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February 28th, 2014

Arrests made at Grambling post office

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Three men were apprehended at the Grambling Post Office by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team for drug-related charges on Tuesday.
According to to the arrest affidavit, at approximately 1 p.m. agents received a call from a postal inspector stating he had intercepted a parcel package with suspected marijuana inside.
LPNET agents, along with Louisiana State Police and USPI, arrived at the post office for the investigation.
Through further investigations, it was discovered that Corey Deaunte’ Taylor had made several attempts to sign and take possession of the package.

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LPNET nabs three

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The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team made three arrests at approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the arrest affidavit, at close to 10 a.m. agents responded to an anonymous tip of narcotic drug use and sale at a residence in the 500 block of East Georgia Avenue.
Upon arrival agents made contact with Edmario Montez Sowers and Broderick Andrea Samuel who advised agents that they lived at the residence and also reportedly gave agents the consent to search.

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Igou awarded at Kiwanis Art Festival

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Shawna Igou has been an artist her entire life, and on Monday afternoon she was rewarded for her passion.
Shawna, a senior at Ruston High School, was named the overall winner of the eighth annual Kiwanis Youth Art Festival during an awards reception on Monday afternoon at the Community Trust Bank Financial Center.
“I feel really good,” Shawna said after she was announced as the winner. “This is really awesome.”

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RCT to donate proceeds to Strauss Theatre Center

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“Same Time, Next Year,” the romantic comedy written by award winning playwright Bernard Slade, is the next Ruston Community Theatre production. This play is sponsored by Gnemi Financial Services and will run at 7 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday at The Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Get some exercise with your furry friend

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You know that exercise is good for you because it helps you maintain a healthy weight, manage stress, sleep better and increase your energy level. The great thing is that activity does the same for your pets. Not only will exercise help them live longer, but an exercising animal is also more alert and more content.
Some people believe their pets misbehave to get even for being left alone; but in reality, the cause is usually boredom from lack of exercise. Many other behavior problems like chewing, digging and barking go away once your best friend starts getting regular activity.

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Kiwanis show off local art

It’s well-known that Lincoln Parish is a cultural hub, with numerous arts-related organizations helping bring a variety of arts-programs to residents.
So, it should be no surprise that Lincoln Parish is also the home of several talented artists who haven’t finished school yet.
This week, residents can stop by the Community Trust Bank Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St., and view the art of some of these talented young people who have participated in the eighth annual Kiwanis Youth Art Festival.

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Good folks make bad weather better

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My mother despised bad weather. Severe thunderstorms, ice storms, even ominous skies sent her into a dither, and usually also straight to the grocery store to load up on provisions.
Truth be known, I think Mama was afraid of bad weather. Maybe she had good reason. As a child growing up in Shreveport in the 1930s, she’d been through the fringes of a tornado.
Her father, my grandfather, used to tell of seeing a pine straw driven by the winds into a telephone pole at a 90-degree angle. But whatever was the cause, Mama and bad weather just didn’t get along, especially in the winter.

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February 27th

Grambling races to SWAC title

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Indoor Championship ended with Grambling State lifting the title crown on Sunday at the Birmingham Crossplex. The Tigers have now won four out of the last league championships.

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Techsters, Old Dominion to renew rivalry

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NORFOLK, Va.— Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion ruled women’s college basketball during the late 1970s and early ’80s as the Lady Techsters and Lady Monarchs combined to win six national championships during a 10-year span.
The two programs will play for the 21st time at 6 p.m. tonight — the first as conference foes — when Tech travels to the Ted Constant Convocation Center to face Old Dominion. The game can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network

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Bulldogs to host UALR in midweek action

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Louisiana Tech continues its 12-game home stand as the Bulldogs play hosts to the University of Arkansas-Little Rock in the first midweek matchup of the season at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Tech comes into tomorrow’s game 2-4 on the season and are coming off a 5-2 win over Conference USA foe Tulane at home. This is the first of two meetings between Louisiana Tech and UALR this season. The Bulldogs will travel to Little Rock, Ark., on April 15 for the second game at Gary Hogan Field.

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