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May 1st, 2014

Kaufman, Seal to wed

Paul and Carla Kaufman, of Benbrook, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Stephanie Ann Kaufman to Kenneth Loy Seal, of Ruston.

Stephanie is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Kaufman and William and Martha Akers, of Benbrook, Texas.

Kenneth is the son of Loy and Deborah Seal, of Ruston. He is the grandson of the late Haskell and Delores Seal, the late Christine Byrd Hammack and Jack Hammack, of Hattiesburg, Miss.

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Tech honors high school students with computing, IT aspirations

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Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science and College of Business recently hosted and recognized young women from high schools throughout the state at the National Center for Women in Information Technology 2014 Louisiana Aspirations in Computing Awards celebration. 

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Lange fourth at CUSA championships

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Sophomore Victor Lange shot a 2-over-par 72 in Louisiana Tech’s final round as the sophomore finished tied for fourth individually at the 2014 Conference USA Golf Championship at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond, Okla.
As a team the Bulldogs shot 21-over-par 301 during the final round and finished 12th overall with a 62-over-par (304-297-31—902) over the three day championship event.
Tech jumped Marshall over the final round as the Thundering Herd shot 68-over-par 908 while Tech fell short of UTSA by four shots as the Roadrunners were 58-over-par (898).

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Lady Bearcats win regionals

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The Ruston High School Lady Bearcats won their district track meet Wednesday, with Sunni McAllister (pictured above) winning the 100m and 200m runs. Kristen Clark (pictured below) also turned in her usual strong performance in the javelin.

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Starkova, Britos named All-CUSA

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After helping lead the Louisiana Tech tennis team to its second consecutive 15-win season and a program record 11-match winning streak, Alexandra Starkova and Jazmin Britos were 2014 all-conference selections made by the Conference USA head coaches.
Starkova earned first-team all-conference honors while Britos earned second-team all-conference honors.

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Hadnot conference Athlete of Week

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After posting career-best times in the 100m and 200m at the Bobcat Classic in San Marcos, Texas on Saturday, Louisiana Tech senior Trey Hadnot was named the Conference USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week announced today by the league office.
Hadnot ran a PR-mark of 20.43 in the 200m, a time that ranks second in C-USA this season, third in the NCAA East Preliminary qualifying list and eighth in the nation. His time of 20.43 also ranks 23rd in the world this year among wind-assisted marks.

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Paul Kimbrel Smith, Jr.

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Paul Kimbrel Smith, Jr. left this world peacefully on April 26, 2014 at 12 noon, surrounded by his loving family after fighting a valiant battle. P.K. was born on May 18, 1928 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Paul K. Smith, Sr. and Ray Gandy Smith. At age 4, he moved to Ruston, Louisiana. He attended Hillcrest Grammar School and graduated from Ruston High School in 1946.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Regular meeting of the Grambling Legends Square Taxing District Commission will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.
A Public Hearing of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Grambling will held on Thursday, May, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.

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April 30th

Play to open Thursday at the Dixie

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Ruston Community Theatre’s “All Because of Agatha,” a comedic play by Jonathan Troy is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. with a matinee to air at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Man kidnaps child

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A Ruston man has been apprehended by local law enforcement on simple kidnapping charges.
Stavono Manez Caldwell, 47, of 1501 E. Line Ave., was arrested and booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for one count simple kidnapping, one count unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and one count driving while intoxicated — first offense.
According to the arrest affidavit, Ruston Police Department officers responded to a call on Cotton Avenue in reference to Caldwell entering into a residence and taking a child against the mother’s permission and knowledge.

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