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January 23rd, 2015

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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Library in need of board members

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The Library Board of Control welcomed a new member on Wednesday.
Randy Roberson, Lincoln Parish Police Jury representative for District No. 4, was appointed by the LPPJ to replace the vacancy left by now-Mayor Ronny Walker.
Roberson is from the Dubach area.
“My predecessors have done an excellent job,” he said. “You don’t mess with success. But I am happy to be here and help in any way that I can.”
With President Charles Penuell absent from the meeting, Vice President James Pilgreen presided.
He gave the floor to Library Director Vivian McCain for new business.

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Grambling walking in right direction

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Mayor Edward Jones said when completed, the sidewalks will impact not only the community, but the university as well.
“Students frequent that area on a daily basis,” Jones said. “Now people will be able to walk around the village on a daily basis and go to the different businesses and convenience stores that way. It will also be a gateway to the Eddie Robinson Museum.”

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Petri takes over Tech’s DL

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced this morning that Rick Petri has joined the staff as the team’s defensive line coach. He joins the Tech Family after holding the same position at Duke the last four years.
This marks Petri’s second stint at Louisiana Tech after serving on the Bulldogs staff in 1992, the program’s fourth season in Division I-A (now FBS). That season Tech opened with a 10-9 win at Baylor and finished the year with an undefeated record at home.

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Techsters host North Texas tonight

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With six teams tied for third place in the Conference USA standings and a total of nine teams separated by only one game, this week’s two-game home stand for Louisiana Tech is important.
The Lady Techsters (8-8, 3-2 C-USA) begin the two-game home slate hosting North Texas (2-14, 1-4 C-USA) Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center. Tech will also host Rice at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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Bulldogs take to road to battle Mean Green

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Louisiana Tech hopes to duplicate its last league road trip to the Lone Star State when they travel to Denton to take on North Texas on Thursday night at 7 p.m. inside the Super Pit.
The last Texas road swing resulted in victories over UTEP and UTSA for Tech (14-4, 5-0 C-USA) that marked the first weekend sweep in a road series in Conference USA.
The Bulldogs are currently tied atop the league standings with an undefeated mark. Going back even further to last season, they have won nine straight league games with six of those coming away from home.

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