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July 11th, 2014

Warrick speaks on GSU enrollment

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Recent changes in Grambling State University’s administration were discussed during a press conference held Thursday.
GSU interim president Cynthia Warrick was on hand to address GSU supporters concerns of recent administration changes and plans for the future of the university.
Warrick took office at GSU on July 1 and said the personnel changes were needed to move the university forward.

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Play auditions to be held

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The Ruston Community Theatre’s first production in the 2014-15 season will hold auditions Saturday and Monday.
“’Til Beth Do Us Part” is written by the comedic trio of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, who have also brought productions such as “Dearly Beloved,” “Christmas Belles” and “Southern Hospitality” to the stage.
Director Satish Bharadvaj is seeking a total of six characters — two males and four females for this situation comedy.
The following roles are needed for this production:

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Lots planned this fall for the arts

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This week has seen a flurry of activity here in the Dixie Center for the Arts, and it gets me excited for fall when the new “season” of programs will begin.
One of the best things about having our NCLAC office inside the Dixie Center is that we are able to stay abreast of so many cultural activities that take place here. This historic theatre gets a lot of use throughout the year, and if you have never been to an event at the Dixie, you’re missing out!
Ruston Community Theatre, who last night opened their summer musical, “The Sound of Music,” has set its lineup for the upcoming year.

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Club News: Rotary International

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Rotary International recognized local attorney and judicial candidate Tyler Storms, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Lincoln, with his second Paul Harris Award (the “Paul Harris Plus One” award). 
Storms received his first Paul Harris Award in 2002 while serving as president of the Ruston Rotary.

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Tech’s Goff sets baseball camp dates

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Head baseball coach Greg Goff has announced dates for his first two Louisiana Tech Bulldog Baseball Camps, which will kick off with a youth camp scheduled to begin on July 28 at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
Goff, along with his new-look staff consisting of Rick McCarty and Jake Wells, will host a youth camp from July 28-30 for students in grades 1-8, as well as putting on a one-day high school showcase for student-athletes in grades 9-12 on Aug. 2.

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Ruston reaches state tournament

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The Ruston Dixie Youth Baseball 14-year-old All-Star Team opened up its offense Thursday night as it defeated the West Monroe Nationals 16-5 in the championship game of a regional tournament at the Ruston Dixie Baseball Complex on Ballpark Road. Pictured is Ruston catcher Eli Brown tagging out West Monroe baserunner Jeremy Blackwell (18) at the plate. Ruston now moves on the state championship tournament, which will begin on July 19 in Suphur.

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Robinson Football Camp set for Saturday

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The legacy lives on as the seventh annual Eddie G. Robinson Sr. Football Camp will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Recreational Center, located at 1306 Cornell Ave. in Ruston. The free camp is open for boys and girls ags 7-18 and honors the late Eddie G. Robinson (above right), a College Hall of Fame football coach. It will be the first camp since the death of its other namesake and founder, Eddie Robinson Jr. (above left), who passed away last year. Pre-registration can be done at the Ruston Housing Authority branch office located at 901 Martin Luther King Dr. in Ruston.

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Tech volleyball announces schedule

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Entering its second season as a member of Conference USA, Louisiana Tech Volleyball is set to play a total of 30 matches over the course of the 2014 season, including 16 conference contests in a 13-team league.
Tech will face three in-state schools this season with matches scheduled against McNeese State, New Orleans and Grambling State. The Lady Techsters are also set to face several familiar faces this upcoming fall as the team is scheduled to play a combined 18 non-conference and league opponents from last season’s schedule in 2014.

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Grambling Legends reception set

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A reception for the 2014 Grambling Legend induction class will be held at 5 p.m. tonight at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on the Grambling State University campus. The 2014 Grambling Legends class will be inducted into the Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Monroe Civic Center. For more information on the sixth annual Grambling Legends induction festivites, contact Al Dennis at 318-261-0898.

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Sweet treats kick off pageant

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The Princess Peach Pageant will begin today with an ice cream social and interview session. This Ruston tradition will culminate with the pageant at 10 a.m. Saturday at Choudrant High School. It is open to children ages 4 to 6 who are either residents of Lincoln Parish or are sponsored by a Lincoln Parish relative. Pictured above is Micah Rigsby, one of the contestants in this weekend’s festivities.

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