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October 24th, 2013

Litigation possible for game forfeiture

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The football team may be back out on the field for Grambling State University, but repercussions from the recent protest and boycott that resulted in forfeiting a game to Jackson State University are far from over.
Officials from Jackson State University issued a statement Tuesday saying that they plan to pursue litigation against Grambling State and others.

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Performance on tap at the Dixie

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Bridger to incorporate more than music

The Dixie Center for the Arts will play host to modern-day Renaissance man Bobby Bridger at 7 p.m. tonight.
Bridger’s artwork has been on display in the lobby of the Dixie.
John Emory, president of the Dixie board of directors, said Bridger blends American history and theater to bring historical characters to life through song, and to demonstrate unique perspectives of the great Euro-American westward migration, American mythology, the plains Indians and the development of American culture during this time.

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Museum gets ‘new’ gun

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This month, the Louisiana Military Museum put an 1895 Colt Browning Machine Gun, used in the Spanish-American War, on display.
Ernest Stevens, director for the Louisiana Military Museum, said the “Potato Digger,” as it is informally known, is very rare.
“This piece has been on my ‘want list’ for 20 years,” Stevens said.
“It is a very rare piece of militaria, and we are proud to have it exhibited at our museum.”
Stevens said this frontline gun was in use for almost 50 years.

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Smith, Nicholson to marry

Veronica Williams, of Ruston, and Joey Smith, of Choudrant, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Katie Smith, of Ruston, to Jordan Nicholson, of Ruston.

Katie is the granddaughter of Bobby and Joyce Kay Smith, of Choudrant.

She is a 2007 graduate of Ruston High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she played softball.

Katie is currently employed at Sterling Pharmacy in marketing development.

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Douglas, Smith to unite in matrimony

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Douglas, of Lafayette, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Kathryn Nicole Douglas and Theodore Littleton Smith.

The bride elect is the granddaughter of Peggy Douglas, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and the late Billy Douglas, Sr., Carolyn Volentine, of Farmerville, and the late Robert Singleton.

She is a 2005 graduate of Beau Chene High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Nicole is currently employed as an ELA teacher at Milton Junior High in Lafayette.

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Tech Archives are home to history

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Since 1945 Louisiana Tech University has housed many different artifacts from various points in history. From artwork and woodwork done by the prisoners at Camp Ruston to first editions of major authors from the 17th century, the Archives, located on the fourth floor of Wyly Tower, are home to thousands of pieces of history.
Donald Kaczvinsky, dean of the liberal arts department at Tech, said his interest in the Archives came when Lorna Kardatzke gave a letter written by Charles Dickens, which began the Frellsen Fletcher Smith collection at Tech.

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Negron, Aaron to wed in Mexico

Erin Negron and Paden Aaron, of Ruston, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

The bride elect is the daughter of Jackie and Penny James and Jorge and Nancy Negron. She is the granddaughter of the late Roger and Paulina Gagnon, of Leesville, and the late Jose and Nelcy Negron, of Leesville.

Erin is a 2003 graduate of Ruston High School and a 2009 graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a master’s degree in speech pathology. Erin is currently employed as a speech pathologist at Overton Brooks Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Shreveport.

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Johnston, Koonce to exchange vows

Chuck and Melinda Johnston, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Molly Johnston to Klay Koonce, son of Keith and Dana Koonce, of Ruston.

Molly is a 2006 graduate of Choudrant High School and a 2012 graduate of Louisiana Tech University where she is currently pursing her graduate degree.

Klay is a 2007 graduate of Ruston High School and attended Delta Community College for his EMT certification. He is currently employed at Roseburg Forest Products.

The couple plans to marry on April 26, 2014.

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Mumford, Ellington to unite in matrimony

Stephanie Mumford and Parker Ellington, both of Lake Ridge,Virginia, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mary Ann and Roger Mumford, of Calabash, North Carolina. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Renner, of Pleasant Hill, Ohio and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mumford.
Stephanie is a 2006 graduate of Forest Park High School and a 2011 graduate of West Virginia University with a master’s degree in education.

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Tech’s Fall World Series starts Friday

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Head coach Wade Simoneaux and the Louisiana Tech baseball team will conclude its fall season with the 12th annual Fall World Series set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The series will last from Friday to Nov. 3 and feature the Tech Gray team competing against the Tech Black team, with both teams being selected and split up by the eight seniors on the this year’s team in the annual senior draft held this past Monday night.

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