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April 2nd, 2014

Bearcats blank Chiefs

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NATCHITOCHES — Ruston High School’s diamond domination of Natchitoches Central continued Monday as the Bearcats took a 13-0 District 2-5A baseball road win over the Chiefs.
The Bearcats totaled 13 hits over the Chiefs, who also committed two fielding errors on the day.
Graham White led the Bearcats with a three-for-three batting performance (including a double and home run) and two RBIs while Seth White batted one-for-three (with a home run) and plated four runs.

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Tech tennis nets shutout win

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It was a dominant performance for Louisiana Tech Sunday evening as the Lady Techsters shutout regional rival Northwestern State, 7-0, at the LA Tech Tennis Complex.
Tech (14-4) extended its home winning streak to eight and ended NSU’s (13-4) 11-match winning streak.
“We really came out on fire and never let up,” said head coach Chad Camper.“The women were excited for a good home match. The crowd got loud and we played better, volleying very well in singles and doubles.
“Northwestern State is a tough team having a great season so it feels great to walk out with a shutout.”

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Tech’s Smith named defensive All-American

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Kenneth Smith gives out plenty of assists but he also takes plenty away from opponents in the form of steals.
As a result of his remarkable season, Speedy was one of 25 players selected to the 2013-14 Lefty Driesell All-America team.
The honor adds to Smith’s growing list of postseason awards which include first team All-Conference USA, C-USA All-Defensive team member, C-USA Defensive Player of the Year and being named to the C-USA All-Tournament team.

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Raising autism awareness

Black History Month and Women’s History Month have come and gone, and now the time has come to help raise awareness of autism.
April is Autism Awareness Month and, locally the second annual Hope of Autism 5k and Fun Run has been set for the last weekend of the month and will be held at Lincoln Parish Park.
Tiffany White, event organizer, said the Centers for Disease Control recently announced that autism has risen to 30 percent, meaning between 1 in 88 to 1 in 68 children are diagnosed.

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Politcal party affiliations vary

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By the time the qualifying period for the fall elections is over in August, there could easily be more than 100 people vying for the close to 40 different offices on the ballot.
Some of those are statewide positions and others, multi-parish. But the bulk of the offices up for grabs are local. And if this year’s crop of candidates is anything like its predecessors, there will be a mix if of Republicans, Democrats, other political party members and contenders who have no party affiliation. In other words, independents.

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Tech history professor honored with state humanities award

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Stephen Webre, the Garnie W. McGinty Professor of History and interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Louisiana Tech University, has received a Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) award.
Webre received the award for Individual Achievement in the Humanities for his contributions in north Louisiana. As a discussion leader in the LEH’s Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC) adult reading series, he is a driving force for humanities programs in Ruston, Homer, Haynesville, Ringgold and Arcadia, with additional contributions made in Bossier City and Shreveport.

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Tech hosts nearly 600 high school students for Engineering and Science Day

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The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University hosted nearly 600 students from 21 Louisiana and Arkansas high schools for its Engineering and Science Day 2014.
Engineering and Science Day 2014 introduced prospective students to engineering and science at Tech and featured a presentation by Lana Fountain Flakes, director of emerging initiatives for the Society of Women Engineers and a Louisiana Tech biomedical engineering graduate.

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Robinette C. “Robbie” Norris

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A Celebration of Life for Robinette C. “Robbie” Norris, 87, of Ruston will be 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston, LA. The Celebrant will be Rev. Bill Easterling and the Officiant will be Rev. Edward Head. A visitation will begin at 12 noon until service time in Haskell Hall at the church. Interment will follow in Pines Memorial Garden under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Constance (Connie) Connolly

Constance (Connie) Connolly, 90, of Ruston, LA passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on Dec 11, 1923 to the late Emerson and Hattie Ferris.  Connie graduated from Loyola University at Chicago in 1952 with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.  After several years of her professional nursing career, Connie completed a Master's Degree in Nursing in 1958 at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office, P.O. Box 3157 T.S., 408 Keeny Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M., Apr. 23, 2014 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Axis Cameras (50012-276-14):
Specifications and bid documents for the above may be obtained from the Director of Purchasing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; phone 318-257-4205 or fax request to 318-257-3772.

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