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April 22nd, 2017

Arkansas trip features bit of everything

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I’ve made this trip at least half a dozen times over the years and each time, my senses receive a fresh charge. This year’s venture to Gaston’s Resort on the White River in north Arkansas was no exception.
Fishing? If you want to fish a body of water where you’re practically guaranteed to catch fish, the White River is a slam dunk. The river is teeming with rainbow trout with the supply of fish replenished regularly from the hatchery located in the area and they’re just waiting for a morsel to float by. Should that morsel be impaled on a hook, a spirited fight ensues.

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April 21st

LPL hosts Money Smart Week

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If there’s one thing everyone needs to know and learn more about, it’s definitely money and how to take care of it.
The Lincoln Parish Library hopes to provide the community with some of those tips through its upcoming Money Smart Week — a national initiative between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Water group to lobby lawmakers

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Members of the Union Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative will go to Baton Rouge in May to continue to make their plea for state dollars for a project aimed at reducing the draw on the Sparta Aquifer.
Though the group has $3.8 million in Priority 5 of the capital outlay bill, it hopes to convince lawmakers to begin moving some of that money up to a spendable category.
“Every year, you have to go back and discuss it with them,” Richard Durrett, director of North Louisiana operations for Waggoner Engineering, the firm that’s been advising the ULRWSI, told the group Thursday.

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Police book local men involved in shooting

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Ruston police have arrested two men allegedly involved in a Monday evening shooting that was caught on amateur video.
Troydarious Keunte Grimsley, 18, of 172 Sandbed Road, in Ruston, is charged with attempted second-degree murder. Lawrence Williams, Jr., 19, of 131 Madden Road, in Arcadia, is charged with illegal carrying of weapons.
Both men were arrested Thursday evening on warrants that were issued earlier in the day. Grimsley and Williams are being held in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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RHS puts hopes in new basketball coach

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Ruston High School has tabbed a familiar face to take over the Bearcats’ boys basketball program.
Principal Ricky Durrett introduced Adrian Hester this morning at the school auditorium as the new head coach of the Bearcats.
“This really is a dream come true,” Hester said of taking over the Bearcats program.
“It’s what you dream about when you leave high school and get into college and consider coaching,” RHS Athletics Director Jerrod Baugh said. “You always want to come home and make a difference in the community you were raised and grew up in.”

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BPCC to present Goldilocks auditions

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The BPCC Communication and Performing Arts Division and the Cavalier Players announce the cast for the upcoming children’s show Goldilocks and the Three Heberts, directed by Ray Scott Crawford. Show dates are at 7 p.m. today and April 28 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Monday and April 29 and 30 in the BPCC Performing Arts Theatre (Building C), 6220 East Texas St. in Bossier City.

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Walk-A-Mile event set

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Nick Lawton breaks through the finish line during last year’s Walk-A-Mile event. This year the event will begin Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday with registration beginning at 9:15 a.m. and the walk starting at 10:15 a.m. The fee is $20 and it comes with a T-shirt and lunch.

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Russian National Ballet comes to Tech

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Coming to Louisiana Tech University, the ballet that has been credited with inspiring young dancers from around the world with their technique, grace and all-around enchantment: the Russian National Ballet. On Wednesday the Russian National Ballet will be dancing their way to give what is sure to be a breathtaking performance. Louisiana Tech Concert Association is honored to be hosting the Russian National Ballet for the second time in Howard Auditorium, this time they will be performing the famous and timeless story of Cinderella.

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Tennis Techsters bounced from C-USA tourney

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DENTON, Texas — Just like last year in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament, the Louisiana Tech women’s tennis team found themselves down 2-0 in the match against Charlotte.
Despite reeling off three straight singles wins, the Lady Techsters were not able to complete the comeback again as they fell 4-3 to the 49ers on Thursday morning at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
Tech (12-13) ended up dropping the doubles point to go down early, resulting in a need for four singles victories.
However, the six singles matches split giving the edge to Charlotte (11-9).

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Cougars reach Div. IV quarterfinals

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Terral blasts pair of two run homers to spark Cedar Creek’s 15-0 win
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Ole Miss signee Mary Terral provided the power and the pitching Thursday night as Cedar Creek reached the Division IV softball quarterfinals with a 15-0 over Ascension Catholic in four innings at Cougar Field.
The third-seeded Cougars started slow, going three and out in the bottom of the first before plating one run in the second for an early lead.
It was in the third inning that Cedar Creek broke things open as Mary Terral’s two-run homer put the Cougars up 3-0.

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