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April 22nd, 2015

Tech’s ‘I-20 Top 20’ to showcase innovation, entrepreneurship

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New technologies, innovative products and services and entrepreneurial ideas from across the I-20 corridor will take center stage at Louisiana Tech University on April 28 for the annual I-20 Top 20 regional showcase.
Business and community leaders will gather with featured entrepreneurs and innovators for presentations and discussions of new business ventures, groundbreaking technologies and products, collaborative initiatives, and university resources that are elevating the region’s economic performance and potential.

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Dubach to apply for development grant

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The Dubach Town Council voted unanimously to use a potential grant for their potable water, or drinking water, system.
Pamela Delp, the town clerk, said the council will vote to apply for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant at a later meeting.
For now, the council knows that if they are able to apply for the grant, they will use it on their potable water system and make any changes or updates that need to be done, Delp said.
“We need to work on our potable water system,” Mayor Robert Jensen said. “It needs to be worked on and it’s been awhile since we’ve looked at it.”

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Meet and greet with Monster Moto CEOs

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Bill Elmore tries out a Monster Moto mini bike during a meeting with the CEOs Tuesday at the Historic Fire Department. The purpose of the meeting was to network with Alexander Keechle and Rick Sukkar, the CEOs of Monster Moto, which announced it’s locating their new plant in Ruston.

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Caney Lake Good Sams Club News

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Come go with the Caney Lake Good Sammers as they take a trip across the mighty Mississippi to Vicksburg, Mississippi and get into Rebel territory. Linda and Dan Evans were hosts who welcomed everyone to the meeting building at River Town Campground for the evening meal.
Catch-up conversations, puzzles and card games kept the group busy on Thursday morning.

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Concert to feature finalist from ‘X Factor’

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“Overcome! A Special Night for Special Kids” is coming to Monroe’s Jack Howard Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Sponsored by Care Solutions, the concert will feature 15-year-old singer Rion Paige, a 2013 finalist on the television show “The X Factor.” Paige is an example of overcoming obstacles in her life to follow her dream, which has ultimately blessed the lives of everyone who hears her.
She suffers from arthrogryposis multiplex congenital, a rare disorder that causes a curving of the joints. Paige’s joint formation resulted in hands that make it difficult to perform everyday tasks.

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45th Earth Day celebrates the outdoors

The blue skies, fresh air and green foliage surrounding the Earth are thanks to Mother Nature.
But these natural occurrences that we take for so frequently for granted may not be here if it were not for the work of activists who pushed for awareness.
Earth Day, which has been celebrated on April 22 for 45 years, aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for Earth’s environment.
Earth Day was founded by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson after he witnessed the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.

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Time to fight illegal immigration

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Do we as American’s have the right to have our borders controlled? Should we as American’s have the right to demand our laws enforced by the executive office of our country? If we are going to keep our country safe, we must secure the borders and keep track of everyone in our country on a visa. The executive office must enforce all laws whether they are liked or disliked. Illegal immigration is a tremendous threat to our national security. The 9/11 hijackers entered our country legally on visas — they just never went home.

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Medicaid match makes sense

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Ask almost any health care provider what they think about Medicaid and chances are they’ll answer with some variation of Charles Dickens’ “best of times, worst of times” line.
Since its start in 1965, Medicaid has become the nation’s main public insurance program for low-income citizens. Though area health professionals and emergency medical service providers continue to care for low-income patients, they’ll quickly tell you they generally lose money doing so.

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Medicaid match makes sense

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Ask almost any health care provider what they think about Medicaid and chances are they’ll answer with some variation of Charles Dickens’ “best of times, worst of times” line.
Since its start in 1965, Medicaid has become the nation’s main public insurance program for low-income citizens. Though area health professionals and emergency medical service providers continue to care for low-income patients, they’ll quickly tell you they generally lose money doing so.

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Diamond ’Dogs knock off SFA

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Louisiana Tech used a five-run first inning and a strong performance by Braden Bristo on the mound to cruise to an 9-2 victory over Stephen F. Austin Tuesday night at Jaycees Field in Nacogdoches.
Tech (18-19) took advantage of a struggling Stephen F. Austin (13-28) pitching staff, which combined to issue seven walks and hit four batters on the night to lead to the Bulldogs’ ninth straight non-conference win of the season.

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