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April 17th, 2015

Louisianian’s uniformed on state issues

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If there is one thing the 2015 Louisiana Survey showed, it is the people of Louisiana are uninformed about the issues facing the state of Louisiana, Mike Henderson said.
“But it shouldn’t be surprising,” Henderson, assistant professor of research and director for the Public Policy Research Laboratory at Louisiana State University, said. “We have families. We have jobs. We go to school. It’s hard for people to stay informed on what is happening in the government.”
Henderson spoke about the findings from the 2015 Louisiana Survey Thursday at Wyly Auditorium.

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Drive 4UR School benefits RHS dance

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Jim Taylor Ford will sponsor a test drive event to earn money for the Ruston High School Bearcats Belles dance team from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Ruston High School.
April Winstead, co-sponsor of Ruston High’s Bearcats Belles dance team, said the Ford Motor Company will let potential customers test drive several vehicles.
“For each car test driven, Ford will donate $20 up to $6,000,” she said. “There will be a track provided to test the cars at the school. You can drive a brand new car and raise money for the dance team.”

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Book event held at Tech

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Pictured are, from left to right, Leo Honeycutt, author of “The Clarke Williams Story: How one man’s belief in the Golden Rule transformed a small phone company into CenturyLink,” Carolyn Williams Perry, daughter of Clarke Williams and Glen Post, president and CEO of CenturyLink and alumnus of Louisiana Tech University.
Williams, the founder of CenturyLink, started with a “wire and a mule,” Honeycutt said. “And he turned it into what it is today by using the Golden Rule.”

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Exhibits abound in Lincoln Parish

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Happening today: Louisiana Tech’s School of Design invites the public to an opening reception for Material Landscapes, tonight from 5-6:30 p.m. in the first floor gallery of Hale Hall on the Tech University campus. Material Landscapes will be on exhibit now through May 2.

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LINN Energy supports ninth annual Senior Expo

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LINN Energy provided a monetary contribution in helping to defray expenses for the ninth annual Senior Citizens Expo, which is hosted by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office.
LINN Energy is one of the many businesses that are committed to providing opportunities for senior citizens to gain valuable information while having fun, being entertained and enjoying a wholesome meal.
This event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon today at the Ruston Civic Center. Cost is free to all senior citizens 55 years of age and older.

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Sparta Commission meets

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The Sparta Groundwater Commission met on Thursday in Rustonto discuss issues they are currently facing. Pictured left to right are Commissioners Rick Hohlt, Carol Deville, President Zach Spivey and Lynn Treadway.

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Diamond ’Dogs to face UAB

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Conference USA series opener set for 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field
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The Louisiana Tech baseball team returns home this weekend when the Bulldogs welcome Alabama-Birmingham for a three-game Conference USA series, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The weekend series between Tech and UAB is scheduled to continue at 3 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting, while the finale is set for 1 p.m. Sunday in Ruston.

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Tech spring game set for Saturday

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Louisiana Tech will wrap up spring practice as it hosts its annual Spring Game at Joe Aillet Stadium Saturday at 1 p.m.
Fans can take advantage of free food in Tailgate Alley at Argent Pavilion courtesy of Brennan Dodge starting at 11 a.m. with the gates of Joe Aillet Stadium opening at the same time.
Starting at noon, the Kids Zone will open on the West concourse of Joe Aillet Stadium with a bounce house and face painting with the Tech Cheerleaders while, starting at the same time, fans can get their picture taken with the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl trophy.

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Creek defeats St. Mary’s

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An impressive two-way performance from Jacob Brown led Cedar Creek to a 6-3 win Tuesday over St. Mary’s, as Brown came up huge both at the dish and on the mound.
The Cougars were led by a flawless day at the dish by Brown, who went 2-2 against St. Mary’s’ pitching. He singled in the third inning and doubled in the sixth inning.
Brown baffled St. Mary’s, striking out 10 batters. He allowed three earned runs, three hits and six walks over seven innings.
The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to three lead changes in the game.

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Season comes to end for Tennis Techsters

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HOUSTON — Louisiana Tech had its spring season come to an end on Thursday afternoon in a 4-0 loss to North Texas in the first round of the C-USA Tournament at Chancellors Racquet and Fitness Center.
Tech (7-11) was struck a tough blow before the racquets were even taken out of the bags thanks to Mother Nature who brought in heavy rain and thunderstorms to the Houston area forcing the match indoors.

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