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October 4th, 2013

Grambling Lab wins; Ruston, Creek on road tonight

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Grambling Lab picked up its first win of the season Thursday as the Kittens traveled to Tensas and took a 28-6 win.
The Kittens (1-3) totaled 385 offensive yards with tailback Jerome Hudson grinding out 143 yards and two scores on 16 rushes and Austin Andrews adding 101 yards and a score on six carries.
“We needed that one,” Grambling Lab coach Jerald Kennedy said of his team’s first win of the season. “It gives us something to build on and hopefully rejuvenates us as we get ready to start district play.”
Grambling Lab opens District 1-1A play next week on the road at Cedar Creek.

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Tech volleyball team away for three-game stretch

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Louisiana Tech is looking to get back on track in Conference USA play as the Lady Techsters hit the road to face Charlotte at 7 p.m. today and a 1 p.m. match in Huntington, W.Va., to take on Marshall Sunday.
These matches are the beginning of a three-match conference road stretch that will see Tech traveling up the coast the following week to face East Carolina in Greenville, N.C., on Oct. 11.
The Lady Techsters continue to notch that elusive road victory as the team is now 0-4 away from its home court in the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Marshall, FIU to visit Tech for soccer matches

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Louisiana Tech soccer will play its first ever Conference USA matches at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex this weekend as they play host to Marshall at 7 p.m. tonight and FIU at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
A Tech (5-6-1, 0-2-0 C-USA) roster with only one senior and two juniors has been forced to grow up quickly on the soccer field, having recently been shut out on the road by Tulsa and North Texas, both of whom were ranked in the top 10 of the NSCAA/Continental Tire central region rankings.

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Tech golf heads to David Toms Intercollegiate

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Louisiana Tech’s golf team returns to action this weekend as the Bulldogs head to Baton Rouge for the annual David Toms Intercollegiate.
The tournament, hosted by LSU at the University Club, is a two-day, 54-hole championship that starts Saturday with an 8:30 a.m. with two 18-hole rounds followed by a single round on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The team will hit the course Friday morning for the practice round.

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Early voting for 5th District to take place

When Rodney Alexander resigned as representative from the Lincoln Parish-inclusive 5th Congressional District, he set in motion something that hasn’t happened around here since the seat last century: a specially called federal election to fill a U.S. House seat.
Though election day isn’t until Oct. 19, voters can begin deciding who will fill the just more than one year remaining in Alexander’s term when early voting begins Saturday.

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Celebrating books this month

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Just the other day, I overheard someone stating they didn’t have the time to read, due to being busy with school and work.
I was a little hard pressed due partly to the fact that working a full-time job, being a mother and a wife I still manage to pick up a book at least a few nights a week. And if it is one that particularly strikes my fancy, I will make extra time to read.
During the month of October we recognize a variety of different areas — domestic abuse, breast cancer, bullying and even books. October is National Book Month.

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October 3rd

Wreck causes critical injuries

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At approximately 4:45 p.m. Wednesday the Ruston Fire Department responded to a 911 call on U.S. Highway 167 at Charlotte Street for a two-car accident, where one of the vehicles rolled over.
One victim was transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center and was later transported via LifeAir helicopter to LSU Medical Center with critical injuries. The other victim was transported by ambulance to NLMC for minor injuries.

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First lady visits local school

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Wednesday morning, kindergartners at Choudrant Elementary School were encouraged to read every day as First Lady Supriya Jindal stopped by to read to them.
At 10:30 a.m. the first lady visited Choudrant Elementary for Jumpstart’s annual “Read for the Record” campaign.
Jindal said she has participated in this event for the last five years, and she encourages other First Spouses to do the same.

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Kennedy speaks to Rotary Club

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Louisiana has plenty of money but doesn’t spend it wisely, state Treasurer John Kennedy said Wednesday.
Debunking often-heard political claims that the state is short on funds, Kennedy said Louisiana’s budget has increased at the same time the state has lost population.
“It’s not how much money we have that is our problem,” Kennedy told the Ruston Rotary Club. “Our problem is how we spend the money we do have.”

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‘Angel in the Pawnshop’ takes Dixie stage tonight

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Delve into the world of good versus evil, with the Ruston Community’s production of “Angel in the Pawnshop.”
The Dixie Center for the Arts will host the production, which is set to take the stage at 7 p.m. today and will continue through Saturday. A matinee showing will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Angel in a Pawnshop” marks the first production in RCT’s 36th season and is directed by Mitch Dufour.

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