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May 1st, 2014

Be safe, share the road

As the days get longer and the weather continues to get prettier, residents are likely to see more motorcycles out on the roads.
So, it seems like perfect timing that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, 833 people were killed in motorcycle crashes in Louisiana over the past 10 years. That is why Louisiana has joined in the effort to raise awareness of this important issue.

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But I didn’t ‘mean’ to

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A friend of mine always tells me to write something funny and although I know that news is typically a serious matter, I’m going to attempt to appease my friend this week.
Yesterday was a national celebration for mean girls everywhere. It was the 10th anniversary of the movie “Mean Girls,” which, as you may recall was Lindsay Lohan’s big break (this was back in the good old days when Lindsay Lohan was just mean instead of felonious).
As you may recall, the film portrayed Lohan as a sweet and slightly awkward child who “the plastics,” AKA the mean girls, recruit as one of their own.

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Shrell, McFarlain to marry in June

Mandi Kamille Shrell, of Ruston, and Michael Anthony McFarlain, of Sulphur, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

Mandi is the daughter of Jim and Sharon Shrell, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Rita Porter, of Ruston, Harold and Helen Shrell, of Ruston, and the late Doris Shrell.

Michael is the son of Brad and Kempa McFarlain, of Sulphur. He is the grandson of the late Faye Veal and Jack Veal, of Sulphur, and the late Nolan and late Pauline McFarlain.

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Kaufman, Seal to wed

Paul and Carla Kaufman, of Benbrook, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Stephanie Ann Kaufman to Kenneth Loy Seal, of Ruston.

Stephanie is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Kaufman and William and Martha Akers, of Benbrook, Texas.

Kenneth is the son of Loy and Deborah Seal, of Ruston. He is the grandson of the late Haskell and Delores Seal, the late Christine Byrd Hammack and Jack Hammack, of Hattiesburg, Miss.

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Tech honors high school students with computing, IT aspirations

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Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science and College of Business recently hosted and recognized young women from high schools throughout the state at the National Center for Women in Information Technology 2014 Louisiana Aspirations in Computing Awards celebration. 

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Lange fourth at CUSA championships

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Sophomore Victor Lange shot a 2-over-par 72 in Louisiana Tech’s final round as the sophomore finished tied for fourth individually at the 2014 Conference USA Golf Championship at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond, Okla.
As a team the Bulldogs shot 21-over-par 301 during the final round and finished 12th overall with a 62-over-par (304-297-31—902) over the three day championship event.
Tech jumped Marshall over the final round as the Thundering Herd shot 68-over-par 908 while Tech fell short of UTSA by four shots as the Roadrunners were 58-over-par (898).

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Lady Bearcats win regionals

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The Ruston High School Lady Bearcats won their district track meet Wednesday, with Sunni McAllister (pictured above) winning the 100m and 200m runs. Kristen Clark (pictured below) also turned in her usual strong performance in the javelin.

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Starkova, Britos named All-CUSA

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After helping lead the Louisiana Tech tennis team to its second consecutive 15-win season and a program record 11-match winning streak, Alexandra Starkova and Jazmin Britos were 2014 all-conference selections made by the Conference USA head coaches.
Starkova earned first-team all-conference honors while Britos earned second-team all-conference honors.

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Hadnot conference Athlete of Week

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After posting career-best times in the 100m and 200m at the Bobcat Classic in San Marcos, Texas on Saturday, Louisiana Tech senior Trey Hadnot was named the Conference USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week announced today by the league office.
Hadnot ran a PR-mark of 20.43 in the 200m, a time that ranks second in C-USA this season, third in the NCAA East Preliminary qualifying list and eighth in the nation. His time of 20.43 also ranks 23rd in the world this year among wind-assisted marks.

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Paul Kimbrel Smith, Jr.

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Paul Kimbrel Smith, Jr. left this world peacefully on April 26, 2014 at 12 noon, surrounded by his loving family after fighting a valiant battle. P.K. was born on May 18, 1928 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Paul K. Smith, Sr. and Ray Gandy Smith. At age 4, he moved to Ruston, Louisiana. He attended Hillcrest Grammar School and graduated from Ruston High School in 1946.

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