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March 11th, 2013

Pet of the Week

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Skipper is a golden retriever mix. He loves attention, being around people and to play. Skipper is about 1 year old and has never had a home of his own. His adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. Also, individuals can come see the dogs at the new office, located at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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‘Medea’ opens Tuesday at GSU

Classic tale set to begin at 7 p.m.
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The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Grambling State University is pleased to announce its final stage production of the 2012-13 season, ‘Medea,’ by the classical Greek playwright, Euripides.
Set in its original form, this tragic Greek tale is one of love, passion and vengeance.
Medea’s husband Jason has been granted permission to marry another wife, leaving Medea with no home to call her own as she has also been barred from her original life as a Barbarian.
Her sheer spitefulness leads to a poisonous vengeance, not only towards Jason, but others.

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Residents can fight hunger while filing Louisiana taxes

Louisianans can help fight hunger when filing their 2012 state income tax returns by including a contribution to the Louisiana Food Bank Association (LFBA) on line 41 on the state income tax form. Contributions to the LFBA will support the efforts of Louisiana’s five food banks to provide emergency food assistance for nearly 610,000 people statewide, including 245,000 children, who struggle with hunger.

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Local advocate asks Congress to ‘Stop Diabetes’

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More than 200 American Diabetes Association volunteer advocates from across the nation joined together in Washington, D.C. on March 5-7 for the Association’s premier national advocacy event, “Call to Congress.”
During this time, Kristi Tollett and her daughter Anna Katherine, Diabetes Advocates from Ruston met with their members of Congress asking them to make diabetes a national priority and support efforts to Stop Diabetes here in North Louisiana.

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White named WAC’s top coach

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In two short years, Michael White of Louisiana Tech University has put an indelible imprint on success for men’s basketball in the Western Athletic Conference.
He was rewarded for it Sunday afternoon when he was chosen by his peers as the Don Haskins Coach of the Year for the 2012-13 season.
White earned the honor after guiding the Bulldogs (26-5, 16-2) to a share of the regular season championship, as well as recently compiling a national-best 18-game winning streak and making a one-week appearance in the Associated Press national Top 25 poll.

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’Dogs have No. 1 seed in tourney

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The Western Athletic Conference champion Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs will be the No. 1 seed in this week’s league postseason tournament, while the Lady Techsters earned the No. 5 seed on the women’s side for the event which begins Tuesday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Newly honored conference Coach of the Year Mike White and the Bulldogs, who tied Denver for the league crown, earned the No. 1 seed over the Pioneers based on the tiebreaker scenario which ultimately came down to the NCAA RPI’s of the respective teams.

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Techsters win series at Southern

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BATON ROUGE — Alayna Kipp and Melanie Goff each drove home three runs and Michelle Jones and Anna Cross combined for a one-hitter to lead Louisiana Tech University to a 10-2 five-inning win over Southern Sunday afternoon at the Lady Jaguar Field.
The victory by Tech (12-10) completed the three-game sweep over Southern on the weekend, as the Lady Techsters outscored the Lady Jaguars 34-12.
Jones (8-5) picked up the win in the circle for Tech, allowing two run, one earned on one hit and one walk with three strikeouts in 4.0 innings of action.

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RHS tracksters sweep to ‘Classic’ titles

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The Ruston High School track and field teams recently swept championship honors at the North Desoto Griffin Kickoff Classic, winning the Varsity girls division and the varsity boys division.
Here are the results for the Lady Bearcats and Bearcats:
Girls
• Pole Vault: Rebecca Wheelis, second place.
• High Jump: Quanese Jones, second place; Samantha Webb, third place.
• Javelin: Kristin Clark, first place.
• Shot put: Carrie Bridges, second place; Breanna Cooper, third place.
• Discus: Breanna Cooper, second place; Jessica Woods, fifth place.

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'Cats edged by Airline

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Ruston High School’s baseball team closed out play in the annual Airline High School tournament Saturday in Bossier City with a 5-4 loss to the host Vikings.
The Bearcats (9-3) compiled a 2-2 record in the three-day tournament, with wins being over Haughton 10-1 and 1-0 over Bossier City Parkway. Ruston also had a one-run loss of 12-11 to Captain Shreve High.
In the loss against Airline, Ruston’s offense featured three hits from Cannon Brasuell. He had two doubles and a single.
B.J. Findley, David Burkhalter, Shelton Wooley and Lain Kranz had a single each.

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Tech soccer team gains two victories

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CONWAY, Ark. — The Louisiana Tech University soccer team started its spring season off on a strong noite on Saturday evening with a 2-0 win over Arkansas State and a 2-1 win over host Central Arkansas at the Bill Stephens Track and Soccer Complex.
The Lady Techsters and Arkansas State were scoreless at the half, but goals by freshmen Brittany Beddow and Rosie Lethbridge lifted the Lady Techsters to the victory.
Lethbridge continued her scoring into the second match, scoring a goal in each stanza to pull out the second win of the day.

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