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April 28th

Tech, GSU stars: NFL next?

And more than 10 others, all from Lincoln Parish-based Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University.
Officially, and according to the non-stop talking Kiper, there’s 14 prospects out of those two schools for this weekend’s National Football League draft.
Some are all but assured of being picked, others are the proverbial long shots.
And still others are due to pursue their dreams of playing at the game’s highest level through the free agent process.

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Habitat homes ready for use

The North Central Louisiana Chapter of Habitat for Humanity was formed in 1989. Since that time more than a dozen homes have been completed or begun. A local board of directors provides the organizational structure for home construction in Lincoln Parish.
Even though many volunteers dedicate labor, materials and cash donations to the projects, the homes are not free to the future occupants.

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Hundreds celebrate sisterhood

Hundreds upon hundreds of women of all ages from all over the country came for the weekend which included a reception at Squire Creek Country Club, an open house at the Kappa Delta lodge, a celebration luncheon at the Louisiana Tech Student Center and Decade Parties in members’ homes all over Ruston.

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Students, residents take back the night

“Silence is the key,” she said.
“The main thing is that people don’t want to talk about violence.
If our goal is to talk about it, then maybe we can break the silence.”
Mayor Dan Hollingsworth was also in attendance and said he hoped people in the community will help others who had been through domestic abuse or had been sexually assaulted.
“I think events like this are positive and point out that we do have problems here, and we should put an end to them as best we can,” he said.
“We’ve seen countless indications of domestic violence on the news and the papers.

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April 27th

Students, residents take back the night

Barnickel also said that she hoped April’s events keep the community talking throughout the year.
“Silence is the key,” she said.
“The main thing is that people don’t want to talk about violence.
If our goal is to talk about it, then maybe we can break the silence.”
Mayor Dan Hollingsworth was also in attendance and said he hoped people in the community will help others who had been through domestic abuse or had been sexually assaulted.

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Underage drinking spotlighted

When asked if they knew anyone with a friend or family member who struggles with alcoholism, 75 percent of the nearly 300 people in the room raised their hands.
Efforts to fight alcohol abuse are escalating in the community as it becomes apparent that plenty of people, old and young, take on very lax attitudes with this substance.
The surveys distributed at the Town Hall meeting pinpointed some causes for drinking, and a campaign presented by a Louisiana Tech member of Students Against Destructive Decisions brings forth one solution.

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Children need to be prepared

She asked him questions to keep him conscious and then left the family dog with her sibling while she rushed to get help.
“She knew she had to go get help,” said the children’s mother. “Most kids, I think, with it being their brother would not have left.”
Community residents need to make sure that their children are aware of what to do if an accident occurs.
While elementary students learn what to do in case of a fire, it is usually up to the parents to teach their children not to panic in case of an emergency.

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Kyle has eyes on NFL

“The teams that I’ve worked out for, who knows, they might not even be the one which drafts me,” noted Williams a few weeks ago, shortly after having worked out for several teams who have expressed interest in his skills as one of the top defensive linemen in the nation during the past season.
“Any of the 32 teams could draft me.”
Now that is one thing that should definitely, unequivocally, happen for Kyle Williams.

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Choudrant girl saves younger brother

“(Bobbi) told us that when a bug flew in her eye, she closed her eyes for just a second,” Smith said, “and the 4-wheeler landed on top of (Hough).”
She also said she thinks there might have been a hole that caused them to flip, and that a low back tire on the 4-wheeler probably contributed to the accident.
What happened next stunned the whole family.
“Bobbi managed to pick the 4-wheeler up off his stomach,” Smith said.
“It was still running, and it burned her hands, but he was able to slide down.”

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April 26th

Dean soars with Eagles award

It did.
Through the same type of hustle, the heart and the will-to-succeed that the late Tommy Joe Eagles exemplified so often during his playing days at Doyline High and later at Tech and then as a coach at various stops along the prep and college trail, among them at his college alma mater and Auburn and earlier at Cedar Creek High and Simsboro High
It was only fitting, then, that Dean was chosen as the recipient of the coveted Tommy Joe Eagles Award at the Bulldogs’ annual postseason awards’ supper held at the Squire Creek Golf and Country Club Tuesday night.

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