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October 30th

RHS boys, girls cross country teams take home meet

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Ruston High Schools girls and boys cross country teams each took first play in the RHS Cross Country Meet held Saturday at the Louisiana Tech Farm/Equine Center.
The Bearcats teams’ next competition will start at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in Natchitoches.
Following are the indvidual results for RHS at its home meet:
Boys Results
Place Name Time
2nd Brandon Smith 17:23
3rd Landon Sims 17:26
5th James Davison 17:35
9th Myles Griffin 18:01
12th Tanner Stark 18:12
13th Micah Williams 18:15

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Critical regular season finale up next for LA Tech soccer

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Win and you are in.
That is the mantra the Louisiana Tech soccer team will have on their minds as they host Rice at 7 p.m. tonight in the Lady Techsters’ regular season finale.
Despite the most grueling road swing of the season ending in two shutout losses last weekend to Colorado College and UTSA, Tech (9-9-1, 4-5 Conference USA) still controls its own destiny in qualifying for the Conference USA tournament with its 20th and final match to come.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will accept sealed proposals for:
CUTTING AND REMOVAL OF PINE TREES AS MARKED AND DESIGNATED AT LINCOLN PARISH PARK

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October 29th

Tech announces $18M expansion

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Groundbreaking for south end zone football complex to be spring 2014
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Louisiana Tech University announced a giant leap for its athletics department Monday as school officials unveiled plans for the centerpiece of its “Quest for Excellence” — the construction of the new south end zone complex, which will close the south end of Joe Aillet Stadium.
During a lunchtime press conference held at the Charles Wyly Athletic Center before a room filled with Tech coaches, administrators and fans, Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland and Tech President Les Guice presented updated plans for the 70,000-square-foot-plus facility.

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Heating up the holiday

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More than 600 attend fire safety event
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Ruston Fire Department hosted their annual Hot Halloween Happening on Saturday, with more than 600 residents coming to join the fun.
Eric Brazzel, public education officer with RFD, said the event went very well.
“At 11 a.m., we’d already had 430 people come through the gates,” he said. “We’ve had a really good response, everyone seem(ed) to be having a lot of fun and getting candy.”
Brazzel said the event was mainly for the kids.
“We just like hosting this city event, prior to Halloween, so that the kids can have a chance to dress up and come out to have some fun,” he said.

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Five arrested in firecracker incident at GSU

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At 11:46 p.m. Monday Grambling State University’s police department arrested five men at College Avenue and Main Street with charges of battery on a police officer by an exploding firecracker among other charges.
According to the arrest affidavit, GSU officers were reportedly supervising a large group of students at a dorm on GSU’s campus when a white Lincoln Town Car approached them from the east side of Robinson Street traveling westbound.

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Dubach gets $22K for water upgrades

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At 6:30 p.m. Monday at Dubach’s regular monthly meeting, the aldermen discussed a new grant of $22,802, which will go towards updating the town’s water system.
Bob Jensen, mayor of Dubach, said the Community Water Enrichment Fund Grant the town of Dubach received was applied for in September.
“This grant is for the 2012-13 fiscal year,” Jensen said. “We will upgrade our chlorine injectors, tool pumps, ground storage tanks and put a coat of paint on electrical boxes and well heads.

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Adding to historical Ruston’s landscape

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Couple co-designs modern structure
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Travel down Alabama Avenue and the passerby surely cannot miss the newest addition to the view.
What many fail to recognize are the people behind the house — those who deigned it inside and out. Robert Brooks and Marla St. John, partners in the firm Studio Brooks-Emory, completed the project the first part of September, after only working on the site for six months.
Those six months also include the time it took to tear down the existing structure, move out 1,000 cubic feet of dirt and haul in 1,000 cubic feet of new dirt, Brooks said.

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Citrus trees need protection during winter

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Over the past few years many homeowners and backyard orchard enthusiasts have purchased citrus trees and have enjoyed the glossy leaves, an abundance of aromatic blooms and the fresh fruit. Success has been rewarding, but only due to the fact that the past mild winter conditions have spared the citrus trees from winter damage resulting from hard freezes. A winter will come when temperatures will drop into the low 20’s or teens and that’s when the freeze damage or tree mortality will occur.

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Tech’s Engineering and Science Foundation honors faculty, friends

The Board of Directors of Louisiana Tech University’s Engineering and Science Foundation has presented its 2013 Outstanding Faculty and Friends Awards, honoring faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends associated with the College of Engineering and Science who have shown outstanding commitment to the College or have acted as ambassadors
for the university.
This year, the Foundation chose to recognize faculty members Erez Allouche and Brad Cicciarelli.

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