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Techsters have ‘perfect’ night

The club’s three seniors all scored in double figures.
Two of those made it into the program’s record book, too.
But most importantly, the 91-52 romp past Hawaii (18-9, 9-7) gave the Lady Techsters (23-4, 15-1) the outright regular season championship in the Western Athletic Conference.
“We’re selfish,” admitted point guard Tasha Williams, one of those seniors bringing the curtain down on her home career. “We didn’t want to share the championship with anybody. We don’t even share our food, much less a trophy.”

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Lady Techsters prove ‘experts’ off the mark

First-year coach Chris Long saw his team drop out of the Top 25 polls for the first time in recent memory, and there was talk that the Lady Techsters were in danger of missing the NCAA tournament for the first time — ever.
Some writers even intimated that Tech could no longer compete against the “big girls” of college basketball.

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Sleep clinic saves lives — in more ways than one

Perhaps this calls for more of an explanation.
For years I’ve been a snorer. Not just a sometimes snorer, but a full-fledged seven days a week jackhammer-sounding snorer who kept neighbors awake at night and confused shift workers into leaving work early at the paper mill in West Monroe.
I was very loud. Toward the end of my military career, I was not allowed to deploy to the field. My commander was afraid my snoring would bring the enemy right to our location.

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D.A.R.T. receives state award

Eleanor Shirley, program manager for the Governor’s Family Violence Program, was on hand to present the award to the organization for its “excellence among community-based service providers.”
“I am pleased to present this award to D.A.R.T. for their outstanding service as a Family Violence Program,” Shirley said.
D.A.R.T. Executive Director Cathy Ayo said the award recognizes three programs in the state each year; this is the second year it has been given and the second year D.A.R.T. has been recognized.

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