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March 18th, 2015

Johnny Jam raises funds for scholarships

Musicians from all around the region gathered Friday and Saturday to play in the 16th Annual John Simoneaux Memorial Jam and raised more than $11,000 in donations for the Louisiana Tech University band scholarships.
Raffles, silent auctions and donations all helped to contribute for the scholarships at the event.
Two lucky students, one from the undergraduate program and the other for the graduate program, will now receive scholarship money to help enhance their music knowledge by joining the music school of Tech.

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Tech tags takeover city trucks

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They’re just small things, sometimes barely noticeable when you’re driving down the road at 35 or 45 mph. After all, the plastic rectangles measure only 6 inches high by 12 inches long.
That’s not much reading space at highway distance. But then, there isn’t much to read, just the words “La. Tech” and a bright red “T.” Yet the signature logo of Louisiana Tech University is the newest things going for Ruston’s fleet of over 200 city-owned vehicles.

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Louisiana kids to ‘Kick Butts’ today

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Kids in Louisiana will stand up to Big Tobacco today and the days before and after as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned nationwide for this day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
On Kick Butts Day, kids encourage their peers to stay tobacco-free, demand that tobacco companies stop marketing deadly, addictive products to them and encourage elected officials to do more to reduce youth tobacco use.

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Saturday is Ladies Day

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Ruston Church of Christ is holding Ladies’ Day at church, located at 2300 W. Woodward Ave., on Saturday. Registration and refreshments will be between 9-9:30 a.m.  Those interested can pre-register  by calling 255-0417 or by emailing rustonchurchofchrist@gmail.com. The program will start at 10 a.m.  

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March 17th

New superintendent search underway

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The first three applicants for the superintendent position of Lincoln Parish Schools interviewed with the School Board Monday.
David Claxton, principal of Sally Humble Elementary in Monroe, Mike Milstead, chief academic officer of Lincoln Parish School Board and Susan Moore, executive director of curriculum and instruction of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system, were the opening group of interviewees.
The board is seeking a replacement for retiring superintendent Danny Bell.

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Tech starts postseason play against CMU

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Michael White, head coach for the Bulldogs basketball team, kneels watching the team play in a Conference USA match-up. The Bulldogs will host Central Michigan University for the National Invitation Tournament at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Local buzzes as spelling champ

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She is a typical 10 year-old girl with a special ability.
“Rosie. R-o-s-i-e. Schultz. S-c-h-u-l-t-z,” Rosie Schultz said, pronouncing each letter with confidence.
Rosie, a fourth grader from Cypress Springs Elementary School, is the 2015 Northwest Louisiana Regional Spelling Bee winner.
She will compete at the National Spelling Bee beginning May 24 in Washington, D.C.

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100 residents served

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The dentists and dental hygienists with Peach Tree Dental held the eighth annual Dentistry from the Heart on Saturday.
One hundred residents were able to receive either a cleaning or extraction.

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Louisiana mom creates seasonal produce calendar

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With food costs on the rise, people are being told to shop in season to get the best prices on produce.  
They are also being told to eat in season for best flavor.  Kristine Stone, a stay-at-home mom in Baton Rouge, has been frustrated with keeping track of what’s in season.  
This led her to use her food photography skills to produce an aid for Louisiana residents.

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Renowned breast cancer researcher to speak

Louisiana Tech University will host Dr. Robert Clarke, dean for research at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., as the featured speaker for the fifth installment of its New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series.

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