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October 23rd, 2015

Equinox Orchestra performs today

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The Dixie Center for the Arts is excited to have Davis and Johnson and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra back in Ruston.
Best friends and Louisiana Tech University Alumni, Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson with their 11-piece band, have been traveling across America capturing audiences with southern gentleman charm and a high-energy show.
And now Davis and Johnson are back in North Louisiana where it all started.

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Power Hour helps innovators expand businesses

In just one hour, innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, students and faculty can learn how to expand businesses successfully through seminars hosted by professional advisers through Louisiana Tech University’s Innovation Enterprise.
At the Power Hour session, professional advisers will explain how to move from a new business idea to a basic action plan.
Innovators can attend the Power Hour to introduce ideas for a new venture, gain feedback from experienced advisers, establish specific actions to develop concepts and network with other innovators.

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Encouraging voter turnout

In just a few hours, Lincoln Parish voters will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most important rights and privileges of citizenship: choosing their leaders.

Polls for Saturday’s primary election are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. During those 13 hours, local voters will elect a clerk of court, assessor, six members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and three state senators.

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Giving to those in need

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With everyone talking about the upcoming elections and the hopeful change that will come with the results, I want to talk about my own kind of change.
We’ve lived in Ruston, this time around, for more than three years. In that time we have never really had any issues with anyone in our neighborhood. Luckily, we live around some pretty amazing people.
In fact, there have been times that our neighbors directly to our left have come over just to make sure we were doing OK, and weren’t in need of anything.

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The problem with pink

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For more than 10 years, October has been a month where football teams wear pink socks, pink ribbons and shirts and pink is somehow incorporated into food.
The reasons for this — October is the month for breast cancer awareness.
It seems now there’s an obsession with the image of fighting for a cause, but no action is taken.
Cancer in general is a disease humanity is commonly faced with in today’s world.
During October, many organizations will slip into pink for the month, to “raise awareness.”

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October 22nd

Nora Lewis: Terrific for Lady Techsters

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A banner displaying her name and her number hangs from the Thomas Assembly Center rafters.
No. 40 was special during her four years in the Columbia blue and red. Nora Lewis, who will be enshrined into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Waggonner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center, was a lot of things according to her former coach Leon Barmore.
Lewis was versatile.

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Techsters softball preparing to host ‘Alumni Weekend’

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The Louisiana Tech Softball team is inviting back all former players to take part in Softball Alumni Weekend, which kicks off on Friday evening when the Lady Techsters wrap up their fall season with an exhibition against Harding University.
Former Lady Techsters are encouraged to RSVP to Melanie Montgomery as soon as possible through email, melanie911@bellsouth.net, to confirm their attendance for this weekend’s activities.

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Tech sprinter Hart set for IPC World Championships

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DOHA, Qatar — Louisiana Tech’s Jaquvis Hart will compete and red, white and blue today but for a different reason than usual.
Hart, a junior from Shreveport, is in Doha this week to compete for the United States of America at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships.
Nicknamed JQ, Hart will compete in the 400m dash semifinals on Oct. 22 with a chance to advance to the finals on Oct. 23.
The semifinals are scheduled to begin at approximately 10:42 a.m. CDT today.
To adjust to the time difference and prepare for the competition, Hart traveled to Doha last Wednesday.

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Tech volleyball falls to FIU

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MIAMI — Louisiana Tech’s attempt to come back from two sets down fell just short as the Lady Techsters fell to FIU, 3-1 (23-25, 21-25, 25-20, 22-25), Wednesday night at FIU Arena in Miami.
After finding itself down 2-0 after the opening two sets, Tech (7-15, 1-8 Conference USA) fought back to win the third set, but FIU (12-8, 6-3 C-USA) was able to hold off the Lady Techsters and close out the match with a three-point win in the fourth.

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Tech tennis wins consolation match

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Louisiana Tech capped a tremendous weekend at the ITA Southern Regionals on Monday morning with Jazmin Britos winning the consolation championship of the singles A draw at the Yarbrough Tennis Center on the campus of Auburn University.

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