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November 5th, 2013

Program working to ‘Lighten Up Lincoln’

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The Health Hut, Lincoln Parish’s mobile health-care provider, will kick of its newest program with a daylong community expo and health conference Nov. 21 at the Lincoln Parish Events Center.
Lighten Up Lincoln Parish is designed to reduce future medical costs by educating the public about healthy eating, exercise, available health screenings and the effects of tobacco use. The event is free and open to the public. Activities run from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Properly selecting a tree for the landscape

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November is an excellent month to plant trees in the landscape. Conditions during the fall months allow a tree to establish a strong root system as compared to planting at other times of the year, because the plant’s nutrient demand is decreased, shoot growth is slowing and soil temperatures are favorable for root growth.

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Michael Holly to speak at Ouachita Grand Plaza Wednesday

Award-winning Louisiana architect Michael Holly will speak on successful downtown revitalization in the latest installment of the free lecture series sponsored by the Cooley House Foundation, dedicated to restoring the historic home designed in 1908 for Capt. G.B. Cooley.
olly’s lecture will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the Ouachita Grand Plaza auditorium, 501 South Grand St., followed by a reception.

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Club news: Good Sams club camps out

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The Thomas Linge Community Center, famous for its Blue Grass Concerts, was the Caney Lake Sams campout site, Sept. 25-28. Hosts Mae and Keith Elliott, Nancy and Hubert Tolman, and Bert Richard invited the campers for dinner Wednesday to have a pizza and dessert party. Great conversations followed.
At noon On Thursday, Good Sammers came to the meeting room carrying casseroles and plates with a array of tastes, colors and aromas.

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Bulldogs set to get back to work

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Holtz hopes bye week helps heals up his banged up team after physical game
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Louisiana Tech football coach Skip Holtz hopes a week’s work of rest without accumulating rust will pay off in the Bulldogs’ stretch run toward the end of the season.
Tech had its second bye week last weekend and changed the intensity of practices from their first bye week.

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Grambling could use either QB vs. UAPB

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Grambling State Interim Head Coach Dennis “Dirt” Winston doesn’t look at it as a quarterback controversy.
Instead, he likens it to a having a “a double-barreled shotgun” behind center.
Winston said during Monday’s weekly press conference that DJ Williams remains GSU’s starting signal caller after not playing in last weekend’s 47-40 Homecoming win over Mississippi Valley State after suffering concussion symptoms following the previous week’s loss to Texas Southern.

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Tech thrower becomes first T&F star in Athletic HOF

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So how did April Malveo go from not knowing the correct way to throw the discus in high school to being a two-time All-American thrower at Louisiana Tech and the first ever female track and field athlete inducted into the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame?
Well, there was tons of desire, hard work and determination. Then there was one of the easiest, or sometimes hardest, of things for people to do — listening.

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Bulldogs balanced in 100-49 exhibition win over SAU

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The Louisiana Tech coaching staff wanted to see a different mentality and stronger effort in the second exhibition game, and they got it as the Bulldogs defeated Southern Arkansas, 100-49, in dominant fashion on Monday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
It was practically a mirror image of the 2012-13 Bulldogs — strong defense and balanced scoring — that helped Tech hit the century mark in the lopsided victory.

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Kudos to GSU for big weekend

It’s about time.
Congratulations to Grambling State University for a big weekend — just when the beleaguered school needed it most.
First, the GSU football team snapped an 18-game losing streak to NCAA opponents, picking up their first win of the season under their third head coach of the 2013 campaign.
And secondly, six years after the death of Coach Eddie G. Robinson, the university finally renamed its football stadium after its legendary leader as it is now known as Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.

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Proper Christmas tree care this year

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Christmas tree farms or plantations, as they are sometimes called, are great places to visit prior to the Christmas season. Many Louisiana Christmas tree farms also have activities for fall fun, too. So before or after you tag your tree, you can harvest a pumpkin for a Jack-o-Lantern for Halloween, a table decoration for Thanksgiving or select one just to eat.

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