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March 19th, 2013

Bulldogs host UALR tonight

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After a 2-1 series win over Stephen F. Austin over the weekend, Louisiana Tech University (7-14) will continue its 12-game home stand beginning with two midweek contests against the University of Arkansas-Little Rock tonight and Alcorn State Wednesday.
Tonight’s game against the Trojans (10-10) will begin at 6 p.m., as will the Wednesday game against Alcorn State.
The game Tuesday will mark the 71st meeting between the Bulldogs and Trojans on the diamond, with Tech holding an advantage with a 51-19 record over UALR.

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Lady ’Cats take wins

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Ruston High’s softball team got winning efforts on the mound from Margueaux Smith and a balanced offense to take wins of 11-0 over Eunice and 8-6 over St. Joseph at the Sulphur High tournament.
Leading the offensive attack for the Lady Bearcats (6-9, 0-2 District 2-5A) against Eunice were Kendall Smith with three runs batted in, a single and two runs scored and two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored by Ashley Webb.

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Pauline Elizabeth Jennings

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A private family memorial service will be held for Pauline Elizabeth Jennings. She was born in Vivian, Louisiana on September 10, 1922 and passed away in her sleep March 12, 2013, in Ruston, Louisiana after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

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Loy McDade Nelson, Sr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Loy McDade Nelson, Sr. age 92 of Ruston, will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Burkhalter Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Hilbun. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office, P.O. Box 3157 T.S., 408 Keeny Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M., April 4, 2013 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Carpet for Library (50012-242-13)
Specifications and bid documents for the above may be obtained from the Director of Purchasing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; phone 318-257-4205 or fax request to 318-257-3772.

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March 18th

Furry Fun Walk

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Event draws hundreds
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The dog days of summer got an early start Saturday as the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department held its seventh annual Furry Fun Walk.
The Fun Walk was held at the J.C. Love Baseball and Softball Complex for the first time after previously being held near the RPAR Offices on James St. and then at Cooktown Park.
“First it got too big to hold near the RPAR office, and then last year we started noticing we were really outgrowing Cook Park,” RPAR’s Ashlynn Shell said. “It’s a good sign that we have to keep moving it because it keeps getting bigger.

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Women's History Month: Carolyn Nicks Jones

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Name: Carolyn Hicks Jones
Number of years lived in Lincoln Parish: All of my life with the exception of one year.
Profession: Special Education Teacher in Lincoln Parish, published children’s book author and author of two family involvement programs: Super Tuesday Parental Involvement Program and P.I. Friends (Parents Involved for Rendering in Education Needed Devotional Support) and several short stories. I am also a district, state, and national conference presenter.

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A chapter in history

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Louisiana Tech University is the tie that binds 340 United States Marine Corps rookie officers of the 1940s.
The group of young men, then-potential officers, arrived on the Ruston campus as ordered on July 1, 1943. After various tri-semester segments of instruction at Louisiana Tech, members generally departed for boot camp and officer training in North Carolina and then Virginia.

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Getting ready for the Peach Festival

There may still be an occasional nip in the air, but springtime is here and that means summer won’t be far behind. Neither will the annual Louisiana Peach Festival sponsored by Squire Creek.
Though the festival isn’t until the fourth weekend in June, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, the organization that produces the annual celebration, and the City of Ruston are getting ready for festivities. At its March meeting, the city’s Board of Alderman unanimously approved continuing the cooperative endeavor between the city and the Chamber of Commerce.

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Understanding superfoods

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While strolling the aisles of the grocery store the other day, in search of a juice to satisfy my taste buds longing for a cool drink with a sweet taste, I stumbled across some kind of organic berry concoction I was somewhat skeptical of liking. Touting its South American orientation and its lack of preservatives and artificial flavors, I surmised something new never hurt anyone.

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