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September 30th, 2014

Fall firefighter school planned

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Volunteers are neighbors helping one another in a time of need.
Or at least that is the opinion of Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 District Chief Danny Cross.
“We offer training in many areas,” Cross said. “Right now we have a full roster for full-time employees, but we are always in need of volunteers.”
The annual New Firefighter School is typically held twice a year, Cross said.

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Strategies for those wanting to save seeds

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Saving vegetable and flower seed is gaining in popularity but obviously is not for everyone. The gardeners whose only aim is to grow a few backyard vegetables or who would rather purchase new plants or new varieties from local nurseries are certainly not interested.
But the avid gardener who enjoys a challenge and who likes to try something different should try saving seeds.

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Parish is proud of Robinson honor

The late Grambling State University football coach Eddie Robinson is not only a legend in Louisiana — Robinson’s fame runs nationwide seven years after his death in 2007.
That was proven once again this weekend at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, fittingly where Robinson first put an everlasting mark on college football history.

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Students participate in Body Walk

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What really happens to that sandwich you eat after you swallow it? Students at Choudrant Elementary School will find out as they tour the Louisiana Body Walk exhibit Oct. 15.
The Louisiana Body Walk is an exhibit that travels the state to teach students the importance of adopting healthy behaviors. It is part of an innovative program sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, the LSU AgCenter and the Lincoln Healthy Foundation.

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September 29th

Anhui Troupe kicks off Dixie season

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The China Circus featuring Anhui Acrobatic Troupe took the stage at the Dixie Center for the Arts on Friday night to kick off the 2014-15 Dixie season. Viewers were treated to acrobatic feats by what many consider to be one of the most skilled and highly-awarded Chinese acrobatic troupes. The troupe features more than 20 acrobats, and has performed around the world. Some of the award-winning acts include group bicycling, juggling on a stand, tight rope, aerial fish ballet, hoop diving, spinning plates, hula hoop, Chinese Yo-Yo and more. Pictured above is the human slinky act.

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Cutting edge at Digifest

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New Tech@Ruston students explored up-and-coming technologies at Digifest, a technology expo held recently at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier.
“We took 136 students from sophomores to seniors,” said NT@R Director Missy Wooley.
Students explored how digital technology combined with artistic creativity has helped modern society progress. 

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Record number of companies, students attend Tech Career Day

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A record number of Louisiana Tech University students and potential employers looked toward each other’s futures on Thursday as the Counseling and Career Services Center hosted its annual fall Career Day in the Student Center on the Tech campus.
Caitlin Dartez, Tech’s coordinator of employer relations for Career Center events and alumni relations, said more than 1,100 students attended the event, exceeding last fall’s record of 1,044.

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Townsend House sells pumpkins for DART

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The delicious cool of mornings lately has strangers smiling at stop lights and children skipping into school. The annual arrival of fall restores our senses, infusing us with brisk energy after the stifling heat of late summer in the South.
Autumn is a dance of the senses — color, cool and crisp sensations surround us.
One way to get the full fall experience arrives next week, right here in Ruston. For the 10th year in a row, Townsend House Gifts is holding the Pumpkin Patch for DART. There are so many ways to enjoy this benefit event. Let me name just a few.

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Tech soccer blanked by Rice

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HOUSTON — Last weekend Louisiana Tech’s Taylor Dennis recorded four goals in a single game.
On Sunday evening at Holloway Field, Rice’s Holly Hargreaves did the same as the Owls defeated the Lady Techsters, 6-0.
Tech (8-3-1, 0-2 Conference USA) put together 14 shots and six corner kicks on the day, but only two shots were on goal whereas Rice had 18 shots with 10 being on goal.

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Techster volleyball drops C-USA road match at UAB

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — UAB had three players reach double-digits in kills as the Blazers overpowered Louisiana Tech, 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-8) Sunday afternoon at Bartow Arena in Birmingham.
Tech (7-9, 0-3 Conference USA) hit just .064 for the match and totaled 26 kills, while UAB (4-12, 1-1 C-USA) had 47 kills as a team and hit a season-high .398 in the win.
For the first time this season, Louisiana Tech was held to zero blocks in the match, while UAB totaled six as a team to help clinch its first Conference USA victory.

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