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January 29th, 2015

Experts talk EPA’s Camp Minden burn

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed open-tray burning of 15 million pounds of an artillery propellant at a site 40 miles west of Ruston could impact Lincoln Parish, a local environmental toxicologist as well as other area and state officials say.
But to what extent that might happen, no one seems to know for sure. That apparent lack of scientific data has caused burn critics to lash out at the EPA and question the agency’s recommendation to openly burn old M6 propellant located on the grounds of Camp Minden in Webster Parish.

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New Femfessionals group holds first meeting

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Carpenter encourages women to be heard
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Women are becoming a driving force for businesses, and Ruston resident Courtnie Nichols recognized the need for a group where women can bounce ideas off one another and discuss issues that pertain mainly to them.
Nichols began Femfessionals with a focus group in December to see what local women may need from the organization.
Featured at the kick-off event, held at Rosemary’s Kitchen on Wednesday, was Jenna Carpenter, associate dean of undergraduate studies at Louisiana Tech University.

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Evans to present book Saturday

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Lincoln Parish native, the Rev. James O. Evans, will present a copy of his second book, “Finding the Way Forward,” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church.
This volume follows up his previous work “Called to Serve,” in which he credits people who helped him overcome the poverty of life in rural Lincoln Parish during the Great Depression in order to achieve a successful ministry and marriage.
This retired pastor continues to serve others. He was recently recognized as the Court Appointed Special Advocate “Volunteer of the Year” for the State of Louisiana.

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Lee earns scholarships

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Briana Lee, a freshman at Louisiana Tech University, has been named the recipient of the Lincoln Parish Retired Educators Scholarship. She is also the recipient of the Queen Esther Lewis scholarship, which awards $500 to an outstanding student given by Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Dubach.

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Students spread cheer, learn about math, fairy tales

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A word from our Principal
Thanks to all of the students and parents that have sent Boxtops. We received a check for $842.50 from our Boxtop collections!Keep sending Boxtops, Community Coffee Labels and Labels for Education.
Kindergarten
We are very excited about number bonds in math in our addition and subtraction unit. We are counting our days to 100 and looking forward to our 100th day of school museum, where we will have our projects displayed for our school and families to come and look. Our projects will be made from a collection of 100 items.

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Dubach School Honor Roll

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Elementary
Principal’s List: Amberly Humble, Trinity Neal, Jack Dean, Gracie Jones and Nathan Castle.
A Honor Roll: Kenise Fleets, Natalie Hernandez, Nick Hernandez, Karlee Obrien, Jasmaine Smith, Tristan Cunningham, Sue Howell, Julissa Rushing, Jahanee Todd-Phillips, Kesler Wright, Kat Nordan and Janiyah Rushing.

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Head Start teaches community caring, handwashing skills

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Learning experiences about caring, sharing and doing for others were presented during the holiday season. The food drive project and a visit to the nursing home were the projects that the children participated in this year. The children and staff enjoyed a festive time with classroom doors decorated in a variety of ways.
The first can food drive conducted at Head Start was a great success.

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Bulldogs set for battle for No. 1

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Top spot in C-USA at stake as Tech plays host to Hilltoppers
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First place in Conference USA standings will be at stake at 6 p.m. tonight inside the Thomas Assembly Center between Louisiana Tech University and Western Kentucky University.
The two top teams in the league also have the top two scoring offenses (74.2 ppg) and come in with impressive streaks they hope to keep intact.
Tech (15-5, 6-1 C-USA) is riding a 22-game home winning streak and has not lost a home conference game in three years. On the other hand, WKU (14-5, 7-0 C-USA) comes into the TAC having won nine straight with its last loss coming on Dec. 20.

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Lady Techsters on road to face W. Kentucky

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BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky — Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky University owned the Sun Belt Conference during the decade that the two women’s basketball powers called the league home.
From 1991 through 2001, the Lady Techsters and the Lady Toppers combined to win all but one of the regular season titles and all 10 of the league tournament titles. Tech claimed nine regular season crowns, sharing two with WKU, and seven tournament championships while the Lady Toppers captured the remaining three.

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Diamond ’Dogs Love named Preseason All-CUSA

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Tech picked to finished 12th in league
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IRVING, Texas — With the start of college baseball inching closer and closer, Conference USA announced its 2015 preseason baseball awards on Wednesday morning, as chosen by the league’s 12 head coaches.
Tech junior shortstop Taylor Love was selected to the 14-member preseason All-Conference USA team after leading the Bulldogs in almost every offensive category last season, including batting average (.320), hits (56), runs (24), doubles (12) and stolen bases (11).

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