised more than $40,000 for the March of Dimes, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
The money raised has been through various avenues such as jean days and of course their annual Crawfish Boil.
Set for 4-7 p.m. Friday, Community Trust Bank’s Crawfish Boil and Silent Auction will also feature live music.

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Flipping to flop out

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Just because you’re from Louisiana, doesn’t mean crawfishing is OK.
I can’t help but feel as if everything Jindal says concerning Common Core at this point is laced with insincerity and hidden motives. There has been rumor of Jindal having higher aspirations than those which are gubernatorial but he may flip so much that he flops himself out of political graces altogether.

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Tech softball falls in heartbreaker

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NATCHITOCHES — Kelly Kincannon gave Northwestern State an early 3-0 lead with her first inning home run.
And every time Louisiana Tech thought it had an answer, Kincannon had her own.
Kincannon’s two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning led Northwestern State to an 8-7 victory over Louisiana Tech before 332 fans at the Lady Demon Diamond Wednesday night.

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RHS teams win in Haughton

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The Ruston High School boys and girls track team each captured first place last week at the Haughton track meet. The RHS boys totaled 96.5 points, beating Airline (79.0), Haughton (76.5), Parkway (55) and Benton (44). Pictured above is Ruston’s James Davison placing second in the 1,600m run with a time of 4:44.06. Ruston’s Lady Bearcats won with 153 points, easily outdistancing Natchitoches Central (72), Parkway (69), Benton (48) and Haughton (41). Pictured below is Ruston’s Keke Wright winning the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.37.

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ULM baseball edges past Grambling, 3-2

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MONROE — Kodie Tidwell belted his first homer of the season to give ULM a 3-2 walkoff win Wednesday afternoon at Warhawk Field.
Grambling State (12-27) plated the first runs of the game with a pair of runs (one earned, one unearned) in the top of the first inning.
That would be all the runs the Tigers would score on Wednesday.
ULM (17-26) finally broke through with a pair of runs in the home half of the seventh inning. With the bases loaded, Tidwell tied the game with a two-RBI single up the middle as Dalton Todd and Josh Faciane came in to score.

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GSU students approve athletics fee

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GRAMBLING (AP) — Grambling State University’s athletic programs will get a finanical boost beginning in the fall after students approved an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually.
After students voted against the athletics fee last year, university officials launched an awareness campaign to show the need for another mandatory fee.
The fee will become effective in the fall. Each student will be assessed $100 per semester.

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