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August 29th, 2014

Boom or bust: ’Dogs set for Sooners

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Tech facing tough season-opening test at highly-ranked Oklahoma
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It couldn’t be any tougher of a test for the new-look Bulldogs as Louisiana Tech hits the road to play Top 5-ranked Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
That contest is only part of a tough opening slate for Tech that will include games against Louisiana-Lafayette, North Texas and Auburn.

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GSU hoping to run past Lamar

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GRAMBLING — First-year Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs hopes to see his team get off to a fast start Saturday as the Tigers open the 2014 season on the road at Lamar.
That means playing “basketball on grass” — creating a fast-paced, high-powered offense that can light up a scoreboard in a hurry.
“It means playing fast, playing hard, and I think it also means playing to your strengths because we feel we have some kids that can run,” Fobbs said.

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Bearcats to face W. Ouachita

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Aulontay Rachal (carrying ball) and the Ruston Bearcats will play host to West Ouachita at 6 p.m. tonight in high school jamboree action at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.

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Tech volleyball to open season today on road

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he Louisiana Tech volleyball team started preseason training exactly three weeks ago, but the team is now ready to face a different opponent opposite the net by traveling over 900 miles to battle three teams in the 2014 season-opening Bronco Classic in Kalamazoo, Michigan, starting today.
The Lady Techsters were scheduled to compete against Oakland at 9 a.m. and Saint Francis at 3:30 p.m. before taking on the host Broncos in the team’s final match of the weekend at 9 a.m. Saturday in University Arena.

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Tech soccer gears up for EIU Tournament

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team is venturing a little further away from home this weekend as it heads to Charleston, Illinois to participate in the EIU Tournament at Lakeside Field.
Tech (2-0-1) will kick off the event at 4 p.m. today with a tilt against Lewis University on Friday followed by a 1 p.m. Sunday matchup against host Eastern Illinois at 1 p.m.

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More than artists support NCLAC

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When I ask a person if they are a member of NCLAC their response is usually, “No, I am not an artist.” I laugh because I am not an artist either, however I am and have been a member of NCLAC for the past 15 years.

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Trinity offers free computer classes

Trinity United Methodist Church is offering free computer classes this fall. Classes begin the middle of September and continue through Dec. 11. To sign up go to www.trinityruston.org or call the church office at 251-0750. Classes offered are as follows:
• Photo File Management, 1:30-3 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 11-25, Thursday. Students will learn the use of Windows Desktop as a temporary workspace, working with files using Windows Explorer and organizing photos in My Pictures.

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NCLAC to offer photojournalism workshop for youth

On Sept. 2, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council will hold a photojournalism workshop entitled “My Vision, My Voice” for youth involved with Seeds of Light in Homer.
Seeds of Light is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to help communities restore justice by offering support to at-risk families and children affected by crime.  
Their vision is that these families and children will grow into productive citizens who will eventually contribute to the public good. 

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Zombies to dance at LPL

Teens get your free Zombie Prom Tickets; dig up a date, zombify, yourself then head on over to Lincoln Parish Library for the event of the year. This will truly be a night to remember with photo opportunities, games, contests, prizes and dancing! There will be a crowning of Zombie King and Zombie Queen. Some light refreshments will also be on hand to enjoy. Zombie makeup stations will be available for touchup. A prize for best zombie costume will be awarded.

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New program benefits children

Our kids here in Lincoln Parish are the most precious thing we have. They really are the future and anyone who cares about the wellbeing of Lincoln Parish should also care about the wellbeing of our children. Although Lincoln Parish has been blessed to have strong community support for the public school system, there are still many children in the area who do not get the nutrition they need to develop mentally, physically and intellectually.

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