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April 19th, 2013

Girl Scout Troop 1346 to earn Silver Award

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As part of their Silver Award, Cadette Girl Scouts of Troop 1346 are having a drive to collect new hair care products. These products will be donated to the Methodist Children's Home. They are looking for donations such as shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers and any hair products. No aerosols are permitted. A donation box is located in the front office of the Ruston Daily Leader at 212 Park Ave., Downtown Ruston.
Pictured, from left to right, are Sarah Causey, public relations at MCH, Leader Shamik'a Hill, Christall Bates, ShaMonne Session, Aleczandria Fairley, Kieran Lee and Co-Leader Marianne Colvin.

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Summer shouldn’t be a time of hunger

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In the midst of winter/spring, it can be easy to forget those long, hot days of June, July and August. Even so, now is the time to start applying and planning to feed hungry children when the school year ends.
More than 21 million children in the country receive free and reduced price meals during the school year, but when summer rolls around, only about 1 in 10 of those kids (3 million) get free meals through federal summer feeding programs. Clearly, there is a gap that needs filling.

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Warren graduates from military training

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Air Force Airman Jacob D. Warren graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

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DART treks to the capital

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Members of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team recently made a trip to Baton Rouge to advocate for their cause.
On April 15, the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence held a reception for state legislators at Juban’s in Baton Rouge. Pictured in the top photo with Senator Mike Walsworth are DART staff members Andrea Malone, Wanda James, Trena Pruitt, Terrie Queen Autrey and Felicia Cooper.

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Tech ends theater season with dark comedy

The Louisiana Tech University School of Performing Arts would like to announce its upcoming production of Nikolai Erdman’s absurdist Russian play, “The Suicide,” directed by visiting Australian director Nigel Poulton. The show will open at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and run through Saturday.

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TEDxLouisianaTechUniversity announces second annual TEDx

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Louisiana Tech University will host its second inaugural TEDxLouisianaTechUniversity event on its campus May 3 at The Stone Theater. The event is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.
Described as an “intellectual circus” and “a brain spa” the presentations will feature distinguished thought leaders, focusing on the theme “Living La Vida Local.”

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Church News - Sunday, April 21, 2013

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery up through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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BAPTIST
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer service is at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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GSU’s Wright named provost at CSU-Pueblo

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Carl Wright, dean of the Grambling State University College of Business, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Colorado State University — Pueblo. His appointment is effective July 15.
“Dean Wright has been a competent, creative and strong leader of our College of Business. The college has made great strides under his leadership,” said Frank G. Pogue, president of Grambling State University.

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Frey recognized for innovation

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New Tech science teacher named finalist in PBS award
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Emile Frey, New Tech @ Ruston science teacher, was recently honored as a finalist in the 2012 Teacher Innovator Awards. Sponsored by PBS LearningMedia and The Henry Ford, the competition invited preschool through 12th grade educators to share ideas and videos showcasing how they were engaging students with PBS and On Innovation resources and innovative ideas to reinforce 21st century learning skills.

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Tech’s NSBE makes history

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The Louisiana Tech University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) made history recently by receiving its second consecutive National Distinguished Chapter of the Year award — the first time in the society’s history that a chapter has won consecutive National Chapter of the Year awards.
Tech’s NSBE chapter was named the 2012-13 National Distinguished Medium Chapter of the Year during the 39th Annual NSBE Convention held in Indianapolis. 

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