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October 22nd, 2014

4-H has it all, not just livestock

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Photography, Bicycle Adventures, Lift Off, Micro Magicians, See Them Sprout, Play the Role ...can you believe these are 4-H projects that any 9 to 19-year-old can participate in when they become a member of the largest youth organization in the world?
That’s right, today’s 4-H has a different face than the one of years ago. Yes, if you’re a 4-H’er, you can still raise a goat, rabbit, cow, lamb, horse or pig, but 4-H is much more than just livestock. We offer something for everyone.

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Tech talks preventing domestic abuse

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It’s become a too-common occurrence over the past couple of years — much negative press involving athletes being accused of domestic violence.
Tuesday night, with the help of DART (Domestic Abuse Resistance Team) of Ruston, Louisiana Tech University’s athletics department took a proactive approach to try to stop such problems before they ever again.
An estimated 323 Tech student athletes attended a seminar on domestic violence led by DART community advocate Terri Queen Autrey and a panel of five men well known in the world of North Louisiana and Tech athletics.

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Smoking the links

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CHOUDRANT — Louisiana Tech junior Victor Lange birdied nine of his last 11 holes and set or tied multiple records with a 10-under-par 62 round to force a playoff for the individual title in the final round of the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate hosted by Louisiana Tech at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant Tuesday.

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Bulldogs’ Pinson earns national accolades

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DALLAS — Recognition for Terrell Pinson’s standout performance against the University of Texas-San Antonio continued to come rolling in Tuesday as the senior was named the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week.

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Tech bowlers finish 10th

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NEW ORLEANS — The Lady Techsters had three bowlers finish in the top 50, as Louisiana Tech placed 10th this weekend at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Bowling Invitational, which was hosted by Tulane.
Tech went 4-8 in the win-loss column over the course of the three day invitational as head coach Jerry Miles and the Lady Techsters faced off against four teams ranked in the preseason Top 20, including the defending national champions, Sam Houston State, who went on to win the tournament this weekend with an 11-1 record.

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Lady Techsters set exhibition start time

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With Louisiana Tech’s homecoming football game against Western Kentucky set for 2 p.m. Nov. 1, Tyler Summitt and the Lady Techster basketball team announced that its exhibition game against Mississippi College will tip off at 7 p.m. that same night from the Thomas Assembly Center.
It will be the first of two exhibition games for the Lady Techsters, who will also host LSU-Alexandria at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Admission to both exhibition games is free.

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October 21st

Xerium reveals new expansion

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Xerium Technologies in Ruston unveiled its new expansion, which allowed them to hire 12 additional employees, during an open house on Monday afternoon.
The business, which is located on McDonald Avenue, employs 60 people in Ruston, and with the expansion has a 75,000-square-foot facility.
The local Xerium facility, which was formerly known as Stowe Woodward, repairs large industrial rolls used to make all different kinds of paper — from writing and newspaper to cardboard food and delivery boxes.

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Suspect sought in shooting

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Ruston Police Department is eliciting the help of residents to apprehend a suspect in a shooting which occurred Friday night.
Deputy Chief Clint Williams said officers from the Uniform Patrol Division of the RPD responded to Sikes Street in reference to a shooting. 
“Upon arrival, officers located the shooting victim lying in the doorway of a residence on Sikes Street,” he said. “The victim had suffered a single gunshot wound.”
The Ruston Fire Department-EMS responded to the scene to transport the victim to Northern Louisiana Medical Center for treatment of his injury. 

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Mobile food approved for Ruston

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Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission made history Monday night when it approved the first mobile food vending application made under the city’s amended zoning ordinance.
Commissioners unanimously approved Central Oil and Supply’s request to place a food truck at the Valero gas station and convenience store located at 1110 N. Trenton St. The hamburger vending truck will be on the southwest corner of the property.

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Okra rises to greatness

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Choudrant’s John Livingston is well known for his gardening skills.
But even Livingston has been surprised by this year’s orca-like okra crop.
That’s because he’s harvested enough of the plant to feed a killer whale and is still picking every other day.

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