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February 22nd, 2013

Elli Dickerson donates hair to Pink Hearts

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On Dec.26, Elli Dickerson donated 10 inches of her hair to Pink Hearts Fund in Mississippi. This was Elli's second hair donation to Pink Hearts. She has donated more than 20 inches of hair total.

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Proper property move for LPPJ

It’s only right.
Property-owners in Lincoln Parish have to pay property taxes. But some owners of seemingly abandoned property have not been paying taxes, thereby taking money from parish coffers.
But now the Lincoln Parish Police Jury finally has a plan for selling adjudicated property following last week’s LPPJ meeting. The jury at that meeting passed a motion to accept a proposal from Gilmore Auction and Realty Company based out of Kenner for adjudicated property disposition services in Lincoln Parish.

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A quick trip down memory lane

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Do you remember the first time someone called you a “rat fink” and you double-dog dared them to call you that again?
How about “eeny-meeny-minny-moe”? If you turned out to be “moe,” you were either in, out or it.
I have many nostalgic friends; consequently, I receive many nostalgic emails. This has something to do with our age, but we don’t care.
Credit goes to “anonymous” for creating text, containing a list of memory flash cards, which allowed me the idea to paraphrase the following.
Yes, it’s funny how time slips away. It’s been so long now and it seems it was only yesterday.

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Weighing the options of dressing

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As a woman, there is a significant amount of pressure to be attractive at all times.
We spend extra time in the morning to apply that additional layer of mascara or try to straighten out that one wave in our hair.
Some women even go to the extent of waking up hours before it is necessary to primp themselves for the day.
We dress for ourselves, school, work and even other people.

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Parish boys in regional play

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Ruston and Choudrant go on the road and three other teams remain at home.
That’s the situation facing Lincoln Parish’s representation in the boys’ division of the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association basketball regional playoffs tonight.
The Bearcats (26-6) travel to New Iberia to meet Westgate (20-7) in Class 5A and the Aggies (27-12) head to Hornbeck (28-6) in Class B.

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Dubach girls are 80-55 winner

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Dubach High’s girls registered consecutive victory No. 18 with an 80-55 domination of Reeves (10-22) in the regional round of the Class C Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs Thursday night.
The win advanced No. 2 seeded Dubach into a quarterfinal round home assignment against Atlanta (19-8) Monday night.
Dubach (28-1) featured 30 points from All-State candidate Sue Key, who had 24 of her points at halftime when the Lady Hornets were up 49-31.

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Tech softballers keeping foes on ‘run’

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Judging from their first nine games, there’s a good chance that Louisiana Tech University’s softball team will be on the run aplenty in this weekend’s University of Southern Mississippi tournament.
An amazing statistic already on the Lady Techsters’ early season ledger is this: they’ve stolen 34-of-35 bases while compiling a 5-4 record.
In the entire 2012 season, Tech had only 27 stolen bases.

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Watson gives Tech 14 WAC points

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Louisiana Tech University’s Laticia Watson scored 3,005 points and provided her team with 14 points in the pentathlon, as action began at the Western Athletic Conference indoor track and field championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center Thursday.
Watson’s 3,005 points ranks fifth in Lady Techster history, below the 3,045 points Ayanna Alexander scored at the 2005 WAC indoor championships held in Boise, Idaho. Alexander went on to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London last summer.

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Holtz: $500,000 yearly from Tech

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Details of the salary package for Skip Holtz Jr. were released Thursday and the new Louisiana Tech University head football coach will be paid $500,000 annually for the next five years.
Also featured in the pact, which awaits approval from the Louisiana university system’s Board of Supervisors, are a $25,000 bonus for reaching a bowl game, $25,000 bonus for a Conference USA championship and $100,000 bonus for making it to the BCS national title game.

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’Dogs start home baseball slate

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Can an early week road win in Arkansas be the catalyst for a successful opening to their home schedule for Louisiana Tech University’s baseball Bulldogs this weekend?
Head Coach Wade Simoneaux will send his Western Athletic Conference-affiliated team into a three-game series against Oral Roberts University at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park starting tonight (6 p.m.) and continuing with single games Saturday (3 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).
Tech (1-3) won its first contest of the season Tuesday with a 6-3 victory at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

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