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Tech to play Army in Dallas

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Louisiana Tech University and Army will meet up on the football field at one of America’s most historic stadiums during the 2013 season.
In a joint announcement made by Tech and Conference USA Thursday afternoon, the Bulldogs and Cadets will play in the inaugural Heart of Dallas Kickoff Classic at the Cotton Bowl Stadium on Sept. 28.
Helping make the announcement during a press conference held on the steps of the famed and recently renovated stadium were Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky, Tech Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde and Bulldogs’ Head Coach Sonny Dykes.

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Domestic abuse vigil held

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As the sun went down Monday night, the area surrounding Louisiana Tech University’s beloved “Lady of the Mist” statue lit up with the Alpha Chi Omega “Light the Lady” domestic abuse awareness vigil.
More than 100 Tech students gathered around the Lady of the Mist to light candles and learn more about domestic abuse.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, told the students about domestic violence from the perspective of law enforcement.

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Purchasing pumpkins

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The Townsend House Gifts is overflowing with pumpkins.
As an annual fundraiser, the business hosts the Pumpkin Patch, with sales to benefit the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.
“This will be the eighth year that we have done this,” said Townsend House owner Kim Birch, a former DART board member. “We chose DART for our organization to support, because I believe there is a strong need for that. Survivors come from all walks of life — they could be your neighbor or your friend. They are faceless. You don’t know who they are. It could be you one day.”

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Robbery suspect arrested at GSU

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A man was arrested on Tuesday on Grambling State University’s campus and charged with two counts of aggravated armed robbery.
According to the arrest affidavit by GSU police, a guard requested assistance with a disturbance and a possible fight in the food court area.

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Getting the facts on ADHD

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Anywhere from 5 to 8 percent of the population has Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Of those with the disorder, only about 3 percent are receiving treatment, says Sandy Allen, a licensed professional counselor with the Family Counseling Center.
From 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Allen will present an educational forum on ADHD titled “May I Have Your Attention Please” at the Trinity Center at Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Girl walks for a cure

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Savannah Davis is 10 years old and in the fifth grade at Cedar Creek School. She is an extremely active little girl who takes gymnastics two to three times per week and participates on the swim team. She loves reading and shopping and chips and queso is her favorite food.
Savannah was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in September of 2004, just two months after her second birthday. Every day she checks her blood sugar with a finger stick at least six times.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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As October arrives, it brings with it the dramatic colors of autumn, falling leaves, pumpkins and — if we are lucky — sweater weather.
It also ushers in Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All over the country, communities, organizations and schools will be hosting awareness events. Groups will hold plays and art exhibits, performances and vigils, all devoted to increasing our awareness of this dangerous, disheartening, family-shattering and sometimes fatal issue. I have spent some time researching domestic violence recently, for various speeches and presentations given by DART.

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UCA hosts ‘Bulls and Barrels’ at Expo Center

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Union Christian Academy Cheerleaders hosted a “Bulls and Barrels” fundraiser at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center in Lincoln Parish on Sept. 29.
The event featured barrel racing and bull riding for various age groups, and entry was open to the public.
Pictured above is ninth-grade student and UCA Cheerleader Claudia Booker rounding a barrel on her horse, Cadillac.

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Karate classes enrollment open

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Enrollment is now open for October’s Beginning Youth Karate classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the McLane Multipurpose Center. The monthly fee is $49 for one or two classes per week.

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Ruston man booked for home burglary

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A Ruston man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into and burglarizing a local home.
Kenneth Montreal Percy, 19, of 1404 McHenry Street, was arrested Monday on a charge of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
Ruston Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Parker said it appears Percy forced his way into a residence on King Street during the daytime — when the owner was not home — on Sept. 26 and took several items.

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