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November 8th, 2013

Club news: Happy Gardeners Society meets

The October meeting of the Happy Gardeners Society was held at the home of Mary Ayers. Cohostesses were Emily Baugh and Frances Rich. Refreshments were enjoyed by the following members Sarah Williams, Peggy Thompson, Kathy Roans, Linda Richmond, Frances Rich, Linda Newton, Ellen Lacroix, Dorothy Jewell, Linda James, Cecelia Hedrick, Betty Fuqua, Joan Couch, Margaret Coleman, Emily Baugh, Mary Ayers and guests, Dr. and Mrs. Peter Gallagher.

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Grandparents Day celebrated

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First Baptist’s “Mom’s Day Out” program recently celebrated “Grandparents Day,” according to Pam Flowers, director of MDO. “Sharing a morning with your grandchildren, seeing their faces in the glow of excitement, putting your arms around them, listening to your 5 year old thank God for everything from goldfish to Grandma” . . . provides wholesome inspiration and encouragement that was shared by many of the grandparents attending this special day program at First Baptist Church in Ruston.

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Remembering our veterans

Veterans Day began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, which was the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance for veterans, but Nov. 11 became a national holiday in 1938.

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What is the United States thinking

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Here is a small history lesson for you:
• 1948 — Law passed making women a permanent part of the U.S. military services.
• 1975 — The Air Force puts the first woman on operational crew status.
• 1976 — The first group of women enters the U.S. military academies, as directed by legislation signed by President Gerald Ford a year earlier.
• 1983 — About 200 Army and Air Force women are among the forces deployed to Grenada, serving on aircrews, as military police and as transportation specialists.

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Bring issues to state’s attention

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On Oct. 28 Athletic Director Tommy McClelland and Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice held a lunch press conference. At the luncheon, McClell and Guice revealed the next stage of the “Quest for Excellence” project, which will add an additional 70,000-square-feet to the football complex. The $18 million expansion is set to break ground in spring 2014.
In a previous Ruston Daily Leader article McClelland said “this facility would not be possible without the generosity of our local supporters, alumni, friends and the students quarterly athletic fee.”

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Bulldogs to begin stretch run

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What is being billed as a “Rivalry in Dixie” will be renewed Saturday when Southern Miss (0-8, 0-4 Conference USA) visits Louisiana Tech (3-5, 2-2) and Joe Aillet Stadium for the first time since 2010.
The two teams are meeting for the 45th time since the rivalry began in 1935 and is a conference game in the third league the two schools have jointly held membership in over the years and their first together in C-USA.

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‘Weekend of Champions’ set for Tech

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When Louisiana Tech hosts Southern Mississippi at 6 p.m. Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium, the game and all of its surroundings will have a special feel to it.
Not only is the game going to be the first meeting between Tech and USM as Conference USA rivals, but it’s a “Weekend of Champions” theme in Ruston. In addition to the football game, Saturday’s events include the Tech Hall of Fame induction and the reunion and recognition of the 1973 National Championship team.

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Louisiana Tech 'Weekend of Champions' schedule

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Today
7 p.m. Lady Techster Volleyball vs. FAU (Thomas Assembly Center)
Saturday
10 a.m. Charles Wyly Athletic Center Museum Open (until 4 p.m.)
10 a.m. Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Waggonner Room of TAC)
Noon Barnes and Nobles Louisiana Tech Bookstore Opens on Campus (until 5 p.m.)
1 p.m. Tech Ticket Office (TAC) opens
3 p.m. Ruston Brick Kids Zone (SE Hill of Thomas Assembly Center)
3 p.m Pregame Tailgate Show (Argent Pavilion) on KXKZ 107.5 FM

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Bulldogs Aquatics to host meet

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Bulldogs Aquatics are hoping to continue a strong season Saturday as its plays host to the Red River High School Swim Conference Championships at Louisiana Tech University’s Lambright Center.
Prelims will start at 9 a.m. while the finals will start around 4:30 p.m.
In addition to four regular season meets there were not awarded/scored, Bulldogs Aquatics has hosted a duel meet with Sulphur Hiigh School in which it won with girls points, boys points, and total team points.

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GSU to face UAPB

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Grambling State’s football team got its first win of the season last week with a 47-40 Homecoming win over Mississippi Valley State.
It was only GSU’s second win in as many seasons, but Interim Head Coach Dennis “Dirt” Winston wants to build on that with two games left in the 2013 campaign.
“We can’t be complacent,” Winston said. “We have to maintain our focus and come back out strong again — we’ve got two more games to play.

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