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February 14th

Bulldogs’ bats pound UAPB

While the brisk winds helped dip the temperatures into the low 30’s by night’s end, the Bulldogs’ hitters warmed up for a busy week of home action by combining for 40 runs in a doubleheader sweep over the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Tech (5-3) won the first game 18-0, then cruised to a 22-3 victory in the second contest.
Prior to the game, head coach Wade Simoneaux expressed hopes that the Bulldogs’ offense could get untracked in a big way.
It didn’t take long on the sub-freezing day for him to find out, either.

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Take time to reflect

Another featured event is a concert, “A Gospel Tribute to the Legends of Civil Rights,” slated for 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in T.H. Harris Auditorium.
GSU will end its month-long celebration, titled “From Slavery to Freedom: Africans in the Americas,” on Feb. 28 with a convocation featuring Cedric Glover, mayor of Shreveport.

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Crescent City ready to roll

The city chose to let the bad times roll with the good and persevere part of the city’s rich tradition. The celebration has grown, with this year’s expected to be the biggest since Katrina.
With each person who visits the city, there has to be a resonating sense of sadness for all that the children of New Orleans experienced — those in the intact neighborhoods that did not seem to be significantly affected on the surface and those who fled for their lives, and still haven’t found their way home.

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Downsville child killed in bus accident

“The driver proceeded eastbound and was unaware the younger child had been struck by the bus until one of the few remaining passengers yelled to the driver.”
The 5-year-old, John Worsham, was pronounced dead on the scene.
The bus driver, Catherine Roberson, 43, of Downsville, was not injured in the accident.
The investigation is continuing and charges against the driver are pending as well.
Union Parish Superintendent of Schools Judy Mabry was on the scene following the accident but was unavailable for comment.
Monday night, the regularly scheduled School Board meeting was

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February 13th

Bulldogs start busy home week

If the forecasters are correct, those digits might dip even lower for the second game of a doubleheader against the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the “L.”
But judging from the early enthusiasm and support shown for the Tech program, even temps with the “brrrrrr” factor likely won’t discourage fans from showing up for the 3 p.m. first game and then a followup nightcapper.
The ‘Dogs are back home after winning a three-game series at the University of Texas-Arlington, Tech going back-to-back with victories after losing the first contest 8-3.

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Library offers taste of culture

“It’s always exciting to have someone from another culture and another part of the world come,” said Vivian McCain, director of the library. “He’s from another world, truly. There are just so many questions I have. I want to know about his lifestyle.”
The library’s meeting room was packed out both nights Kantner spoke, and extra chairs had to be brought in. The author also spoke at schools and civic organizations and got a taste of Louisiana culture — as well as our cuisine — while he was down here.

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Little things matter most

My mom, on the other hand, is a school teacher, so her job is a little more “normal,” I guess I’d say. However, she is determined to do her very best at her job, so she worked from when she returned home at 4 p.m. til at least 6 or 7 p.m. However, she never missed one of my tennis matches if she could make it.
I guess that’s why I don’t get so weepy eyed — or not as much as some — when Kyle, my husband, leaves for trips. I spend as much of my time with him as possible and make the most of it because I don’t have him in my arms every night.

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Applebee’s opens

The restaurant is located in Graham Shopping Center on the Interstate 20 North Service Road.

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February 12th

Election of president on Jury agenda

“We’ll try again then,” Levy said.
Other items on the February agenda include:
• Appointing members to the Northeast Louisiana Human Services Authority and Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1;
• A public hearing on the proposed abandonment of Mill Creek Road;
• A report on the Lincoln Parish Detention Center;
• Committee reports from the Jury’s Public Works, Solid Waste and Recycling, and Public Property and Buildings committees; and
• Actions on bids for railroad tank cars used in bridge repair and replacement.

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Valentine's Day revisited

Think about it. Couples get all gussied up to go to some overpriced restaurant just to squint at each other through the candlelight and try to be romantic. Often, singles are left out of Valentine’s Day festivities all together and wind up sitting at home watching a Lifetime movie and crying into their Kleenex.
The Saint Valentine from the old myth about secret marriages during a time of war probably wouldn’t like to see any of that.

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