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May 7th, 2013

Fallin, Deering unite in matrimony

Ashley Elizabeth Fallin and Timothy Ryan Deering were united in marriage in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony May 4 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Brian Mercer.

The bride is the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Charles Glenn Fallin, of Arcadia. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Gene Goodwin, of Haynesville, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Jackson Fallin, of Shreveport. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Deering, of San Diego, Calif. He is the grandson of Mrs. Fely Bunk, of San Diego, and Mrs. Georgina Kinder, of Flowery, Ga.

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Teen excels at striking keys

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Eklund named finalist in piano competition
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This month is a big one for Cedar Creek sophomore Erik Eklund.
The 15-year-old Knoxville, Tenn., native with celebrate his 16th birthday at the end of the month, but its what happened this past weekend that has him excited and his parents — Sven and Wakako Eklund — beaming with joy.

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Donating to DART

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Fundraising push underway
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For the 12th time, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team is gathering friends and supporters together for a week of fundraising and awareness events, culminating in its radiothon at Super 1 Foods on Thursday.

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Youth seminar set for today

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A seminar designed to educate anyone working or living with adolescents on the emotional and social pain associated with that stage of life will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Trinity United Methodist Church Trinity Center, located at 1000 W. Woodward Ave.
The event, titled “Hurting 101: Understanding Adolescent Pain — What’s Really Happening to Our Kids?” is free and open to the public. The seminar is geared towards counselors, clergy, social workers, school staff and anyone who works with or lives with an adolescent.

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Latter-day Saints to host open house

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Tours of facility available in Spanish

The Ruston congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host an open house at their chapel from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Thursday. The meetinghouse is located at 205 W. Woodhaven Road.
The newly constructed pavilion has recently replaced a thickly wooded area next to the chapel.

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Professor to speak at Tech graduation

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Commencement to end quarter
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Joe M. Pullis, professor of business communication at Louisiana Tech University, will serve as commencement speaker for Tech’s spring graduation ceremony, May 18 in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Graduation will begin at 10 a.m. and will officially end the spring quarter. Summer quarter classes will begin May 30.

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Spring activities and watering

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On Saturday, Natures Hideaway Nursery and Gardens in Bastrop, 5032 Naff Ave., will host its Spring Time in the Garden Show. The show opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. The day will be filled with talented artists sharing their crafts, garden inspirations, plants, speakers and food. Admission is free.

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Tech students work to solve industry, community issues

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University will hold its 2013 Senior Projects Conference Friday, proving a platform for senior students to showcase their skills and their collaborations with community and industry partners.

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RHS upset, Creek falls at OCS

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Wilson has three homers in Bearcats’ 7-4 loss to Sulphur
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They were playing 30 minutes away from each other, but Lincoln Parish’s two remaining teams in the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association had their fates decided by the long ball on Monday.
At Bearcat Field on Ball Park Road, No. 4-seeded Ruston was stunned by No. 13-seeded Sulphur, 7-4, in the regional round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Even three towering home runs by Ivan Wilson, Jr., that may still be reaching into the North Louisiana skies couldn’t prevent the Bearcats (30-6) from having one of the best seasons in school history finally end.

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White brings speed to Packers

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Free agent signee from Tech hopes to add to receiving corps
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The pro day was proof. Myles White is fast. Really fast.
That day, he says, it was about 35 degrees out with a slight wind, but the Louisiana Tech receiver still ran 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash. If he had been invited to the NFL scouting combine, that time would have tied him for sixth at his position.
His best time? White quickly cuts in with a “Four, three, zero.”

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