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March 18th

Shockers stun, send Vols home

Now the Shockers are savoring an even bigger victory.
Karon Bradley hit a go-ahead stepback jumper with about 2 minutes left while P.J. Couisnard followed with a big 3-pointer to help Wichita State beat Tennessee 80-73 Saturday in the second round of the Washington Regional.
The victory over the second-seeded Volunteers (22-8) marks Wichita State's first trip to the round of 16 since reaching a regional final 25 years ago.

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Bodies, brains in shape to learn

The Student Government Association at Louisiana Tech University got together with the Department of Student Affairs to offer students a “Celebrate Wellness” event that took place in the Thursday in the Student Center.
SGA President Lindsay Mencacci said the organization wanted to put on a wellness fair that was entertaining as well as informative.

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March 17th

Trash issue recycled — once again

When a decision was made during Tuesday night’s meeting to spend nearly $100,000 to purchase a new compactor truck — the type of truck used to collect trash out of trash bins located throughout the parish — Juror Bobby Dowling asked if that meant the issue of possible curbside pickup was closed.
His question was met with an emphatic “No” by other jurors, as well as parish administrator and Engineer Richard Durrett and his assistant, Dennis Woodard.

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Area artists sculpt admiration

The statistics tell part of the story, and it is an impressive part indeed. One hundred and forty-two adult artists from around the nation submitted 413 entries for the show, which is sponsored by CenturyTel.
Well known artist and educator Henry Finkelstein viewed the slide entries and accepted only 88 works from 74 artists for exhibition.
The show will be on display through April 29 and offers a wonderful opportunity for Lincoln Parish residents to admire the work of nine outstanding local artists who made it to the prestigious exhibition list.

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Techsters tipoff tourney with FSU

“We should have had a higher seeding,” said senior point guard Tasha Williams about the club’s No. 11 slot for this weekend’s first/second round action. “We’re better than that, but there’s nothing we can do now except go out and prove that we’re a very good team. We’re ready to do it.”

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GSU speaker highlights Women’s History Month

“Through this month, we celebrate the many contributions women have made throughout history and also celebrate progress towards equal rights with men,” GSU President Horace Judson said.
The keynote speaker for the event was Lueburda Jamison Myers, a woman Judson said “through her accomplishments and achievements, certainly represents a role model for this cause.”
Myers is a retired school teacher in the Caddo Parish School system and currently serves as the superintendent of recreation for the city of Shreveport.

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March 16th

Ballet leaps double time

Ruston should be very proud that when the company founder Missy Crain chose the home location, she chose Ruston, where her Ruston Dance Academy is located rather than Monroe where her larger Missy Crain Dance Studio is located.
This year’s production “Out on the Town” features four numbers, each of which represent original work in choreography, staging and costuming.
Those numbers include the following:
• “A Step to Astaire” — A tribute to the fabulous Fred Astaire;
• “The Tango Lesson” — A steamy tango ballet choreographed by the award-winning El Marie Wessels;

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Acting stint an eye opener

This is how I once heard someone describe acting, and recently I had a chance to put this theory to the test.
After a few small acting roles in my nearly 30 years of life, I received the privilege to take on one of the lead parts in a Ruston Community Theatre production of Suddenly Last Summer, by Tennessee Williams.

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Williams knows career drawing to a close

That’s why she wants to make the most of this NCAA tournament, one in which she and her Louisiana Tech University teammates will begin competing in later this week.
It’s a final season for one of the most underrated players in America, a sometimes too often overlooked court leader and sparkplug who has gone about her polished business in a classy, little fanfare way.

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Winners honored for economic contributions

Those receiving accolades were Hart Associates Inc. as Business of the Year, Backus True Value Hardware and Quality Photo as Small Business of the Year, David Hogan of Hogan Hardwoods and Moulding as Young Business Person of the Year and the Small Business Champion was Community Trust Bank.
Drake Mills, president and CEO of Community Trust Bank, said their success was due to their employees.
“It’s people driven under the business plan and direction of the company,” Mills said. “It’s hard to describe in a few words what we do.”

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