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Looking forward

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Tech forum to discuss the future of Ruston
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Louisiana Tech University leaders will be discussing how the school will be impacted by future development in the City of Ruston in a forum Thursday night in University Hall Auditorium.
The Tech University Senate will present the forum titled, “The Future of Ruston: The Progress and Development in Ruston and How It Will Impact the University,” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, and many guest speakers are lined up to speak on different aspects in the city and how they prepare Ruston and Tech for the future. The event is open to the public.

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Upright Citizens Brigade visits Ruston

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Troupe Dixie’s second annual BrewHaha was held at the Dixie Theater for the Arts on Thursday evening. The event featured comedic improvisation group the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company from New York City and was sponsored by Community Trust Bank. Troupe Dixie is a newly formed group of young professionals who support the Dixie Center for the Arts. At one point in the evening, the touring company pulled a Ruston woman as volunteer onto the stage. They interviewed her before acting out skits based on that interview.

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RPAR softball season on tap

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Signup for men, coed and church teams due April 25
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Ruston Parks and Recreation is currently accepting coed, church and men’s class E softball teams for its 2012 summer softball season.
Fees, of $280 per team, can be turned into the RPAR office at 605 James St. between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Deadline for registration and fees is April 25.
Softball games will begin the week of April 30 and are expected to last six to seven weeks, depending on the number of teams that enter. The schedule of games will be made available after the deadline for registration has passed.

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Pets of the week

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Andy and Mary are 3-month-old Lab puppies who love to run and be outdoors. Their latest quest is to find their forever home. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Andy and Mary. Their adoption fee is $50 each, which includes a spay/neuter certificate and rabies shot.

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Boys and Girls club to host open house

The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana is joining other Boys and Girls Clubs across the country in opening its doors to the community during the annual celebration of National Boys and Girls Club Week through Saturday April 15-21.
For more than 75 years, Boys and Girls Clubs have celebrated this week in a variety of ways to support the organization’s overarching goal of helping all children achieve a great future.

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Students receive international awards

Seven members of Louisiana Tech’s English honor society, the Rho Gamma Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, made a mark on the organization’s international convention held recently in New Orleans, including a first place award for scholarly research.
Brian Bellocq, a graduate English student from Metairie, placed first in the Critical Essays, British Literature category for his essay, “Male Homoeroticism in ‘Heart of Darkness’ and ‘Mrs. Dalloway.’” Bellocq received $500 for his achievement.

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Muscles on a mission

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Muscles on a Mission, a special exercise class taught by Kim Spangler, was held March 30 at ADD Life Fitness. Participants brought toothbrushes that will go to Haiti with the Trinity United Methodist Church mission trip in June.
Below: The ladies from the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Louisiana Tech University also participated in a Muscles on a Mission weight training class providing toothbrushes for the Haiti mission trip.

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Tech football has good vibes

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Bulldogs optimistic about success in 2012 season
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For good reason (or a couple of good reasons, that is), there was a championship feeling circulating among players, coaches and fans following Louisiana Tech University’s annual “T-Day” spring contest at Joe Aillet Stadium Saturday afternoon.
First, there was the game itself in which the Bulldogs’ offense attacked quickly and often for 54 points and 830 yards.
Then there was the postgame presentation of rings to each member of the Tech squad for winning a Western Athletic Conference championship in 2011.

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’Dogs nipped in finale, 4-3

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RENO, Nev. — A late two-run rally in the bottom of the eighth winning led Nevada (19-16, 4-2 WAC) to a 4-3 comeback victory over Louisiana Tech (17-19, 1-5 WAC) and a three-game Western Athletic Conference sweep over the Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon at Peccole Park.
The Bulldogs were up 3-2 going into the bottom frame of the eighth inning, but two walks, a hit by pitch and a fielding error allowed the Wolf Pack to take a 4-3 lead going into the final inning.

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Boydstun keys Simsboro win

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SIMSBORO — Simsboro High baseball coach Jonathan Hood can only hope every outing could go as well as a Friday afternoon game against Downsville.
Ben Boydstun tossed a complete game two-hit shutout to carry the Tigers to a 5-0 District 1-B win over Downsville at the Simsboro High diamond.
Boydstun racked up 11 strikeouts in the win and improved his record to 2-3 on the year with an earned run average of 1.27 in 33 innings pitched.

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