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February 28th, 2014

Igou awarded at Kiwanis Art Festival

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Shawna Igou has been an artist her entire life, and on Monday afternoon she was rewarded for her passion.
Shawna, a senior at Ruston High School, was named the overall winner of the eighth annual Kiwanis Youth Art Festival during an awards reception on Monday afternoon at the Community Trust Bank Financial Center.
“I feel really good,” Shawna said after she was announced as the winner. “This is really awesome.”

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Blanche Joiner Burkhalter

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Blanche Joiner Burkhalter, beloved mother and grandmother, died on her 91st birthday, Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She was born near West Monroe, Louisiana, the oldest of five children to Morgan S. and Addie Johnson Joiner. She graduated from Gibsland High School and attended Louisiana Tech University, graduating in 1944 with a degree in Journalism, English, and Education. An excellent journalist, she was the first woman editor of the university newspaper. As a dedicated teacher, she taught English and other subjects in many cities during her career.

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RCT to donate proceeds to Strauss Theatre Center

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“Same Time, Next Year,” the romantic comedy written by award winning playwright Bernard Slade, is the next Ruston Community Theatre production. This play is sponsored by Gnemi Financial Services and will run at 7 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday at The Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Michele Hilton Martin

A memorial service for Michele Hilton Martin, 35, of Dubach will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 1st at First Baptist Church in Ruston with Dr. Chris Craig and Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville. Mrs. Martin went to her heavenly home February 26, 2014.

She was a graphic designer, and loved to cook for her family.

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Get some exercise with your furry friend

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You know that exercise is good for you because it helps you maintain a healthy weight, manage stress, sleep better and increase your energy level. The great thing is that activity does the same for your pets. Not only will exercise help them live longer, but an exercising animal is also more alert and more content.
Some people believe their pets misbehave to get even for being left alone; but in reality, the cause is usually boredom from lack of exercise. Many other behavior problems like chewing, digging and barking go away once your best friend starts getting regular activity.

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Kiwanis show off local art

It’s well-known that Lincoln Parish is a cultural hub, with numerous arts-related organizations helping bring a variety of arts-programs to residents.
So, it should be no surprise that Lincoln Parish is also the home of several talented artists who haven’t finished school yet.
This week, residents can stop by the Community Trust Bank Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St., and view the art of some of these talented young people who have participated in the eighth annual Kiwanis Youth Art Festival.

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Good folks make bad weather better

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My mother despised bad weather. Severe thunderstorms, ice storms, even ominous skies sent her into a dither, and usually also straight to the grocery store to load up on provisions.
Truth be known, I think Mama was afraid of bad weather. Maybe she had good reason. As a child growing up in Shreveport in the 1930s, she’d been through the fringes of a tornado.
Her father, my grandfather, used to tell of seeing a pine straw driven by the winds into a telephone pole at a 90-degree angle. But whatever was the cause, Mama and bad weather just didn’t get along, especially in the winter.

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February 27th

Grambling races to SWAC title

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Indoor Championship ended with Grambling State lifting the title crown on Sunday at the Birmingham Crossplex. The Tigers have now won four out of the last league championships.

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Techsters, Old Dominion to renew rivalry

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NORFOLK, Va.— Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion ruled women’s college basketball during the late 1970s and early ’80s as the Lady Techsters and Lady Monarchs combined to win six national championships during a 10-year span.
The two programs will play for the 21st time at 6 p.m. tonight — the first as conference foes — when Tech travels to the Ted Constant Convocation Center to face Old Dominion. The game can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network

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Bulldogs to host UALR in midweek action

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Louisiana Tech continues its 12-game home stand as the Bulldogs play hosts to the University of Arkansas-Little Rock in the first midweek matchup of the season at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Tech comes into tomorrow’s game 2-4 on the season and are coming off a 5-2 win over Conference USA foe Tulane at home. This is the first of two meetings between Louisiana Tech and UALR this season. The Bulldogs will travel to Little Rock, Ark., on April 15 for the second game at Gary Hogan Field.

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