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December 28th

Russ winners strengthen city

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In 1984, Pam Love, chair of Ruston’s centennial celebration, was the first recipient of the Robert E. Russ Award.
Since that time, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has bestowed the honor on many contributors to the community, including Virgil Orr, John E. Maxwell, Walter Savage, Linda Graham and Les Guice, to name a few.
The award, considered one of Lincoln Parish’s most prestigious recognitions, is named for Robert E. Russ, Ruston’s founder.

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‘Ricky Nelson Remembered’ on tap

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Jan. 22 Dixie concert to honor artist
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He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase “Teen Idol” after him and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson’s life and music touched millions.
His twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, Ricky Nelson Remembered.

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Tech School of Art hosts Louisiana Purchase, a national juried exhibit

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Louisiana Purchase is the Louisiana Tech University’s School of Art’s second national juried exhibition. This is a multi-media show for two and three dimensional works exploring any theme. The school of art received more than 165 submissions for a total of more than 800 artworks, many of which were from the region. The overwhelming response reflects a continued commitment and passion for the arts in the area communities. The exhibition should not only highlight regional artists, but also expose attendees to contemporary works created around the country.

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Professor presents research in Germany

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A Louisiana Tech University business professor recently presented research to faculty and graduate students at Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany as part of their Research Seminar Series. 
Rebecca J. Bennett’s presentation was titled “The Impact of Perceived Job Alternatives: Examining the Destructive Effects of Work Frustration and Turnover Intentions on Employee Deviance.”  Bennett is a professor in the management and information systems department in the College of Business.

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Drive safely during New Year’s holiday

One morning this past week, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a driver was passed out at a red light.
It turns out the motorist was intoxicated, with a blood alcohol concentration of .259, or more than three times Louisiana’s legal limit of .08.
December is a popular month for drinking. During December 2010, 30 percent of all fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involved alcohol-impaired drivers. Among those alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities, 71 percent occurred when drivers had nearly twice the legal limit BAC of .15 or higher. 

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Tech opens WAC play Saturday

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Bulldogs home, Techsters travel to face Denver
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There’s a new look to the world of Western Athletic Conference basketball, but Michael White and his team would love to regain that year-old demeanor for the 2012-13 season.
Good reason, too.
In his debut year as head coach at Louisiana Tech University, White sent the Bulldogs to a surprising championship game appearance in the league’s postseason tournament.
Nobody expected such a dynamic campaign out of the Bulldogs, who entered last year with an abundance of youth and plenty of unanswered questions.

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Techsters’ schedule strength is valuable

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The Lady Techsters’ basketball team is off to a 4-6 start after being seen as a developing elite club. A good chunk of their trials and tribulations are due to their strength of schedule.
The strength of schedule is one of the most important things any team can have if they’re trying to get deep into the NCAA tournament. The strength of schedule is measured by how many high level basketball squads a team plays in their season. The more difficult the schedule, the stronger the strength of schedule.

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Tech ticket holiday hours continue

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The Louisiana Tech University Ticket Office is continuing its holiday hours.
Through Tuesday, the office will remain close, but will open at 5:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Monday in preparation for the Bulldog basketball team’s Western Athletic Conference games against Denver and New Mexico State on those nights.
The office will resume normal business hours on Wednesday.
Fans can purchase tickets during non-business and holiday hours by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com/latech. For all the latest on Louisiana Tech and its athletic programs, fans can log onto www.LATechSports.com.

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RHS, Grambling at home

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Home court games for Ruston High and Grambling High will highlight the weekend action for Lincoln Parish prep basketball teams.
And at the same time, also feature two of the hottest teams in the parish leading into the new year.
Ruston’s boys will play host to Shreveport Fair Park and bring in a 10-4 overall record and five-game winning streak for the 6 p.m. game.
The Bearcats of Head Coach Chris Bush went three-for-three in wins during their recent holiday tournament, the most recent being 57-35 over I-20 rival Monroe Neville.

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Cindy Ceney

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Funeral services for Mrs. Cindy Ceney, 60, will be 2 pm Saturday at the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday 5pm until 8pm.

Mrs. Ceney was a resident of Ruston, manager of Soap Opera Ruston, attended the Baptist Faith. Her passion was making floral arrangements and she was an avid reader.

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