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September 17th, 2013

Tech golf team in 15th place

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BURLINGTON, Iowa — Louisiana Tech’s men’s golf team improved by one stroke in the second round of action as the team shot a 305 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Sprit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington Monday.
The Bulldogs enter the final round in 15th place, two strokes behind Texas State and six strokes behind Ball State.
Ben Robinson and Travis Wilmore shot a team best 3-over-par 75 Monday while Robinson leads the team with a 5-over-par 149 after two rounds. Wilmore improved the most of all the team members, cutting three strokes off his score from the first round.

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Join ’Dawgs fight vs. cancer

Louisiana Tech made a big hit against breast cancer last Thursday before a nationally-televised audience during a football game aired on Fox Sports 1.
The Bulldogs teamed with Northern Louisiana Medical Center to hold their annual Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer game as Tech played host to Tulane before a crowd of 22,035 at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Tech associate AD Marie Gilbert, a breast cancer survivor, served as honorary captain of the game.

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Celebrating 4-H week

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4-H, the largest youth development organization in the world, is a community of over six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H follows the philosophy of learning by doing. The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. Youth develop life skills through hands-on projects that range from citizenship to expressive arts, communication to foods and nutrition, and leadership to science and technology.

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September 16th

Spots still open

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DRABO seeks vendors for Chicken Fest
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Have a knack for crafting? If so, bring those arts and crafts to the Louisiana Chicken Festival.
The Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization has arts and crafts/food booths spaces available for the Louisiana Chicken Festival.
“We have lots of arts and craft booths this year but there is still room for more,” Judy Beavers, coordinator of the Chicken Festival, said.
There are food booths as well as arts and crafts booths that will be running from noon Sept. 27 until 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28.

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Local man arrested

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Reportedly pistol whips mother, runs from police
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At approximately 9:17 a.m. Sunday, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Deontrell Marquis Hunter for two charges.
Hunter, 19, of 108 Abbott, was arrested at 2410 Beacon Light Road for aggravated battery and resisting an officer.
According to the affidavit, police were dispatched after reports of Hunter hitting his mother in the head with a pistol.
Upon arriving at the scene, Hunter reportedly fled on foot to the trails between Blueberry Hill and Richards Street. Officers spotted Hunter on the trails, identified themselves and Hunter reportedly fled on foot again.

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Victim’s bruises visible to police

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Ruston Police Department officers arrested Chicoty Damero Shomo at approximately 2:19 p.m. Sunday.
Shomo, 31, of 200 Riser Road, was arrested for simple battery after police received a call from the victim.
Police arrived on the scene and made contact with the victim who claimed Shomo came into the residence and grabbed her around the neck and punched her in the face.
Police reported they could identify the bruise around the victim’s neck, but were unable to identify any on her face.

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Repairs set if bond approved

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Size-appropriate items needed at Hillcrest
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The height of sinks and the size of toilets isn’t something most people have to think much about, at least not until they’re faced with a school full of small children.
New size-appropriate toilets, additional classroom space and new carpet for the school’s library are among the top items that Principal Patrice Hilton said will be completed if Ruston district voters approve the millage tax extension up for vote on Nov. 16.

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Proclamation for Child Safety Week issued

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Children are the future.
“As parents and caregivers it is our responsibility to keep America’s children safe,” Sheriff Mike Stone said.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011, an estimated 123,000 children under age 13 were injured as passengers of cars, SUVs, pickups and vans in traffic crashes. For children age 1 to 13, it is a leading cause of death.
“It is hard to overstate the toll this takes on families, but together we can help put an end to this tragedy,” Stone said.

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Domestic violence awareness month approaches

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Have you been looking for a meaningful way to volunteer? Is your group or organization seeking a significant cause to support? D.A.R.T. may be your answer. As October approaches, so does National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. D.A.R.T. is preparing for this time of community consciousness and education with a variety of projects. Each one includes opportunities for willing people to help out.

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COA intern helps students from around the world

Note: This is the fifth part of a six-part series highlighting Louisiana Tech students and their internship experiences.
She’s a traveling Good Samaritan.
Molly Page, a graduate Liberal Arts student studying speech, spent her summer in New York working with the Refugee Youth Summer Academy, run by the International Rescue Committee, teaching students as young as 4 and as old as 12.

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