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April 24th, 2017

Having breakfast with the Angels

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Did you ever see the scene from the movie “The Sixth Sense” when little Haley Joel Osment tells Bruce Willis, “I see dead people?” That film represented the freaky notion that the young boy could see and talk to those who have passed on. As farfetched as that idea is; I think it might be interesting, fun even, to have a paranormal parlay with some of my fondest dearly departed. Unless they make house calls, my conversation would have to take place at the Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach where most of my immediate family is interred.

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RHS Eco Car races to national competition

It is time for Lincoln Parish to begin cheering on its award-winning, nationally recognized Ruston High School Motorsports Team Eco Cars at the 2017 Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition.
The team will compete in two different categories: the urban concept, in which it placed second last year, and prototype category.
The team revamped their 2016 award-winning urban concept car to reenter it for this year’s competition and has been hard at work creating a new vehicle for this year’s prototype category.

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It’s great to ‘root, root’ for the Chicago Cubs

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In case you missed it, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016.
A slight joke there, just to see if you’re paying attention
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And if you are, you will also take note that the joy of being the best baseball team on the planet is still alive with the enthusiasm that blanketed the friendly confines of Wrigley Field last year.
Hey, when you’ve waited 108 years, you are entitled to strain those vocal chords to the max.

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Prep baseball brackets set

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Ruston High School, Cedar Creek School and Choudrant High School will open the high school baseball playoffs at home while Lincoln Prepatory School and Simsboro High School will both start their postseason play on the road.
Ruston is the No. 14 seed in Class 5A and will play host to No. 19 St. Amant at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Cedar Creek is the No. 2 seed in Division IV and will play host to No. 15 St. Martin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Diamond ’Dogs rally past UAB

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Louisiana Tech scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth, sparked by a three-run home run from Jordan Washam in a 7-4 victory over Alabama-Birmingham that clinched the weekend series.
Jordan Washam and Marshall Boggs both picked up three hits in the win, while Jordan picked up three RBI on one swing of the bat. Boggs’ lone RBI gave LA Tech its first lead of the game.
Raphael Gladu scored two runs and also picked up multiple hits for the second consecutive day.

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April 22nd

Birdwatching, Thus Sayeth the Lord

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There was a movie that came out in 1998 called “The Truman Show,” which featured Jim Carrey portraying Truman, the star of a television show about his own life. It was a 24-hour broadcast, featuring live video that was captured from cameras in his home, job — anywhere, in fact, that Mr. Truman ventured.
The catch was, he didn’t know that he was the center of a mock universe.
The entire town was in on it; all of his friends, neighbors and even his wife were actors playing roles within Truman’s life.

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Tech music department selects Alumnus of the Year

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Louisiana Tech University’s department of music has announced its Alumnus of the Year and Honors Recital soloists, and will feature the honorees at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Howard Auditorium.
Tony Boutté was selected as the 2017 Alumnus of the Year. Boutté earned a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance in 1982 and went on to complete graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland for his doctorate.
He has established himself as a first-rate tenor singer of many styles, including opera, art song, oratorio and chamber music from the Baroque period to today.

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Join springtime blitz for RHS football tickets

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Ruston High School football season tickets will go on sale for a special price during this two week presale period running from May 1 through May 12.
The cost of a packet of tickets during this time is $40 per packet now.
They will cost $45 when the sales resume in August.
Go to the Ruston High School office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 1-12 to reclaim season tickets or to purchase new ones.
Ticket packets include the jamboree at The Bayou Jamb and 5 home games.
For more information call Virginia Rainwater at 255-0807.

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Strikers take RPAR 12U title

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The Strikers defeated Barcelona FC 3-1 recently to claim the top spot in the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s 12U soccer league. Pictured for the Strikers on the front row (left to right) are Coach Raymanero Owens Jr., Evan Carroll, Courtney Wilson, Lewis Moore. Pictured on the back row are Zachary McMillan, Brennan Youngblood, and Mia Tapia. Not pictured are Marley Doyle, Cayden Barfield and Olivia Smith.

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Ruston High has nine qualify for state tennis tournament

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The Ruston High tennis team had nine players qualify for state after a strong showing in regional play last week.
Ruston’s boys doubles team of Daniel Drewett and John Curry took a regional championship while the RHS girls doubles team of Sophie Olsen and Kirby Hennigan reached the semifinals and also qualified for the upcoming state championship tournament in Monroe.
Other Bearcat tennis players qualifying for the state tourney were the boys doubles team of Davis Glen Ellis and Kyler Pesnell, boys single player Noah Borden and girls singles players Connor Nolan and Sydney Brown.

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