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March 6th, 2014

Furry fun to take place Saturday

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Residents of Lincoln Parish, it’s time to have some fun and bonding time with man’s best friend.
Ruston Parks and Recreation will host their eighth annual Furry Fun Walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Huckleberry Trails Park and Nature Area.
The community is strongly encouraged to come out with their dogs. It is a noncompetitive event and includes a mile walk. Also, this is a time for the community to socialize with other pet owners. Each year there are roughly 200 participants.

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Future leaders help can child hunger

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lincoln is now in its 27th year and has graduated more than 400 Ruston-Lincoln individuals.
Each class comes up with a group project that benefits the community. During one of their classes, the current participants learned that Christian Community Action (CCA) tends to run out of food during the summer when children are not being fed at local schools and decided that together with their friends and neighbors they can make a difference.

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Choudrant preps new fire truck

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By their next monthly meeting, the Village of Choudrant hopes to have a new fire truck to show off.
Mayor Bill Sanderson, who also serves as the Choudrant Fire Chief, told council members during their regular meeting on Monday night that volunteer firefighters have been working tirelessly to restore a truck sold to them by the Ruston Fire Department approximately four years ago.

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RHS track duo inks with NSU

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Ruston High School seniors Quanese Jones and Sunny McCallister will continue their athletic careers together as both signed national letters of intent Wednesday to compete for the Northwestern State University track team.
“The track team here at Ruston is like a family, and I got the same feeling about the Northwestern State track team when I visited there,” McCallister said. “I like the coach and everybody there, and they made me the best offer. It just felt like the right place for me to be.”

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Kittens knocked from 1-A playoffs

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White Castle nabs overtime win on road at Grambling Lab High
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GRAMBLING — Grambling Laboratory suffered a tough loss Wednesday night as the Kitten fell 62-60 in overtime to White Castle in second round Class B playoff action at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assmebly Center.
The Kittens ended their season at 18-10 and 8-2.
With the score tied at 54-54 at the end of regulation, the teams battled back and forth in the overtime period with White Castle grabbing a late advantage.

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Lady Techsters take down FIU

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It didn’t take Kelia Shelton long to make an impact.
Louisiana Tech’s junior guard, who just became eligible to play last week following the end of the winter quarter, scored a game-high 17 points and hit the game-winning shot with 5.6 seconds to play to lift the Lady Techsters to a come-from-behind 67-65 win over Florida International Univesity Wednesday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Dunkin’ ’Dogs set for Rice

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Focus is the word of the week for the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team as the Bulldogs head to Houston to face Rice at 7 p.m. tonight inside Tudor Fieldhouse in the regular season finale.
Up for grabs is a potential Conference USA championship in the team’s first year in the league and also a coveted double bye in the conference tournament.
Tech (24-6, 12-3 C-USA) has put itself in this position thanks largely to its defense which has carried the team in the three must-win games since the road loss to East Carolina two weeks ago.

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Diamond ’Dogs split doubleheader

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Louisiana Tech (4-8) split Wednesday’s doubleheader against McNeese State (8-4) with the first game of the day ending in walk-off fashion with a two-run home run by Bre’shon Kimbell for a 6-4 win at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
After a spectacular finish for the Bulldogs in the day’s first game, McNeese State’s bats came alive for a 20-3 victory over Tech in the final game of the afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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Cheers: Hodges receives master’s degree

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Kristin Hodges, daughter of David and LaVerne Hodges, of Ruston, graduated with her master of arts in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Dec. 14.
Her master’s thesis was “Covering Caraway: Arkansas Reports on Hattie Caraway’s Ascent to the United States Senate.”
Hattie Caraway, a Democrat from Jonesboro, Ark., was the first woman elected to the Senate. After the death of her husband, Sen. Thaddeus Caraway, Caraway was appointed to the Senate in December 1931.

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Enjoy a nice walk with your furry pals

As of right now, the weather is expected to be cloudy and nearly 70 degrees – the perfect weather for enjoying a nice, long walk with your furry friends.
The Eighth Annual Furry Fun Walk is set to kick off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Huckleberry Trails Park, located right next to Cypress Springs Elementary School.
This free event has a lot to offer pets and pet parents alike.

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