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May 4th

Tech accepts bid into C-USA

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Now, it’s official.
No more waiting, no more nervous hand-wringing, no more wondering about what the future might hold.
Welcome to Conference USA.
After several weeks of speculation, Louisiana Tech University officially announced today that it will begin membership in C-USA with the 2013-14 season.

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GSU honors Smith

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University took some time out to remember the first dean of the college’s School of Nursing, Betty E. Smith, when they named the nursing building in honor of her with a ceremony in front of the building Wednesday.
Many of Smith’s friends, co-workers, colleagues, students and family members were in attendance for the event, which President Frank Pogue said was very important to the university.

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Wiggins set to retire

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After 11 years as principal, A.E. Phillips Elementary School’s Carynn Wiggins is handing over the reins to someone new.
Wiggins has been at the school for 22 years, first as a teacher, then as principal.
She said retiring is a bit of a bittersweet event in her life, and she keeps repeating a quote from one of her favorite authors — Dr. Seuss — to get her through it.

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Ruston works at recycling problems

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On a recent afternoon Ruston Environmental Services Manager Camille Mize stood outside next to numerous items pulled from the city’s recycling dumpsters because they did not belong there.
“Every week they find things that are not supposed to be in there,” Mize said, as she pointed out a bread wrapper, aluminum cans and beer bottles.
The four recycling bins in the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Complex parking lot on Alabama Avenue are only for paper and cardboard that have not had direct contact with food. However, it appears many residents use the dumpsters to dispose of a variety of materials.

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Youth art camps available in 5 parishes

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Since 1990, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council has offered annual Summer Arts Camps in five parishes: Lincoln, Jackson, Bienville, Claiborne and Union. NCLAC currently has seven camps scheduled for 2012 and have begun registration. These camps are offered to students who have completed first through sixth grades.
Camp participants will have classes in 2-D art (drawing, painting); 3-D art (sculpture, pottery, fiber arts); and drama.

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J.A. Dinner and a Movie benefits DART

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The Junior Auxiliary of Ruston held its annual Dinner and a Movie with proceeds going toward the purchase of books for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. Pictured are left to right, in the back-row: Heather Bowling, Jessie Hamby and Tracey Brockman. From left to right, in the front-row, are Carter Tims and Drew Bowling.

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Navy SEAL to speak at church

US Navy SEAL John Wolfram was the first man to reach the Apollo 11 capsule after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean returning the astronauts from their history-making walk on the moon.
Wolfram and his teammates became instant heroes — showered with confetti at a parade in Chicago, photographed and quoted in newspapers.
July of 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of the Apollo’s epic accomplishment. Once again Wolfram and his team became the focus of the national media.

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G-Men set for spring game

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s quest for a second straight Southwestern Athletic Conference begins Saturday.
That’s when the Tigers will wrap up spring workouts with their annual “Black vs. Gold” game at Robinson Stadium beginning at 6 p.m.

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Bulldogs host Spartans

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For the second straight weekend, Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team hopes to provide some facelifting to the Western Athletic Conference standings.
Before they came into J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park last weekend, Hawaii was sharing second place in the league race.
Now, the Rainbow Warriors are deadlocked for fourth place with San Jose State.

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Aggies seek win for 1-B

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CHOUDRANT — Choudrant High will give District 1-B another chance to defeat Hornbeck in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball playoffs on Saturday.
The Aggies (19-13) will play a quarterfinal round game at the Hornets’ diamond starting at 3 p.m.
In an early week regional round game, District 1-B champ and Choudrant rival Simsboro lost to Hornbeck 6-2.

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