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March 9th, 2015

Pierian Club News

Bobette Banks graciously opened her home for the February club meeting.  Carol Johnson made a delicious Heath Bar cake and Beverly Sherman helped by adding cheese straws and Valentine candies before the plates were served to the members.
President Carol Young called the meeting to order and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect.  She thanked the hostesses for their lovely refreshments.

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Techster trio named All-CUSA

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Louisiana Tech saw a trio of players earn all-conference team awards as the Conference USA office released the list of honorees on Sunday afternoon.
Louisiana Tech senior Whitney Frazier earned first team all-conference honors while senior teammate Kelia Shelton earned second team accolades. Freshman Tiara Davenport earned a spot on the five-player all-freshman team.

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Bulldogs top seed in C-USA tourney

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Conference USA announced Saturday night the official brackets for the league tournament set to take place in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday-Saturday.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs earned a first round bye with the No. 1 seed by winning the C-USA regular season title. They will take on the winner of the No. 8 seed North Texas and No. 9 seed Rice at 8:30 p.m.Thursday in Legacy Arena (BJCC). That game will be televised on the American Sports Network.

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Bradshaw receives Rozelle award

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If laughter is the best medicine, then Terry Paxton Bradshaw has had the perfect prescription for success.
The former Louisiana Tech University star has been able to laugh at himself and the so-called “dumb” image that was placed on him as far back as during his Shreveport Woodlawn High playing days.
Remember the infamous “Terry couldn’t spell cat if you spotted him the ‘c’ and ‘a’” line from former Dallas Cowboy linebacker Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson?

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Bearcats strong in Altick tourney

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The Ruston High School Bearcats picked up three wins over the weekend at the Robert Altick tournament in Monroe, defeating Tioga 11-1 on Friday, and adding a pair of Saturday victories over Walker (2-1) and Northlake Christian (7 -1). Pictured is Bearcats catcher CJ Willis making a put out at home plate against Walker.

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Tech baseball rained out

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Sunday’s 1 p.m. baseball series finale between Lousisiana Tech and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was cancelled due to inclement weather in the Ruston area.
Tech was scheduled to go for the series sweep against the Islanders on Sunday, but the weather has once again forced a change in plans. This marks the second game this season that has been cancelled due to bad weather after last week’s midweek contest at Arkansas was called off as well.

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Ruston Farmers Market benefical to community

There’s something to be said about being able to buy fresh, locally grown produce from someone you might see at a town hall meeting or at the bank.
Getting to know the people who handle your food, and seeing them on a weekly basis interacting with other community members, is just one of the many benefits of the Ruston Farmers Market.

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Trip to the circus was unforgettable

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I joined the circus Sunday afternoon, and what an incredible experience it was.
My family and I ventured out to see the Barak Shriners Circus at the Monroe Civic Center. I’ll admit, Barnum and Bailey and Ringling Brothers it wasn’t, but a smaller scale didn’t prevent it from being a thrilling and fascinating experience, especially when part of your view is from the eyes of a seven-year-old.

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March 7th

Techsters topple USM

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Brandi Wingate and Kelia Shelton each scored 19 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 67-64 win over Southern Miss in the regular season finale before 1,514 fans at Reed Green Coliseum Saturday afternoon.
In a game that featured 22 lead changes and seven ties, Louisiana Tech (15-14, 10-8 C-USA) saw Chrisstasia Walter hit two free throws with 4.4 seconds to play to give the Lady Techsters the three-point advantage.

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‘Coon Dog’ makes big lift as legend

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On a recent week day morning at the Princeton Place, while working in a few more Z’s, I suddenly felt a tap on my shoulder.
“Wake up, Buddy,” I heard the voice say.
It wasn’t a voice that I was accustomed to hearing as an occupant of the Jack Lambert Room (No. 58) at this time in the morning. I figured it was one of the aides or a therapist.
Instead, peering down at me was the familiar face of one Billy Jack Talton.
He had come bearing a gift dear to my heart, as many of my friends have come to know.

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