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May 1st, 2015

Cedar Creek opens playoffs with win

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The defending Class 1A state champion Cedar Creek High School Cougars dominated with a 15-0, five-inning ending home victory Thursday against Logansport High School.
The fourth-seeded Cougars brought in three runs in the first inning that Creek head coach Ben Haddox said was important to getting a victory Thursday.
“It’s playoff time,” he said. “It’s important that we not only start strong in the opening game, but also in the first few innings of each game. I think our boys did a great job opening up.”
And that is exactly what they did.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host UTSA

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Louisiana Tech is looking to build off back-to-back wins and its recent success at home when the Bulldogs host UTSA in a three-game league series this weekend beginning at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
The series continues at 3 p.m. Saturday before Tech and UTSA will wrap up the weekend with a 1 p.m. first pitch Sunday in Ruston.
The Bulldogs (21-21, 5-15 Conference USA) comes into the weekend still in search of its first C-USA series victory of the season.

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Lincoln Parish is an arts community

Lincoln Parish is a community of the arts.
Next week, Louisiana Tech University is hosting its Bachelor of Fine Arts studio exhibit with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on May 5 at the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center. The exhibit will run through May 15.
Also, from 6-9 p.m. on May 7, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council will host the Downtown Spring Art Crawl. Nine galleries and art businesses will be participating. The Downtown Ruston Spring Art Crawl will feature music, design, fine art, food and drinks.

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Library has much to offer

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The Lincoln Parish Library is something to behold.
In my 27 years, I have lived in several different cities and visited several different libraries across the country, and by far the Lincoln Parish Library is the best library I have ever had the pleasure of visiting.
Of course my love for literature makes the library a place of solace simply for their diverse collection of books — fiction, nonfiction, biographies, and oh, the poetry. Yet, the Lincoln Parish Library has so much more to offer the community.

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April 30th

Americans trapped in Nepal are safe

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The group of 15 North American tourists, including one Ruston man, who were trapped in Nepal after Saturday’s earthquake, are safe.
Artist Doug Walton, of Ruston, and the rest of a tour group he was leading have been moved from a makeshift camp and are at a hotel, Walton’s assistant, Marlen Waters said via text message this morning.
Details of how the group was rescued and their pending travel plans were sketchy early today. At the time, Waters said she had not yet talked with Walton.

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Bike Through Piney Hills

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The fifth edition of a great cycling event, right here in beautiful Piney Hills Country, will take place on Saturday.
The event will start and finish at Ruston Junior High School and be followed by a luncheon for all participants, is managed, promoted and for the benefit of two organizations — MedCamps of Louisiana and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of North-Central Louisiana.
Both work with children and young people from the community, preparing them for the challenges and rigors they face as they grow up, through school and college and enter adult and professional life.

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Peach Fest announced

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Louisiana Peach Festival presented by Squire Creek Country Club has been set for June 26-27.
This year’s theme is “American Peach.”
Beginning on June 22, the festivities will start with a new game titled Peach Stops.
Players will have a week to visit each “stop” to have their “passport” validated with a stamp or sticker.
Those players completing the entire passport as instructed will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize valued at $1,000.
Partially completed passports may be eligible for other prizes. Details will be included on the passport.

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Cocaine Suppliers Apprehended

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Third Judicial District Attorney John Belton echoed the message of Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers and Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone during a press conference Wednesday regarding Operation Pit Stop.
“We have one of the safest communities in Louisiana and it will continue to stay that way,” Belton said.
The press conference came after several arrests were made as part of the second phase of Operation Pit Stop.

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Walker purchases sponsorship

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Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker is shown purchasing his sponsorship for the Ruston Lions Club annual Golf Tournament held at Squire Creek Country Club. This is the Lions Club is only fundraiser from which the Lions support various projects throughout the year.

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Adopt-A-School boosts region

Five schools and four businesses took home accolades recently at the seventh annual Adopt-A-School luncheon.
The luncheon is held to honor schools and local businesses for their contributions to the Lincoln Parish education system, school projects and protecting the environment.

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