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April 23rd, 2015

Community walks for a cure

The Lincoln Parish annual Relay for Life is from 6 p.m. to midnight on April 24 at the Louisiana Tech University track.
Relay for Life benefits the American Cancer Society. It is the world’s most impactful and largest fundraising event to end cancer. Communities across the globe unite to remember people who have been lost to cancer, celebrate people who have battled cancer and to take action against the fight against cancer.

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Littering fines should be increased

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While driving on Interstate 20 recently, my journey took me to five states:  Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. I couldn’t help but notice the differences in each state with litter.  And, I was amazed at the differences in each state’s fines for littering. 

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Local Eco-car teams make me proud

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Cars never interested me.
I do not like the corny car commercial. The one sport I really do not watch is NASCAR and I drive an 18-year-old SUV that I do not plan on throwing away for at least another four years — that is, if it does not break down on me.
Even graduating from Louisiana Tech University, a school known for it’s engineering department, where I may have befriended an engineer student and gained interest, I was still never interested in learning about how cars worked.
My only love for anything vehicular was Disney’s film “Cars.”

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Tech entrepreneurs selected to compete in TOP DAWG

Eleven teams of student entrepreneurs from Louisiana Tech University emerged from the preliminary round of the TOP DAWG New Venture Championships last week and will compete in the final round Friday.
The teams to reach the final round are as follows:
• BetaFlix: delivers a visual, interactive method of teaching tomorrow’s workforce that enhances the ability to learn and retain knowledge and skills.
• Delta Advising Group: provides study abroad students with online mentoring services, based on a network of students, alumni and universities around the world.

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Diamond ’Dogs complete ULM sweep

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MONROE — Taylor Love hit a three-run home run in the seventh as Louisiana Tech (19-19) held off a ninth-inning ULM (20-21) rally to defeat the Warhawks, 5-4, and sweep the season series Wednesday night at Warhawk Field in Monroe.

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Tech softball falls at McNeese

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LAKE CHARLES — For the second straight night and the third time in the last five games, Louisiana Tech came up on the short end of a one-run contest, this time falling 3-2 at McNeese State on Wednesday night.
Trailing 3-2 heading into its final at bat, Tech loaded the bases in the top of the seventh with no outs with the heart of its order at the plate. However, McNeese State reliever Jamie Allred retired Anna Cross on an infield pop-up and then struck out Pauline Tufi and Bianca Duran to end the game.

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’Cats fall at Pineville

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Caden Doga blasted a home run on this pitch, but that didn’t stop Pineville from defeating Ruston High School 3-2 in ann extra eighth inning Wednesday in game two of the three-contest District 2-5A series between the teams.

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Lady ’Cats win district meet

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The Ruston High School Lady Bearcats easily won the District 2-5A meet in Natchitoches Wednesday, cruising past second-place finisher Natchitoches Central 178-121. Pictured above is Lady Bearcat Adaiza Austin placing first in the 1,600 meter run with a time of 5:40.64. The Bearcats boys team place second to Pineville, falling 157-107 with West Monroe finishing third with 106 points. Pictured below is Ruston Keitavious Walter finishing first in the 100m dash with a time of 10.55

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Tech’s south end zone seats sold out

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Although the south end zone facility of Joe Aillet Stadium is still months away from being completed, Louisiana Tech Athletic Department officials confirmed today that the 302-seat club level is completely sold out for the upcoming season.
The premier seating location in north Louisiana for Bulldog fans to watch their favorite team play on home weekend’s during the fall includes an all-inclusive dining experience and wide, cushioned chairs in the 5,000-square foot lounge space.

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April 22nd

Bridal boutique open for business

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Jessie Madden, a 27-year-old wife and mother, opened The Smart Bridal Boutique Saturday.
The store operates out the back part of Bill’s Appliance Services, located at 104 W. Alabama Avenue, every other Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Madden grew up in Ada Taylor, but she attended school in Ruston, she said.
“I have lived in the country all of my life,” Madden said. “I used to run around in princess dresses in the pasture and get mud all over myself.”
A few years ago, Madden worked at a bridal store, where she found her passion
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