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March 10th, 2014

Tech golf to begin La. Classics

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Louisiana Tech’s men’s golf team looks to build off its second place finish at the Argent Financial Classic as play opened up at the Louisiana Classics today in Lafayette.
The Louisiana Classics was slated to get underway at 8 a.m. both days with a shotgun start today, while teams will start off of holes one and 10 on Tuesday. Host Louisiana-Lafayette, No. 9 Illinois, Illinois State, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, No. 33 LSU, No. 47 New Mexico State, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulsa and UTSA make up the 12 team field.

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Lady Techster softball falls at UTSA

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SAN ANTONIO — The University of Texas San Antonio used a four-run fourth inning to pull away from Louisiana Tech as the Roadrunners finished off the three-game sweep with a 6-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Roadrunner Field.
Tech (8-15, 0-3 C-USA) took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Kristen Miles reached on an infield single and then stole second base before advancing to third on a ground out. Bianca Duran then drove Miles home with an infield single to second base, giving Tech the 1-0 advantage.

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GSU goes 2-1 vs. Prairie View

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Brandon Kiser and the Grambling State Tigers fell in the first two games before taking the final game of the Southwestern Athletic Conference series on Sunday. GSU now stands at 3-11 on the season.

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Bearcats go 3-1 in tourney

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Cannon Brasuell, pictured above hitting a double, and the Ruston Bearcats went 3-1 over the weekend in the Trey Altick Tournament, defeating Destrehan, Lutcher and Holy Cross and falling to St. Amant.

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Legislature’s actions matter

The 2014 regular Louisiana legislative session is underway. And if the observations of local lawmakers are any indication, this session, like so many before it, will be chock-full of ardent debate on issues ranging from the controversial Common Core education curriculum to lessening the penalties for marijuana possession, to how to plug holes in the state budget.

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Dogs improve life's quality

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Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s eighth annual Furry Fun Walk was held Saturday and as usual was a smashing success as dogs from all over Lincoln Parish brought their owners out to get together for a day of fun.
It’s simply amazing to see that many dogs of different breeds, sizes and personalities get together without any problems whatsoever. The only real barking heard that day was from one poor dog a little freaked out when Sparky, the Ruston Fire Department Mascot, tried to pet him. But hey, if somebody in a giant dog suit tried to pet me, I might be a little freaked out, too.

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Pet of the Week

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This little gal’s name is Lady. She is a Terrier mix and small. At 6 months she is about 15 pounds and gets to live in the pen with the smaller dogs. She is very playful and gets along with all the other dogs. A quiet girl, she sometimes gets left out of things because she stays in the back. Lady has all her shots. Her adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS today for more information. See all of the dogs at 290 Rodeo Road. The 4 Paws office is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Being connected makes the difference

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What gets me up on my feet, what keeps me going is knowing that what I write touches others deeply, lending support to hurting souls because we all have something we are dealing with from the richest to the poorest to those in between.
Our emotions are our common bond that joins us to each other.
Without that bond we feel alone like ships without a rudder upon the sea of life.
It’s not what happens to us but how we use it to our own advantage. Using it as our calling card and a tool to minister  to others is what makes the difference.

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The heroes of DART’s annual radiothon

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As we enter the last month of preparation for DART’s 13th Annual Radiothon, we are reviewing all of the necessary components for a strong and successful event.
This is, after all, the most important fundraiser of the year for us. At a recent Radiothon Committee meeting, members Pam Dance, Beatrice Tatem, Sharon Pettijohn, Jhola McGee, Taylor Head and I listed all of the events of Radiothon Week. They include:

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Tech receives sizable donation

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The Purchasing Management Assoc. of Lou-Ark recently donated a sizeable check to the Sustainable Supply Management program in the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University. Attending the presentation were (from left), Brad Evans (PMA Lou-Ark member), Morehouse General Hospital; James Lumpkin, dean, College of Business; Barbara Spillers (PMA Lou-Ark member) CenturyLink; Tony Inman, professor of supply chain management and PMA Lou-Ark member; and Wayne Coker (VP PMA Lou-Ark) presenting the check to Rebecca Bennett, professor of management and head of the management department at Tech.

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