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February 13th, 2014

Kiwanis Club hosts speaker

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Pictured is Reggie Bridges, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, who spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club on Feb. 6. His presentation focused on using scripture when making tough decisions.

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Temple Baptist Pre-K: Preschoolers learn about glaciers, snow

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The K-Connection class at Temple Baptist has been learning about glaciers and making snow.
Rhett Bridges and Hydi Boyd, center, and Ava Puckett and Anna Robbins learn about snow with a hands-on experiment.
Pictured right: Mrs. Kristin Sellers’ class enjoyed a “Pajama Day!” Pictured around the snowman are: Rhett Patterson, Jett Jones, Kennedi Otwell, Bryce Busby, Caleb Moore and Molly Hoefler. Class members not pictured are Cooper Lee and Gabbi Smith.
Registration for the 2014-15 year will open March 1. For more information, please contact Angel Causey at Temple Baptist Church.

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Cedar Creek: Students excel in academics, learn about the past

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Shakespeare contest
Cedar Creek senior Irie Ewers earned first place in the school’s annual Shakespeare competition.
Sophomore Mary Tyler Storms earned second place; freshman Sarfraz Ahmed placed third; and Rachel Pardue, a junior, placed fourth overall.
The competition is open to all Cedar Creek students, but the Advanced placement and Pre-AP classes have the competition built into their curriculum.

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Techsters hoping for big crowd

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Seventh annual Pack the House game to be on national TV
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Louisiana Tech will host Charlotte at 8 p.m. tonight at the Thomas Assembly Center in a game that will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net.
The contest is the seventh Annual Pack the House game at the Thomas Assembly Center. This year’s game will have a pink theme to it as the first 500 fans through the Thomas Assembly Center doors will receive free PINK OUT T-shirts in an effort to help promote breast cancer awareness. The Lady Techsters will also be sporting their pink uniforms for the contest.

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Fortner to return to TAC as broadcaster

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When Louisiana Tech hosts Charlotte tonight at the Thomas Assembly Center in a nationally televised game on Fox Sports Net, a familiar figure will be part of the television broadcast crew calling the game.
Former Lady Techster assistant coach Nell Fortner will sit alongside Pete Pranica on the broadcast team for the contest.

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Tech golf ties for ninth place

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas —Victor Lange led Louisiana Tech with a 1-over-par 73 on the final day of competition as Louisiana Tech moved up to a tie for ninth with Kansas State at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational.
Two other Bulldogs — Chuck Spears and Travis Wilmore — shot tournament best scores in the final round of a closely competed tournament that saw five teams finish within three shots of each other.

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Tech track women ranked eighth

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Louisiana Tech’s women’s track and field team has moved up one spot to eighth in the South Central Region according to the latest rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The women’s program is eighth in the region led by recent performances by Pamela Lee in the high jump and Kim Francis in the 60m hurdles. The men’s team is ranked 19th in the region led by Trey Hadnot’s 200m dominance.

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Birthday celebration set for Coach Rob

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A birthday party in honor of what would have been the 95th birthday of the late and legendary Grambling State University football coach Eddie G. Robinson, pictured coaching in a College All-Star game, will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on the GSU campus. There will be a raffle and a pass-throwing contest as well as DJ Twin providing music. Coach Robinson was born on Feb. 13, 1919. The museum was dedicated on Feb. 13, 2010.

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February 12th

Motorists advised not to travel

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Winter weather conditions continued into today causing multiple accidents in the Lincoln Parish area.
In an interview late Tuesday, Albert Paxton, public information officer with Louisiana State Police Troop F, said additional personnel would be out on roadways.
“We will have additional personnel out (Tuesday night) and early (today) monitoring roads and bridges,” he said. “The DOTD will also be out salting the roads and bridges where ice is accumulating.”
Paxton said he advises motorists to check travel conditions.

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An icy shut down

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Ruston and Lincoln Parish may be dealing with the effects of winter storm Pax a little longer than emergency preparedness officials first anticipated.
“It doesn’t look like it’s going to get out of here as quickly as we first thought” Kip Franklin, Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said this morning.
Travel remained treacherous through much of Wednesday. In Ruston, the Everett, Bonner and Farmerville street railroad overpasses were closed. Interstate 20, as well as rural roads and bridges remained icy.

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