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November 19th, 2014

Tech announces fall quarter graduates

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Louisiana Tech’s fall quarter commencement exercises were held Nov. 15, with diplomas awarded to 300 graduates. Commencement marked the close of the fall quarter at Louisiana Tech, with winter quarter classes set to begin Dec. 3.
Area graduates — listed by parish, city and degree — are as follows:
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Ariel N. Bzdil, bachelor of fine arts studio; Jeffrey Taylor Sampson, bachelor of science and Christopher D. Stelly, bachelor of science forestry.
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Flag dedicated in memory of J.P. Fitzmorris

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Under a clear blue, November sky an American flag was raised on Nov. 6, at Ruston High School in memory of Ruston’s fallen Navy hero, Petty Officer 1st Class J.P. Fitzmorris. The J.P. Fitzmorris Memorial Fund board donated the American flag and a bronze plaque in Fitzmorris’ memory to his alma mater.
“J.P. was a proud Ruston Bearcat and the board wanted to acknowledge his love for his alma mater as well =as the sacrifice he made for our country,” Board President, Mark Graham said.

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Troops rally goods for CCA

Countless Ruston residents are in need of a warm meal on a nightly basis and our local Boy and Cub Scout troops are putting forth a helping hand.
The Scouting for Food program has been around for many years, and the goal this year was to collect 9,000 pounds of food for Christian Community Action.
On a recent Saturday, Scouts placed paper bags on residents’ doorsteps with directions. The directions stated that the bags would be picked up the following Saturday and that only nonperishable and canned items would be accepted.

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The dawning of the Walker era

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About six weeks from now, a new era will dawn in Ruston: the Ronny Walker era.
The man who said he has vision for the city and a plan to make that vision a reality, is the man city voters decided they want to lead them for the next four years. Walker’s 60 percent of the vote victory in the Nov. 4 election put him right in line with winning margins racked up by retiring Mayor Dan Hollingsworth in each of his successful election and re-election bids.

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Jindal owes us consideration

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Oh, let us sing his praises! He who has bankrupted our state. Sing for the one that stripped the majority of our state’s emergency funds to fill “one-time” budget shortfalls. Let us praise him who raided educators, state workers and health care facilities’ pay, retirement and  pension, as well as our children’s futures to plug even more holes in his house-of-cards spending- without-taxation idea of governing. Let us shout his name from Ouachita Mount. 

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Lady Aggies XC team takes state

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Choudrant High School boys runners up in Class B Championships
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Top: The Choudrant High School Lady Aggies won the Class B Girls State Cross Country Championship Tuesday in Natchitoches, outdistancing second-place Pitkin by four points. Choudrant’s Marrisa Bennett won the individual title with a time of 21:02.7. Team members are pictured above with their championship trophy. First row, left to right: Lacey Futch, Lacey Hotard, Crisanna Weaver and Lena Johnson. Second row: Madeline McVay, Rachel Smith, Alayna Batterton, Emmy Aaron, Kate Posey and Katie Echols.

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Tech softball signs standout

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For the second time in the past three years, Louisiana Tech has signed the Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year in softball as head coach Mark Montgomery announced the addition of Taria Page.
“We have been watching Taria since her eighth grade year,” Montgomery said. “At 6-foot-2, she obviously has big-time power at the plate, but she also has such quick feet. Taria played shortstop for her travel team, but I look for her to compete at the corners at Louisiana Tech.

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Techsters downed by NSU

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NATCHITOCHES — Tiara Davenport scored a career-high 15 points and JaQuan Jackson added 12 points but Louisiana Tech couldn’t overcome a 4-of-36 performance from the 3-point line as Northwestern State defeated the Lady Techsters 69-57 at Prather Coliseum Tuesday night.

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November 18th

GriefShare helps during the holidays

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Tammy Saffel’s father didn’t attend her high school graduation. He didn’t see her off to college. He didn’t walk down the aisle at her wedding.
Saffel’s father died when she was 17. She still remembers that day in March 1991, and the unease that accompanied the holiday events that came eight months later.
“I remember dreading those things because it was never going to be the same,” she said.
Saffel, a licensed Christian counselor, wants to help area residents who are grieving the death of a family member or friend, and who may find themselves dreading the coming holiday season.

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Man found dead on Gill Street

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Police investigating incident as a homicide

Officers with the Ruston Police Department found a deceased black male early this morning.
Deputy Chief Clint Williams said that at approximately 4:16 a.m. RPD received the call of a possible deceased person in a wooded area off of Gill Street.
“Officers from the Uniform Patrol Division responded and located a deceased black male in the reported location,” he said. “Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division of the Ruston Police Department were immediately dispatched to the scene to being a follow-up investigation into the death.”

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