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May 16th, 2013

Transitition begins for Tech

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Change can be a good thing, even if at times it might seem a little bittersweet.
hat’s the current mood around Louisiana Tech University as Daniel Reneau moves into his final month of presidency while Les Guice begins his transition in taking over as the school’s top dog.
Guice was the best choice to replace Reneau and those around Tech knew it all along. That showed during the search process to select a new leader as hundreds attended public hearings to voice their support of Guice.

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Prevent cancer with care

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Rarely do I spend much time reading about celebrities in the news. Usually, because of the variance in reporting of the news; the stories tend to destroy my curiosity when there are so many different ones. However, Angelina Jolie has stepped out onto the red carpet wearing dresses that are not her norm. It has been rumored that she was once again pregnant, back in January. Therefore, with her various tattoos and full figured physique, everyone was expecting her to parade herself in one of her most revealing fashions, with baby in tow.

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Awards, a play, service wrap up the year

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It has been another great year at Bethel Christian School. As classes wind down and summer looms ever closer, Bethel’s administrators and teachers are encouraged by all that was accomplished since that first school bell rang in August.
Community projects
The past year has seen a number of Bethel’s students involved in exciting community programs. The second graders completed Louisiana Tech University’s Make a Splash program, where they learned the importance of water safety in all environments.
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Good behavior honored, teachers shown appreciation

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From the Principal
This has been a great year with our “new” kindergarten, first and second grades! I am so proud of our students, parents and teachers who have made this transition successful. Good luck to our second graders as they become third graders at RES. We are also looking forward to welcoming our new kindergartners and to having returning students. I hope your summer is a good one. Practice your reading and math facts!
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Laird: Thumbs up for Bearcats

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Former coaches, players like having ex-RHS quarterback on board
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Ruston High School’s football family has one of its own back on campus.
And in a spinoff of political campaign promotions, Bearcat Nation “approves this message.”
When Brad Laird was announced earlier this year as his prep alma mater’s head gridiron coach, he received a quick endorsement from the RHS faithful.
From members of the selection committee who helped pick him as the successor to his father (Billy Laird) to former legendary players in the program’s history, Stephen Brad Laird was an overwhelming (7-0 vote by the committee) choice to guide the Bearcats.

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District 5 tryouts scheduled

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Tryouts for the Louisiana District 5 baseball team will be held on Saturday and Sunday at two different locations in Ruston.
The summer squad will consist of players 16 years and under and 18 years and under. On Saturday, at the Ruston High School diamond located on Ball Park Road, the tryouts will be for players 16-under starting at 9 a.m.
The Sunday tryouts will be for the 18-under division and are set for J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park beginning at 9 a.m. More information is available by calling District 5 Head Coach Eddie Parkman at 243-2294.

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Farmer named top hitter

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Grambling outfielder earns SWAC award
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GRAMBLING — In an otherwise off-and-on season, Darren Farmer and Juan Bueno has helped make for a good ending for the Grambling State University baseball program.
Farmer, a senior outfielder, has been named as the Hitter of the Year and to the second unit of the 2013 All-Southwestern Athletic Conference squad selected by the league’s head coaches.
The Bailey, Miss., product is joined on the second team by Bueno, a junior shortstop from Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico.

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Bulldogs start conference home series against UTSA

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Louisiana Tech University will wrap up its final three-game series of the 2013 season tonight, as the Bulldogs take on Western Athletic Conference foe UTSA beginning at 6 p.m. at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The matchup between Tech (19-34, 6-18 WAC) and UTSA (28-23, 12-11 WAC) will be a preview of what’s to come next season, as the Roadrunners will make the switch to Conference USA along with the Bulldogs at the conclusion of this season.

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Highly-touted Walter signs with Techsters

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Louisiana Tech University women’s Head Coach Teresa Weatherspoon has announced that the Lady Techster basketball program has signed junior college point guard Christassia Walter to a national letter of intent.
The 5-8 Walter is ranked as the No. 2 ranked player in the junior college ranks by Bret McCormick’s All-Star Girls Report and the No. 5 ranked played by Dan Olson’s Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.

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Mrs. Anna Mae Gateley Johnston

Mrs. Anna Mae Gateley Johnston

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae Gateley Johnston, age 92, of Ruston, La. will be held on Friday, May 17. 2013, at 2:00 PM at the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will be at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle, AR. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM Mrs. Johnston died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Glenwood Hospital in Monroe, LA

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