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November 21st, 2013

Techsters preparing for LSU

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Louisiana Tech junior Whitney Frazier and the Lady Techsters will host in-state rival LSU and the 15th ranked Tigers this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center in the first game of a basketball-football doubleheader in Ruston. That evening Skip Holtz and the Bulldogs host Tulsa in the final home game of the season as 23 seniors will be playing their final game at Joe Aillet. It’s Faith and Family Day in Ruston as the Rhett Walker Band will be playing a free concert in the TAC between the two games starting at 3:30 p.m.

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Dunkin’ ’Dogs to start five game road swing

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Louisiana Tech will be away from Ruston for the next two weeks, beginning a five-game road swing on Wednesday night as they travel to take on Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. inside the Farris Center.
A ‘Welcome Home’ banner might as well be displayed for guards Kenyon McNeail and Raheem Appleby. McNeail hails from Conway, home of the UCA campus, and Appleby from nearby Jacksonville.
The two upperclassman will lead Tech (1-1) into a return game versus Central Arkansas (1-1) after the Bulldogs and Bears met up on Feb. 18, 2012, in the Sears BracketBuster event.

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Eleven Louisiana Tech athletes pick up degrees

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Eleven Louisiana Tech student-athletes from six different sports earned degrees during the University’s fall commencement exercises held at the Thomas Assembly Center this past Saturday in Ruston.
A total of five Bulldog football players earned their degrees this fall quarter, including D.J. Banks (Finance), Matthew Conger (Forestry), Vince Cano (Political Science), Jacarri Jackson (Sociology) and Carter Street (Finance). Thomas Graham, who is the Director of Football Recruiting and Alumni Relations, also received his master’s degree in counseling and guidance.

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November 19th

Demolition continues for Neilson

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Demolition of Neilson Dormitory on the Louisiana Tech University has started. Pictured is ongoing demolition occurring Monday morning. Neilson and Caruthers Dormitory, in front of it just off of Tech Drive, are both being torn down. Current plans are that the location will be used as a green space.

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Police Jury gives in

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Lincoln Parish’s Police Jury finalized its 2013 Amended and 2014 Proposed Budgets during a special meeting held Monday, giving in to some degree to a request for additional funding for the Lincoln Union District Attorney’s Office in the process.
The 2013 Amended and Proposed Budgets will be voted on for adoption during the LPPJ’s regular scheduled meeting on Dec. 10.

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Downtown to kick off holiday season

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Even though Thanksgiving hasn’t quite made it to Lincoln Parish, downtown Ruston will start to look a lot like Christmas this week.
Thursday through Saturday, in conjunction with the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s annual Holiday Arts Tour, downtown Ruston will hold its annual Christmas Open House.
Kristi Lumpkin, the city’s economic development administrator, said the event will kick off Thursday with a special holiday shopping treat.

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Lighten Up Lincoln events set for Thursday

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The Health Hut has initiated Lighten Up! Lincoln Parish, an effort to encourage the Lincoln Parish community to become healthier.
The keynote speaker for this event is Abby Rike, from NBC’s hit reality series “The Biggest Loser.” Rike faced an unfathomable tragedy in October 2006 when she lost her beloved husband, 5 1/2 year old daughter and 2 1/2 week old son in a fatal car crash.

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Forcing bulb bloom for indoor winter color

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Forcing bulbs in winter is a wonderful way to bring a little spring into the house a little early. There are several bulbs which can be easily forced to bloom indoors, whether you are forcing bulbs in water or in soil. The most popular bulbs homeowners force to bloom indoors are the paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus, a sub-species of Narcissus tazetta) and amaryllis (Amaryllis spp.) These bulbs are normally plentiful in garden centers and stores this time of year.

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Students recognized in Downsville

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Downsville Charter School proudly announces their November Outstanding Citizenship Awards to Piper Bennett, Josie Alvis and Jenny Hancock. They recognize these students for working hard at being good citizens at home, at school and in the community.

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Support Techsters as they face LSU

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Once upon a time, Louisiana Tech University ruled the world of women’s basketball.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see that storybook dream come true again?
Lady Techsters basketball fans will get that chance at 1 p.m. Saturday as the Lady Techsters play host to LSU.
It’s no secret that Tech was an early giant in the world of NCAA women’s basketball, but the in-state rivalry between the Lady Tigers and Lady Techsters has always existed and has always been strong.

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