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Parish library to feature ADHD speaker Tuesday

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Attentive Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not a fad diagnosis, but backed by plenty of research, says Family Counseling Center Registered Play Therapist Sandy Allen.
“It is the most highly researched childhood disorder out there,” she said.
Beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Library, Allen will present an educational seminar on ADHD titled “May I Have Your Attention.”

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Tech football: Fun season ahead

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There’s plenty of reasons for fans to be excited
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And you thought 2011 was a great season for Louisiana Tech University football?
Wait until this year.
Everything points straight in the direction of what has the potential to be a season of fun, excitement and lots of wins.

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Williams on NCAA list

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Tech senior in Top 50 for home runs
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Alex Williams is en route to putting some nice finishing touches to his baseball career at Louisiana Tech University.
In weekly statistics announced Wednesday afternoon by the NCAA, the senior first baseman has Top 50 rankings for two different home run categories in Division I.
Entering a three-game Western Athletic Conference series against Nevada in Reno this weekend, Williams is No. 18 in total homers with nine and No. 28 in home runs per game at 0.28.

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G-Men rank high in triples

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s baseball team is in a triples’ mode again this season.
After ranking among the national leaders for most three-base hits in 2011, the Tigers are featured in the Top 10 of two different triples’ categories, based on NCAA statistics announced earlier this week.
Grambling is No. 8 in total triples with 15 and No. 9 in triples per game at 0.52.

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RHS topples Chiefs, 13-4

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Ruston High’s baseball team took the first win in a three-game District 2-5A series against Natchitoches Central with a 13-4 rout at the Chiefs’ diamond.
The Bearcats (19-6) got a winning pitching performance from Tanner Frasier, while Shelton Wooley (three-for-five) and Cannon Brasuell (double) paced the offense.
Ruston and Natchitoches Central have a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday at the Bearcats’ diamond beginning at 3 p.m. The two games were originally slated for noon, but were pushed back because of ACT exams.

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Dixie Center set for Wildwood showcase

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Spring has arrived and it’s time for the Joe Woods Wildwood Express Showcase. Each year we gather at the Dixie Theatre to remember Joe Woods, a man who truly gave of himself to improve the lives of others. Community Trust Bank and Dixie Center for the Arts present the seventh annual tribute showcase at 6 p.m. April 21.

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History professor studies Islamic book

Written texts that recorded oral traditions were essential to the initial establishment and spread of Islam. But how were books produced, authenticated and distributed in the Middle East during the centuries before the printing press was introduced in the region in the early 1800s?

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Tech NSBE earns national honor

The Louisiana Tech chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has been named the 2011-12 National Distinguished Chapter of the Year.
The group received the honor during the 38th Annual NSBE Convention held recently in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The National Distinguished Chapter of the Year is the highest award any collegiate chapter can receive and recognizes the best chapter in the nation for exemplifying the NSBE mission statement. Tech’s chapter also received the NSBE’s Retention Program Award honoring their new Engineering Retention Program.

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Run for a good cause

Running culture seems to have been going uphill in Ruston lately.
It is rare to go a day without seeing at least one runner or a large group traversing the hilly terrain Ruston has to offer.
Although a long-standing tradition, running for charity seems almost faddish in more recent times.

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Posture problems solved

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As I recently took some time to search the Internet for random bits of news and information, I started to realize just how technologically advanced our society has become over the course of my lifetime.
Being born in 1988, I am lucky enough to be one of the people who grew up to experience life with and without the perks of Internet usage.
And I must say, from my first encounter with the tool — me and my dad waiting for the dial-up connection to connect us — to now — streaming any television show or movie I want right to my Xbox — things have improved drastically, making me wonder what the next 20 years in technological advances will bring to the world.

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