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February 23rd, 2017

Professor receives state professionalism award

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Norman Pumphrey, associate professor of civil engineering and program chair of construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2017 Professional Engineer Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation.
The award, which seeks to recognize faculty who encourage their colleagues and who benefit their students and the profession with the promotion of professionalism within their universities, was presented to Pumphrey at the 21st Joint Engineering Societies Conference held recently in Lafayette.

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GSU alum, Jonesboro mayor raises $140,000 for university

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When Rick Gallot was named the 10th president of Grambling State University in July, James Bradford, mayor of Jonesboro and GSU alum, was there in the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors room as scores erupted in glee. Bradford was elated but he decided he had to do something — something big.

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BPCC announces ‘The Game’s Afoot’

The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre Program and the Cavalier Players announce the next show in their season, “The Game’s Afoot” by Ken Ludwig.
“The Game’s Afoot” received the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for the best play 2012.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 9-11 and March 16-18, and at 2 pm. March 12 and 19, in the Performing Arts Theatre (Building C) on the BPCC campus, 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City.
Ray Scott Crawford, dean of Communication and Performing Arts and professor of Theatre, will direct this mystery show.

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Millennials active, changing area

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When Mardi Gras rolls around, Ruston knows how to celebrate.
The holiday typically more associated with New Orleans has grown exponentially across the Interstate 20 corridor within the last decade.
Lincoln Parish celebrates by gathering all the nonprofits housed in the Dixie Center for the Arts to host an annual Krewe of Allegro Ball and Silent Auction, an event that raises funds for the Dixie Center’s Sustaining Building Fund.
What the event does well is preserve the Mardi Gras culture while at the same time creating a unique environment only true in Ruston with a creative twist.

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BGC honors outstanding local youth

With each name called during the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana, the anticipation in the crowd grew.
When the list was complete — 10 names in total — a hush feel over the onlookers. The boys and girls, ranging from elementary school to high school, shuffled their feet under the weight of the stares.
However, Eldonta Osborne, chief executive officer of the BGCNCL, quickly took the stage to answer the question everyone had gathered to ask — which three club members would be this year’s Youth of the Year.

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Science Fair winners announced

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Third grade news
The third graders had an awesome time experiencing Mardi Gras. Their annual parade will be awesome. It will be at 1 p.m. on Friday. The fourth and fifth grade schoolmates, parents and teachers enjoyed seeing our floats and catching the beads.
Fourth grade news
The fourth grade faculty, staff and students at Cypress Springs Elementary are truly going the distance. Students are progressing academically. Their current subject matters are Greek mythology, immigration, fractions and weather.

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Girls’ playoffs to resume today

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Girls prep playoff action resumes today with Mary Tayllor Fuqua (23, above) and the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars, the No. 9 seed in Division IV, playing at No. 8 seed Lafayette-Christian at 6:30 p.m. today. In Class 1A, Lincoln Prep will continue its postseason march as the ninth-seeded Lady Panthers play at top-seeded Arcadia at 6:30 p.m. New Living Word, the No. 7 seed in Div. IV, has a quarterfinals bye and will being its postseason on Monday in semifinals play in Hammond. Photo by DARRELL JAMES

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Diamond ’Dogs defeat UALR

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Thanks to a scoreboard clearing home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, Louisiana Tech pushed their home winning streak to an NCAA-leading 14 games.
Raphael Gladu was the hero of the night as the senior blasted the 3-1 offer from Little Rock left-hander Cole Osburn onto the train tracks that rest beyond the right field wall, a three-run shot that put Louisiana Tech back ahead 4-2.

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February 22nd

GERALDINE (GERRY) YARBOROUGH LAMBRIGHT

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Geraldine (Gerry) Yarborough Lambright went to her Heavenly Father on February 21, 2017 at the age of 90. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church Chapel on Sunday, February 26 at 1:00 with Rev Rolly Walker officiating. Gerry (Nana) was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher, and friend to many. She was born in Columbia, Mississippi, on June 11, 1926. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1944.

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CLIFTON KNIGHTON SR.

Funeral Services for Clifton Knighton Sr. (58) will be held Saturday
February 25, 2017 at 2:30 PM at the Friendship Baptist Church in
Bernice, Reverend Fletcher J. Thomas, Pastor/Officiating. Interment
will Immediately follow at the Friendship Cemetery in Bernice/Shiloh.
Visitation will be held Friday February 24, 2017 from 2 Till 6PM at
the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville. Services Entrusted to
Memorial Funeral Home, Farmerville Louisiana.

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