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April 3rd, 2014

MedCamps host ceremony for Larkin Gibbs pavilion

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On Friday MedCamps of Louisiana and the Louisiana Tech University School of Architecture’s Design Build program will partner to break ground on the Larkin Gibbs Memorial Pavilion and Garden. 
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. at Camp Alabama, located at 2090 Louisiana Highway 145, Choudrant. 

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Showcase honors Dixie

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Joe Woods’ variety show revived in 2001
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From the mid-70s through the mid-80s, the Dixie Center for the Arts was the place to be on Saturday nights.
And, on April 12, it’ll be the place to be once again as the ninth annual Joe Woods Wildwoods Express Showcase hits the stage at 6 p.m.

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Improvements in store for detention center

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The Lincoln Parish Detention Center Commission discussed improvements that are in the works during a recent meeting.
First up the possible addition of a new dorm, which Warden Jim Tuten said would save the detention center approximately $700 per day.
“The new dormitory would be a trustee dorm, with additional room inside to add more beds,” Tuten said. “With the additional $110,000 spent on this dormitory we should be able to save about $440,000 annually on sending inmates to other locations.”

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Boyd to wed Boyd

Carl and Eupha Boyd, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Courtney to Matthew Boyd, of Choudrant.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bobby Boyd, of Grapeland, Texas, the late Beverly Boyd, the late Joe Smith and the late Avaline Smith.

Courtney is a graduate of Choudrant High School and attended Bossier Parish Community College. She is currently employed with LaSalle Managament.

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Club News: DRABO makes plans

Members of the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization met recently to make plans for Spring events. There will be a huge garage sale this month and an interesting art show and sale in May.
The garage sale will be from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday in the Scott Hamilton Warehouse building at the corner of U.S. Highway 167 and East Hico Street. Residents are invited to have their own 10-by-10 space for selling items at a cost of $15 or the group welcomes the donations of items.

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High hopes for Summitt

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Sixth head coach in Lady Techsters basketball history introduced
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It worked for Mary, Queen of Scots, Egypt’s King Tut and Alexander the Great.
Those three historical figures became world leaders at very young ages. Now Louisiana Tech University’s athletics department is betting on it working for Tyler Summitt and the Lady Techsters’ basketball program.
After it all, it worked for his mother Pat Summitt, who took over the Tennessee Lady Volunteers head coaching role at 22 and went on to chalk up 1,098 wins and eight national championships before retiring in 2012 after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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DeMoss tabbed as associate head coach

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During the noon-time press conference at the Jarrell Room of the Charles Wyly Athletic Center, Summitt announced that he has hired former Lady Techster Mickie DeMoss as his associate head coach.
With the hire, Summitt adds a 35-year veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks and someone that he is very familiar with from her 20 years as an assistant and associate head coach at the University of Tennessee.

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Demons defeat ’Dogs

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For the first time since the 2011 season, Louisiana Tech fell to the Demons of Northwestern State, 2-1, on the diamond in a low-scoring affair Wednesday night at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Louisiana Tech (9-18) took an early 1-0 lead in the third, but Northwestern State (16-12) scored one run in both the fifth and sixth innings to take a one-run lead. The Bulldogs out-hit the Demons 11 to six, but left nine runners on the base paths over the course of nine innings.

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Dinner, Movie set for Friday

With temperatures expected to be mild, Friday night will be an excellent time to pack up the family and head out to Lincoln Parish Park.
This is especially true since the annual Dinner and a Movie event, put on by the Junior Auxiliary of Ruston and Rotary of Lincoln clubs, is set to begin at 4:30 p.m.
From games and useful information to a “bug ball” and a bug-themed family-friendly movie, the park will be a hopping place to be on Friday night.
The dinner will be barbecue or hot dogs, which are available for $7, and the movie will begin at dusk.

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Fear behind me, love ahead

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Lately, I’ve been having terrible dreams. Basically, some of the worst things that could happen to me in real life (or at least in my imagination) have been playing out in my dreams.
Night before last I dreamed there was a wild animal stuck in my bed that I couldn’t catch. It was so vivid that I actually woke up with the covers balled up in my hands yelling, “Where is it? Where is it?”

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