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January 16th, 2018

Ruston pastor: Keep King’s dream alive

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GRAMBLING — Keep the late Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive by “stop lying to ourselves, learn to practice what you preach and learn on how to depend on the power of God.”
That was the message from Maurice White, pastor of Zion Traveler Baptist Church of Ruston, Monday to a crowd of more than 300 people on Grambling State University’s campus.

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Onion can aid in keeping flu virus at bay

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I have paraphrased an interesting article I read on Facebook about onions and bacteria.
Thank you KaCee Carroll for sharing it.
It is fascinating to read about alternatives to today’s version of healthcare.
In 1919 when the flu killed more than 40 million people, there was a doctor who visited with many farmers to see how he could help them combat the flu.
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted the flu and had died.
Then the doctor visited one farmer and his family and found to his surprise that everyone was healthy.

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Local group spreads holiday spirit

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Evening Star Chapter No. 93, Order of Eastern Star in Grambling shared the holiday spirit with residents at Alpine Rehabilitation Center, Princeton Place and Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Sharing with the residents were Vanessa Brown and Angelite Caldwell. The residents were very appreciative of the chapter sharing their time with them, participants said.

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Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education wins hospitality award

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The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced the 2017 recipient of the Lincoln Parish Hospitality Award is the Louisiana Tech University College of Education.
The College of Education made noteworthy contributions to the tourism economy of Lincoln Parish in Spring 2017 by hosting the National Field Experience Conference and the Louisiana Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting.

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Tech’s Haskins earns spot in Rural Health Fellows program

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Louisiana Tech University associate professor and registered nurse Tara Haskins, one of only 17 professionals selected nationwide by the National Rural Health Association for its 2018 Rural Health Fellows program, grew up watching her grandmother serve as a nurse in the small family clinic that tried to meet the health needs of everyone in her home parish of Bienville.

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Last-second tip-in lifts G-Men to win

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GRAMBLING — Jason Perry-Murray tipped in a missed shot by Nigel Ribeiro with .03 of a second remaining as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team rallied in the final seconds to defeat Texas Southern, 79-78, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Monday night at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

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Two Tigers named All-Americans

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Grambling State University senior offensive lineman Trenton Scott and junior linebacker De’Arius Christmas were named on Monday to the SBN Black College All-American Team, announced by the Power News Radio Network. Scott (No. 5 above), an AFCA FCS Coaches’ All-American Second Team selection, an All-Southwestern Athletic Conference First-Team selection and a BOXTOROW All-American, finished with a 90-percent grade this season. He has 39 pancakes with 32 downs and didn’t allow a sack all season. In fact, Scott only allowed just three sacks over his collegiate career. Christmas (No.

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GSU women fall to Texas Southern

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GRAMBLING — Jazmin Boyd led three players into double figures with 13 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Grambling State University women’s basketball team dropped a 73-63 decision to Texas Southern in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Monday evening at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Texas Southern (8-8 overall, 3-2 in SWAC) took advantage of Grambling State’s (7-10, 4-2) 35.7 percent (5-of-14) shooting in the fourth quarter to take home the win.

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Tech sets pair of school records at Texas A&M Invitational

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Louisiana Tech Track and Field enjoyed a record-setting day on Friday afternoon inside the Gilliam Indoor Track facility as the Lady Techsters set a pair of school records at the Texas A&M Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station.
Louisiana Tech notched a total of 18 top five finishes combined on the day in field and running events, but two events on the women’s side highlighted the day for head coach Gary Stanley and company.

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Saints, Steelers staff to coach Pro Bowl teams

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The coaching staffs of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints have been selected to work the Pro Bowl on Jan. 28.
Mike Tomlin and his coaches, who lost Sunday to Jacksonville in the divisional round of the playoffs, will handle the AFC squad. Sean Payton and his coaches, who fell to Minnesota on Sunday, will guide the NFC.

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