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February 4th, 2014

Tickets for Tech signing day social now on sale

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Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC) members can still purchase tickets for LA Tech’s Signing Day Social, set for 4 p.m.Wednesday. Attendees at the event will get the exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from the LA Tech coaching staff on the recruitment process of the newest Bulldogs.
Football color analyst Teddy Allen will emcee the afternoon event with Coach Holtz and the rest of the staff on hand to discuss the most recent signing class with highlight clips to complement the discussion.

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PARISH HOOPS SLATE

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Upcoming games for Lincoln Parish high school and collegiate basketball teams:
HIGH SCHOOL
(Boys)
CEDAR CREEK (4-17, 0-6): Today, home vs. Haynesville; • CHOUDRANT (15-12, 2-1): Today, Home vs. Simsboro; • GRAMBLING (13-8, 5-1): Today, home vs. La. New Tech; • NEW LIVING WORD (24-8, 4-0): Today, home vs, Downsville; • RUSTON (15-8, 3-1): Today, at Pineville; • SIMSBORO (21-6, 3-0): Today, at Choudrant
(Girls)

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Tech renews Top Dog program

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Louisiana Tech Athletics has announced the official re-launch of Top Dog Rewards Program, a social media rewards program encouraged to help fans spread the word about the Bulldog and the Lady Techster sports programs.
Fans participating have the chance to earn points for sharing and liking LA Tech Athletics Facebook posts, images and videos; retweeting LA Tech Athletics tweets; tweeting with certain hashtags; interacting with LA Tech Sports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Fans will continue to receive bonus points for posting the Facebook and Twitter messages of the day.

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Cold weather’s effects on insect populations

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With the intense cold weather we have recently experienced, a natural question to ask is what effect this will have on insects. While optimistic gardeners are hoping that it will wipe them out, especially the types we like the least like stinkbugs and mosquitoes, the truth is it will probably have a minimal effect on most insects, especially our native species.

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Jazz Ensemble to hold winter concert at Tech

The Louisiana Tech University Jazz Ensemble will present its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Howard Auditorium.
Under the direction of Lawrence Gibbs, associate professor of music at Tech, the performance will include an array of jazz music, from early swing to the latest rock and funk.
“We play a wide variety of styles and are covering over an 80 year span of jazz history during this concert,” Gibbs said.

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Show Techster support, fill the stands

Two weeks ago Tech Nation helped make Operation Sellout one of the most exciting nights of Bulldog basketball in nearly 30 years as 7,355 people packed the Thomas Assembly Center to cheer the ’Dunking Dogs on to victory.
Louisiana Tech University’s athletics department needs that kind of success again this weekend as the Lady Techsters open their season at home with a three-day, six-team, 15-game softball tournament starting Friday and running through Sunday at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.

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Eat smart Lincoln Parish

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Can you believe we are one month into the New Year! How is it going for those of you that made the New Year’s resolution to drop some unwanted pounds? Resolutions are hard to keep if you don’t have the support and encouragement from friends and family. If you are struggling with keeping your new year’s resolution or starting a healthy eating program, join the LSU AgCenter Smart Portions Class, March 20. The Smart Portions program will help you become more mindful of what you are eating while getting encouragement from other participants to stay on the right track.

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Serving with a smile

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Recently, I went through the drive-thru at the Subway on California to order food for my roommate. When I was requesting what veggies she wanted on her sandwich, the server proceeded to tell me they were out of ranch dressing and tomatoes. Being that those were half the things my roommate wanted on her sandwich, naturally, I should have been upset. But something surprised me that you don’t see too often in fast food lines.

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February 3rd

Planting seeds of interest

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Master Gardeners aim to promote horticulture
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More than 100 area residents came out for the third annual Master Gardeners’ Seminar on Saturday.
During the event, Dalerie Moller, president of the North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners, awarded a $500 check to Jack Reichley, the Louisiana Tech University greenhouse manager.
“The money for this donation came from the fall plant sale,” she said. “We wouldn’t have been able to have the event here (in Lomax Hall) if it weren’t for Tech.
“They co-sponsored the event with us this year.”
Moller said there was a good turn out for the event.

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Moving forward

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LPSB to discuss RHS, SHS, Cypress Springs projects
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The Lincoln Parish School Board Building and Grounds Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss several upcoming projects, some of which are already underway.
This meeting will be followed at 6 p.m. by the regular monthly meeting of the LPSB.
The first item on the Building and Grounds Committee agenda will be the installation of new lighting at the L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium at Ruston High School.

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