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October 14th, 2013

Tech dominates tennis tourney

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NATCHITOCHES — The Louisiana Tech tennis team was unstoppable on day two, overpowering the field to the tune of four singles and two doubles flight titles Saturday at the Lady Demon Invitational on the hard courts of the Jack Fisher Tennis Complex.
Tech netters competed in seven total flights, winning flights one through four in singles and flights one and three in doubles.

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Techsters volleyball falls on road

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r trading sets back and forth, Louisiana Tech lost in heartbreaking fashion in five sets to the Pirates of East Carolina on the road, 3-2 (25-23, 16-25, 25-23, 9-25, 19-17), Friday night at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville.
Despite winning the first set and then holding a 2-1 lead over East Carolina (10-11, 1-3 Conference USA), Tech (7-13, 1-4 C-USA) failed to hold on late in the match as the Pirates fought back from behind for their first Conference USA victory of the season.

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Danny Gerald Vinson

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Danny Gerald Vinson, 72, of Downsville, formally of El Dorado, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Arcadia, Louisiana. He was born September 14, 1941 in Marysville, LA to Guy and Margie Nell Giles Vinson. Dan worked as an oil field sales representative and was a member of the Marysville United Methodist Church. Preceding him in death are his parents and a brother, Travis Jackson Vinson. Survivors include sons, Danny G. Vinson II of El Dorado and Kevin Stewart of Arcadia, LA; daughters, Donita G.

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Raising awareness of the blind

Here in Ruston, blindness, or at least blind people, is something we experience every day. However, to promote awareness Mayor Dan Hollingsworth issued a proclamation declaring October as Meet the Blind Month.
And to further Hollingsworth’s proclamation, the Louisiana Center for the Blind is hosting a variety of events to help educate the public.
The center is joining forces with Christian Community Action by collecting nonperishable food to support CCA’s Poor Man’s Supper set for Tuesday.

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Reap the benefits of pet adoption

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It took everything I had to walk away empty handed.
On Saturday I attended 4 PAWS Palooza at the organization’s Rodeo Road animal shelter. I knew I’d have a wonderful time meeting and greeting fellow dog lovers at the event.
I didn’t know I’d fall in love.
But there they were, a group of bright-eyed young Chihuahua mix puppies with spotted noses and personalities that captured your heart before ever touching them.
And after a little petting and snuggling, I was done for.

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October 12th

Candidates for 5th District to speak

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Area voters have the opportunity to hear from candidates seeking the open 5th District Congressional seat during a forum Monday sponsored by the local Tea Party.
The event is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. at the Ruston Country Club. At least 12 of the 14 contenders for former Rep. Rodney Alexander’s job are expected to participate in the forum, Bob Flournoy, Tea Party program and publicity chairman, said.
The primary election is Saturday.
“We thought it would be an appropriate time to have the forum, five days before the election,” Flournoy said.

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Wiggin’ Out raises $26k

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At 6 p.m. Thursday hundreds of people wearing every color wigs flocked to Squire Creek Country Club for the third annual Wiggin’ Out breast cancer fundraising event, which raised more than $26,000.
There was food, fun, fellowship and Wiggin’ Out’s signature drink “The Pink Wig” at the event. The communitywide charity event allowed for people to come together and give back.
Heather Peterson, IT director at Northern Louisiana Medical Center, said this was her third year to participate in Wiggin’ Out.

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RHS honors alumni at luncheon

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Ruston High School alumni, faculty and former faculty sang the school’s praises Friday during the annual RHS Alumni Association’s Awards Luncheon.
“How can you fail, going to Ruston High School? You can’t,” alumnus Dr. William Higgs told the approximately 150 people gathered for the event at Squire Creek Country Club.
Higgs was one of seven people – three teachers and four alumni – honored by the association as this year’s distinguished educators and graduates.

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Simsboro Baptist Church celebrates 125 years

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Join Simsboro First Baptist Church as it celebrates its 125th Anniversary today.
The celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and there will be no Sunday School. The church will be “Remembering Yesterday.”
The church will host special guests Chuck Guilbert and Bob Burt, who will be providing music and reminiscing about the past.
After a short break, service will resume at 10:45 a.m. where the sermon will be ‘Looking at Today and Tomorrow.’ There will be music and testimonies provided by members of Simsboro First Baptist about God’s work today and the church’s plans for tomorrow.

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Attend supper to support CCA

Each year, hundreds of residents gather in the Ruston Civic Center to experience for just a night what it feels like to not have enough.
The Poor Man’s Supper, which is set from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, has been a Ruston tradition for approximately 25 years, and is the main fundraiser each year for Christian Community Action.

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