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December 16th

Tech’s Trenchless Technology Center launches digital reference room

The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University has officially launched the Digital Trenchless Technology Reference Room, an international collection of nearly 28,000 trenchless technology citations and technical materials assembled over the past 17 years.

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NCLMG seminar set for February at Louisiana Tech

The North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners will hold their third annual gardening seminar from 8 a.m. until noon Feb. 1 at Lomax Hall on the Louisiana Tech University campus in Ruston.
Steven Chamblee, chief horticulturist for Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, Texas, will give two presentations.
“Rebuilding Your Dream: Reviving Your Garden” will be followed by “Great Garden Ideas,” which will take attendees idea shopping at Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer, Chandor Gardens and dozens of stunning private gardens from Texas to Pennsylvania.

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Lady Tigers downed by SFA

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — After losing three games in a row, the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks came out Sunday afternoon at dominated in a convincing victory over Grambling State, 92-55. The duo of Porsha Roberts and Daylyn Harris put on a show, scoring 23 points apiece as the Ladyjacks cruised to victory.
The contest was close early on with Grambling State (2-6) holding onto an early 9-6 lead six minutes into the game. That’s when SFA (4-6) took over.

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GSU men at home tonight

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The Grambling State University men’s basketball team will play its first home game of the sesaon at 7:30 p.m. tonight as the 0-4 Tigers play host to Central Baptist University. The Mustangs head into the contest at 1-7 on the season.

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Consider adoption this Christmas

Many children — and a few adults, too — have whispered in Santa’s ear this holiday season that the thing they’d most like to see under the tree on Christmas morning is a furry friend.
Numerous studies across the years have proven that owning a pet has many benefits including encouraging owners to have a healthier lifestyle, helping with asthma and allergies and helping individuals live longer. Adding in the loving relationship brought on by pet ownership, there are lots of reasons that individuals might consider expanding their family this year.

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Future looking a little brighter

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Anyone worried about the state of our youth and the future they’ll lead us to should have been at last week’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post monthly meeting.
It seems our future might be brighter than we think if some of the shining lights presented during that meeting continue on their paths to success.

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December 14th

G-Men downed at Arizona State

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Grambling falls to 0-4 in first game played since Nov. 20

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shaquielle McKissic took a rough road to Arizona State.
On Saturday, in the Sun Devils’ 97-55 rout of Grambling State, he gave a hint of the kind of talent he can bring.
McKissic scored a season-high 19 points, including 3 of 3 3-pointers, in just 19 minutes on the court. Overall, he made six of eight shots.

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Lady Tigers to tangle with SFA

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Senior forward Victoya Ricks and the Grambling State Lady Tigers take to the road today to play a 2 p.m. contest at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas. GSU stands at 2-4 while SFA is 3-5. Last season at Grambling, SFA lost 64-63 as the Lady Tigers made a layup with two seconds remaining to get the victory. The Lady Tigers are led by Joanna Miller. The guard was chosen as the 2013-14 SWAC Preseason Player of the Year. In her last game, she posted 16 points at Texas Tech, hitting 7-of-15 from the field. Miller did not play at Kansas State in GSU’s last game on Nov. 7.

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Saints have Super swagger for deep run

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Usually in this Sunday Morning column, we wind up our offerings with a Random Thoughts section or, if you will, a variety of sports items.
Today, you will be served up with a full plate.
Super Saints: I will go record right now.
The Saints will be in the.Super Bowl.
They’ve gotten their bad game (against Seattle) out of the way. They’ve learned about their weak spots.
Now, the guys from the Big Easy are ready to kick some butt.
Witness their impressive win over the Carolina Panthers recently.

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Farmers take state

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Union Parish outlasts Livonia in double overtime
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NEW ORLEANS — It seemed the odds — the numbers — were in Union Parish High School’s favor Friday night as the Farmers battled Livonia for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association football championship in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
Last May, the Farmers experienced the tragic death of junior Jaleel Gipson, who died days after breaking his neck during a spring football workout.
On Friday night, they proudly carried his No. 33 jersey around the Superdome floor, hoisting it high in the air in celebration of the 33-27 double overtime win they had just pulled off.

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