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March 29th

Hedges’ hit leads Tech past G-Men

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Second baseman Austin Hedges followed a 3-for-4 performance by hitting the game winning home run for Louisiana Tech as the Bulldogs overcame a four-run deficit and defeated Grambling State (13-9), 10-9, at Wilbert Ellis Park on Wednesday night.
Hedges led off the ninth inning with his second home run of the season to give the Bulldogs a 10-9 lead going into the final frame. The redshirt junior was 2-for-5 at the dish with two RBI as the Bulldogs moved to 13-12 on the season.

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Soileau gets win

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Garrett Soileau was the pitcher of record for Ruston High in an 18-3 victory over Minden High earlier this week. Soileau raised his record to 3-0 and the Bearcats improved to 14-5 entering today’s 6 p.m. home game against Bastrop High.

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Turner keys Simsboro victory

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SIMSBORO — An outstanding effort by Skyler Turner hoisted the Simsboro Tigers to a 5-0 win in seven innings over Dubach earlier this week at the Hornets’ diamond.
Turner held the Dubach offense in check and struck out 11 batters.
The Tigers’ pitcher tossed seven innings of shutout ball and allowed only one hit.

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RHS hosts ‘Hoss’ Garrett Relays Friday

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Seven different schools in North Louisiana will gather at James Stadium on the campus of Ruston High School Friday to participate in the annual L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Relays.
Joining the host Lady Bearcats and Bearcats will be Simsboro, Choudrant, Bastrop High, Shreveport Captain Shreve, Monroe Wossman and Cedar Creek High.
Action begins with field events at 3 p.m. and following by the running events at 5 p.m.

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Have a green Easter celebration

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Easter calls to mind colored eggs and baskets full of candy and toys. Many of the things used for Easter celebrations are not necessarily eco-friendly. But there are ways to embrace greener options to ensure Easter is a happy time for celebrants and the environment. Here's how to get started.
Easter Baskets
Easter baskets overflowing with fake grass and plenty of treats are an eagerly anticipated component of Easter celebrations. However, many of the items found in a typical Easter basket — or even the basket itself — may be made of items that are damaging to the environment.

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Setting up a backyard play set

Outdoor play is a highlight of childhood. Being able to run, jump and swing outside is an excellent form of exercise and a way for kids to interact with their friends.
One staple of youthful play is spending time on a play set in the backyard. Parents without a play set in the backyard need only look into a neighboring yard with a play set to witness these prime congregation spots for the neighborhood children. And play sets don't just benefit kids.
Parents who want to keep tabs on their children can do so much more easily with a backyard play set, and knowing they are having fun close by alleviates worries.

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March 28th

Edmiston to serve in state tourism

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Dardenne appoints Ruston-native as assistant secretary
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Kyle Edmiston, president and CEO of the Ruston-Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be moving up to work on the state level effective May 1.
On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne appointed Edmiston to the position of assistant secretary of the state Office of Tourism.
Edmiston has served the Ruston-Lincoln CVB for six years.

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Ruston in good financial shape

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Dozens gathered at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant Tuesday afternoon, and it was for more than just a hot meal and chance at chatting with those in attendance.
While the crowd ate, they also were informed on the economy by Richard W. Fisher, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve in Dallas. Fisher said the Dallas branch handled the 2008 economic crisis the best, and that the Ruston community was also one of the most well managed areas in the nation.

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Residents help clean up Ruston

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On March 17, Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful held an event as part of the nationwide movement, the Great American Cleanup.
The Great American Cleanup is lead by Keep American Beautiful. According to their website, “Keep America Beautiful follows a practical approach that unites citizens, businesses and government to find solutions that advance our core issues of preventing litter, reducing waste and beautifying communities.”

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Furry Fun Walk a barking success

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It may be March, but it felt like the Dog Days of Summer last Saturday as more than 300 local canines and their owners swarmed Cook Park to participate in the Fifth Annual Furry Fun Walk, sponsored by Ruston Parks and Recreation.
It was a barking success.
The annual event was the largest in the six-year history, which includes a walk along the trail in the park, gifts, playtime for the animals, giveaways for the animals and their owners and plenty of socializing. The event has been popular in the past, moving from the park offices to Cook Park two years ago to create a better environment for the dogs. The open area of the park allows for more playing and socializing for the pets.

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