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January 20th, 2014

Beta Sigma Phi, Eta Omicron Chapter host fall fundraiser

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TOP: Jackie Smith, Rosy Bromell and Diana Zumwalt are shown presenting a $100 Super 1 shopping card to David Witt, this year’s winner.
Below: The second annual Beta Sigma Phi, Eta Omicron Chapter golf tournament was held at Ruston Country Club in November. Shown below are this year’s participants, relaxing after playing golf and enjoying a catered barbecue dinner.

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Southern Miss downs ’Dogs

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Louisiana Tech suffers first Conference USA loss on road, 80-71
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Coming into Reed Green Coliseum, a place where Louisiana Tech’s outstanding 2012-13 season came to end, the Bulldogs knew they had to shoot better against the vaunted Southern Miss zone.
Tech did that on Sunday afternoon, connecting on 45 percent of its shots from the field and nine 3-pointers. But the University of Southern Mississippi repeated its dominance inside with 46 points in the paint that helped give the Golden Eagles an 80-71 home win.

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GSU teams to host doubleheader vs. Prairie View A&M tonight

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Grambling State’s basketball teams return to Southwestern Athletic Conference action tonight as they play host to Prairie View A&M in doublehader action starting with the women’s game at 5:30 p.m. in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center followed by the men’s contest. Dominque Patrick (20) and the Lady Tigers stand at 6-10 overall and 3-2 in the SWAC while A’Torri Shine (1) and the Tigers are 1-13 and 0-5.

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Bearcats football banquet tickets currently on sale

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Tickets for the annual Ruston High School football banquet are on sale and can be purchased from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. this week from Virginia Rainwater in the RHS athletics office.
The tickets will be on sale through Friday and must be bought in advance — no tickets will be sold at the door.
Ticket cost is $20 each.
The annual Ruston High School football banquet, sponsored by the Ruston High School Booster Club, will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Louisiana Tech Student Center.

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Tech’s Ellis tabbed for Senior Bowl

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Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Justin Ellis, a four-year letterman that tallied over 100 tackles in his career, has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.
Ellis played in the East-West Shrine Game Saturday and will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Senior Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday. The games will be shown live on the NFL Network.
This marks the second consecutive year Louisiana Tech has had a representative invited to both of those postseason all-star games.

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Community celebrates King

Nearly 50 years have passed since the infamous “I Have a Dream” speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. during the “March on Washington.”
During this nationally recognized holiday, our local community is joining together to show their support for King.
Louisiana Tech University will hold a noon service today in the Ruston Civic Center, which will be preceded by a service-learning project titled “A Walk for Education,” and will be led by the university’s National Society of Black Engineers chapter.

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Remembering a great man

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Laughter through tears.
It was something I experienced a lot over the past weekend — something many journalism types from all over the country experienced as they paid tribute to one the field’s giants — late Louisiana Tech journalism department chair Wiley Hilburn.
Scores of Tech graduates returned to Ruston over the weekend to pay their last respects to Hilburn, who died Thursday at the age of 75. All for a need to give a final tribute to the man who formulated the careers of those students who passed through the halls of Keeny Hall to learn from a legend.

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Marjorie Malone DeSordi

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Marjorie Malone DeSordi died January 17, 2014, at Alpine Gamble Guest Care where she had been a resident for the past four years. She was born January 28, 1919, in Arizona, LA to Perry and Vera Robinson Malone, and was a life long resident of that community. She was a life member of the Arizona Methodist Church, a Sunday School teacher, and an Administrative Board member for many years. Marjorie attended elementary school at the Nicholson Academy in Arizona and Lisbon High School in Lisbon, LA where she graduated as Salutatorian of her senior class in 1936.

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Calvin A. Lemke

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Services for retired Louisiana Tech University Civil Engineering professor, Calvin A. Lemke, age 92, will be held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Temple Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Reggie Bridges and Rev. Dale Oden officiating. Local arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Burial will be later in the week at the Rosemound Cemetery in Waco, TX. Calvin was born in Waco, Texas, on August 25, 1921 and went to be with our Lord on January 18, 2014 in Ruston.

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Legal Notice

THE RUSTON Housing Authority will receive sealed bids on January 31, 2014, at 11:00AM at 615 N. Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, for the following obsolete equipment:
1979 Chevrolet 3-Ton Dump Truck VIN C16DA9V107302
1994 Chevrolet 1500 Pick Up VIN IGCD14Z0RZ27
1995 Ford F-150 XL Pick Up VIN IFTDF15Y75NA
1999 Ford E-150 Van VIN IFTRE1422XHA
1990 GMC C-1500 Pick Up VIN 1GTDC14HXLZ552491
1995 EXCEL-HUSTLER 440-HD 72” DUAL TRIM DECK VIN 004203
All items are sold as is. The housing authority reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

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