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April 13th

RHS track hosts Garrett Relays

Boddie will guide the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats into the school’s hosting of the annual Community Trust Bank-sponsored L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Relays at James Stadium.
Also lined up for the competition that will begin with field events at 3 p.m. and then with running events at 5 are Northwood-Shreveport, Simsboro and Choudrant in the boys’ division and Bastrop, Parkway, Choudrant, Simsboro and Northwood in the girls’ category.
Ruston High’s teams could make some major noise in several of the field events.

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Community must support fund-raisers

Two such vital organizations will be holding fund-raisers this week, and we encourage community members to back them.
Louisiana Tech University’s Kappa Alpha fraternity began its three-day-long “See-Saw-Athon” Tuesday morning on see-saws stationed on the corners of the split between Trenton and Vienna streets to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Who needs a map to travel?

So the now defensive passenger replies, “Yes, but I’m never driving,” or “It’s usually really dark.”
Figuratively speaking, I’ve been in both seats in this situation.
Recently, in fact, I was a participant and observer of direction-induced confusion. For my vacation time from work, my boyfriend was kind enough to invite me with him on a trip to Texas to see his father. How fun! I would simply pack some clothes, my contact lenses and soft rock CDs, and we would be ready to roll.

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Jury moves towards trash solution

The plan would designate 10 mega-sites throughout the parish that would replace the 125 trash bins currently located on most every roadway in the parish, except for those located within subdivisions.
The mega-sites would have trash compactors, have set hours and be manned by parish personnel. The sites would also have bins for small amounts of metal and lawn clippings.
“The public will have to be educated,” Parish Administrator Richard Durrett said. “You’re not going to be able to have someone working the sites at night.”

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April 12th

Sparta bills pass House

Opponents of the bill argued that rotating the meeting would mean less attendance in those parishes where there is little use of the aquifer.
Opponents also contend the Sparta Commission is being singled out with legislation that directly affects its operation. Other commissions throughout the state are not affected by this legislation and are allowed to select their own domicile without political influence.
Those supporting the bill claim the revolving meeting allows more people to become involved.

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Community invited to take back the night

Next week, the Ruston Police Department will offer its training and expertise by hosting a self-defense workshop at 6:30 p.m., April 20, at Tech’s Memorial Gymnasium.
Additionally, in support of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, many students choose to wear black T-shirts every Friday in April to support the survivors of violent crimes. Also, community activists and concerned students have donned white pins reading, “TBTN,” displaying their support for Take Back The Night, a rally, march and vigil which will take place at 7 p.m., April 26, at Tech’s Quadrangle.

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Bulldogs pour it on against G-Men

The Bulldogs (20-13) struck early, late and in between on the way to ringing up the milestone decision and scoring 20 or more runs for the second time in as many tries against the Southwestern Athletic Conference member this year; earlier in the season, Tech was a 21-1 winner at J.C. Love Field.

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Tax talk — Are dogs dependents?

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, for the second year in a row I join the group of taxpayers who still owe a little something to Uncle Sam — despite the large amount he absconds with every pay period.
The members of this group must forego the typical celebration associated with the day (no new play-pretties for me) and instead hang our heads as we miserably write out a check to the government.

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April 11th

Terry’s trophies for Tech

CHOUDRANT — For Terry Bradshaw, the memories of his college playing days at Louisiana Tech University are sufficient enough.
That’s more than enough for the former Bulldogs’ All-American quarterback who went on to NFL and Super Bowl acclaim with the Pittsburgh Steelers to appreciate the years he spent on the Ruston campus.
That’s why the “Blond Bomber” didn’t hesitate at all in donating a virtual “gold mine” of memorabilia to his alma mater here Monday.

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Terry’s trophies for Tech

CHOUDRANT — For Terry Bradshaw, the memories of his college playing days at Louisiana Tech University are sufficient enough.
That’s more than enough for the former Bulldogs’ All-American quarterback who went on to NFL and Super Bowl acclaim with the Pittsburgh Steelers to appreciate the years he spent on the Ruston campus.
That’s why the “Blond Bomber” didn’t hesitate at all in donating a virtual “gold mine” of memorabilia to his alma mater here Monday.

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