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March 26th, 2015

Dinner and a Movie boasts family fun

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The eighth annual Junior Auxiliary Dinner and a Movie Family Event will begin at 4:30 p.m. on April 18 at the Lincoln Parish Park.
In addition to the movie, which will begin at dusk, there will be games and activities to keep both children and parents busy, Sandi Stephens, JA public relations chair, said.
“Our entertainment committee has lots of activities planned — daddy-daughter races, mother-son races, sack races, comedians, musicians,” Stephens said. “We will also have an interactive photo booth at the JA booth.”

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Wesley hosts Creative Arts Festival

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Louisiana Tech University’s Wesley Foundation will be hosting a Creative Arts Festival from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on April 17 at their on-campus ministry.
This festival will feature categories in short film, music, photography and art, and poetry, Matthew Ramsaur, event creator and an intern at the Wesley Foundation, said.
“We’re going to have all these categories for creative and talented people,” Ramsaur said.
Ramsaur said this is a free event and anyone in the community can participate.

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Revelry hosts old-school prom

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Ruston will be having the ultimate throwback party from 9 p.m.- 3 a.m. on Saturday at The Revelry. The event, named Let’s Get Physical, will be a themed ’70s and ’80s Prom Night party.
Guests should arrive dressed in 70s and 80s attire to party like it’s 1979 in a room full of balloons and disco balls, Chris Harsch, a partner at The Revelry said.
“You don’t necessarily have to be in prom clothes,” Harsch said. “It can be any kind of ’70s or ’80s gear.”
Rob Owens, another partner at The Reverly, said that people like to dress up.

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Smoke detectors save lives

Each year thousands of people perish in fires that possibly could have been easily prevented, while more than 10,000 are injured in fire related accidents.
Ruston Fire Department Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said there is a program — Operation Save a Life — the sole purpose of which is to provide smoke detectors to those in need.
In 2014, Brazzel said the RFD installed 200 smoke detectors in Lincoln Parish homes in 2014.

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Thank you for those four years

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I was going to talk about the first time I ever covered a game for the Louisiana Tech University’s men’s basketball team and there were fewer than 100 people at the game.
I was going to talk about how I wanted to thank head coach Mike White for giving me the opportunity to be one of my first one-on-one interviews when I was a sophomore.
I was going to talk about a story with each of the three seniors, Raheem Appleby, Michale Kyser and Kenneth “Speedy” Smith.
But I decided otherwise.

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Tech CoB to host annual Banker’s Day

Local and regional banking executives will share their expertise on a variety of topics during the 11th annual William D. Tindoll Banker’s Day on Tuesday in the Louisiana Tech University College of Business.
“This event provides a unique opportunity for business and academia to collaborate in a college setting,” said Timothy Bisping, interim dean of Louisiana Tech’s College of Business. “Speaking to economics and finance classes, the bankers will provide examples of real-life applications of what students learn in class.”

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FBC-Ruston sponsors Community Egg Hunt

More than 2,500 multi-colored eggs will be scattered in an area of Ruston’s Greenwood Park playground, 1306 Cornell Ave. on April 04, as community young children get ready to participate in First Baptist Church’s fifth annual citywide Easter egg hunt, starting at 11:30 a.m.

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Preschool celebrates Mardi Gras and Dr. Seuss’ birthday

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The students of Trinity Preschool did not let the cold winter days prevent them from having fun as they were learning. They participated in “Teddy Bear Week” (above left), Mardi Gras fun, visiting local veterinarian, Dr. Patrick Sexton (immediate left) and celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday (above right).

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Cyber engineering is state’s newest pathway

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The Louisiana State Board of Education approves Cyber Engineering as one of 11 new graduation pathways in the state. This new pathway will help address the state’s growing demand for information technology professionals. In recent years, companies like CSC, IBM, CenturyLink and GE Capital have all made Louisiana home creating thousands of jobs and new opportunities for our students. In addition, there are over 340,000 unfilled cyber security jobs in the United States.

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2014-15 Honor Roll List 3rd 9 Weeks

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“A” Honor Roll
6th Grade: Andrea Davis, Violet Waddle
7th Grade: Antonio Acuna, Gerardo Guerrero, Jade Ivory, Madelin McGaugh
10th Grade: Maggie Watts
11th Grade: Brianne Ellis, Tyler Osborne
12th Grade: Ashleigh Cole, Raigan Talbert
“B” Honor Roll
Sixth grade: Hermelinda Bautista, Beau Cash, Kaley Fincher, Ahmad Gipson-Jackson, Ty Tiana Jones, Brooklyn Lester, Levi Minyard, Tayla Osborne, Jaden Poindexter, Haiden Pruitt, Elijah Richardson,

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