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September 11th, 2014

Techsters volleyball, soccer to play at home

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It’s a big weekend for Louisiana Tech athletics as the Lady Techsters volleyball and soccer teams will both play at home.
After spending the first two weeks of the season on the road, the Lady Techsters (2-4) are set to welcome three teams to Ruston for the 2014 Louisiana Tech Fairfield Inn Volleyball Invitational with a total of six matches scheduled for Friday, and Saturday 13 at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Bethel introduces dual enrollment

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Students right are in our Junior and Senior Classes and are taking advantage of the Dual Enrollment Classes offered at Bethel Christian School through Louisiana Tech University, University of Louisiana at Monroe and Northwestern University.
They are earning college credits in English, Biology, History, Political Science, Spanish, Psychology and Fine Arts Survey.
On Friday, the Life Share bus will be at Bethel Christian School for their first blood drive this school year. We are looking forward to another great year of blood donors. 

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Kindergarten and first grade learning ‘All About Me’

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A Word from Ms. Hilton:
Thank you to our parents and students for a wonderful start to the 2014 school year! Remember, our cookie dough sale ends Sept. 16 and T-shirt sales end Sept. 19. Please be prompt when turning in all orders and money.
Kindergarten
Adkins:
We have started the year off to a great start! We are learning routines for kindergarten. We have started learning to read color words and our sight words.
Conn:

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Duck Diner to hold CASA fundraiser

WEST MONROE — Willie’s Duck Diner is preparing to host the first ever Willie’s Duck Jam concert to benefit CASA of Northeast Louisiana.
The concert will be held on at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the parking lot of Willie’s Duck Diner, located at 125 Constitution Drive in West Monroe.
Concessions will be available and admission is $5 per person. Organizers ask that attendees bring a lawn chair.
Willie’s Duck Jam will feature live performances from The Trinity River Band and The Reactors.
Fans will also get a special guest appearance from Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson.

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Remembering 9/11 and the lives lost

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaida hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.
Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

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Foreign policy a sticky situation

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When it comes to foreign policy, things can get a little sticky. We, as Americans, want to protect the innocent, but I believe saving the world from complete communist domination in 1944, set a tone for our foreign policy today — a tone that, at this point, is way out of tune.
Americans have a hero complex and the rest of the world knows it. When I think of a visual analogy of America and the way we relate to other nations I see us as an over-zealous elementary gym teacher and everyone else as the first graders on the floor that just can’t keep still.

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September 10th

Medical emergency causes wreck

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On Tuesday afternoon, Ruston Police and Ruston Fire departments responded to a vehicle crash close to the intersection of the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 167 and West Georgia Avenue.
According to RPD reports, a 2001 Lincoln Towncar reportedly drove through the parking lot of Bayou Butts and Booze stopping only when it struck the brick building next door.
Officers on the scene reported the driver 92-year-old B.H. Rainwater, of Ruston, to seem disoriented and appeared to have suffered a medical emergency.

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LPPJ OKs Hwy. 33 plan

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has approved putting warning signals and stop signs at the intersection of Louisiana Highways 33 and 821 (Frazier Road) per a recommendation by the state Department of Transportation and Development.
“Everyone worked together to see some serious improvement in the safety of that intersection,” said Public Works Committee Chairman Randy Roberson. “But in the meantime, let’s do everything we can on our part to be cautious.”
There have been numerous accidents and some fatalities at the intersection over the years.

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Three local students named National Merit semifinalists

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced today that three Lincoln Parish high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Hannah McNew, of Cedar Creek School, and Austin Meng and Nicholas Ruff, both of Ruston High School, have been selected along with approximately 16,000 other semifinalists from all over the country.
These academic scholars will now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.

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Tech earns Tier One ranking from U.S. News, World Report

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Louisiana Tech University has achieved a Tier One ranking among “National Universities” for the fourth consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges list.
Tech, along with LSU and Tulane University, were the only institutions in the state to achieve a Tier One “National Universities” ranking. Tech landed at No. 201 on the latest US News & World Report list.

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