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March 24th, 2014

Sports Briefs

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Tech tennis blanks JSU
After two tough road losses this weekend, Louisiana Tech got back on track on a chilly Sunday evening with a 7-0 shutout victory over Jackson State at the Tech Tennis Complex.
The tone was set in doubles for Tech (13-4) by sweeping all three and then it carried over into singles with five wins in straight sets and a third set tiebreaker win by Manoela Chiacchio at No. 5.

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Helping DART: Something for everyone

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Have you been wishing you could find a worthy cause to support?
Has your club or organization been searching for a great project?
Are you in need of community service hours but want to have fun in the process?
The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team can meet all of your needs.
From March 29 until April 5, there are five events in this community. Each one is different, but they all have one thing in common. They are all fundraisers for DART. Each event is a part of our 2014 Radiothon Week.

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Club News: Caney Lake Good Sammers

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Nan and Jim Colvin and Nancy and Hubert Tolman welcomed the Caney Lake Good Sammers to the Wednesday night supper time at Lincoln Parish Park. It was a lovely evening to start the campout.
Visiting and a little card playing began the Thursday activities.  The day was “just right” with the lake sparkling through the trees.  The “dinner bell” rang at noon. All gathered for one of those sumptuous potluck lunches. The delight about this one was the brisket and ham from Hot Rods.

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NCLAC lets residents pick their Picasso

Each summer the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) holds a series of art camps that offer two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and theatrical art classes for students in first through sixth grades. These classes expand children’s capacity for learning and self-expression as they explore their imaginations and boost their self-confidence through the creation of their own artworks and dramatic performances.

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Tech professor wins teaching award

Bernd Schroeder, academic director and Edmondson/Crump Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to receive the 2014 Mathematical Association of America Louisiana/Mississippi Section Award for Distinguished Teaching.
The award is given each year by the MAA to an outstanding mathematics faculty member who excels both inside and outside the classroom at teaching, preparing students for competitions, recruiting students to major in a mathematical science, and influencing the field beyond his or her institution.

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Dollars & $ense helps students

The United Way and Lincoln ACHIEVE are looking for volunteers to help host the Dollars and $ense fair April 16-17 in the Ruston Civic Center. There are many events locals can volunteer for, but not many have as much potential for fun as does this one.
The fair is designed to simulate real-world scenarios concerning budget dilemmas to sophomore high school students in Lincoln Parish. The “fun” part is volunteers can do a little acting along the way.
When students show up, they’ll be assigned an occupation at random. Some may get “burger flipper” while others may get “brain surgeon.”

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Local parks a spring treasure

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As area school children enjoy spring break this week, many parents will be looking for ways to spend that time.
And with the weather as beautiful as it is today, there may be no better time to take the opportunity to check out some of the biggest treasures we have in our area — our parks.
There are numerous parks in the area featuring all kinds of fun activities, with the crown jewel being Lincoln Park off of Louisiana Highway 33.

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Rev. John E. Finch, Jr.

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Rev. John E. Finch, Jr., age 51 of Simsboro, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 following a brief illness.  Reverend Finch was pastor of Clay United Methodist Church.  He served as a volunteer for Kairos Prison Ministry, Epiphany Prison Ministry, Walk to Emmaus and Grace Camps.  He was an enthusiastic citizen of Lincoln Parish for many years.  He saw every encounter as an opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ.

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March 22nd

GSU gets defensive in Black-Gold Game

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The saying goes that defense wins championships.
That must have new Grambling State football coach Broderick Fobbs feeling pretty good after Saturday’s Black and Gold Spring Game.
The Black team, consisting of the Tigers’ second-team offense and first-team defense, shut out the Gold squad in a 9-0 win at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.

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