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December 10th

Louisiana Tech poinsettias still available

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ictured left are two of the variety of prime poinsettias still available at the Louisiana Tech Farm Salesroom located near Reese Hall on West California Avenue.
The prime poinsettias, pictured right, produced at the Louisiana Tech Greenhouses, are available at the Tech Farm Salesroom, open 9 a.m.-5p.m. Monday through Friday. Proceeds support the greenhouse operations and the plant science program.

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Farewell concert set

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Area residents are invited to join the Lincoln Parish Library for a farewell holiday concert as the library’s own Ron Badgley performs all-time favorite songs of the holiday season at 10 a.m. Dec. 21. Badgley will be retiring at the end of December after 13 years with the Lincoln Parish Library.

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Creek places 17 on 2-1A team

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Cougars represented by 11 on top all-district units
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Cedar Creek High’s highly successful 2012 season on the gridiron is reflected on the All-District 2-1A team recently chosen by head coaches in the league.
The Cougars featured 17 representatives, including 11 on the first offensive and defensive units.
Earning top team honors on offense for the nine-game winning Creek program were tackle KJ Malone, guard Hunter Hanks, receiver Ryan Dwyer, running back Grant Jonkheer and quarterback Mark Van.

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Tech interviews Toledo coach

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Matt Campbell has fueled success with Rockets’ program
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Louisiana Tech University isn’t waste any time in finding a new head coach to lead the football program.
First, there was the formation late last week of a search committee to interview applicants to name a successor to new University of California head coach Sonny Dykes.
Then this weekend, according to sources close to the Bulldogs’ program, University of Toledo Head Coach Matt Campbell was interviewed for the job.

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Techsters lose to Rutgers, 73-46

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NEW YORK — For the second straight game, Louisiana Tech University struggled to shoot the basketball, as the Lady Techsters fell 73-46 to Rutgers Sunday morning at Madison Square Garden as part of the 2012 Maggie Dixon Classic.
One game after shooting only 17 percent in its loss at Texas A&M Tuesday, head coach Teresa Weatherspoon’s team hit only 13-of-52 field goals against the Scarlet Knights as Rutgers pulled away down the stretch for the win.

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Choudrant boys win tourney title

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Choudrant High won the boys’ championship and West Ouachita High was tops in the girls’ division at the annual Neill Killgore Memorial basketball tournament that concluded at the Cedar Creek High School gymnasium on Saturday night.
The Aggies finished out with the title victory in their category, while Cedar Creek was a 48-33 victim of Benton in the third place contest and Caldwell was a 56-54 winner over West Ouachita High School for consolation honors.

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Grambling growth beneficial

On Nov. 30 , City of Grambling leaders, members of the business community and local residents gathered at Grambling City Hall for a groundbreaking ceremony for the soon-to-be-developed Mansfield Estates.
Located directly behind city hall, the subdivision will include six two-bedroom homes, 21 three-bedroom homes and four four-bedroom homes. The name bestowed to the new development is to honor a former Grambling Mayor and Police Juror, the Rev. Julius Mansfield.

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Good will toward all men

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Happy Holidays! Season’s Greetings! These expressions are more commonly used to recognize the period between Thanksgiving Day and the New Year. Why? Because there are so many official holidays packed into that tiny space of time — religious and secular — that those short phrases cover them all.

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Kyle David Stinson Richardson

Kyle David Stinson Richardson, 55, of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at his home. Mr. Richardson was born in Ruston, LA, on Sept. 16, 1957, to Lacey Stinson and Mary Stinson Richardson. Kyle's father was tragically taken when Kyle was 11 months old, and he was then lovingly reared by his mother Mary and her second husband, Joe Mitchell Richardson.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF RUSTON

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CITY OF RUSTON
PROJECT NO. 1212
Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, Telephone (318) 251-8631, Fax (318) 251-8648, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the 2:00 p.m. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.

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