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March 17th, 2014

GSU to present ‘Gatsby’

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Play begins at 7 p.m. today through Thursday

Grambling State University Theatre students are set to present F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary tale “The Great Gatsby,” as adapted to the stage by Simon Levy, beginning today at the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre, located in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center.

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A handy career path

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Artist becomes a ‘Jane’ of all trades
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Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories about women fulfilling nontraditional roles in honor of Women’s History Month.
Susie Hogg stares at the short piece of 1-by-8-foot lumber laying on the open tailgate of her white pick-up truck. A light sprinkling of fine sawdust covers the backs of her hands.
She picks up her circular saw, placing the edge of its jagged-toothed round blade on a pencil line she drew on the board. A squeeze of the trigger and the blade squeals through the plank, spraying more sawdust on the truck, Hogg and everything within several feet.

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Wynne spells her way to the top

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Cedar Creek student wins regional spelling bee
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Cedar Creek eighth grader Mary Wynne is the best speller around. She won the Northwest Louisiana Regional Spelling Bee competition in the University Center at LSU-Shreveport on March 8, and will compete in the national competition in Washington D.C. on May 25.
“I don’t get nervous — whether it’s five, 50, 500 or 5 million people — I’ll be the same,” Mary said.
Perhaps it was those nerves of steel that helped Mary to make it through all 88 rounds. And the competition was steep.

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Bulldogs to host NIT contest

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Tech to square off against Iona at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the TAC

Louisiana Tech was given a No. 3 seed in the National Invitational Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Iona inside the Thomas Assembly Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
The brackets for the NCAA and NIT tournament.
It marks the second straight year that the Bulldogs earned an automatic bid into the NIT by finishing first in their conference. This will also be only the fourth time that Tech was hosted an NIT game, the last one coming in 2002.

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GSU baseball swept by UAPB

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Grambling State baseball coach James Cooper (left) and the Tigers were swept in a weekend home series against Arkansas Pine Bluff, falling 5-8, 5-6 and 5-7.

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Bearcats edged by Byrd

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Garrett Soileau (tagging the base) and the Ruston High Bearcats lost to Byrd 5-4 at the Airline Tournament Saturday night in Bossier City. RHS went 1-3 in the tourney.

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Sports Briefs

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Tech Tennis postponed
Due to inclement weather, Sunday’s scheduled tennis match between Louisiana Tech and 23rd ranked Houston was postponed.
The Lady Techsters and Lady Cougars were set for a 1 p.m. match at the Houston Country Club.
A makeup date has not yet been scheduled.
Next up for Tech is a match against 67th-ranked and Conference USA opponent North Texas. First serve is set for 11 a.m. Saturday in Denton, Texas.
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Tech baseball downed by FAU

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Fighting domestic violence, one child at a time

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When people think of a domestic violence program like the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team, they traditionally think of an emergency shelter where families might go when they are in danger from an abusive loved one.
They might also think of a counseling program, or help with obtaining a protective order or going to court.
DART does, in fact, include all of these services and scenarios. But let me describe a few other scenes which have been a part of DART recently.

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Birthday Fellowship Club gives awards

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The Birthday Fellowship Club recently presented awards for their 2013 Quiz Bowl Tournament.
Pictured, left, is first place winner Lt. Col. Billy Graham. Pictured, right, is second place winner Frank Patterson.

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Center in need of sale items

On the agenda for the first weekend in April is a garage sale designated to help raise funds to support the Pine Hills Children’s Advocacy Center.
Carole Carson, center director, said the garage sale is in need of all types of donations.
“We’ll take anything except adult clothing,” she said. “Just call ahead and let us know when you want to bring it by, and if its something you can’t move still call us and we’ll arrange for someone to come pick the item up.”
The money raised from this garage sale will go toward helping those involved with the center receive more training.

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