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February 17th, 2015

Deltas support heart disease with luncheon

National Wear Red Day celebrated
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Grambling Alumnae and Delta Iota Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. joined the nation in the fight against heart disease and stroke during National Wear Red Day — Go Red Day on Feb. 6 by hosting a Go Red Day Luncheon in the GSU Black and Gold Room. Guest speakers were medical doctors Coleen Speed and Tammy Stewart-Dixon who enlightened the audience with intentional self-care practices and cardiovascular knowledge and practical clinical skills to pursue prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

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Frazier named state’s Player of Week

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The Lady Techsters basketball program hit the daily double Monday with a pair of Player of the Week awards.
Louisiana Tech senior Whitney Frazier was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association State Player of the Week as selected by association members, following her performance in the Lady Techster wins over Florida Atlantic and Florida International University.
Tech forward Tiara Davenport was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week following her performances in the Lady Techsters road wins.
Frazier averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the two games.

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Five parish prep teams reach girls’ playoffs

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Five of Lincoln Parish’s six prep girls basketball teams moved on to postseason play Monday as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association released its 2015 championship tournament brackets.
Ruston is the No. 22 seed in Class 5A and will play on the road at 6 p.m. Thursday at 11th-seeded New Iberia.
In their first year under new head coach Jenna Bolin, the Lady Bearcats went 15-15 overall and 2-8 in District 2-5A.
New Iberia finished the regular season at 16-13 and 11-1 in District 3-5A.

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Tech baseball hits road to face McNeese

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Louisiana Tech is looking to rebound from a tough opening weekend when the Bulldogs travel souhward to Lake Charles to take on McNeese State University in two midweek games, set to begin at 1 p.m. today at Cowboy Diamond.
Louisiana Tech will conclude its five-game road trip at 1 p.m. on Wednesday against McNeese State before returning to Ruston for the Bulldogs’ home opener at 6 p.m. on Friday against UAPB at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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P.V. sweeps GSU

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GRAMBLING (AP) — Tre Hagood scored 15 points and Jayrn Johnson added 14 as Prairie View beat Grambling 95-44, handing the Tigers their 21st straight Division I loss.
Prairie View led the entire game and scored 44 points off of 32 Grambling State turnovers.
Zachary Hamilton had 12 points, Montrael Scott added 11 and Reggis Onwukamuche had 10 to help Prairie View (9-16, 7-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) win its third consecutive game for the second time this season.

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Coach honored by C-USA

The Ruston Daily Leader is always proud of our student-athletes whenever they succeed on and off the field or court.
It takes a good leader to guide those student athletes to success, and that’s why we’re proud of Louisiana Tech University softball coach Mark Montgomery for being recognized for just such service.

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February 16th

New store honors owner’s late mother

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On Feb. 9, the grand opening of Sue Paperie occurred.
It was also the ninth anniversary of co-owner Rachel Davison’s mother’s death.
Davison and Candee Anderson, co-owner of the store, honored the late Susan Johnson by naming the store Sue Paperie. They even designed their logo to look like Johnson’s signature.
“I was Rachel’s cheerleader coach,” Anderson said. “I’ve known her since I was in the sixth grade at Cedar Creek. When she was in the 10th grade, her mother died in the car accident.”

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Ruston Farmer’s Market chosen for research testing

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The Ruston Farmers Market is one of the nine markets in the pilot a project through the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the national farmers market advocates.
Ruston Market organizer Jean McWeeney said the Ruston Farmer’s Market was thrilled to be included with peer markets from across the country to learn together about data collection and reporting techniques.

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Understanding teen dating violence

Lincoln Parish has done a great deal to combat domestic violence over the years, however, this issue continues to be a blight on our community, even amongst the youngest members.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This is a great time to learn more about this issue affecting our young people. According to information provided by the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team, the cycle of domestic violence begins in the teen years.

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Mother Nature to strike again

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It appears, at least for now, that we’re going to dodge Mother Nature’s bullet.
For days now those of us who pay attention to the weather have been watching predictions of snow and ice for our area tonight and Tuesday. At one point late last week on www.gulfcoastweather.com there was a prediction of a 40 percent chance of snow and ice for Northern Louisiana on Tuesday.
But temperatures have not gotten as cold as forecasters expected, and now the chance of any significant frozen precipitation has dwindled, with no accumlations expected even if any icy stuff does fall.

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