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May 28th, 2015

Konkol adds McMahon to program

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Dunkin’ Dogs staff coming into place with addition of associate head coach
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Louisiana Tech Univeristy head coach Eric Konkol is now halfway home to completing his staff as he announced on Wednesday the addition of Matt McMahon as associate head coach of the Bulldogs.
The announcement comes one day after Konkol added the first piece with Tony Skinn filling one of the positions as assistant coach.
“Matt McMahon is an experienced and respected coach with a relentless work ethic,” Konkol said. “He has played and coached in the NCAA Tournament and is a tremendous recruiter.

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Tech to begin NCAA Prelims today

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Qualified Louisiana Tech student-athletes continue their drive to Eugene and the NCAA Championships beginning Thursday as the NCAA East Preliminary Championships begin at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.
The top 48 individuals and top 24 relays in the East qualify for the preliminary round on May 28-30 in the event hosted by North Florida with a chance to advance to the NCAA Championships on the line. The top 12 in each event will move on to Eugene, Oregon.

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Downsville trio named Class C All-State

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Hackberry won the Class C state softball title for the fourth straight year. And for the first time since 2001, Elizabeth reigned supreme on the baseball diamond.
Those two reigns now have led to two others. Hackberry and Elizabeth highlight the Class C All-State baseball and softball teams selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
The Downsville Charter trio of junior Seth Powell (.451), senior Dillon Ridgway (.553) and junior Nick Clark (.505) were all named to the Class C All-State team.

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Uniform drive starts Monday

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Ruston Junior High School will start a uniform drive beginning Monday through July 31 collecting khaki trousers, skirts, capri’s, polo shirts, belts and sweatshirts.
“We are in need of all clothing items, but khaki pants are especially needed,” said seventh grade assistant Keshia Douglas-Osborne. “Before and throughout the school year, we use these clothing items.
The clothing items should be in good condition, Douglas-Osborne said.

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Summer Reading Program kicks off at parish library

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The Lincoln Parish Library held its Summer Reading Kickoff Event, “Every Hero has a Story,” from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Library Events Center.
Children and parents in the area flocked to the event to sign-up for the summer reading program, purchase T-shirts and capes and partake in fun, activities to test their superhero strengths and abilities.
Vivian McCain, the director of the Lincoln Library Parish Library, said the T-shirts and capes were not for profit.

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Seniors celebrate health, fitness

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Alpine Nursing Home celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday for the first time.
The event allowed residents to engage in activities and spend time with other residents.
Pictured above, Specialist Robbie Murray, left, shows Carrie Barnes, Carolann Williams and Shirley Roberts an exercise they could do to stay fit.

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JA members attend 74th annual education conference

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“Our Hands Quick to Help Others” was the message to members of Junior Auxiliary of Ruston at the 74th Annual Education Conference held May 1-2 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. Over 600 ladies were in attendance at this year’s event.

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Anderson talks Hank Williams

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David Anderson, associate professor of history at Louisiana Tech University, was a recent guest of the Ruston Lions Club. Anderson told the group of his writing of The Hank Williams Reader, in which he  tells of Williams’ increasing popularity following his death.

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Exhibit displays student artwork

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For the sixth year, Lincoln ACHIEVE and The Rawle Enterprise Center at Louisiana Tech University collaborated to present its “Art Without Walls” exhibit. An outgrowth of the AC/DC Art Project, the partnership also featured special collaborations within the School of Art at Tech and workshops completed with artist Frank Kelley Jr.

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Leadership awards ceremony recognizes LSMSA students

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NATCHITOCHES — The Department of Student Services at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts hosted its annual leadership awards ceremony on May 12.

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