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Locals celebrate King’s legacy

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Local community members and area leaders joined the local NAACP for their annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday night at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church with the theme “Affirming America’s Promise” on their minds.
The annual event raises funds for the national Freedom Fund, which helps pay for the legal fees of those fighting discrimination practices, as well as the scholarship fund, which awards scholarships to local teens. This year’s scholarship went to Grambling State University student Gregory Manning.

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Unoccupied dorms spark campus concern

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In 1995, Louisiana Tech began to shut down dormitories in hopes of giving the campus a modern look. But, more than 15 years later, Jenkins and McFarland dormitories still stand uninhabited along with three other residence halls.
Following suit, Caruthers became vacant in 2005, and continuing closures resulted in the vacancy of Neilson in 2009 and Hutcheson in 2011.

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Chamber to give away extra Peach Fest posters

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In operation for more than 60 years, the Louisiana Peach Festival has put out a themed poster for the event for each year of its existence.
In previous years, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce would have large numbers of the posters printed up for sale and the artist would be asked to sign the number of posters that was equal to the festival year. But now they reportedly only print 200 and have the artist of the poster sign half.

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Pet of the Week

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Star is a young black labrador retriever searching for a home. Star loves to be outdoors and to play with people and other dogs. Call 251-DOGS today for more information about Star. Her adoption fee is $50. This fee will include a certificate to spay and a rabies shot.

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GSU Tiger Men’s Group

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From left to right are guests of GSU Tiger Men’s Group: Martha Morris, Herbert Lyons and Theressa Wyatt.
The GSU Tiger Men’s Group receives sizable monetary donations from guests Morris and Wyatt for the group’s monthly collection of canned goods for those in need.
The canned goods were distributed to Lincoln Parish Community Center on Jan. 6.
For information, contact Chairpersons the Rev. Julius Hill, Ben Williams, Ben Hamilton or Joseph Capers Sr.
The club will meet Jan. 26 at Ryan’s in Ruston.

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Links Inc. helps celebrate National Headstart Month at Slaton Center

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The Monroe-Grambling Chapter of The Links, Incorporated enlisted the services of Miss Grambling State University, Jamecia Leonard, and her court — Colby Johnson, Miss Senior; Chuntell Thomas, Miss Junior; Ambra Brice, Miss Sophomore; and La’Resha Taylor, Miss Freshman — to help perform acts of kindness and enjoyment at the Paul E. Slaton Headstart Center.
This was done in conjunction with National Headstart Month which is celebrated nationwide.
The Links collected and donated “Baskets Full” of packaged underwear and socks for the 3-and-4-year old Headstarters.

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Broha picked for All-Star game

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Don’t bring the curtain down just yet on the collegiate playing career of Matt Broha.
The senior defensive lineman who played a key role in Louisiana Tech University will be among the participants in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game to be played in Tucson, Ariz., tonight.
Kickoff time is set for 7 p.m. in the Fox Sports Affiliates’ sponsored contest that will be held at Kino Stadium.

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Highly-touted power forward picks Techsters

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With the need of having more of an inside presence, Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters just might have landed such a player for the future.
Mayam Dogo, a 6-2 power forward from Colorado-based Lamar Community College, has verbally committed to the defending Western Athletic Conference champions.
Ranked as one of the top juco players in the country, Dogo had compiled averages of 21.4 points and 14.6 rebounds through Lamar’s first 16 games.

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Take today to remember MLK

“I have a dream.” Those four words have been found in history textbooks and echoed in our minds on the third Monday in January for almost 30 years.
Today recognizes the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., a man known for his work in the civil rights movement.
Born Jan. 15, 1929, King accomplished more in his 39 years than many had been able to do in lifetimes’ prior.

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New alcohol sales show progress

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Ninety-three years ago, on this exact day, Congress passed the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.”
It wasn’t until 1933 that Congress would pass the 21st Amendment repealing the 18th.
During those 14 years, there were Americans who still made and transported their own alcohol — moonshine — illegally. And there were those Americans who still purchased it even though still illegal, or who wanted something to drink so badly they would drive north or south of the United States border to Canada or to Mexico to get their fix.

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