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January 15th, 2015

Surging Lady Techsters hit road to take on Blazers

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —After winning back-to-back games for the first time this year, Louisiana Tech will put its modest streak on the line Thursday night when the Lady Techsters travel to face UAB at Bartow Arena at 7 p.m.
Tech (7-7, 2-1 Conference USA) defeated UTEP 90-72 and UTSA 79-74 in its last two outings after dropping its Conference USA opener to Southern Miss 79-77 in overtime. UAB (7-7, 1-2 C-USA) snapped a three-game losing streak Sunday with a 68-45 road win at FIU.

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Ram stars, good behavior students honored

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Ram Stars
Ram Stars for November Students of the Month have been selected by our teachers.
Teachers say Lindsay Adair works extremely hard, studies, is always prepared and is very helpful.
Phillip Wesley has a great attitude and work ethic. He makes good choices and participates in class.

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Retired teachers recognized

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Twenty-nine retired teachers from Jackson, Lincoln, Ouachita and Union parishes were inducted into the Retired Teachers’ Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Calhoun. The event took place on Jan. 4.
The Hall of Fame, in its third year, commemorates the laudable careers of teachers who, due to the era in which they taught, were not adequately appreciated for their outstanding contributions to the field of education.

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LSMSA to host Exploration Day on Monday

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Prospective students and their parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts on Monday when the school hosts its annual Exploration Day.
The event is for sixth to 12th grade students. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the lobby of the High School Building.
Exploration Day is held twice yearly and is designed to give an overview of the academic, social and residential life programs that LSMSA offers.

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Clark, Wallace to marry

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Tim and Alice Clark, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Hannah Clark to Daniel Wallace, both of Ruston.
Hannah is the granddaughter of Nancy Clark, of Ruston, the late Paul Clark, and Shirley Maynor, of Ruston.
Daniel is the son of Denny and Tammy Wallace, of Ruston. He is the grandson of Charles and Judy Mitchell, of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Faye Clark, of Pope, Mississippi.

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Roundtree, Hill to wed

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Carla and Bill Roundtree, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kristi Angelle Roundtree, of Ruston, to Brenton Garrett Hill, of Farmerville.
Kristi is the granddaughter of Geraldine Stevenson, of Ruston, the late Richard Stevenson and the late Charles Pogue. She is the granddaughter of Mildred Roundtree, of Quitman, and the late Lionel Roundtree.
Brent is the son of Donna and Kerry Hill, of Farmerville. He is the grandson of Mary Hill, of Farmerville, the late Jimmy Hill, Shirley Garrett, of Farmerville, and the late Bob Garrett.

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Sposato, Emanuel to join in holy matrimony

Ceremony set for Oct. 17
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Danielle Nicole Sposato, of Choudrant, and Keith Walker Emanuel, of Dubach, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.
Danielle is the daughter of Jacqueline Sposato and Christopher Stapleton, of Choudrant, and Michael and Lori Sposato of Jacksonville, Florida. She is the granddaughter of Lonnie and Judy Waller, of Brooksville, Florida, Margaret Drolet of Sarasota, Florida, and the late James Sposato.
Keith is the son of Patricia and Robert Youngblood, of Ruston, and Thad Emanuel, of Dubach.

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Winner announced

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The first winner of the 4 Paws Gun Raffle was Billie Hogan, pictured above with her new gun. This raffle is a fundraiser for 4 Paws. Only 1,000 tickets were available, and the drawing is 52-weeks long. The drawing will continue each Friday night through November. For more information visit the website at www.4pawsrescueinc.myresq.org or call 251-3647.

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January 14th

Womack chosen as new fire chief

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Chris Womack is Ruston’s new fire chief. Womack, 43, won the unanimous approval of the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night after being nominated for the post by Mayor Ronny Walker.
Womack succeeds former Chief James Austin who retired in July.
“I’m excited to go in with the new mayor and council and to help move Ruston forward,” Womack said following the specially called meeting during which he was confirmed.

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Hunter, Hammons chosen to lead LPPJ

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Hazel Hunter has been elected as the 2015 Lincoln Parish Police Jury President. Hunter’s election Tuesday night came after repetitive votes that caused District Attorney John Belton to call for a short break in the meeting.
The floor was opened for nominations for president with Juror Bobby Bennett nominating Randy Roberson and Joe Henderson nominating Hazel Hunter. Once the floor was closed for nominations, Belton tallied the 6-6 vote.
Voting for Roberson were himself, Theresa Wyatt, Bennett, Walter Pullen, Jody Backus and Skip Russell.

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