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January 16th, 2017

Miss Tech seeks dresses for Cinderella Project

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It’s that time of year again, and Miss Louisiana Tech University Anna Blake has begun her efforts to help collect prom dresses, then match them with local high school junior and senior girls who could not normally afford one.
This program is called the Cinderella Project, and it does more than just give a girl a dress, it gives her hope, Blake said.
“I heard about the (Cinderella Project) when I first started competing in Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen Pageant,” she said. “I volunteered the last four years as a personal shopper.”

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David Edward Foster

Funeral services for David Edward Foster, age 73, of Ruston, will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Choudrant. Officiating the service will be Rev. Brad Jones. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Evelyn Harper Theis

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Mrs. Evelyn Harper Theis passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Osborn Funeral Home with funeral services following at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of Osborn Funeral Home with Ray Boswell officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery.

Evelyn was a native of DeRidder, LA and a resident of Shreveport, LA for over 60 years.

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Martin Luther King Jr. to be celebrated

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream was simple.
King dreamt that we could live in a nation where citizens were judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
He dreamt that one day his four children could walk hand-in-hand with children of all colors and backgrounds.
He dreamt that we could live in a world where love defeated fear and we all could love one another equally.
King’s dream slowly becomes a reality day by day.
Since the Civil Rights movement, the nation has made many strides to becoming what King envisioned.

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Lady Techsters’ iconic name is alive, well

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Sue Donohoe.
Vickie Johnson.
A Thomas Assembly Center filled with legends on a Saturday afternoon.
Louisiana Tech University’s nationally-prominent basketball program is alive and well.
Forget this fact: it’s been nearly 30 years since the Lady Techsters last won a national championship.
Their once dominant mode of operation across the national landscape has subsided, due to more schools creating a balance of power with increased budgets and an emphasis on the women’s game.

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Tech bowlers finish 13th

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JONESBORO, Ark. —After a weekend of action at the Mid-Winter Classic, hosted by Arkansas State University, the Lady Techsters took home a 13th place finish in the crowded and talented field, while also posting a head-to-head victory over Maryland Eastern Shore who entered the event ranked 10th-nationally.
The Lady Techsters entered Sunday’s bracket play as the 14th seed, but fell to Maryville University in straight-games. With a quick turnaround, Tech rallied against Drury University, winning 4-2, by scores of 165-140, 158-169, 179-189, 186-114, 198-143, 155-142.

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January 14th

Techsters fall to Old Dominion

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Jasmine LeBlanc scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds but for the second time in three years Old Dominion defeated the Lady Techsters on their home floor on Legends Day as the Monarchs prevailed 69-64 Saturday afternoon at the Thomas Assembly Center.
In a game that saw eight lead changes and five ties, Old Dominion (8-9, 3-3 Conference USA) used a 9-0 run over a five minute span covering the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth quarter, marking the third straight year the visiting team has won the match-up between the two programs.

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RHS’ Samuel has super sack stats

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SUPER SAMUEL: Or maybe Terrific Tahj.
By whatever name, this much is clear: Tahj Samuel of Ruston High is a terrific player on defense. Ask all of those teams who had to deal with the junior — yes, junior —this past season.
He had 21 sacks, a number seldom reached by defensive stars on their bio sheets.
But Samuel is no ordinary player. He’s a defensive end with a turbocharged, high-powered engine that also led the Bearcats in tackles, stops for negative losses and quarterback hurries in 2016.

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Lady Techsters honor ’81-’82 legends

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Top photo: The 1981-82 Louisiana Tech basketball team was honored during halftime of Saturday’s game against Old Dominion. Pictured is Tech President Les Guice presenting coach Leon Barmore with his national championship ring as fellow legends Sue Donohoe (second from right), a graduate assistant coach on that team, and Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Pam Kelly-Flowers look on.

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Tech track and field strong at Texas A&M meet

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Louisiana Tech’s track and field teams wrapped up its first competition of the 2017 season with six top five finishes combined at the Texas A&M Aggie Team Invitational Friday at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station.
Elia Nero led the way for Louisiana Tech with a first-place finish in the women’s 400-meter dash finals with the sophomore posting a time of 56.96 in the event.
Jermey Hicks was the top finisher on the men’s side after finishing in second place in the 60-meter dash finals with a time of 6.86.

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