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October 24th, 2013

Museum gets ‘new’ gun

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This month, the Louisiana Military Museum put an 1895 Colt Browning Machine Gun, used in the Spanish-American War, on display.
Ernest Stevens, director for the Louisiana Military Museum, said the “Potato Digger,” as it is informally known, is very rare.
“This piece has been on my ‘want list’ for 20 years,” Stevens said.
“It is a very rare piece of militaria, and we are proud to have it exhibited at our museum.”
Stevens said this frontline gun was in use for almost 50 years.

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Tech Archives are home to history

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Since 1945 Louisiana Tech University has housed many different artifacts from various points in history. From artwork and woodwork done by the prisoners at Camp Ruston to first editions of major authors from the 17th century, the Archives, located on the fourth floor of Wyly Tower, are home to thousands of pieces of history.
Donald Kaczvinsky, dean of the liberal arts department at Tech, said his interest in the Archives came when Lorna Kardatzke gave a letter written by Charles Dickens, which began the Frellsen Fletcher Smith collection at Tech.

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Tech’s Fall World Series starts Friday

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Head coach Wade Simoneaux and the Louisiana Tech baseball team will conclude its fall season with the 12th annual Fall World Series set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The series will last from Friday to Nov. 3 and feature the Tech Gray team competing against the Tech Black team, with both teams being selected and split up by the eight seniors on the this year’s team in the annual senior draft held this past Monday night.

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RHS freshmen lose; JV team wins

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It was a split decision for the Bearcats Monday night as the Ruston High freshman team fell to Neville by a score of 33-6 while the junior varsity team countered with a 32-7 win over the Tigers. Pictured above is Ruston’s Walter Keitavious running for daylight in the JV contest while pictured below is Bearcats’ running back Deveontre Modest looking for a rushing hole in the freshman game.

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Cohen joins Tech track and field staff

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Louisiana Tech head track and field coach Gary Stanley announced the hiring of Jacob Cohen as an assistant track coach Wednesday.
Cohen joins the Louisiana Tech family after spending the last three years as an assistant coach at Lamar where he oversaw sprints, jumps, multi-events and hurdles.
While at Lamar, Cohen’s student-athletes set 10 school records, claimed nine All-Southland Conference honors, recorded 33 school top-five performances and posted five qualifying marks for the NCAA Prelims.

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GSU to host sports leadership summit

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Grambling State University’s Sports Leaders Association (SLA) and the Sports Administration program are hosting the second annual GSU Sport Leadership Summit today and Friday.
The conference will run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on both days and will be held in GSU’s Washington-Johnson Complex.

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Tech Hoops Madness set for tonight

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Louisiana Tech basketball fans will have an opportunity to meet the new while checking out the old during Tech Madness which is set for 7 p.m. tonight at Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium. Tech Madness is free and open to the public and is an official LA Tech Kids Club Event. Pictured are the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters 2013-14 basketball teams.

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Bite into safety this Halloween

Each year millions of Americans celebrate Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, by dressing up in a costume or passing out candy to children.
But here in Lincoln Parish with the many festivities we have surrounding the holiday, residents should all take a moment to make sure we have a healthy and safe Halloween.
Childrensdmc.org gave the following safety tips for candy.
• Avoid giving choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies or small toys as treats to young children.

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Learning something new daily

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During elementary, junior high and high school, I remember all the little nuances of historical facts that were taught. We learned about the every war that happened, every catastrophic event and every president that was ever sworn in. I thought I knew it all.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Lincoln Parish Library event center, in the Dubach Room, hundreds of people crowded in to watch a presentation about the orphan trains. If you are not certain you have ever heard of these orphan trains, you probably haven’t. But don’t feel bad, neither had I.

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RJHS raises funds, awareness for breast cancer

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Ruston Junior High School (RJHS) entered its third year of its Future Business Leaders of America organization with a membership of 19 students.
Serving as officers this year are: President Brandy Boyd, Vice President Joanna Ham, Secretary Molly Bertrand, Treasurer Jalia Payne, Reporter Kearia Wright, Historian Erykah Gant and Parliamentarian Drake Ward.

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