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March 14th, 2014

Sports Briefs

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Tech baseball travels to Florida Atlantic
With two straight wins under their belts, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will travel to the “Sunshine State” to take on Florida Atlantic in a three-game Conference USA road series beginning at 5:30 p.m. today in Boca Raton, Fla.
The Bulldogs come into this weekend with a 6-10 overall record and a 1-2 mark in league play, while FAU is 12-6 on the season and will also enter the series with a 1-2 league record.
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Tech’s Hadnot to compete in NCAA Championships

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Bearcats fall in pair of games

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Ruston High School’s Seth White (right) safely slid into second base Thursday, but that didn’t stop the Bearcats from falling 3-2 to Airline at the Vikings’ tournament. In an earlier game, Benton defeated Ruston 4-2.

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Louisiana coast losing out

Every hour, Louisiana loses a chunk of coastline the size of a football field. That means in any given half day, water swallows a hunk of the state equal to the combined playing fields at Louisiana Tech University’s Joe Aillet Stadium, Grambling State University’s Eddie Robinson Stadium, Ruston High School’s L. J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium and Cedar Creek School’s stadium.
Scientists say over the centuries, shifts in the course of the Mississippi River and other natural processes have contributed significantly to the wetlands loss.

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Daylight saving a waste of time

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Our first full work week after daylight saving time is coming to an end today. And I will admit, I rather enjoyed having all day Sunday and Monday to sort of recuperate from lack of sleep.
But there were many of those who were not afforded that luxury due to their current work place’s protocol.
There has been some school of thought on just doing away with the idea of time springing and falling.

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The value of an HBCU

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Are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) a good route?
When a young adult is a junior or senior in high school they start submitting applications to colleges and wonder what school would be best for them to attend for the next four years.

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‘Movement’ reception set for 2 p.m. Sunday

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This weekend is the opening reception for the current art exhibition at Crescent City Coffee. NCLAC partners with Crescent City on quarterly exhibitions of art by some of our region’s emerging artists.
The show that’s currently on display is titled “Movement,” and exhibits the work of photographers Emily Cruz and Laura Guidry. The reception will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
The work by these two artists expresses the mechanisms that can be found in movement, through the use of bicycles and the everyday actions of the blind.

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GHS art exhibit up until Thursday

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Grambling State University is currently hosting the annual High School Art Exhibition through Thursday. Included in the exhibition are art works by high school students from North Louisiana.

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Dorothy Mae Hayden

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Funeral Services for Dorothy Mae Hayden will be Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM.at Owens Memorial Chapel.  Mrs. Dorothy  was born on April 11, 1929 in Dubach, Louisiana to Paul and Ion Bagwell.  She departed this life on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the age of 84 after a brief illness. 

She is survived by one daughter: Linda A and husband Mark Combs; one granddaughter: Kelly Flowers; one great grandson: A.J. Flowers; she is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews who were precious to her.  Mrs. Hayden is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

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Roxie Maxine Washam

Roxie Maxine Washam, affectionately known as “Mac”, was born October 7, 1944 to Mary Evelyn Brantley Washam and Arthur Chesley Washam and left this life to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2014. 

She is survived by her mother, Evelyn, of Farmerville; her two sisters, Jean Washam Hollis and husband, Steve, of Ruston; Leah L. L. Washam, of Monroe; and three nieces Maradith Jean Hollis of Mobile, Alabama, Lily Claire Washam-Coggins of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Kerry W. Harrell and husband Kevin of Fernandina Beach, Florida.  She is pre-deceased by her daddy, Arthur C. Washam.

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NOTICE TO Bidders

NOTICE TO Bidders
Sealed bids will be received by the Lincoln Parish School Board, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud for the following project:
Purchase New Bleachers for Choudrant High School

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