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January 29th

Ruston offers wide variety

In big cities, there is a plethora of places to go, things to do and restaurants to sample.
Smaller places offer a slower pace, less crime and a glimpse of what our country was like in a simpler time.
Then there are those places like Ruston, where the two meld.
Ruston offers most everything you could find in a big city. Its “plethora” of places includes:
• A beautiful glimpse of nature during the spring at Mitcham’s Peach Orchard;
• A park in which to enjoy peaceful strolls or strenuous bike rides;

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Center stops crime early

Armed with the information that 82 percent of adults in the United States serving time in prisons are high school dropouts, Levy asked the state Legislature in 2002 to allow a Truancy Assessment Service Center in this area.
After more than three years in operation, the Center has received nearly 900 truancy referrals from schools in Union and Lincoln parishes.
The Center targets youngsters — those in grades K-5. A student is referred to the Center after five unexcused absences.

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Battle lines drawn in Grambling

The Grambling University National Alumni Association announced its backing for the petition and its support for the town of Grambling’s petition calling for a state investigation into the administration and the way the ULS Board is handling matters on campus.
Earlier Thursday, the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System met in Baton Rouge and unanimously approved a resolution of support for Grambling’s president, Horace Judson.    

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January 27th

Techsters deflate SJSU

That’s even better, as San Jose State discovered at the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday night.
Third cousins Shan Moore and Ty Moore combined for 38 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots and four steals to ignite Louisiana Tech University past the Spartans 74-51 in a critical Western Athletic Conference game.
Shan, a junior guard from Minden, had a career-high 21 points along with eight rebounds, assist, blocked shot and steal. Junior forward Ty of Shreveport netted 17 points, pulled in nine boards, rejected two shots and made three steals.

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Return home has dual purpose

But in all fairness that would not be true in the situation that faced our family when I returned to live with both my father and mother.
All divorces are devastating and two sided and leave the partners at least temporarily in shambles. Mine was no different.
Well, perhaps that is not correct. Mine was different in that the support I received from two elderly parents was so spectacular that it got me back on my feet and into life again in a truly remarkable fashion.
Each of my parents contributed different components to my recovery.

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Youth learn leadership

Students at Cedar Creek and Ruston Elementary have discovered what it takes to be a good leader.
Louisiana Tech University associate professor of management Rebecca Bennett told Cedar Creek’s leadership group of 55 students that honesty is an integral element in the leadership role.

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Theater work picks up speed

Lincoln Builders Vice President and Project Manager Nat Mixon said the theater should be open by late May or early June.
“Over a period of a week we will go from a blank construction site to most of the walls being up,” Mixon said.
The technique being used is called Tilt Wall Concrete Construction. The wall panels are cast on the ground on a slab or casting bed, then the steel reinforced panels are hoisted into place with a large crane, Mixon said.

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January 26th

Techsters home for big WAC games

Now it’s the Lady Techsters’ time to return the favor.
There’s two games on the traditional Thursday-Saturday league slate for Tech this week and both are against opponents who have yet to lose against a WAC rival.
The Techsters (12-4, 4-1), with the second most overall victories of any conference member, play host to San Jose State (9-6, 4-0) tonight and then entertain Fresno State (13-4, 5-0) on Saturday.
Not only are the latter two clubs carrying a “perfecto” inside of the conference, but they are also currently tied for the longest winning streaks at six.

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Barmore boosts Mulkey-Robertson, Baylor spirits

As it turned out, the former head women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech University not only followed through on his commitment, but also returned with his own spirits being raised to another level.
After hearing of personal challenges being faced by former Lady Techsters’ backcourt star and assistant coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson, Barmore made a call to the head coach for the defending NCAA national champion Lady Bears of Baylor University.

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Techsters home for big WAC games

Now it’s the Lady Techsters’ time to return the favor.
There’s two games on the traditional Thursday-Saturday league slate for Tech this week and both are against opponents who have yet to lose against a WAC rival.
The Techsters (12-4, 4-1), with the second most overall victories of any conference member, play host to San Jose State (9-6, 4-0) tonight and then entertain Fresno State (13-4, 5-0) on Saturday.
Not only are the latter two clubs carrying a “perfecto” inside of the conference, but they are also currently tied for the longest winning streaks at six.

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