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August 20th, 2013

Walmart donates fans

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Walmart made a fan donation to the Birthday Fellowship Club Organization in July. Pictured left to right are Richard McKeever, Manager Leah Frazier, Lemon Lewis, A.P. Butler and Joseph Capers Sr.

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BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: Parker Thurman

Editors Note: This is the first part of a six-part series highlighting Louisiana Tech students and their internship experiences.
For Parker Thurman, determination paid — literally and figuratively.
Thurman, a senior agricultural business major at Louisiana Tech University, said just one phone call didn’t secure him an internship. Nor did two phone calls.
“I called them. I sent them my resume. I went by there a few times, and finally they called me back,” Thurman, a Calhoun native, said.

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Tech soccer preps for season opener

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Lady Techsters to open 2013 campaign on Wednesday on road at LSU

The Louisiana Tech soccer team performed an intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday night at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex in preparation for their upcoming season opener at LSU on Wednesday.
Two teams were created, red versus white, for two 30-minute periods with a brief halftime in between.
The red team consisted of Caitlin Updyke, Marjolein Timmermans, Nicole Jaquemet, Taylor Dennis, Alexandra Fiorvento, Annabel Prior, Brittany Beddow, Laura LeFevour, Erica Stewart and Rosie Lethbridge.

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RHS season tickets on sale

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Ruston High School football season tickets are now on sale.
The cost of a packet of tickets is $43 and includes tickets to the jamboree at West Ouachita and five home games.
Season ticket holders have until Wednesday to reclaim their tickets. There are tickets available for new season ticket holders now.
Bearcat Discount Cards are also available at RHS.
For more information, call Virginia Rainwater at 255-0807.

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Tech to hold Kids Club signup event

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Super 1 Foods of Ruston will host the annual LA Tech Kids Club Signing Day event which is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The LA Tech Kids Club is for young Bulldog and Lady Techster fans in eighth grade and under and an annual membership is only $40 which includes free admission into all Louisiana Tech regular season home sporting events plus many other benefits.

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Tech tailgate plans announced

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Louisiana Tech fans wishing to participate in tailgating prior to the five home games at Joe Aillet Stadium this year are encouraged to begin making plans now as the Bulldogs begin their first year as a member of Conference USA.
Skip Holtz and Co. will open the home portion of their schedule Sept. 7 when the Bulldogs host Lamar at 6 p.m. The additional four home games include Tulane (Sept. 12), North Texas (Oct. 19), Southern Miss (Nov. 9) and Tulsa (Nov. 23).

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GHS battling numbers game

This time of year, area high school football coaches are supposed to be preparing to battle upcoming foes they’ll face during the upcoming football season.
But Grambling Laboratory High School football coach Jerald Kennedy is stuck fighting the numbers game as he tries to ready for the season.

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4-H enrollment begins soon

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We have already had many parents and students asking about how to enroll their child in 4-H and when. 4-H enrollment will begin in September for Lincoln Parish Schools and we are looking forward to working with the youth of Lincoln Parish this year. We have some great educational programs planned for monthly club meetings and we have many fun experiences planned for the parish as well.

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Keep an eye on your credit

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The other night, I was sitting at home minding my own business when my smartphone — that device that so many of us can’t remember life without — made a noise. It wasn’t one of the usual suspects — a text, phone call or news alert from any of the five or so news apps I have. So, I reached in my pocket, looked at the screen and frowned.
The alert was from the free credit monitoring service I had signed up for as part of the free online budgeting tool my husband and I use. I’d received a few alerts before, but this was the first time one was unexpected.

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Dorothy Jeanne "Dot" Sallier Colvin

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Memorial services for Dorothy Jeanne "Dot" Sallier Colvin, age 82, of Dubach will be 3:00 pm Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Dubach First Baptist Church in Dubach, LA with Rev. Barry Joyner officiating the service. Dot was born in Freeport, TX on January 24, 1931 and died August 17, 2013 in Ruston, LA due to complications caused by her battle with Cholangiocarcinoma.

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