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October 6th, 2014

Register to vote deadline today

On Nov. 4, voters in Lincoln Parish will make decisions on who will be the best person for a variety of open positions. Several positions including Ruston mayor, 3rd Judicial District Attorney, 3rd Judicial District Judge and Ruston City Marshal, will see a new face for the first time in more than a decade.

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Listening before voting is essential

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Next month, area voters will receive the opportunity to make their voices heard during the Nov. 4 elections that will affect us all on the local, state and national levels.
But before making your voice heard, the opportunity to listen is just as important.
Over the next few weeks there will be multiple forums, debates and meet-and-greets that will give area voters the chance to get out and meet political candidates for various offices and find out what platforms they’re running on.
Remember that these elections play a big role in our future, for a number of reasons.

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I.A. Lewis holds intrasquad scrimmage

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I.A. Lewis Middle School held an intrasquad scrimmage Thursday at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium. Pictured is Bryant Wade (23) hitting a hole and preparing to apply a stiff-arm to an attempted tackler.

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Techsters volleyball falls to MTSU

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MURFREESBORO, Tennessee — Despite a career day by Rebecca Redgen and a great five-set effort by the Lady Techsters, Louisiana Tech fell to Middle Tennessee, 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 26-28, 10-15), Sunday afternoon at Alumni Memorial Gym.

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Lady Techsters set for Welcome Back Luncheon

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Louisiana Tech head women’s basketball coach Tyler Summitt, the Lady Techster coaches and players and the Tip-Off Club invite everyone to the annual Lady Techster Welcome Back Luncheon set for noon Saturday.
During the covered-dish event which will be held at Argent Pavilion adjacent to the Thomas Assembly Center, Summitt will introduce this year’s players, coaches and support staff while previewing the upcoming season.
Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish (vegetable, salad, bread or dessert) while the entrée and drinks will be provided.

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Ballinger strong at ULL

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LAFAYETTE — Louisiana Tech’s Haley Ballinger put together her best tennis of the fall season this weekend winning her first singles flight at the Ragin’ Cajuns Fall Classic.
The freshman from Monroe won three matches to take flight six while Taly Merker and Tarrannum Handa each notched two singles wins as well for Tech.
“Overall it was a successful tournament,” head coach Chad Camper said.
“Haley really hit her peak. She was not only playing good but playing smart. She is still not near her potential so I am excited to see how she develops the rest of the season.”

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Tech soccer tops UAB

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Louisiana Tech picked up its first conference victory of the season, a 2-1 decision over UAB, on two second half goals Sunday afternoon at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
The win was much needed for Tech (9-4-1, 1-3 C-USA) who had come into today’s match with three straight losses to open up C-USA play, all coming via shutout.

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Bulldogs golfers place 10th at David Toms

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BATON ROUGE — Victor Lange and Ben Robinson each shot 1-over-par 73 over the final round as Louisiana Tech wrapped up action at the David Toms Intercollegiate in Baton Rouge Sunday with the Bulldogs placing 10th as a team.
Lange finished the tournament at 10-over-par 226 and placed tied for 13th while Robinson was tied for 28th at 14-over-par (230).

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Men standing up, speaking out against violence

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The Ray Rice incident, with its brutal blow, then careless treatment of the unconscious body of then-fiancee Janay Palmer, has caused a riot of responses throughout the world.
In the midst of the outrage, however, is a heightened focus on the issue of domestic violence. Many men are taking the time to express their disapproval of this type of conduct. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other types of social media are packed with vehement statements by men that women should be treated with dignity and respect.

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Pet of the week

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Sheba is a happy girl who will put on her best smile and do everything she can to get some attention and love when children are around. All black, she is around 25 pounds and loves to sit on laps. She gets along with all the other dogs and loves all the volunteers. She is about 1 1/2 years old. Adoption fees are $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. To see all of 4 PAWS’ dogs, visit the shelter at 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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