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May 7th, 2014

Choudrant FD assisted

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The Choudrant Volunteer Firemen’s Association group will now have a little help from the Village of Choudrant with clerical duties.
During the May meeting on Monday night, the board of aldermen voted unanimously to enter into a cooperative agreement with the nonprofit group that works to raise funds for the volunteer fire department.
Mayor Bill Sanderson, who is also the CFD chief, told aldermen that the association has been vital to the fire department.

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Cougars run to quarterfinals

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Cedar Creek storms to 15-2 road win at East Beauregard
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Chalk up another big win for the Cedar Creek baseball team, which has moved to the quarterfinals of the Class 1A baseball playoffs.
The Cougars didn’t waste any time taking over in Tuesday’s second game at East Beauregard, pushing across seven runs in the first inning en route to a 15-2 win in five innings.
Mark Van and Grant Clary each picked up two hits for the Cougars, who also got two RBIs each from Jacob Antee and Jacob Brown.
Brown worked four innings on the mound and picked up the win while Van pitched the final inning for Cedar Creek.

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Tech’s Smith nationally noticed

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Publications touting ‘Speedy’ as one of country’s top point guards
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The 2014-15 college basketball season is still about six months away from tipping off, but national publications are already previewing the top returning players.
ESPN recently released a top five list of the best passers and the best all-around point guards for next year and making both was Louisiana Tech’s Kenneth Smith.

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Lange named second team All-CUSA golfer

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Louisiana Tech sophomore Victor Lange continued to receive recognition for his outstanding season Tuesday as Conference USA bestowed upon him second team all-conference honors.
The announcement by the league offices comes just a day after Lange became the first Bulldog golfer in school history to receive a bid to compete at the NCAA Regionals. Lange is seeded fourth among the individuals at the San Antonio Regional at Briggs Ranch Golf Club.

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ULM rallies past Grambling for baseball win

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The University of Louisiana-Monroe made it three-straight walk off wins over Grambling State as the Warhawks picked up a 6-5 win over the Tigers Tuesday night at Warhawk Field.
Trailing 5-4 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Warhawks (20-30) got a leadoff walk by Jacob Stockton and later put two men on as Cody Stone drew a one-out walk and was replaced by pinch runner Vincent Dellocono.

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Schools show support for MOD

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First year participants in Blue Jeans for Babies
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Local schools have donated money to Blue Jeans for Babies, a March of Dimes fundraiser.
The grand total contributed to the March of Dimes Blue Jeans for Babies campaign for 2014 was $3,388.87.
The annual March for Babies is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Maxie Lambright Intramural Complex. All interested persons are invited to attend and show support for the March of Dimes, an organization committed to helping end premature births, birth defects and infant mortality.

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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., May 28, 2014 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Various Apparel & Accessories (50012-280-14):
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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The history of softball revealed

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You might think that softball was derived from baseball, but you would be off the mark.
The game of softball originated in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day in 1887.
A group of about 20 college men gathered in the gymnasium of the Farragut Boat Club in order to hear the outcome of the Harvard-Yale football game. After Yale’s victory was announced and bets were paid off, one of the men picked up a stray boxing glove and threw it at someone who hit it with a pole.

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GSU alumnus promoted as Marine band leader

One Grambling State University alumnus landed his dream job recently, and he said GSU played a significant role.
Andres Navarro has been promoted to the position of warrant officer of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band in San Diego, Calif. He holds the title as director of the band.
Navarro was in the Grambling State University World Famed Tiger Marching Band from 1997-2002. While in the band he played the French horn, bass guitar and piano.
“Andres was a superb musician and had raw talent that is very hard to find,” Larry Pannell, GSU’s marching band director, said.

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Kiwanis learns about UAVs

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Recently, Tech student and Hunt Guillot intern, Wayland Morgan, spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).  He described flight characteristics and typical uses of UAVs. Moving the club members outside, he demonstrated the speed, stability and maneuverability of a UAV with a flight demonstration in the parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church.  Wayland built the pictured UAV.

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