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July 13th, 2018

Mayfield seeks re-election

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Ruston Alderwoman Angela Mayfield today announced her re-election bid for the District 2 seat.
Qualifying for the Nov. 6 primary begins Wednesday.
Mayfield released the following statement to her constituents:
“Thank you for the honor, opportunity and privilege of representing you these pas four years. You will never know the depth of my gratitude.

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RCT excited about opening ‘Hello, Dolly!’

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Prepare yourself, Ruston: “Dolly” is coming to town.
Ruston Community Theatre is proud to present none other than that staple of musical theatre, “Hello, Dolly!” directed by Dee Alexander.
This is the eighth annual musical in the Gale and Lucy Chumley Musical series.
With music by composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, audience members will surely leave the theatre humming the memorable tunes.

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Stay cool, safe as heat ramps up

Lincoln Parish has been fortunate in recent days with cooling showers popping up and pinballing around the area, making things a little more bearable than we’re used to this time of summer.
But alas, all good things must come to end, as we’re predicted to find out in upcoming days.
Lincoln Parish is under a heat advisory today from noon to 7 p.m. The National Weather Service advisory warns that “hot afternoon temperatures in the lower to middle 90s will combine with the humidity to produce heat index readings from 104-109 degrees from this afternoon through early evening.”

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Be prepared: Prevent sunburn this summer

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My family was one for long vacations — usually two weeks somewhere sunny, warm and full of activities.
Some of my most vivid vacation memories revolve around the water. Both of my parents are scuba divers, and when my brother and I were old enough, we too, became divers. The world under the water is a beautiful and mysterious one that never failed to enchant me.
So, it was natural that most of our summers were spent — at least some of the time — in the water.

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When a bad movie brings you a Biblical lesson

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“Road House,” starring Patrick Swayze and Sam Elliott, may be one of the worst movies ever made.
That said: If it’s on, I’m gonna watch it. Wish I understood why. There’s a scene where Swayze’s character, Dalton, is teaching employees how to deal with unruly customers (In a bar? Surely you jest.), using the mantra “Be nice.”
If someone calls you a name, be nice. Show him to the door, but be nice. If he won’t walk, two of you walk him to the door, but be nice.
It’s easy to love those who love us in return. In Matthew 5, Jesus said tax collectors and pagans can handle that.

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First Responders play softball game

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First Responders from Lincoln Parish held their inaugural “First Responder Fellowship Softball Game” last weekend. Employees from Ruston Police, Ruston Fire, Lincoln Parish Fire and Pafford EMS were in attendance, as well as a host of family and friends who were there to cheer them on. Pictured above is Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone picking up a hit in the softball game. Pictured below are members of RPD, RFD, LPSO, LPFD and Pafford EMS wod participated in the event.

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GSU hires new softball head coach

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Grambling State’s softball team has added a proven Southwestern Athletic Conference power with the hiring of SWAC Coach of the Year Nakeya Hall.
Hall is the 2018 SWAC Coach of the Year after leading Alabama A&M to its first 20-win season in 10 years in 2017 at 21-18 (11-7 in conference play) and a share of the East Division title.
She replaces former GSU head coach Wilbert Early, who was fired in May after 12 seasons as Grambling’s softball coach.
Under Early the Lady Tigers went 118-319 and 37-100 in SWAC games. GSU finished 11-29 overall and 1-17 in SWAC play in 2018.

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Tech Athletics Communications earns awards

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Members of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Communications Department garnered seven awards in the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association sports information contest, the most by any school in the state for the fifth consecutive year.
Malcolm Butler, Kane McGuire, Anna Claire Thomas and Dave Nitz combined to claim two first-, three second- and two third-place awards. Since 2002, Louisiana Tech Athletic Communications has won 85 awards in the contest, the second most in the state behind LSU.
Tech placed in all six of the categories of the competition.

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Fobbs set for SWAC Media Day

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Grambling State head football coach Broderick Fobbs (above) is in Birmingham, Alabama, today to meet the press as the Southwestern Athletic Conference holds its annual Media Day.

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Grambling bowling duo honored

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Grambling State University sophomore Danna Galeano and junior Ariel Henderson were selected to the National Tenpin Coaches Association All-Academic Team.
Galeano and Henderson, who are both kinesiology majors, were among a record 268 honorees, representing NCAA bowling programs at 55 institutions.
Each season, the NTCA recognizes student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom. To be recognized, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher for the academic year.

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