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February 28th, 2014

RPD makes second arrest

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The Ruston Police Department has made the second arrest on fraud-related charges, which stemmed from a Feb. 4 incident.
Elise Annette Darts, 62, 1201 Gilman St., was arrested by RPD at approximately 11 a.m. Thursday at her residence.
She was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for bank fraud and two counts of identity theft. Her bond totaled $10,500.

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NCLAC thankful for community support

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Last weekend was NCLAC’s annual Silent Auction, held in conjunction with the Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball.

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Hayes finalist in state competition

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Claudia Elizabeth Hayes, daughter of Bronwyn Watts and Barry Hayes, and granddaughter of Claudia and James Watts, of Ruston, has been selected as a finalist for Louisiana’s 34th annual Homecoming Queen Selection to be held Saturday at the Hilton Jackson in Jackson, Miss. She is the current Choudrant High School Homecoming Queen. Louisiana’s 2014 Homecoming Queen will receive a cash scholarship, plus an all expense paid trip to the national finals to compete with the queens from the other states for America’s Homecoming Queen. America’s Homecoming Queen inc.

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Club News: Junior Guild

The Junior Guild held their February meeting at LifeHouse Ministries.  Donna White welcomed our program speaker the Rev. Cathy Brewton, who opened the meeting with prayer.  Brewton is the director of LifeHouse since its realization in 2011. Many needs of the community are met here, such as hospitality, spiritual direction, community meals and nondenominational Bible study on Sunday nights, to mention only a few. 

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Future plans bright for club

A plan that has been half a decade in the making is finally starting to come to fruition.
The Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana unveiled the rendition of what they hope their new facilities could possibly look like.
The new facility, which administrators hope will be located on Farmerville Street, will support use by 300 students. At their current facility the club is only able to accommodate 130 students. Chief Professional Officer Eldonta Osborne said the new site of the club would be within walking distance of more than 1,000 students — K through 12th grade.

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Programs need support

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I would like to take this opportunity to express some concerns of mine as a student and soon to be alumnus. My initial intent was to voice concerns for the political science Department towards administration in the form of a letter in efforts to channel support and resources into the department.

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G.I. Bill versus welfare programs

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Earlier this month President Barack Obama was noted for commenting the G.I. Bill fell under the same umbrella as welfare programs, and those who utilized it were no different.
He received national attention for this statement and I’m willing to bet he infuriated more people than he pleased by comparing the two.
If you’re not familiar with the G.I. Bill, it provides educational aid to veterans of our armed forces, many of whom more than likely held positions that didn’t necessarily arm them with a skill they could use outside of the line of duty.

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Bulldogs shut down MTSU

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With first place in Conference USA on the line, Louisiana Tech came up with a defensive performance for the ages as they defeated Middle Tennessee, 55-39, on Thursday night in front of 5,349 fans for the last game this season inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (23-6, 11-3 C-USA) now finds itself in a four-way tie for first place with two regular season games remaining and it took record setting feats by Kenneth Smith, among others, to help achieve it.

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Techsters look for road win at N. Texas

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DENTON, Texas — Louisiana Tech will close out the road portion of its regular season schedule when the Lady Techsters travel to face North Texas at the North Texas Coliseum (The Super Pit) with tipoff set for 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Lady Techsters (8-19, 3-11 Conference-USA) are coming off a 75-64 loss at Old Dominion on Wednesday night in a game that saw Tech lead by one at the half before surrendering 47 points over the final 20 minutes of action.

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SHS Lady Tigers ousted

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Te’Keya Murphy (shooting ball) and the Simsboro High School’s Lady Tigers fell 60-36 Thursday in quarterinal action of the girls Class B playoffs. In Class C action, New Living Word lost 51-47 at Elizabeth.

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