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Nominations sought for Betty Robbins Award

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To honor what the Junior Auxiliary does in the community Mayor Dan Hollingsworth declared this week JA Week in Ruston.
The Junior Auxiliary has served the Ruston community for 31 years, and currently there are 55 women serving the needs of children in the community.
To date the organization has served 2,350 children with their service projects, according to Public Relations Officer Jeannie Tinker.

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Siegmund named as Merit winner

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship® awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Benjamin E. Siegmund, a senior at Cedar Creek School, was awarded the National Achievement Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.
Siegmund said his probable career field is accounting.

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Tech hosts GSU in baseball action

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Louisiana Tech University will begin its Western Athletic Conference baseball schedule this weekend, but first there’s a meeting with its Lincoln Parish neighbor.
The Bulldogs (14-14), who play host to Sacramento State University in a league-opening series starting on Friday, have a 6 p.m. duel against Grambling State University (14-11) at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park tonight.
It will mark the second game between the two schools this season, with the ‘Dogs gaining a recent 10-9 victory at Wilbert Ellis Park in Grambling.

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Techsters face NSU

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Louisiana Tech is scheduled to host Northwestern State today at 6 p.m. in a single non-conference game at the Lady Techster Softball Complex as long as Mother Nature cooperates.
Forecasts were calling for possible showers in the area; however, head coach Sarah Dawson said a decision on postponing or canceling the contest wouldn’t be made until early afternoon.
Tech has already had three home dates postponed or cancelled due to rain this year as the Lady Techsters have only played six out of 34 games in Ruston. The Lady Techsters are also scheduled to play a three-game Western Athletic Conference series this weekend against defending league champion New Mexico State Friday and Saturday.

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Intramural center additions to open

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After more than two years of planning and construction, the additions to the Maxie Lambright Intramural Center on Louisiana Tech University’s campus are nearing completion.
A soft opening is set for April 16, at which point the two new main entrances will be open as well as some of the new additions.
Although the new facilities are open primarily to current students, any student who has paid into the project will receive free membership for the number of quarters that they paid into it.

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Locals win at Taekwondo competition

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On March 10, students of G Martial Arts, LLC in Grambling demonstrated courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit as they prevailed in the 2012 Spring Taekwondo Championship held in Shreveport. It was hosted by Grandmaster Kwon, Mr. Young and Brandon Greer. This is the only Olympic Style Taekwondo Tournament in the area. G Martial Arts LLC had five students participate in the sparring division and three in the forms division. Four out of five won first place in sparring.

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Students learn about communication

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Paul E. Slaton Head Start students recently hosted different community members to learn about communication. Pamela McLaughlin’s class is pictured above on the day the students learned about the different ways that they could communicate by using the newspaper.

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Get out and vote in April 21 election

On March 23, Lincoln Parish voters trickled to the polls to voice their opinion on who they believed was worthy of being the Republican and Democratic nominees for President of the United States.
On that day, only about 14 percent of eligible voters showed up to voice their opinion. Of registered Lincoln Parish Democrats only 7.11 percent showed up.
For Republicans, 23.8 percent showed up to say who they’d like to lead the country.

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The socialism of language

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When did subject-verb agreements become so unpopular?
The current state of language, the English language or any language for that matter, is not in good shape.
When I see words like “okay” simplified down to “k” or “what” becoming “wat,” it looks like our words are losing their muscle mass.

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Tax, millage votes upcoming

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T-minus 17 days and counting — until the April 21 tax referendum, that is.
On the ballot: two public school property tax millage renewals, one sheriff’s department property tax millage renewal, and a quarter-cent sales tax proposal that would generate new money for the sheriff’s office.
What’s that you say? Haven’t heard a whole bunch in depth about any of this except perhaps the sales tax, which has become the star of the show? Not surprising. There’s a strategic reason for that.

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