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May 24th, 2013

NCLAC summer break happenings

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Much to the delight of students and teachers, the summer break is now upon us. Hot weather and whines of “I’m bored” will undoubtedly be here before long, so take a moment today to register your child for North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Summer Arts Camps.
We still have spaces available at each of our camps, both five-day and one-day, but the five-day camps are almost full. Pre-registration is a requirement, as we have to adequately prepare supplies and snacks for our campers.

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Hospital Auxiliary awards scholarship

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Each year the Northern Louisiana Hospital Auxiliary awards a deserving Louisiana Tech University nursing school student with a scholarship for the school year. This year the Auxiliary was proud to present this award to Jacqueline Loche at its annual spring meeting. Pictured, left to right, are President Jerry Johnson, Treasure Myra Nelson, Jacqueline Loche and Tanya Sims.

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Davidson is 2-1A MVP

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Creek senior is league’s top softball player
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Another day, another announcement of postseason honors for Cedar Creek High School’s softball program.
A day after having four of their players included on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 1A All-State squad, the Lady Cougars feature the top player and nine other representatives on the 2013 All-District 2-1A team selected by the league’s head coaches.
Maggie Davidson, a senior infielder, is the Most Valuable Player.

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5A announcement set Thursday

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Ruston High School and other players in Class 5A will learn if they have any representatives on the 2013 All-State baseball and softball squads to be announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Thursday.
The team will be unveiled as the last of seven classifications included in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s format for spring diamond action.

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GSU’s Cowan making family name proud

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GRAMBLING — Kameron Donell Cowan is continuing the tradition of the family name as a member of the Grambling State University track and field program.
And in a big way.
Cowan?
Yes, that’s a familiar name for GSU and area athletics.
His grandfather, the late Donell Cowan, was a longtime and legendary head football coach at Grambling High School.
His father and brother are graduates of GSU. His grandmother worked in the university’s accounting department.

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Tech track off to good prelim start

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Louisiana Tech University got off to a hot start at the 2013 NCAA East preliminary Championships at the Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro on Thursday, as two of the school’s three athletes competing advanced to the next round.
Yusuf Muhammad led off the day by running 51.92 in the men’s 400-meter hurdles to place second in his heat and No. 10 overall in the first round.
His place automatically advanced him to the quarterfinal round set for tonight.

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Kipp: Academic All-American

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Louisiana Tech University junior Erin Kipp earned one of the most prestigious honors awarded to collegiate student-athletes, as the Lady Techster designated player was voted to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America second team on Thursday.
She was the only honoree from a Louisiana-based school and was one of two honorees from the Western Athletic Conference, joining New Mexico State outfielder Amber Olive.

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May 23rd

Celebrating service

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To show appreciation for the men and women who have served this country in any branch of the military, all veterans and their spouses are invited to a fish fry at Cook Baptist Church with doors opening at 11 a.m. Monday in the church’s ministry building. Since 2005, Cook has hosted the fish fry with last year’s attendance estimated at nearly 200 people.
Along with the meal, to begin around noon, those in attendance can expect a few speakers and an exhibit from Louisiana Military Museum.

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Dubach OKs raises

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Employees to receive $1.50 increase in pay
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Town of Dubach employees have reason to celebrate after aldermen approved a raise for them during the regular meeting on Monday night.
Alderman Davie Powell brought the issue to the attention of the council, reminding them that the late Mayor Ray Polk had promised the workers a raise but had been unable to deliver. Tina Hensley, town clerk, assured council members that the town was in a good position financially.

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VFW needs help ‘Raising the Roof’

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The local VFW Parnell-Burt Post No. 3615 is promoting a Memorial Day benefit show at the Dixie Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. Monday honoring veterans and their families and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, cash or check only.  They are available by calling J. D. Harper at 254-1061, from any VFW member or from Joann Barr and the Blue Star Mothers. 
Tickets can also be bought at the Dixie from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Friday, and tickets will be available at the door.

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