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June 16th, 2018

Shreveport’s Flynn soars to win

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Five final-round birdies spark Southern Jr. Golf title
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CHOUDRANT — Shreveport’s Charlie Flynn was flying high Friday afternoon thanks to some help from a handful of birdies.
After shooting even par on the front half, Flynn fired in four birdies on Squire Creek Country Club’s back nine to capture the Southern Golf Association’s 46th Southern Junior Championship.
“It was fun,” Flynn said about the tournament’s final day. “I stayed steady. I made a bogey (Hole 7) on the front nine but also made a birdie (Hole 2) to go even on the front half. I knew I needed some birdies on the back half and was fortunate to make that happen.”

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Parish to get 3 inducted to Ark-La-Tex HOF

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There will be plenty of Lincoln Parish flavor in the Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions 2018 induction class.
Former Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech standout George Stone, who pitched for the New York Mets in the 1973 Worrld Series, will be joined by Grambling basketball Kodak All-American Kenny Simpson and another RHS graduate, the late Don Shows, as three of this year’s inductees.
Former Tech athletics director and ex-LSU head football coach Jerry Stovall and Haynesville star and 10-year NFL veteran Demetric Evans, will be the other two inductees.

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Jury still out on late turkey-season opening

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I ran into a friend at the post office one recent morning and he asked me how my turkey season had gone. “I figure not so well since you haven’t written anything about how you did,” he said.
He’s right; I hunted on my Jackson Parish club and never heard a gobble so I figured it best to do like my mama always taught me … “If you can’t say something good, don’t say anything.”
Although my season was a bust, I heard from lots of other hunters who heard gobbling and limited out. Maybe the problem is me and my lack of expertise in making turkeys talk.

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Women perfect fishing skills at workshops

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During the first weekend of June, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hosted a Women’s Fishing Workshop at the Grand Isle Fisheries Research Lab where 15 women perfected their angling skills under the supervision and assistance of LDWF staff and Aquatic Volunteer Instructors.

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June 15th

Southern Jr. Golf Championship heads to final round

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Jack Gnam of Ridgeland, Mississippi, held a two-stroke lead at the Southern Junior Golf Championships as the Ruston Daily Leader went to press this morning.
Gnam was at 7-under par through three holes through today’s final round this morning as this story was written.
Nicholas Arcement of Thibodaux was in second place at 5-under while Shreveport’s Charlie Flynn was at 4-under.
Three other golfers stood at 3-under par while four were at 2-under.

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Four Bearcats nab all-state accolades

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Willis a first-team selection; Furr, Pullen, Robinson earn honorable mention
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Ruston High School had three players chosen as Class 5A first-team All-State selections as announced this morning by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Bearcats senior baseball player CJ Willis was Ruston’s lone first-team All-State selection while junior shortstop Kasten Furr and RHS softball’s senior infielder Addie Pullen and junior pitcher Harlie Robinson earned All-State honorable mention.

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NLMC CEO speaks with club

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Northern Louisiana Medical Center CEO Keith Nugent was a recent speaker at the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Nugent, who comes to NLMC from a hospital in Foley, Alabama, briefed the group on some of the challenges faced in health care today.

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RCT gears up for ‘Little Mermaid Jr.’

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Ruston Community Theatre will present its third junior musical next week, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” sponsored by Dianne Douglas and Saul Zalesch, along with costume sponsor Jonesboro State Bank.
The cast, comprised of youth between the ages of 8 and 18 will journey “under the sea” Tuesday through Thursday.
Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the major motion picture, Ariel and her aquatic friends come to life featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater.

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George Cannon’s legacy is building partnerships

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If this happened 30 years ago, there would be a mound of crumpled paper surrounding a trashcan that had long overflowed.
Time and again efforts to find a witty way to say something have failed.
As is often the case, anytime your author tries to be witty falls far short of the mark.
So here goes.
I’m going to miss George Cannon.
He officially will end his work as superintendent of Union Parish Schools at the end of June, but with accrued vacation time, he’ll be effectively out of the picture next week.

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Going outside and getting fit for summer

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When one of my best friends — who lives in California — decided to upgrade her Fitbit, she sent me her old one.
I was a little skeptical about the device at first, but after a day of continuous wear and all the little reminders to get up and move, I found I really enjoy it.
I’ve never been one for exercise. That’s just not a part of who I am, but with this little wristwatch, I’m slowly becoming someone who enjoys taking a longer walk or using the exercise disc with the Wii.

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