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May 23rd, 2014

Roaf selected for College Hall of Fame

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The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced Thursday that former Louisiana Tech offensive tackle Willie Roaf will be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Class.

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First National Bank donates to RHS Athletics

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Brian Woodard, left, and Clay Hipp, right, of First National Bank recently presented Ruston High School Athletics Director Billy Laird with a check for $37,500. FNB is the corporate sponsor of Ruston High School athletics. Our athletics department is very appreciative of this donation from First National Bank,” Laird said.

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Tech qualifies 13 to NCAA East Preliminaries

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The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) announced qualifiers for the NCAA East and West Preliminary Championships Thursday with Louisiana Tech receiving 13 entries to the NCAA East Prelims.
Of the 13 entries Tech garnered this year, five are listed in the top 10 places in the East region.
With the 13 qualifying marks this season, head coach Gary Stanley’s program has now qualified 97 entries into the NCAA East Prelims since 2010.

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Boudreaux to exhibit at Crescent City

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NCLAC is excited to announce our last 2013-14 Crescent City Coffee Opening Reception for local celebrated artist and NCLAC member Maggie Jones Boudreaux.
Maggie is a Ruston native and graduate of Louisiana Tech University. She currently teaches gifted and talented art classes and works on her own abstract body of art, ranging from dynamic collages, to colorful paintings that play with the idea of overlapping shapes and ideas.
This is what Maggie has to say about her Current Works show that will be on display at Crescent:

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ALSA to honor legacy of Lou Gehrig

BATON ROUGE — Seventy-five years ago, on July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered what is now known as sports’ most famous speech. Suffering from the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he died less than two years later at the age of 37. Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, representing fortitude, humility and courage to the tens of thousands of Americans living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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You can’t be too prepared

Sometimes, we residents of North Louisiana forget how much hurricane season really can affect us as an entire state.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and the state is offering an incentive for citizens to be prepared by offering a 4 percent tax break on all items purchased for hurricane safety.

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Time to remember the fallen

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There was a stark contrast between my Dad’s war and mine.
Theirs had Rosie the Riveter, rationing coupons, war bonds, Glenn Miller, Bob Hope and Betty Grable. We had Jane Fonda, Mohammed Ali, Abbie Hoffman and Country Joe and the Fish. He had Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima and ticker tape parades. We had the Tet Offensive, Khe Sanh, Agent Orange, Mi Lai and Cal Berkley.
To use the vernacular of the time, it was a bummer all the way around.

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May 22nd

Opponents: Move bad for economy

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Residents express concerns about gun, knife show
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During Wednesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting, Ruston resident and retired CPA John Sachs told the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control it would be taking money out of the parish by allowing the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a gun and knife show slated for August in the Library Events Center.

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Removing barriers

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Tech students design new pavilion for MedCamps
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At 3 p.m. Friday, MedCamps of Louisiana and the Louisiana Tech School of Architecture’s Design Build program will dedicate the Larkin Gibbs Memorial Pavilion and Garden at Camp Alabama in Choudrant. 
Students in Tech’s School of Architecture have partnered with various organizations in Lincoln Parish to design and build structures ranging from homes for Habitat for Humanity to park pavilions around Ruston. This year’s students have designed and built a barrier free outdoor meeting space and pavilion for MedCamps of Louisiana to facilitate an array of camp functions.

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Belton addresses residency issues

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John Belton, a candidate for 3rd Judicial District Attorney, and his wife Alana, issued a statement this week to dispel the rumor that they moved their son to West Monroe to play football.

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