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May 16th, 2014

Going for your dreams

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I remember seven years ago contemplating what my future would hold. It hadn’t been very long since I made the ultimate decision to not attend The Citadel.
For those of you not familiar with the school, it is a public military college located in Charleston, S.C., that is equivalent to attending Annapolis or West Point — the way it was put to me back then was Annapolis was for the Navy, West Point was for the Army and The Citadel was for those wanting to join the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation.

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The time for peachy art is almost here

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Weekend offers chance to view Pinkston’s art, chorus school set for Thursday
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It’s almost time for NCLAC’s 27th Annual Peach Art Exhibit! Artists of all ages may enter their artwork into the show on June 19 at the Ruston Civic Center.
Every year this is a fantastic showing of our region’s talent, including crafts, photography, paintings and drawings.

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Club News: Pierian Club

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Spring flowers led the way through a wooded area to the beautiful home of Mary Ayres. She invited members into the Easter decorated great room. Co-hostesses, Carol Young, Beverly Sherman and Virginia Cook, helped serve refreshments while members visited.

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ExxonMobil Foundation, employees show support for Tech

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Louisiana Tech University has received a generous gift of more than $168,000 from the ExxonMobil Foundation, as a part of its 2013 Educational Matching Program, to advance the Foundation’s efforts to support students and teachers in improving math and science education across the nation.

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May 15th

History in the making

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American landmarks come into focus for AEP students
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History teacher at A.E. Phillips Lab School Kristina Kaasab said she is grateful for the opportunity her students were able to experience last week as they toured Washington D.C.
“We took the trip so we could study the city’s history, culture and beauty,” Kaasab said. “We visited so many historical sites like the Smithsonian museums, Washington Monument and Capitol Hill, which helped our students to make real-world connections to what we study in the classroom.”

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Revving up to help

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Saturday dice run to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Local members of the North Central chapter of American Bikers Active Toward Education are celebrating Armed Forces Day by holding a Dice Run to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at 3 Docs Brewhouse, located at 2550 W. Alabama Ave. The cost is $25 per rider and $10 per passenger. The last bike out of the gate will be at 10:30 a.m.

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‘Sound of Music’ auditions set for Saturday, Monday

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Auditions for Ruston Community Theatre’s next production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s award winning musical “The Sound of Music” will be at The Dixie Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Monday.
“The Sound of Music” opens July 10 and will be directed by Dee Alexander.

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Tech professor receives regional advisor award

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Jun-Ing Ker, associate professor and program chair of industrial engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has won the 2014 Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE) Faculty Advisor Recognition Award for the Southeast Region.
The award recognizes a single faculty advisor from the 14-chapter region who has contributed to the IIE’s Southeast Region by supporting officers and student activities as a teacher, an advisor and a mentor.

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Club News: Littera Club

President Elect, Teri Fulton, entertained The Littera for the final meeting of the year in her home in its beautiful country setting on Jill Loop. Her co-hostesses were Joan Gordon, Linda Jean Rolf and Kathey Roane. The refreshments were served at tables decorated with colorful spring flowers. Cake and pink lemonade were enjoyed by the members during this time of fellowship.
President, Emily Baugh, called the meeting to order and welcomed the members and our new member Beverly Sherman. The Club Collect was led by Marion Gist and the Pledge of Allegiance by Joan Gordon.

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Cedar Creek: Students excel in local, state, national levels

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Top left: Cedar Creek geometry teacher Marilyn Hyams, left, Buddy Ball representative Edwin Davis and Cedar Creek Head of School Andrew Yepson.
Top right: Winners of the Cedar Creek Quilt Project to benefit Buddy Ball were Caroline Causey, left, and Brooke Evans, right, with geometry teacher Marilyn Hymans, center.
Bottom left: Cedar Creek seventh graders have qualified for Summer Studies through the Duke Talent Identification Program.

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