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July 12th, 2013

Math fair on tap at Tech

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The College of Education at Louisiana Tech University will host its annual Summer Math Fair from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the A. E. Phillips Laboratory School on the Tech campus.
The event will take place in A. E. Phillips’ Multipurpose Room and will be filled with a variety of hands-on and math experiences designed to be fun. The Summer Math Fair is free of charge with no pre-registration required.

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A tale of East meets West

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‘King and I’ showcases merging of different cultures
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In recent years the Ruston Community Theatre has managed to put on productions that have drawn in big crowds, creating a sense of wonder in our city.
From “Annie” in 2011 to “Annie Get Your Gun” in 2012, RCT has managed to provide the Ruston community with good clean entertainment through the Gale and Lucy Chumley Musical Series, and Thursday night was no different.
A cast of more than 70 area residents and youth put on a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I.”

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New artwork on display at Dixie

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The artwork of local Loretta Shadow Owens is now on display at the Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston. “A Lifetime of Friendly Faces” is a collection of portraits Loretta has painted of friends and acquaintances over the years.
Loretta has always been a passionate person and an active community member; from a Girl Scout and 4-H member, to being nominated for the first “Outstanding Woman” award by the Lincoln Parish Chamber of Commerce, but Loretta did not become a painter until she was 40 years old.

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AgCenter hosts sewing class

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Machines were buzzing and there was lots of excitement in the air as 20 youth learned to sew at the LSU AgCenter basic sewing class.
“Youth learned that sewing can be fun” Cathy Judd, Extension Agent with the LSU AgCenter said. “She along with volunteer leaders Beth Liberatos, Mariam Stone and Gwen Carpenter guided the students through a three day workshop. Students learned how to thread a needle, sew on a button, some basic sewing technique, operate a sewing machine, and applique with the sewing machine.”

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Tech unveils new helmet logo

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Specialty design to be worn vs. Army in Heart of Dallas Classic
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Louisiana Tech Athletic Department officials unveiled a new football helmet design for the 2013 season and a specialty helmet design that will be worn for the team’s Heart of Dallas Classic game against Army on Sept. 28 in the Cotton Bowl.
Fans following LA Tech’s Facebook (LA Tech Athletics) and Twitter (@LATechFB, @LATechSports) accounts were given a preview of the new helmet design Wednesday.

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Grambling State to induct legends on Saturday

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The Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame will induct a 12-member class for 2013.
This year’s class includes former NFL standouts Frank Cornish and Woodrow Peoples, basketball All-American Rex Tippit and record-breaking collegiate quarterback Bruce Eugene, among others.
Induction ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hobdy Assembly Center on the campus of Grambling State University.
Tickets are $75 each; tables of eight are available for $600.
A reception for this year’s inductees will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on the GSU campus.

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Tickets on sale for Tech’s Pigskins & Pearls Luncheon

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A limited number of tickets for the annual Pigskins & Pearls Women’s Clinic and Luncheon are on sale. The 2013 event will be held at Squire Creek Country Club on July 25.
The much-anticipated “Pigskins & Pearls” luncheon is quickly approaching . This year the women’s football luncheon and clinic will begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration starting at 11 a.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of North Central Louisiana.

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2013 La. Sports Hall of Fame ceremonies to air

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Replays of induction celebration, museum grand opening set for tonight, Sunday
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The 2013 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration and Museum Grand Opening that occurred June 27-29 will be showcased across the south and in Ruston this month on Cox Sports Television, beginning this weekend tonight and Sunday evenings.
The annual Hall of Fame Recap Show on CST debuts today at 7 p.m. and also airs Sunday at 5:30 p.m. This year, the show includes a 30-minute segment on the museum Grand Opening along with the traditional 60-minute recap of the Hall of Fame induction activities.

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Don’t let age stop you from celebrating life

Old age is nothing but a mental obstacle. If you have always wanted to do something daring, or seemingly out of your depth, why not try? If you don’t, you haven’t even given yourself a chance to make a judgment from your own experience, don’t let other people’s conventional wisdom decide what you can and can’t do.

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Talking about weighty issue

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With my husband being in law enforcement, I often hear about the odd instances that happen while he is at work or things that other deputies say.
Just this week I was informed that one deputy my husband works with was saying he didn’t understand why he hadn’t lost any weight. After all, he’d only been eating once a day.
I was a little in shock when he told me this.
You see folks, you can’t eat just once a day and expect to lose weight — especially not in a healthy way. I have a feeling you would end up being what my co-worker described as “skinny fat.”

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