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February 4th, 2015

MLK award recipients announced

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GSU’s annual banquet set for 11 a.m. Thursday

Grambling State University will honor 10 recipients at the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards recognizes people who, through their service to GSU, the state, region and country, exemplify King’s character, leadership and selflessness.

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Panel to discuss social rejection

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All individuals face social rejection at some point in their lives, Julie Rutledge, Ph.D., assistant professor of family and child studies at Louisiana Tech University said.
That is one of the main reasons the university’s School of Human Ecology’s Center for Children and Families has joined with the Lincoln Parish Library to present a special screening of the documentary “Reject: The Science of Social Rejection” for the 2015 Bruce Everist Lecture.

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Residents win Choudrant Fire Department gun raffle

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Top Left: Pictured is week two winner Jody Adams with his new Ruger SR 1911.
Top Middle: Pictured is week three winner Mike Cobb with his new Beretta A-400.
Top Right: Pictured is the week four winner Robert Parrott with his new Tikka T3 Hunter in 7mm Rem Mag. Parrott also won in last year’s raffle. This is the second year the Choudrant Fire Department has held a gun raffle to help raise funds for the volunteer department. For more information call 768-4111.
Bottom Left: Pictured is week five winner Jeremy Ibert with his Remington Versamax.

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Have a heart, help the local community

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According to the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, the definition of volunteerism is the policy or practice of volunteering one’s time or talents for charitable, educational or other worthwhile activities, especially in one’s community.

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Grambling students celebrate recycling, black history month

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A globe representing key events in black history — everything from a bag of Skittles symbolizing what 17-year old Trayvon Martin was carrying when he was killed to inspirational quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. — was the people’s choice as winner of an art contest where the pieces were made entirely of recyclable materials.

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TOTS team with Lady Tigers

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Students from Glen View Elementary School’s Teams of Tomorrow (TOTs) program performed during halftime of the Grambling State Lady Tigers vs. Mississippi Valley State game Monday night. Pictured in the top photo are the TOTs and the Lady Tigers before the game. Pictured below at top left are the TOTs welcoming the Lady Tigers to the court before the game. Pictured below at top right are the TOTs and their coaches with the GSU Tiger mascot. Pictured at the bottom left and right are the TOTs during their performance.

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Six home contests for Tech

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Louisiana Tech will host six home games in the newly expanded Joe Aillet Stadium as Conference USA officials released the 2015 league schedule Monday.
The announcement comes less than a month after the Bulldogs’ 2015 non-conference schedule was cemented, guaranteeing six home games for the reigning Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl and Conference USA West Division champions.

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Tech softball opens season Thursday

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Mark Montgomery and the Louisiana Tech softball team will open its 2015 season Thursday on the first day of the six-team, four-day, 15-game Lady Techster Invitational hosted at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tech welcomes ULM, Abilene Christian, Missouri State, SIU-Edwardsville, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff to Ruston for the round robin event that will see all six teams play five games each starting Thursday and running through Sunday.

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New Living Word sweeps Gibsland-Coleman

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New Living Word School remained undefeated in District 1-C play Tuesday with a 54-36 win over Gibsland-Coleman.
The Eagles stand at 25-10 overall and 5-0 in district.
Rashaan Proctor led the way for NLW with 13 points while Javier Roper and Alijwon Mason added 11 points each and Xavious Williams chipped in with eight.
Choudrant 47, Forest 26
CHOUDRANT — The Aggies moved to 2-1 in District 2-B and 15-15 overall as Choudrant took a win over Forest on Friday.

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Staying smart on social media

Dean Jones, a Grambling State University alumni and senior delivery manager at Microsoft, recently told college students how to stay smart and market themselves using social media.
The most important advice Jones gave the students: When looking for a job, be aware of the competition from the global market. As we continue recovering from the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, this is advice many could use.
“You’re not competing against just people in the United States. You are competing against everyone,” Jones said.

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