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Archive - Jan 8, 2008

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Ruston eyes more I-20 work

In other business, Code Enforcement Officer Mitch Dufour obtained permission to take action regarding four substandard structures, giving the owners 90 days to either remove the structures, demolish them or bring them up to code. In the case of a structure located at 1105 McDonald Ave., Dufour said the owner had indicated a desire to remodel, which pleased alderman Elmore Mayfield.
“I agree that this is a piece of property that can be rehabilitated,” Mayfield said. “It is one that can be saved.”
Dufour echoed similar sentiments regarding a structure located at 614 Eastland Ave.

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Rike ripped pitchers as Tech star

Rike batted .346 and led the conference in home runs (20), total bases (153), runs batted in (66) and runs scored (74).
His productivity played a key role in the Bulldogs compiling an overall record of 35-24, including a 22-11 slate at games held on their home turf of J.C. Love Field, and reaching the WAC postseason tournament with a league mark of 14-10.
Such numbers, success and contributions are also major factors in Rike being named as The Ruston Daily Leader college Male Athlete of the Year for Lincoln Parish.

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Month targets healthy lives

The month of January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, which is sponsored by the National Birth Defects Prevention Network. It aims to decrease the number of babies born with birth defects across the country by raising awareness about birth defects and strategies for their prevention such as taking a multivitamin with folic acid to prevent serious defects of the brain and spinal cord. By educating women on the steps to take to ensure a healthy pregnancy, many birth defects can be prevented.

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State invests in workers' education

As part of its mission, the LTCS strives to increase the opportunities for Louisiana’s workforce to succeed through skills training programs.
The enhancements to the construction and nursing programs prove the system administrators are working to achieve that mission.
The community and technical college system makes post-secondary education accessible for many people who may not have the means or desire to enter a university. It also provides training for workers who want to change careers, or for students who want to eventually enter one of the state’s universities.

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Tech resumes winter quarter

While many were still sound asleep, Martin was already beginning his day.
“I woke up at 6:45 a.m. to eat breakfast and get a slow start,” he said.
Tyson Warkow, a junior industrial engineering major, and Branson Sparks, a senior economics major, were also among the early birds on campus today. Warkow, whose class started at 9:30 a.m., said he got up early in search of one hot commodity.
“I needed coffee,” he said.

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