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’Dogs close out at home against ULM

“It’s the last home game for us and we want to finish out with a win,” said Ben Tabor, a senior designated hitter from West Monroe who crushed a game-deciding three-run home run in Sunday’s 12-8 league verdict over New Mexico State. “It’s always a big game against ULM and we want to try and get another win against them.”
The game will also mark a final opportunity for Tech fans to pay a Love Field tribute to a group of players who have a chance to post the most wins for the program since the 1989 season; in that year, the ‘Dogs totaled 38 triumphs.

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Assistance awards deserved

The staff of Lincoln General Hospital’s ER room and Lt. Stephen Beard, who heads juvenile investigations for the Ruston Police Department, were both touted on a state level at a meeting of the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault for the help they give the Pine Hills Sexual Assault Center.
Joanie Griswold, director of the center, nominated both award recipients and said she was particularly thrilled because such state awards are not easily attainable, with only a few winners chosen out of many nominations made state-wide.

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Celebrating the end of a year

The fifth-year architecture students are finally finished with their amazing endeavor, which was to build a Habitat for Humanity home and finish it before graduation day. They have finished before schedule, and tomorrow will be the ribbon cutting.
They have accomplished something magnificent, and I think, with the house now completed, they are just beginning to recognize it.
Stephanie Seal, the sister of one of my husband’s best friends, is working on the project, and I talked with her for a few minutes about the impact she was making with this house.

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Habitat home complete

“The exterior is pretty much finished except for the canopy and front door,” Beach said. “Right now we’re finishing the countertops.”
The house itself is not the only thing going through a change.
The 33 architecture students have planted colorful flowers along the front of the house and built benches to put in the backyard.
“Landscaping makes a big difference,” Beach said. “The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. April (Austin) has four kids from 4 to 9 years old. The two youngest daughters will share a room, but each has their own closet.”

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