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January 20th, 2016

Tech track outdoor schedule set

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Louisiana Tech head track and field coach Gary Stanley has announced the program’s 2016 outdoor schedule highlighted by the Tech-hosted Jim Mize Invitational on March 18-19.
The announcement completes the full 2016 schedule just a few weeks after the indoor slate was announced. The outdoor season begins with the Jim Mize Invitational in Ruston and concludes in Eugene, Oregon, with the NCAA Championships and U.S. Olympic Trials.

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La. High School HOF class announced

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Five legendary coaches who made their mark in four sports help headline the 2016 induction class for the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame.
The late Don Shows and Kenny Guillot are the football coaches in the group that also includes volleyball coach Brenda LeBlanc, girls basketball coach Steve McDowell and baseball coach M.L. Woodruff.
Baseball star Todd Walker and journalist Ron Brocato round out the seven-member group that will be honored during an induction banquet set for April 12 at the Crowne Plaza.

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Kittens sweep past Ringgold

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GRAMBLING — Granbling Laboratory High School grabbed a pair of District 1-1A wins Tuesday night with a boys/girls doubleheader sweep over Ringgold at the Frederick C. Hodby Assembly Center.
The Kittens (16-6, 6-1 in 1-1A) won 60-32 with Kae Williams leading the way with 22 points and six rebounds while Tylan Dean added 21 points and eight boards.
Grambling’s Lady Kittens (3-12, 3-4) won 58-10, with Amber Collinsworth recording a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds while Justic Cage added 15 points.

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Stalking needs to be stopped

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 7.5 million victims in one year.

The theme—“Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.”— challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it.

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Studying the streets of Ruston

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Finally we may know exactly how many cars travel down East Kentucky Avenue in a day’s time, or cut across Homer Street to get to the Louisiana Tech University campus. We may know what’s the busiest hour on Vaughn Street and when the traffic is the lightest on Kirkland Street.
Fact is, by this time next year — if not sooner — Ruston residents should know a considerable amount about all 120 miles of city-maintained roadway in town. That’s because the Board of Aldermen said “yes” to hiring a West Monroe engineering firm to conduct what may be Ruston’s first citywide street study.

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Youth group visits Grambling elder

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The Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers went to the home of Sedonia Givens of Grambling on Jan. 16.
Givens is 96 years old and in good health. The visit by the youth group was done in order to convey to Givens how much they community of Grambling appreciates her service to all of the people whose lives she touched to make them better citizens with strong character.
The youth group gave Givens two gift bags.

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Club News: The Littera Club

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The Littera Club met Jan. 6 in the Community Room of Origin Bank.
The 20 members attending visited as the hostesses served coconut cake.
President Teri Fulton thanked Hostesses Edith Hawkins, Jean Lay and Joyce Sutton for the beautiful camellia center pieces and delicious dessert.
She then introduced the speaker Caresse Baldwin, owner of Park Avenue Antiques.
During her presentation, Baldwin’s enthusiasm and passion made the program interesting and informative.

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Club News: Master Gardeners

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The North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners have enjoyed an interesting and informative winter of meetings.
At their December meeting, gardeners were taught the nutritional benefits of mushrooms by Stephanie Jordan.
Of interest was the fact that mushrooms must be cooked to break down their tough cell walls and release their micronutrients.
Mushrooms that grow in the area were discussed, as well as mushroom growing kits that can be purchased.
At their January meeting, the group was honored with a visit from the Honorable Mayor Ronny Walker.

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January 19th

Bulldogs bring in QB, DB for spring

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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz announced Monday that Jack Abraham and DaMarion King have signed athletics financial aid agreements to play football at Louisiana Tech beginning with in the 2016 season. Both are expected to enroll in the spring quarter and participate in spring drills.
Abraham has already graduated from Oxford (Miss.) High School and is expected to report to campus in March for the spring quarter and start of spring practice while King is joining the Tech Family from Allan Hancock (California) College, also in time for the spring quarter and spring drills.

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G-Men dropped by TSU

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GRAMBLING (AP) — Chris Thomas scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, and Derrick Griffin had 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots to help Texas Southern beat Grambling State 69-54 Monday night.
David Blanks added 13 points and Malcolm Riley scored 10 for Texas Southern (6-11, 5-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Grambling started strong and led early on, 19-9, before Texas Southern battled back with a 14-3 to move out in front by one point at halftime.
Then TSU came out red hot in the second half, hitting on 60 percent of its shots from the floor following intermission.

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