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NCLAC boasts summer arts camps success

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For 21 years, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council has offered its Summer Arts Camps for Kids, and we are pleased to announce another successful year. This summer, NCLAC served 180 children in six camps: one in Homer, Farmerville, Arcadia and Jonesboro, as well as two in Ruston.

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Hooshang’s new abstracts in two museum auctions

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Two of Hooshang Khorasani’s abstract paintings are part of museum auctions — one at “A Russian Night in Taos” at the Taos (N.M.) Art Museum and one at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge as part of Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s Art and Travel Auction.
Khorasani is a Ruston resident.

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Caney Lake Sams

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The Caney Lake Sams Camping Club enjoyed their July campout at Whispering Pines RV Resort near Tyler, Texas. Hosts Carolyn and Hubert Estes and Dan and Linda Evans had a great schedule of activities planned for all of us. Eight rigs were present with four guests, Taylor Estes, Kurtis Richardson, Wyatt Gates and Kay Bond.

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Tech celebrates big happenings

Drive around the school’s campus, and it’s quickly things seen that things are happening at Louisiana Tech University.
The school proudly touted that fact as it held its Happening XXX earlier this week in the Monroe Civic Center with the sold-out event being attended by 1,200 Tech supporters.

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It's time to take another road

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Writing has always been easy for me. I learned to read at a very young age and was creating my own newsletters by the time I was in first grade.
And that’s what made this decision so hard.

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Altogether different but the same

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This June, I had the pleasure of making a trip up to Baltimore, Md. and the lower New England states. I was up there for a history competition and made a few college visits while in the area. But mostly, I soaked in the people and culture.
For it is a very different place, the north — far removed from our good ol’ South, as if it is an entirely new country altogether. While the New York City and D.C. accents aren’t all that different from our own, they do have trouble understanding a few things people born and raised in Louisiana say.

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The divorce paradox?

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The kids are not doing just fine.
The Institute for American Values’ new updated report, “Why Marriage Matters: 30 Conclusions From the Social Sciences,” is signed by an impressive list of family scholars ranging from professor John Gottman to professor Brad Wilcox. It concludes:

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Arrest made, nose broken?

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Just before noon Thursday, a Ruston man was arrested on second degree battery charges.
The Ruston Police Department received a call on Wednesday from the victim reporting that Myles White, 21, of Ruston, had struck him in the face.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim first said he and White had a verbal confrontation at which point White struck him in the face breaking his nose in two places.

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Robertson: A true ‘Bulldog’

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Tech Hall of Famer made huge impact on program, players’ lives
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Coach, teacher, friend, father.
To the thousands of players that Scotty Robertson guided during a legendary career stretching from the high school to professional circles, he was truly a man for all seasons and reasons.
For nearly four decades, he dedicated himself to the coaching profession, starting with a 12-year stay in the prep ranks to another dozen in the NBA and with 10 years of service to his college alma mater of Louisiana Tech University.

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Padgett’s team wins

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Louisiana’s representative in the 2011 Little League World Series made the perfect debut in Williamsport, Pa., on Thursday.
The state team whose head coach is former Louisiana Tech University wide receiver Leland Padgett defeated Warner Robins, Ga., 2-0.
Padgett, who played for the Bulldogs from 1979-81, will guide his team into a 1 p.m. (CDT) contest against the Northwest Regional representative on Sunday.

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