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Tech, GSU: big on state recruits

Enter: Lincoln Parish’s two unversity programs.
When Louisiana Tech and Grambling State officially unveil their list of 2006 signees on Wednesday—that’s the first day of the NCAA’s highly anticipated signing period, there will be a heavy emphasis on in-state players.
Of the 27 verbal commitments or junior college signees for the Bulldogs through Monday, 12 hailed from within the Bayou State.
And of that number, seven call north Louisiana their home.

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One home makes difference

They have little less than four months left.
I sat down with site manager Michael Rogers and studio manager Christal Beach last week to discuss the progress the students were making on the house, and Rogers uttered the following sentences that very much startled me:
“Roughly, we spend about 20 hours a week working, and that’s the minimum for most people. Some people treat this as their full-time job or full-time class and spend 40 hours a week out there. Most of us fall between those two.”

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New theater plans on way to fruition

We’ve waited — very patiently — as we heard rumors galore about a much-needed addition to Ruston. Many believed the day would never come.
Now the outer structure is nearly complete. In the span of a week, the theater’s walls went from being nonexistent to being erected and in place on its lot behind McKinney Honda off the North Service Road.
After trying times, we now have tangible proof that Celebrity Theatre will arrive in Ruston. It is only a matter of time now.

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Students put hearts into Habitat home

“We’re hoping to have the ribbon cutting on that morning (before graduation), said Michael Rogers, the site manager for this project. “It’s been raining here a lot lately, and it gets a little frustrating. We do have a set schedule. We will be graduating on May 20, and this house will be finished.”
The house is for Tech employee April Austin and her four children, three girls and one boy with ages ranging from four years old to nine years old.

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