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February 27th

Women’s conference features Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

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Temple Baptist Church will host the 15th annual Women’s Refreshment and Renewal Conference on March 24.
Women of all ages are invited to attend this year’s event, which is themed “The Pursuit of Peace.”
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, a Louisiana native, author and radio host, will serve as this year’s keynote speaker. Tomlinson is the publisher of the website All Things Southern and the host of a daily radio show and weekly video segment by the same name. She also writes a weekly inspirational column in The News Star and a monthly column for Louisiana Road Trips.

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The life and times of GSU’s ‘Soul Roe’

Local resident reflects on his career working with famous musicians

Bruce Roebuck, “Soul Roe,” worked at Grambling State University for 11 years. During that time he was responsible for acquiring musical acts for GSU events, namely the Bayou Classic and Spring Fest.
In particular, Roebuck recalled meeting Etta James at the 1988 Bayou Classic. Each year either Grambling or Southern State University would host the Bayou Classic.
The GSU National Alumni Association sponsored the concerts.

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RCT to present ‘Wrong Window’

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Ruston Community Theatre will present “Wrong Window,” a comedy whodunit written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore It is directed by Mitch Dufour and sponsored by Richard Lewis and family.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Off-and-on New York couple Marnie and Jeff enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their cross-courtyard neighbor do away with his wife.

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Pet of the Week

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Dingo is a young black and tan coonhound mix. He’s a medium-size dog weighing in at 40 pounds. Dingo is leash-trained. He is neutered and current on shots. Contact 251-DOGS to meet Dingo.

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Techsters defeat UTPA

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In the first contest of a quadruple header for Louisiana Tech Athletics Saturday afternoon, the Lady Techster tennis team defeated Texas-Pan American 6-1 at the Lady Techster Tennis Complex.
Tech improves to 5-2 on the year while the Broncos are now 1-4.
The Lady Techsters began the afternoon by winning all three doubles matches to pick up the doubles point as the team of seniors Elne Barnard and Anna Zurek shutout the team of Malin Andersen and Suncica Strkic 8-0 at the No. 1 position.

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Tech track duo earns top awards

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Trey Hadnot is only beginning to have a “gold rush.”
That’s what happens when you’re in your second season of collegiate track and field competition and you’re toppling the opposition seemingly every other minute.
The former Ruston High School star continued his amazing, quick-to-stardom career at Louisiana Tech University this weekend by being chosen as the indoor Male Track Athlete of the Year for the Western Athletic Conference at the league’s annual indoor meet held in Boise, Idaho.

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Tech women capture title

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Louisiana Tech University won a pair of Sunday games in two different fashions to capture the title for the 2012 Gold Pub and Grill Classic hosted by Southern Mississippi.
The Lady Techsters (6-7) defeated Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 2-1 in a pitcher’s duel during the early morning hours and then came back a few hours later to defeat the host Southern Miss Golden Eagles 13-6 in a slugfest. Tech ended the two-day event with a 3-1 record, earning it the tournament championship crown.

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Bulldogs edged by Cowboys

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Trevor Petersen pitched 6.2 innings, as the Louisiana Tech University baseball team fell to McNeese State, 4-3 Sunday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The Bulldogs’ five-game win streak ended, as Tech dropped to 5-3 on the season, while the Cowboys are 2-4 on the year.
McNeese State struck first as the Cowboys scored one run in the top of the third to take a 1-0 lead over Tech.

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Celebrate La.’s 200th birthday

Louisiana was admitted as the 18th state of the Union nearly 200 years ago this April.
Since then, Louisiana has not only grown economically, but culturally as well. Reflecting on its origins as a colony under both French and Spanish rule, Louisiana’s path to becoming a state was not easy.
According to louisianabicentennial2012.com, federal law required citizens of a newly admitted territory to apply to Congress for statehood.

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The many views of tattoos

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As time goes on, tattoos are slowing becoming more accepted, right? You can see evidence of this in the number of people who have tattoos and still hold respectable job positions.
It’s rumored that 34 of the 45 presidents have or had a tattoo at some point.
However, a little known fact is that Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, had an anchor tattoo on his right arm.

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