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Tech fights cancer

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Bulldogs ask for help on and off the field
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Louisiana Tech will open its Western Athletic Conference season on Saturday when the Bulldogs host preseason league favorite Hawaii on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium.
There are numerous promotions and events set around this weekend’s home football game, including the Tech Athletics Hall of Fame induction, the Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer campaign, the Red-Out game promotion as well as additional home sporting events on campus.

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Abuse awareness

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DART vigil to remember those lost
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With close to 30 people lost to domestic violence in the past 15 years, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has taken a proactive stance to inform area residents.
Cathy Ayo, DART’s executive director, said DART serves five parishes, including Lincoln Parish, and awareness will be brought to each one.
“We will be setting up silhouettes Friday or Saturday to remember all those lost to domestic violence, which includes men, women and children,” Ayo said. “They will then be on display for a week before we move them to another parish.”

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Cyclist struck, injured

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A teenage cyclist is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon.
Ruston Fire Department Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said the incident took place at 4:14 p.m. on U.S. Highway 167 North between Vienna and Dubach.
“RFD responded at that time with a medic unit and rescue to find the patient with severe injuries,” Brazzel said. “Pafford Air was notified to transport the patient to LSU Medical Center.”

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Hammons seeks re-election

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Twelve-year incumbent, police juror David Hammons has announced his plans for re-election for the District 5 Police Jury seat.
“I want to thank the people for giving me the opportunity to serve them for the past 12 years,” Hammons said. “I look forward to giving you the same service for the next four years.”
Hammons also said he feels like he has helped change the mindset of many voters and made them aware of problems and issues facing Lincoln Parish.

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GSU adds nine buildings to National Register

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University continued its Founder’s Week celebration Wednesday morning with a historic buildings marker ceremony honoring nine of the university’s buildings that were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.
In front of Long-James Hall, one of the buildings added to the register, a crowd of approximately 25 gathered to witness the ceremony as part of the university’s celebration of 110 years of existence.

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Churches join together

A new church is beginning in Ruston this Sunday, but unlike most church plants this new church already has a long and unique history. On Sept. 18, Crossroads Church and Christ Community Church voted to merge and together start The Bridge Community Church. Last Sunday, both churches held their final worship services in preparation for beginning a new church together.
The Bridge Community Church will hold a public launch service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the former Christ Community building at 2301 N. Trenton St. The public is welcomed and invited. Please arrive early because parking will be in short supply.

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Louisiana Tech Kids Club

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It’s that time again for Louisiana Tech Kids Club and this year is no different for Kate Dykes and husband, Head Coach of the Louisiana Tech University Football team, Sonny. They have chosen to sponsor four club members to participate in the Kids Club Program. The La. Tech Kids Club is for fans who are in the eighth grade or below, and the members will receive free admission to all regular season sporting events on the Tech campus, an official club T-shirt, a membership card and invitations to exclusive Kids Club events.

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Busy times call for preparation in the parish

Some area residents might have faced a bit of a scare on Wednesday when they received word a local inmate had escaped.
Apparently a man serving a sentence for armed robbery got away from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center by getting out of the building and then going over the fence.
This incident was believed to have happened between midnight and 5 a.m. Wednesday. As word of the inmate’s escape spread, some might have feared for their safety as rumors popped up about the potential dangers the man posed.

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Growing up's aches and pains

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I usually get up with a positive attitude and a smile, after I have gotten my Diet Sprite with cherry. But this morning quickly twisted my cheery smile into a contemplating scowl. There weren’t any signs from the recent derailment, so I had assumed the road was open. However, the blue lights flashing from the car of Trooper Morris’ state police car gave me that information after I had topped the hill. So I did what my grandmother always told me, complain silently. Yelling and screaming out loud does nothing but raise your blood pressure and make you look foolish. So at the risk of looking foolish in front of a person who could take me to jail or some other facility, I just changed routes.

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The negatives of technology

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As I celebrated another birthday on Wednesday, it was a time for reflection about the people of my generation.
To give a ballpark figure for my age, I’ll just say it was 1998 when I graduated from college.
During my grade-school years, our whole school joined hands and sang “We are the World,” and certain forms of discipline must still have been acceptable in the classroom. Each time a kid got called to the principal’s office, we assumed they were getting paddled. I recall my third-grade teacher punishing students by making them sit up on their knees in front of their desks or standing with their nose against their locker.

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