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March 28th, 2014

PayScale: Tech education worth the cost

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2014 return on investment report ranks Tech No.1

PayScale.com released its 2014 College ROI Report Wednesday and has ranked Louisiana Tech University No. 1 among all Louisiana universities in return on investment (ROI) for both in-state and out-of-state students.

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Maintaining the dream

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NFL hopefuls showcase their skills at Tech Pro Day
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Louisiana Tech held its annual Pro Day Thursday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium with 15 recently graduated or former players working out in front of approximately 20 National Football League teams.

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Tech’s King out of workouts

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Junior RB expected to return for preseason practice in August
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back Tevin King suffered an ankle injury during the Bulldogs’ seventh practice of the spring Wednesday. Due to the severity of the injury, King is expected to miss the remainder of spring practice but is expected to available when Louisiana Tech opens fall camp in August. He underwent surgery on the ankle late Wednesday night in Ruston.

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Diamond ’Dogs set to play at UTSA

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Louisiana Tech is in the hunt for its first series victory of the season and will have a tough task this weekend as the Bulldogs travel to San Antonio, Texas to take on UTSA in a three-game Conference USA series beginning at 6 p.m. today at Roadrunner Field.
A year ago, the Roadrunners made the trip to Ruston and completed a three-game sweep of the Bulldogs to end LA Tech’s season when both teams were members of the Western Athletic Conference. UTSA enters the weekend with a 16-9 overall record and 3-3 mark in Conference USA.

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RJHS girls win track meet

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MONROE — The Ruston Junior High School girls track team won the Lee Junior High meet at the Neville High School track.
Ruston, led by head coach Kathy Steed along with assistants Ladd Jackson and Matt Sheppard, totaled 171 points, easily outdistancing second place Good Hope, which finished with 44 points.
Following are the team scores and RJHS individual results for that meet:
TEAM SCORES
1. Ruston, 171 points
2. Richwood, 54
2. Good Hope, 44
4. Lee, 38
5. Sterlington, 35
6. Morehouse, 14
7. Caldwell, 12
8. Carroll, 5
RJHS INDIVIDUAL SCORES
High jump

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It’s time to pick your Picasso for the summer

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Each summer the North Central Louisiana Arts Council holds a series of art camps that offer two-dimensional, three-dimensional and theatrical art classes. These classes expand children’s capacity for learning and self-expression as they explore their imaginations and boost their self-confidence through the creation of their own artworks and dramatic performances.

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Club News: The Pierian Club

The December 2013 meeting was a tasty salad luncheon at the festive home of Shirley Reagan. Members visited and enjoyed the many handmade Christmas decorations of the Reagan home.
January saw Pierians meeting at the lovely home of Bobbie Sue Lann. Helping her serve were co-hostesses Carolyn Russell and Janice Terry. Since the program presenter was ill, members read aloud the Pierian Constitution and ByLaws, which is traditionally the May program for the club.

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Darts for DART Tourney

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The brothers of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Louisiana Tech University are sponsoring the Fourth Annual Darts for DART Tournament, to be held Thursday at the Dawg House Sports Grill. Registration starts at 7:30 p.m., and the games begin at 8 p.m. Above, Dawg House Manager Brad Lomax, right, presents last year's tournament proceeds to Jed Dance, Kappa Sigma alumnus and founder of this tournament.

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Ruston Lions Club

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At the recent noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club, Edith Hill,  pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston, gave an informative presentation of a recent mission trip to Haiti.  The sponsoring missions group is Living Waters for the World. Submitted photo

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Events to end the violence

Beginnng Saturday and throughout next week, the days are full of ways for Lincoln Parish residents to step up and help put an end to domestic violence.
The first event is sure to be a fun time for anyone who swings by Cook Park from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. The inaugural “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” will have men taking strides to understand women by literally taking a walk in her shoes — whether it be flip flops, fuzzy slippers or a pair of stilettos.

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