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April 23rd, 2014

Dubach man cited for turkey hunting violations

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — State wildlife and fisheries agents cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing charges in Union Parish.
On Saturday, agents cited 40-year-old Anthony J. Lewis for intentional concealment of wildlife evidence, failing to comply with turkey tagging requirements, hunting turkeys with no basic hunting and big game licenses and turkey stamp, criminal trespassing and operating an ATV on a public road.
Agents received an anonymous complaint about Lewis hunting on private property without permission near Dubach.

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Tech engineers win national design contest

Louisiana Tech University’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) won first place in the 2014 Best Senior Design Competition at the AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety held in New Orleans.
The Louisiana Tech team, comprised of Jessica Davis, Jayme Ferro and James J. Horton, presented their “Economic Optimization and Hazard Analysis of a Hydrofluoric Acid Catalyzed Alkylation Process” design to a panel of judges composed of professors and industry representatives.

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Cheers: Sterry sings at the Lincoln Center

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Courtney Sterry, granddaughter of Bill and Joyce Crowe of Ruston, recently performed with five choirs from across the nation at New York’s Lincoln Center. Sterry is a member of the Bellaire High School choir in Bellaire, Texas.

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PAWS of NELA to host ‘Super Adoption Day’

PAWS of Northeast Louisiana will host the 10th annual “Super Adoption Day” for pets in Monroe this month.

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Purifoy a pure joy for LP

Although only in fifth grade, Emma Purifoy is a name everyone needs to know.
A student at A.E. Phillip’s Lab School, Emma is an extraordinary young lady who was recognized for her achievements when she was awarded the title of “Louisiana Student of the Year” last week.
That means out of all the elementary students in the entire state, she was deemed the best — and — came from right here in Ruston.

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Guice answers higher calling

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Minutes before the thunderclouds thickened and the rain began to fall, Les Guice and his family planted a red maple tree on the alumni walkway leading to Louisiana Tech University’s Centennial Plaza.
Thirteen other trees were already growing along the walkway, each tree representing the tenure of a former Tech president. The red maple — Tree No. 14 — belongs to Guice.
The Monroe native who grew up in Bastrop became Tech’s 14th president on July 1. But it wasn’t until his formal investiture this month that things became real in a ceremonial kind of way.

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Techsters batter GSU in softball

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GRAMBLING — Hailey Winter and Katelynn Hill each drove home two runs to lead Louisiana Tech to a 10-1 run rule win over Grambling State Tuesday afternoon at the GSU Softball Field.
Tech (18-27) improved to 11-0 all-time against the Tigers (11-20) and swept the season series after defeating GSU 4-1 in Ruston in mid-February.
The Lady Techsters recorded 11 hits in the game while scoring runs in each of the first four innings while Pauline Tufi and Bianca Duran limited the Tigers to one run on four hits.

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Lady Aggies cruise after strong start

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CHOUDRANT — One theory is that the “Big Bang” was the start of our universe.
The Choudrant High School Lady Aggies used an early big bang of their own Tuesday as they took a 7-1 opening round win over Bell City in Class B softball playoff action at the CHS football field.
After opening with a strikeout, Choudrant pushed across six runs in the first inning as the Lady Aggies pulled away early and then let their defense do the rest.
Not that the rest was easy.

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Tech QB Young ends football career

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Louisiana Tech quarterback Scotty Young has elected to forego his final year of eligibility and end his collegiate football career after obtaining his degree from Louisiana Tech University this summer.
The decision to end his career comes as Young played in seven games making six starts last season for Tech.

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OCS edges past Cedar Creek

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No. 3 ranked Cedar Creek jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 8-6 to top-ranked Ouachita Christian on Tuesday.
A wild pitch gave OCS the lead in the fifth inning.
Aaron Hunt racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Cougars. He singled in the second and third innings.
The top of the second saw OCS take an early lead, 1-0.
Cedar Creek quickly matched OCS’ strong inning with a four-run inning of its own in the second.
The Cougars scored on an RBI single by Huff McIntosh, an RBI single by Hunt along with a sacrifice fly by Jacob Antee.

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