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November 7th, 2013

Tech’s Jaquemet named to All-Academic team

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Louisiana Tech defender Nicole Jaquemet has been selected to the Conference USA All-Academic second team, announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon.
The sophomore was not only a key contributor for a backline that pitched nine shutouts this season, she was also a strong performer in the classroom, bolstering a 3.86 GPA.
A native of Dielsdorf, Switzerland, Jaquemet played in all 20 matches this season with 13 starts. She scored a career-high two goals in a 5-0 shutout win over Southern.
Last season in her freshman year, Jaquemet earned Academic All-WAC.

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Gray team wins Tech Fall World Series

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The Gray team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take the lead and series with a 4-2 win over the Black team in Game 7 of this year’s Fall World Series finale Sunday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
With the game tied at 1-1 going into the bottom half of the seventh, an RBI single by Bo Parker scored Lain Kranz from second base to take a 2-1 lead. Kimbell followed up with a bases loaded single to left field to plate two more runs and gave Gray a 4-1 lead after seven complete innings.

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GSU QB earns national honors

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Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams has been named Boxtorow National Player of the Week.
Williams, a junior from Tampa, Fla., accounted for 319 yards and all seven of Grambling’s touchdowns in the Tigers 47-40 victory over Mississippi Valley State.
He completed 18 of 31 passing for 265 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 54 yards and touchdowns from five and 11 yards out..
Williams will be featured on www.boxtorow.com as Boxtorow National Player of the Week.

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November 6th

Flapjack event to help area residents

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Eating pancakes can help raise funds for the area’s needy residents.
A Flapjack Fundraiser is scheduled from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, by the Zeta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. The women’s philanthropic group will use the funds to help area residents at Christmastime.
The breakfast will be held at the Ruston Applebee’s restaurant. Tickets cost $5.
Event chair Alice Byrnes said the group will aid families who don’t qualify for any public programs or whose needs are not known by area clearinghouses.
“Come out and enjoy a short stack for a tall cause,” Byrnes said.

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No charter school in Lincoln

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It turns out that Lincoln Parish will not be getting a charter school, despite receiving the first ever application for one earlier this year.
After a public hearing, during which no one offered any comments, Lincoln Parish School Board members voted unanimously — with the exception of Curtis Dowling who was absent — to deny the application for Success Academy Prep based on the suggestion of independent third party evaluating company New Millennium Education.

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Man arrested for crack cocaine

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At 2:42 p.m. Tuesday the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested one man for distribution of crack cocaine.
Gregory Dewayne Scott, 42, of 115 Maple St. in Grambling was arrested on U.S. Highway 80 East on four counts of distribution of crack cocaine. The total bond $30,000 while the bond is not set for one of the distribution charges.

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Tech student charged with distribution

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For the second time in a seven day period, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team has arrested the same Louisiana Tech University student — this time on distribution of marijuana.
At 8:52 a.m. Tuesday, Jonathan Daniel Gruenig, 19, of 1027 Whitetail Drive, Mandeville, was arrested at Hutcheson Dorm on three counts of distribution of marijuana. The total bond for all the charges is $30,000.
Chad Alexander, public information officer for LPSO, said the distribution charges are a separate incident than the charges made on Oct. 29.

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Slave’s life portrayed in movie

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Ruston resident Dr. Allen Herbert did a double take several months ago when he a heard television commentator talking about a soon-to-be-released movie based on Solomon Northup’s memoir “Twelve Years A Slave.”
He knew the story of the free black man who was sold into slavery in 1841 and wound up on a Louisiana plantation.
Sue Elkin, the late historian and LSU professor credited with bringing Northup’s story to light, was a friend of Herbert’s father.

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Hunters for Heroes event set for Saturday

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The Louisiana Chapter of North American Hunters for Heroes will host a deer hunt for veterans Saturday.
Donnie Vocker, founder of the Louisiana chapter, said the event came about after helping friends in Texas host a hunt in 2012.
“When we did the hunt in Texas,” he said. “We all thought it would be something great to get started in other states.”
Vocker said they have taken men on duck, rabbit and deer hunts.

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Ruston at play: Exercising in the cold

I think it is safe to say that we can retire our bathing suits and pack up the ole lemonade stands because colder temperatures have arrived. However, that doesn’t mean that you stow away your workout gear.
Cold weather does not mean that you must put your exercise regimen on ice. Winter can frustrate even the most motivated of exercisers. And — if you’re not so motivated — it’s all too easy to pack your workout gear away with your summer clothes and at the same time, pack on the pounds.
But keeping up your exercise routine in cold weather can be rewarding.

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