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NLWS conditional use approved

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Aldermen vote four to one to accept P&Z recommendation on school

New Living Word Church, Inc., received approval for a conditional use permit during the regular meeting of the Ruston City Council on Monday night.
In a split four to one vote in favor, the board approved the permit that will allow the school to move forward with its plan to build a 12,000-square-foot, two-story building.
The new building, when finished, is expected to house 400 students, nearly double the 208 students currently enrolled in the school.

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Cars, trucks and bikes

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Second Chance Show set for Oct. 6-7 at Expo Center
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Area residents will have an opportunity to see some unique vehicles during the Second Chance Car, Truck and Bike Show & Run.
The second annual event is set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, with registration beginning at 8 a.m., at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.

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For 46 years, transplant has called Ruston home

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George Parkman said one of the best decisions he ever made was to move his family to Ruston.
It was 1966 when Parkman relocated here from Louisville, Miss., with his wife, Callie, and then 3-month-old daughter Carol.
At that time the manufacturer’s representative had the option of moving to anywhere in Louisiana or Arkansas to market his territory for Taylor forklifts. But it was Ruston — which reminded him of his hometown of Opelika, Ala. — that captured his heart.

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Bulldogs happy to be home

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After back-to-back road games, Tech at ‘Joe’ Saturday
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Louisiana Tech University brings its winning road show back home this weekend.
The still perfect Bulldogs completed a back-to-back road trip with a 44-38 win at the University of Virginia on Saturday and will now perform in front of their local fans with a 6 p.m. Saturday duel against the University of Nevada-Las Vegas at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Nelson, Cameron on awards’ list

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Louisiana Tech University’s super start to the 2012 football season has helped put numerous players in the national spotlight.
Two of those Bulldogs who are in the running for prestigious awards are placekicker Matt Nelson and quarterback Colby Cameron.
Nelson has been chosen as a candidate for the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete award.

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Populous picked to design addition for Wyly Center

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Louisiana Tech University has announced that it has selected Populous, a sports design and architecture firm headquartered in Kansas City, along with local architecture firm TBA Studios headquartered in Monroe to design an addition to the Wyly Athletic Center.
The Athletic Center will serve as a multipurpose facility in conjunction with Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Cougars move up to No. 5

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Cedar Creek has advanced two positions in the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association football poll for Class 1A, with the Cougars moving from No. 7 to No. 5 following a 43-12 win over Delhi this past weekend.
The once-beaten Cougars (4-1) received 77 points to move ahead of No. 6 Haynesville (3-2), which totaled 73 points.

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Tech’s Wilmore tied for Rivers tourney lead

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CHOUDRANT — Travis Wilmore of Louisiana Tech University shared the individual lead entering the final round today for the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate golf tournament being held at the Squire Creek Golf and Country Club.
Wilmore and the University of Central Arkansas’ Pep Angles both had six-under-par, 36-hole totals of 138 following Monday’s opening round. The final 18 holes are set today for the Tom Fazio-designed course.

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Laird lunch set Wednesday

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The weekly “Lunch with Laird” will be held Wednesday at the Pizza Inn starting at noon.
Head Coach Billy Laird of Ruston High School will review the team’s 59-14 victory over Minden last weekend and preview Friday night’s District 2-5A opener at Monroe Ouachita High.
Ruston will take a 2-3 record into the 7 p.m. kickoff against the Lions, who are 4-1 and ranked No. 5 in the current Louisiana Sports Writers Association 5A poll.
All Bearcats’ fans are invited to be in attendance at the luncheon.

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Plant response to the fall season

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According to the calendar, the fall season is officially upon us. September is ending and October will bring shorter days and cooler weather patterns to the area. In non-tropical areas, these conditions have a great influence on plant growth and behavior. Plants are able to sense seasonal changes. Although we detect the change of seasons by the change in temperature, this is not the way plants know the seasons are changing. Plants determine the time of year or season by sensing the changes in night length.

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