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GUNAA awards scholarships

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The Ruston Chapter of Grambling University National Alumni Association scholarship committee has awarded two recipients for a total of $1,000 in book scholarships for the 2013 School Year.
To be eligible for the scholarships, recipients must be a first-time undergraduate student enrolled at Grambling State University, hold a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, demonstrate good character, citizenship, dependability and financial need.

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English classes study China, students honored

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Conner’s English classes
Mrs. Conner’s English classes would like to thank Michael Bishop’s grandfather for coming to speak to them. The English classes read a novel titled “Chinese Cinderella.” The book is about a young girl who grew up in China during the time of French concessions, World War II and the communist takeover.

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Rail-thin Appleby plays ‘big’

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Sophomore guard has calm demeanor for Bulldogs
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Raheem Appleby, on his best day in the buffet line at Johnny’s Pizza, probably could walk out and still be lighter than a bread box.
He’s so thin that he could turn sideways and be missed.
He’s listed in the official 2012-13 basketball guide at Louisiana Tech University weighing 160 pounds.

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Reis book has inspiring message

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Ex-Super Bowl hero, father helping others overcome challenges
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When Chris Reis recovered that famous onside kick for the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV, little did he know about its far-reaching impact.
More than just a momentum changing play in the ultimate game, it was a recovery that will last a lifetime.
And not just in the sports world, where it went into the record books as the first recovery of an onside kick prior to the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl.

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Techsters tripped

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ­­— Lulu Perry scored 14 points and Whitney Frazier added 11 points, but Arkansas-Little Rock used a 14-0 run midway through the first half to pull away for a 74-52 win over Louisiana Tech Wednesday night at the Jack Stephens Center.
UALR (14-7), which entered the game ranked in the top five in the country in defense, held the Lady Techsters (9-11) to only 32 percent shooting (19-60) from the field while outrebounding Tech 48-35. The Trojans also recorded 11 blocked shots in the game.

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’Dogs have C-USA slate lined up

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Louisiana Tech’s inaugural Conference USA football slate has been set and the Bulldogs’ first league game will be on Sept. 14 against in-state rival Tulane at Joe Aillet Stadium, as the league announced its 2013 composite schedule Wednesday.
Tulane will make its first trip to Ruston to face the Bulldogs since 1911 on Sept. 14. The two in-state teams have not faced each other since the 1998 season when the Green Wave was ranked 11th in the nation. Tulane was 2-10 last year in Curtis Johnson’s first year as head coach.

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January 30th

Honoring leaders

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GSU to recognize distinguished awardees

GRAMBLING — Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue has named five Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership awardees, including the mayor of Grambling, a civil rights activist, educational pioneers and medical doctors.
The award categories and the awardees are: Charles Drew for Science and Technology Award: Drs. Richard and Edith Rayford — Fannie Lou Hamer Community Service and Leadership Award; Valena Lane and Grambling Mayor Edward Jones — Kara Vaughn Jackson Education Award; Lamore J. Carter — Madame C. J. Walker Business Award and Calvin Wilkerson, posthumously.

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Storm causes damage, outages

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Tuesday night’s storm caused damage and power outages within the parish. Darrell Caraway, City of Ruston light and power operations manager, said approximately 1,300 residents lost power at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of town near Eastland Avenue and South Farmerville Street. Jim Pesnell, customer service manager for Entergy, said throughout Entergy’s local service area approximately 1,000 people lost power, the majority of whom live in Lincoln Parish. He said all customers should have their power back by the end of the day. Pictured is a home, located at 4110 U.S.

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Tech production looks at relationships

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The Louisiana Tech University School of Performing Arts is set to present “Proof,” a play that explores the human element of relationships.
“It is a study in common relations,” Paul B. Crook, director of recruiting for the department of theatre, said. “It explores the fragility of the human existence, how relationships are formed and how they are maintained.”

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H.E.L.P. Agency to distribute food

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The H.E.L.P. Agency will begin taking applications for USDA donated food distributed to needy families under The Emergency Food Assistance Program. All households who desire to participate must complete an Application/Declaratory Statement of Eligibility in order to receive commodities.
If a person completed an application between May 1, 2012 and Nov. 30, 2012, it is not necessary to complete a new application.

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