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July 29th

Area poultry growers discuss networking

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Poultry growers from across a wide section of North Louisiana converged in the Farmerville Recreation Center on July 21 to hear informational briefings from state officials and to discuss the potential of regularly networking with each other.
Growers seemed to appreciate the idea.

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Regional artists’ work to be on display

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The art exhibition “Ruston En Plein Air” hosted by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) and 102 a Bistro (102 Monroe St.) will close Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. to make way for “Sifting the Exotic and Familiar,” which will open on at 5 p.m. Wednesday, “Ruston En Plein Air,” a collection of landscape paintings depicting Tech Farm and Ruston, includes work from 15 artists who participated in Peter Jones’s last painting class at Louisiana Tech University’s School of Art.

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Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow visits Ruston

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The Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow has been in Ruston since Tuesday and will continue to look at items until 4 p.m. Saturday. Ruston residents are pictured having a 1965 Fender Mustang guitar appraised by a member of the Roadshow team. They are looking for a variety of items and are located at the Fairfield Inn, 1707 Roberta Ave.

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Parish schools celebrating

Parents who have decided to keep their children in the Lincoln Parish School System have a reason to celebrate this week. For the second year in a row, a Ruston High School English teacher has been named the Louisiana High School Teacher of the Year.

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Friend's death reminder of life's brevity

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Life is short, and you never really know what will happen five minutes from now.
I was reminded of that earlier this week in an all too painful way. Monday started off to be a good day for me. I’m usually off of work on Monday but had to come in to the office to get out the sports page as Executive Sports Editor O.K. “Buddy” Davis was off on vacation. I was at my desk when Daily Leader Editor Laura Bond asked if I knew a Stanley Atkins from Grambling.

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The myth of Christian terrorism

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The young man from Norway with the chiseled blond good looks of a movie star, a Nordic god, who brutally slaughtered 76 innocent human beings, many of them children, claimed he was some kind of “crusader.” It took the police 90 minutes to arrive on the secluded island where the Labor Party hosted its youth retreat.

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America's poor have TV, computers

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The Census Bureau reported last fall that 43 million Americans, one in seven of us, were poor. But what is poverty in America? The most recent government data show more than half of the families defined as poor by the Census Bureau now have a computer in the home. More than three of every four poor families have air conditioning, almost two-thirds have cable or satellite television, and 92 percent have microwaves.

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Arrest won’t keep GSU’s Exama off field

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Grambling State University senior linebacker Cliff Exama will be on the field when the Tigers open preseason football practice on Thursday despite facing some offseason issues.
Exama, 22, turned himself in to the Grambling State University Police Department on July 21 after being advised he was being charged with second degree battery for an incident that occurred in April. GSU Interim Police Chief Freddie Peterson then transported Exama to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Exama was released on a $3,000 bond.

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Tech picked to finish fourth

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LAS VEGAS— Louisiana Tech has been projected to finish fourth in the Western Athletic Conference this season in both the coaches and media preseason football polls that were released by the league office Thursday. Tech (5-7, 4-4 WAC last season) is entering its second season under head coach Sonny Dykes and is expected to improve upon its on-the-field performance despite a challenging schedule that will be a definite test for the Bulldogs.

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Challenging schedule could be tough for Bulldogs

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From everything seen on paper and on the field, Louisiana Tech may very well be a much improved and better team in 2011 compared to its 2010 roster. However, that improvement may be marred by a challenging schedule. Tech is put to the test very early in the year as the Bulldogs open the season against a historic and regional rival at Southern Mississippi.

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