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July 21st

Poultry farmers pinched

“I finally decided any savings were savings, so I looked around online and bought a (biodiesel) processor down near Houston,” Scott Tyler said. “I’m not making nearly enough for everything, but I am running my tractors on it. Out of every gallon of (used cooking) oil we convert, we get a gallon of biodiesel. When I can get enough oil (to process), it costs about 75 cents per gallon for the biodiesel.”

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Science, math key to future

The United States is churning out less educated professionals in those disciplines now than ever before, and countries around the world are taking over in the wake of our lax attention in those areas.
Locally, advancements like Louisiana Tech University’s Integrated STEM Education Research Center, which is aimed at evolving the state of science and engineering education there, and Grambling State University’s Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science and Technology, working toward bolstering students’ abilities with math at the historically

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Take a fresh look at books

However, a multitude of things rest under art’s banner including, though certainly not tethered to, pop-culture products such as movies, games and writing, dance, sidewalk chalk scrawl and product design. Oh yeah, and books. Art books, to be exact, are the featured uncommon works on display now at the Lincoln Parish Library.
As part of the Artist Books Exhibition, assistant professor of art Adrienne Hooker’s summer session book arts students will have their final projects displayed atop the reference shelves through July 31.

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District 5 team goes for title

Gandy had a double and run-scoring flyout and both Johnson and Jones brought in runs with sacrifice flies. Jared Bell chipped in with a single.
The offense was enough to support four different pitchers who toed the mound, starting off with Chris Laborde and followed by Chris Anderson, Chad Reeves and finally Mark Threlkeld. The latter player, who has been among the offensive standouts for the club, made his first appearance in the tournament as a pitcher and put the Texas East club down in order during the seventh inning to preserve the victory.

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Youth need our help more than ever

These words spoken by Hall of Fame coach and youth advocate Wilbert Ellis summarize a general truth about future generations.
Ellis joins many other local community members in the fight to keep our young people achieving at their highest potential.
But, they can’t do it alone. Especially with the recent announcement of cuts in state funding for some programs that help our youth, the need for benefactors and volunteers has become even more apparent.

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I'm not yelling, this is how I talk

It recently occurred to me that there is another, very telling, way to separate the people you meet at any given time: loud and not loud.
You may think that there are plenty of people who don’t fall into either category, but this is not the case. It may take time, but eventually you will find that a person is either loud or not loud. There really is no in-between.
I am a loud person. I realize this about myself, and I accept it. I’m OK with being loud and I don’t particularly want to change that about myself. Not all loud people feel this way, though, which I think is a shame.

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Laird pleased with RHS progress

“Kelby Langston is also having a good summer and (former starting quarterback) Ross Garbarino is a kid who’s worked hard and is really coming on. I have a lot of confidence in him now at receiver.”
Ruston’s offense — and defense — will be bolstered by the addition of E.D. White transfer Clint Clement, who’ll play center and deep snap while also manning his primary position of defensive end.

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Hurling a win

A 7 p.m. game between Louisiana Blanchard and Texas East will be the action on today’s schedule. Tickets are available for $5 per game and $20 for the entire tournament. See more details on the District 5 win on page 7.

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July 18th

Alumni suit appeal flops

GUNAA attorney Bobby Culpepper argued in the appeal that federal judge James Trimble who dismissed the lawsuit should have recused himself from the state because F.A. Little, a former colleague of Trimble’s, appeared on behalf of defendants in the case. The appellate judges denied the appeal because the recusal complaint was not handled in timely fashion.

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Tech ramps up amenities

After all, what is a university without the best and brightest students? The answer to that question is that a university that fails to attract good students slips, both in the eyes of the state and nation and in its financial health.
Student tuition generates a large part of the funds that a university like Tech uses to operate on a daily basis. In the end, when enrollment numbers decline, jobs at the university come into question, as do pay scales, course offerings, facilities and the whole nutshell.
How does student recreation and housing factor in?

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