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Archive - Mar 23, 2007

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Salt intrusion cited as Sparta concern

Based on information compiled by the U.S.G.S., McGee said most areas of the Sparta Aquifer were dropping at the rate of about two feet per year.
“It doesn’t matter where you are, the Sparta is declining,” McGee said. “The further east you go, the greater the decline.”
McGee said as the water level of the Sparta declines, the formation surrounding the water compacts.
“When that happens, you lose capacity in the aquifer,” McGee said. “Once that happens, once an area is compacted, it won’t ever hold as much water.”

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Wilkinson era ends at Tech

He’s also due to have hip replacement surgery in the near future.
Wilkinson seemingly served in every role but university president during his stay on the Ruston campus, the labels ranging from athletic trainer to assistant athletic director and a countless number of other unofficial chores.

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Help quell the hunger

• Securing food and providing it to partner agencies that feed the hungry;
• Fostering public awareness; and
• Managing direct distribution programs.
Its goal is one that everyone can support: A hunger free northeast Louisiana.
To accomplish its mission and goal, the NELA Food Bank depends on volunteers and the support of those who live throughout northeast Louisiana — including area businesses.
From a physical standpoint, it’s easy to let potential volunteers know what is needed:

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Cultural exposure is here

Travel is my passion. Anyone who comes to my house would know that from the dozen pieces of world memorabilia sprinkled on every surface of my bedroom. I have six wooden monkeys linked together that hang from my curtain rod, two small watercolor paintings of the tranquil Serbian countryside and a gorgeous black belly dancing scarf complete with shiny rows of silver coins from Egypt, to name only a few. The most noticeable feature of the room by far is the large world map containing the “infamous” colored tacks which mark where I have been and where I would like to go.

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‘Her story’ voiced at GSU convocation

The Tennessee native also instructed those in attendance to look to God to “order their steps” so they could do great things by helping others achieve great things, referring to actions that sparked the Civil Rights movement.
“It was young people who touched the very conscience of America … and now the same torch has been passed on to you,” she said. “Young people, it’s on you.”
Following the theme of the event, coordinated by the Office of Campus Activities and Favrot Student Union, Glover was presented as an example of generations of women moving history forward.

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