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October 29th, 2013

Dubach gets $22K for water upgrades

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At 6:30 p.m. Monday at Dubach’s regular monthly meeting, the aldermen discussed a new grant of $22,802, which will go towards updating the town’s water system.
Bob Jensen, mayor of Dubach, said the Community Water Enrichment Fund Grant the town of Dubach received was applied for in September.
“This grant is for the 2012-13 fiscal year,” Jensen said. “We will upgrade our chlorine injectors, tool pumps, ground storage tanks and put a coat of paint on electrical boxes and well heads.

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Adding to historical Ruston’s landscape

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Couple co-designs modern structure
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Travel down Alabama Avenue and the passerby surely cannot miss the newest addition to the view.
What many fail to recognize are the people behind the house — those who deigned it inside and out. Robert Brooks and Marla St. John, partners in the firm Studio Brooks-Emory, completed the project the first part of September, after only working on the site for six months.
Those six months also include the time it took to tear down the existing structure, move out 1,000 cubic feet of dirt and haul in 1,000 cubic feet of new dirt, Brooks said.

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Citrus trees need protection during winter

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Over the past few years many homeowners and backyard orchard enthusiasts have purchased citrus trees and have enjoyed the glossy leaves, an abundance of aromatic blooms and the fresh fruit. Success has been rewarding, but only due to the fact that the past mild winter conditions have spared the citrus trees from winter damage resulting from hard freezes. A winter will come when temperatures will drop into the low 20’s or teens and that’s when the freeze damage or tree mortality will occur.

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Tech’s Engineering and Science Foundation honors faculty, friends

The Board of Directors of Louisiana Tech University’s Engineering and Science Foundation has presented its 2013 Outstanding Faculty and Friends Awards, honoring faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends associated with the College of Engineering and Science who have shown outstanding commitment to the College or have acted as ambassadors
for the university.
This year, the Foundation chose to recognize faculty members Erez Allouche and Brad Cicciarelli.

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Club News: Beta Sigma Phi hold barbecue, regular meeting

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The Louisiana Laureate Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held a fall barbecue at Dean and Linda Dick’s camp on Lake D’Arbonne on Oct. 4.

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G-Men determined to get win

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Grambling State coaches showcase their unity during press conference
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Yes, the winless Grambling State Tigers played their best game of the season Saturday in a 23-17 overtime loss to Texas Southern in Robinson Stadium.
But while interim coach Dennis “Dirt” Winston admitted he was proud of his team’s efforts, he said it still wasn’t enough for a team desperate to feel the thrill of victory.
“I don’t believe in moral victories,” Winston said. “I believe in victories period, If we can get a victory, that’s what we want. We want that now, and I think our kids are going to fight hard to get that.

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Holtz wants rest, not rust, for Bulldogs

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Heading into Louisiana Tech’s second bye week of the season, Bulldogs head football coach Skip Holtz is taking a different approach than the first time.
This time, coming a 23-7 win at Florida International that made the Bulldogs 3-5 overall and 2-2 in Conference USA play, Holtz wants rest without rust.

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RPAR Youth Flag Football

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D’Marco Buckner (with ball) and Preston Gray of the Green Bay Packers (white jerseys) took on the San Franciso 49ers (blue jerseys) in recent Ruston Parks and Recreation Department youth flag football action.

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CUSA announces future bowl game affiliations

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IRVING, Texas — Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky and the league’s Board of Directors have confirmed nine bowl affiliations through the 2019 season, securing a minimum of five berths annually and offering fans a number of great destinations between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.

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New era brings improvements

Louisiana Tech University is undeniably in the dawn of a new era after new president Les Guice took over on July 1, followed shortly thereafter by the appointment of new athletics director Tommy McClelland.
But Tech has exploded into the future in recent weeks with the exciting announcement of two important new cornerstones for the university’s athletics department.
Big steps have been taken in the journey known as Tech’s “Quest for Excellence,” a capital campaign geared toward greatly enhancing the University’s athletic facilities.

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