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November 7th, 2013

Rob Jr. passes away in the night

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Eddie Robinson Jr., the son of legendary Grambling State University football coach Eddie Robinson, died Wednesday night at Baylor University Medical Center.
Robinson Jr. was 70.
Robinson Jr. underwent heart transplant surgery on Aug. 18 and returned home to Grambling around five weeks later. He was rehospitalized a few weeks ago after his body began rejecting the new heart.
Cherie Kirkland, Robinson Jr.’s niece, released a statement late Wednesday night on behalf of her grandmother, Doris Robinson, and the entire Robinson family.

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Tech faculty display art

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The Louisiana Tech University School of Art faculty currently have pieces of their artwork on display in the F. Elizabeth Bethea Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be on display through Dec. 17. The mission of the galleries at The School of Art at Louisiana Tech University is to contribute to student and community learning through exposure to the work and philosophy of nationally recognized contemporary artists working in the visual arts. For more information call the School of Art at 257-3909.

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City asks state for money

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The city of Ruston is asking the state for $42.3 million in construction money, the bulk of which would be spent on road projects.
The Board of Aldermen approved the annual requests Monday night. Of the total, approximately $25 million is state money with the remainder a combination of local and federal funds.

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GSU seniors display artwork

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The Grambling State University will be hosting various senior exhibits in Dunbar Hall beginning Monday.
The first of the students to present work will be Marantz Moon. The exhibit titled “A Product of Life: If Hearts are Red What Color is Love” will be on display Monday through Nov. 15.
Moon, a senior from Chicago, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Art with a concentration in Digital Art at GSU.
Moon said his work explores the struggles inherent in the transition from youth to adulthood, such as relationships and career success.

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Khorasani’s ‘Presents’ artwork to be on display Friday

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Holiday exhibitions, a museum auction and two new galleries are featuring Hooshang Khorasani’s abstract and equine works this fall and into the future.
The Ruston resident’s abstracts and running horses will be displayed in the “Presents” exhibition at Artspace in Shreveport from Friday through Jan. 18. The opening reception will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

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Winterizing homes begins

While Louisiana weather means we might experience a few more warm days before fall and winter completely take over, it is still time to begin getting our homes and cars ready for winter.
As temperatures continue to drop, it is important to have your home ready for the winter months. The U.S. Department of Energy offers the following tips to save energy and hopefully some cash this winter:
• Open curtains on the south side of your home during the day to take full advantage of the sun.
• Install insulating drapes or shades.

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Loving the feel of jazz music

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Musicians should never forget that we’re blessed. We have a special gift that people can enjoy through us. We’ve had the good fortune to receive this and pass it along to others.
— Ed Thigpen
Nothing quite beats the feel of jazz. Yes, the feel. You can feel jazz in your bones and in your soul. A song might have been written more than 100 years ago, but you can feel the agony the person was in when they wrote it.

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Hillcrest Elementary: Students get a visit from Hallo-weiner

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From the Principal
Red Ribbon Week was the week of Oct. 28-Nov.1. Our school theme was “Friends Don’t Let Friends Bully or Do Drugs.” Each teacher focused on bullying and saying “No” to drugs. The children received a special prize each day to help remind them of the theme.
The Book Fair is through Friday in the library from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Goodies for Grands was Tuesday morning from 7:45 a.m. until 9 a.m. Students enjoyed snacks and shopped for books with a loved one.

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Parish educators help train future teachers

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Teachers and administrators from the Lincoln Parish District recently went back to college as part of a professional educator panel for students in Julie Holmes’ EDCI 471 Classroom Management course within the Louisiana Tech University College of Education.

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I.A. Lewis

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I.A. Lewis has released the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period.
Those students are listed below by achievement level.
All As
Kathryn Apelgren, Zachary Atkison, Ashton Barber, Tasnia Bari, Logan Brazzel, Joy Eddy, Dylan Foster, Grayson Hipp, Joshua Johnston, Morgan Keen, Ja Mia Kinsey, Madeline Murphy, Brooklyn Nestrud, Jared Norsworthy, Scout Parnell, Taylor Peterson, Matthew Skipper, Madison Soto, Tanner Sullivant and James Yates
A-B Honor Roll

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