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March 16th, 2016

Rhodes Properties begins its work

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It all began almost a decade ago when the Rhodes brothers graduated with degrees in civil engineering.
James Rhodes studied at Louisiana Tech University, while his brother, Justin, received his degree from Mississippi State University.
Together they own and operate Rhodes Properties and Development and with the aid of Janie Cherry, of Trenton Street Realty, they have begun work within the Lincoln Parish community.
While their main branch is located in Natchitoches, they travel all over the state, Justin Rhodes said.

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Club News: Daughters of the American Revolution

Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1 p.m. March 8 at Trinity United Methodist Church with 11 members present.
Regent Melissa Wiygul opened the meeting with the DAR ritual and conducted chapter business.
Secretary Kara Giddings read the minutes and they were approved.
Treasurer Anne Hough gave her report.
Chaplain Lou Taylor reported and “Get Well Soon” cards were signed for several members.

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ESCR honors local’s volunteerism

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Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, recently announced that National Chair Paul Mock presented the ESGR James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award to Louisiana Chair Emeritus Jack Humphries.
The presentation took place at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans as part of the Annual ESGR volunteer training.
This was a formal presentation for the award by the national chair to honor Humphries.
All the volunteers present praised the current member and former chair for his long and distinguished service to ESGR.

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YEA! to present investors panel at LPL

From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy will host an Investor Panel Event at the Lincoln Parish Library Event Center.
The panel is free and open to the public.
“We are so proud of each of our junior CEO’s,” Judi Null said. “Months of work building their business foundation and it all comes together this week. They are presenting at our version of a ‘Shark Tank,’ to our Investor Panel.”
Null will serve as second segment instructor.

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Parish, city respond well to storms

For six days it rained. Not a gentle, soothing rain, but surges of cloudbursts that pushed creeks over their banks, plunged roads underwater and didn’t so much as give a courtesy knock on the doors of the homes into which the murky water flooded. By the time a rapidly moving front shoved the stubborn, stagnant low-pressure system out of the way on Sunday evening, 18.2 inches of rain had fallen across Lincoln Parish. Whatever was typically normal quickly ceased to be.

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Old post office looks to rebirth

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I remember the first time I got to mail a letter by myself. I was 5 years old.
Almost always when my mother went to the post office to buy stamps or drop envelopes into the brass slots labeled “LOCAL” and “OUT OF TOWN,” I went, too.
The post office was neat and important looking, with its high ceilings and dark interior. It smelled good, too, like a combination of furniture polish, brass polish and old books.

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Records shattered as LSU tops Tech

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Biggest crowd ever at Lady Techsters Softball Complex views showdown
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The Lady Techsters put up eight runs on the number four team in the nation, but unfortunately that was not enough as Louisiana Tech fell to LSU, 30-8 on Tuesday night at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Fans packed into the bleachers and the hill beyond the right field wall, as Tech’s crowd of 1,927 in attendance was the most in Lady Techster Softball Complex history.

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Tech golfer Lange climbs to top 20 finish

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Louisiana Tech senior Victor Lange rose six spots after a 1-over-par round to finish in the top 20 as Louisiana Tech finished 12th as a team at the Lamkin San Diego Classic Tuesday.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host Alcorn State tonight

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Following a washed out weekend, Louisiana Tech is making its return to the diamond for the first time in more than a week as the Bulldogs play hosts to Alcorn State at 6 p.m. today in midweek action at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
Both audio (free) and video (for pay) will be available on LA Tech All-Access for fans unable to attend.

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Tech sprinter Hicks named second-team All-American

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NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore Jermey Hicks was honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday as he received second team All-America honors after finishing 16th in the 60m dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
He becomes the first Louisiana Tech student-athlete to receive All-America honors since Trey Hadnot claimed second team honors in 2014, finishing ninth in the 200m. This marks the first All-America honor for the New Orleans native.

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