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January 8th, 2015

Gates slow rising lake level

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Tainter gates installed on Lake D’Arbonne installed in 2012 are in use for just the second time, the first since a new agreement between the two agencies that oversee their operation.
Marshall Hill, regional administrator for District 05 of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, said the gates were opened at 1 p.m. Jan. 4.

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Kids go ‘Beyond the Book’

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Beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Parish children will have a chance to get “Beyond the Book,” and fully explore the world of “Pinocchio.”
Holly Clement, with the children’s department at the Lincoln Parish Library, said children ages 9-12 will be invited to meet every other Friday in the Story room beginning this week to do various activities associated with the Pinocchio story.

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’Dogs look to dig out win at UTEP

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EL PASO, Texas — Louisiana Tech continues its three-game road swing to start Conference USA play with an 8 p.m. matchup tonight at UTEP inside the Don Haskins Center.
The contest pits the top two preseason favorites in C-USA against each other in what will be the first of two battles this season.

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Techsters set to play host to Miners tonight

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Louisiana Tech and UTEP played two entertaining games during the Conference USA season last year with the Miners ultimately winning both in El Paso, including an 81-72 Miner victory in the quarterfinals of the league tournament in March.
And although it’s a new year for both programs, today’s 6:30 p.m. match-up at the Thomas Assembly Center has all the makings for another intense 40 minutes of basketball.

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QB Driskel officially joins Tech football

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Louisiana Tech announced Wednesday that former Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel has officially joined the program and is expected to be eligible to play during the 2015 season.
One of the nation’s top quarterbacks coming out of high school, Driskel spent four years at Florida where he threw for 3,411 yards, 23 touchdowns, 20 interceptions and completed 59.4 percent of his passes. He also rushed for 644 yards and nine touchdowns.

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AAS program delivers food to CCA

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The local Adopt-A-School program recently wrapped up its annual holiday food drive to support Christian Community Action.
Schools across the parish joined together with community partners to collect more than 35,000 items for the CCA food bank during the 2014 initiative.

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Cheers: Larocque, Smiley receive awards

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Two Grambling State University students, Tamaika Larocque and Prentiss Smiley were awarded the Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship and will be recognized as Lexus Verses and Flow Scholars.
Larocque and Smiley will be awarded $5,000 that will be sent directly to the university to pay tuition and fees. The students were judged for their academic excellence as well as their community involvement.

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Glen View Elementary: Improving test scores, learning music

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The Junior Auxiliary Christmas program at Glen View brings so much joy to our students.
The smile on our student’s faces when they receive their cookies and gift are priceless. We, as teachers, appreciate the Junior Auxiliary program for providing books for our students to encourage and promote literacy at home.
First grade
Our first graders at Glen View Elementary have been very busy. We recently finished up our reading unit about spiders.

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Tech students selected for international research grants

Two graduate students from Louisiana Tech University have been selected to receive grants from Sigma Xi, an international interdisciplinary research society, as part of the Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program.
Tyler Sonsalla, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Tech’s molecular science and nanotechnology program and also a master’s in applied physics, and Taylor Tarlton, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in engineering physics, were two of just 184 recipients selected from over 1,100 applications submitted from institutions throughout the world.

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Cellphone usage bad for health

There are 6.8 billion cell-phone subscriptions, which is almost as many as the 7 billion people in the world, according to Quartz.com. It took just a little more than 20 years for this to happen. There were 96 cell-phone service subscriptions for every 100 people in the world last year.
Since the invention of the smartphone, which can make phone calls, store your music, snap photos, record videos and browse the Internet, the world has seen a steady increase of mobile phone usage. There are 5 billion mobile phones in the world with 1.08 billion people owning a smartphone.

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