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January 23rd, 2015

LPFD responds to fire

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The Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 responded to a fire on Thursday where a woman escaped without injury.
District Chief Kevin Reynolds said the call was received at 11:46 a.m. saying the location of the fire was at 203 Water Tank Road in the Green Acres Trailer Park, and was cleared by 1 p.m.
“There was one person inside when the fire began, but she was outside when we arrived on the scene,” he said.
She was examined by the Ruston Fire Department-EMS on the scene and was not transported for medical care.

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New virtual tour hopes to attract out-of-state students

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Wyly Tower, the Lady of the Mist and Howard Auditorium are all sites to see when visiting Louisiana Tech University.
Andy Cline, assistant director of admissions, director of orientation and special programs, said Tech wants to reach potential students who are unable to make the drive to visit the campus.
This is why they recently launched an online virtual tour for anyone to tour, the university from the comforts of their own home.

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Bulldogs bounced by N. Texas

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Tech suffers first Conference USA loss of season as rally falls short

DENTON, Texas — Louisiana Tech came back from a 21-point deficit in the second half to pull it to within one, but North Texas held on for the 73-66 win on Thursday night at the Super Pit.
It was the first conference loss of the season for Tech (14-5, 5-1 Conference USA) and the first win by North Texas (8-10, 2-4 C-USA) in the series since 1986. The Bulldogs had won nine straight over the Mean Green.
“North Texas was absolutely unbelievable in the first half,” said Tech coach Michael White. “I was proud of the fight from our guys to pull to within one.

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Lady Techsters storm past Mean Green

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North Texas entered the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday night boasting the top-scoring defense in Conference USA, surrendering only 57 points per game.
However, after the offensive onslaught that Louisiana Tech brought to the court, the Mean Green didn’t leave Ruston with the same distinction.
Whitney Frazier scored 19 points and the Lady Techsters (9-8, 4-2 C-USA) scored a season-high in points in defeating North Texas (2-15, 1-5 C-USA) 92-57 before 1,260 fans Thursday night.

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Tech baseball begins practice today

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With the 2015 baseball season quickly approaching, Louisiana Tech University will open spring practice at 2:45 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park, only three weeks out from the season opener on Feb. 13 at Southeastern Louisiana.
Tech will take to the diamond once again at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for scrimmages that will be open to the public.

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GSU teams to host JSU

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Grambling State University’s basketball teams will host Jackson State University in a Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader set for Saturday. The women’s game will tip off at 3 p.m. while Remond Brown (shooting ball) and the G-Men will take on JSU’s men’s team beginning around 5:15 p.m.

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Support Lincoln Parish artists

The next couple of weeks are rife with opportunities for residents to support and enjoy the local arts.
Earlier this week the photography of Sonny Monteleone was put on display at Parish Press. Residents can view the work through March 1.
Grambling State University alumnus Kevin Rhodes began exhibiting his work at his alma mater last week in Dunbar Gallery, and the show will continue through Feb. 26.

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Cultivating love on all levels

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I recently read an article that stated there are specific things a person can do if they want to fall in love with anyone.
It sparked my interest to say the least — 1. Because I’m already happily married and the thought that someone had falling in love to an exact science seemed odd. And, 2. Because lets face it, I’m the curious cat.
The article went on to say that more than 20 years ago the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory.

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Elisha Ministries to offer financial seminar Tuesday

Leaders of Elisha Ministries Inc. dba Supportive Housing of Northeast Louisiana, located at 608 S. Trenton St., said the organization continues to make strides in helping the poor and the homeless in the area. 
 
In an effort to serve and meet the needs of the disadvantaged ­­— including low-income, homeless and mentally disabled — residents of Lincoln and other surrounding parishes, leaders of Elisha Ministries said they desire to expand the number of community partners and is soliciting partners to expand and increase outreach in Lincoln, Jackson and Union parishes. 

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January 22nd

Artwork from area universities exhibited

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Beginning with a 6 p.m. ceremony Friday, residents will have the opportunity to view student artwork from across the region at the Rawle Enterprise Center Gallery on Louisiana Tech University’s Campus.
With nearly 30 pieces, Hannah Bustamante, administrator and gallery director, said the fifth annual “Art from the G.U.T.S” show is one of the largest the gallery hosts each year. An acronym for the universities in the area — Grambling State, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Tech and Shreveport — the show offers students at all of these universities an opportunity to try out for the show.

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