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March 8th, 2014

Tech tennis nets wins

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HOUSTON — Saturday was supposed to start a stretch of four matches in four days for Louisiana Tech, but possible inclement weather today quickly turned into two matches in one day.
The sudden change in schedule did not bother the Lady Techsters though as they swept both neutral site matches, 6-1 over Tyler Junior College and 5-2 over Connecticut, at the John E. Hoff Courts on the campus of the University of Houston.
The two victories continued the great start to the season, having now won 10 straight (10-1, 3-0 Conference-USA) which eclipses last year’s season-high streak of nine.

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Turkey Federation gives back to area

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The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has long been known for holding fundraising banquets to further the cause of the organization’s focal critter, the wild turkey. Dollars are generated by fundraisers all across the country with money used to enhance available habitat and engage in myriad activities for the enhancement of wild turkey flocks across the country.

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March 7th

HELP lends boys, girls a hand

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Lincoln Parish Policy Jury’s H.E.L.P Agency Gives aid to qualifying families of Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana.

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Pottery class set for kids

In partnership with Louisiana Tech University’s Master of Fine Arts program, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council presents “Pinch and Coil: A Hand Building Pottery Workshop.”
NCLAC and Tech Graduate Student Casey Parkinson will host a workshop to teach how to mold clay and hand build pottery. Parkinson will teach children ages 8-12 to create a bowl, mug or vase. Using the hand-building techniques of pinching and coiling pottery. Students will be allowed to bring home their final product.

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NELA history day set March 22

The northeast Louisiana preliminary to Louisiana History Day will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. March 22 at the Chennault Military and Aviation History Museum in Monroe. The preliminary is open to all northeast Louisiana students in grades six-12.
Students are invited to develop historical research and presentations based on the general theme of “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” They may choose the specific topic within the theme. Topics may be chosen from ideas on the history day website or may be one of the student’s choice.

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Enjoying being pampered, spoiled in rehab

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As I look out my window at the ice on the ground, I remember that day before yesterday, I was in short sleeves sitting in Susan and Jonathan’s back yard eating crawfish. It was the first I had had this season.
Jonathan’s mother from Fairfax, Va., was here having spent the week helping the nanny, Rita, baby-sit their little Sydney while her parents were on a hard-working vacation in Key Stone, Colo.

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Club to give scholarships

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Each year the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana seeks out graduating high school seniors to help further their education.
As part of the upcoming Fred Dean Hall of Fame BE GREAT Scholarship Award program, the club will be giving out scholarships to graduating Lincoln Parish seniors with a grade point average between 2.0 and 2.9.

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Grambling tables AT&T vote

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The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling met Thursday night and tabled the approval of the AT&T contract.
Mayor Ed Jones said the contract was not received in time for board members to review it prior to the meeting.
“I think we have a monthly amount negotiated that will be very good for the city,” he said.
At the February meeting of the board of aldermen, an AT&T representative came before them to present the possibility of putting an antennae on the water tank located at the Public Works facility to improve cell phone service for customers.

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Vendors sought for Farmer’s Market

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The community is looking for new vendors for the Ruston Farmers Market. An annual preseason vendor’s meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 15 in the community meeting room of the Lincoln Parish Library, located at 910 N. Trenton St.
The meeting is for everyone who is interested in becoming a new vendor. Vendors who have already been to the market will be accepted as well.
Rules and applications for 2014 are on the website rustonfarmersmarket.org.

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Students awarded top prize

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Cedar Creek’s eighth grade and fifth grade Students of the Year were named district winners recently advance to the regional level of competition in Baton Rouge this month.
Carlie Toliver, right, and Catherine Hunt, left, will now interview and present their Student of the Year portfolios to the Regional Student Achievement Selection Committee.
Eighth-grader Carlie is the daughter of Duane and Lee Ann Toliver, of Ruston. She is the Middle School’s Student Council Publicity Chair and the dance team Jewels’ co-captain. She is also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

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