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February 11th, 2014

Tech golf in 11th place

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Louisiana Tech sophomore Victor Lange shot a 1-under-par 71 in the second round of a 36-hole day to lead the Bulldogs as Tech enters the final round of the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in 11th place among a field of talented teams.
Results from the double-round day in San Antonio came in late as golfers from 15 schools played through cold, windy conditions at Oak Hills Country Club.

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Kudos to Tech for serving

Kudos are deserved by Louisiana Tech’s Department of Kinesiology as well as the Lady Techsters soccer team for their hard work over the weekend.
Tech’s Department of Kinesiology hosted an Adaptive Sports Seminar and National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium and the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center on Tech’s campus.

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Benefits of increasing recreation

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Each year Americans spend $646 billion on outdoor recreation. That sounds like a lot of money, but when you think of all the people you know who engage in hunting, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing, camping, hiking and canoeing, the numbers become more believable. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, more than 6 million American’s have jobs related to outdoor recreation.

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For the love of the game

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As the winter Olympics are in progress, watching these athletes perform reminds me of the endless devotion they possess in order to make the road to Sochi a possibility.
The amount of effort that has been set aside perfecting their skills and the time they have devoted to their sport is immeasurable.
Each of these athletes has sacrificed a myriad of things in their lives in order to be able to participate at an Olympic level, which includes time, money, friends, social lives and other opportunities that they had to put on the back burner for their sport.

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February 10th

Closings due to weather

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The 3rd Judicial District Judge's Office will be closed on Tuesday, and all court cases will be canceled for that day. A decision is still pending on Wednesday.
All Lincoln Parish Schools and universities will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University and Cedar Creek School have still not made a decision about Wednesday.

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Lincoln Parish Schools to close for weather

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No classes on Tuesday, Wednesday

Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell said that schools in the Lincoln Parish school system will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to just released weather information.
"We participated in the National Weather Service webinar," Bell said. "We have made the decision to cancel classes tomorrow and Wednesday. There appears to be a significant threat of ice and freezing rain, especially along the I-20 corridor."
Bell said the school year has extra instructional minutes built into it in case emergencies such as this occur.

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St. Jude Radiothon continues through Tuesday

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Louisiana Tech University nursing students Richard Ballard, left, and Tony Jackson, right, are among the volunteers at the 33rd annual St. Judy Radiothon broadcast live today and Tuesday from Ruston’s Super 1 Foods. The broadcast, over Z-107.5, continues until 6 p.m. today and is from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday. Last year’s event raised more than $125,000. To pledge, call 1-800-787-5288.

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Wintry mix expected

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Winter weather advisory begins at midnight

Lincoln Parish emergency preparedness officials are watching the skies and the weather maps today as yet another winter storm, this one likely bringing freezing rain, heads toward North Louisiana.
“We’re in for a significant winter storm that may include ice,” Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said this morning.

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LPPJ to discuss repair requests throughout parish

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will hold a Public Works Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln Parish Courthouse. Jurors will discuss several items on the agenda including requests from the City of Grambling, Town of Dubach and Village of Simsboro.

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Realtors get up-close view of proposed zoning code

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A group of Ruston realtors got an up-close look Thursday at a growing list of proposed changes to the city’s zoning code.
“We think you are a very integral part of the process,” Planning Administrator Pat Doane told the realtors.
The planning and zoning commission has sent a list of 52 suggested changes to Ruston’s Board of Aldermen for their possible adoption in March. Several more changes are expected to be presented to the commission when it meets Feb. 17.

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