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May 21st, 2014

Tech goalie to play professionally in Iceland

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When people think of Iceland, they may think of the phenomenon of the Northern Lights or the geological beauties of lava fields and volcanoes or the junior hockey rival of the USA in the movie “D2: The Mighty Ducks.”
But for Louisiana Tech goalkeeper Caitlin Updyke, the small Nordic island will be thought of as home as the Lady Techster who has been in net for the past four years will be playing professional soccer this summer in Akranes for the IA Akranes.

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May 20th

Connor Dwyer is Instafamous

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Local grad finds huge following with creative photos
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Each day, nearly 100,000 people on the Internet check in to see what Cedar Creek graduate Connor Dwyer has to share with them on Instagram.
Instagram is a photo blogging website, where individuals upload photos and videos to tell people about their lives.
And Dwyer, son of Sean and Linda Dwyer, has seen a great deal of success in spreading his message. Late last year he was featured on the login page for the site, bringing extra attention to his blog. And, recently he has received offers to endorse products through his site.

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A family feud erupts

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A Dubach man and his father-in-law are in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today after opting to settle a disagreement the old-fashioned way: fighting it out in the yard.
Perry Alfred Pound, 52, and Daryl Lee Barnes Sr., 32, both of 833 Airline Road, face aggravated battery charges as a result of Monday night brawl.
According to the arrest affidavits, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call reportedly involving a fight with a dangerous weapon at the Airline Road residence and arrived to find both men standing in the yard.

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Tech’s Brakeville named to Board of Regents

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Louisiana Tech SGA president Maggie Brakeville was elected recently by the Louisiana Council of Student Body Presidents to represent the group on the state Board of Regents.
“My goal will focus on letting the student voice be heard,” said Brakeville, a senior agriculture business major. “I want to make sure that students of all types are considered in the decisions we make this term.”
COSBP meets each year in Baton Rouge to elect its leadership and the group’s representatives to the state’s four higher education governing boards.

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Dubach paves way to better sidewalks

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The Dubach Town Council discussed two proposals concerning pavement and sidewalks at the regular meeting held Monday.
Markay Brown, a senior project manager who began working with the towns of Dubach and Simsboro last month, presented a sidewalk projects proposal through Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixson engineering firm and funded by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
“This (proposal) would fall under the Transportation Alternatives Program,” Brown said. “Eighty percent would be federally funded and the town would have to match the other 20 percent.”

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Year of the 13-Year Brood XXII Cicadas

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The headline seems to be more of a science fiction movie title than a garden column title, but cicadas or what some call “locusts” can be a problem in gardens and in peak season of emergence a hindrance to peace of mind.

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Game Launch showcases Tech student-designed games

Eight students. Three games. One opportunity to play them all.
Students enrolled in Jerry Berg’s game design class at Louisiana Tech University will offer Tech and Ruston community members a chance to play the video games they have designed during spring quarter.
This is the second game design class Berg has offered this year and he said the students had a chance to work on more intricate parts of their games this time.

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Cougars to be commended for diamond skills

Once again Cedar Creek School has shown it is one of Lincoln Parish’s shining diamonds, a gem shining brightly and spotlighting our prep athletics all over the state of Louisiana.
That’s because the Cedar Creek Cougars and Lady Cougars are kings and queens of the diamond in Louisiana Class 1A athletics.
For the second time in two weeks, Cedar Creek is to be congratulated as state champions for Class 1A as the Cougars won a state baseball championship on Saturday, 14 days after the Lady Cougars softball team claimed a title of their own.

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Scouting potential next top Diamond ’Dog

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Following Louisiana Tech’s not unexpected dismissal of Wade Simoneaux as head baseball coach, the question becomes who will be the next skipper for the Bulldogs?
One name circling in possible contention for the job is former Northwestern State and University of Alabama head coach Jim Wells, who retired as head coach of the Crimson Tide in 2009.

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New Living Word holds championship hoops banquet

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New Living Word School’s Boys Basketball Class C State Championship Banquet was held on May 16 at New Living Word Ministries. Aaron James, Grambling State University athletics director, was the keynote speaker. More than 200 community supporters and donors who took part in the fundraising efforts to help purchase championship rings and other chanpionship memorabalia for the team attended the banquet, including representatives of Suddenlink Communications, one of NLW’s biggest donors.

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