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Three inducted into Tech Hall of Alumni

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Three Louisiana Tech alumni received the Tower Medallion award and were therefore inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni at commencement on Saturday.
Dr. Bobby Lyle and Lucius and Mildred McGehee were presented the award based on their achievement, community service and their dedication to the university.

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Help animals in crisis this summer

The pet population in Lincoln Parish has reached critical levels. More than 150 animals have had to be turned away from local pet adoption rescue organization 4 Paws in the past few months.
The organization continues to offer a temporary home, food and medical care to the more than 80 dogs and cats in its care, but the fact is that the economy is hitting everyone hard — including local animals.

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Volunteers to be commended

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When I was in elementary school, the only men we ever saw were Dr. Owen, the principal; Mr. Glass, the janitor, and occasionally the milkman. Aside from our teachers, Mrs. Hogan and her lunchroom ladies were the only other women in our school day.
Nobody from the business world, from faith-based groups or civic clubs ever crossed the threshold. If they had, it would probably have been a sure sign that something was bad wrong somewhere.

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Listen to thoughts, not feelings

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When I was growing up, it was said that one should not engage in discussions of religion or politics. These days, engaging in conversation concerning how someone raises their children is just as likely to end the relationship as a discussion of their religious or political beliefs.
The further problem is that anti-intellectualism is in the air. In “The Iron Lady,” the aged Margaret Thatcher, as portrayed by Meryl Streep, becomes quite agitated when her physician asks her how she’s feeling. She reprimands him, noting that it is a person’s thoughts, not their feelings, that truly count, that truly reflect the character of the person.

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Woman arrested on desertion charge

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A Ruston woman is behind bars after allegedly leaving a 1-year-old child unattended in a car for more than 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon.
Katrina Monique Moore, 21, 1303 Lewis St., was charged with child desertion by the Ruston Police Department. She is currently in custody at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where her bond has yet to be set.

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Local youth bring home prizes from Pineville

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Ruston winners of the Pitch, Hit and Run fared well in the sectional competition held May 19 at the Ward 9 Sportsplex in Pineville.
Jasmine Williams represented the 13-14 age division; Daelin Jones represented the 11-12 age group; Carter King competed in the 9-10 division; and Kyle Russell competed in the 7-8 age group with each doing quite well against ballplayers their own age.

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Some thoughts on TV commercials

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My television set has a nice wide screen with high definition and detailed color. I would not say that I love my TV, but I really like my TV. Some folks I know go out of their way to exclaim their disdain for television. They seem to be proud of the fact that, “I never watch television.” These same people, while telling of their dislike for the tube, will sit for hours playing games or learning stupid card tricks on their home computer, but they “never watch TV.”

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Bulldogs: A new season

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Tech gets a second chance with WAC tourney
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Earlier this month, when Louisiana Tech University was sitting in last place, head coach Wade Simoneaux said he believed his team was still the best in the Western Athletic Conference.
Now, the Bulldogs have the opportunity to prove their veteran leader right.
Having clinched a playoff slot over the weekend and assuring itself of being one of six teams earning qualification, the ‘Dogs will open play in the annual WAC postseason tournament at Honokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., tonight.

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Jessie’s Jottings

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No tears shed for Lakers out of NBA playoffs
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I can finally sleep a little easier at night.
Why?
The Los Angeles Lakers were knocked out of the NBA Playoffs.
It may seem evil to hope that a team gets beat, but the Lakers are just the like the Dallas Cowboys.

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GSU’s ‘Doc’ Harvey passes away

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Hall of Famer served as longtime athletic trainer

GRAMBLING — His full name was Eugene Harvey, but everybody knew him as “Doc.”
And for nearly a 50-year span, he was the good doctor to Grambling State University athletics.
Harvey, who passed away Tuesday, served as the longtime athletics trainer for men’s and women’s teams at the famous Lincoln Parish school.

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