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August 25th, 2014

Tech history professor promotes book in Guatemala

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Louisiana Tech University history professor. Stephen Webre traveled to Guatemala recently to take part in activities boosting his latest publication, a book titled “La época colonial en Guatemala: Estudios de historia cultural y social” (“The Colonial Era in Guatemala: Studies in Cultural and Social History”).
Published by the San Carlos University Press in Guatemala City, the book appeared in print earlier in the year.

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NCLAC seeks artists for annual Holiday Arts Tour

Deadline set for Sept. 22
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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is now accepting applications from visual artists to participate in its 17th annual Holiday Arts Tour. The event is a celebration of the arts in Louisiana, featuring visual artists, musicians, writers, and other performing artists. NCLAC will place artists from its five parish region of Lincoln, Jackson, Claiborne, Bienville and Union parishes first, but if enough host sites are available, artists from elsewhere in the state may participate. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 22.

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Tech soccer rallies for win

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Lady Techsters score four unanswered goals to take down Troy
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Louisiana Tech scored four unanswered goals in the final 55 minutes to claim a 4-2 come-from-behind victory over Troy on a hot and humid Sunday at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
The comeback was the second one of the first fall weekend for Tech (1-0-1), but this time they got the win instead of the draw.
“The girls had to get their second wind after the first 30 minutes,” said head coach Kevin Sherry. “They were still mentally and physically tired from Friday night’s double overtime match.”

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Edmiston family donates to Choudrant High athletics

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Annual memorial gift planned to honor late Aggies coach who died in 2013
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Pat Riley, one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, said: “There are only two options regarding commitment-you’re either in or you’re out. There is no such thing as life in-between.”
Christopher Edmiston definitely lived his life “in.” Yet even a year after his untimely death, the celebrated Choudrant High School alumnus is still managing to be fully “in” with an ongoing commitment to his alma mater and community.

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August 23rd

Protesters rally downtown

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A line of about 30 protesters marched down Trenton Street in downtown Ruston Friday afternoon with signs that read “Justice for Joe.”
Terion Glenn (pictured above) is the older sister of Joseph Glenn, who was involved in a police shooting and subsequently killed when he allegedly pulled a BB gun resembling a nine-millimeter on Ruston police officers on Dec. 29 at the Hampton Inn on North Trenton Street.
Glenn said she and her family and friends are frustrated because they have not been allowed to see any police reports or related documents pertaining to the incident.

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‘Good Neighbor’ getting sued

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Atty. Gen. files lawsuit against State Farm
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Getting automobile repairs done cheaper and faster through labor limitations and “after market” parts may not pay off for large corporate insurance companies like State Farm, Progressive, Geico and Allstate. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell recently filed suit against State Farm, which provides insurance for 33 percent of Louisiana’s drivers, for unfair and fraudulent business practices.

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Candidate results are in

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More than 100 qualified for Nov. elections

The field of candidates for the Nov. 4 primary election is official. At the close of the three-day candidate qualifying period Friday afternoon, 76 people had signed up to run in 23 races that will appear on the local ballot.

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Chamber caters to collectors

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Top: The annual Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Gun, Knife and Coin Show added another attraction this year: boats. Hundreds perused the items at the Ruston Civic Center over the weekend. Here, Chris Long of Homer shows off his new survival knife.
Middle: Boats were shown for the first time at the event. Pictured is, Matt Loetscher of Wood Marine in Ruston shows off an 18 1/2 foot Phoenix Mercury with a Mercury outboard motor.
Bottom: Bloodbrothers custom Leather and Trading Company displayed unique, handcrafted collectables.

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LPL board discusses new business

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The Library Board of Control met on Wednesday to finish taking care of some old business and to hear of new things going on at the library.
Library Director Vivian McCain gave board members updated polices for “Other Unpaid Leave” and “Abandonment of Position.”
She said the wording of the new policy is more clear for employees to understand.
The Staff Day, which was previously set for an earlier date, has been changed to Sept. 10.
McCain said the library will be closed for the entire day.

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School bus safety is a must

We didn’t even know they were gone, but here they are, back on the road.
Big yellow school buses are up and down every street, lane, drive, circle and highway — and they’re carrying some very precious cargo.
In Lincoln Parish, we are fortunate to have a sheriff’s office who understands the importance of school bus safety — not only for passengers, but for drivers as well. Which is why Public Inforamtion Officer Chad Alexander has recently put out a notice reminding drivers to diligently obey all traffic laws when approaching a school bus.

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