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Techsters fall to Fresno State

“It’s a good win for us, but there’s four or five teams in our league capable of winning this thing and Tech is one of them,” said Fresno State’s Adrian Wiggins. “I don’t know if it’s a matter of us being that much better than Tech as it is that we have been able to win some matchups in personnel against them both times.
“But there’s still a lot of games to be played. We’re happy to win this one just, as we were when we defeated Tech at our place (75-52), but we’ve still got four big games remaining for us in the WAC.”

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Parents have opportunity for education

Even Start Family Literacy began in Lincoln Parish in 1994 to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of low-income families.
Graduates of this program have gone on to earn master’s degrees thanks to the confidence and support they received at Even Start Family Literacy.
The Northeast Louisiana Family Literacy Consortium, the umbrella agency under which the Lincoln Parish program falls, was granted a $195,000 funding infusion as part of a federal Congressional spending bill approved in December.

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Stories written, sympathy felt

I hate to hear of crime happening locally, but it’s reassuring to report arrests by the Ruston Police Department or the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. I’m comforted that law enforcement is taking care of us, and I’m happy to tell you about it.

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Elementary schools weigh benefits of same-sex classes

Closer friendships and better focus have been outcomes of initiating same-sex classes at area elementary schools.
Ruston Elementary piloted the division of boys and girls in the fourth grade in 2006, and this fall Principal Sonja Walker expanded the division to include fifth-graders. She notes strong performances on last year’s high-stakes LEAP exams in the two same-sex fourth-grade classes as compared to the mixed fourth-grade classes.

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