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September 23rd, 2013

Grad student hits home run with internship

Note: This is the final part of a six-part series highlighting Louisiana Tech University students and their internship experiences.
For Louisiana Tech University graduate student Zachary Voss, knowing the right people helped him land the right internship.
Voss, who is working on his master’s in kinesiology, worked as a strength coach with the Minnesota Twins minor league baseball team this summer. He said he received the internship partly because of his connection with Tech.

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Gospel Jubilee Tour set for Monroe

Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe will host the Jubilee Tour on Friday, featuring talented Christian recording artists The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five.
What began as a light-hearted lunch conversation between three friends has become one of the most popular concert tours in Gospel Music. The Jubilee Tour brings three of the most popular names in Southern Gospel Music together for a unique and unforgettable concert experience.

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Choudrant Aggie Invitational results

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Varsity Boys Results
Cedar Creek — Third place team (1:41:24)
5th place Corey Moss
12th place Caleb Cupit
19th place Blake Moss
21st place Jack May
23rd place Gabe Poulin
24th place Collin Moak
30th place Collins Walker
Choudrant — Sixth place team (1:53:15)
17th place Jarod Sexton-Davis
27th place Will Batterton
32nd place Austin Ledford
34th place Eric Batterton
35th place Tristan Johnson
Junior High Boys
Ruston — First place team (1:07:30)
4th place Sydney Ross
5th place Olaric Garner
6th place Corvien Peevy
7th place Jamar Kimble

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LA Tech soccer defeats Southern

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team pitched their third straight shutout in a 5-0 victory over Southern on Sunday evening at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
A starting XI made up of all freshmen for Tech (5-4-1) overpowered SU (1-6-1) in what was the final nonconference match of the season for the Lady Techsters.
“We had lots of opportunities,” head coach Kevin Sherry said. “Today was a perfect chance for us to work at our technique. Hopefully this gives [the freshmen] more experience and more repetition of the right technique, and hopefully we will keep improving it.”

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Techsters tennis team takes Big Easy Classic

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NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Tech tennis team started the fall season off in impressive fashion with finals appearances in doubles and two flights in singles to take the team title at the Big Easy Tennis Classic hosted by UNO at the University Tennis Center in New Orleans.
The event started on Friday with the Lady Techsters going undefeated on the day, but constant rain on Saturday pushed several matches to Sunday where Tech shined once again.

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Glen View an example to community

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 88 American children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
Children with autistic disorder — the most severe of the autism spectrum disorders and the one that the others are based on — usually have significant language delays, social and communication challenges and unusual behaviors and interests.
The disorders are more common in boys, with 1 in 54 boys being diagnosed with ASDs versus 1 in 252 girls receiving such a diagnosis.

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Guice getting good word out

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There was plenty of good news coming out of Louisiana Tech University last week — news that has the school poised for a bright future despite having to navigate the troubled waters surrounding higher education in the state.
It was announced last week for the third consecutive year, Tech has achieved a Tier One ranking among “National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges list released.

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September 21st

Fanfare for fowl

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Dubach holds 25th annual Chicken Fest pageant
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A lot of little girls strutted across the stage Saturday morning in Dubach.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, the Louisiana Chicken Festival hosted the 25th annual Chicken Festival beauty pageant for girls ages from birth to 7-years-old.
Danielle Harkins, directed of the pageant, said that there was a big crowd Saturday morning for the girls.
There were 36 girls walking across the stage in Dubach.
“This year has had a bigger crowd than normal,” Harkins said. “For the little girls’ pageant, this is the largest Chicken Festival pageant we have ever had.”

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Eyeing next election

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Candidates throwing name into hat for 2014 mayoral race

Ruston’s mayoral election is still more than a year away, but potential candidates are already lining up.
City Alderman Jim Pearce and parish Police Juror Ronny Walker both said they’re running. Incumbent Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said he’d decide by the first of the year whether to seek a fifth term.
“It’s been a joy,” Hollingsworth said of his four terms in office. “It’s been the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done.”

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Dubach discusses burn ban rules

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The Dubach Town Council met in regular session Monday night to discuss a few issues that were pushed back from August’s meeting.
After talking with the town attorney Bill Jones, Town Clerk Tina Hensley said he advised against changing Ordinance 308-A Section 7, burning within the city limits.
The ordinance currently states that a person can burn inside the city limits if the fire is inside a furnace or incinerator, or with the permission of the local fire department.

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