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October 22nd, 2013

‘Hall of Heroes’ exhibit set

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The Lincoln Parish Library is showing their support for troops throughout the entire month of November.
Opening on Veterans day, the “Hall of Heroes” exhibit will be on display in the Chautauqua Gallery. Photos of veterans or current military personnel will be posted throughout the exhibit.
“My goal is to have the hallway covered with veterans’ photos,” Emily Arnold, the library’s programming coordinator, said.
The public is invited to submit photos of local veterans and complete information sheets containing information about the veteran, years of service and branch.

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Firefighters work to douse flames at residence

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Early reports indicate that a fire on Louisiana Highway 3072 will likely result in a total loss. Lincoln Parish and Ruston Fire Department officials were still on scene as of deadline, and no further information was available as to the cause or extent of the fire. It is known that the house was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters first received the call at approximately 9 a.m. today. At least two residents were on scene at the time of the fire, but no information concerning their condition was available at press time.

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Tech rated in Top 5 for math whizzes

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Business Insider, a news and information website providing financial, tech, entertainment, media and digital industry analysis and commentary, has ranked Louisiana Tech University No. 5 in the nation in its list of the “The 10 Best Colleges for Math Whizzes” released Friday.
Tech was the only university in Louisiana and the highest ranked institution in the southern United States. The University of Illinois topped the list followed by Michigan State University, Lebanon Valley College (Pa.), Illinois Institute of Technology and Tech.

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Northwood Drive attic catches on fire

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Brazzel: Oversized light bulbs appear to be cause
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At 2:16 p.m. Monday, Ruston Fire Department received a 911 call for a possible house fire on Northwood Drive caused by oversized light bulbs in a light fixture.
Eric Brazzel, public education officer for RFD, said upon arriving at the house, firefighters found light smoke coming from the residence and the fire in the attic.

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Preparing a winter habitat for birds

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With extreme weather affecting the northern plains early, I suspect the winter bird population will be arriving early this year. Wintering birds have somewhat different habitat needs than summer nesting birds and now is the time to get the backyard ready to meet their winter needs. Weather is unpredictable and a prepared site will ensure that the area provides the required survival needs of bird populations whenever harsh conditions begin.

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Matthews speaks to Lions Club

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At the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club on Oct. 15, the Lincoln Parish Geographic Information System Director Jackson Matthews presented an informative program regarding the mapping of Lincoln Parish. The GIS is connected to all aspects of parish government as well as the city of Ruston.

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G-Men get back to business

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Grambling State football team returns to practice after weeklong boycott
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It wasn’t much, but it was a start.
Despite having missed nearly a week’s worth of workouts, Grambling State’s football team went through it’s usual 30 minute conditioning practice around 5:30 p.m. Monday, ending a nearly weeklong boycott that forced the university to forfeit its game against Jackson State on Saturday.
Interim head coach Dennis “Dirt” Winston briefly addressed players after a 30-minute conditioning period that included stretching, jogging and sprinting.

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Holtz wants more offensive output from ’Dogs

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The search is on for Louisiana Tech football coach Skip Holtz.
And offensive consistency is the prize he’s hunting for.
Turnovers, big plays, and productivity on third downs and in the red zone are all something the Bulldogs have struggled with in their 2-5 start to the season.
And that’s something Holtz wants to change.

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Two Lady Techsters fall in finals of ITA Southern Regionals

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AUBURN, Ala. — The Louisiana Tech tennis team closed out the ITA Southern Regionals on Monday with Taly Merker and Manoela Chiacchio each dropping matches in the finals of their singles bracket.
Merker reached the finals of B draw by notching her fourth straight win of the four-day tournament, a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Amy Lowther of UAB. However, the sophomore ran out of steam as she dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision to Mary-Angela Martin of South Alabama.

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Tech golf third entering final round of Jim Rivers Intercollegiate

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CHOUDRANT — Louisiana Tech made a six-stroke improvement in between Monday’s two rounds and finished the day in third place with a 6-over-par 582 at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant.
Overall, Louisiana Tech is two shots back of Southeastern Louisiana and 11 shots back of tournament leader Southern Miss. The Bulldogs have a one stroke lead over Missouri State in a crowded middle of the field where six shots separate six teams.

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