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December 7th

Remember Pearl Harbor

Although small, there is still a portion of the population that can recall where and what they were doing on the December morning that the United States was thrust into the second Great War. So today, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we pay homage to the more than 2,300 people who died on Dec. 7, 1941.

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Taking a fiscal cliff dive

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Following my high-school graduation in 1966, I was invited by my childhood friend Johnny Armstrong to travel with his family for a near, three-week driving vacation across Mexico. What a way to discover the countryside.
We made our way to Monterrey, through the “rain forest” of central Mexico, into Mexico City and south to Acapulco. At this time Acapulco was years ahead of Puerto Vallarta and Cozumel as Mexico’s premier beach resort.
International jet-setters were frequent visitors and some of the world’s most beautiful sun bathers adorned Acapulco’s white beaches.

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’Dogs home Saturday

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White’s club meets future C-USA rival
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Want a preview of what could become one of the more interesting future matchups in men’s basketball for Conference USA?
Then show up at the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday to check out the meeting between Louisiana Tech University and the University of Southern Mississippi.
The Bulldogs and Golden Eagles face off on the Karl Malone Court, the 7 p.m. tipoff being the lone home game featuring a Lincoln Parish collegiate team this weekend.

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Allen wins Guy award

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Ryan Allen is becoming accustomed to winning the most prestigious award given to a college punter.
The Louisiana Tech University senior became the first-ever back-to-back recipient of the coveted Ray Guy Award when he was honored at the annual Home Depot College Football Awards show in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday night.
Allen beat out Florida’s Kyle Christy and Ball State’s Scott Kovanda for the award that is named after the former University of Southern Mississippi and NFL star, who made the trophy presentation at the ESPN nationally-televised program.

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Van De Velde letter to Tech fans

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Dear Bulldog Nation,
As you are aware, the Louisiana Tech football team with its 9-3 record was not selected to participate in a bowl game this season. All of us are tremendously disappointed for the team, especially the 32 seniors, who will not receive an opportunity to represent the school one more time on the football field.
I hope this letter will help you understand the timeline as well as provide accurate information regarding the bowl selection process.

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Dykes enjoyed stay at Tech

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Sonny Dykes was introduced to the University of California media contingent in a lengthy press conference on Thursday.
But some of the thoughts presented by the newly named leader of the Bears’ Pac-12 program extended back to North Louisiana.
The 43-year-old Dykes expressed his thanks and appreciation to Louisiana Tech University for having him as its head coach for the past three years.
“I want to thank Dan Reneau (president), Bruce Van De Velde (athletics director) and the entire Louisiana Tech family for giving me the opportunity to be the head coach there.

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Tech helping ‘Toys for Tots’

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Louisiana Tech University men’s and women’s basketball players will be assisting the Ruston Jaycees to help brighten the Christmas holidays for youngsters in the area. The Bulldogs’ (from left) Jaron Johnson, Brandon Gibson and Kenneth Smith are among the Tech players encouraging fans to donate new or slightly used toys at the main entrance or ticket office of the Thomas Assembly Center at any home games held until Dec. 14. Fans can start participating in the drive by bringing a toy to the Bulldogs’ home contest against Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

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Choudrant, GHS prevail in tourney

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Choudrant High and Grambling High captured wins on Thursday at the annual Neill Killgore Memorial basketball tournament.
The Aggies gained a 41-41 victory over Benton behind the 15 points each of Cortlin Mardis and Dre Williams, while A. Hamilton had 18 points and A. Collingsworth added 10 points for the Grambling High girls in their 39-34 win against Choudrant (led by the 11 points of C. Smelley).

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Fire losses were $84K for November

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The monthly emergency response statistics for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department for the month of November have been compiled and released.
The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a total of 18 alarms during the month of November. These 18 alarms consisted of six structure/building fires, one grass/woods/brush fire, three car fires, one motor vehicle accident, two dumpster fires, two HazMat/natural gas leaks and three false alarms.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012 Dubach, Louisiana

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012 Dubach, Louisiana
Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Commissioners met in regular session, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at 5 o'clock p.m., at Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Vienna Station, Dubach, Louisiana, with the following members present: Chairman Tom Thompson, Mike Fulton, Willie Hendricks, and Layne Parnell, Ray Robinson, and John Barnett.
Absent: Herbert Lyons.

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