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July 29th, 2014

Author reconciles abandonment

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Joe Dan Dry can tell story after story about Ruston as if he were the town’s personal encyclopedia.
Today, Dry gets his mail in Waynesville, North Carolina, but his roots are planted deep in the Ruston soil.
“My memories of Ruston are all great,“ Dry said. “My (adopted) dad Cliff Dry, taught agriculture at Ruston High, so on those Bearcat Friday nights I got to see Bert Jones play ball and I had a Grand Champion Angus Bull that won first place ribbons at the fair.”
At first glance, Dry’s nostalgic commentary reads as a simple anecdote reliving a man’s beloved childhood memories.

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McAllister reinforces VA care

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Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister has introduced legislation that he says will allow more veterans to receive treatment at VA medical centers.
The Rural Veterans Access to Care Act expands the VA travel benefits program to veterans of all service-connected disability levels. Current law requires veterans to be at least 30 percent service-related disabled in order to receive travel reimbursement to and from treatment.

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‘Big Event’ at GSU

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Topics geared toward community, leadership

Local residents will have an opportunity to hear about a variety of topics this weekend.
For the second time, Trailblazer Recycling and Development will host the Big Event in Grambling.
The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Favrot Student Union’s Black and Gold Room, on the campus of Grambling State University.
Olivia Ward, biologist with Trailblazer, said the event is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is encouraged by Friday. Those interested can call 255-3554 or email dsandifer@trailblazer.org.

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Child support vital to community

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Child support in America was originally established for those who already had governmental assistance, but it soon became clear that the need reached further than lower-income families — it stretched across all social sectors.
“Child support started in 1975 to reduce the cost of welfare, but I think it grew from there because there were just so many people who needed it,” said Nan Crane, director of the local child support office for the 3rd Judicial District.

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More bang for the buck at Tech

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Money magazine ranks university among best values

Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation’s best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday.
Of the nation’s approximately 1,500 four-year colleges, Money magazine ranked the top 665, placing Louisiana Tech at No. 154 nationally and second among all Louisiana public and private institutions. LSU ranked first in Louisiana and nationally at No. 95. Other Louisiana universities ranked include Tulane University at No. 555, Loyola University-New Orleans at No. 604 and Grambling State University at No. 637.

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Diamond ’Dogs earn conference academic honors

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IRVING, Texas — The Louisiana Tech baseball team has been awarded the 2013-14 Conference USA Sport Academic Award for academic excellence throughout the school year, announced by the league office on Monday.
The C-USA Sport Academic Award is given annually to the team in each conference-sponsored sport with the highest grade point average for the academic year.

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Learning to air it out

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Kids sound off at Live Mic Sports Broadcasting Camp
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Summertime in Lincoln Parish is all about youth camps with are youngsters able to learn about a variety of subjects and activities during their break from school.
A new camp started this summer allowed some of those young people the chance to do a little surfing — airwaves style.
The first in what is planned to be an annual Live Mic Sports Broadcasting Camp was held last week at the Thomas Assembly Center on the Louisiana Tech University campus.

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Burch joins Tech football roster

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced Monday that quarterback Taylor Burch has been added to the team roster.
Burch was a member of the football team for two seasons in 2010 and 2011 before choosing to focus on baseball full-time the last two years.

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Creek camps started

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Cedar Creeks School’s football camps continue today with the Hawg Wild Camp for sixth-12th grade linemen and the Elementary All-Star Camp for first-fifth graders.
The Playmakers Skills position camp for will be held Wednesday and Thursday.
For more information call Ben Haddox at 245-2908.

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Five inducted to Jackson Parish Sports Hall

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Norman Bradford, Jim Golden, Jimmy Walker, W. B. Tolar and Charles Scott were inducted into the Jackson Parish Sports Hall of Fame Saturday in the Family Life Center of Jonesboro’s First Baptist Church.

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