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March 14th, 2014

GHS art exhibit up until Thursday

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Grambling State University is currently hosting the annual High School Art Exhibition through Thursday. Included in the exhibition are art works by high school students from North Louisiana.

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March 13th

Proceeds from event benefit MOD

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Ruston’s got plenty of talent, and in April residents will have the opportunity to prove it.
The third annual Ruston’s Got Talent event is set to take the stage at 6:30 p.m. April 3 at the Dixie Center for the Arts, and the deadline to sign up is quickly approaching. Those interested in displaying their talents must submit their $30 entry fee along with their applications by March 20.
Cindy Hockenjos, event coordinator, said the event is open to a large variety of talents.
“Past talents include singing, dancing, pianists, gymnasts, baton twirling,” Hockenjos said.

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Walk in her shoes

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Sorority, fraternity help raise abuse awareness

As part of a worldwide movement, the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, along with Kappa Sigma Fraternity is sponsoring the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.”
Terri Queen Autrey, a DART community advocate, said the event has received massive amounts of media attention and at the same time has raised millions of dollars for domestic violence and sexual assault centers. 
“Seriously — I have seen posters for this event in the Canadian Rockies, in Europe and all over the United States,” Autrey said. “ I have heard of events in Australia and Italy.”

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Stage to give back

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Stage is turning the month of March into “30 Days of Giving.”  All Stage customers who visit the Ruston store through March 30 will be invited to donate to Wiggin’ Out, an organization that provides local cancer patients who cannot afford a wig or have other needs while undergoing treatment. 
As a special “thank you,” Stage is giving every donor a Community Counts Savings Pass that entitles shoppers to a 30 percent discount on regular, sale and clearance items. This Savings Pass also provides, for the first time ever, 10 percent off “Yes! Items” and most cosmetics and fragrances.

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FBC to hosts Women’s R&R Conference

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The 17th annual Women’s R&R Conference will be on Saturday at First Baptist Church, located at 200 S. Trenton St.
Leading up to the conference sessions, the initial phase of registration/refreshments begins at 7:15 a.m. in the atrium of FBC, and “Session One” starts at 8:15 a.m. in the FBC Sanctuary. The schedule of sessions for this area wide event ends at 1 p.m.

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Lady Techsters continue tourney surge

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Team becomes lowest seed ever to reach a conference quarterfinal contest
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EL PASO, Texas — Louisiana Tech sophomore Lulu Perry went from the outhouse to the penthouse in less than two minutes Wedbesday night.
The sophomore guard from Benton committed a critical turnover coming out of a timeout with just over three minutes to play, allowing No. 6 seed Charlotte to tie the game at 51 on a pair of free throws by Ny Hammonds with 3:06 to play.

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Bulldogs set to start postseason play

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Top-seeded Tech to face Charlotte tonight in C-USA quarterfinals
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EL PASO, Texas — There are a lot of similarities in this year’s team and last year’s team — a 25-win season, a share of a conference championship and a No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.
However, the big difference is momentum. Instead of going into the Conference USA tourney on a two-game losing streak like last season, Louisiana Tech is on a four-game winning streak and playing some of its best basketball.
The Bulldogs look to carry that momentum into the quarterfinal matchup against No. 9 Charlotte at 9:30 tonight inside the Don Haskins Center.

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GSU hoops teams’ seasons come to end

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HOUSTON (AP) — Aaric Murray scored 18 points and blocked six shots as second-seeded Texas Southern won its seventh game in a row after beating No. 10 seed Grambling State 79-54 on Wednesday in a Southwestern Athletic Conference quarterfinal game.
Murray, named the conference player and defensive player of the year, made 5 of 7 shots and went 8 for 11 from the free throw line. In the regular season he averaged 21.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks.
Madarious Gibbs had 15 points for Texas Southern (17-14) and D’Angelo Scott added 13 and grabbed 10 rebounds.

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Diamond ’Dogs top GSU

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Louisiana Tech (6-10) put up five runs in the bottom of the seventh, while the Bulldog pitching staff allowed just one run on the night to help clinch an 8-1 victory over Grambling State (3-12) Wednesday night at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
With the score knotted at 1-1 after four innings of play, Tech pushed across one run in both the fifth and sixth innings for a 3-1 lead before breaking open the game in the seventh with five runs to defeat Grambling for the 19th straight time. The Bulldogs now hold a 21-3 series record over the Tigers.

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Cougars off to strong start

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A six-run explosion in the third inning spurred Cougars to an 11-2 win in seven innings over Choudrant on Saturday.
Jacob Brown had two extra-base hits for Cougars. He tripled in the fourth inning and doubled in the sixth inning.
Grant Clary baffled Choudrant, striking out seven batters. Clary allowed two earned runs on three hits and four walks over seven innings.
The Cougars’ Cole Frasier, Jacob Brown and Aaron Hunt combined for six hits and four RBIs.

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