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February 21st

Tech teams in Arkansas today

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After a busy weekend of action, Louisiana Tech University’s diamond teams move into the state of Arkansas for games today.
The Bulldogs’ baseball team will play a doubleheader at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff beginning at 1 p.m., while the Lady Techsters’ softball squad has a single contest slated against the University of Central Arkansas in Conway starting at 5 p.m.
Sizing up each of the Tech teams as they continue their early season schedules:

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Choudrant, Creek girls advance

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Choudrant High pulled off an upset on the road, and Cedar Creek High was a winner at home to give Lincoln Parish a pair of victories in the opening round of the girls’ 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association basketball playoffs on Monday night.
The Lady Aggies (15-24) shocked favored Glenmora 33-32 in Class B and the Lady Cougars (21-9) got past Opelousas Catholic 53-48 in Class 1A.
Two other parish teams were eliminated in the first round of the state playoffs. Ruston’s New Living Word (4-24) lost at Gibsland-Coleman 50-37 in Class C and Simsboro (13-21) was a 70-34 victim at Florien in Class B.

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February 20th

The search begins

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Lincoln Parish seeks new highway superintendent

The wheels have been set in motion for Lincoln Parish to hire a new highway superintendent.
Jeff Frasier, who currently holds the position, is reportedly retiring at the end of March, after what Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said has been 30 years on the job.
During a meeting of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Personnel/Benefits Committee last week, Hall revealed to jurors his plans to seek a replacement for Frasier.

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Carnival in Ruston

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“Carnival” hit Ruston on Saturday night as residents gathered to “Let the Good Times Roll” at the 13th annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball.
The Ruston Civic Center was filled with fancy dresses, tuxedos, food and dancing as locals celebrated Mardi Gras at the ball organized by the Ruston Civic Symphony Society. The organization uses funds raised through this event to help support local arts initiatives in the community and schools.

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Famed journalist speaks at Tech event

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New lecture series honors Mary Margaret Storey’s legacy
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The Mary Margaret Storey Journalism Lecture Series kicked off at Louisiana Tech University last Wednesday with distinguished journalist and author, Dick J. Reavis, as featured guest.
Reavis, a former senior editor at Texas Monthly and author of eight books including his seminal work “The Ashes of Waco,” fielded questions about his career, the media and the current state of journalism.
“Journalism is one of the few trades you get better at with age,” Reavis said. “Journalism is the practice of talking from both sides.”

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Club hosts ‘Cupid Chaos’

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On Feb. 9 the Louisiana Tech University chapter of PI Kappa Delta fraternity, along with Tech’s Kappa Delta Sorority, presented their “Cupid Chaos” event at the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana.
The two organizations provided local kids with food and games to celebrate Valentine’s Day activities. Games included a super hero themed moon walk, face painting by Kappa Alpha, dancing and an oversized basketball game. The kids also received hotdogs and chips, as well as more traditional Valentine’s treats like cookies and cupcakes.

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Pet of the Week

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Boss is a 3-year-old black and tan coonhound mix that is neutered and current on shots. He enjoys pets and scratches, especially scratches behind the ears. For more information about adopting Boss, call 251-DOGS.

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Domestic abuse can sometimes strike later in life

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Numerous destructive stereotypes surround the subject of domestic violence. For example, people frequently assume that this particular brand of violence is the province only of the young. Violence in relationships can happen to anyone at any age. In fact, the older a victim is the more weapons an abuser has in his or her arsenal.

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Bulldogs in rare territory

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Michael White and his “Cardiac Bulldogs” almost didn’t know how to act after
Saturday afternoon’s non-Western Athletic Conference victory against the University of Central Arkansas.
But please excuse the first-year head coach and the rest of the Louisiana Tech University team.
One has to realize that, in this season of close games, runaways are rare.

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Tech splits with UTA; GSU goes 2-1

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Alex Williams hit a deep three-run home run past the Kanas City Southern train tracks in right center, as Louisiana Tech University defeated the University of Texas-Arlington in game two of a Sunday doubleheader after suffering an 8-2 loss in the first game at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Seven Bulldog hitters recorded multi-hit games while starting pitchers Jamie Gilley and Trevor Peterson each pitched five innings while striking out 11 hitters combined.

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