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April 19th, 2014

Morris team takes Fishers of Men tourney title

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The North Central Louisiana division of the Fishers of Men returned to the waters April 12 for their third tournament of the season, which was held on the Ouachita River. As the field of 37 teams launched into crisp temperatures in the high 50s, they knew a daunting challenge lay ahead for, in the week prior to the event, passing storm systems upstream generated a deluge of water that raised river levels from 26 feet a week prior to 31 feet the morning of the tournament.

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Tech Tennis falls 4-2 to Marshall in C-USA quarterfinals

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NORFOLK, Va. — Louisiana Tech battled back to even the match at 2-2, but Marshall was able to pull out wins on courts five and six to defeat the Lady Techsters, 4-2, on Friday evening in the Conference USA quarterfinals at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
With the weather on the cutline just as it was the day before, officials decided to move the match indoors which meant it would start with singles 1-4 instead of doubles.
Being primarily an indoor team, Marshall (14-7) used it to their advantage in ending Tech’s (15-7) season.

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Buddy's Blog: Bradshaw ‘happy, happy, happy’ about LA Tech

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He led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl titles, earned two Most Valuable Player awards in the world championship game and was a three-time Pro Bowler.
He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and now an award-winning member of the popular FOX network NFL studio show.
Yet, for Terry Bradshaw, his most satisfying moments in the sport came when he was in college.

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Gobblers succumb to swan songs

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Listen closely and you can hear the crescendo starting to build as the rather portly lady begins singing ... “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.” Our spring turkey season here in Louisiana will be history after today.
The season here has been good for some folks, not so hot for other hunters. Perhaps the refusal of winter to release its icy grip on northern Louisiana, even as the dogwoods and azaleas defiantly point at the calendar indicating that it’s not supposed to be this cold in mid-April that has led to the reluctance of gobblers to gobble.

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April 18th

Learning money talks

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Sophomores from all over Lincoln Parish came to the Ruston Civic Center Wednesday and Thursday to learn how to keep within budget boundaries.
The United Way teamed up with Cedar Creek, Bethel, Simsboro, Ruston, Grambling and Choudrant Schools for the fourth consecutive year to present the Dollars $ense Reality Fair.
“This is a financial education simulation we’ve been doing this since 2010,” Michelle Saucer, community impact director for the United Way, said. “Students are all given a different job with a monthly salary.”

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Leader Magazine upcoming

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Every few months residents of Lincoln Parish have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and with the latest edition of Living Well that same idea continues.
Set to come out in Sunday’s edition of the Ruston Daily Leader, residents will be introduced to a variety of topics — including but not limited to organizations such as the Parenting Academy, Hunting for Heroes as well as skin care and men’s health.
But also in the latest issue of the magazine, residents will find out about upcoming arts activities, growing summer strawberries and much more.

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Choudrant to celebrate Easter

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The Village of Choudrant will hold its Annual Easter in the Village event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Egg hunts will be held for ages 3 and under, 4 through 5 and not in school, grades kindergarten through third grade and fourth through sixth grade hunt. The event will include games, prizes and more in Choudrant Park, right next to the Choudrant Village Hall.

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Families enjoy ‘crafternoon’

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Whether it’s hearing a new tale or creating something with their little hands, the Lincoln Parish Library has something for all children on Thursday afternoons in the children’s section of the library.
Crafternoons, which are set for 4 p.m. Thursday during the school year and 2 p.m. Thursday during the summer, allow children and families a chance for an interactive story time experience. The program is open to children of all ages from kindergarten through sixth grade.

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RCT unveils witchy comedy ‘All because of Agatha’

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Ruston Community Theatre’s next production, the witty comedy “All Because of Agatha,” written by playwright, Jonathan Troy, will run at The Dixie Center for the Arts May 1-4, and is sponsored by Woodard & Clement Law Offices.

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Jazzland set to help boys, girls club

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The Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana will present the second annual fundraiser JAZZLAND, a benefit concert for the Boys and Girls Club on May 9 at the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston.
The concert will feature noted Southern-rock/soul artist Marc Broussard and open with a performance from Larry Pannell and the Grambling State University Faculty Jazz Ensemble. All funds generated from the event will go directly to support the Boys and Girls Club.

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