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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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