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August 25th, 2016

Tech soccer takes home loss to McNeese

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Louisiana Tech senior Kathryn Sloan gave the Lady Techsters the advantage early in the second half, but McNeese State was able to rally for two goals to pull out the 2-1 decision on a hot and humid Wednesday night at the Lady Techsters Soccer Complex.
There was very little play in the box during the first 45 minutes with a combined six shots between the two teams.
Sloan did what she does best and that is score, giving Tech (1-1) a 1-0 edge in the 51st minute after a strong turn in the box gave her separation and a clear shot which she buried into the upper left corner.

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Lady Techsters add trio to hoops roster

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Louisiana Tech co-head coach Brooke Stoehr announced Monday the addition of three scholarship student-athletes to the Lady Techster basketball roster.
Former Arcadia High School star and Texas A&M transfer Shlonte’ Allen has graduated from College Station and signed a financial aid agreement to play her final year in Ruston. Allen will be joined by a pair of incoming freshmen in guards Ashley Reid and Daria McCutcheon, who both originally signed to play for Stoehr at Northwestern State.

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Tech volleyball heads to SEMO tourney

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The Louisiana Tech volleyball team loaded up on a bus today destined for Cape Girardeau, Missouri, signaling the start of the 2016 season.
As the long offseason finally comes to a conclusion for the Lady Techsters, they will take to the court hoping nine months of hard work will come to fruition in their season opener on Friday morning at the Redhawks Invitational hosted by Southeast Missouri.

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August 24th

First-round winners announced

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Choudrant Elementary School was among the first stops throughout the parish as Lincoln ACHIEVE recognized the first round of winners in the Lincoln Parish School Board 2017 Pacesetter Campaign to support United Way of Northeast Louisiana. Following gatherings at 16 sites within the district, winners were selected among those making pledges of any size the day of the presentations. Whataburger goody bags were then presented to those participants.

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Parkinson’s program aims to help

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The Ruston Parkinson Support Group will host a special meeting to gain community interest on a program called Rock Steady Boxing.
Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness routine, which is proving to improve the ability of Parkinson’s disease patients to live independent lives, according to the program’s website.
Two Louisiana Tech University certified trainers will speak about the program during the meeting at 10 a.m. Aug. 30 in the Community Room of Origin Bank on North Trenton Street.

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Professor receives grant to advance brain research

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The National Science Foundation has awarded a team led by Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis, the Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair and professor of biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, a $6 million grant over four years to investigate the origins and impacts of brain seizures associated with epilepsy.

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Prayer leaders gather at GSU

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Members from local churches recently gathered in the parking lot of Grambling State University’s Eddie G. Robinson Stadium to begin a walk through different points on campus for the purpose of praying for GSU leaders, faculty, staff and students. Participants in the event were Minister Barry Calahn and Mary Mayfield, both of Victorious Fatih Church of Grambling; Grace Tatum, of St.

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How to recognize major depression in adolescents

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Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part column on recognizing the signs of depression in teens.
Adolescence is a time of many challenges. Developing bodies and social and academic stresses can be difficult.
Major depression in your teenagers can be serious. If left untreated, depression can lead to devastating consequences. Ongoing problems in school, at home and with friends; the loss of critical developmental years; increased risk for substance abuse; involvement with the juvenile justice system; and suicide can be the results.
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School supply donations shape children’s future

I.A. Lewis sixth grader Fred Payne, 12, appreciated Ruston Parks and Recreation and the fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi for donating school supplies because of one reason.
“It helps prepare me to go to college,” he said.
Hopefully that’s the mindset of the other 89 children who recently received pens, tablets, pencils, glue and other school supplies at the second annual Back-to School All-Star Game.
A partnership between RPAR and the Louisiana Tech and Grambling State Universities and grad programs chapters of Omega Psi Phi lead to this annual event.

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Good news may make task harder

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You almost have to feel sorry for the Union Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative.
For 14 years now, they’ve faithfully made repeated trips to Baton Rouge and Washington, D. C., in search of money for $100 million for a pipeline project aimed at relieving some of the stress on the Sparta Aquifer.
The ULRWSI wants to transmit water from Lake D’Arbonne, in Union Parish, to Farmerville and Ruston. That way, the two municipalities can get off the aquifer, thus reducing by 6 to 8 million gallons per day the amount of water pumped out of the giant underground formation.

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