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January 9th, 2014

Local church to offer computer classes

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Residents who are not computer-savvy and need help keeping up with technology will have a chance to improve their skills for free this month. Trinity United Methodist Church is offering free computer classes to the community.
Some of the classes that are offered to this winter session will include basic Windows 7, Facebook, Digital Photo class II, Photo shopping with GIMP, general Internet and email class.

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Fobbs reveals coaching staff

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New GSU football coach brings in wealth of experience, recruiting talent
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GRAMBLING — Looking to fill out his staff, new Grambling State University football coach Broderick Fobbs wanted to make sure he covered all of his bases as far as experience and recruiting goes, with some academic success thrown in for good measure.
Announcing the majority of his staff on Wednesday, it appears Fobbs may have done just that.

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Bulldogs set to open conference action

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After spending 12 seasons in the Western Athletic Conference, the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team ended it with a regular season championship.
Now a member of Conference USA, the Bulldogs quest for a second consecutive title begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight inside the Thomas Assembly Center against Florida Atlantic.
Tech (12-3) not only wants to carry over the same success from last year, it also wants to carry over the success of its last four games where the ‘Dogs are a perfect 4-0 and have notched decisive victories at ULM, at Oklahoma and at home against Longwood.

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Techsters tumble in C-USA opener

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Louisiana Tech held Southern Mississippi’s leading scorer and rebounder Tamara Jones scoreless Wednesday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams.
However, Golden Eagles senior point guard Jamierra Faulkner refused to let her team lose.
Faulkner scored a game-high 21 points and controlled the tempo throughout the entire second half while leading Southern Miss to a 67-56 win over Louisiana Tech at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Club receives donation

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Ruston Firefighters Association 4019 donated membership fees recently to the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana for a few club members.

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Annual Buds and Blooms set for Feb. 15

The Piney Hills Louisiana Master Gardeners will host their ninth annual Buds and Blooms on Feb. 15.
Each year, seminars are provided for the public to help enhance their education in all things horticulture related.
This educational seminar began as a fundraiser to sponsor the 4-H Garden Contest and continues to be the sole source of monetary incentives and prizes for each contestant. The group is preparing young “buds” to grow and learn to be beautiful garden “blooms.”

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Exploration Day for prospective students set Jan. 20

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Exploration Day
Prospective students and their parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts on Jan. 20, when the school hosts its annual Exploration Day.
The event is for sixth to 12th grade students. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the High School Building.
Exploration Day is held twice yearly and is designed to give an overview of the academic, social and residential life programs that LSMSA offers.

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Officials work well together

On a national scale, the government doesn’t seem to play nice with others.
So, it’s incredibly refreshing when we see signs that government entities can work together. Recently, we’ve seen several instances of this locally.
At the end of the 2012-13 school year, the Lincoln Parish School Board shuttered the doors of Hico Elementary School. Then, on Tuesday night, they worked with the Lincoln Parish Police Jury to help better the lives of other members of the community.

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Learning a little about gratitude

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“Rest and be thankful.”
— William Wordsworth
On Sunday night, I taught the teenagers in my youth group about gratitude. Yes, we just came out of the holidays that emphasize the importance of being thankful for what we have, not always wondering why we don’t have the things we want. But it is important to remember that thankfulness and gratitude go a long way throughout the rest of the year.
The Webster’s dictionary defines gratitude as “the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.”
So, with that definition, for what or whom are you thankful?

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January 8th

LPSB joins others in lawsuit against state

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Anders, Mitcham retain officer spots on board
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In a 9-1 vote, the Lincoln Parish School Board members approved a resolution to join with other school boards across the state in a lawsuit against the State of Louisiana.
Representative Trott Hunt was the lone “no” vote, excluding Lynda Henderson and Curtis Dowling who were both absent from Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the board.

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