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June 25th, 2014

Poverty Point inscribed as world heritage site

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UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee voted to inscribe Poverty Point State Historic Site as a World Heritage Site on Tuesday at its annual meeting in Doha, Qatar.
Poverty Point, located in Pioneer, is only the 22nd World Heritage Site in the U.S. and joins the ranks of others worldwide including the Great Wall of China, Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Poverty Point was the U.S. Department of the Interior’s lone nomination for world heritage status — adding to the site’s accolades as a National Historic Landmark, National Monument and Smithsonian Affiliate.

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Tech hosts students for work in cyber, nanosystems engineering

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Student researchers from institutions such as Vanderbilt University, University of Pittsburgh and Missouri University of Science and Technology recently traveled to Louisiana Tech University to participate this year’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.
The visiting students gathered at Louisiana Tech to work with faculty and scientists on cutting edge research in cyber engineering, materials science, and nanosystems engineering.
Over the past four summers, Tech has hosted more than 130 undergraduate students from across the nation for three separate REU programs.

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Local schools stay steadfast

With all of the turmoil happening around Louisiana’s public education system, the Lincoln Parish School District is remaining steadfast in their pursuit for quality education.
Common Core has become a household name, although some people still do not necessarily know what that name entails.
Common Core is a set of standards set for each grade with the idea in mind that children should be able to accomplish goals set in the standards upon leaving their grade level.

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Waiting rubs water initiative wrong

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“Good things come to those who wait,” the saying goes. It looks like the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative is going to have to wait a little longer.
The ULRWSI is the bi-parish organization that wants to pipe water from Lake D’Arbonne to Ruston and Farmerville as an alternative source to the beleaguered Sparta Aquifer. One of the first steps in what will be an expensive, elongated project is securing a site for a water treatment plant.

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Lincoln Parish Little Leaguers go undefeated

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The Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Little League baseball team recently completed its season undefeated at 8-0 in Lincoln Parish Little League play. Pictured on the first row above from left to right are team members Jordan Parker, Jacoryn Crowe, Payton Antley, Joshua Brantley, William Rabo, Semaj Jones and Braden Young. Picture on the second row above from left to right are assistant coach David Young, head coach Cortland Dupree and assistant coach Derek Jones. Pictured below is the team celebrating after winning the season finale.

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Tech adds RB Walters

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz has announced the addition of Mississippi prep running back Tywun Walters to the program’s list of newcomers for the 2014 season.
Walters — a 5-11, 218-pound tailback from Marks, Mississippi — will be a freshman when he reports for camp in August.
He graduated from M.S. Palmer High School where he was a first team all-state running back his senior season as he ran for 1,680 yards.
Over the course of his high school career, he ran for 5,870 yards scoring a total of 268 points and was a three-time all-district honoree.

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GSU, MVSU football date changed

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The Grambling State University football game at Mississippi Valley scheduled for Nov. 8 has been changed.
The game will now be a tape delayed, nationally-televised broadcast on one of the ESPN family of Networks at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at Rice-Totten Stadium in Itta Bena, Mississippi.
ESPN has not yet officially released when the game will be televised as a part of their college football schedule.

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Youth journalism contest being held

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Young writers and photographers have until 5 p.m. July 22 to submit entries for the Louisiana Outdoor Writers’ Association’s annual Youth Journalism Contest.
There are two writing divisions: Junior Essay is open to boys and girls ages 7-13; Senior Essay is for writers ages 14-18.
Essays must be an original, unpublished writing about a personal experience while hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking or other related outdoor activity.
Essays must be 300-1,000 words long, and must be typed, preferably with double-spaced lines.

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Ms. Rhonda West Jennings

A memorial service for Ms. Rhonda West Jennings, age 57 of Dubach, will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, June 30, 2014 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach. Committal services will follow in Fellowship Cemetery in Dubach. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the service on Monday at the church. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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