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February 19th, 2015

Tech to honor 1992-93 team

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Louisiana Tech will host Charlotte and Old Dominion this week in the final two home regular season games of the year as head coach Tyler Summitt and the Lady Techsters continue preparing for the Conference USA Tournament in March.
It will be Social Media Night for tonight’s contest against the 49ers as a few lucky Louisiana Tech students will have an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look into the program, including locker room access for head coach Tyler Summitt’s pregame talk. Free Johnny’s Pizza will also be available to the first 200 Louisiana Tech students.

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Bulldogs to face Charlotte

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be packing their travel bags for the final road trip of the regular season which begins at 6 p.m. today when they play at Charlotte. in North Carolina.
The contest between the top two scoring offenses in Conference USA will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan and Steve Wolf calling the action.

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High school girls basketball playoffs to start

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Five of Lincoln Parish’s six prep girls basketball teams will move on to postseason play tonight as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association championship tournaments begin first-round action.
Ruston High School is the No. 22 seed in Class 5A and will play on the road at 6 p.m. today at 11th-seeded New Iberia.
In their first year under new head coach Jenna Bolin, the Lady Bearcats went 15-15 overall and 2-8 in District 2-5A.
New Iberia finished the regular season at 16-13 and 11-1 in District 3-5A.

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Diamond ’Dogs pick up first win of season

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LAKE CHARLES —After four games of struggling offensively, Louisiana Tech bats exploded for 12 runs on 14 hits as the Bulldogs notched their first win of the Greg Goff era in a 12-2 victory over McNeese State on Wednesday at Cowboy Diamond.
The 12 runs scored is the most by a Tech (1-4) team since the 2013 season and more runs than the Bulldogs racked up in the first four games of this season combined. Seven Bulldogs had hits in the game, while Tech added two home runs on the afternoon, a solo shot by Bre’shon Kimbell and a grand slam for centerfielder Bryce Stark.

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Museums affected by state budget cuts

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Due to mid-year budget cuts the Louisiana Military Museum and the Eddie G. Robinson Museum will see layoffs.
Two full-time layoffs will occur in the Louisiana Military Museum, one full-time job appointment will be reduced to eight hours per week and one part-time will be eliminated at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.
In a press release from the Louisiana Secretary of State, Tom Schedler said a $930,000 mid-year budget cut would result in reductions to staff and operating hours at 14 museums under his control.

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Ham: It’s great life skills

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Trevon Johnson picked up his dinner knife and fork and began cutting an imaginary piece of meat on an imaginary plate.
“You do it like this,” he said, holding the fork in his left hand while moving the knife clutched in his right hand back and forth in a sawing motion.
Trevon, a fourth grader at Ruston Elementary School, was about to have dinner at the White House.
“It’s fine,” he said, glancing around the packed room. “You got all these people. You got teachers, principals. You have five schools.”
“And we get to have a three-course meal,” classmate Altis Britt chimed in.

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Grambling charter school rejected

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The Lincoln Parish School Board unanimously rejected to review the Grambling High Foundation’s proposal to operate a Type 3 charter school for the 2016-17 school year, during a regular schedule meeting Wednesday.
The charter included the conversion of the Grambling State University Laboratory schools.
Gordan Ford, president of the Grambling High Foundation, informed the school board that it is the desire of the Foundation to retain all current students at the lab schools, including those from surrounding districts, and apply as a Type 2 charter.

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Coaching for Literacy helps local club

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Coaching for Literacy is proud to announce a partnership with the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team and Head Coach Michael White through its Assistant Coach Program.
“Coaching For Literacy provides awareness to an epidemic often overlooked,” said Louisiana Tech Head Coach Michael White. “We are proud to be a part of such an integral cause, and we certainly hope that funds donated to CFL can positively affect the future of young ones and their families.”

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Youth group learns craft for Valentine’s Day

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The Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers all said they were fascinated by a demonstration at their group meeting on Jan. 31.
Marion Young did a presentation that taught the youth group how to make Valentine’s Day gifts for their loved ones.
Young had each student to come up and select a red glass vase in the shape of a heart, and fill it with brown coffee beans. Then she took a glue gun and ran hot glue down the side of an ink pen.
Next, she placed a silk ribbon around the pen, with the hot glue attaching it to the pen with a red or pink flower at the top of the pen.

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Local celebrates 100 years

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Tryphosa Kirkham, of Ruston, celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 3 with a party given by family members at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

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