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September 4th

McIntyre is driven to serve the community

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Over the years, Barbara Mclntyre has taken on multiple roles as a mother, wife, realtor and dynamic community leader.
And she does it all while battling multiple sclerosis. Mclntyre is currently the president of the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce and has held that title for six years.
“I grew up in Grambling and I know how it was as a child,” said Mclntyre. “I just want to be a part of the process to move it forward.”

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Boy Scouts look for new members

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Area boys who think they might be interested in joining the Boy Scouts can try it out for a few months.
On Thursday, The Louisiana Purchase Council, Boy Scouts of America will host Join Boy Scouts School Night at several schools in Lincoln Parish.
To join Cub Scouts, youth must be 7 years old or in the first grade. To join Boy Scouts, youth must be 11 years old or in the sixth grade.

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Learning from extreme weather conditions

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Well I guess we don’t have to be concerned about watering our landscapes. The recent weather events bringing excessive amounts of rainfall and high winds can be a great learning tool for the observant gardener. Many site conditions, plant health status and proper cultural practices can be identified and the importance realized during and after extreme weather. Practical observations include:

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Bulldogs finally set to kick off football seaso

Finally, Louisiana Tech University will get its 2012 football season kicked off.
The Bulldogs were supposed to do just that last week with an originally scheduled contest against Texas A&M on Thursday night at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium.
But Hurricane Isaac had other ideas.
The less-than-ideal weather conditions brought heavy rain showers and winds into the area, thus forcing a cancellation of the highly-anticipated regional showdown.
Tech and A&M officials, however, are to be applauded for making the decision to postpone the game until Oct. 13 at the same site.

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Increase quality of life with exercise

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If you could increase your quality of life, would you? Would you like to add extra years to your life? Dedicating just 30 minutes a day to exercise can do this for you and more!
The National Institute on Aging states, “If exercise could be packed into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” Many of us wish exercise could be packaged in a pill form.

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The times they are a changing

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Let’s face it. For the most part, unless something tragic happens — like Hurricane Isaac — Democratic hopefuls for the presidential seat don’t visit Louisiana.
That is not because there is no one here who likes President Barack Obama. In fact, according to the Office of the Federal archives, of the 1,906,761 people that voted in Louisiana in the 2008 election, exactly 782,989 voted for Obama. That comes out to be approximately 41.06 percent of Louisiana voters. While it’s certainly not a majority, it’s still a pretty good number.

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Tech postponed contest has its ups, plus downs

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The excitement was there, the passion was in my gut, but the game never saw the field and I was left as disappointed as anyone can be waiting to watch their favorite team to play.
After last week’s Hurricane Isaac delayed the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football game in Shreveport against Southeastern Conference foe Texas A&M, I was more than a little broken-hearted.

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Tech, GSU: Texas foes next

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Lincoln Parish’s collegiate football programs have Texas-sized assignments on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University will go on the road to tangle with opponents from the Lone Star State.
The Bulldogs have a 7 p.m. duel at the University of Houston and the Tigers head to Fort Worth to take on Texas Christian University beginning at 6 p.m.
Tech will be kicking off its 2012 schedule a week later than scheduled, as Hurricane Isaac knocked out last Thursday’s planned meeting with Texas A&M at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium.

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Texas A&M adapting to SEC life

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kevin Sumlin is a man who will spend the coming autumn living on the fine line between euphoria and paralysis.
A new head coach has a million different reasons to be ecstatic and scared in an offseason filled with uncertainty.
It is both an opportunity of a lifetime and a one-of-a-kind risk to accept a major college football coaching job and enter the Southeastern Conference at the same time.

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Tech kinesiology students receive ‘hands-on’ work

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Hands-on learning has always been a staple of Louisiana Tech’s tradition of turning out graduates immediately prepared to make an impact in the workplace.
And Louisiana Tech’s Department of Kinesiology is hitting a home run in maintaining that tradition with three graduate students receiving internships this summer to work with athletics teams on the professional or collegiate level.

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