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January 29th

Quota highlights what’s special about being a girl

Quota Club’s goal is to provide a quality event that promotes the values of honesty, self-respect and true friendship.
“That is why we chose the American Girl movie to be shown,” Givens said. “It is a wholesome movie about girls from different worlds coming together and developing a lasting friendship.”
After the movie, a tea with light refreshments will be hosted at the Lincoln Parish Museum, where the groups will get a tour.
“There are a lot of people in Ruston who have never stepped foot in the museum,” Givens said. “We wanted to try and enhance their programs there.”

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January 28th

Tech, GSU: Busy week of hoops

Tech’s men come back with a 2 p.m. WAC contest against San Jose State on Saturday.
Grambling State’s men and women will also be at home Saturday for Southwestern Athletic Conference play against the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The Lady Tigers and Golden Lionettes start the action at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s game at approximately 7:30 p.m.
A look at the week’s action for parish collegiate programs:

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Amazing work could save lives

What led to this ghastly surprise is, as I hinted at, human neglect. A massive sewer pipe feeding the city had developed a breach that allowed earth from the surrounding area to flow into the sewage system. And when earth begins to get sucked into a pipe, there develops in its place a void, or hole or whatever you like to call it.

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Relay for Life

In our community, teams are already signing up and money is already being put forward to fund research into a cure for the fatal disease, which at the very least alters a person’s life irrevocably if they make it through.
This community is invited to learn more about Relay for Life of Lincoln Parish at the official kickoff from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the historic fire station in Ruston, located at the corner of East Mississippi and Bonner streets. And, as organizers know, you can’t gather around dinnertime in the South without offering a bite to eat, so food will be provided.

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Blaze kills 2-year-old

“She looked around the house and saw smoke and fire in the dining room and started shouting ‘We gotta get out of the house,’” Brazzel said. “She gathered up what she thought was all of the children and went out on the porch. Then she realized there was still one child inside.”
Despite Jenkins’ attempts to get back inside the house to save her child, she was overcome by smoke and fire, Brazzel said.

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January 27th

Naismith: A passion for basketball

From front seat to back seat and aisles in between, where jerseys and photographs are squeezed amongst trophies, letters of appreciation and basketballs carrying the logo of the Naismith International Basketball Foundation.
He’s the grandson of James Naismith.
Yes, THAT James Naismith, the gentleman who invented basketball in 1891.
Forget that the 60-something Ian Naismith has suffered two strokes and a heart attack and has discovered — as a result — that he may not be as lean and fit like the days he was a competitive boxer and weight lifter.
Nonsense.

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Inaugurating hope for all

And the thing is, many of those wide-ranging emotions I was feeling weren’t coming from me — I was living vicariously through the feelings emanating from others.
I was covering an inauguration celebration at the Grambling Community Center, and looking into the eyes of the people there, I could see — feel — the sense of bursting pride and the disbelief as they looked on.
It was almost overwhelming.

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CVB award spotlights hard work

The CVB has recently been noted as an outstanding group among its peers in Louisiana, and deservedly so. In 2008, the CVB opened the Ruston Lincoln Visitors Center and achieved record-breaking revenue for the second year in a row. The CVB also partnered with two local organizations to host multi-day sporting events in 2008. The CVB partnered with Louisiana Tech University to host the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament and the Ruston Showcase. In July 2008, the CVB worked with Lincoln Little League to host the Southwest Regional Big League Baseball Tournament.

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Looking for some jazz?

Band members include Clint Baker, Jason Vanderford, Evan Price, Jeff Magidson and Paul Mehling, along with various associate musicians.
The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s lead guitarist, Mehling.
Hot Club has performed at American festivals such as Monterey and Chautauqua to festivals in Mexico, France and Iceland and concert halls across North America.

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January 26th

Tech prepares for new facility

That presupposes that calls for deep cutbacks in higher education will leave the plans for the first building — approved and funded in the 2007 legislative session — unscathed.
Tech’s vice president for finance, Joe Thomas, said there has been no indication cuts would affect the plans for the building.
“We would hope they would continue to go forward since they were already budgeted and in the process,” Thomas said.

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