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May 2nd, 2014

Lady Cougars set for quarterfinals

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Hallie Rambin and the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars will take on Mangham at noon today in quarterfinal action of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A playoffs in Sulphur. Downsville Charter School is also set for quarterfinal play against Kilbourne at 2 p.m. today in Sulphur.

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Tech baseball travels to Marshall

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With nine games remaining in the 2014 season and a winning streak to keep intact, Louisiana Tech is looking to continue its recent hot streak on the diamond, beginning with a three-game Conference USA series at Marshall this weekend.

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Weekend events galore for Lincoln Parish

There are events set to take place throughout Ruston this weekend.
Kicking off the weekend is Ruston Community Theatre’s production of “All Because of Agatha” set to be performed at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
“All Because of Agatha” is a comedy written by Jonathan Troy, which follows a couple as they move into a suspected haunted house.
To keep those art lovers at bay, the Ruston Spring Gallery Crawl will be held from 6-9 p.m. today.

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Adding 'color' is harmful to skin

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We recently published an article from the Associated Press on the use of tanning beds by minors.
The article stated how both the House and Senate have agreed to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning bed in the state of Louisiana.
In a 37-0 vote in the Senate, the bill goes back to the House for final passage because of a technical change that was made.
Supporters say the ban would lower the risk of skin cancer associated with exposure to ultraviolent radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds.

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Who are the real patriots?

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Over the course of this weekend, the Republican Party of Wisconsin will be voting on whether or not they should add seceding from the United States to their official platform, an idea pushed forward by the Tea Party.
Unless you are from Wisconsin, you are probably wondering
why this matters (other than the
fact that the Saints play the Vikings in week three this season).

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May 1st

Drive to wrap up on Saturday

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Leadership Lincoln was out at Super 1 Foods on Saturday collecting donations for their can drive for Christian Community Action. The group raised more than $600 in cash donations, in addition to numerous food items, during Saturday’s push. They will be out at Super 1 Foods again from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday for final collections as they wrap up their drive.

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Belton to run for DA position

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John Belton, an assistant district attorney in the 3rd Judicial District for more than 22 years, officially announced that he is a candidate for the open District Attorney seat.
Belton said it would be a privilege and an honor to serve both Lincoln and Union parishes as District Attorney.
“I have been encouraged to run because of my maturity and experience as a prosecutor as well as my business experience in the public and private sectors,” Belton said.

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Crawling into the arts

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Area art lovers are in for a treat on Friday night when the Ruston Spring Gallery Crawl kicks off from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Ruston.
Bonnie Ferguson, owner of Pastry Moon and event organizer, said while this isn’t the first time there’s been an art crawl downtown, it has been quite awhile since the last one. She said all of the stops are conveniently located on or near West Alabama Avenue, North Trenton and North Vienna streets.

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Alan Robertson to join Si during LMCH event

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Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home is excited to announce Alan Robertson will join his uncle Si Robertson in the upcoming fundraising event in Ruston on May 9.
All proceeds of the event will benefit the Children’s Home. Alan Robertson and Si Robertson will share the stage as they entertain the crowd with stories of faith, family and their life on television’s Duck Dynasty.

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RPD hosts forgery, fraud investigators conference

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The Ruston Police Department this week hosted the Louisiana Forgery and Fraud Investigator’s Association annual conference. RPD Capt. Eric Hanna is the 2014 president of the LAFFIA.

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