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April 25th, 2014

LaTech to hold ‘Top 20’

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Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, Tuesday for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional Showcase.
On display at the event will be innovative entrepreneurs, products and services developed through the I-20 Corridor Regional Accelerator as well as a variety of new start-up companies and cutting edge technology development projects emerging from Louisiana Tech and their private partners.

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Running for hope set for Saturday

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Second annual 5k to benefit autism research at parish park

On Saturday area residents will have a chance to show their support for others during the Hope for Autism 5k, set to be held at Lincoln Parish Park.
Registration for the second annual run has been ongoing, but those interested can still register the day of the race.
Tiffany White, an event coordinator, said the Centers for Disease Control released a statement that autism has risen 30 percent from 1in 88 to 1 in 68 children diagnosed with autism. 

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Art Crawl set in Downtown Ruston

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Next Friday night there will be several facets of our artistic community on display simultaneously, which will make for a wonderful weekend. We have such a rich artistic environment in our region, with a wealth of professional artists as well as student artists. We are lucky to be a “university town” with such great programs in the arts. Theatre, music, visual arts, architecture, and literature each add considerable depth, beauty and warmth to our cultural landscape.

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CalTech researcher to speak at Tech on Monday

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Luisa Rebull, associate research scientist with the Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), will visit Louisiana Tech University, April 28 to discuss her work in infrared astronomy as part of the Wallace Herbert Memorial Astronomy Lecture Series.
Rebull’s presentation, “From IRAS to Spitzer and Beyond: 30 years of Space-Based Infrared Astronomy” will take place at 6 p.m. in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host Ala. A&M

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With just about one month left to go in the 2014 season, Louisiana Tech will step out of Conference USA play briefly this weekend as the Bulldogs welcome Alabama A&M to Ruston for a three-game series beginning at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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Bearcats top Pineville

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Wilkerson hurls one-hitter, hits HR to lead RHS
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PINEVILLE — Ruston High School pitcher “Doc” Wilkerson hurled a one-hitter Thursday as the Bearcats continued their District 2-5A dominance with a 3-0 win over Pineville.
The teams close out regular season with a 5 p.m. game today at the RHS Baseball Complex.
Wilkerson worked all seven innings, giving up only one walk while striking out fice batters.
The Bearcats offense totaled seven hits, with Wilkerson smashing a two-RBI home run to lead the way.

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Prep softball playoffs hit round two today

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Quarterfinals on line for Cedar Creek, Choudrant and Simsboro
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Cedar Creek moves on to the second round where the Lady Cougars will play at Sacred Heart at 4:30 p.m. today in Ville Platte.
The Lady Cougars are coming off a big 13-0 first-round playoff win over Montgomery and hope to build on that momentum.
“That was a good start but we have to keep things rolling,” Cedar Creek coach Julie Riser said. “It’s never easy on the road, but we want to reach Sulphur, and getting a win over Sacred Heart and moving on to the quarterfinals is the only way to do that.”
LHSAA softball quarterfinal play will begin May 2 in Sulphur.

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Lady Aggies celebrate win

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After celebrating their first-round win Tuesday with an on-field picture, the Chodurant Lady Aggies return to the diamond today with a 4:30 p.m. second-round game at Monterey.

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Buddy Ball golf tourney set for May 3

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The Academy Sports and Outdoors Invitational Golf Tournament benefitting Buddy Ball of Ruston will be held May 3 at Trail’s End Golf Course in Arcadia.
The tournament is limited to the first 36 paid teams. Cost of the two-man scramble is $120 per team. Registration deadline is Thursday.
Prizes will be awarded for three flights. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.
All proceeds from the tournament benefit Buddy Ball, Ruston’s first softball league for special-needs children.
For more information about the tournament or to register, contact Mike Kane at (318) 777-0660.

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RPD takes back medications

Each year hundreds of crimes are committed involving prescription drugs. The Ruston Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, is getting ready to take back prescription drugs on Saturday.
The collaborative effort is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day where potentially dangerous controlled dangerous substances can be turned in from our nation’s medicine cabinet to law enforcement.

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