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July 29th

Drink in Sparta-saving strategies

The depleting aquifer provides drinking water to residents in 14 parishes across north Louisiana. Locally, we rely 100 percent on the Sparta for our water.
It’s our responsibility to use only what we need year-round, but especially during these summer months. We can’t afford to waste one drop of our precious Sparta water. Once it’s gone, our community will be in dire straits.
Here are some tips for conserving water during everyday summertime activities:

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’Dogs: Reporting time draws near

As was the case last year when Derek Dooley began his duties as head coach, all practice sessions by the ‘Dogs will be closed to the public.
Tech will have 41 lettermen and 14 starters returning from last year’s 5-7 squad which missed being eligible for an NCAA-sanctioned postseason appearance by only one game; a 49-10 loss in Reno against Western Athletic Conference opponent Nevada prevented the Bulldogs from achieving bowl eligibility.

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Students get jumpstart on their college careers

“These are all some of the best students at their respective high schools. When most new freshmen arrive on campus, they believe it’s all going to be one big party. And because these are all top students, they might think that they might not have to study as much.
They don’t realize how competitive college is and how advanced the college curriculum is. The High Ability program gives the students attending it the chance to see how demanding college really is.”

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July 28th

Putting Enterprise Campus on the map

Tech already employs, according to some estimates, more than 1,000 in the area. Adding a commercial center that would bring in technology companies would completely change the city, Reneau said. It also fits his idea of what a university’s purpose is becoming.
“Universities are about teaching, scholarly activity and giving back to a community,” Reneau said. “If we are able to, over the next 15 or so years, carry out what we hope we can, I think we’re talking not about one million or two million, but hundreds of millions of dollars in business. I wish I were 20 years younger.”

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Campus is a huge effort

Campus leaders envision this project will draw commercial ventures of all technological disciplines to our area, helping us take advantage of the growing capital of intelligent and savvy minds we have in Ruston and Lincoln Parish.
Further than that, it will draw the best and brightest from regions all over to be a part of the booming entity of research and business that Tech hopes to become through the realization of this park.

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World needs sympathy, leadership

All of us can take his message to heart.
In one of his very first public functions as the new ULS chief, Moffett gave a sincere address as GSU’s summer graduation speaker.
He touched on the responsibilities that come with a college degree — graduates will be looked to for leadership and community service, no matter where they end up.

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Enter contest for chance to shine

By entering New Orleans’ juried second annual Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition, artists of Lincoln Parish who work in two-dimensional and three-dimensional media will have a shot at having their work displayed, which if exhibited will stand to represent the region or potentially put Ruston squarely on the radar of collective art culture.
Accepted work will be displayed in Bridge for Contemporary Art, otherwise known as BECA gallery, which is nestled fashionably in the Crescent City’s arts district.

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GSU players report Tuesday

In a poll of the league’s head coaches last week, the Tigers were an overwhelming selection to beat out rival Southern University for the divisional title.
“It’s just polls right now,” said senior Brandon Landers, who will be returning as the starter at quarterback. “It’s what you do once the games begin that counts. It’s nice they’re giving our team respect, but we have to go out and do it on the field.”
Landers, a former Class 3-A Louisiana Sports Writers Association Most Valuable Player, is one of the key ingredients for Grambling State’s aspirations of another division crown.

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District 5 opens in World Series

That game is scheduled to be televised nationally by the all-sports network.
“That would be great, to be able to be on ESPN,” said Jones, a former Ruston High School star who will continue his career at Louisiana College next year. “We have to go up there and take care of our business. The competition will be tough.”
The District 5 club will begin pool play at noon (CDT) Saturday against the Central regional champion.
There will be a total of 25 games held and semifinal round action is set for Aug. 1 before two clubs are determined for the title showdown on Aug. 2.

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Strength not always apparent

Type 1 muscle fibers are known as red, and they provide endurance. You usually find these muscle fibers in marathon runners.
Type 2 muscle fibers, known as white, provide shorter contractions for a burst of power. This is useful if you are a weight lifter or a sprinter. Regardless of athletic specialty, everyone has a mixture of both types of muscle fibers in their bodies.

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