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March 3rd, 2014

Pet of the Week

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Sam is a chocolate lab mix with beautiful lab eyes. A little longer, shorter and stockier than a lab, he has the happy lab personality. He gets along well with other dogs. Sam is about 1 year old, has been neutered and has all his shots. The adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS today for more information. Residents are invited to stop by and see all the dogs at the shelter, located at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Partnerships with La. Tech help DART

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Pumpkin Patch ... Candlelight Vigil … Christmas Angels … Darts for DART …Radiothon … Beatles Tribute Concert. What do all of these DART events have in common? They are just a few of the projects we undertake to raise funds and awareness.

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People with mental illnesses enrich our lives

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If you are living with a mental illness (a consumer), do not despair. Millions of people are just like you. Numerous notable consumers have or continue to enrich our lives. You also have a contribution to make to society.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), mental illnesses are disorders of the brain that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, moods and ability to relate to others.

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March 1st

Bulldogs in control of own destiny

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First place in C-USA at stake as Dunkin’ Dogs play at Alabama-Birmingham
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Last Thursday night’s win put Louisiana Tech in a four-way tie for first place in Conference USA.
The Bulldogs now control their own destiny for a regular season title, a destiny that will have to be fulfilled away from home as they finish with two road games, starting with a trip to Birmingham, Ala. to face UAB at 3 p.m. today.
This situation is similar to last season, yet completely different says head coach Michael White.

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GSU women win; G-Men fall to UAPB

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Antwan Scott (5) led Grambling State with 20 points Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the G-Men fell 61-52 to Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center on the GSU campus. In women’s action, GSU defeated UAPB 85-56.

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Diamond Dogs split with Gophers

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Louisiana Tech took the second game of today’s double header, 3-2, over Minnesota to tie the series with the Golden Gophers after dropping the first game, 4-2, in extra innings at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The third and final game of the series is set to begin at 11:30 a.m., today with the Bulldogs going for their first series victory of the season over Minnesota.

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District 5 sets 8-under tryouts

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Tryouts for the new District 5 8-and-under travel baseball team will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the smaller baseball fields behind the Ruston High School Stadium at the J.C. Love Baseball/Softball complex.
The team will be coached by former District 5 18-year-old team coach Eddie Parkman along with assistant Brandon Watts.
Players must not turn 9 years old before May 1 to be eligible for the team.
For more information, call Parkman at 318--243-2294 or Watts at 243-2326.

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Tech softball beats SFA, falls to Ark.

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — After opening the day with a 9-1 loss to 24th ranked Arkansas, Louisiana Tech bounced back to defeat Stephen F. Austin 5-3 in the third place game of the 2014 Wooo Pig Fastpitch Classic.
Tech (8-10) finished the tournament 2-2 with a pair of wins over the Lumberjacks.
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Bianca Duran and Kristen Miles each recorded three hits and Anna Cross drove home three runs as Louisiana Tech came-from-behind to defeat Stephen F. Austin 5-3 in the third place game of the Wooo Pig Fastpitch Classic.

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SHS nabs playoff win

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SIMSBORO — Simsboro High School advanced to the second-round of the Class B prep boys playoffs Friday as the Tigers topped Hathaway 93-58 at the SHS Gym.
Leading scorers for SHS were sophomore Zach Taylor with 21 points, senior Xavier Ogunyemi with 17, senior Jamarco Brown with 17, senior Ron Abney with 12 and eighth-grader Deonte Levingston with 10.
Simsboro will next play host to Centerville at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Tech honors winter quarter graduates

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“Be strong but not rude, kind but not weak, bold but not a bully and proud but not arrogant.”
That was the charge presented to 324 graduates by keynote speaker Rob Shadoin during Saturday’s winter quarter graduation at Louisiana Tech University, the 207th commencement exercises held at the school.
Shadoin, state representative for District 12 and a Tech graduate himself, talked much of his own days as a college student while speaking to the crowd at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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