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May 14th, 2014

Tech kinesiology professor runs for second term on national board

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David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University and strength and conditioning coach for the Tech baseball team, is running for a second term as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

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Celebrate local small business this week

Most people will tell you that small businesses are the backbone of any community, especially smaller ones such as Ruston and Lincoln Parish.
Without entrepreneurs working to share their passion for fashion, sporting goods, hardware, the culinary arts and more, Lincoln Parish wouldn’t be the thriving, beautiful place that it is.

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Overlay a lesson in change

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The march of the University Hills Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District Committee’s proposal for rezoning a sizeable chunk of southwest Ruston may be one of the most educational journeys upon which the city has embarked in a long time.
The plan, Ruston’s first venture into the neighborhood overlay world, seeks to rezone the 17 neighborhoods that make up the University Hills area into a district specifically designed to enable residents to preserve, maintain and promote reinvestment in those older neighborhoods.

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Second season for GSU

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Tigers to open SWAC tourney play today
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NEW ORLEANS — The second season starts for the Grambling State University baseball team today as the Tigers begin play in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament.
GSU, the No. 4 seed, (14-30), will take on top-seeded Alabama State (34-19, 21-3 SWAC) at 6 p.m. today in New Orleans at the Urban Youth Academy’s Wesley Barrow Stadium.
The winner will take on the winner of a Texas Southern vs. Alcorn State first round game at 6 p.m. Thursday in the double elimination tournament.

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Lang ready for regionals

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Louisiana Tech sophomore Victor Lange returns to Briggs Ranch Golf Club this week in San Antonio, Texas as NCAA Regional play begins Thursday.
Lange enters as the No. 4 seed among 10 individuals in a tournament that features 10 individuals and 13 teams. His appearance marks the first by a Bulldog golfer at the NCAA Regionals in school history.

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’Cats set for Spring Game

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Ruston High School’s Spring Football Game is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Joe Aillet Staium. Fans will be able to enter on the east side of the stadium only. There will be a $5 admission with all proceeds being donated to the Rodney Guin Hospital Fund. Guin, the head football coach at Haughton High School, suffered a severe heart attack several weeks ago and is currently hospitalized at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

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Tech fans can personalize season football tickets

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Louisiana Tech fans that renew or reserve their 2014 football season tickets by June 5 can add their selfie to the season ticket graphics.
Fans just need to renew their season tickets by the June 5 deadline and send a picture of themselves — commonly known as a “selfie” — while wearing LA Tech apparel to TechTickets@LATech.edu and that picture will be included on a background graphic on the season ticket page.

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May 13th

Gratitude in action

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Group works to honor one of Lincoln’s local heroes
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Memorial Day is approaching and president of Pafford Emergency Medical Services Greg Pafford understands the importance of honoring United States veterans, which is why, two weeks ago, he set up a trip for his good friend Freddie Price to see the Barksdale Air Force Show.
“There’s not very many people that can tell you the types of stories Freddie tells you,” Pafford said. “And when I told him my idea, it put a big smile on his face.”

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LPPJ to meet tonight

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Police jurors to look at precincts, polling places

Residents in Lincoln Parish may need to check their voting precincts in the coming weeks as the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will be reestablishing the precincts for each election district and redesignating polling places for voters.
According to a packet released by the LPPJ, “An ordinance amending and reenacting section 2-17 of Chapter Two of the ‘Code of Ordinances,’ relating to the election districts and precincts for each such district, will designate and establish the voting precincts for each election district to provide for the effective date of the said ordinance.”

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Bikes for Tykes: Locals raise funds for St. Jude

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The Village of Choudrant will be filled with little bikes hoping to raise funds for little tykes on Saturday morning.
Reviving a concept from their youth, brother and sister Josh Sanderson and Katie Jordan will be holding a Bike-a-Thon for St. Jude Children’s Hospital beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Choudrant, located at 117 Oak Street in Choudrant.
Children will meet in the church parking lot for registration, then they will ride around the block to raise their funds.

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