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April 25th, 2017

Techsters add CC sharpshooter

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Taylor Stahly led Hutchinson to 60-6 record over past 2 seasons
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Louisiana Tech coach Brooke Stoehr announced Monday that Hutchinson Community College guard Taylor Stahly has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Lady Techsters the next two years.
Stahly, who prepped at Newton High School in Kansas, lettered the past two years for coach John Ontjes at Hutchinson Community College, where she led the program to a 60-6 record and back-to-back Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference titles.

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Tech golfers finish 11th at C-USA meet

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TEXARKANA, Ark. — Louisiana Tech Golf struggled early on Monday and never quite recovered as a team as the Bulldogs ended the 2017 season in 11th place at the Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship at Texarkana Country Club.
Middle Tennessee and Southern Miss were slated to play a one-hole playoff tat 7:30 a.m. today to determine the final match play spot. The winner will face UTEP while Charlotte and North Texas will in the other semifinals match play, with the winners battling for the C-USA team championship.

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Teen entrepreneurs on the farm

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As summer approaches many teens begin applying for summer jobs to earn extra income. For those teens lucky enough to live on a working farm, they may not have to complete a job application. Instead, they will need to develop a business plan to present to their parents.
Helping parents with diversification on the family farm could win a summer job where you set your own hours and determine your own profits. Depending on the assets of the farm, some of the ideas listed below may be more practical than others because of the type of farm or location of the farm.

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NFL draft will excite Tech fans

Terry Bradshaw in 1970. Roger Carr in 1974. Willie Roaf in 1993. Troy Edwards in 1999. And Vernon Butler in 2016.
Louisiana Tech has had five players drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft over the years. And while it’s highly unlikely we’ll see a Bulldog selected Thursday in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Ruston Daily Leader is excited to see what teams will end up drafting these bulldogs when the later rounds are held on Friday and Saturday.

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April 24th

Russian National Ballet to perform ‘Cinderella’ at Tech

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Credited with inspiring young dancers from around the world with their technique, grace and all around enchantment, the Russian National Ballet will visit Louisiana Tech University to showcase their performance of “Cinderella.”
At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Louisiana Tech Concert Association will welcome the Russian National Ballet to the stage in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts.

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NAMI to host symposium

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The Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in partnership with the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority will host a Law Enforcement Mental Health Symposium.
The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 2 at the Ruston Civic Center, 401 N. Trenton St. in Ruston.
The primary topic is “Alternatives to the Prison Pipeline.” Two subtopics include: “What are the realities? What are community responses?”

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Public school registration

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Registration for the 2017-18 school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12 will begin on May 1. All new students (except pre-k) need to be registered at the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Students should be registered before June 30 in order to prevent possible delays in placement.

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Applications for Heroes Flight

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Officials with Brookshire Grocery Co. announce plans for the 13th Brookshire’s/Super 1 Foods World War II Heroes Flight, which will take WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial built in their honor, along with several other sites.
The all-expenses-paid trip will take place May 29-31 with veterans departing from either Shreveport or Tyler, Texas. Veterans participating in previous flights have come from communities throughout northeast Texas and north Louisiana.

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Hooshang’s paintings in Artexpo New York

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The 2017 Artexpo New York includes two paintings by Ruston’s Hooshang Khorasani.
Artblend Gallery of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, selected an abstract and an equine work to display in exhibition that ends today.
This is the first time Hooshang’s work has been shown at the annual juried event, which for 39 years has brought the biggest publishers, galleries and collectors together with established and emerging artists in what is billed as the world’s largest fine art marketplace.

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Having breakfast with the Angels

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Did you ever see the scene from the movie “The Sixth Sense” when little Haley Joel Osment tells Bruce Willis, “I see dead people?” That film represented the freaky notion that the young boy could see and talk to those who have passed on. As farfetched as that idea is; I think it might be interesting, fun even, to have a paranormal parlay with some of my fondest dearly departed. Unless they make house calls, my conversation would have to take place at the Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach where most of my immediate family is interred.

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