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June 28th

Reneau comments on Tech, LSU talk

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Over the past few weeks, quite a bit of media attention has been given to discussions in Baton Rouge about moving Louisiana Tech University from the University of Louisiana System (ULS) to the LSU System. Although this is not a new idea, it has resulted in a number of questions from faculty, staff and supporters as to what it means for the future of Louisiana Tech. To that end, I wanted to provide you with my perspective and position on this matter.

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Peach Fest offers variety

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Visitors from all over came out Saturday to view what vendors had to offer at the 2011 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival.
Attendees that stepped inside the Ruston Civic Center to cool off were able to purchase homemade arts and crafts as well as a variety of other items.

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Area gardeners need rain dance performance

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The water situation is getting critical for many plants that have no irrigation.
Plants, especially trees or large shrubs that were planted last year, have not had time to grow an extensive root system to maintain a good size top and this drought is definitely taking its toll. Sprinkler systems may not get the water down to the roots.

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Senior Extravaganza planned in Gibsland

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Community Coordinating Council, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing enriching and educational experiences for senior citizens in a four-parish area (Bienville, Claiborne, Lincoln and Union).
For the fifth year this organization, along with State Rep.Richard Gallot, Jr. will sponsor a Senior Extravaganza.

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Eastern Star donates to NAMI Ruston

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Recently, the Ruston Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Ruston) was given a $1,000 donation from the Esther Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation.
This donation was made possible by the efforts of Christene Jones-Williams of Dubach, district deputy grand matron (D.D.G.M.) for the 15th district in the state of Louisiana.
On June 4 Jones-Williams was given the honor of being named the district deputy grand matron, Prince Hall Affiliated for the year 2011-2012 for the state of Louisiana.

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Hadnot earns state honor

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Ex-RHS star named state’s top first-year trackster
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So going from high school to college in track and field is supposed to be difficult, huh?
Apparenty not for Trey Hadnot.
The former Ruston High School star did just fine during the 2011 season.
Not only did he excel in the sprints and relays for Louisiana Tech University, but he also obviously impressed the voters on the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana team.

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RPAR FOCUS

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1. What is the most important thing for one to get totally involved in a running ot training program?: It’s about getting your mind right. If you are not mentally ready to commit 100 percent, you will not get the results that you are looking for.

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Allick killed in Connecticut

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Former Bulldogs’ hoopster was close to earning degree
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Former Louisiana Tech Bulldog basketball letterman Donnell Allick was shot and killed recently in New Haven, Conn.
Allick, 31, was a New Haven Register all-state basketball pick in 1997-98, and after attending Winchendon School in Massachusetts, went on to play for Providence College and then Tech.

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June 27th

2011 Diaper Derby revs up

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Little racers crawl, toddle, ride to victories
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The 28th annual Diaper Derby brought out a large crowd on Saturday as people came in from the 2011 Squire Creek Peach Festival Parade.
Parents, grandparents and siblings cheered on their favorite baby to see who would win the trophy for being the fastest.

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About 600 lose power

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For the second week in a row, hundreds of Ruston power customers were left in the dark.
This time, the duration of the outage was shorter, beginning shortly after 8 a.m. and lasting for about 20 minutes.
City of Ruston Power and Light Manager Darrell Caraway said about 600 customers in the downtown area lost power this morning after Circuit No. 5 — the same one as last week — was affected.

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