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November 29th, 2013

Tech aviation program receives positive review

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Louisiana Tech University’s Aviation Department recently received its Final Visiting Team Report submitted following the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) Review Committee’s visit this fall to study the school’s aviation program, and came away from the review with positive findings.
In addition to the favorable assessment, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted authority to Tech to certify graduates of its authorized aviation degree program(s) to be eligible for an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with reduced aeronautical experience.

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Dubach gears up for Christmas

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December is here and, with it, comes a lot of festive cheer. From 9 a.m. until the last person leaves Saturday, the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization will host its annual Christmas Festival.
Judy Beavers, vice president of DRABO said there is no cost for setting up a booth during the festival.

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Cedar Creek set for quarterfinals

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Cougars to play host to St. Edmunds in Division IV playoffs tonight
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The Cedar Creek Cougars will see a team much like themselves when they play host to St. Edmunds at 7 p.m. tonight in Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division IV quarterfinal playoff action.
Fifth-seeded SEHS and No.4 Cedar Creek are both 8-3.
Both teams had first-round byes. St. Edmunds eliminated No. 17 Ascension Catholic (48-34) last Friday night at Blue Jay Field, while Cedar Creek also won a postseason contest at home over Catholic High-Pointe Coupee by the score of 40-8.

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Big win needed for GSU in Big Easy

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Tigers look to cap off frustrating season with Bayou Classic victory over SU
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Grambling State interim football coach Dennis “Dirt” Winston feels his team has put the work in.
Now he only wants to see them reap the benefits of those efforts.
Grambling State will get that chance Saturday as the Tigers take on Southern University in the annual Bayou Classic in New Orleans. NBC will nationally televise the contest, set for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.
GSU stands at 1-10 and 1-7 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference while Southern is 7-4 and 6-2.

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Bulldogs hope to close out by beating UTSA

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For Louisiana Tech, it’s all about ending the season on a positive note.
And for the University of Texas-San Antonio, it’s about the chance of picking up a bowl berth and even potentially reaching the Conference USA title game.
That’s what’s on the line Saturday as UTSA (6-5 overall, 5-2 C-USA) plays host to Tech (4-7, 3-4) in the season finale for both teams.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. in the Alamodome in San Antonio.
While a bowl berth is out of the question his Bulldogs, Tech coach Skip Holtz still feels the team has much to play for.

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Bulldogs take tourney title

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ESTERO, Fla. — It was a back and forth battle as both Louisiana Tech and St. Bonaventure wanted the title of being the inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase champions, but the Bulldogs used stifling defense and clutch free throw shooting down the stretch to take it, 76-72, on Wednesday night inside the Germain Arena.
Tech (5-1) has now won five in a row, including four away home, and proudly brought a trophy back home to Ruston.
St. Bonaventure (5-2) built a 14-7 out of the gates, but Raheem Appleby came off the bench to spark the Bulldog offense.

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Techsters to host New Orleans

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Both Louisiana Tech and New Orleans will be looking for their first win of the young season when the Lady Techsters host the Privateers at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (0-4, 0-0 C-USA) is coming off a loss to Arkansas State on Monday night while UNO (0-4, 0-0 Southland) fell 54-51 to Jacksonville State Saturday in its last outing. Tech’s four losses have come against No. 21 South Carolina, Virginia, No. 15 LSU and Arkansas State, who have combined to post an 18-4 record this year.

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Local priest to display artwork

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is pleased to announce the exhibition of “Origins and Approaches,” new works by Father Frank Folino.
In partnership with Crescent City Coffee, NCLAC presents quarterly art exhibitions that feature work by regional artists. Folino’s opening reception will be held from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Tuesday. Folino’s bold color palette and mastery of deep relief are used in an intricate manner, creating works that are expressionistic and engaging.

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November yard of the month

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The Ruston Garden Club has chosen Rosemary’s Kitchen, 400 S. Bonner St., for the November Yard of the Month.

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Support small businesses on Saturday

The hurried excitement of Black Friday shopping may be fun for a little while, but there’s also something to be said for the more relaxed hometown atmosphere of shopping where everybody knows your name.
Area residents have the opportunity to do just that tomorrow on Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday — always the Saturday after Black Friday — is a day to celebrate, support and thank small businesses for all that they do in our community.

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