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February 16th, 2013

Hispanic, women farmers can file discrimination claims

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades that they have until March 25 to file claims.
The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied their applications for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000.

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Brad Laird: Excellent hire for Bearcats

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When I first got word that Brad Laird was going to be the next head coach of the Ruston High School football program, I did a double take and mumbled, “What?”
Like a lot of other folks in this neck of the woods, it caught me totally off guard, probably for several reasons.

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Frazier shot halts Idaho

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Whitney Frazier wasn’t about to let Louisiana Tech University lose another heartbreaker at home.
With only 0.2 seconds left in the game, the sophomore forward banked in a 3-point field goal to lift the Lady Techsters (12-13, 8-6) to a 64-62 Western Athletic Conference victory over Idaho (12-14, 9-6) before an estimated 2,700 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center Saturday night.

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’Dogs make it 15 straight wins

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Tech boosts mark to 23-3 by tripping Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho — Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldogs made it 15 consecutive victories Saturday night with a 67-61 victory over the University of Idaho.
The win gave Tech a sweep of a two-game Western Athletic Conference road trip to the West this week, as the Bulldogs were a 64-58 winner at Seattle University Thursday night.
Tech improved to an overall record of 23-3 and is now 14-0 in the WAC to remain in first place.

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Tech softballers gain victories; Bulldogs, Tigers fall in baseball

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Louisiana Tech University fell just short of a victory for the second straight game, as the University of Texas-Arlington won the second game of the series 4-3 Saturday at Clay Gould Ballpark in Arlington.
The Bulldogs were held scoreless and recorded just two hits in the first seven innings of play, while the Mavericks scored a run in both the fourth and fifth innings and two in the seventh to take a 4-0 lead going into the eighth.

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Refer a friend to Ruston

Here’s your chance to be a real diplomat. The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau needs local tourism ambassadors.
Through its new Travel Ambassador Program — TAP, for short — the CVB is seeking to get Lincoln Parish residents involved in helping bring more meetings and conferences here. TAP asks residents to share their organizational or professional contacts with the CVB, which, in turn, reaches out to those decision makers about bringing their group’s meeting or conference to Lincoln Parish.

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RHS committee proud of pick

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Ruston High School has recently named a new football coach.
Many weeks ago the RHS administration identified a committee to aid in the identification, vetting, and selection of the coach. As the committee, we took this responsibility very seriously. Several strong candidates were considered, contacted, interviewed and debated during the rigorous selection process.

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Achieving various goals at RES

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As I began to reflect on the mid-year progress at Ruston Elementary School, I was pleased to note that we have achieved goals in several areas: practical, motivational, instructional, professional development, school climate and community relations.

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Grandparent admendments

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If you had the chance to read last week’s column you will know that there is a “ground swell” of support for a Grandparents Bill of Rights. We touched on several issues affecting us grandparents.
Soliciting some comments, I was pleasantly surprised with many received. Some of these had never occurred to me. Before sharing some, here is what we mentioned last Sunday.
In addition to the preamble stating our “rights” as grandparents, we should be allowed to visit when we wish without considering the schedules of the parents. (I trust that you know that this column is presented tongue-in-dentures, er uh, tongue-in-cheek.) We grandparents should not have to consider any inconvenience to the parents.

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Tigers to host Hicks

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Forward Clifford Williams and his teammates at Simsboro High School will tip off competition in the boys’ Class B Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs at home Tuesday against Hicks (8-20) starting at 6:30 p.m. Simsboro has a record of 24-6 and was No. 5 in the final Louisiana Sports Writers Association state poll that includes both Class B and Class C programs.

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