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November 25th, 2014

Ag Expo deadline approaches

Applications are now being accepted for exhibit space in AG EXPO 2015, scheduled for Jan. 16-17 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe. Deadline for entry is Dec. 19.
Each year, more than 10,000 attend from throughout Louisiana and adjacent regions of Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. Exhibitors come from all over the United States.
This year’s Ag Expo will add educational seminars on the trade show floor both days, featuring beef preparation presented by the beef industry’s Chef Dave Zino, equine nutrition compliments of Cargill Feed and nutrition and more.

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Monroe to hold AIDS Day event

World AIDS Day is held on Dec. 1 of each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died from complications related to HIV/AIDS.
The first ever World AIDS Day was held in 1988.
GO CARE’s mission is to provide prevention education and direct services to stop the spread of HIV disease and to assist those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. GO CARE will hold a World AIDS Day service at 7 p.m. Monday in Forsythe Park.

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Diamond ’Dogs add seven signees

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Louisiana Tech’s baseball coaching staff has been hot on the recruiting trail ever since settling in this summer and the hard work has paid off as head coach Greg Goff and Co. added seven signees in the early signing period for a total of 14 new Bulldogs.
After announcing seven previous signees last week, Tech’s signing class now has a total of 14 student-athletes, including five infielders, five pitchers, two outfielders and two catchers, all of which will enroll and be eligible to take the field for the Bulldogs next fall.

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Tigers tamed at Ball State

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Grambling State University fell to 1-3 on the season Monday as the Tigers were defeated 88-42 by Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Chase Cormier (10) had four assists and five rebounds for the Tigers, who were led in scoring by junior Telvin Marshall with 16 points. Ball State hit on 14 3-pointers to pull away with the win.

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Former Bearcats turning in strong seasons at OBU

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Former Ruston High School football standouts Devin Price (left) and Shelton Wooley have both played big role for Ouachita Baptist University this season during the Tigers run to the NCAA Division II playoffs. Price, a sophomore safety, ranks second on the team for total tackles at 54 with 4.5 tackles for loss and six pass breakups. Wooley, a freshman punter/kicker, averaged 37.2 yards per punt with a long of 64 yards and placed 21 punts inside the 20-yard line.

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Tech bowling team finishes 16th at Track Kat Klash

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The Lady Techsters faced ten nationally ranked bowling teams, including the top three teams in the country, this past weekend as Louisiana Tech finished in 16th place at the fourth annual Track Kat Klash, which was hosted by Sam Houston State at Emerald Lanes in Houston.

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November 24th

Students attend ‘success’ panel

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New Tech students at Ruston High School listened to advice on being successful from several professionals in the community during a panel discussion Thursday.

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Murder in Grambling?

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LPSO suspect homicide in Sunday morning shooting

Deputies with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating the Sunday morning death of a Grambling man.
According to a press release from LPSO, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday deputies responded to 172 Garr Road, after having been notified by family members that Grover Brown, 58, had been discovered in his home deceased.
LPSO Public information officer Chad Alexander said this incident is being worked as a homicide.

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LPDC face increases in juvenile costs

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The Lincoln Parish Detention Center Commission will begin looking into new options for housing juvenile offenders.
During Friday’s meeting, LPDC Warden Jim Tuten said the main facility that is currently being used has increased their rates.
LPDC currently pays for two beds at Green Oaks and one bed in Coushatta. The cost for the two beds at Green Oaks has been $135 for males and $200 for females.
Tuten said Green Oaks is increasing their rate to $200 across the board.
“We pay the $200 for each bed, and we pay that whether we have an offender there or not,” Tuten said.

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Man arrested in West Monroe death

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A man suspected of murdering a family member has been apprehended in West Monroe.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the West Monroe Police Department responded to the 1200 block Hinkle Drive in West Monroe in reference to family members finding a deceased family member inside of the home.

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