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September 22nd

Tech golfers No. 3

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FT. WORTH, Texas — The Louisiana Tech Bulldog golfers finished strong Tuesday firing the second lowest team round of the day to finish third in the 18-team field at the 2010 UTA/Waterchase Invitational hosted by Texas-Arlington at Waterchase Golf Course.
After sitting in a three-way tie for 10th after the first 18 holes of the tournament Monday morning, the Bulldogs shot back-to-back rounds of two-under-par (286) to move up seven spots and record their second straight top four finish in as many weekends.
Tech’s final round 286 was the second best of the day, one shot off the pace of Sam Houston State. The Bulldogs jumped two spots over the final 18 holes to record its best finish since winning the Hal Sutton Intercollegiate in 2007.

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School food needs transformation

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It’s amazing how the littlest of occurrences can truly get you thinking.
A few days ago, I was completing a mini-project for my French III class. My task was to find a school lunch menu from a school in France, compare it to our own American fare and write a paragraph (en francais, bien sur) about our findings.
Here’s what I discovered: One Paris school, according to the Time magazine’s World Article section, plans out its five-course lunches over a two-month period — and never repeats the same meal twice.

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Take a walk, hear music, help a kid

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Most people think that Type II diabetes (the kind of diabetes that people are not born with) is for old, obese people who have led horribly unhealthy lives and deserve the disease (or at least that’s what it seems like when you listen to the majority of doctors, television shows and other media sources). But, the truth is that diabetes now has a younger and often thinner face.
Much of this has to do with the unhealthy diet that most Americans follow — full of too many carbohydrates and fried foods and practically devoid of actual nutrients. But, a bigger contributor to diabetes is something people can’t control — their genetics. The truth is the majority of overweight and even morbidly obese people do not have diabetes. That’s a shock to most people (and an unfair fact to those of us who do.) Those overweight people were blessed with better genetics and weight that distributes more evenly (because it is weight that settles around your midsection that contributes most to diabetes.)
Personally, I was cursed with so many high-risk diabetes factors that it’s not surprising I found out I had the disease before I was even a quarter-century old. But, yes, I fully accept that I am also to blame, though I know for a fact I have long made better food choices than the majority of people my own age who don’t have the disease (I only hope it doesn’t eventually catch up with them as well).

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Visit local spots on Museum Day

Saturday is National Museum Day. It’s a day for exploring and learning new things. Lincoln Parish has several museums to explore: the Lincoln Parish Museum, Eddie Robinson Museum, the Autrey House and the Louisiana Military Museum. Most people have likely toured these facilities at some time or another, but it may have been years ago. If it has been a long time since you’ve visited a local museum, or if you have never gone at all, consider paying a visit this weekend. You may be surprised to learn fascinating historical tidbits.
The Lincoln Parish Museum features Victorian era furniture, an elaborate dollhouse with electric lights vintage women’s fashions and paintings, including a mural in the entryway depicting Ruston’s history. The museum, built in 1886, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Eddie Robinson Museum in Grambling is a tribute to Grambling State University’s beloved coach who once set the record of being the all-time winningest coach in college football. Inside is a life-sized bronze statue of Robinson and a timeline of his life. There is a theater showing a documentary film about Robinson, an NFL room highlighting more than 200 players who went pro after playing for him and an area where children can toss a pigskin.

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John Erskine Davis

John Erskine Davis, 68, of Ruston, died Sept. 18. The wake will be from 5 – 6 p.m. Friday at Our Christian Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church.

Burial to follow at George Washington Carver.

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Carson Jamal Livingston

Carson Jamal Livingston, 11 months, died Sept. 19.Visitation will be held 9 – 11 a.m. Thursday with funeral services to follow at the Kings Funeral Home – B.E. King Memorial Chapel in Ruston.

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Louise Nelson

Louise Nelson, 77, of Ruston, died Sept. 19. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Triumph Church of God in Christ. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

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September 21st

Disturbance causes lockdown at RHS

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Teachers and students at Ruston High School received a scare on Monday morning when the school was placed on lockdown because of a nearby altercation between two men.
Daryl Mitchell, 51, of Cooktown Road, and his neighbor Buddy Barnett, 55, of James Street, were involved in a domestic disturbance at Mitchell’s residence. At this time, no charges have been filed against these individuals.
Lt. Tim Parker, Ruston Police public information officer, said the situation has been handed over to investigators and could result in charges at a later date.

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CTB raises funds for Legacy Park playground

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With the support of Community Trust Bank and the community, Jana Beck is closer to leaving a legacy for Lincoln Parish children — Legacy Park. Beck was recently given a $1,220 check for the boundless playground that will be built at Lincoln Parish Park.
Special features of the boundless playground that will allow all children to play together are handicap ramps, handicap accessible play areas, supportive high-back swings and sensory stations to help with the development of special-needs children.
Caty Jones, marketing coordinator for CTB, said the bank wanted to somehow use their Louisiana Tech University tailgates to benefit the community. The $1,220 donation was gathered from plates of food purchased during the Port City Classic tailgate in Shreveport. Jones said people paid at least $5 for a plate of food.

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Virginia Mae Thurmon Kelley

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Funeral service for Mrs. Virginia Mae Thurmon Kelley, age 87, of Dubach will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Gill Authur and Rev. Scott Jennings. Interment will follow at Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Kelley was born March 19, 1923 and passed away September 19, 2010.

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