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March 8th, 2013

Students, teachers engage in Cyber Discovery

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Over three dozen teachers from 16 high schools throughout Louisiana and Arkansas gathered on the campus of Louisiana Tech University recently to participate in the official kick-off of Cyber Discovery 2013.
Cyber Discovery is a national cyber education program developed through a partnership between the Cyber Innovation Center’s National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) academic program and Tech. It was created to be a catalytic event for engaging students and teachers in historical, ethical and social issues that are impacted by cyberspace.

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Women's History Month

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Name: Elizabeth Turnley
Number of years lived in Lincoln Parish: 26 years
Profession: Director of Marketing and Physician Liaison for Northern Louisiana Medical Center
Clubs/organizations/professional affiliations: 
Junior Auxiliary of Ruston (vice-president and president), Ruston Civic Symphony Board, Lions Club, American Heart Walk (chairperson for Lincoln Parish) and United Way (campaign cabinet and steamboat member). Member of the Society for Health Care Strategy and Marketing Development (SHMD)

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C.L. Bryant to speak in Ruston on Monday

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Conservative speaker the Rev. C.L. Bryant will speak at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ruston Country Club during the monthly Tea Party meeting.
His message is titled “America’s Future” and the event is free of charge.  
Founder of One Nation Back to God, Bryant is a native of Shreveport and is the son of a WWII veteran and restaurateur.
He has been married for 36 years to Jane C. Bryant; they have four children and eight grandchildren.

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Group works to raise MS awareness

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Annual event set for 11 a.m. Saturday

Receiving a diagnosis of an incurable disease can be a scary thing. However, for those facing such a diagnosis, there are often a plethora of resources.
For those who have been diagnosed with the neurological disorder Multiple Sclerosis, there is a group right here in Ruston to help wade the waters of living with such a disease.
From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday in the Lincoln Parish Library Meeting Room, the North Central Louisiana Multiple Sclerosis Support Group is having their annual MS Awareness Month event. The group will have refreshments before hearing a presentation about MS.

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The Pierian Club

Mardi Gras was the theme of decor and program at the Feb. 12 meeting of The Pierian Club. Hostess Carol Young’s home presented a Mardi Gras tree and colorful, intricate table centerpieces with beads and masks. All was enjoyed by twenty attending members.
Co-hostesses included Beverly Sherman, Gaye Ross and Virginia Cook. After members were greeted and offered multiple bead necklaces at the door, they were seated in order to enjoy Mardi Gras goodies such as king cake, pralines, beignets and chocolate dipped strawberries.

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Coalition adds voice to debate

Finally there’s a plan to overhaul Louisiana’s budget process that appears to be worth a closer look. The package of bills, offered by a mostly conservative Republican group of lawmakers calling itself the Budget Reform Coalition, basically seeks to end the state’s longtime, unhealthy practice of using one-shot money to pay for recurring expenses.

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And miles to go (to heaven)

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Note: My dog Miles had to be put down today. Here is a piece I wrote about him many years ago. Goodbye, Miles. You were a great friend to have when we all needed one.
And Miles to Go
My oldest son Brian Rogers named our Sheltie after the jazz great Miles Davis. It’s an odd name for a dog I know, but considering he named our other dog, a Chihuahua mix, Tatiana, because he thought she looked Russian; I guess that name makes just as much sense.

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Dubach: 3-0 against Saline?

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Lady Hornets have defeated today’s title foe twice

Can Dubach High’s girls end their 2012-13 season the same way they started it?
Back in late October, the Lady Hornets (30-1) tipped off their schedule with a 56-51 road victory against Saline.
Today (noon) , it’s the Lady Bobcats (30-5) who provide the opposition in the Class C Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship game set for Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe.
Since that first win against Saline, Dubach has been one of the state’s best teams — girls or boys — and have the opportunity today to cap it off with its biggest victory of all.

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Bulldogs’ win streak is over; Techsters’ offense lags again

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Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldogs had their 18-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday night, as the Bulldogs fell to New Mexico State 78-60 at the Pan American Center in front of an announced crowd of 6,941.
The conference loss was a first for Tech (26-4, 16-1 WAC) this season. The Bulldogs had gone almost three months without a defeat.
The Bulldogs quickly jumped on NMSU (20-10, 13-4 WAC) to start the game, opening up a 23-13 advantage after a jumper by Raheem Appleby.

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Burkhalter hurls RHS to 1-0 win

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Behind the pitching of David Burkhalter and hitting of Ben LeBlanc and Shelton Wooley, Ruston High improved its baseball record to 8-1 Thursday with a 1-0 victory over Parkway at the annual Airline High tournament in Bossier City.
Burkhalter got the victory and LeBlanc and Wooley contributed two hits each for the Bearcats.
Adding in two sacrifice bunts for the Bearcats was Garrett Hipp, while Cannon Brasuell, B.J. Findley and Burkhalter had a single each.

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