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December 16th

Old English Christmas comes to Louisiana Tech on Tuesday

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What was it like to celebrate Christmas in the days of England’s King Henry VIII?
Hear it from His Majesty himself, as portrayed by Southeastern Louisiana University history professor William B. Robison, when he appears at Louisiana Tech’s Stone Theatre at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Facility lends a hand to families with special needs

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A new child care facility has recently opened its doors to the special needs children in the Ruston-Lincoln area.
Todd Craighead, director, is a Registered Nurse and has been in the nursing field for 19 years.
“I’ve always wanted to do something with kids,” he said. “I always said someday, somehow I would end up working with kids and now I have.”

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A true DART Christmas angel

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For several weeks, readers have been seeing stories, columns and pictures about DART Christmas Angels. For my final column before Christmas, let me tell you about a true DART Christmas angel, someone I visited with today, someone who inspires me with her courage, grace and humility.

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CCA receives donation

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Submitted photo- Saint-Gobain, the glass plant in Simsboro, recently awarded Christian Community Action a community grant in the amount of $4,000. Pictured is Jaime Moreno, plant manager; Stephanie Y. Mitchell, of CCA; and Julie Curtis, human resources manager. CCA wants to thank Saint Gobain for their support of the community.

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Tech’s Trenchless Technology Center launches digital reference room

The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University has officially launched the Digital Trenchless Technology Reference Room, an international collection of nearly 28,000 trenchless technology citations and technical materials assembled over the past 17 years.

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NCLMG seminar set for February at Louisiana Tech

The North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners will hold their third annual gardening seminar from 8 a.m. until noon Feb. 1 at Lomax Hall on the Louisiana Tech University campus in Ruston.
Steven Chamblee, chief horticulturist for Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, Texas, will give two presentations.
“Rebuilding Your Dream: Reviving Your Garden” will be followed by “Great Garden Ideas,” which will take attendees idea shopping at Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer, Chandor Gardens and dozens of stunning private gardens from Texas to Pennsylvania.

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Lady Tigers downed by SFA

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — After losing three games in a row, the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks came out Sunday afternoon at dominated in a convincing victory over Grambling State, 92-55. The duo of Porsha Roberts and Daylyn Harris put on a show, scoring 23 points apiece as the Ladyjacks cruised to victory.
The contest was close early on with Grambling State (2-6) holding onto an early 9-6 lead six minutes into the game. That’s when SFA (4-6) took over.

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GSU men at home tonight

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The Grambling State University men’s basketball team will play its first home game of the sesaon at 7:30 p.m. tonight as the 0-4 Tigers play host to Central Baptist University. The Mustangs head into the contest at 1-7 on the season.

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Consider adoption this Christmas

Many children — and a few adults, too — have whispered in Santa’s ear this holiday season that the thing they’d most like to see under the tree on Christmas morning is a furry friend.
Numerous studies across the years have proven that owning a pet has many benefits including encouraging owners to have a healthier lifestyle, helping with asthma and allergies and helping individuals live longer. Adding in the loving relationship brought on by pet ownership, there are lots of reasons that individuals might consider expanding their family this year.

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Future looking a little brighter

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Anyone worried about the state of our youth and the future they’ll lead us to should have been at last week’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post monthly meeting.
It seems our future might be brighter than we think if some of the shining lights presented during that meeting continue on their paths to success.

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