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February 27th

Enjoy dinner and a movie

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In just a few short weeks, families will have the opportunity for the sixth year in a row to participate in the Junior Auxiliary’s Annual Dinner and a Movie Event.
This event, which is free except for the $7 dinner tickets, offer families a chance at good old-fashioned, clean family fun.

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A profession responsible for all

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When I was a high school senior, the trend in national secondary education was hiring people to teach subjects like chemistry, foreign language, specialized mechanical or business classes and even journalism, who were professionals in those fields, but not certified teachers.

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Simsboro, NLWS advance

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Simsboro and New Living Word School will still be playing basketball this weekend.
The Tigers (27-5) and Lions (30-11) extended their 2012-13 schedules Tuesday night with victories in the quarterfinal round of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
Simsboro was a 68-57 winner over Midland (28-8) in Class B and Ruston’s NLWS took a 76-67 victory over Family Christian (25-15) in Class C.

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’Dogs reach ‘rare air’ with AP poll

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Football, now men’s hoops reach prestigious Top 25 ranking
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Now it’s the turn for the men’s basketball team at Louisiana Tech University to get some love in the Top 25.
First, football last fall when the Bulldogs captivated their fans and the nation with an appearance in the national Top 25 polls.
Earlier this week, the Bulldogs’ hoopsters broke into the ‘25” group by climbing to the No. 25 slot in the Associated Press poll voted on by a national panel of media representatives.
It’s the first time since the mid-1980s for Tech to have both its football team and men’s basketball squad earn Top 25 listings in the same season.

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Tech baseballers have road contest

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are set to hit the road once again for a midweek matchup against the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Jaycees Field in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Tech (2-5) is coming off series loss to Oral Roberts at home, dropping games two and three of the series after winning the first game of the weekend last Friday night. The Bulldogs will face a hungry Lumberjack team that is looking for their first win of the season in four tries.

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GSU baseball team falls to SFA

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s baseball team had its early season mark drop to 2-6 with a 9-4 loss to Stephen F. Austin (1-4) Tuesday afternoon.
The Tigers were led offensively by infielders Juan Bueno (double, RBI), Dionte Mandeldove (two singles), Darren Farmer (single), Elias Todman (single), designated hitter Jose Longoria (single, RBI) and outfielder Korey Hall (double, RBI).

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February 26th

A soldier comes home

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“I just hope people could understand that I am doing this for a good cause and that it’s not like a video game when it comes to being here — there is no respawn button. You get killed here, you are gone. Game Over.”
That quote came from the journal of PFC Tyler McCann of the Army’s 2nd Division, 1st Battalion — 23rd Infantry — Alpha Co.
He posted it in his journal on July 25, 2012, as he served as a sniper and mortar gunner with his unit in southeast Afghanistan.
Little did the Ruston native know that his life would change only days later.

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Learning lessons

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Teachers trained in interactive methods
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Those walking into a classroom earlier this month at Ruston Junior High School might have thought it was for any other subject than math.
Students were gathered in groups, writing on small whiteboards and talking about things such as cleaning supplies and cheese.
These students were part of an onsite coaching lesson for their teachers. Mike Stevens, a Math Solutions OnSite Coach, visited two RJHS teachers to help train them how to use new interactive teaching methods. Financing for this training is provided through a grant from the Gates Foundation.

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Ruston resident to appear on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ on Friday

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Jessica Haynes, founder and owner of JesKa Shoe Company, will appear on Shark Tank at 8 p.m. Friday on the ABC Television Network. Jessica will pitch her product idea to Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary in hopes the investors will use their own money to turn her prototype into a profitable business.

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Traffic Summit set for Thursday

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Individuals who do a lot of driving for their jobs can learn a little more about how to do so safely this week.
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission will present their annual Traffic Safety Training Summit at the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home Chapel, located at 904 Deville Lane.
Jenny Crume, LHSC Safe Communities coordinator, said individuals interested in attending should let her know by noon Wednesday so that enough food will be prepared for the free event, which will be catered by Ben Christmas.

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