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January 12th, 2013

I.A. Lewis girls have 14-3 mark

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Ruston’s I.A. Lewis girls recently completed their their 2012-13 basketball season with a record of 14-3. Members of the squad included (front row, from left) Kierra Kitchens, Chalea Green (statistician), Shamyra Paulk (scorekeeper), Shaniya Armstrong (manager), Gracie Richardson (manager), Cherish Hayes, (middle row, from left), Sarah Hoenke, Kelli Copes, Jermyia Walker, Brittany Vandenberg, Monica Martin, Justice Cage, Jada Weatherford, (back row, from left) Coach Debbie Cramer, Anna Kate Inman, Donshaye Hall, Brianasia Owens, Ericka Gatson, Kylah Potts, Kayla Miller and Jireh Hullaby.

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I.A. Lewis boys produce 15-5 record

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Bringing down the curtain recently on their 2012-13 basketball season was the boys’ team at I.A. Lewis of Ruston. The sixth grade squad compiled a record of 15-5 and did it against mostly teams in the seventh and eighth grades. Members of the team were (first row, from left) Joseph Wiley, A’Moriyan Jackson, Brytravious Millsaps, Alexandro Hernandez, Da’Lond Millbrooks, (second row, from left) Kahlil Jackson, Aaron Hoenke, Johntavious Gray, Jakeland Albritton, LaDerrick Brown, Tyshon Baker (back row, from left), Taylor Pipes, Jamar Kimble, assistant coach Vernon Davis, head coach Kevin Hill, assistant coach Ryan Williams and Ramorian Parker.

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Tech’s Shelton comes to rescue

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Getting a basketball scholarship to play for the Clemson University Lady Tigers was a dream come true for Kelia Shelton, but little did she know that Clemson was just a stepping stone to her becoming an essential key to the Lady Techsters’ basketball squad at Louisiana Tech University.
Shelton is a 5-foot-8 guard from Rock Hill, S.C. who has the athleticism and basketball intelligence of an NBA player.

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Finally, a squirrel proof feeder

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Ok, so it’s old news that I like to feed birds and that I have been on a decades-long quest to find a squirrel-proof bird feeder.
My venture into the world of watching little feathered friends merrily feasting on sunflower and millet seeds unmolested by squirrels is well known. It’s practically me to need psychiatric counseling. I know, squirrels have to eat too but there are acorns and hickory nuts and other stuff they can nibble on. That’s not the primary fact that drives my obsession to keep bushy-tails off my feeders. It’s that I am determined that a little furry critter with a brain the size of an overcup acorn is not going to outsmart me.

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Tech ‘Inside’ show set to air Monday

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Louisiana Tech University basketball head coaches Teresa Weatherspoon and Michael White will review and preview the latest with both the Techsters and the Bulldogs on the Centric Federal Credit Union’s “Inside Tech Basketball” show presented by Miller Light as part of the LA Tech Sports Network on on Monday at 6 p.m. at Scott’s Catfish.

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Tech to present ‘Opera Workshop: Love and Luck’

The Louisiana Tech University School of the Performing Arts is proud to announce the cast for the winter quarter production of “Opera Workshop: Love and Luck,” directed by Lisa Maxedon.
Performances are scheduled to run at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday in Stone Theatre, located in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts, on the corner of Adams Boulevard and West Arizona Avenue.

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DART receives large donation

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Kim Birch, owner of Townsend House Gifts, presents Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Community Advocate Terrie Queen Autrey with the proceeds of the Eighth Annual Pumpkin Patch For DART. This year's event raised more than $3,500.
"This will help us to offset a small part of the devastating budget cuts recently issued throughout the state," Autrey said. "We appreciate a supporter like Kim."

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Cook-off to benefit St. Jude

The 22nd Annual St. Jude Chili Cook-Off is right around the corner, and cooks from across the nation are making plans to attend.
Minden has again been designated as the site for the 2013 Louisiana State Championship. State Championships not only draw more cooks but the first three Louisiana cooks that place automatically qualify for the World Championships held in Terlingua, Texas during the first weekend of November.

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LINCOLN SOCIAL

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From the kitchen of Annie Berry

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Chilli
Ingredients
• 2 teaspoons canola oil
• 2 garlic cloves, crushed
• 1 cup chopped onion
• 1 stick celery, chopped
• 1 red bell pepper, chopped
• 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
• 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes (with jalapenos, if available)
• 2 tablespoons tomato paste
• 1 15-ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained
• 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained
• 2-3 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste
• 1 tablespoon ground cumin
Directions

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