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December 22nd

Dunkin’ Dogs hosting LSU-S tonight at TAC

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Louisiana Tech’s Dunkin’ Dogs play their non-conference finale at 6:30 p.m. today as they play host to LSU-Shreveport inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (7-5) will look to try to start a new home winning streak after suffering a tough one-point loss in the TAC on Tuesday to Florida Gulf Coast.
History says the Bulldogs are good at bouncing back, having lost back-to-back games only four times in the last three-plus seasons.

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LA Tech’s Kiptum, Kaufman named All-Louisiana runners

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Louisiana Tech sophomores Manoah Kiptum closed out an impressive cross country season by being named to the All-Louisiana team, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association has announced.
Kiptum was Louisiana Tech’s top finisher in every event the Bulldogs competed in this season, including three top 10 finishes and placing inside the top 30 in every race. The sophomore from Eldoret, Kenya, placed inside the top five on three separate occasions and inside the top 20 individually four times.

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Tech’s Monne All-State Volleyball first-teamer

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Marta Monne was named first team all-Louisiana in an announcement released by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Wednesday night, while Angela Papach garnered second team all-Louisiana honors.
Monne is the first Lady Techster to receive first team All-Louisiana honors since Lori Hunsucker in 2010. This also marks the first time Louisiana Tech has had two players receive all-Louisiana honors in the same season since 2010 when Hunsucker was joined by Kara Jones who received second-team honors.

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Parish trio named to Naismith ballot

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Three former collegiate stars from Lincoln Parish are on the ballot for the 2017 induction class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The group includes Kim Mulkey from the famed Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters’ program and both Jimmy Jones and the late Bob ‘’Lil’ Abner’’ Hopkins of Grambling State University.
The entire Class of 2017, including those selected by the direct elect committees, will be unveiled April 3 at the men’s NCAA Final Four in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Cougars put two on Class 1A All-State team

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There’s no question Cedar Creek’s Tanner Disotell and Ben Slusher were two of the key players for the Cougars during their march to the Division IV football semifinals this season.
Disotell and Slusher were honored today as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 1A All-State Football Team.
Slusher, a 5-8, 238-pound junior, earned first team honors as a defensive lineman, totaled 78 tackles on the season (55 solos) with 14 tackles for a loss and three quarterback sacks.

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December 21st

Dogs with A Cause promotes students to read

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Program collaborates College of Education, athletics
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Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series about Dogs with A Cause, a partnership between Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education and Athletics Program, benefiting third- through fifth-graders at Ruston schools.
Ruston third- through fifth-graders recently received a surprise chance to not only read and discuss books with Louisiana Tech University athletes, but also learn from the athletes what it takes to be a college student.

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Women make detention center history

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Pair are first to complete HiSET program
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Tasha Nicole Knox and Jessica Danielle Lewis made history Tuesday.
The two women became the first graduates of Lincoln Parish Detention Center’s HiSET program and they have the official diplomas to prove it. HiSET is Louisiana’s high school equivalency test.
“It feels great,” Knox, 27, of Jonesboro, said. “I wanted my kids to know I could do it.”
Knox has three children, ages 6, 8 and 9.
Lewis, 28, of Choudrant, agreed graduation was good.
“I actually accomplished something and I actually did it,” she said.

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NAMI thanks community for year-round support

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Thank you, Ruston and Northeast Louisiana, for your gracious and generous support of the Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
You helped us raise awareness about mental illnesses and the importance of mental wellness for all. You helped us improve the lives of persons who are living with a mental illness and their families.
Events and Activities
Northeast Louisiana, you participated in our 22 events and activities, all of which were free and open to the general public.

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Lessons learned at the manger

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I stared at the manger scene all through church last Sunday. Not that the ceramic figures were any different than they were last year, or the year before.
The mismatched shepherds are still out of proportion for the somewhat-wobbly stable; the star on top still leans a little to the south and the donkeys — yes there are three, one shiny white, one gray, one brown — most definitely did not grow up in the same herd.

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Realtors deserve recognition

With more than 80 years of experience in the real estate business between them, Dicky Nealy, broker and owner of Lincoln Realty, and Frank Cordaro, broker and owner of Today’s Realty, were honored with the REALTOR Emeritus Award recently at the 2017 Installation Celebration held at the Bayou Desiard Country Club in Monroe.
Nealy said the decision to become a real estate agent was made on a whim.

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