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September 4th, 2013

Canterbury, Smith wed

Abby Blayke Canterbury, of Simsboro, and William David Smith, of Sterlington, exchanged wedding vows at half past 6 o’clock Saturday at the Methodist Owl Center in Dubach.

The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Randy Ray.

The bride is the daughter of Keith and Jan Canterbury, of Simsboro. She is the granddaughter of Francis Clark, of Simsboro, the late John W. Clark, Medrick Canterbury, of Simsboro, and the late Richard Buck Canterbury.

The groom is the son of William and Judy Smith, of Sterlington. He is the grandson of the late Clayton and Mildred Smith and the late Clotiel Hammond.

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Focusing on the art

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Market a success, to be held again
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While the Ruston Farmers Market is taking a small hiatus, one local family has teamed together with other locals to keep the produce and crafts coming.
Tom and Lorrie Fabre are owners of Brairhill Farms, located on U.S. Highway 80.
“Our little farm has been in my wife’s family since before the Civil War,” Tom Fabre said. “You see my granddaughter right there, she is the seventh generation to be on this farm.”
The Fabres were on hand during the first ever Farm and Art event held Aug. 31 at Briarhill Farms.

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Faculty, staff addressed

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Guice: I am committed to finding ways to enhance Tech
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Despite Louisiana Tech University’s “strong position” compared to other regional and state schools, the year ahead “will likely be the most challenging we’ve seen,” Tech President Les Guice said Tuesday.
“It will take the strong leadership and collective efforts of everyone to maintain the positive force for our university, for your university,” he said in his first back-to-school speech to Tech’s faculty and staff.
Guice became the university’s 14th president on July 1, following the retirement of now-President Emeritus Dan Reneau.

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Jazz brunch, silent auction scheduled

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Proceeds benefit La. Center for the Blind

The Louisiana Center for the Blind is offering residents the opportunity to give back to the community.
The Center will host their first Jazz Brunch and Silent Auction to benefit three youth programs held during summer months.

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COE intern delves into political psychology in D.C.

NOTE: This is the third part of a six-part series highlighting Louisiana Tech students and their internship experiences.
He went from Minden, a Louisiana town of a little more than 13,000 people, to a city of more than 600,000.
Louisiana Tech University College of Education student Austin Vining spent his summer interning in Washington, D.C., working with Sen. Mary Landrieu and studying how social psychology relates to the political process.

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Pet of the Week

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Meet Cindy Lou, a house kitten. Her personality is a mix of spunk and sweetness. She is inky black with olive green eyes. Cindy Lou is an indoor-only cat. She is litter-box trained. Her adoption fee is $50. Call 251-DOGS for more information. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 290 Rodeo Road or call for an appointment.

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Tech adds flavor to home games

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Barbecue chicken first up for fans on Saturday’s tailgating menu
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Louisiana Tech fans planning to tailgate prior to the Bulldogs home opener against Lamar on Saturday can plan their menu around barbecue chicken and their favorite sides.
Head coach Skip Holtz and the Bulldogs will kickoff against the Cardinals at 6 p.m. that day, but the festivities around Joe Aillet Stadium start much earlier as tailgating continues to grow around Louisiana Tech home games.

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Creek eighth graders grab win

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Cedar Creek Middle School started out its football season with a solid performance against OCS last Thursday. The eighth-grade team dominated the Eagles 40-0, with quarterback Jace Moss carrying the ball for 206 yards and three touchdowns. Fullback Tripp Marcus logged 104 yards and two touchdowns. The two other top ballcarriers were tailbacks Collin Moak with 75 rushing yards and Kasten Furr, pictured above at left, with 65 yards and a touchdown. The other Middle School Cougar teams kept it close on both games (Sixth grade: OCS 8, Cedar Creek 0; Seventh grade: OCS 16, Cedar Creek 6).

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Tech bookstore set to hold ‘Back-to-School Blitz’

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The Louisiana Tech Barnes and Noble Bookstore will hold a Back-to-School Blitz beginning at 6 p.m. Friday for all Bulldog fans complete with free food and drinks, discounted merchandise and raffles.
From 6-8 p.m., the event will feature a ‘WAC Swap’ where fans will receive a 20 percent discount in exchange for old Western Athletic Conference merchandise. The outdated items will be given away to charity following the event.
All bookstore merchandise is eligible for the 20 percent discount.

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Lady Techsters softball adds Doria to coaching staff

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Louisiana Tech head coach Mark Montgomery announced last week that he has hired former Centenary star Emerald Doria to his coaching staff.
Doria fills the opening on the staff left by the departure of John Garris, who accepted the first assistant position at Southern University. Garris spent one season in Ruston helping Montgomery and Co. earn the program’s highest finish ever in Western Athletic Conference regular season play.

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