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September 23rd, 2013

GSU faculty honored for service learning program

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The invigorating energy of motivational speaker Harvey Alston fired up an audience of faculty members at Grambling State University’s service learning lunch appreciation ceremony last week.
He focused on stressing the importance of service and community heroes. He reminisced about a visit to an elementary school classroom and talking to students who defined heroes as Superman, Spiderman and Chad Ochocinco, an NFL football player.
“Does anyone know what a hero is?” Alston asked. He said the older generation is to blame for the younger generation’s hero worship.

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Grad student hits home run with internship

Note: This is the final part of a six-part series highlighting Louisiana Tech University students and their internship experiences.
For Louisiana Tech University graduate student Zachary Voss, knowing the right people helped him land the right internship.
Voss, who is working on his master’s in kinesiology, worked as a strength coach with the Minnesota Twins minor league baseball team this summer. He said he received the internship partly because of his connection with Tech.

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Gospel Jubilee Tour set for Monroe

Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe will host the Jubilee Tour on Friday, featuring talented Christian recording artists The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five.
What began as a light-hearted lunch conversation between three friends has become one of the most popular concert tours in Gospel Music. The Jubilee Tour brings three of the most popular names in Southern Gospel Music together for a unique and unforgettable concert experience.

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Choudrant Aggie Invitational results

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Varsity Boys Results
Cedar Creek — Third place team (1:41:24)
5th place Corey Moss
12th place Caleb Cupit
19th place Blake Moss
21st place Jack May
23rd place Gabe Poulin
24th place Collin Moak
30th place Collins Walker
Choudrant — Sixth place team (1:53:15)
17th place Jarod Sexton-Davis
27th place Will Batterton
32nd place Austin Ledford
34th place Eric Batterton
35th place Tristan Johnson
Junior High Boys
Ruston — First place team (1:07:30)
4th place Sydney Ross
5th place Olaric Garner
6th place Corvien Peevy
7th place Jamar Kimble

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LA Tech soccer defeats Southern

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team pitched their third straight shutout in a 5-0 victory over Southern on Sunday evening at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
A starting XI made up of all freshmen for Tech (5-4-1) overpowered SU (1-6-1) in what was the final nonconference match of the season for the Lady Techsters.
“We had lots of opportunities,” head coach Kevin Sherry said. “Today was a perfect chance for us to work at our technique. Hopefully this gives [the freshmen] more experience and more repetition of the right technique, and hopefully we will keep improving it.”

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Techsters tennis team takes Big Easy Classic

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NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Tech tennis team started the fall season off in impressive fashion with finals appearances in doubles and two flights in singles to take the team title at the Big Easy Tennis Classic hosted by UNO at the University Tennis Center in New Orleans.
The event started on Friday with the Lady Techsters going undefeated on the day, but constant rain on Saturday pushed several matches to Sunday where Tech shined once again.

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Glen View an example to community

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 88 American children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
Children with autistic disorder — the most severe of the autism spectrum disorders and the one that the others are based on — usually have significant language delays, social and communication challenges and unusual behaviors and interests.
The disorders are more common in boys, with 1 in 54 boys being diagnosed with ASDs versus 1 in 252 girls receiving such a diagnosis.

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Guice getting good word out

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There was plenty of good news coming out of Louisiana Tech University last week — news that has the school poised for a bright future despite having to navigate the troubled waters surrounding higher education in the state.
It was announced last week for the third consecutive year, Tech has achieved a Tier One ranking among “National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges list released.

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LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-1430
NOTICE TO BIDDERS

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT
The Alabama Water System, Inc. located in Bienville, Claiborne and Lincoln Parishes intends to undertake a water system improvements project funded by a loan and grant from USDA Rural Development. The water system is seeking approval from the Louisiana Public Service Commission to raise its water rates.
Existing water rates (all customer categories):
$12.25 for the first 2,000 gallons
$3.50 per 1,000 gallons for the next 3,000 gallons
$1.75 per 1,000 gallons for all usage over 5,000 gallons
Proposed water rates (all customer categories):

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