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May 25th, 2018

The water we drink

The Water We Drink
GREATER WARD 1 WATERWORKS DISTRICT
Public Water Supply ID: LA1061007

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Like father, like son

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Following in the footsteps of several generations of young Lincoln Parish athletes, Davis DeMoss, pitched his last game on the “old” Ruston Dixie Baseball field earlier this week — the same field his father Todd DeMoss pitched on 30 years ago when he was 10 years old. Pictured above is Davis DeMoss on the mound and pictured below is Davis and Todd DeMoss after the game ended.

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G-Women add two basketball signees

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University head women’s basketball coach Freddie Murray has announced the last additions to the upcoming class with Markisha Body and Kendriana Washington.
Body, who is a 5-foot-11 guard/forward from powerhouse Wenonah High School in Birmingham, Alabama, averaged 15.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals per contest last season. Also, she shot 35.0 percent from behind the 3-point line and finished with 205 total rebounds.

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Staying alive: Tech wins elimination game

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BILOXI, Miss. — The Louisiana Tech baseball team took a 7-5 triumph over the Florida International University Panthers on Thursday evening from MGM Park in an elimination game in the Conference USA Baseball Tournament.
The Bulldogs (39-19) saw a 4-for-5 effort at the plate from Hunter Wells, and a solid relief outing from Kent Hasler, keeping the team alive in the C-USA Tournament. Tech will advance to play the loser of this morning’s game between No. 3 seed Florida Atlantic and No. 7 seed Rice at 4 p.m. today.

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RCT names ‘The Little Mermaid, Junior’ cast

Ruston Community Theatre is preparing to make a splash this Summer with its third annual junior musical “Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Junior” directed by Steele Moegle and sponsored by Saul Zalesch and Diane Douglas, with a costume sponsorship from Jonesboro State Bank.
“Auditions were held in April and we had a record-breaking turn out,” said Jonathan Baines, of Ruston Community Theatre. “The number of kids and amount of talent made casting choices very difficult. To accommodate more children, ensemble roles will be split between the five performance times.”
Here is the cast:

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NCLAC announces ‘New Music on the Bayou’

New Music on the Bayou is returning for its third annual summer festival.
The festival will present contemporary-classical music across Northeast Louisiana from Thursdsay to June 2.
Five concerts will be free and open to the public, and tickets to the finale on June 2 are on sale now at newmusiconthebayou.com.
New Music on the Bayou celebrates the possibilities of modern music by including many different voices and venues.
More than 40 composers from around the world will be in Northeast Louisiana to work with local professional musicians.

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Because we won’t pay them, tell a teacher ‘thanks’

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They figured since I was a reporter that would be my dream job.
“If you could have any job you wanted, what would it be?” they asked. “The New York Times? The Washington Post?”
My reply hung them up. We’re talking full-blown calf-looking-at-a-new-gate expression after I answered.
“I’d teach first grade.”

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Planting flags: Remember the fallen on Memorial Day

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When I was little, I can remember planting American flags in front of the gravestones of those who died serving our country.
At the time, I didn’t really understand what we were doing, or why we were doing it, but I knew it was important to remember the names written across the crumbling stones.
“These men and women were brave,” my dad told me. “They died so you could have freedom.”
I was maybe 5 years old, so I didn’t really grasp everything he was implying, but I do now.

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Take advantage of tax break

Storm season arrived today, albeit officially a week early.
Shortly after 9 o’clock this morning, the National Hurricane Center announced the formation that had been called Invest 90L is now Subtropical Storm Alberto
Alberto became the first tropical or subtropical depression of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season when it enters the Gulf of Mexico.
Current forecasts predict the storm will move inland somewhere between southeast Louisiana and the Florida pensula.

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‘Music for Memory’ concert set

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At 6 p.m. Tuesday, three local women will host the second annual “Music for Memory” benefit concert in the Burkhalter Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 1000 Woodward Ave. in Ruston.
“Last year, we raised over $2,000, all of which was donated to the Alzheimer’s Association,” Carlie Toliver, of Ruston, said.
The reason behind the concert hits close to home for Toliver, she said.

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