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April 2nd, 2014

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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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
SEALED BIDS will be received by Grambling State University, until 2:00 P.M., on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in the Purchasing Office; Old President's Residence, Room 111; 430 Main Street, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana for:
LEASE/PURCHASE OF BAND AND ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS
NOTE: THERE WILL BE A PRE-BID CONFERENCE ON
APRIL 2, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

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April 1st

New Techsters coach to be announced Wednesday

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A name much familiar to Louisiana Tech fans has been tabbed to take over the Lady Techsters basketball program.
Tyler Summitt, son of former Tennessee Lady Volunteers coach Pat Summitt, will be introduced at a press conference scheduled for noon Wednesday at Louisiana Tech in the Jarrell Room of the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.
Summitt, 23, has spent the past two years as an assistant coach at Marquette where he oversaw the Golden’s Eagles offense, was in charge of skill development for every position, performed all recruiting duties and was the scouting coordinator.

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Rising from the ashes

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From the streets to the booth, this up-and-coming recording artist has the ambition to make it to the mountaintop.
“To3tagga,” born Antory Cooper, 22, is not only a rapper, but also a student at Grambling State University.
Cooper has been active in events throughout campus, such as participating in the lyrical quest shows. He was also chosen to be one of the opening acts for Wale and August Alsina during homecoming in November 2013.
Life for Cooper was not always easy and included many challenges.

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LPSB to give Bell feedback

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During the 6 p.m. Lincoln Parish School Board meeting, Superintendent Danny Bell is planning to propose the opening of the application process for the supervisor of special education and principals’ positions at Simsboro School and Cypress Springs.
The interview will consist of three area principals and two central office/administrative staff members. The application deadline for the positions will be at 4 p.m. April 15.

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