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March 21st

Dubach eyes revoking street dedication

Refreshments will also be served.
Rogers said the clean-up day usually takes place around Easter to coincide with spring-cleaning.

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March 20th

Bulldogs’ break will end soon

Nearly two weeks later, this weekend against Fresno State.
The California-based Bulldogs, who took a 12-15 overall record into this week’s action, will supply the opposition for Tech (17-11) over a three-day period at J.C. Love Field.
Single games are set for Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).
For Tech, it’s an extra important early league series and not just because it’s against the defending league champions.

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Reneau has made impact

• Assisting in acquiring funding for the new biomedical engineering building;
• Securing resources and funding for the Institute for Micromanufacturing;
• Pushing Tech to take more of an interdisciplinary approach in the classrooms; and
• Moving Tech to a selective admissions institution.
These are just a few of the accomplishments from Reneau’s 20 years, but even before then, he was a firm supporter of the university. He developed the biomedical engineering department, which has since flourished under his leadership.

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Community reaps benefits

That particular blog is written by Ruston High School teacher and area resident Jill Murphy, who has spent the better half of the past year raising money so a well can be built for a village in Africa. One well costs $18,000, and that’s not exactly pocket change. Murphy knew she could give $10, $20 or a greater amount, but she wanted to contribute even more. Therefore, she grabbed her yellow backpack, some bottles of water and set to work.

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Blanco’s budget would benefit area

Downs, a member of the House Education Committee, said the proposal appears “very encouraging.” Since Lincoln Parish is applying for a grant to implement a LA 4 Pre-k Program in Simsboro, Downs said this proposal is good news for the local school system.
“Lincoln Parish is going to benefit from those changes,” Downs said.
“We don’t know exactly how it will all shake out, but it will bode well for Lincoln Parish.”

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March 19th

Blair will battle ‘old pal’ tonight

Blair, a former assistant coach under Leon Barmore at Louisiana Tech University, said it’ll be fun coaching against his best friend.
“But it’s still about George Washington and Texas A&M,” he said. “The girls on the court are going to decide it _ not us coaches.
“He won’t be my best friend tomorrow night. He’ll just be an opponent, and a very well-respected opponent. I like their basketball team. The loser’s going to head to the golf course, the winner’s going to head to Dallas.”
As head coaches, they’ve played three times, with McKeown’s teams winning twice.

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What would you do for a drink?

To achieve her mission, she made a pledge to raise $18,000 to donate to World Vision — an organization dedicated to helping the world’s children and tackling the causes of poverty — to help build a water well in an African village.
Not only did she exceed that goal, but she also raised awareness and told those in the Ruston community when one of its members stopped her to ask about the backpack she carried.

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Forgiveness not divine

Despite my first reaction to lay all the blame her way, when she finally spoke to me again, I apologized. Her apology to me came much later in the form of a very emotional blog entry.
In the erring portion of the sentence, the responsibility lies with the person who did the erring. It is he or she who must swallow some pride, muster some courage and say “I’m sorry.” Anybody who has had to do that knows how difficult it can be.

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Passing out treats

Participants heard presentations from several speakers on issues including senior citizen safety and Medicare/Medicaid.

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Three arrested on drug charges

They were both booked into the LPDC on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and are being held on $35,000 bond.
The driver, Kenneth Milligan, 32, was arrested on charges of simple possession of marijuana, driving under suspension, following too closely and speeding 65/60 in a construction zone. He was released on $2,500 bond and is due to appear in court in May. Both Milligan and Melancon gave Ferriday addresses, while Johnson is from Ruston.

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