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February 6th, 2014

Emmanuel Pre-K: Rolling in the new year

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Our new year is rolling right along and it’s already February! January was filled to the brim with winter activities. Our three and four year olds enjoyed a fun filled trip to our wonderful library where we were read books about snowmen. It was great fun to make our own snowman to take home with us.
Our discovery centers are filled with winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves. Our children have loved dressing in winter attire and having their pictures made for their take home diaries. The ice and “snow” in our water and sand tables was a really big hit.

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GHS students enjoy science projects, fair

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Summer Banuelos is already looking forward to Grambling Laboratory High School’s next science fair.
“I just want to do another human behavior project because I find it very interesting,” said the 14-year-old native of Hope, Ark.
She decided to find out if childproof containers are really childproof, and the results she acquired through several tests were surprising. “I found out that childproof containers are only child proof until a child reaches a certain age of comprehension,” said Banuelos, a freshman. “At some point in time, they mimic the actions of those around them.”

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Bearcats send four to college ranks

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The Ruston Bearcats had four players take their next step in their walks of life Wednesday as three signed scholarships and one announced he was walking to play football at regional colleges.
Southern Arkansas picked up a package deal as linebacker Jaquel Owens and defensive back/return specialist Darren Crawford signed up to become Muleriders.
“It just felt like home when I went there,” Owens said. “I like the campus, the coaches — everything about the school. Everyone knew my name walking around campus, it just felt like the place to be.”

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Tech inks 14 new football Bulldogs

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced the signing of 17 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, completing the Bulldogs’ 2014 Signing Class.
In all, the class that Holtz and the coaching staff signed for this year counts 21 newcomers with three already enrolled at Louisiana Tech. Of the 21 newcomers, over half the class (52 percent) elected to stay in-state and attend Louisiana Tech.

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Grambling State University 2014 football signees

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Grambling State University 2014 football signees
• Ryan Moore 6’1 270 OL St. Augustine New Orleans
• DeVante Brown 6’3 270 OL Westgate New Iberia
• Devohn Lindsey 6’3 200 WR N. Little Rock N. Little Rock, Ark.
• Charlie Payne 6’1 1/2 265 DE East St. John LaPlace
• De’Vante Davis 6’3 190 WR Kaplan Maurice
• Marcus Perkins 5’9 165 WR Naaman Forest Garland, Texas
• Raymond Richardson 6’3 230 DL Wenonah Birmingham, Ala.
• Marc Orozcon 5’9 190 P/K Ryan Denton, Texas
• Deangelo Gaston 6’2 222 DE Union Parish Farmerville

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Tech set for White Out game vs. Tulsa

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The midpoint of the Conference USA season has been reached and the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team currently sits in third place.
Right behind the Bulldogs is the Tulsa Golden Hurricane who they face at 8 p.m. tonight inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
For the second straight home game, the TAC will be host to a nationally-televised broadcast from CBS Sports Network with John Sadak calling the play by play and Chris Walker providing analysis.

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Techsters fall short at UTEP

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EL PASO, Texas — On a night when it looked as though Louisiana Tech might pull off its biggest win of the season, the Lady Techsters came up short as UTEP pulled out an 85-75 win at the Don Haskins Center Wednesday night.
Tech (7-14, 2-6 C-USA) entered the game searching for its first road win of the year, while UTEP (18-4, 6-2) sported an impressive 12-1 mark at its home gym.

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Tech composer’s 500th composition performed

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Joe L. Alexander, a professor of music at Louisiana Tech University, recently had his 500th original composition performed, since joining the Tech faculty in 2001.
Alexander’s pieces “Sammy’s Suite” and “Soundscapes” was performed at a Mid-South Chapter concert of the National Association of Composers, USA. The concert was held on the campus of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss.
“Soundscapes” is the 500th piece.

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Local woman elected to LouisianaChildren.org board

Carole Carson, executive director of Pine Hills Children’s Advocacy Center was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for LouisianaChildren.org — the umbrella association for Louisiana CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and CAC (Children’s Advocacy Centers) Louisiana.

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Bethlehem Chapter No. 40

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Bethlehem Chapter No. 40, adopted by Lucas Lodge No. 12, fellowshipped with Mt. Olive Baptist Church Pastor Ronnie Washington, of Grambling, on Jan. 19. A small token was given to the church’s youth program, for they are future leaders. In attendance, from left to right, were members of Bethlehem Chapter No. 40 Sis. Hazel Baker, treasurer; Sis. Tonya Jordan, associate cond.; Worthy Matron Sis. Angelite Caldwell; Sis. Sabrina Smith, asso. matron; and Sis. Veronica Bell, secretary.

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