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Babysitting, texting, road rage

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My wife and I just returned from Grandparents Boot Camp in Colleyville, Texas. Actually, we “consented” to babysit our 8-month-old grandson, while the parents took their first extended vacation since the boy’s birth. We had experienced a single overnight sitting earlier, but this was a five-day job.
After reassuring the parents that we had been in their shoes, at one time, we settled in for a remake of Home Alone 2. You have to assume a “not on my watch” attitude when you take on this role, so climbing Mt. Everest is a cakewalk, mentally.

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NCLAC gearing up for holiday tour

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This fall will be the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s 15th Annual Holiday Arts Tour, titled Celebrating Tradition, to be held Nov. 15-18.
The tour is an arts-filled weekend that showcases the talent of our region’s visual, literary and performing artists. The Holiday Arts Tour gives our artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork by partnering with downtown businesses and galleries or by opening their personal studios to the general public during the tour weekend. The tour promotes artistic discussion and exposure through live demonstrations, performances, exhibitions and sales. Visual and literary arts are highlighted each day, and musical performances are showcased in the evenings.

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Millsap scores gifts for GHS

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GRAMBLING — Paul Millsap is more interested in giving back than giving trouble to an NBA opponent.
The six-year veteran forward of the Utah Jazz and one of the league’s top young players presented a check for $10,000 to help out his prep alma mater of Grambling High School during ceremonies at Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of Grambling State University Thursday night.

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Memorial Gym court: ‘Facelift’ time

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After almost 60 years of existence, including four decades of enduring the bounce of a ball and the scuff of athletic shoes, the history-rich pecan basketball court at Memorial Gym on the campus of Louisiana Tech University recently began undergoing a facelift Monday night.
Demolition on the existing floor which came with the facility that was constructed in the 1950s started recently in order to make way for a new state-of-the-art floor that will be used by both the health and physical education department and the athletics department.

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Tech pro Hall trio to be at A&M game

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Louisiana Tech University’s season opener against SEC foe Texas A&M on Aug. 30 at Independence Stadium was already being promoted as a historic match-up between the Bulldogs and the Aggies.
That game and the events surrounding it just got more historic, as Tech officials announced Thursday afternoon that the University’s three Pro Football Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Fred Dean and Willie Roaf will all be in attendance at the nationally televised contest.

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