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March 25th, 2014

Tech, GSU set for showdown

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Louisiana Tech will make the short trip down I-20 to face off with Grambling State for the second time this season with the first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m today at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park in Grambling.
The Bulldogs come into tomorrow’s game with an overall record of 8-14 and a 3-6 mark in Conference USA action.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 6-17 on the season and are currently on a three-game winning streak after sweeping Southern at home last weekend.

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British soccer mini-camp slated

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The Ruston Lady Bearcat soccer team will team with Louisiana Tech soccer coach Kevin Sherry to host a girls mini-camp today-Friday at the Louisiana Tech soccer field.
Donations for the event can be mailed to RHS Soccer Booster, 900 Bearcats Dr., Ruston, La., 71270.

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Tech’s Wilmore tied for Lone Star lead

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Travis Wilmore shot a stellar 7-under-par 137 (68-69=137) over two rounds Monday to enter the final round of the Lone Star Invitational tied for the lead at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio.
Wilmore is tied with New Mexico’s Victor Perez, a player ranked 60th in the country. His two rounds marked the most consistent performance of a Bulldog squad that got off to a slow start but excelled in the final round of Monday’s 36-hole, two-round day.

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Students score pottery skills

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Jacob Jenkins, 11, uses a plastic fork to score his clay bowl before adding another coil. Jacob, of Ruston, was a participant in Saturday’s Pinch and Coil children’s workshop sponsored by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. Instructors were Louisiana Tech University graduate art students.

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LPL board OKs 1-day Aug. closure

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Although the hot button issue was the approval of allowing the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber to host the annual gun and knife show at the Library Events Center, there was other business handled during the March meeting of the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control.
The board voted unanimously to approve a new study room policy. The policy changes were created in order to fix an issue that has been occurring, Library Director Vivian McCain said.

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Women's History Month: Leaia Alsup

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Name: Leaia Alsup
Number of years in Lincoln Parish: 7 years
Profession: Co-owner/teacher at LG dance studio
Clubs/Organizations/Affiliations: Twin City Ballet Company, Regional Dance America, Southern Association of Dance Masters
Education: Worked professionally in New York, Chicago and abroad for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Family: Daniel Alsup (husband) Caver Alsup (son)
Greatest Achievements: Being a wife and mother! Being with my family is the best feeling in the world.
• Opening LG Dance Studio in 2013 with my best friend Gretchen Jones.

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Tech, CIC partner to create La. Cyber, Data Consortium

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Louisiana Tech University, in collaboration with the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Louisiana Cyber and Data Consortium (LACDC). 
The Consortium represents a broad range of constituencies with interests in the security and protection of cyber assets and related threats, in storage and management and the use of large data sets for analytical and business decisions.

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Learning young to lend a hand to those in need

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Three young girls recently donated their hair to the Pink Hearts Fund, which provides wigs to those experiencing hair loss from cancer and other diseases.
TOP: Hairstylist Sissy Tolar and her daughter Sage, show off the hair Sage is donating in memory of her grandfather Reggie Trant and her great grandmother Betty Lou Holstead Harrison.
Bottom: Tolar cuts the hair of donor Kirsten David in memory of Billye Hopkins.

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Reducing the use of chemicals to control pests

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The key to achieving successful environmental-friendly gardens and landscapes is based on reducing plant stress. This includes managing pest problems which weaken plants, thus making them more susceptible to other problems or even death. Homeowners can reduce plant stress by reducing plant pests by using an integrated pest management (IPM) approach.

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FNB offers scholarship

First National Bank is offering a $1,500 college scholarship for the 2014 year. All graduating seniors from schools in Lincoln Parish are encouraged to apply. The annual scholarship honors Jackie Woodard Whitlock, who worked in the Lincoln Parish school system for more than 20 years. She began working in education as a classroom teacher and moved to the central office for the last several years of her career.

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