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March 20th, 2014

Raw milk mulled over

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Lawmakers consider new bill
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Local advocates of legalizing the sale of raw milk say the issue is primarily one of giving consumers a choice.
“I bet you not a week goes by that somebody doesn’t ask us for milk,” Tom Faber, a Ruston dairy goat farmer, said.
But Faber can’t sell his goat’s milk. Neither can dairy cattle farmers sell their non-pasteurized whole milk. Selling raw milk is illegal in Louisiana.

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New bill benefits ULRWSI

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A bill allowing the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative to purchase land in the Old D’Arbonne State Park as the site of a water treatment plant is on its way to the full Senate for approval.
The Senate Natural Resource Committee approved Sen. Mike Walsworth’s bill Wednesday. The bill, SB 430, allows the state to sell 21.5 acres of the old park property to the ULRWSI at the $65,000 appraised price.

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Bulldogs fight to the finish

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Tech outlasts Iona in National Invitational Tournament scoring marathon
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The annual Jimmy Mize track meet seemingly got off to an early start Wednesday night at Louisiana Tech University.
But this track meet took place inside the Thomas Assembly Center as the Bulldogs won by a nose, edging past Iona 89-88 in first round action of the National Invitational Tournament.
Tech will now head to Athens, Ga., to face the Georgia Bulldogs at 10 a.m. Saturday in a contest that will be televised by ESPN.

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‘Hoss’ Garrett Relays to run today at RHS

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Ruston High School will play host to the annual “Hoss” Garrett Relays today at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Throwing events will begin at 3:15 p.m. while the running events are set for a 5 p.m. start.
Joining the Ruston teams in competition will be teams from Bastrop, Captain Shreve, Jonesboro-Hodge, Rayville and Simsboro.

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Choudrant falls against Lakeside

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Choudrant High School second baseman Matthew Bullock made this throw to first for an out Tuesday, but that didn’t prevent the Aggies from falling 3-2 to Lakeside.

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Grambling defeated on road at Arkansas

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FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas baseball team (11-7) completed its mid-week sweep of Grambling State (3-17) and earned its third victory in a row with an 8-0 win on Wednesday in Baum Stadium.
The victory was Arkansas’ second shutout of the season and completed the team’s third sweep of 2014. The Razorbacks once again jumped out to an early lead, scoring two in the first and three in the third. Arkansas added three more in the sixth to complete the scoring.

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Sports Briefs

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Ole Miss tops Tech softball
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss pitchers Carly Hummel, Shelby Jo Fenter and Madi Osias combined to toss a no-hitter while leading the Rebels to a 3-0 win over Louisiana Tech Wednesday night in Oxford.
Tech pitchers Bianca Duran and Pauline Tufi surrendered only three runs but it was enough as the Lady Techsters only had one base runner against the Rebel trio of arms in the circle.

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Visiting GSU professor: Students need more math

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GRAMBLING — Brett Sims, who actually loves math, has a deep concern: “Students know less mathematics today with more technology than when my father was in school and they had no technology.
“Knowing math means knowing yourself and knowing your surroundings, and we all need to know those things,” he said.
Sims, an associate mathematics professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York, returned to Grambling State University to deliver the Region Endowed Chair Lecture Series at Carver Hall late last month.

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Beta Sigma Phi celebrates sweethearts

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The La Laureate Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held the Light Up My Heart Valentine Sweetheart Dinner on Feb. 14 at Calvert Crossing. Members, spouses and guests enjoyed a buffet dinner. Linda Richmond was honored as the 2013-14 Sweetheart of the chapter.
Pictured above are members Pat Edington, Marlen Waters (chairperson) and Mary Calloway.
Pictured below is 2013-14 Sweetheart Linda Richmond being introduced by Bill Brown.

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Club News

Long Leaf Pine Chapter DAR
Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1 p.m. March 4 at Trinity United Methodist Church with 13 members and 3 guests present. 
Regent Melissa Wiygul opened the meeting with the DAR ritual and conducted chapter business.
Secretary Kara Giddings read the minutes and they were approved. Treasurer Anne Hough gave the treasurer’s report. 
Wiygul read the President General’s message and presented several historical quotes from the “National Defender” concerning patriotism and the Flag.  

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