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August 10th, 2017

Louisiana Tech nursing graduates earn 100 percent pass rate on national exam

Nursing students prove to be top in their class
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It was aces all the way for highly recruited Louisiana Tech University nursing graduates meeting a critical need in the health care industry.
Louisiana Tech’s Division of Nursing reported a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam by all of its 2017 nursing graduates.

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New school, new year, be kind to new students

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The new school year has arrived.
Teachers, staff and administration gear up for thousands of Lincoln Parish students heading to school for the first time since the final bell rang at the beginning of summer.
Lincoln Parish schools superintendent Mike Milstead said it best during the school board’s regularly scheduled meeting earlier this month.
“We get excited for a new year,” he said. “It’s a fresh start.”

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Feeding Lincoln Parish

One Ruston citizen recently highlighted those in our community who are going hungry on a daily basis.
Eddie Franklin did this by taking money from his limited income and making hot dogs and potato salad, then delivering it to those in need.
He did not do this because he thought it would make him a hero, he did it because he feels it is his Christian duty to help those in need.
While Franklin was only able to feed 35 people, those people did not have to go hungry that night.

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Saints to start preseason play vs. Browns

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The New Orleans Saints open their 2017 preseason against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium at 7 p.m. today.
This will be the first matchup between the two clubs since they met in Cleveland on Sept. 14, 2014, when a Billy Cundiff field goal with three seconds remaining gave the Browns a 26-24 win.

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Tech softball to hold tryouts

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Louisiana Tech softball will hold walk-on tryouts at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Interested parties must be enrolled as a full-time student at Louisiana Tech and can pick up tryout packets from associate head coach Emerald Doria in the softball office located in room 108 of the Thomas Assembly Center.
Individuals should bring a copy of their health insurance card when picking up or dropping off the packets. All paperwork in the packets must be filled out and returned to softball by Sept. 5 (a copy of a recent physical must be included).

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Ward named second-team All-SWAC

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Grambling State University junior Kevreion Ward was named to the Southwestern Athletic Conference 2017 volleyball preseason second team, while the Lady Tigers were predicted to finish eighth, the league announced earlier this week.

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August 9th

Clinton Heath Durrett

A celebration service for Clinton Heath Durrett will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston with Rev. Danny Baskin officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Simsboro, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Pauline Cassel

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Pauline Cassel joined her beloved family in Heaven on August 2, 2017, a few weeks away from her 104th birthday. Pauline spent her final 15 years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, moving there to be near her niece.

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Notice to Bidders

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office, P.O. Box 3157 T.S., 408 Keeny Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M., August 31, 2017 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Farm Equipment (50012-383-18):
Specifications and bid documents for the above may be obtained from the Director of Purchasing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; phone 318-257-4205 or fax request to 318-257-3772.

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Trial underway in restaurant shooting

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Testimony resumed this morning in 3rd Judicial District Court here in the attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery trial of Steven Devon Hardyway.
Hardyway, 25, is charged in the Nov. 4, 2015, robbery and shooting at the Subway restaurant on West California Avenue. The victim, who was first witness to testify Tuesday, was both shot and stabbed during late-night incident.
Hardyway was arrested two days later in Grambling.
Lewis Jones, chief felony prosecutor with the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, said via email he expects the jury trial to conclude on Thursday.

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