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March 18th, 2015

Dunkin’ Dogs slam home win over CMU

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Texas A&M up next for Tech in second round of NIT
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The Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs proved Tuesday night that they’re future remains bright — the future over the next week or two, and the future for next season.
Tech’s younger players turned in their best game of the season as they helped lead the Bulldogs to victory in an 89-79 shootout over Central Michigan before a crowd of 6,904 in first-round action of the National Invitational Tournament at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Bulldogs move on to play at Texas A&M in the second round of the NIT. The time and date of that game had yet to be determined as of press time.

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Ruston’s Slaughter honored by NFF group

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Picture this scenario and file it away as one of the best success stories in Louisiana football lore.
Prior to his sophomore year in high school, Mickey Slaughter had never played a single down in the sport.
And then, when he did, he suited up as a 150-pound offensive lineman.
But by the time he had graduated from Alexandria’s Bolton High School, Slaughter was the starting quarterback and helped his team pull off a major upset of eventual state champion Lake Charles High.

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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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