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October 16th, 2017

Grambling State theatre presents ‘Flyin’ West’

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Beginning on Tuesday, the Grambling State University Theatre will present “Flyin’ West,” by Pearl Cleage in the Recital Hall, located in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center.
“Fleeing the South to avoid oppression and racism after being freed, four black women find refuge on their own land of Nicodemus, Kansas,” said Mary Crook, associate professor of stage and theatre management in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at GSU. “Between the harsh winters to the brutal abuse, Cleage portrays each characters struggles to find their own freedom.”

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Tech engineering program named most affordable

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Louisiana Tech University’s Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management program has earned the University accolades, both as one of the most affordable online degree programs in the United States and as one of the best value programs.
The SR Education Group ranked Louisiana Tech fourth in its rankings of “2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges” and in its rankings of “2018 Top Online Colleges for Value” in the master’s degree in engineering management category.

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Parish continues to help Puerto Rico

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Franklin: Can’t say enough about the generosity of parish

In the past two weeks, the people of Lincoln Parish were asked to help Governor Jon Bel Edward fulfill his promise to the mayor of Puerto Rico for aid.
They did not disappoint.
“I can’t say enough about the generosity shown by Lincoln Parish for the Puerto Rican Disaster Relief Drive. I reported last Wednesday, which was the first pickup date, that a total of five large pallets of supplies were picked by the Louisiana National Guard,” Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said.

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Hooshang’s ‘Moonlight Runner’ in ‘Art Comes Alive’

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An equine painting ("Moonlight Runner" at right) by Ruston resident Hooshang Khorasani is on display in Cincinnati at “Art Comes Alive,” an annual fine art contest and exhibit that features artists from across North America.
Dubbed as the “Academy Awards for Artists,” ACA connects artists and art industry leaders from across the country. A panel of 22 jurors selected the paintings that will be on exhibit from Oct. 9 through Nov. 30. Approximately 200 artworks were selected from more than 2,000 entries.

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Railway Coffee speaks with Arbor residents

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Brennan Edwards (left), with Railway Coffee, talks to the residents about the Terrace and Arbor Nursing Home different types of coffee beans and coffee and the process of making coffee.

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Candlelight vigil: We do this in remembrance

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On Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, we will gather to remember.
We do this every year. In many ways, DART’s Candlelight Vigil is the most important thing we do.
We call out the name of every person we know in our community who has lost his or her life to domestic violence. We light candles. We have a moment of silence. And we pray.

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Tech volleyball falls in 3-1 loss at Marshall

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HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — The Louisiana Tech women’s volleyball team dropped a tough 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-16, 25-17) decision to Marshall on Sunday afternoon from the Cam Henderson Center.
The Lady Techsters (6-15, 1-6 Conference USA) were led in the contest by senior Marta Monne, who once again, notched double-digit kills with 13, while adding nine digs. Rookie Gina Cortesi also provided solid play, contributing nine kills, 10 digs and a trio of blocks.

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GSU Lady Tigers roll past Alabama A&M

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GRAMBLING — Jasmine Smith scored a pair of goals as the Grambling State University women’s soccer team clinched a spot in next month’s Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Tournament with a 4-0 victory over Alabama A&M on Sunday afternoon at the GSU Soccer Complex.
Grambling State (8-5-1 overall, 6-0-1 SWAC) sits atop the SWAC standings with 19 points and has three games remaining before the SWAC Tournament (Nov. 2-5).
The Lady Tigers quickly put Alabama A&M on its back heels as Grambling State opened the scoring in the eighth minute.

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Tech, ODU play to 1-1 soccer draw

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After a combined 36 fouls, seven yellow cards, two red cards, a handful of injuries and some crazy weather to boot, Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion went the full 110 minutes and ended in a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
There was very little action in the first period, playing under partly cloudy skies. Tech (10-2-5, 3-1-3 C-USA) and ODU (7-3-4 (4-1-2 C-USA) combined for just six shot attempts, none of which were dangerous.
Then came the second half.

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Lessons learned from cats, candy and coins

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My sister’s two oldest granddaughters reportedly love to visit her elderly friends.
Sister — or Dianne Hollis Lundy to everyone except me, my husband and my besties — messaged me that she had taken 6-year-old Anabelle Rose and 4-year-old Audrie Aline to visit two co-workers from her teaching days at Pineville High. Actually, she took the girls twice after picking them up from school.
Soon after the last visit, when they next got into the car, Audrie said, “Grandma, can we go visit some more of your friends today?”

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