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April 23rd, 2014

Conference planned

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The Louisiana Forgery and Fraud Investigator’s Association will be holding their annual conference from Tuesday through May 2 at the Ruston Civic Center.
The 2014 LAFFIA Conference will be hosted by the current President Capt. Eric Hanna, of the Ruston Police Department. This year’s corporate sponsor will be Community Trust Bank.
The LAFFIA was formed in 1966 as a means to combat financial crimes through intelligence exchanges between federal, state and local law enforcement along with private industry.

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Chamber wraps up year’s Adopt-A-School

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Outstanding businesses, schools to be recognized at annual banquet

The Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce will be wrapping up this year’s Adopt-A-School program with a luncheon set for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center.
“Each year we kick off Adopt-A-School with a luncheon in September to get the Chamber partners and education partners connected and networking as they prepare for the year’s activities,” Lincoln ACHIEVE coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol said. “Then at the end of the year, we have another luncheon to celebrate the partnership efforts throughout the year and, yes, present awards.” 

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Tech to host annual Banker’s Day

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The College of Business at Louisiana Tech University will host banking executives from financial institutions throughout the region at its annual William D. Tindoll Banker’s Day on May 2 in the College of Business building.
Executives from local and regional banking institutions will share their expertise with students on a variety of topics during economics and finance classes. The bankers will be able to provide examples of real-life application of what students are learning in class.

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Dubach man cited for turkey hunting violations

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — State wildlife and fisheries agents cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing charges in Union Parish.
On Saturday, agents cited 40-year-old Anthony J. Lewis for intentional concealment of wildlife evidence, failing to comply with turkey tagging requirements, hunting turkeys with no basic hunting and big game licenses and turkey stamp, criminal trespassing and operating an ATV on a public road.
Agents received an anonymous complaint about Lewis hunting on private property without permission near Dubach.

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Tech engineers win national design contest

Louisiana Tech University’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) won first place in the 2014 Best Senior Design Competition at the AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety held in New Orleans.
The Louisiana Tech team, comprised of Jessica Davis, Jayme Ferro and James J. Horton, presented their “Economic Optimization and Hazard Analysis of a Hydrofluoric Acid Catalyzed Alkylation Process” design to a panel of judges composed of professors and industry representatives.

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Cheers: Sterry sings at the Lincoln Center

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Courtney Sterry, granddaughter of Bill and Joyce Crowe of Ruston, recently performed with five choirs from across the nation at New York’s Lincoln Center. Sterry is a member of the Bellaire High School choir in Bellaire, Texas.

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PAWS of NELA to host ‘Super Adoption Day’

PAWS of Northeast Louisiana will host the 10th annual “Super Adoption Day” for pets in Monroe this month.

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Purifoy a pure joy for LP

Although only in fifth grade, Emma Purifoy is a name everyone needs to know.
A student at A.E. Phillip’s Lab School, Emma is an extraordinary young lady who was recognized for her achievements when she was awarded the title of “Louisiana Student of the Year” last week.
That means out of all the elementary students in the entire state, she was deemed the best — and — came from right here in Ruston.

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Guice answers higher calling

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Minutes before the thunderclouds thickened and the rain began to fall, Les Guice and his family planted a red maple tree on the alumni walkway leading to Louisiana Tech University’s Centennial Plaza.
Thirteen other trees were already growing along the walkway, each tree representing the tenure of a former Tech president. The red maple — Tree No. 14 — belongs to Guice.
The Monroe native who grew up in Bastrop became Tech’s 14th president on July 1. But it wasn’t until his formal investiture this month that things became real in a ceremonial kind of way.

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Techsters batter GSU in softball

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GRAMBLING — Hailey Winter and Katelynn Hill each drove home two runs to lead Louisiana Tech to a 10-1 run rule win over Grambling State Tuesday afternoon at the GSU Softball Field.
Tech (18-27) improved to 11-0 all-time against the Tigers (11-20) and swept the season series after defeating GSU 4-1 in Ruston in mid-February.
The Lady Techsters recorded 11 hits in the game while scoring runs in each of the first four innings while Pauline Tufi and Bianca Duran limited the Tigers to one run on four hits.

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