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April 27th, 2015

Event raises money

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Cancer survivor Gary Cooper and his wife, Brandy, walk the caregivers lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The event, held Friday at Louisiana Tech’s Lambright Intramural Center, honors local cancer survivors and their caregivers and raises money for the American Cancer Society.

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Library hosts Hamstead Stage Company

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The Hampstead Stage Company performed “Pinocchio” on Saturday at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. Area youth in attendance were given the opportunity to help in some scenes of the production.

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DART Radiothon offers great chances

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If you have never listened to DART’s Annual Radiothon before, this is the year to change that. On May 7, you will definitely want to tune in to the official station of the old-school country music lover, Bill Brown’s Q 94.1, for DART’s 14th Annual Radiothon. We have an incredible program lined up for you.

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NO MORE Campaign sends message

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Members of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s Board of Directors and radiothon committee are pictured with their own “NO MORE” messages, reflecting DART’s adoption of the national “NO MORE” campaign against domestic violence and sexual assault.  DART’s 14th Annual Radiothon is scheduled for May 7, at Super 1 Foods in Ruston.
Pictured front row, left to right: Pam Dance, Kourtney Keim, Jodie Forsse, Cathy Ayo, Terrie Queen Autrey, Camille Phillips. Back Row, left to right:  Cassandra Smith, Rebekah Hardman-Wade, Barbara Monzingo, Tim Colvin and Randy Ewing.

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Raffle winner drawn

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Lomax Napper is this week’s pick three gun raffle winner from 4 Paws Rescue.

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TOP DAWG features top students

Some of the brightest and best Louisiana Tech University has to offer brought their best ideas to the TOP DAWG competition. 
Eleven teams of student entrepreneurs from the preliminary round of the TOP DAWG New Venture Championships competed in the final round on April 24.
RotoRanger, which provided desktop rotational molding machines that bridge the gap from do-it-yourself creations to small scale manufacturing, came out victorious at the end of the competition. 

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Jazz Fest evokes nostalgia

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These are the kinds of days where I truly “know what it means to miss New Orleans.”
That’s because the first weekend of New Orleans’ annual Jazz and Heritage Festival just ended, and I’ve heard so much about all the fun going on there despite a few storms that passed through on Friday and Saturday.
For me, even more than Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest is what New Orleans is all about — food, music, dancing and just having a good time. There really isn’t anything like it in the world and it’s part of what makes the Big Easy so unique.

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GSU’s Tierra Smith receives 2015 Student Journalist of the Year Award

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The National Association of Black Journalists has selected Tierra Smith, of Grambling State University, as the association’s 2015 Student Journalist of the Year.
The award recognizes a full-time collegiate journalist who displays a commitment to NABJ’s goal of outstanding achievement within the field of journalism.

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G-Men take SWAC title

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Grambling wins Men’s Track and Field Championship
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NORMAL, Ala. — The Grambling State Tigers claimed their seventh straight men’s conference title on Sunday at the 2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Louis Crews Stadium.
GSU scored 170 points to earn its 11th title overall, earning Bertram Lovell Coach of the Year honors.

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Bulldogs shut out Panthers

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Tech wraps up FIU series with 1-0 win
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MIAMI — After both Louisiana Tech and FIU combined to score 34 runs in the doubleheader Saturday, the two teams combined for just one run Sunday afternoon as the Bulldogs shut out the Panthers and closed the door on a 1-0 victory to salvage the three-game road series.

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