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April 7th, 2015

Ruston opts into Medicaid program

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If all goes according to plan, Ruston could receive its first ambulance service disbursement from the Medicaid Supplemental Payment Program this summer.
The Board of Aldermen on Monday gave unanimous approval to the city’s participation in the matching-fund program aimed at narrowing the gap between the actual cost of ambulance runs for Medicaid patients and the Medicaid reimbursement rate.
Ruston could recoup up to $25,000 a year in charges, fire Chief Chris Womack said.

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Local resident works for LaSalle Corrections

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Ruston resident Christopher Lyons is the help desk administrator for LaSalle Corrections.
LaSalle Corrections manages a wide spectrum of services for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
“Basically, the management company manages a lot of prisons in the area,” Lyons said. “We do all of the IT.”
A lot of problems can be fixed remotely, but sometimes the IT professionals must visit the prisons in order to correct the internet or computer issues, Lyons said.

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Annual Pro Day event this weekend

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The Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana will host the ninth annual Pro Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Louisiana Tech University’s practice field.
The event brings in athletes both present and past to work with youth on their athletic skills and give them tips and tools for the trade on being not only a better athlete, but a better person, Eldonta Osborne, chief professional officer of the club of said.

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WWII exhibit will be on display at library

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High school juniors of New Tech @ Ruston will host a World War II exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lincoln Parish Library.
The free event will include exhibits on African Americans during the war, the Pacific Theater, women during the war, the European Theater, rationing supplies, domestic policies, the African Theater and inventtions and advancements made during the war, Tara Raue, New Tech @ Ruston English teacher, said.

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Honoring the Bulldogs

The season for Louisiana Tech’s men’s basketball team ended a couple of weeks ago.
But the awards for the Dunkin’ Dogs continue rolling in.
On Sunday the Louisiana Tech backcourt of Kenneth Smith, Raheem Appleby and Alex Hamilton as the trio was all named second-teamers on the 2015 Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana men’s college basketball team.
All three Bulldogs who played a pivotal part in a 27-win season, an outright Conference USA regular season title and a National Invitation Tournament quarterfinal appearance received second team All-Louisiana honors.

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Tech’s kinesiology department to unveil new lab

The kinesiology department in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 17 in room 108 of the Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium to unveil its new Sport and Movement Science Laboratory.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host UALR

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Louisiana Tech will conclude its six-game home stretch this week as the Bulldogs are set to host two non-conference games against UALR at 6 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The Bulldogs enter the two midweek games against UALR with a 13-15 overall record, including a 10-5 mark when playing on their home field. Tech is fresh off a busy week after the Bulldogs played five games starting last Tuesday and wrapping up Sunday. In that stretch, Tech was 3-2 with wins over Grambling State, ULM and WKU.

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Weather delays Tech golf team

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WEST POINT, Miss. — Despite two ranked teams and multiple ranked individuals the biggest opponent for any team at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship ended up being Mother Nature as Monday’s play was delayed due to rain and halted in the middle of the second round due to darkness at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point Monday evening.

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RHS beats UPHS

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Pitcher Cade Gibson picked up the win Monday as Ruston High School defeated Union Parish High School 11-1.

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Techsters banquet tickers on sale

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Tickets are on sale for a banquet honoring the 2014-15 Louisiana Tech Lady Techster basketball team, which is set for 6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Lincoln Parish Events Center.
Tickets for the event are $20 per person or $240 for a table of eight and can be purchased by calling the Marbury Alumni Center at 318-255-7950.
The deadline to purchase tickets is April 15.

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