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April 28th, 2016

Adopt-A-School sets high bar

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Small acts, when multiplied by thousands of Lincoln Parish students and businesses, can transform the community.
Obviously Adopt-A-School program members understand this to be true.
Those partnerships are made possible through the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE’s Adopt-A-School program.
The program partners a local business with one or more Lincoln Parish schools to benefit the school or community.
Some of the milestones Adopt-A-School achieved this school year include:

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Winners announced during Adopt-A-School Celebration

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Winners for the eighth annual Adopt-A-School End-of-Year Celebration and Luncheon were announced Tuesday. Photo left: From left are Brenda Brister, Choudrant Elementary School, fourth place; Patrice Hilton, Hillcrest Elementary School, grand prize; Britten Oubre, Ruston High School, fifth place; Michelle Thrower, Cypress Springs Elementary School, second place; Sheri Robken, I.A. Lewis School, third place.

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Students fly in hot air balloon after testing

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Third grade news
Cypress Springs’ third graders have been busy. Students are reading the book “Because of Winn Dixie.” All students agree this is the best book they have read this year. They cannot wait to see how the book ends. As a special treat, all third graders will be traveling to Celebrity Theatres to watch the book come to life on the big screen. They will compare how the book and the movie were similar and how they were different.

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Horn, Barr to wed in Texas

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mark Horn, of Richardson, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Abigail Lillie Horn to William Reeves Barr.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ann Horn, of Plainview, Texas; the late Mr. and Mrs. Ignatius G. Ruiz Jr.; and the late Dr. Joseph Horn.

Abigail is a 2011 graduate of J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas, and is scheduled to graduate from the University of Arkansas in May 2016 with a master’s in teaching.

She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

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Student art exhibit, auction at Tech showcases creativity

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Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s biological sciences and biomedical engineering programs teamed up with art faculty from the School of Design to provide students with a unique opportunity to use their talents to promote Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series.
The apex of this interdisciplinary experience was the April 14 opening of an art exhibit at the Tech Enterprise Center to showcase creative works of the 14 students taking part in the collaboration through Associate Art Professor Nick Bustamante’s ART 320 Digital Painting class.

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FYZICAL Therapy and Balance welcomes new spokesperson

Olivia Newton-John has recently joined FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers as their spokesperson.
Newton-John has a long standing interest in better health through prevention which makes her a perfect fit for FYZICAL.
She said is excited to share the message that Americans can enjoy optimal health, wellness and lifelong vitality even as they grow older.
“FYZICAL is an innovative group of physical therapists who are bringing prevention and holistic care to people across the United States,” said Newton-John.

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Bulldogs primed for NFL draft

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Louisiana Tech football fans are looking forward to one of their most exciting NFL drafts ever this weekend as the event kicks off tonight with first-round selections.
Tech defensive tackle Vernon Butler is one of 25 players who are in Chicago to attend tonight’s first round festivities.

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Tech takes C-USA golf title

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TEXARKANA, Ark. — Louisiana Tech senior Ben Robinson had been leaving his putts short on the greens all throughout Wednesday’s championship final match. At least, he did until it absolutely mattered. Robinson sank a 15-foot putt for the title to win his match and secure the 2016 Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship for the Bulldogs with a 3-2 upset over 38th-ranked Alabama-Birmingham.

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Lady Techsters’ Stoehr adds to staff

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Newly-named Louisiana Tech head coach Brooke Stoehr has added two pieces to her coaching puzzle — husband Scott and former Northwestern State assistant coach Lindsey Hicks to the staff.
Brooke Stoehr was introduced as the seventh head coach in Lady Techster basketball history during a press conference in which the 35-year-old mother of two and Tech alum confidently stated that she has “a great responsibility to uphold this tradition and get this program where it needs to be.”

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Diamond ’Dogs sweep series over No. 14 ULL

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LAFAYETTE — Louisiana Tech plated four runs in the seventh to break up a tied ball game while Adam Derouen and the rest of the Bulldog pitchers held 14th-ranked UL-Lafayette to four hits to lead the Bulldogs to a 6-3 victory over the Ragin’ Cajuns Wednesday night at Tigue Moore Field in Lafayette.

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