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Calling all supporters for DART’s Annual Radiothon

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For many people, April means the arrival of sun and warmth, blooming gardens and spring lawns, Easter vacation and spring break. For DART, April means something entirely different: radiothon.

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Pet of the Week

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Presley is a Lab mix, a little over a year old. Tan and white he is a fun dog that likes to play. A family with children or other dogs would be perfect for Presley.  Adoption fees are $65. Call 251-DOGS today for more information. Come see all dogs at the shelter located at 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or call for an appointment.

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AAUW to host meeting

American Association of University Women of Louisiana members and partners are set to tour Louisiana to advocate for fair pay legislation that is inclusive of all Louisiana workers. The tour will include issue forums, networking events and outreach at colleges and universities in support of fair pay.
Each stop will include a fair pay advocacy event. A fair pay press conference will be held on the Louisiana State Capitol steps at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday or Equal Pay Day.

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Tigers split with Georgetown

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Senior shortstop Juan Bueno and the Grambling State Tigers split a home doubleheader with Georgetown Sunday, winning game one 8-2 before falling in the nightcap 5-3. Georgetown took the three-game series 2-1 after winning the opener on Saturday. GSU will next play at Northwestern State on Tuesday.

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Techsters sweep series over FAU

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Bianca Duran and Pauline Tufi combined for a two-hit shutout and Janine Godwin and Hailey Winter provided the offense as Louisiana Tech defeated Florida Atlantic 4-0 Sunday at the Lady Techsters Softball Complex.
With the win, Tech (13-22, 4-8 C-USA) won its second consecutive Conference USA series as the Lady Techsters took two of the three games.
Tufi (9-6) picked up the win in relief after Duran pitched a strong first four innings. The duo were in control all day and also benefited from a tremendous defensive effort that included highlight reel plays from its entire infield.

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Diamond ’Dogs downed at UTSA

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — UTSA scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie and complete a three-game sweep of Louisiana Tech with a 6-3 win over the Bulldogs Sunday at Roadrunner Field in San Antonio.
It marked the first time this season the Bulldogs have been swept as the Roadrunners of UTSA (19-9, 6-3 Conference USA) outscored Tech (9-17, 3-9 C-USA) by a score of 19-6 over the course of three games.

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Bearcats take DH win over Natchitoches Central

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Ruston High School’s baseball team pulled off a pair of big wins Saturday as the Bearcats swept a District 2-5A doubleheader over Natchitoches Central at the RHS Baseball Complex.
The Bearcats edged the Chiefs 3-2 in game one before roaring to a 15-0 win in game two.
Ben LeBlanc was the catalyst for the Bearcats in the opener as the junior went three-for-three at the play, scoring one run. Cannon Brasuell and Gunner Durrett each had one hit and one RBI for RHS while Kelbey Glovered singled and scored a run. Graham White added another run for RHS.

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Recognizing Anne Frank through exhibit

It’s not very often that Lincoln Parish gets to be the first North American stop for an exhibit.
But, from Thursday through May 18, the Lincoln Parish Library will serve as the first stop on the North American tour of a brand-new Anne Frank exhibit, designed specifically with schools and libraries in mind.
The local library was able to land this honor by being proactive. Emily Arnold, the library’s programming coordinator, said she called the U.S. Anne Frank Center looking for a traveling exhibit, and was given the opportunity to be the first host of this one.

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Light at the end of the tunnel?

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Could it be true?
Is there finally a little bit of light shining at the end of the long, cold and dark tunnel known as Louisiana’s state budget.
Apparently that could be the case.
With Louisiana’s economic picture brightening, legislative leaders are proposing a $6 million boost to their budget next year.
The budget to finance the House, Senate and other legislative agencies would grow to $98.4 million next year, under recommendations approved without objection Wednesday by a panel of legislative leaders.

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March 29th

‘Big Dance’ always ripe for upsets

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What do Mercer, North Dakota State and Dayton have in common?
Answer: they all pulled off upset victories in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Those three teams were given about as much of a chance of defeating their opponents as the Jacksonville Jaguars were of reaching the Super Bowl last year.
All were double digit seeded entries in the “Big Dance” against the single digit seeds owned by Duke, Oklahoma and Ohio State.
But as is always the case, upsets are synonymous with the NCAA tournament.

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