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Mills named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ finalist

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Drake Mills, president and chief executive officer of Community Trust Bank, was named a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 program in the Gulf Coast Area. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Mills was selected from more than 70 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented at a special gala Thursday at the Houston’s Hilton Americas.

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RHS works with LDOE

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Members of Ruston High School’s STEM staff were tapped to work with Louisiana Department of Education leaders to develop sample/exemplar Student Learning Targets (SLT) for the state.  These exemplars will be shared with districts across the state to serve as models of SLTs that can be used in the teacher evaluation process.  From left to right: Missy Wooley, Susie Freeman, Sarah Wages and Emile Frey are seen planning during their initial meeting with Jean May-Brett, Louisiana STEM Partnership coordinator.

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AC dedicates N.O. building to Tubre

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New Orleans Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant dedicated Advocacy Center’s new building to Systems Advocacy Specialist Charles H. Tubre in a program that featured a speech by R. Allen Eskew, principal architect for Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, who worked with Tubre on a number of accessibility projects, and testimonials to Tubre’s body of work read by colleagues and friends.
Also in the program was the reading of a House Resolution by Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, commending Tubre’s work on behalf of disabled people.
Charles Tubre is the brother of Bill Tubre, of Ruston.

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CTB commercials win at Telly Awards

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Community Trust Bank, along with their advertising partner, The Greystone Project, have received international recognition for the bank’s Terry Bradshaw commercials. The three Bradshaw commercials — “High Five,” “Bad Radio” and “Fee Phobia” — won a 2012 Bronze Award in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for TV and Multi-Market Cable as a campaign. The bank’s “Bad Radio” spot also received a 2012 Bronze Award as a solo entry. The Bronze Telly is the second highest honor awarded by the Silver Telly Council.
Previous Telly Award winners include such brands as Goodyear, Disney, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Bass Pro Shops and GEICO, to name a few.

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Peach Festival to take credit cards as payment

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The Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival, set for Friday and Saturday in Ruston, has entered the wireless age. Beginning this year, the festival will be able to process credit and debit card transactions using wireless terminals provided by Heartland Payment Systems.
The terminals will be located at both festival entrance gates at Railroad Park, at the Civic Center entrance gate, at the corner of East Georgia Avenue and Trenton Street, and at the festival merchandise tents at both Railroad Park and the Civic Center.

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James, Carr get just due with Hall trip

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Unwritten code for sportswriters: be impartial and don’t get carried away with the subject of your story.
Easier said than done.
There’s one part of that axiom that the unknown author forgot to include: sportswriters are human, too (although Bobby Knight might have a different view).

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‘The Dodger’ defied odds

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(Editor’s Note: This is part of a Louisiana Sports Writers Association series of stories profiling the eight individuals to be enshrined in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Saturday in Natchitoches. More information about the induction weekend is available by logging on to LaSportsHall.com or calling the Hall at 318-238-4255).
Roger Carr wasn’t supposed to be:
• A two-time All-American at Louisiana Tech University.
• A first-round draftee in the National Football League.
• A Pro Bowl selection.
• A member of the Tech Athletics Hall of Fame.
• And in less than a week, a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

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Guidry humbled by honor

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Legendary jockey calls Hall induction ‘overwhelming’
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(Editor’s Note: This is part of a Louisiana Sports Writers Series of stories profiling the eight athletes and coaches to be enshrined in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame June 23 in Natchitoches. The Hall of Fame Induction Celebration begins Thursday, June 21. For complete information and to purchase induction dinner tickets, enter the June 22 golf scramble or register a child for Championship Friday, visit LaSportsHall.com or call the Hall at 318-238-4255).

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Tech golfers earn NCAA recognition for scholastic work

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The Louisiana Tech men’s golf team received an NCAA Public Recognition Award Thursday for its success in the classroom as part of the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program.
This marks the second consecutive year that head coach Jeff Parks’ golf team has earned the recognition for its academic work after joining the Lady Techster bowling team on the list last summer.
“This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication that our young men put forth every day in pursuing their degrees,” Parks said. “I’m proud of them. It is not always about what you do on the golf course. The No. 1 goal in college is to earn a degree.

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RDBA DERBY WINNERS

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