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August 21st, 2014

Tech faculty member presents at Central American conference

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Stephen Webre, the Garnie W. McGinty professor of history and interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Louisiana Tech University, presented research at the 12th Central American Historical Congress in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Webre was one of about 600 scholars from more than a dozen countries who gathered at the University of El Salvador for the conference. During the five-day meeting, Webre presented “The Central American Encomienda in the Late Seventeenth Century.” 

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Counteracting cataracts

For many Louisiana residents, there’s nothing better than getting out in the sun. Unfortunately, in addition to upping your skin cancer risk, too much sun exposure can also damage your eyes and lead to cataracts.
August is National Cataract Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to learn more about keeping your eyes safe.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 17.2 percent of Americans aged 40 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes, while 5.1 percent have had their lens removed operatively.

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Caring too much can be good

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People amaze me — the way they can overcome, screw up, get knocked down, overcome again — you never know what life is going to throw at you. The wind can blow and suddenly, your life is moving in a totally different direction.
When I saw our current School Superintendent Danny Bell announce that he would be retiring at a back-to-school rally at Ruston High School last week, I later thought about how the tone of the meeting changed so drastically with the utterance of just one phrase.
It was like life — completely unexpected.
The crowd went from cheering to crying.

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August 20th

Clerk’s office filled with candidates

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Candidates for local and district offices literally lined the walls and the hall at the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court’s office this morning as qualifying began for the Nov. 4 primary.
At one point, at least 15 would-be contenders, along with family members and supporters, waited for the sign-up to begin. Statewide officeholders qualify in at the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office in Baton Rouge. Qualifying continues until 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Here’s a list of who had qualified as of press-time today.

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Discussing District 5

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Immigration and improving the 5th District were among the issues discussed during the town hall meeting held by 5th District Congressman Vance McAllister on Tuesday in Grambling.
McAllister, R-Swartz, opened by saying he was there for the people and no topics or questions would be off limits.
The meeting kicked off with Bill Prescott asking a question regarding immigration.
“Can you kind of tell us, give us the inside scoop on what you see happening when you guys get back?” Prescott said.
McAllister responded with a discussion of the state of Congress.

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Howard bids for re-election

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Ruston District 1 Alderwoman Glenda Howard today announced her bid for re-election.
“Being a member of the council has afforded me a first-hand look at how working closely together can get so many things done for the city and District 1,” Howard, a Democrat, said. “This has been a valuable experience for me.”
Qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary began today. Political newcomer Fred Blake is Howard’s only challenger thus far.
Howard has been an alderwoman since 2001. She also served a stint on the board during the early 1990s.

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Tech department head to speak at summer graduation

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Louisiana Tech University’s summer commencement ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the university’s own Pauline E. Leonard serving as keynote speaker.
Leonard, the department chair of curriculum, instruction and leadership in the College of Education, received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and her M.Ed. from St. Francis Xavier University.

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Dubach OKs keeping millage at 7.110

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Dubach council members voted unanimously to keep their millage rate stable for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
After a pre-meeting public hearing that elicited no comments from the few residents in attendance, the group voted during their regular session on Monday night to keep millage rates at 7.110 mills.

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Grambling residents voice their opinion

The most recent meeting of the board of aldermen for the city of Grambling sparked community interest when one citizen voiced his opinion on having Grambling districted.
Currently the board is compromised of five aldermen, one being chosen as mayor pro tem. While the system has worked for the city for many years Claude Aker said many residents have asked him who they need to talk to about certain issues.
“I see a lot of people on the street who want to know who to talk to about certain things, and all I can do is tell them to go to the mayor or go to the council,” he said.

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Qualifying leaves responsibility on us

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The veil is lifting. Candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary election began this morning.
By the end of day Friday, we’ll know how many of the 63 positions up for re-election this year will be contested. Filing qualifying papers and plunking down the required candidacy fee is what makes running for office official in Louisiana.
Heretofore, all the yard signs, all the civic club speeches, all the handshakes and the baby kissing have been just posturing for what may or may not happen. But today, the races are starting to take shape. Whatever is going to happen is happening now.

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