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Board passes millage resolution

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Residents will be asked to vote on two propositions in April 21 elections

The Lincoln Parish School Board will be asking voters to renew two separate millage taxes in April.
The Consolidated School District No. 1 Special Operating and Maintenance millage is set to expire after 2012 collections, and the Ruston District No. 1 Special Operating and Maintenance millage is set to expire after 2013 collections. The vote, set for April 21, will ask for both taxes to be extended for 10 years.

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Chorus to perform a cappella

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Proceeds to benefit St. Jude Research Hospital
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The Dixie Center for the Arts will play host to a chorus and performer in an event that is for all ages.
Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines and Todd C. Martin, an Elvis impersonator, will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Dixie. Tickets for the event are $15 for adults, $10 for students ages 6-18 and seniors 60-plus and $25 for special silver seating (reserved seats in the front two rows).

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GSU, Tech see vacant staff positions cut

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While many think of Christmas and New Year’s as a time of giving, the opposite has been true for the two universities located within the boundaries of Lincoln Parish.
Instead of spending the holidays worrying about gifts for their families or what their holiday plans were, administrators from both Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University spent their Christmas breaks trying to crunch numbers on their budgets after the University of Louisiana System announced that each school would be facing a 5.01 percent budget reduction from the system.

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Tech kinesiology professor selected to present at national conference

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David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology and Eva Cunningham Endowed Professor in Education at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to present at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) annual Coaches Conference, Monday in San Antonio, Texas.
The presentation titled, “In-season Training for the Pitcher — The Why and How,” will describe the physiological responses to baseball pitching during simulated and intra-squad games.
Szymanski will offer specific recommendations for designing in-season strength and conditioning programs for starting, middle relief and closing pitchers.

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NCLAC to offer bookmaking class with Frank Hamrick

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council will host a bookmaking workshop with Louisiana Tech Professor Frank Hamrick.
This workshop will focus on the introduction of various bookbinding methods, tools and materials.
The classes will be held on Tuesdays beginning March 20 until April 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Masur Museum of Art, in Monroe.

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Revival summit set

Cook Baptist Church to play host for Life Action’s traveling team

Life Action, a ministry dedicated to living and teaching practical, daily applications from God’s Word, is coming to Ruston, Sunday through Jan. 18, to hold a revival summit.
Through a series of evening services and seminars at Cook Baptist of Ruston, the Life Action team will present messages and worshipful music focusing on God’s life-giving truths.
The summit will begin Sunday at 10:15 a.m. and continue through Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. During this time, there will be instructional teaching, family seminars, music and programs for children and youth.

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‘Pack the House’ nears

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Tech going for fifth straight national promotion title
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Louisiana Tech University’s football team won a Western Athletic Conference title in 2011.
Now, can the school’s game management and marketing department join the championship circles this year?
Tech will be seeking a fifth consecutive — yes, five in a row — “Pack the House” promotional crowns on Feb. 4.

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Jessie’s Jottings

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NFL coaching carousel now under way
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If you are an NFL coach, then you should fear for your job right now.
Over the course of a few days, there have been so many coaches fired that you would think they were dismantling the league. Even those who have the plush front office jobs were not safe. Teams are no longer sticking to their guns; they are going out and finding bigger and better ones.
Teams that didn’t make the playoff are taking out pieces of the equation that didn’t equal what they were looking for. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Head Coach Raheem Morris.

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Grambling women win, 62-48

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s women got off to the right start in Southwestern Athletic Conference action at the Fred Hobdy Assembly Center on Tuesday night.
The Lady Tigers (5-6) were a 62-48 winner over the Lady Hornets (3-7) in the first game of a doubleheader involving the two schools.
Grambling was led by the 16 points of guard Tonishea Mack, who was seven-of-10 from the field and one-of-four at the foul line.

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Lady Bearcats host tournament

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A busy three nights of basketball action tips off at the Ruston High School gymnasium tonight.
The Lady Bearcats will host their annual invitational tournament that will be held through Friday.
Action opens with three games today, starting with Head Coach David Aguilar guiding the RHS girls up against Shreveport Green Oaks at 5:30 p.m.

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