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The gift of literacy

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United Way of Northeast Louisiana kicked off its 2011 campaign Wednesday at Glen View Elementary School.
The campaign introduced the organization’s commitment to help more children graduate from high school by increasing the number of children reading on grade level by third grade.
Area community members volunteered their time to read the book “Clifford’s Good Deeds” to second grade classrooms at the school. BancorpSouth donated the book to all second grade students who were part of the kick-off campaign event.

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Car show, bike run to rev up

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Two fundraisers held in memory of Farmerville man
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The North Louisiana Exhibition Center will be the site for a Car, Truck and Bike Show and the start of a Domino Bike Run in early October.
Second Chance 2011 Car, Truck and Bike Show began as a vision in the mind of the late Tommy Curry, who passed away in November 2010. Proceeds from the event will go to the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, which focuses on educating the medical community and the general public about organ and tissue donation issues, working with families through the donation process, recovering donated organs and tissue and placing the organs and tissue for transplant.

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Tech hosts UH’s aerial assault

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If anyone can appreciate a great passing quarterback, it would be the fan base at Louisiana Tech University.
From Bradshaw to Dunigan and from Slaughter to Rattay, the Bulldogs have had more than their fair share of outstanding pearformers at that position.
On Saturday, they’ll have the opportunity to check out another quarterback who has a long list of records and honors, not to mention a reputation for keeping opposing coaches up late at night.

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Ginn, Creek rip BTW

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SHREVEPORT — Austin Ginn and his Cedar Creek teammates are making life tough on their early season opponents.
Ginn has reached the 100-yard plateau for rushing yards and the Cougars have yet to lose in each of their first three games, the latest being Thursday night at Independence Stadium when the senior running back helped lead a 36-6 victory over Booker T. Washington.

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PARISH GAMEDAY

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A quick look at this weekend’s football action for Lincoln Parish high school and college teams:
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• RUSTON, home, vs. Arcadia, 7 p.m.; Records: Ruston, 1-1; Arcadia, 1-1; Last week’s results: Ruston 36, Bastrop 14; Arcadia 45, Red River 6; Radio: KXKZ 107.5-FM, Ruston; State rankings: Arcadia, unranked, 1A; Ruston, unranked, 5A.

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Kyte paces RHS swim team at opening meet

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LAFAYETTE — The Ruston Bearcats finished fourth overall in a 14-team weekend swim meet in Lafayette.
Individually, Ruston junior Jake Kyte led the Bearcats with a first-place finish in the 500-meter freestyle and a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle. He qualified for the end-of-the-season state meet in both events.
It was the season opener for the Ruston, Cedar Creek and Choudrant High School swim teams. Cedar Creek and Choudrant tied for twelfth overall. Among the other schools in competition were Academy of the Sacred Heart, Alexandria, Barbe, Grand Lake, Lafayette, Menard, Sam Houston, St. Louis Catholic, Sulphur and Westminster Christian.

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Tech runners to host meet

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Louisiana Tech’s cross country program will host the annual Mook 4 meet Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at Lincoln Parish Park.
Competing teams include Louisiana Tech, Centenary, LeTourneau and Northwestern State, among others.
The men will run a 4- mile race at 9 a.m. while the women will run a 4k race at 9:45 a.m.

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’Cats face Arcadia, not looking ahead

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With a Class 1A team coming into James Stadium tonight, the tendency for 5A-affiliated Ruston High might be to look ahead.
After the Bearcats face Arcadia in a 7 p.m. meeting, there’s three consecutive home opponents (Byrd, Minden, Ouachita) who are currently unbeaten.
But for Head Coach Billy Laird and the ‘Cats, it’s all about focusing in on the Hornets (1-1) tonight.

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My Vision, My Voice offered to students

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On Oct. 6, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) will be bringing My Vision, My Voice to Arcadia High School. My Vision, My Voice is a cross-disciplinary, literacy building workshop for high-school students that focuses on building confidence of expression through both visual and written language.
The workshop is one of NCLAC’s MARK (Making Art Reach Kids) programs and is based on “Literacy Through Photography,” a highly successful program that originated in Durham, N.C., in 1990.

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Guinn, Evans honored at Tech

At Louisiana Tech’s recent fall faculty/staff meeting, two faculty members were honored with yearly awards for their dedication to students and teaching.
Mark Guinn, a professor of theater, was awarded with the University Senate Chair Award, and Katie Evans, an assistant professor of math, received the Virgil Orr Junior Faculty Award.
The University Senate Chair Award is awarded annually to a full-time tenured faculty member whose research, teaching and service is seen as significant contributions to the mission and purpose of the university.

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