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September 20th, 2013

Area residents to strut across the stage in Dubach

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The residents of Dubach will be strutting across the stage for the Louisiana Chicken Festival on Sept. 27-28 during the annual talent show.
“In the past, we have had a lot of entries,” Gina Stokes, events coordinator for the Chicken Festival, said. “Last year, we had such good talent.”
Talents will include singing, dancing and telling jokes.
“Last year, we had a lady do a tribute to Minnie Pearl,” said Stokes. “It was wonderful.”

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Dance Saturday night away at the Dixie

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We really want to roll out the red carpet for the Harmon Drew Super Group at 7 p.m. on Saturday night.
A recent automobile accident has affected the lives of Judge Drew and his wife Jean.
As Harmon puts it, “Jean and I are fortunate and blessed to still be here. The first responders were amazing. Jean was bunged up worse than I was. We hope that she is back to 100 percent in a couple of months. She’s a trooper and will be OK. I am already at 96 percent which is as good as I’ve been in the last 20 years. At my age 96 percent is the new 100 percent.”

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Tech history organization receives national honors

Continuing a long tradition of excellence, Louisiana Tech University’s Lambda-Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society Inc., has once again walked off with national honors in the society’s annual best chapter competition.
According to Phi Alpha Theta national executive director Graydon A. “Jack” Tunstall, the Tech chapter has been officially recognized as best chapter for 2013 in Division IV, colleges and universities with enrollments of between 10,000 and 15,000 students.
Lambda-Rho Chapter was also designated as recipient of the Nels A. Cleven Award for 2013.

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All three parish prep teams at home

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Kittens looking for first win of season while ’Cats, Cougars go for second straight
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The Grambling Kittens look for their first win of the season tonight while Ruston and Cedar Creek look to make it two straight victories as prep football action hits week three.
All three parish teams are at home for 7 p.m. game tonight as Ruston takes on Rayville, Cedar Creek plays host to Buckeye and Grambling Lab battles Lake Providence.
Following are preview capsules on each game:
Ruston (1-1) vs.
Rayville (1-1)
Kickoff: 7 p.m.; Ruston
Two teams coming off of season-opening wins last week face off at “Hoss” Garrett Stadium as the Bearcats play host to the Hornets.

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Bulldogs look to bounce back against KU

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Looking to shake off a frustrating nationally-televised loss to Tulane, Louisiana Tech’s football will try to bounce back at 11 a.m. Saturday as the Bulldogs (1-2) head to Lawrence, Kan. to take on Kansas (1-1) at Memorial Stadium.
The Bulldogs will again be featured on national television as Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the game with Justin Kutcher (play-by-play), James Bates (analyst) and Brady Poppinga (sideline) calling the action. The game at Kansas marks LA Tech’s second of three consecutive games on the new 24-hour national sports network by Fox.

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GSU looking for first win of season

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Grambling State returns to Southwestern Athletic Conference action at 5 p.m. Saturday as the Tigers take on Alabama State in Montgomery, Ala.
GSU interim head coach George Ragsdale knows things won’t get any easier for his Tigers, who stand at 0-3 after last weekend’s loss to Division II Lincoln University of Missouri.
Ragsdale said the GSU Nation shouldn’t have been shocked by the loss to Lincoln, which he said featured plenty of offensive firepower.

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Tech tennis, volleyball teams ready to play

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The Louisiana Tech tennis team opens up the fall season this weekend at the second annual Big Easy Tennis Classic at the University Tennis Center in New Orleans.
After getting back on track with a convincing win over Grambling earlier this week, Tech’s volleyball eam will pack its bags and travel to Conway, Ark. to take on the Sugar Bears of Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. tonight at the Prince Center.

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Cyber security important for business

No business owner would leave their doors unlocked when closing, nor would they leave the money lying around without putting it in its proper place. Most businesses have a security system or cameras to help combat thievery and malice.
Security is important for any business, and with technology moving so fast, it is very important to have computers and virtual information protected as well. Without proper protection, there is a chance that the business owner could lose everything because of hackers and social engineers.

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Taking the plunge on Saturday

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One of the better aspects of being in this line of work are all the fun, unique events we get to attend or at least know about a little more than the average person.
Set to take the plunge at around 3 p.m. Saturday are the Outhouse Races in Choudrant.
Now, my first year on the job, I was privileged to attend the races, but it wasn’t until recently I learned how they really got started.
Choudrant Mayor Bill Sanderson said the event got started with a “little white lie.”

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Divas need out of politics

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Anthony Weiner, also known as his sexting alias of Carlos Dan­ger, has been a popular man in New York City and around the coun­try for the past few months, but for all of the wrong reasons.
By now, you probably know all about his 2011 sexting scandal that led to his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives.
However, some people are still un­aware he lost the Democratic primary for New York City mayor earlier this month with less than 5 percent of the vote, in a theatrical fashion at that.

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