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February 14th, 2017

GSU hoops teams’ titles recognized

Everyone knows about the tradition of excellence surrounding of Grambling State University’s football program.
But sometimes people forget that GSU’s basketball programs have a pretty rich history too. GSU celebrated that history on Saturday as the school’s athletics department by hanging championship banners above the court in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center during halftime of the Tigers’ home game against Texas Southern.

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February 13th

Local photographer’s work selected by National Geographic

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1 in 9,000.
That was the probability of Lilla Jimmerson’s photo being selected to appear in National Geographic Magazine’s feature titled “Anachronisms.”
Her talent gained her a spot in that feature.
Jimmerson, a Ruston native, said she created an account with National Geographic as a way of organizing and sharing her travel photos.

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Showing a little love: Kupcakes for Kids to support St. Jude

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More than a decade ago, Susie Polk decided she wanted to do more to help children suffering from cancer.
Her solution? Kupcakes for Kids.
The program was similar to one she had created as a 4-H leader in Monroe.
“I was a 4-H leader for many years and our group sold cupcakes to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital outside of Sam’s Club in Monroe,” Polk said. “I asked friends to help bake that first year and it just grew from there. We are always looking for more bakers.”
The best part of the event, Polk said, is helping children fight cancer.

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LPPJ to discuss sale of properties

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will begin their regularly scheduled meeting with a public hearing on the sale of three adjudicated properties when they convene at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the courthouse.
The meeting will be newly elected jury President Randy Roberson’s first full meeting as president.
The sale of the properties will total $10,894.81.
These properties are located at Mt. Olive Road in Ruston; 246 Voss St. in Dubach; and 1305 Richardson St. in Ruston.
After the public hearing is closed, the jury will then vote on ordinances pertaining to the properties.

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RHS FBLA makes special donation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital

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The three pillars of the Future Business Leaders of America are Service, Education, and Progress, with Service leading the way. On Jan.23 Ruston High School FBLA delivered on the Service pillar as they traveled from Ruston to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas to bring smiles to the faces of patients, families, and staff in the Cardio Vascular Intensive Care Unit.

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Here is the answer, my friend

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I can’t remember the last time I drove by somebody’s house and saw clothes hanging on the line. Back in the early 60’s before clothes dryers became so prevalent it was a pretty common sight.
As a little kid growing up in North Louisiana, I remember how mesmerizing it was to watch our bed sheets flapping in the breeze. The wind would catch them and blow them out until they were almost horizontal and then gently let them drop back down again. It’s funny how you don’t really notice wind until it’s having its way with something.

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Love is all we need

Lincoln Parish residents will see a lot of love Tuesday.
Around the nation, couples will show their affection on Valentine’s Day, a day that over time has been associated with spreading the love.
Box of chocolates and bouquets of flowers will be given as gifts while children around the school district will create Valentine’s Day gifts for their parents or grandparents.
But why do we do this?
The story of Valentine’s Day can be traced back to the St. Valentine of Terni.

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Tech has long list of Super Bowl champs

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That miraculous rally for a victory in Super Bowl 51 by the New England Patriots vibrated all the way to North Louisiana.
And especially to Louisiana Tech University.
The Patriots’ still tough-to-believe 34-28 win boosted the number of either Super Bowl or NFL championship triumphs to 23 for Bulldog Country.
That trophy wealth is spread among 15 different players, one of those being New England punter Ryan Allen.
The Salem, Oregon, native is also now one of six ex-Tech players with at least two.

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Tennis Techsters fall to Northwestern St.

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NATCHITOCHES — The Louisiana Tech women’s tennis team was able to pick up three wins at the bottom of the singles lineup, but Northwestern State grabbed the three at the top and the doubles point to win 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Jack Fisher Tennis Complex.
A day after beating one in-state foe in McNeese State, Tech (4-4) could not pick up the big points when it needed to defeat Northwestern State (3-3).

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Tech wins namesake softball tourney

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Louisiana Tech overcame an early three-run deficit and rallied to defeat Samford 9-3 in Sunday’s finale of the Louisiana Tech Invitational hosted at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tech (5-0) ended the weekend with a perfect 5-0 record to win the tournament title while outscoring its opponents 35-9.
Win No. 5 didn’t come easy, despite the final score.

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