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September 18th, 2015

Cadets reenact prisoner of war conditions

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Quintin Knuckles, a sophomore cadet with Louisiana Tech University’s Air Force ROTC Valkyrie Honor Guard, stands watch over freshman cadet Olivia Barnes, who is demonstrating what prisoners of war endured during the Vietnam War. The annual POW/MIA vigil continues throughout the day in recognition of the national observance on the front lawn of Ruston’s City Hall.

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Chicken Festival to strut through town

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The 27th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival is underway in Dubach with the main festival day set for Saturday, Sept. 26.
Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization Event Coordinator Gina Stokes said this year’s festival will be a great time for all of the family to enjoy.
“(On Sept. 25) we have things kicking off at noon with arts, crafts and food booths set up in downtown Dubach,” she said. “Then at about 6 p.m. we will get bingo started at the Scott Hamilton Warehouse followed by an Elvis Tribute concert at the First Guaranty Bank Stage and parking lot.”

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Bulldogs face challenge at K-State

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Louisiana Tech looks to get back on a winning track at 2 p.m. Saturday as the Bulldogs play a contest at Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas.
The game, which will be televised on FSN, features the 1-1 Bulldogs, coming off a 41-38 Conference USA loss to Western Kentucky after defeating Southern in Tech’s season opener against the 2-0 Wildcats, who have not given up a touchdown through their two games.

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GSU to open SWAC play at Alabama State

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Two teams both looking for their first wins of the season collide at 6 p.m. Saturday in Montgomery, Alabama, as Grambling State opens Southwestern Athletic Conference at Alabama State.
Grambling is coming off a 56-53 loss to Bethune Cookman.
GSU quarterback Johnathan Williams had a solid day in that loss, for 326 yards, and three scores.
But GSU coach Broderick Fobbs is more concerned of the with the lack of defense, which has given up 129 points in its first two games.

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H.S. teams enter Week 3

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Kemondrick Walter (1) and the Ruston Bearcats will be at home time as they play host to Airline at 7 p.m. The Grambling Lab Kittens also play at 7 p.m. home contest against Lake side at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium while Ceder Creek takes to the road to renew an old rivalry as they play a 7 p.m. contest at Ouachita Christian in Monroe.

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Tech tennis, soccer ready for action

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Louisiana Tech enters its final weekend of non-conference action when they host Southern at 7 p.m. today at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex and then travel to face Jackson State on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the JSU Field.
Tech is looking to extend its home pitch winning streak to seven games. They are also just one unbeaten match versus the Jaguars away from posting their ninth (out of 12) unbeaten non-conference schedule at home.

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Tech set for UCS tourney

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Natalie Leiu (10) and the Louisiana Tech volleyball team (5-5) play in the Central Arkansas Invitational tournament starting today. Tech opened tournament play at 10 a.m. today against the Islanders before taking on the host Bears at 7 p.m. The Lady Techsters close out the weekend with a 10 a.m. match on Satruday against Alabama State before returning home to open Conference USA play Monday at home against Southern Miss.

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Chicken Fest strutting into area arts

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is thrilled to have an opportunity to partner with The Peach 99.3 in spreading the word about the arts through radio waves. Every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. NCLAC is invited by Rick Godley to come into the studio and talk about the arts within the five regions we serve.

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Alan Brown talks to Lions Club

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The Ruston Lions Club was honored to have as a guest , at a recent noon meeting, Alan Brown. Brown who was in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, told of some of the events prior to and after the terrorist attacks.

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Remembering the POW/MIA

As residents pause today in remembrance of the men and women who never made it home from battle, let us all remember their sacrifices.
While POW/MIA Day today is not a federal holiday, it is a national observance where we pause for the sacrifices made for many of the freedoms we take for granted.

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