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05/25/2016 - 10:45am
The 2016 Louisiana Peach Festival parade is set to roll through downtown Ruston June 25. With a start time of 9 a.m., the parade is set to follow through the route that encompasses West Alabama Avenue, Trenton Street and Dan Reneau Drive. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Peach of My Heart,”...
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05/25/2016 - 10:47am
Hero’s Launch has been called a wonder piece of functional art. Those words rang throughout Camp Alabama from Caleb Seney, director of MedCamps of Louisiana. “The first camp we have planned this year will be about 30 kids with cerebral palsy,” Seney said. “We will be able to take them from their...
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05/24/2016 - 10:26am
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...
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05/24/2016 - 10:30am
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...
05/24/2016 - 10:31am
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...

Announcements

Caroline Elise Weir, of Ruston, and Michael John Kolins, of Allen, Texas, were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Burkhalter Chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church of Ruston. The Rev. Gordon Robert McDaniel, of Falling Waters, West Virginia, officiated the double-ring ceremony. The...
Amy Danyelle Frasier, of Dubach, and Darren Kane Kennimer Jr., of Dubach, were united in holy matrimony at 5 p.m. April 30 at Ruston Weddings. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Greg Tipton. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Frasier, and the granddaughter of Marie Tims, of...

Sports

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — On the cusp of its first conference tournament appearance since 2012, Louisiana Tech will be in a little bit of...

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Louisiana Tech’s Casey Sutton and Jonathan Washam have earned All-Conference USA honors, announced by the league office...

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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.

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Editorials

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...
The Ruston Daily Leader congratulates the Louisiana Tech University baseball team for the Diamond ’Dogs outstanding all-around efforts, both on the field and in the classroom...