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March 26th, 2013

Teaching greatness

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IAL math teacher makes home in Ruston
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Throughout the month of March, women are honored for their contributions to history. This year, the focus has been on women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Locally, there are a number of women who have had a profound impact in the STEM careers, and among them are several teachers.
Aquanetta Archangel, a math teacher at I.A. Lewis, is one of those women. She has been a sixth-grade teacher for four years and was named as the I.A. Lewis Teacher of the Year, as well as runner up for the Lincoln Parish Teacher of the Year.

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Calling for vendors

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NCLAC, Tech prepare for ‘Bazaar Experiment’

If Ruston did not exist, there probably wouldn’t be a Louisiana Tech University. If Tech didn’t exist, there probably wouldn’t be much of a Ruston. In order to bridge the two sub-communities together, The Bazaar Experiment, a family friendly festival type event, will be held in Downtown Ruston from 11 a.m. until midnight April 20. And to make the event a success, the bazaar needs vendors.
Although members of Tech’s student body are spearheading the Bazaar Experiment, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council is coordinating vendors and children’s activities.

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Tech students stage slavery stand

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As a cardboard drawing of Abraham Lincoln’s face watched over Centennial Plaza, Louisiana Tech University students gathered recently to raise awareness about slavery in today’s society.
Josh Norton, director of the event and the International Justice Mission leader, decided to bring the Stand for Freedom to Tech.
“Stand For Freedom is a nationwide event that we decided to get involved with after finding out that slavery was such an issue,” Norton said.
“We stand for 27 hours because there are 27 million slaves out there who need our help.”

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Brush up on fertilizer knowledge this spring

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March 20 was officially the first day of spring and it is evident by the activity around the garden centers that most gardeners are ready for the season.
Plants, outdoor fixtures and materials to maintain the landscapes and gardens are finding their way to the home. One of the common purchases by homeowners is fertilizer.
Fertilizers are materials containing plant nutrients that are added to the environment around the plant. Generally, they are added to the water or soil, but some can also be sprayed on the plant leaves.

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Davis speaks to Lions Club

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Tammy Davis, with the local chapter of “Senior Circle,” recently spoke at the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Davis told the group of the many events, opportunities, as well as member-only discounts available through the Senior Circle Association. Membership is available to anyone age 50 and above.

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Artists sought for Peach Fest

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council invites all local artists to participate in the 2013 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival by entering their artwork in the 26th Annual Peach Festival Arts Exhibit, June 16-23 at the Ruston Civic Center.
Adult artists may participate in five different categories: Opaque, Transparent, Miscellaneous, Original Crafts, and Photography. Youth may participate in one of three age-based categories: 8 and Under, 9 to 12, and 13 to 17.

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Bulldogs’ season ends

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Tech closes out historic campaign with loss at USM
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — As the final seconds ticked off the clock Monday night, Louisiana Tech University saw its historic season come to an end with a 63-52 loss to Southern Mississippi before 5,952 fans at Reed Green Coliseum.
It was a year that saw the Bulldogs win 27 games, earn the program’s first Top 25 ranking in more than 25 years and claim a share of the Western Athletic Conference title.

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’Dogs tripped by Seattle

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Seattle scored six runs in the first three innings to give the Redhawks a 7-4 victory over Louisiana Tech in the final game of the conference series Monday night at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Seattle took a 2-0 lead early in the top half of the first after starter Richie Navari walked in two Redhawk base runners. Navari, who was recovering from illness coming into today’s game, lasted two-thirds into the first inning before being replaced by left hander Ben Carlisle.

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Lady Cougars win, 14-0

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Cedar Creek High’s softball team moved closer to 20 wins with a 14-0 blowout of Quitman High on Monday.
The victory advanced the Lady Cougars’ mark to 19-2 entering at Arcadia today starting at 4 p.m.
Cedar Creek has the No. 1 power ranking in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association for Class 1A programs with a mark of 13.1811.

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Bearcats toss Tide, 9-0

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District or non-district, it isn’t mattering this season for Ruston High School’s baseball team.
After sweeping a three-game District 2-5A series against Monroe Ouachita High School last weekend, the Bearcats rolled past Minden 9-0 in a non-league game on Monday.
The win was No. 16 against four losses for Ruston, which will play a 2-5A contest at Bastrop Thursday starting at 6 p.m.
Garrett Soileau got the win and was followed on the mound by Tanner Frasier and Jacob Cobb against the Tide.

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