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April 10th, 2013

Club news- Littera Club

Jean Lay’s home was the setting for the April 3 meeting of Littera Club. The refreshments were served at tables set with spring decorations. Vice President Kathey Roane introduced our guest speaker, Louisiana Tech Vice President for University Advancement Corre Stegall, whose topic was “Dollars and Sense.” Stegall described the excellent work of the Lagniappe Ladies, a group that funds many grants for on-campus improvements. Club members were interested to learn that Tech has achieved a Tier One “National University” ranking.

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‘T-Day’ battle nearing for Tech

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Holtz looking for ‘another good scrimmage’ with Saturday game
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Skip Holtz isn’t asking for much out of his Louisiana Tech University football team in Saturday’s “T-Day” spring game.
“I need just another good scrimmage,” said the Bulldogs’ first-year head coach about the 1
p.m. battle at Joe Aillet Stadium that will wrap up 15 spring sessions. “We need our ones working as a unit on the offensive and defensive side and we need to get some good quality reps.

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Cedar Creek softballers add to victory total

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Another day, another win for Cedar Creek High’s softball team.
The No. 1 power ranked squad for Class 1A of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association continued their outstanding week and season with a 3-2 win at Oak Grove on Tuesday afternoon.
That victory followed a dominating doubleheader sweep over Arcadia High on Monday that resulted in a league championship for the Lady Cougars, who completed 2-1A action with an 8-0 record.
With the win over Oak Grove, Cedar Creek increased its overall record to 24-2.

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Grambling tripped, 30-0

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Was it baseball or football?
From the final score, it was tough to tell.
But it was baseball in Conway, Ark., on Tuesday and Grambling State University was on the right side of the scoreboard in an embarrassing 30-0 loss to the University of Central Arkansas.
The Bears (24-8) totaled 27 hits, including six players with multi-hit performances and two lacing out no fewer than five hits, on the way to a record-setting night for the Southland Conference school.

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Micheal Zeke Case

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Funeral services for Micheal Zeke Case, age 31, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, April 12, 2013 at The Presbyterian Church of Ruston. Officiating the service will be Bro. Richard Abel. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Clay, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Micheal was born August 4, 1981 and passed away April 6, 2013 following a lengthy battle with Juvenile Diabetes.

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April 9th

Rolling into retirement

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Walpole recalls building Ruston staple
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Last week J.N. Walpole was given a plaque from the Goodyear Corporation for his many years of service as owner of Walpole Tire.
“You know I’ve pretty much retired. It’s not something I want to make a big deal about,” Walpole said. “I pretty much did it quietly.”

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‘The Future of Ruston’

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Tech to host forum

The University Senate at Louisiana Tech University will host its second annual “The Future of Ruston” campus and community forum, 5-7 p.m. April 18 in the University Hall Auditorium.

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Celebrating healthy women

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Event to feature ‘Biggest Loser’ Abby Rike

Sometimes girls just want to have fun and sometimes fun can have its benefits. That’s why the Northern Louisiana Medical Center is hosting the fifth annual anniversary party for its Healthy Woman program from 5 until the fun ends on Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center.

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Clubs celebrate national week

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Ongoing events open to the community

The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana joins Boys and Girls Clubs across America this week to celebrate National Boys and Girls Club Week, currently ongoing through Friday, by hosting several events to emphasize the importance and value of the clubs to the Ruston community. The organization invites everyone to visit the facility and see first hand the impact being made on today’s youth.

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Avoid the plant disease triangle this season

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I think it would be safe to say that we are beginning the long summer growing season. It is unfortunate that the recent freezing temperatures have damaged the tender vegetation, blooms and fruit of many plants, but in most cases these plants will respond with a flush of greenery and new blooms. Along with spring growth, plant diseases and insects are becoming more prevalent and should be monitored. It is easier to control these pests before they become established and injury to the plant occurs.

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