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Dixie to host two performances

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We’re putting the final touches on two shows that create a lot of excitement in Ruston.
For the seventh year running, the Dixie Center for the Arts presents the Dixie Horizon Entertainer Search at 2p.m. Saturday and the Joe Woods Wildwood Express Country Music Showcase at 6 p.m. April 21.

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Tech workshops free to elementary students

A free workshop to enrich kindergarten through fourth grade students in the areas of science and social studies will be hosted at Louisiana Tech University.
Minds-On Science, inquiry-based and hands-on explorations, will be held April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2 and May 9. Integrated Learning Workshops, reviewing social studies, language arts and visual arts, will be held April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3 and May 10.

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Dubach girl wins contest

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Sixteen-year-old Kylie Howard receives her prize from Ken Carter, John Simoneaux Jam event organizer. Kylie’s design will be on the 13th Annual John Simoneaux Memorial Jam T-shirt, which will be available soon and at the show Saturday at Sundown Tavern and Ponchatoula’s.

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‘The Folly of our Appetites’ to be presented

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From 2-4 p.m. April 1 the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) and Crescent City Coffee will present “The Folly of our Appetites” an exhibition of recent work by regional artist Emily Ezell.
Ezell who says that she hopes to “cater to the viewer’s childhood memories, their fantasies and clandestine mysticism” work is thought provoking and engaging. It questions why society is drawn to certain colors, symbols or imagery.

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Make smart decisions on St. Patrick’s Day

Whether you are going out for a pitcher of green beer or staying at home and having a few drinks with your friends, St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday and there are sure to be quite a few people out and about celebrating the holiday.
While it may not rank on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s top list of dangerous holidays for drivers, officers will be out searching to find anyone who may decide to have a drink and get behind the wheel.

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Kony video draws global crowds

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As I was sitting around the other day on the Internet looking around on Facebook, a video came to my attention that had been viewed by quite a large number of people.
The video was titled, “Kony 2012,” and I had no idea what the next 29 minutes of my life would entail.
Shortly after it ended on the other hand, I found myself clamoring for more and searching for the best way to make sure others I know see the video.

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Thirsty? Can I offer you a drink?

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“Can I offer you a drink?” A co-worker asked this ques­tion and I laughed during another experience of what is adequately described as “the thirst.”
“Thirsty” or “thirst” can be defined as a male or female who portrays a certain level of desperation to get what they want. Also, most commonly, it is their way to “do the most” in hopes of gaining attention.
Although nothing is wrong with wanting attention from someone you have interest in, the tactics used are what char­acterizes one as “thirsty.”

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Tech seniors chasing a dream

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The dreams die hard.
And for many, they never die.
Count Adrien Cole, Matt Broha, Lennon Creer, Daniel Porter and Tank Calais among them.
They were in a group of approximately 15 players, both former and just career-ending, from the Louisiana Tech University program who participated in the NFL’s annual “Pro Day” at Joe Aillet Stadium on Thursday.

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’Dogs drop 9-2 finale against Nebraska

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Louisiana Tech University struggled to score runs against the Cornhuskers as Zach Hirsch held the Louisiana Tech offense to five hits as Nebraska (12-6) powered its way past the Bulldogs, 9-2, at Hawks Field Thursday afternoon.
Tech (9-8) left nine men on base while the Cornhuskers recorded 11 hits, including two home runs, to take game one of the four-game series.
Freshman Phil Maton (3-1) was credited with his first loss of the season after allowing seven hits and four runs in 4.2 innings, his shortest start of the season. Hirsch (2-1) picked up his second win of the season after pitching 5.1 innings, allowing two runs while striking out three.

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Bulldogs kick off spring workouts today

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Wasn’t it just the other day when Louisiana Tech University was wrapping up a Western Athletic Conference title and earning an invite to its first postseason football appearance since 2001?
If the time seems to have already flown by since a highly successful 2011 season concluded, the layoff officially ends today when the Bulldogs kick off their spring workouts.
The first session is set for the Tech practice field beginning at 4 p.m. A 9:30 a.m. workout is scheduled for Saturday.

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