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April 21st, 2014

Inside Tech Baseball to air

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Louisiana Tech head coach Wade Simoneaux will join Bulldog broadcaster Dave Nitz in the studio for his weekly one-hour edition of Inside Bulldog Baseball, which airs tonight at 6 p.m. on KNBB 97.7 FM.
Nitz and Simoneaux will sit down at the local ESPN studios to recap Louisiana Tech’s three-game conference road series against Southern Miss. The two will also take a look at the upcoming three-game non-conference series with Alabama A&M, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday.

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MOD To Peel Open A Good Time

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For the fifth consecutive year in a row, Community Trust Bank will continue to do its part in support of the March of Dimes.
The fifth annual March of Dimes Crawfish Boil and Silent Auction is set to be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Community Trust Bank Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St.
Tickets for this annual event can be purchased prior to or at the event itself. Tickets for four pounds of crawfish, corn, potato and a drink are $25. To-go orders are available.

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RPD to take back drugs

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The Ruston Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies on Saturday to focus on removing potentially dangerous controlled dangerous substances from the nation’s medicine cabinet.
According to the 2011 Substances Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), twice as many Americans regularly abused prescription drugs than the number that regularly used cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin and inhalants combined.

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Tech’s Top DAWG contest set for Friday

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Project displays for innovative and creative products and services developed by students at Louisiana Tech University will be presented during the TOP DAWG New Venture Championship Friday in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus.

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Awards dinner set for May

During a May 8 banquet at Squire Creek, three entities that have made significant contributions to this area will be honored.
Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business will induct prominent businessmen James Davison and Glen Post into the College of Business Hall of Fame, while the Chamber of Commerce will honor Ruston Florist as the 2014 Business of the Year.

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Tour of Piney Hills set to roll in on May 3

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The month of May is National Bike Month - a celebration of cycling established by the League of American Bicyclists, so what better time of the year for our TOUR of PINEY HILLS, here in Ruston. The 4th Edition of TPH, following on last year’s successful new venue and revised routes north-west of town, will this year again be staged from Ruston Junior High School, come Saturday May 3rd.

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French faculty give presentations

Dolliann Hurtig, an associate professor of French at Louisiana Tech University, and Marie Glévéau, Fulbright teaching assistant in French from Rennes, France, made a presentation at the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers spring conference in Shreveport.
Their presentation, “Allons au Cinema,” delivered in French, reflects how much Francophone cinema is appreciated in America and abroad. 
The Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers’ Association is a statewide association whose membership includes elementary, high school and university educators.

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Pet of the week

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Gloria came to 4 Paws barely alive when she was a puppy. With the care of a special volunteer she is now ready for her loving home. She loves to take baths and likes to do sleepovers with her special volunteer. A terrier mix, she is golden in color. She would be a great family pet. Adoption fees are $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. Come see all the dogs at the shelter, located at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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April 19th

O.K.'s Corral: Some athletes just can’t stay out of trouble

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Here we go again.
Another chapter has been added to the “Boys Gone Wild” book in professional sports.
Or, specifically, the National Football League.
In earlier segments, such culprits as Darren Sharper, Pacman Jones and Aaron Hernandez were scrutinized for their less than Good Housekeeping behavior.
Now we have two players from the San Francisco 49ers and one from the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks who have graced the non-game report area of the sports section.

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Bearcats snuff out ASH

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RHS in control of District 2-5A baseball race after taking series win
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In an all-important District 2-5A showdown against Alexandria Senior High School, the Ruston High Bearcats took care of business before starting their holiday celebration.
Ruston won two of three games over ASH, maintaining a one-game lead over the Trojans in the district race.
David Burkhalter threw a one-hitter to lead the Bearcats to the Game 1 win, striking out nine Spartans in the process to pick up the victory.
Garrett Soileau led RHS offensively in the opener with a two-RBI home run while Ben LeBlanc and Seth White added two hits each.

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