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February 25th

Registration now open for eighth annual Business Outlook Summit

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Registration has opened for the eighth annual Business Outlook Summit, sponsored by Community Trust Bank, which will be held from 8 a.m.-noon March 8 at CenturyLink Headquarters in Monroe.
Speakers will deliver economic forecasts for the region, state and nation.  Delivering the economic outlook for the nation is keynote speaker Brian Belski, chief investment strategist for Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. in New York City.

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Grand Bayou Farms recognized for cow

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Grand Bayou Farms in Dubach has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having one registered Angus cow included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder® Report.
Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

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Rotary honors February students of month

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the February Student of the Month Awards. Recognized by Rotarian Jim Hilton, each student was honored at the Feb. 22 luncheon and presented an award of achievement by club president Tom Garza. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra curricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.
Cedar Creek High School is represented by Molly Mitchell, a senior with a 4.28 GPA and 31 on the ACT. President of the Art Club, she is also secretary of both Student Council and National Honor Society. A member of the Temple Baptist Church Youth Group, Molly also participates in Homework Helpers Tutoring and the “Have a Heart” St. Jude Fundraiser. An AP Scholar, she was a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen district winner and honored with the Ruston Masonic Honesty and Integrity Award. Molly plans to attend Baylor University or Texas Christian University to major in psychology.

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Cox-Boniol tapped for national leadership spot

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As part of the national Directors Advisory Group, New Tech @ Ruston Director Cathi Cox-Boniol was recently invited to join 11 other New Tech leaders from across the nation for participation in an intimate Leadership Studio held in Chicago, Ill.
Hosted by Rick Lear, New Tech’s Senior Director of School Design and Implementation, the two-day event was directed by Jude Garnier, who serves as Director of Leadership, as well as School Development Coach Jim May.

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SCHOOL NEWS: RUSTON JR. HIGH

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Ruston Junior High School competed for the first time ever at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District II Leadership conference at University of Louisiana at Monroe. Competing against high school students, RJHS performed well in their first year of competition.
Under the leadership of primary adviser Lloyd R. Bruner and RJHS adviser Angie Brewer, the students learned much and experienced the rigors of FBLA competition in one of the most competitive districts in the state.

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SCHOOL NEWS: I.A. LEWIS

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Social studies fair
Kirby Hennigan took top honors at the recent I.A. Lewis social studies fair. Kirby finished first in history. Other first place winners include Oneke Gwan (anthropology) and Aislyn Coyne (geography). Second-place winners include Stormy Castle (history), Jasmine McTyer (anthropology) and Patryk Griffin (geography). Third-place winners include Natalie Sims (history) and Madison Ray (anthropology). Jacob Seal was honorable mention in history. These students will be participating in the Louisiana Tech University Regional Social Studies Fair on March 14.

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Faulk: NFL’s most versatile RB in history?

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It’s become a standard procedure anytime I get around my cohorts in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
The subject of Marshall Faulk will be brought up and, invariably, all heads will turn with a mischieveous snicker toward Ted Lewis of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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Bulldogs halt Hawaii

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Trevor Gaskins got more than just a pregame ceremony and an appreciative round of applause from the fans at the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday afternoon.
The 6-2 point guard from Alpharetta, Ga., also got a career-tying 22 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and a steal in Louisiana Tech University’s 84-67 Western Athletic Conference victory over Hawaii (15-13, 6-6).

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Techsters roll past NMSU

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A two-game home stand ended much better than it had started for Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters on Saturday night.
The defending Western Athletic Conference champions, who had suffered a 61-49 loss to Hawaii last week, rebounded with a 64-50 win over New Mexico State on Karl Malone Court.
Tech (15-12, 8-4) closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule with the victory and will return to the road next week when playing at Fresno State University on Thursday and at Nevada on Saturday.

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’Dogs win twice against McNeese; Bearcats have 3-1 mark in tourney

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Alex Williams hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Louisiana Tech University baseball team to a 5-4 victory over McNeese State Saturday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Williams hit a first pitch fastball off of the center field wall to drive in Beau Bayliss and seal the victory
Closer Caleb Dudley gained the victory.

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