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July 26th, 2016

Tech cross country announces slate

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Louisiana Tech head cross country coach Gary Stanley announced the 2016 cross country schedule Monday with the Mook Triple-Duals highlighting the slate on Sept. 17.
The season kicks off Sept. 10, with Tech competing in the New Orleans Invitational, hosted by the University of New Orleans.
Just a week later, Tech returns home to host the third annual Mook Triple-Duals on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Tech Farm.
The final two events of the season will feature a highly talented field, first on Oct. 7 at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station.

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Dixie 9-year-0lds fall in semifinals

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SEARCY, Arkansas — Seeded No. 6, the Ruston Dixie Baseball Association 9-year-old All-Stars fell in semifinal action of World Series Play Sunday.
The Ruston team defeated third-seeded Texarkana, Arkansas, 16-11 to move to the semfinals, where they lost 10-3 to No. 2 Kosciuscko, Mississippi.
Kosciusko defeated ninth-seeded Pottsboro, Texas, in the finals by the score of 13-3.

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Ruston High hosts Prep Week

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Ruston High School students will need to attend the annual RHS Prep Week to prepare for the upcoming school year.

Ricky Durrett, RHS principal, said RHS Prep Week will take place from 8:30-11 a.m. Monday for seniors, Tuesday for juniors, Aug. 3 for sophomores and Aug. 4 for freshmen.

All students will have to pay a $20 homeroom fee while seniors will have to pay an additional $10 graduation fee.

In total, seniors must bring $30 on their Prep Week day.

“The process is only 20-30 minutes long, but it is important for students to come,” Durrett said.

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RCT announces auditions for play

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Auditions for Ruston Community Theatre’s next play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” are at 10 a.m. Saturday and at 6 p.m. Monday at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Performances are in October.

The award-winning comedy, written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, recounts the escapades of a man from a family of rich snobs who becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

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Collegiate teams expected to win

Congratulations to both of our Lincoln Parish collegiate football teams for being picked for having strong chances to win conference championships as both attended league Media Days in recent weeks.

Conference-USA is wrapping up its Media Days today with Louisiana Tech University tabbed to finish second in the C-USA East with Southern Mississippi predicted to win the division.

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GSU invited to NASA project

Grambling State University was recently invited to participate in the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project Educator Institute that was held at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
Participants from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction were Ginger Abney, La Sadie Dixon, Asia Scott, Danyelle Cober and Loretta Walton Jaggers, professor of education in the department of curriculum and instruction, served as the faculty sponsor.

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State lawmaker visits

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State Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, was a recent guest of the Ruston Lions Club. Shadoin updated the group on some of the decisions made during the recent legislative sessions.

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July 25th

GSU selected for program

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Six HBCUs to participate in entrepreneurial initiative
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The Delta Regional Authority recently selected Grambling State University as one of six Historically Black Universities to be a part of their HBCU Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative.

Otto Meyers, interim vice president of advancement, said interested HBCUs submitted an application to the Delta Regional Authority for competitive review.

The application process required each university to address previous work in developing and supporting entrepreneurs, a vision for expanding these efforts and the identification of community partners.

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RFD celebrates oldest retiree’s birthday

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Jack Pipes arrived at his birthday party in style — riding in a shiny red fire truck.
“It was all right,” he said, as he climbed down from cab of the Ruston Fire Department’s Engine 11.
Pipes, who turns 90 on Wednesday, is RFD’s oldest retiree.
The department, along with Pipes’ family and friends, helped him celebrate the milestone Saturday at Ruston’s Historic Fire Station. Pipes spent part of his 30-plus years with the department working out of the station when it was in active use.
He retired in 1990 at the rank of captain.

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Gun raffle benefits Choudrant Fire Department

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Area residents who want to help the Choudrant Volunteer Fire Department achieve its dream of buying a new pumper truck can do so by participating in the department’s fourth annual 52 Gun Raffle.
Raffle tickets $100 each and are on sale now, Village Clerk Celeste Butler said. Tickets are available by emailing infor@choudrant.org or by calling the village hall at 768-4111.

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