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April 26th

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To say domestic violence affects us all is an understatement. It’s statically impossible to not know someone who has experienced some form of abuse in a domestic relationship.
Collectively, it costs employers $1.8 billion in loss of productivity. Not surprisingly, health care-related costs due to domestic violence are even more costly at around $4 billion.
Although these numbers alone give reasons to intervene, they do not reflect society’s moral obligation.

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Cancer survivors speak out

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Nancy Bergeron had no symptoms of cancer.
When the tumor was detected in February 2011, Nancy could only deem it a “God thing that it was caught early.” Because she was having some other issues, which were unrelated to the tumor, her doctor ordered an ultrasound to see if she had a problem with her gallbladder. It was at that time that the kidney cancer was detected while it was still in the first stage.

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Schools set for summer break in 28 days

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“Twenty-eight days Mother, then school is a over!“
This is the response my daughter gave to me wearing a wide smile on her face.
“Just think about it, I can stay up late at night, and sleep in late if I want to.”

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Rotary names April students of the month

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the April Student of the Month Awards. Recognized by Rotarian Jim Tuten, each student was honored at the April 18 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.

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Library hosts book fair, FBLA members excel

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Important Dates
• Friday — FBLA Awards Banquet
• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, RHS Auditorium — Band Spring Concert
• Tuesday — Teacher Appreciation Day

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GLEN VIEW ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL

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Glen View Elementary School has released the names of those students who achieved honor roll for the fifth six weeks grading period.
Those students, listed by grade and achievement level are as follows:
Principal’s list

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’Dogs look to revive WAC standing

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Tech takes 1-8 league mark into home series against Hawaii
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This is, or needs to be, turnaround time for Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team.
Because time is starting to run out on the Bulldogs in the Western Athletic Conference standings.
Tech is currently at the bottom of the seven-team chart with a 1-8 record.

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Techsters lose home contest

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Louisiana Tech University committed four errors which led to six unearned runs, as the Lady Techsters fell 9-3 at home Wednesday evening to Stephen F. Austin in non-conference softball action.
Two of the miscues came during a costly top of the fourth inning when SFA scored five runs — four unearned — to take a 7-3 lead. Errors in the sixth and seventh innings each led to unearned runs as the LadyJacks pulled away for the win, splitting the season series between the two teams.

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Johnson to receive award

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Dubach coach earns top honor in Class C
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A “Cinderella” year for Theodis Johnson isn’t over just yet.
The former Grambling State University basketball player who guided Dubach High School’s two teams to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state tournament this season will be recognized as the top boys’ coach in Class C May 5.
Johnson will receive the award from the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches at its annual banquet to be held in Baton Rouge at the Embassy Suites Hotel starting at 6 p.m.

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Techsters face FSU

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After winning the most matches since 1994, the Louisiana Tech University tennis team enters the Western Athletic Conference tournament as the No. 8 seed and will face No. 1 seed and No. 48 nationally ranked Fresno State today in Las Cruces, N.M. at the New Mexico State University Tennis Center.
The Lady Techsters enter the tournament with a 14-7 record and 0-3 in conference play.
This will be the second straight year that Tech will face the Bulldogs in the opening round of the conference postseason tournament ,with Tech falling 4-0 in 2011.

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