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February 6th, 2015

Tech softball defeated in season opener against ULM

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Starting pitcher Bianca Duran gave up five runs on eight hits and Louisiana Tech (0-1) never held a lead as the Lady Techsters fell in the season opener, 9-5, to Louisiana-Monroe (1-0) Thursday afternoon in the first game of the Lady Techster Invitational in Ruston.
The Warhawks scored on a wild pitch off Duran (0-1) in the first inning and never relinquished the lead as both teams opened the 2015 season.

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Tech honors students visit monastery

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Ten students from Louisiana Tech University recently traveled to northwest Arkansas to visit a 136 year-old Benedictine monastery as part of their “Medieval and Renaissance Civilization” course taught by Celia Lewis, the Charlyne Smith Wyche Endowed Professor of English, and Kevin Cuccia, assistant professor in Tech’s Prescott Memorial Library.

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Help the St. Jude causes

Each year, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital helps more than 67,000 patient visits from children across the country.
The organization has led pioneering research and has helped increase survival rates on various childhood cancers and diseases.

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American heros come in all forms

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Heroes are defined not by what they do for you personally, but instead what they do for the greater good of all.
I recently had the pleasure of talking with someone with more wisdom and years behind them than I could possibly hope to gain and live through in my time.
By his standards, heroes can be defined as anyone from American military personnel to the checkout person at Wal-Mart.
My husband Slade and I recently watched “American Sniper.” I’m sure most readers are familiar with the movie, but if you’re not let me fill you in.

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Writer speaks to Gov. Jindal

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Gov. Bobby Jindal:
Education is a vital aspect of every society. From the onset of middle school, family, teachers and school counselors were positioning us students to move from high school and transition to a higher education institution. These academic institutions are a necessity to our state. The students that these institutions attract are important to the local and state economy. It would be detrimental to our state if these students left to pursue their degrees elsewhere.

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February 5th

Railroad Park work continues

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Ruston residents should be able to use Railroad Park again within the next few weeks.
City crews are working on the final portions of a $150,000-plus makeover of the historic downtown park. The last of the electrical work, including the installation of new decorative street lamps, should be done this week, leaving only installation of the park’s new fountain left to be done, John Freeman, construction projects supervisor, said Monday.
Once brick pavers have been laid around the fountain’s base, the perimeter security fencing will likely come down, Freeman said.

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GSU Alumnus Green to lead neighborhood Wal-Mart

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WEST MONROE — While smiles and cheers came from most at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market grand opening, the emotions from Yvonne Green were different. She watched as her only son stood with big scissors ready to cut a red ribbon.
As Terry Green Jr., 32, snipped the ribbon Wednesday morning, his mother, who had traveled from South Carolina, was emotional. Her son’s dreams had become reality.
“This was his passion, even when he was a teenager,” said Yvonne Green, as tears filled her eyes.

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Choudrant hears improvement project bids

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Choudrant Town Council met Monday night to hear about the North Treatment Plant Project.
Bob Myers, with Riley Co. of Louisiana, came before the council with a bid for $42,450, which he said is a lump sum price.
The project, which will be for improvement purposes and minor repairs, was low bid by James L. Davis Construction.
Myers said the time frame for completion of the project is unknown at the time, but that it shouldn’t take long.

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Two-car wreck slows traffic

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Before 8 a.m. today two vehicles were involved in a crash in close proximity to the intersection of Louisiana Highway 33 and Kentucky Avenue, and Village Market.
Ruston Police Department officers responded to the scene. Ruston Fire Department/EMS were not called to respond for the transport of any occupants of the vehicles. No further information was available as of press time.

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RHS trio choose college destinations

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High school students head out in all different directions after graduating, and that will be the case for three Ruston High School athletes who announced their destinations to continue their athletic careers on the college level.
Football players Isaiah Buggs and JeKevin Carter joined baseball player Caden Doga in signing National Letters of Intent in a ceremony held at RHS on Wednesday.

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