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April 9th, 2013

Rolling into retirement

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Walpole recalls building Ruston staple
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Last week J.N. Walpole was given a plaque from the Goodyear Corporation for his many years of service as owner of Walpole Tire.
“You know I’ve pretty much retired. It’s not something I want to make a big deal about,” Walpole said. “I pretty much did it quietly.”

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‘The Future of Ruston’

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Tech to host forum

The University Senate at Louisiana Tech University will host its second annual “The Future of Ruston” campus and community forum, 5-7 p.m. April 18 in the University Hall Auditorium.

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Celebrating healthy women

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Event to feature ‘Biggest Loser’ Abby Rike

Sometimes girls just want to have fun and sometimes fun can have its benefits. That’s why the Northern Louisiana Medical Center is hosting the fifth annual anniversary party for its Healthy Woman program from 5 until the fun ends on Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center.

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Clubs celebrate national week

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Ongoing events open to the community

The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana joins Boys and Girls Clubs across America this week to celebrate National Boys and Girls Club Week, currently ongoing through Friday, by hosting several events to emphasize the importance and value of the clubs to the Ruston community. The organization invites everyone to visit the facility and see first hand the impact being made on today’s youth.

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Avoid the plant disease triangle this season

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I think it would be safe to say that we are beginning the long summer growing season. It is unfortunate that the recent freezing temperatures have damaged the tender vegetation, blooms and fruit of many plants, but in most cases these plants will respond with a flush of greenery and new blooms. Along with spring growth, plant diseases and insects are becoming more prevalent and should be monitored. It is easier to control these pests before they become established and injury to the plant occurs.

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Tech’s Engineering, Science Foundation names new leaders

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The Louisiana Tech University Engineering and Science Foundation (ESF) announces the election of its new officers and directors for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Foundation members met in Houston recently for their spring board meeting and elected Sandy Johnson as president of the ESF Board of Directors for the upcoming year. 

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Miller: Another honor?

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GSU star among parish All-Louisiana nominees
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Another postseason team, another prestigious award (or awards) for Joanna Miller?
For the Grambling State University sharpshooter, it could very well happen.
Miller is a candidate for both Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year on the All-Louisiana collegiate women’s team sanctioned by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
The junior guard from Los Angeles, Calif., recently earned Newcomer of the Year honors and was named to the first unit on the All-Southwestern Athletic Conference squad, plus included on the league’s postseason All-Tournament team.

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Tech track team places high at SFA

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Louisiana Tech University’s track and field program registered 15 finishes in the Top Three with four event winners at the Stephen F. Austin Invitational held at the Fletcher Garner Track in Nacogdoches, Texas, last weekend.
High jumper Pamela Lee tied a personal record with a mark of 5-8.75, as she won the women’s high jump competition.
Her mark, which beat Wichita State’s J’Lynn Ledesma by 1.75 inches, ranks second in school history and less than two inches from Ayana Walker’s school record high jump mark of 5-10.5 set in 2000.

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Hogg, Kelly-Flowers slated for AIAW pioneers’ honor

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Sonja Hogg, Pamela Kelly-Flowers and other coaches and players from the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women haven’t been forgotten for their impact on women’s basketball.
Former Louisiana Tech University Head Coach Hogg and ex-Lady Techsters’ star Kelly-Flowers will be among 22 individuals from the now defunct AIAW to be recognized during halftime of tonight’s NCAA championship game between Connecticut and Louisville in New Orleans.

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Creek girls: Champions

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Cedar Creek High’s softball team wrapped up a District 2-1A softball title on Monday with wins of 16-0 and 15-0 over Arcadia.
The Lady Cougars advanced their overall record to 23-2 and league mark to 8-0.
Coach Julie Riser’s squad has the No. 1 power ranking for Class 1A programs in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
The Lady Cougars will play at Oak Grove today.

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