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April 28th, 2016

FYZICAL Therapy and Balance welcomes new spokesperson

Olivia Newton-John has recently joined FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers as their spokesperson.
Newton-John has a long standing interest in better health through prevention which makes her a perfect fit for FYZICAL.
She said is excited to share the message that Americans can enjoy optimal health, wellness and lifelong vitality even as they grow older.
“FYZICAL is an innovative group of physical therapists who are bringing prevention and holistic care to people across the United States,” said Newton-John.

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Bulldogs primed for NFL draft

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Louisiana Tech football fans are looking forward to one of their most exciting NFL drafts ever this weekend as the event kicks off tonight with first-round selections.
Tech defensive tackle Vernon Butler is one of 25 players who are in Chicago to attend tonight’s first round festivities.

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Tech takes C-USA golf title

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TEXARKANA, Ark. — Louisiana Tech senior Ben Robinson had been leaving his putts short on the greens all throughout Wednesday’s championship final match. At least, he did until it absolutely mattered. Robinson sank a 15-foot putt for the title to win his match and secure the 2016 Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship for the Bulldogs with a 3-2 upset over 38th-ranked Alabama-Birmingham.

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Lady Techsters’ Stoehr adds to staff

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Husband Scott Stoehr to hold title of Co-Head Coach
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Newly-named Louisiana Tech head coach Brooke Stoehr has added two pieces to her coaching puzzle — husband Scott and former Northwestern State assistant coach Lindsey Hicks to the staff.
Brooke Stoehr was introduced as the seventh head coach in Lady Techster basketball history during a press conference in which the 35-year-old mother of two and Tech alum confidently stated that she has “a great responsibility to uphold this tradition and get this program where it needs to be.”

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Diamond ’Dogs sweep series over No. 14 ULL

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LAFAYETTE — Louisiana Tech plated four runs in the seventh to break up a tied ball game while Adam Derouen and the rest of the Bulldog pitchers held 14th-ranked UL-Lafayette to four hits to lead the Bulldogs to a 6-3 victory over the Ragin’ Cajuns Wednesday night at Tigue Moore Field in Lafayette.

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April 27th

Gary Ross

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Memorial services celebrating the life of Gary Bryan Ross will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston with Dr. Bruce Willson officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00-2:00 PM under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Ruston.

Gary, an oil compressor technician, was born on August 22, 1948 and passed away on March 31, 2016. He was a past member of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joan and Joe Bryan Ross of Ruston and one sister, Laura Ross Faulkner.

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Rose Gough

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Funeral services for Rose Brister Gough, 86, of Shreveport, formerly of Ruston, LA will be held at 10 AM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston’s Chapel. Rev. Andy Johnson will officiate. Interment will be at Pythian Cemetery in Bunkie, LA.

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Marna Irby

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Marna Marguerite Newman Irby, 95, passed on to be with The Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Prattville, Alabama after a lengthy battle following a stroke late last year. She was in the home of her granddaughter, Marnie Norris, who had cared for her in her last days, and she died with family members by her side.

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Ruston man faces porn charge

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A Ruston man was charged in the distribution of pornography involving juveniles after law enforcement agencies located him through his IP address.

According to the arrest affidavit, Adam Reading Catlin, 34, of 215 E. Texas Ave., was arrested at his residence by investigators with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was then booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on one count of distribution of pornography involving juveniles. His bond has not been set.

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Parish receives flood money

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Lincoln Parish has been added to the federal disaster declaration for Louisiana that allows entities to recoup money for repairs to roads, bridges and other infrastructure damaged by the early March floods.

The presidential action was taken April 21.

Estimates compiled by local officials show Lincoln Parish incurred between $8 million and $10 million in storm damage.

Most of that was to roads, bridges, water and sewer systems and other public facilities.

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