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August 26th, 2014

Buddy Ball coming soon

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The 2014 Fall Season of Buddy Ball will be kicking off on Oct. 4.
Those interested in participating can contact Mechelle Brown at 243-3842. Games for this season will be held Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1. A lunch and trophy ceremony will be held following the Nov. 8 game.

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Cancer Journal Project

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Widower hopes to fulfill wife’s dream
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When Ruston resident Kenan Irving’s wife, Ashley, was 29 years old she died of stage 4 stomach cancer. Before she died she wrote down a list of goals she wanted to accomplish once she got better — one of them was to start a charity.

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Boden Harris enters race for LPSB District 3

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Former Grambling State University instructor Mary Boden Harris today announced her candidacy for the Lincoln Parish School Board District 3 seat.
District 3 is the Simsboro area. Candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary election continues through Friday afternoon.
Boden Harris, a Democrat, has taught in the Lincoln Parish School system, Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as a graduate of GSU. She has over 30 years’ teaching experience.

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Tech tabs Sokol as starter

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Senior transfer quarterback to lead Bulldogs at Oklahoma
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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz announced Monday night that Cody Sokol will get the starting nod this weekend as the Bulldogs open the season at highly-ranked Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Facing the media during Monday’s season-opening weekly press conference, Holtz declined at that point to name a starter in the position battle between Sokol and redshirt sophomore Ryan Higgins until he had the opportunity to talk with both about the decision.

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Fobbs doesn’t reveal GSU’s first-stringer

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Since taking over the Grambling State University football program last December, it’s become increasingly apparent head coach Broderick Fobbs likes to play things close to the vest.
So with only days remaining before Saturday’s season opener at Lamar, Fobbs didn’t show his cards during Monday’s first weekly press conference of the season as he declined to name a starting quarterback for the contest.
That means the three-horse race for the starting role is still on. And even then, all three must be prepared as Fobbs has said he will play at least two quarterbacks against the Cardinals.

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Chainsaw can be a versatile tool

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Firewood in August — green wood will burn, but too much internal moisture will greatly reduce its fuel value. The term seasoned wood (cut and left to dry) is often used. To achieve 100 percent of the heating value from firewood, cut wood should season for 12 months. Cutting and drying wood during this time of year will greatly increase the available heat from the firewood. Firewood cut now and left to dry until the winter season can be the difference between having wood with a 90 percent fuel value as compared to green firewood with a percent fuel value of 63 percent.

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Tech athletics giving back

The world of college athletics is about much more than sports.
Most people realize how much the business world is involved with college athletics, but many might not realize the real world lessons student-athletes are being taught.
The Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters learned such a lesson earlier this month when they visited the residents of Princeton Place, a rehabilitation center and nursing home in Ruston.

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Seize opportunity for 4-H enrollment

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We have already had many parents and students asking about how to enroll their child in 4-H and when they can. 4-H enrollment will begin in September for Lincoln Parish Schools and we are looking forward to working with the youth of Lincoln Parish this year. We have some great educational programs planned for monthly club meetings and we have many fun experiences planned for the parish as well.

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August 25th

Dixie keeping the arts alive

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Each year, the historic Dixie Center for the Arts puts together a season with all residents in mind.
On top for this year’s season is Chinese Acrobats on Sept. 27; Jason Coleman and Meagan Taylor —The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer on Nov. 15; Jason Petty and the Swingin’ Cowboys on March 13; and Albanie Fallette and Thrift Set Orchestra on April 4.
All regular Dixie season shows take place at 7 p.m. the night of the performance.
In a statement released by Coleman about his performance, he said his grandfather, Floyd Cramer, had a profound impact on my life.

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Guice: No cuts to higher education

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Tech Happening lends casual atmosphere for new school year
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Stay together, stay strong and keep meeting challenges head on.
That seemed to be the message presented by Louisiana Tech President Les Guice as the university held its “Happening XXXIII” Friday night at the Monroe Civic Center.
The casual, tailgate-like atmosphere at the event allowed the large crowd of Tech supporters the chance to personally talk with Guice along with athletics director Tommy McClelland, head football coach Skip Holtz, men’s basketball head coach Michael White, women’s basketball head coach Tyler Summitt and head baseball coach Greg Goff.

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