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August 15th, 2015

RHS football tickets remain on sale

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Ruston High School 2015 season football tickets are on at the RHS main office.
Sale hours are from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The cost per packet is $50, which includes the home jamboree game against West Ouachita.
Ruston’s regular season home game slate includes East Feliciana (Sept. 11), Airline (Sept. 18), Jonesboro-Hodge (Sept. 25), West Monroe (Oct. 9), Pineville (Oct. 16) and Natchitoches Central (Nov. 6).
For more information, call Virginia Rainwater at 255-0807.

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Bearcat Madness photo gallery

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Top left photo: Ruston High School football supporter Lisa McMurray and two-year-old Tyson Talbert checked out treats for sale during Saturday’s Bearcat Madness event held at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium. McMurray’s son Donterrion McMurray is a sophomore receiver for the Bearcats.
Top right photo: The RHS Marching Band is pictured entering the stadium during Saturday’s Bearcat Madness event held at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Bottom left photo: The RHS varsity cheerleaders performed during Saturday’s Bearcat Madness event held at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.

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Millsaps: The ‘First Family’ of hoops

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There’s little debate needed to name the first family of football.
Hands down, it’s the Mannings: father Archie and sons Peyton and Eli
And for basketball?
Well, a strong vote could be filed for a family whose last name also begins with an “M”: the Millsaps.
Brothers Paul, Abraham, Elijah and John are all playing basketball at the professional level and at assorted locations.
While young, they can be termed as “lifers” in a sport that they love and have done quite well at since their pre-high school days.

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Sensory overload in the country

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Up here in north Louisiana, we have an institution called Tech. It’s pronounced “TECK.” Add one letter and your nostrils quiver to the aroma of gumbo and crawfish etouffee. That little letter “E” on the end changes the pronunciation from TECK to TESH. In addition, the letter transports you from the pine hills of northern Louisiana to south Louisiana swamplands where the people are friendly and sport a dialect deliciously different from the drawl of pine hill folks.

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Duck call makers delight in Dubach meeting

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DUBACH — The call of the wild sounded in Dubach Saturday as the Louisiana Callmakers and Collectors Association met at the Scott Hamilton Warehouse.
Around 100 hundred enthusiasts attended the event, which featured 100 percent handcrafted hunting calls.
Brendon Hood of Dubach won a duck call during an event raffle.
“It’s been a great day,” said Tommy Whittington, an LCAA officer. “We had about 10 different callmakers selling their calls, including one from Oklahoma. The others were from Louisiana.

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All Lives Matter Extravaganza a hit

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About 300 people of all ages and races danced, ate, laughed and played games together at the Ruston Civic Center on Friday night during the All Lives Matter Extravaganza.
The event, a first for Ruston, was the brainchild of city resident Antarian Griffin, and was aimed at fostering race relations as well as forming positive relationships with law enforcement agencies.
“I’m just overwhelmed,” Griffin said as he watched the buzz of activity around him. “This vision was for me to bring as many people together as we can and have a great time. I thank God for it.”

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2016 Ruston city budget to be presented Monday

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The Walker administration’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 will see its first official action by city aldermen on Monday.
Acting in their role as the city’s personnel-finance committee, aldermen will discuss the $57 million spending plan during a specially called meeting set for 5:35 p.m. Monday in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the second floor of City Hall.

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Car crash claims Tech’s Riché

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Louisiana Tech student-athlete Noah Riché, a javelin thrower on the track and field team, passed away Friday afternoon.
Riché, 22, was about to enter his fifth year at Louisiana Tech. He was involved in an automobile accident heading towards Ruston from Mt. Ida, Arkansas where he was working at Camp Ozark, a Christian children’s camp. He was on his way to Ruston to depart for a mission trip to El Salvador.

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Car crash claims Tech’s Riché

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Louisiana Tech student-athlete Noah Riché, a javelin thrower on the track and field team, passed away Friday afternoon.
Riché, 22, was about to enter his fifth year at Louisiana Tech. He was involved in an automobile accident heading towards Ruston from Mt. Ida, Arkansas where he was working at Camp Ozark, a Christian children’s camp. He was on his way to Ruston to depart for a mission trip to El Salvador.

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Ruston High projects focus on security work, baseball field

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Construction projects including security work and extra curricular activity additions are currently being added to Ruston High School.
Lincoln Parish Schools Transportation Coordinator James Payton said Ruston High will add new security gates.
“We are adding three new security gates with electronic thumb scanners — which staff will already have recorded prints,” he said. “They will be located at the back of the school, near the school library and at the entrance of the gym on the east side.”
Payton said the gates are electronically controlled.

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