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April 10th, 2014

Ruston JV team wins; freshman squad falls

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Michael Courtney, shown hitting a home run, and the Ruston High School junior varsity baseball took a 11-4 win over Minden Wednesday. Minden countered with a 10-5 win over the Bearcats in a freshman team game.

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Tech softball defeats SLU

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HAMMOND — Anna Cross hit a three-run home run and Bianca Duran and Pauline Tufi combined to pitch a shutout as Louisiana Tech defeated Southeastern Louisiana 7-0 at North Oak Park Wednesday evening.
Cross gave the Lady Techsters (15-25) an early lead with a two-out, three-run shot in the top of the second inning off of Lions starter Spencer Adkinson. The home run — Cross’ third of the year — came following a Courtney Lowe single and a Tori Charters walk with two outs. Cross then line Adkinson’s offering over the left centerfield fence, giving Tech the lead.

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Bulldogs hold last spring practice

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Louisiana Tech held its final practice before Saturday’s T-Day Spring Game with a two-hour session in full pads on the Tech Practice Fields Wednesday.
The session marked the 14th practice of the spring with the 15th coming in the form of the T-Day Spring Game that will kick off at Joe Aillet Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Wednesday’s session included final tune-ups for the team heading into the spring game that featured high-energy work from both sides of the ball.

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Tech golfers finish in tie for ninth place

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WEST POINT, Miss. — Louisiana Tech had a final round surge of 6-under-par score of 282 as the Bulldogs finished in a tie for ninth at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship in West Point Tuesday afternoon.
That late round surge pushed Tech from 14th place into a tie for ninth against Troy as the tournament already besieged by bad weather finished moments before a thunderstorm hit the Old Waverly Golf Course.

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NT@R/RHS: Job shadowing pays off for students

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New Tech @ Ruston juniors recently saw their education being applied as they engaged in real-world work experiences during the program’s second year of job shadowing. Each student spent a total of eight hours between two different businesses as part of the Ruston High School program criteria, something designed to help students make a solid connection between community and school while planning for their future. 

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Local teachers a sell-out show in Mass.

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Left, Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol and New Tech @ Ruston Director Missy Wooley (right) were featured presenters during the recent National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference held in Boston, Mass.

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STEM students compete in science olympiad

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As part of its ongoing STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) emphasis, the Lincoln Parish School District kept its Science Olympiad momentum going with another outstanding performance at the Region 3 Tournament held at Bossier Parish Community College.

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Simsboro High Honor Roll

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2013-14 Honor Roll List 3rd 9 Weeks
“A” Honor Roll
Seventh Grade: Samantha Eckert, Sophia Green, Madison Jones and Maritsa Olguin.
Eighth Grade: Madison Griffith, Breana Hicks, Avaiyon James and Kelcie Sneed.
Ninth Grade: Katie Durrett, Valarie Roton and Maggie Watts.
10th Grade: Calvin Baxter, Katelyn Cullins, Brianne Ellis, Tierra Jones and Lillian Merritt and Omarr Mitchell.
11th Grade:Natoria Amos, Ashleigh Cole, Emari Gipson, Raigan Talbert and LaShonda Walker.
12th Grade: James Davis, Thaddeus Hatten, Alexis Merritt and Xavier Ogunyemi, Chris Tuiel.

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FBC Celebration Choir presents Easter musical

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First Baptist Church’s Celebration Choir will present its Easter drama/musical to area residents at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at 200 S. Trenton St.
Under the direction of Wayne Bridges, FBC worship minister, more than 60 participants — including singers, cast and crew — will perform in drama and music in an evening of live worship entitled, “The Living Lord’s Supper.”
“Easter in January”— 2014 was the initial start of the choir’s rehearsals, when, according to Bridges, they sang through the entire musical selections, inviting all FBC members to come and sing with them.

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Weyerhaeuser donates diapers

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Weyerhaeuser recently held “Operation Diaper Drive” in which Arcadia OSB associates collected a total of 12,442 diapers of all sizes and donated them to two local nonprofit organizations, Life Choices of North Central Louisiana and Christian Community Action. Weyerhaeuser’s cellulose fibers business uses a renewable resource to produce biodegradable fluff pulp that is used in many of the diapers sold today. 

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