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September 16th, 2014

Lady Techsters sweep past UAPB

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PINE BLUFF, Arkansas — In its first midweek match of the season, Louisiana Tech (5-5) traveled north to the state of Arkansas and defeated the Golden Lions of UAPB, 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-14), on Monday night at H.O. Clemmons Arena.
The Lady Techsters have now won three of their last four matches after the team placed second with two victories in Tech’s home tournament this past weekend.

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Show Bulldog football players appreciation

Congratulations to the Louisiana Tech University football team for one of its best starts in years.
Three weeks ago, following a season-opening 48-16 loss to perennial powerhouse and Top 5-ranked University of Oklahoma, some Bulldog fans seemed to have already written off the season.
Two games later — victories over significantly-favored teams coming off bowl wins last year — the Bulldogs stand at 2-1 with Northwestern State University, headed to Ruston this weekend.

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Composting saves valuable resources

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Fall is almost here and it’s about that time of the year to dust off the rakes and begin cleaning up all the leaves that fall from our trees. As we drive around we’ll see people burning and bagging tons of leaves and sticks from there yards.
It’s always made me wonder, as I watch the smoke coming from these piles, if it’s actually smoke signals trying to communicate to us that we are wasting a very valuable and free resource. It wouldn’t take much effort at all to turn those leaves into nutrient filled compost to use in our gardens and flower beds.

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September 15th

Dixie chandelier restored

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In an attempt to preserve a piece of aging Ruston history, the chandelier hanging in the Dixie Center for the Arts recently descended from its perch for cleaning.
Libby English, TITLE, said the Dixie is a good place for good family entertainment, and they were just adding to the center’s charm.
Jena Lee, a 25-plus year employee with Hart Associates, came when the chandelier was lowered, and according to English, meticulously cleaned and renovated the piece of history.

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Armed robbery suspect nabbed

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Ruston Police Department investigators have made another arrest in the Super 8 Hotel armed robbery occurring Aug. 31.
Public Information Officer Sgt. Clint Williams said detectives with the Criminal Investigative Division of the Ruston Police Department arrested Jacob Adam Barmore charging him with one count of armed robbery on Friday.
“This arrest stems from the continuing investigation into the armed robbery of the Super 8 Motel on Aug. 31,” Williams said. “Detectives were able to obtain probable cause and an arrest warrant was issued.”

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Bulldogs to tackle Breast Cancer in October

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Don’t be surprised if the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners hit the road out of historic Aillet Stadium next month completely wigged out.
That’s because on S Oct. 18, Northern Louisiana Medical Center will once again present “Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer,” its annual partnership with Tech athletics to battle breast cancer. This year all proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Wiggin Out, a local nonprofit that raises money to assist men, women and children who are undergoing cancer treatment with all proceeds staying in North Louisiana.

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Ladies crowned as Chicken Fest queens

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More queens for the 2014 Chicken Festival were crowned.
During Saturday night’s events the Petite Miss, Deb Miss, Junior Teen and Junior Teen were crowned.
Crowned Petite Miss Chicken Festival was Skylar Turman, the 9-year-old daughter of Tiffany Turman and Tommy Holmes, of Farmerville. She also won the Sportswear Award.
Tori Boyett, the 9-year-old daughter of Aaron and Charla Boyett, of Bernice, placed as first runner up and won the Interview Award and Photogenic Award. Tori was voted as Miss Congeniality by the other contestants and 2013 Queens.

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Tech soccer falls to Mississippi St.

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STARKVILLE, Mississippi — Louisiana Tech stood toe-to-toe with SEC foe Mississippi State but was unable to finish on multiple scoring opportunities as they dropped their first loss of the season, a 2-1 decision on Sunday afternoon at the MSU Soccer Field.
Tech (6-1-1) controlled the match in the midfield for most of the game, but consistency in play in the final third proved too costly.

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Tech volleyball to play at Arkansas-Pine Bluff

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Louisiana Tech will face off in its first midweek contest of the season as the Lady Techsters travel to take on UAPB at 7 p.m. today in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Tech (4-5) is coming off a second place showing in the team’s home tournament with wins over UTPA and New Orleans. The Golden Lions enter Monday night’s match with a 1-7 record, with their one victory coming over Alcorn State on Sept. 8.

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Commending local students

Three seniors from Lincoln Parish have attained to one of the highest academic honors a student can achieve. They’ve been selected as semi-finalists of the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Not only is this scholarship a time-honored tradition, but also it’s no easy feat. Less than 1 percent of high school students are chosen as semifinalists.
Hannah McNew, of Cedar Creek School, Austin Meng and Nicholas Ruff, both of Ruston High School, have been selected along with approximately 16,000 other semifinalists from all over the country.

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