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November 5th

Students, faculty attend conference at West Point

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Louisiana Tech University Student Government President Will Dearmon, Treasurer Matt Rich, and faculty member Wayne Hogue recently attended the 27th Annual National Conference on Ethics in America (NCEA) at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Approximately 150 students and 30 faculty members from across the United States were invited to attend the prestigious three-day conference to engage in intensive discussion and examination of ethical and moral issues facing college students today.

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Learn more about diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 79 million Americans are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Nearly 26 million Americans already have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in this country, and the ADA estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. is $174 billion.
It is estimated that one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless precautions are taken.
This is why the ADA has designated November as American Diabetes Month, set aside to help raise awareness of the disease.

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Why you should shop locally

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I have made no secret that I am fairly biased toward Louisiana. With that, I try to support as many of our businesses and industries as possible — from food to authors. Although I feel I personally do not contribute that much, I was pleasantly surprised the other day to find others who are just as conscientious about their shopping habits as I am.
As Lynda Steed, director of development at Cedar Creek School, introduced famed Chef Cory Bahr, she remarked on his “passion about incorporating local products into his Southern cuisine.”

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Firefighters attack barn blaze

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At approximately 5:23 p.m. Sunday, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a hay barn fire on St. Peter Road in southeast Lincoln Parish.
LPFD spokesman Jim Hilton said the first fire apparatus on scene found an open air barn that was fully involved in fire.
“This barn was completely filled with round hay bales,” Hilton said. “The fire had also spread to an adjacent storage building containing firewood, and was threatening a workshop and adjacent residence.”

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Princeton Place goes to the dogs

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John Mitchell and his dogs, “Austin the Flyn’ Lion” and “Brandy,” entertained residents at Princeton Place Nursing and Rehabilitation on Nov. 1. Mitchell is a Lincoln Parish native who attended Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University. In addition to his dogs, with whom he has appeared on national television, he is also a musician and an artist.

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Bead Town Ruston to premiere at the library

Mask making workshops planned

A one-of- a-kind exhibit is coming to the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. Bead Town Ruston will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
German-born artist Stephan Wanger, now a resident of New Orleans, channels his creative energy through a unique art form using recycled Mardi Gras beads to produce mosaics that showcase the beauty of Louisiana.

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Lecturers look at state’s changing environment

According to historian Carl A. Brasseaux and cultural geographer Donald Davis, important parts of Louisiana’s natural and human environment have become extinct or are on the road to extinction.
“Disappearing Before Our Eyes” will be the topic when Brasseaux and Davis deliver the closing presentations in Louisiana Tech University’s “Louisiana@200: A Bicentennial Lecture Series.”
The series commemorates the 200th anniversary of Louisiana statehood.

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Giles receives state recognition for beautification volunteerism

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Bettye Giles, active board member of Keep Grambling Beautiful and Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful, was recently awarded the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Alice Foster Award for her outstanding volunteerism and for her many years of commitment to improving the appearance and image of Grambling and Lincoln Parish communities.
Pictured above is Giles accepting the award from Former Louisiana First Lady Alice Foster at the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Awards Luncheon held in New Iberia on Oct. 26. In the background is Leigh Harris, Keep Louisiana Beautiful executive director.

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RHS, Creek set for playoffs

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Lincoln Parish’s two teams kick off their “second season” on Friday night.
One stays at home, another makes a long bus trip.
But both Cedar Creek and Ruston will have the same goal: remain alive in the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
The Cougars (8-2) will be on their own turf for a 7 p.m., Class 1A assignment against Morgan City-based Central Catholic (6-4).
Admission is $8.
In Class 5A, the Bearcats (5-5) journey to Galliano to meet South Lafourche (9-0) at the same time.

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’Dogs now No. 20 on BCS list

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Louisiana Tech University’s magical season got even better on Sunday.
A day after halting the University of Texas-San Antonio 51-27 in a Western Athletic Conference and homecoming battle at Joe Aillet Stadium, the Bulldogs were announced for even higher rankings in several national polls as well as the all-important BCS standings.
In fact, it was a day of “firsts” for the defending WAC champs.

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