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Time to give back to club

That money would in turn be utilized to help with day-to-day operations costs at the club, as well as helping solve one of the club’s chief problems — getting children to the club after school.
Since the start of this school year, the club has been without transportation services, eliminated by the Lincoln Parish School Board. Over the past several years, students were allowed to ride parish buses to the club after school.

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Valentine gift ideas for ladies

Towards the end of her column, she threw out a couple of gift ideas that she might get her boyfriend — such as shoe polish, a wrench or
even fingernail clippers.
While all of those are useful gifts — Lord knows all of us men could use a little help in the grooming department — perhaps Laura needs a bit of help, as she suggested in her column.
Here are a couple of items for you women to consider for the big day tomorrow (ladies, if you still haven’t gotten your man a Valentine’s gift, you might be in a little trouble):

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Reneau shows leadership

Without prior planning, those cuts could be catastrophic, especially on top of the 3 percent cuts already levied on the state’s colleges and universities.
What is needed is forward thinking like that shown by Louisiana Tech University president Dan Reneau.
When asked how Louisiana Tech could survive a rumored $6 million slash to its budget, Reneau calmly replied, “We’ve met these types of hurdles before and survived. In the 1980s and 1990s we faced similar budget cuts. We’ll meet them again and survive.”

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Community members honored at Gala

John Shealy, a retired forest products industry executive, won the Chamber’s 2005 Robert E. Russ Award and Richard Durrett, a leader in the effort to reclaim the Sparta Aquifer, won the 2005 Lincoln Humanitarian Award.
Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Scott Terry said the awards represented a select group of the many residents who go about their business improving the community on a daily business.

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Techsters trip Aggies

Ditto on Saturday night at the Thomas Assembly Center, where the Western Athletic Conference leaders dumped Utah State 88-54.
The No. 24 ranked team in the weekly Associated Press poll recorded a season-best seventh consecutive win, moved its home court mark to 11-0 and forced yet another regular season conference foe to exit with an L.
Now, the number 109 is inscribed on the Techsters’ fact sheet column that reads “consecutive regular season conference wins at home.”

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'Dogs go after WAC win at Nevada

He gets his chance tonight.
The senior point guard and his teammates at Louisiana Tech University will go up against the Wolf Pack in Reno during an 11 p.m. ESPN2 ‘Big Monday’ telecast.
It’s the second and final regular season matchups of the two Western Athletic Conference title contenders, the first resulting in a 65-53 victory by Nevada at the Thomas Assembly Center 11 days ago.

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Levee bill clears first hurdle

The bill was one of two prominent items discussed during the fourth day of Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s second special legislative session called to deal with issues left in the wakes of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The second major item — a bill introduced by Sen. Walter Boasso, R-Baton Rouge, that would consolidate the levee systems in south Louisiana — is set to be debated on the Senate floor Sunday.
There was an attempt to take the two New Orleans sheriffs — criminal and civil — out of the government consolidation bill, Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, said.

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