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November 6th, 2012

‘Cheatin’ to open tonight at GSU

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Second production of the year about small town, morality

Grambling State University will begin the run of its second production of the 2012-13 school year with “Cheatin’” starting at 7 p.m. today.
“The show hits close to home,” said Nicholas Harrison, director of the production and instructor with Department of Theatre Arts. “It’s is about small town gossip and morality. A lot of people who come to the show will be able to relate.”
“Cheatin,’” written by Del Shores, is a comedy set in Lowake, Texas, and incorporates a local bar, restaurant, beauty salon, hotel and all their inhabitants and patrons.

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Professor earns honor from Society of Foresters

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The Society of American Foresters has named Louisiana Tech University School of Forestry associate professor and associate director A. Gordon Holley as its 2012 Carl Alwin Schenck Award winner.
Holley received the award at the 2012 Society of Foresters National Convention held Oct. 24-28 in Spokane, Wash. The Schenck Award recognizes outstanding performance in the field of forestry education. This award recognizes individuals whose educational efforts exemplify those of Schenck, founder of the Biltmore Forestry School.

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La. Tech alumni honored

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Louisiana Tech University’s annual Alumni Awards Luncheon was held Nov. 2 in the Louisiana Tech Student Center. Pictured, from left to right, are Tech alumni honorees Nicholas Akins and Kenneth Murchison, Arlis Scogin Distinguished Service Award winner Dan Hollingsworth, honorees Debbie Primeaux Williamson, John Allen (Tech Alumnus of the Year), Brooke Lassiter Stoehr (Young Alumnus of the Year), Mickey Rachal and Randy Fowler.

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First frost brings common persimmon to mind

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This week has been chilly with some parts of our area having had their first temperatures below 32 degrees F. 

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NCLAC’s ARToberfest deemed a tasty success

Organizers say the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Third Annual ARToberfest, titled “Celebrate the Craft,” was a success.
The primary fundraiser for NCLAC’s upcoming Holiday Arts Tour, the event was sponsored by Marsala Beverage, who brought more than 40 varieties of beer for sampling. Eight home brewers from around the region served their unique home brewed beers, with Steve Parks of Shade Tree Brewers in Mooringsport, being crowned the Devine Home Brewer, sponsored by Devine Wines & Spirits.

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Club News

Happy Gardeners

The Happy Gardeners held their Oct. 11 meeting at the home of Kathey Roane.
Her co-hostesses were Magdi Ferguson and Linda Richmond. Refreshments were served to Mary Ayres, Emily Baugh, Beverly Beasley, Margaret Coleman, Joan Couch, Joyce Crowe, Magdi Ferguson, Cecelia Hedrick, Linda James, Dianne Jefcoat, Ann Jones, Linda Newton, Frances Rich, Linda Richmond, Kathey Roane and Sarah Williams.
The business meeting was called to order by President Joan Couch. The opening prayer was given by Magdi Ferguson. Joyce Crowe led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

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Tech, GSU hoops legacy honored

In the past several weeks, the legacy of the men’s basketball programs at Lincoln Parish’s two universities has been fittingly recognized.
On the campus of Louisiana Tech University recently, Memorial Gymnasium was officially renamed as Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium.
And the facility’s court was named as the Scotty Robertson Court.
It was a fitting gesture, given Robertson’s many contributions to the school’s long running success in the sport.

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4-H members have talent

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4-H is an amazing youth organization that offers youth the opportunity to showcase their variety of talents in so many diverse ways. One of the opportunities we offer Lincoln Parish 4-H members is the opportunity to perform their talents. Each year we hold the Lincoln Parish 4-H Talent Contest. This year it was held Oct. 13 at the Methodist Children’s Home Chapel. In case you all didn’t know, we have some wonderfully talented youth in Lincoln Parish.

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Debunking diabetes myths

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“Should you eat that?”
It’s a question you become strangely accustomed to when you’re diagnosed with diabetes. No matter how many times I hear it, the question still occasionally makes me a little defensive. “I’m an adult,” I think in response. Or, even better, “Should you be eating the food I see you eating?”
Though I understand that these individuals are just trying to be helfpul, it still makes me wish people understood diabetes a little better.

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’Dogs have plenty to ‘clean up’

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Is the super season beginning to wear just a bit on Louisiana Tech University’s football team?
Oh, not in terms of wins or ridiculous amounts of offensive yards being rolled up.
Those categories, they’re just fine: eight wins (which equals last year’s total) and a plethora of yards and points.
But as each weekend of this 2012 campaign progresses, the Bulldogs are now practically expected to knock down opponents in Mike Tyson fashion or register points and yards that stretch into the next stratosphere.
Hey, they’re human.

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