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April 28th, 2015

Vinyard part of storied Flying Tigers

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With family history dating back further than the Revolutionary War, Jay Vinyard continued his family’s tradition when he signed up for World War II.
“I signed up at 18, during my first semester of college,” Vinyard said.
The Pine Bluff, Arkansas, native was attending school at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Vinyard said he remembers sitting in his room reading the newspaper on the afternoon of Dec. 7, 1941, when neighbors from across the hall came rushing in to say the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor.

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Pet of the week

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This is Hannah. She is a boxer mix and up-to-date on shots. She loves people and is great on a leash. Hannah wants a furever family. Come see her today at 4 Paws Rescue, located at 290 Rodeo Road in Ruston. Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday and Monday by appointment. They are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Lions Club sponsors golf tourney

The 2015 Ruston Lions Club Golf Tournament will be held on May 4 at Squire Creek Country Club.
The tournament will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start with check-in at the course by 7:15 a.m. Lunch, door prize drawings, and the awards ceremony will follow the tournament.
The golf tournament is an annual event and offers an opportunity for some great fun and fellowship. However, it has a more serious purpose and that is to raise the funds necessary to underwrite the causes supported by local Lions.

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Tech’s Wade meet MVP

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Sprinter takes top honors at Northwestern St. event
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Buoyed by a trio of wins in the 100m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay, Louisiana Tech senior Victoria Wade was named the Outstanding Female Performer of the Meet from the Leon Johnson Invitational.
The announcement came from Northwestern State University officials Monday afternoon.
Wade claimed three wins in all three races she competed in as Louisiana Tech participated in the Leon Johnson Invitational in Natchitoches.

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Bearcats to begin play in Class 5A playoffs

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The Ruston High School Bearcats begin play in the 2015 Class 5A playoffs at 5 p.m. today as they travel to New Orleans to play Jesuit at John Ryan Stadium. Ruston is seeded 25th in the tourney while Jesuit is seeded eighth. The winner of that game will take on the winner of today’s game pitting ninth-seeded West Monroe and 24th-seeded Chalmette in a three-game series to be played on Friday and Saturday. Parings for the Class C – Class 3A baseball pairings are expected to be released today.

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Tech golfers seventh heading into final round

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TEXARKANA, Ark. — Rain, strong winds, a hole-in-one (albeit by an opposing golfer) and a tree blown down in the middle of the fairway 40 yards behind him. Victor Lange saw just about everything en route to a 1-over-par second round at the Conference USA Championship Monday at the Texarkana Country Club in Texarkana, Arkansas.
Lange enters the final round of play at 1-over-par (72-73=145), jumping up nine spots to a tie for ninth place with five other golfers. He is only six strokes back of the leader and four back of the top five individuals.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host Lumberjacks

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After wrapping up one of the longest weeks on the road this season, Louisiana Tech is set to return home for eight of its last 11 games, beginning with a midweek game against Stephen F. Austin at 6 p.m. today in the start of a four-game home stand at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Tonight’s home game against the Lumberjacks marks Tech’s Two for Tuesday deal where all fans in attendance can take advantage of $2 tickets, $2 hot dogs and $2 drinks.

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Techsters to face SFA

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Bianca Duran and the Louisiana Tech softball team will try to join the 30-win club when they host their final home game of the year against Stephen F. Austin at 6 p.m. today.

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4-H makes memories for children

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When looking back at the history of the LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Development Program, you find a rich tradition that has made a positive impact on a massive number of people on so many levels and I am one of those people. Today, as the Lincoln Parish 4-H agent, I am able to witness how 4-H continues to make a positive impact on so many students every day, and I focus my attention towards the future of 4-H and the youth that it serves.

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Legend to visit Lincoln Parish

Lincoln Parish will become a “Field of Dreams” on May 8 as Major League Baseball legend Hank Aaron will be presented with an honorary Doctorate of Business degree from Grambling State University during GSU’s spring commencement exercises.
The graduation ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center on the GSU campus.

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