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September 19th, 2014

Techsters Tennis to play in Houston

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The Louisiana Tech tennis team begins its fall season this weekend in the Solinco Houston Open.

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Tech volleyball falls at Ole Miss

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Louisiana Tech fell victim to the undefeated Rebels from Ole Miss on Thursday night as the home team topped the Lady Techsters, 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-16), in the first match of the Rebel Classic at the Gillom Sports Center in Oxford.
Tech will next play Jackson State at 1:30 p.m today and then Lamar at 7:30 p.m.

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Community run paired with Mook 5

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“Run, Ruston Run’ a 5K cross country event hosted by Louisiana Tech University’s Agriculture Department and sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Visitors and Convention Bureau, will be held beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
The course will run across Tech Farm, starting on Ben Grafton Road off of Tech Farm Road.

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Prisoners of War honored nationally

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The third Friday in September is set aside as National POW/MIA Day. This annual event honors prisoners of war and those labeled missing in action, as well as their families. As they have for many years, Louisiana Tech University Air Force ROTC Cadets were stationed in front of the Ruston Civic Center as part of a silent vigil to raise awareness for and honor those who have made these sacrifices. The cadets will remain in front of the Civic Center for the entire day.

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Community breakfast brings honor to GSU founder

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The final preparations are underway as Grambling State University gears up for the annual Community Breakfast, which brings the community from near and far to Grambling to celebrate the university’s annual Founder’s Day festivities.
As a part of GSU’s Founder’s Week, Interim President Cynthia Warrick is inviting the university community and the general public to attend the annual Founder’s Week Fellowship Breakfast, scheduled for 8-10 a.m. Monday in the Black and Gold Room at the Favrot Student Union on campus.

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NLMC party is Oz ‘throwback’

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Senior Circle club to host

Seventy-five years after its debut people are still celebrating the Wizard of Oz.
Tami Davis, a marketing representative with the Northern Louisiana Medical Center, said she had always wanted to do a Wizard of Oz themed party for the Senior Circle.
“With the movie Wizard of Oz celebrating its 75th anniversary, it was the perfect opportunity,” she said.
While Senior Circle is a group that membership is required for, Davis said those who are not members can still join in the fun.

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Boys and Girls Club of NCLA holds fall events

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Golf tourney, Celebration of Hope slated for October

The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana are gearing up for two major events to come in October.
The first of the two events will be a Color of Hope Celebration golf tournament to be held Oct. 27 at Squire Creek Country Club, in Choudrant.
Janet Wilson, director of marketing for the club, said the tournament will begin at 7 a.m. for player check-in, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
“Depending on response an afternoon flight may also be offered,” she said.

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Chinese circus acrobats to perform at Dixie

Rays of red light stretch from the floor to the ceiling, forming a hazy pattern of strings on the black backdrop.
A single spotlight in the darkness bathes a circle on the stage floor below as a performer balances on a thin rectangle of wood. A hollow tube lying on its side serves as the only connection from the wood to the bench below.

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Rhapsody Quartet to sing

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Rhapsody Quartet will sing at Chili’s in Ruston at 1 p.m. Saturday to support the “Tackle Childhood Cancer with St. Jude” campaign. Members of the quartet are (from left) Carol Ogle, Sheila Nugent, Judy Sisson and Donna Fike. All are members of the Ruston-based Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines International.

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Proposals to make life easy

When Ruston’s Board of Aldermen approved the city’s updated zoning ordinance earlier this year, the board was determined that the public understand the newly revised regulations were part of a living, breathing document.
If more changes needed to be made in the future, they would be, aldermen said. In October, the board will have the opportunity to uphold that promise to the city residents and developers.

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