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May 25th, 2016

MedCamps benefits from partnership

Founded by Dr. Michael F. Zambie in 1987, MedCamps of Louisiana began as a one-week camp on the campus of Northeast Louisiana University for 13 children with severe asthma and allergies. Since that time MedCamps have grown steadily in numbers and have expanded programming.

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Parents make seniors' night special

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On behalf of the 2016 Ruston High School senior class, I would like to say “Thank you!” Each year the parents of the graduating class continue the tradition of organizing a “lock in” for the graduating seniors so they can celebrate their accomplishments with their Bearcat friends. This year the event was held at the Louisiana Tech University Intramural Center immediately following the commencement ceremony. At the celebration, the students participated in various activities and games to earn raffle tickets, which enabled them to win a wide variety of prizes.

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Avoiding 'state bird' this summer

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Back in 2014, the North Louisiana comedy duo Hannah Hughes and Kaylee Patrick showed Bayou State residents how to protect themselves from mosquitoes simply by wearing a knee-high stocking doused with bug repellent over their heads.
Despite the hilarity of the YouTube video that’s racked up almost 1.2 million views, Hannah and Kaylee’s suggestion isn’t the best way to attack the pesky insect that’s often not so affectionately called the Louisiana state bird.

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Club News: Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers

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The Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers learned how to properly care for their teeth,so that they will still have their natural teeth when they are in their 90s.
The presenters were hygienists from the Peachtree Kiddie Dental Office.
The ladies stated that the youth should brush their teeth twice a day, and be sure to floss their teeth either with the dental pick or thread.
The hygienists stated that they should only use children’s toothpaste, and not the adult toothpaste. The parents had never heard of toothpaste designed especially for children.

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May 24th

Bulldogs not looking past C-USA tourney

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Baseball America’s latest NCAA Regional projections have Louisiana Tech as the No. 3 seed in the Baton Rouge Regional hosted by LSU.
But first the Bulldogs have a little business to take care of in the Conference USA Tournament, where Tech, the No. 5 seed, begins play at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, against fourth-seeded Rice.
Tech swept the No. 16 Owls in a three-game home series over the weekend.

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Ahlrich, Diaz named to C-USA All-Academic Team

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Louisiana Tech pitcher Graham Ahlrich and catcher Brent Diaz have been named to the Conference USA Baseball All-Academic Team, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
Twelve student-athletes from nine different C-USA schools make up the team, which is selected by the media relations contact at each of the 12 baseball schools. In order to be eligible for the recognition, student‐athletes must hold a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, be of at least sophomore academic standing and be a starter or key reserve for their team.

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Juneteenth Fest seeks vendors

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The application deadline to become a vendor for the 44th annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival is 5 p.m. June 10.

Yanise Days, a member of the Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival Committee, said interested persons may pick up an application at Grambling City Hall, download one from the city of Grambling’s website at cityofgrambling.org or request one via email at gramblingjuneteenth@hotmail.com.

The vendor fee is $50 and accepted forms of payment of the fee are cash, check or a money order made payable to the Grambling Economic Development Corporation.

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Parish looks to expand reading program

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Six Lincoln Parish elementary schools librarians met Friday to review the inaugural year of the Children’s Choices program.
Amy Vessel, Louisiana Tech University associate professor of curriculum, instruction and leadership, said Children’s Choices selected more than 900 new titles for children to read in schools’ libraries for review.
More than 2,500 students at Hillcrest Elementary, Ruston Elementary, Glen View Elementary and Cypress Springs Elementary read many of the 900 new titles between August 2015 to January 2016, shared their reviews and voted on their favorites.

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861 become Tech alumni

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Louisiana Tech University closed out its spring quarter Saturday with keynote speaker John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive for Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Company, reminding the 861 graduates that receiving their degrees from Tech has helped shape their worldview, their flow with life and their balance.

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Author speaks to Lions Club

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The Ruston Lions Club recently had their guest speaker well known outdoor writer Glynn Harris. Harris, who hails from Goldonna, told the group a few of his favorite stories in which he was involved over the course of his lifetime.

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