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Principals to take on new roles

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Walker, Garner-Price, Milstead to move
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The leadership of three local schools will be quite different when the 2013-14 school year begins.
At the beginning of the upcoming school year I.A. Lewis principal Sonja Walker and Ruston Elementary School principal Shavonne Garner-Price will be swapping places. Additionally, Ruston High School principal Mike Milstead will become a member of the central office staff. The announcement was made at Tuesday night’s Lincoln Parish School Board meeting.

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Great American Clean up

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Event scheduled in April
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It’s nearly time for spring cleaning, and local residents are slated to make sure all of the shared living space is in tip top shape next month as well.
Residents will gather at 8 a.m. April 6 in Railroad Park to participate in the Great American Clean Up as part of the efforts of Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful.
“All of us want to live in a clean environment,” Camille Mize, with Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful, said. “And, in order to do that we sometimes have to help by cleaning up the litter.”

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Serving the community

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Tech earns national recognition

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named Louisiana Tech University to its 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for leadership among institutions of higher education in Louisiana in supporting volunteerism, service-learning and community involvement.
Tech is the only public university in north Louisiana and the only institution in the University of Louisiana System to have made the Honor Roll every year since 2008.

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Ruston club presents Jolis Jardin — a Garden Tour

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The days are longer, the temperatures are a bit milder and gardens throughout the area are becoming lush and green with a variety color. Spring is swiftly approaching and the Ruston Garden Club wants to usher in the scenic season by hosting Jolis Jardin — a Garden Tour from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. April 27.
Along with the three selected home gardens, the Lincoln Parish Visitor’s Center will feature vendors with handcrafted items, herbs and potted plants.

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Holtz visits with Rotary

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Louisiana Tech University Head Football Coach Skip Holtz (left) recently spoke to the Rotary of Lincoln group.
He talked about moving to Ruston, recruiting and the direction he was going to take the team. He also answered questions about returning players.

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Techsters start tourney action

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Weatherspoon’s squad meets UTSA tonight
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Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters had their share of struggles during the regular Western Athletic Conference basketball season.
But that’s all in the past now.
For the Techsters, it’s all about taking care of business in the league’s postseason tournament that is being held this week at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
“Everybody is in the same situation now,” said Tech Head Coach Teresa Weatherspoon. “It’s like the season is beginning all over again and hopes are renewed to be the champion. That’s our goal: to win the tournament.”

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Grambling women win, 80-56

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GARLAND, Texas — Grambling State University’s women started off action in the annual Southwestern Athletic Conference basketball tournament Tuesday night with an 80-56 win over Alabama State University.
The Lady Tigers (9-22) featured 29 points from league regular season scoring leader Joanna Miller, 17 from forward Cierra Ceazer and 12 points from guard Kamiya Burwell.
Ceazer also had eight rebounds, two assists and two steals and Miller added in five assists and two steals.
The Lady Tigers will play No. 1-seeded Texas Southern today at 5:30 p.m.

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Tech Ticket Office closed

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The Louisiana Tech University Athletics Ticket Office will be closed through the remainder of the week.
With ticket office personnel in Las Vegas to work the 2013 Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament this week, Tech fans needing to purchase game tickets for this weekend’s home baseball series between the Bulldogs and Stephen F. Austin can do so online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the gates to J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson each day of the starting 90 minutes before the first pitch.

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Bulldogs stopped by Rice, 4-2

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HOUSTON, Texas — Rice starter John Simms threw a complete game and held the Bulldogs to two runs, as the Owls defeated Louisiana Tech University, 4-2, in the first of the two-game series Tuesday night at Reckling Park in Houston.
Rice struck first with two unearned runs scored in the second inning after an error and a walk to lead 2-0.
The Bulldogs did not respond until the eighth when they broke up the shutout Simms had going after an RBI double by infielder Ryan Gebhardt scored outfielder Taylor Burch, who had reached on a leadoff single to start the inning.

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Lady Cougars now 14-1

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Cedar Creek High School’s softball team swept a District 2-1A doubleheader against Grambling High School Monday afternoon.
The Lady Cougars won the first game 22-0 and came back to take a 15-0 victory in the second contest.
Cedar Creek is now 14-1 on the season going into a home contest Thursday against Monroe St. Frederick.
The Lady Cougars will participate in the Sulphur High tournament starting on Friday.

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