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May 27th, 2016

Bulldogs batter Charlotte, 13-3

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Facing elimination in the 2016 Conference USA Championship, Louisiana Tech quickly put an end to any doubts when the Bulldogs put up double-digit numbers for the second day in a row thanks to a season-high 18 hits to run-rule Charlotte, 13-3, in a shortened eight-inning contest Thursday morning at Pete Taylor Park.
The Bulldogs avoided elimination with the win and will advance to face Florida Atlantic, which fell to Rice Thursday night, at 3 p.m. today at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg.
Charlotte became the first team eliminated from this year’s tournament.

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Tech’s Adams advances to NCAA Championships

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Louisiana Tech senior Mia Adams punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in the long jump as action began Thursday at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville.
Adams top mark was set on her second of three attempts but her advancing spot was far from secure at that point.

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Garr to be keynote speaker at GSU Gala

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Former Grambling State University baseball standout Ralph Garr, who went on to win a National League batting championship, will be the keynote speaker as the Ruston chapter of the Grambling University National Alumni Association holds its fifth annual Scholarship Gala.
The gala, themed “Sowing Seeds for Scholars,” will honor leadership donors and scholarship recipients, will be held at 7 p.m. June 4 in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Center on the GSU campus.

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Summer camps offered at Idea Place

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School has ended for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that learning has to end, too.

Bricks 4 Kidz, an educational organization that helps children learn through the use of LEGO bricks, will have several camps this summer stationed at the Idea Place on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.

Sarah Wages, owner and director of Bricks 4 Kidz in Ruston, West Monroe and Monroe, said each camp will help children learn about different educational concepts.

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Library Summer Reading Program kicks off

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The Lincoln Parish Library held its Summer Reading Kick Off Thursday in the Events Center. Library staff set up an obstacle course for the smaller readers, while the teens and adults shared a gaming space. Readers of all ages filled the lobby of the Events Center in order to sign up for the “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” program. Each age group has its own reading goals and prizes. To register for the event, visit the library’s website, mylpl.org or call 251-5030

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Smithsonian exhibit comes to Ruston

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Whether it is Buddy Ball or Ruston Parks and Recreation Softball, Lincoln Parish has a special connection to hometown sports.

Now, with the help of the Smithsonian, the Lincoln Parish Library will have an opportunity to showcase that history.

Nick Davis, a staff librarian, said The Smithsonian would present their traveling exhibit “How Sports Shaped America,” which would include national sports memorabilia from Aug. 13 to Sept. 24 in the Events Center.

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Juneteenth honors history

Junteenth represents heritage, America and, most of all, unity.

Across the nation, communities will celebrate the emancipation from slavery in the United States with celebrations and festivals the week of June 19, the day the Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, and informed slaves were free.

In Lincoln Parish, the city of Grambling puts on a major festival for everyone in the community to enjoy.

From June 12-18, the 45th annual Juneteenth Festival will take place throughout Grambling.

Grambling Mayor Ed Jones called Juneteenth Fest the biggest event the town offers.

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Getting closer to new a president

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164 days.
That is all the time we have left to make up our minds on which policies we would like to see implemented in our nation for the next four years.
While the conventions have yet to be held, Donald Trump is running unopposed at this point for the Republican nomination, and Hillary Clinton — while it doesn’t seem she will have the needed delegates to take the nomination without fuss — seems the most likely to be nominated by the Democratic party.
While I am not a fan of one of these candidates, I cannot in good conscience vote for the other.

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New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival set

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Composers from around the U.S. and beyond are coming to Ruston and Monroe from Wednesday through June 4 to have their music performed at the New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival.
Monroe concert venues will include the Masur Museum of Art, The Palace, Black Bayou and the Biedenharn Recital Hall of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Ruston venues will include Louisiana Tech University’s F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center, as well as the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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May 26th

RHA: Quotes

The Ruston Housing Authority is soliciting quotes no later than JUNE 8, 2016, at 11:00AM at 615 N. Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, for the following Open End Labor Only Contracts: This is an Open End Contract agreement for a two year term, to supply services in which quantity to be supplied at the contracted price is limited by the not-to-exceed yearly sum of $50,000. Vendors may quote one or more of the work items listed.
Work Items:
1. Removal of existing and Replacement of new bathtubs, installation of shower heads, faucets etc., based on a per bathroom cost.

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