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March 20th, 2014

Grambling defeated on road at Arkansas

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FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas baseball team (11-7) completed its mid-week sweep of Grambling State (3-17) and earned its third victory in a row with an 8-0 win on Wednesday in Baum Stadium.
The victory was Arkansas’ second shutout of the season and completed the team’s third sweep of 2014. The Razorbacks once again jumped out to an early lead, scoring two in the first and three in the third. Arkansas added three more in the sixth to complete the scoring.

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Sports Briefs

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Ole Miss tops Tech softball
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss pitchers Carly Hummel, Shelby Jo Fenter and Madi Osias combined to toss a no-hitter while leading the Rebels to a 3-0 win over Louisiana Tech Wednesday night in Oxford.
Tech pitchers Bianca Duran and Pauline Tufi surrendered only three runs but it was enough as the Lady Techsters only had one base runner against the Rebel trio of arms in the circle.

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Visiting GSU professor: Students need more math

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GRAMBLING — Brett Sims, who actually loves math, has a deep concern: “Students know less mathematics today with more technology than when my father was in school and they had no technology.
“Knowing math means knowing yourself and knowing your surroundings, and we all need to know those things,” he said.
Sims, an associate mathematics professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York, returned to Grambling State University to deliver the Region Endowed Chair Lecture Series at Carver Hall late last month.

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Beta Sigma Phi celebrates sweethearts

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The La Laureate Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held the Light Up My Heart Valentine Sweetheart Dinner on Feb. 14 at Calvert Crossing. Members, spouses and guests enjoyed a buffet dinner. Linda Richmond was honored as the 2013-14 Sweetheart of the chapter.
Pictured above are members Pat Edington, Marlen Waters (chairperson) and Mary Calloway.
Pictured below is 2013-14 Sweetheart Linda Richmond being introduced by Bill Brown.

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Club News

Long Leaf Pine Chapter DAR
Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1 p.m. March 4 at Trinity United Methodist Church with 13 members and 3 guests present. 
Regent Melissa Wiygul opened the meeting with the DAR ritual and conducted chapter business.
Secretary Kara Giddings read the minutes and they were approved. Treasurer Anne Hough gave the treasurer’s report. 
Wiygul read the President General’s message and presented several historical quotes from the “National Defender” concerning patriotism and the Flag.  

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Law enforcement further education during seminar

Men and women put their lives on the line day in and day out to provide a certain level of safety to area residents.
Law enforcement officials with the Ruston Police Department, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana Tech Police Department and Grambling State University Police Department came together on Tuesday to hear from the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory, located in Shreveport.
Although the purpose of the event was to bring the different agencies together, there was also a profusion of information presented during the five-hour seminar.

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Dissolving Common Core myths

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One of the biggest uncertainties in Baton Rouge right now is Common Core and the implementation of a more rigorous assessment to go along with it, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, which would replace the LEAP and iLEAP end-of-year assessments.
There are many myths surrounding Common Core and what it is and, more importantly, what it’s for. It has become somewhat of an enigma among parents, teachers and communities.
Here is a fact: Common Core, in its most basic origin, is simply a set of standards, not curriculum.

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RHS FBLA leads district once again

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Ruston High School Future Business Leaders of America left no doubt about which school in District II was the best at the District II FBLA Leadership Conference at ULM on Feb. 5. Although many schools did an excellent job and many won their share of district titles, RHS FBLA captured more district titles than any other school in attendance. RHS had 22 members earn 20 excellent ratings in 15 events and 29 members earn 26 superior in 20 events. RHS finished with the most district titles again this year as 10 members walked away as District Champions in 8 events.

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RHS teachers receive PTA mini grants

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Now wrapping up its seventh year of financial support for Ruston High School teachers through its Mini-Grant Program, the RHS PTA is proud to announce that the initiative provided $5,867.41 in funding during the 2013-14 academic year.
RHS PTA and Lincoln ACHIEVE has remained partners in an effort to support Ruston High School as it endeavors to become the best high school in Louisiana at preparing students for their chosen path following graduation. In addition, the partnership has maintained its commitment to increase support by funding more mini grants throughout the year.

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RJHS FBLA students step up at district

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Ruston Junior High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) carried 18 members to the District II FBLA Leadership Conference on Feb. 5. As the only middle level chapter competing against high school chapters, they had their best performance in their three year membership in FBLA. RJHS left the conference with three students who earned four excellent ratings and three other students who earned four superior ratings.

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