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April 28th, 2014

Sports Briefs

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Tech baseball completes sweep
Louisiana Tech scored four runs in as many innings and held off a late rally to complete a three-game series sweep over Alabama A&M with a close 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Tech (13-27) plated two runs in the fourth and one run in both the sixth and seventh innings, but it was two unearned runs by Alabama A&M (17-28) in the top of the eighth that made it a much closer one-run ball game in Sunday’s series finale.
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Bulldogs ninth in C-USA golf tourney

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Cedar Creek girls win District 1-1A track meet

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PLAIN DEALING — It was a one-two finish for the Cedar Creek track and field teams at the District 1-1A held at La. New Tech High School Thursday as the Lady Cougars took the title while the Cougars finished second behind Haynesville.
The Lady Cougars scored 226 points and the second place team scored 97 points. Cedar Creek won 13 of the 18 events on the girls side and the Lady Cougars will have 18 athletes competing at Regionals with at least one participant in each event.
Cedar Creek’s boys advanced 17 athletes to regionals and will be represented in 15 of the 18 events.

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Summertime busy with DART

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As the school year winds down, there are so many things that require the attention of students and those who work with them. Annual standardized testing and final exams, year-end projects and activities, state science, speech, choral, 4-H and athletic competitions, and, for seniors, the flurry of graduation events.

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Pet of the Week

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Submitted photo- Kay is quiet, never causing a scene. If it wasn’t for all the love she will give her new family, they would never know she was there. She is a Black Lab mix about 2 years old.  Her adoption fees is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. See all the dogs at the shelter, located at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Courthouse capital outlay a possibility

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has started the process of applying for the state’s capital outlay program with the hope that funding will be used to construct a new courthouse.
The LPPJ learned last month about a program that would pay for approximately 75 percent of the cost of construction.
The LPPJ decided to hire a consultant to help expedite the application, but the vote did not pass without some opposition.

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Support for babies to wrap up May 10

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It’s down to the stretch run for local March of Dimes fundraising efforts with the annual March for Babies set to wrap things up on May 10 at the Maxie Lambright Intramural Center on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
Efforts to raise funds for the MOD go back to the winter, when events like the MOD Diaper Derby were held at halftime of the Lady Techsters-Alabama Birmingham basketball game at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Local schools have held “Blue jeans for Babies” days where students can donate money and be able to wear jeans to school that day.

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April 26th

LPNET makes drug bust

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The execution of a search warrant by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement team has led to the arrest of four individuals.
On Friday, LPNET agents executed a search warrant at a residence in the 900 block of Fisher Lane.
Public Information Officer with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Maj. Chad Alexander said agents detected a strong odor of both burnt and green marijuana when entering the residence.

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Second annual autism run a success

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The second annual Hope for Autism 5k race was held at Lincoln Parish Park on Saturday.
More than 400 participants came out to show their support for Autism Spectrum Disorder, which affects 1 in 68 children. Micheal Pruden won first place in the men’s division with a time of 21:50. The first place winner for the women’s division was Suzanne Tyler, a special education teacher at Glen View Elementary, with a time of 23:11.
“I’m running today for two of my students,” Tyler said.
All proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Hope Center for Autism, located at 206 E. Reynolds Drive.

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CTB raises money for MOD

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The fifth annual Community Trust Bank Crawfish Boil and Silent Auction were yet again a huge success for the March of Dimes.
All proceeds raised from the event benefit the March of Dimes in their research to put an end to premature births, infant immortality and birth defects.
Jo Daddy’s catering provided crawfish for attendees, while live entertainment was provided by The Josh Madden Band.
Silent auction items included a BlueDog painting, which bidding topped out at more than $1,000, Justin Timberlake concert tickets, sports memorabilia and dinners from local restaurants.

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New facility in the works

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Updated courthouse a possibility for parish
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Sen. Rick Gallot and the Lincoln Parish Police Jury are getting the ball rolling on a new courthouse for downtown Ruston. However, the ball may be rolling for several years before any ground is broken.
“The application is due by Nov. 1 and then it will be a complex process over the course of several years,” Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said in the police jury’s regular monthly meeting April 8. “It will take somewhere around 25 steps to complete the application.”

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