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January 9th, 2013

Petersen to be OC for ’Dogs

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Tony will be coordinating Louisiana Tech University’s offense in 2013.
Tony Petersen, that is.
The 46-year-old native of Lodi, Calif., who was the offensive coordinator for Marshall University’s No. 1 nationally ranked passing team this past season will have the same duties for the Bulldogs starting this fall.

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Techsters: ‘500’ on line

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The number “500” will be plenty in evidence on Thursday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
That’s where Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters will seek rare, all-time program win No. 500 with a 7 p.m. tipoff against Western Athletic Conference foe Texas State University.
But it’s not just the game itself that is putting an emphasis on “500.”

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Perot: Legendary Tech stay ends

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Pregame rituals for Louisiana Tech University’s football team this fall just won’t be the same in our corner.
No Petey Perot around.
Nobody like him to give a tough time, get tickled about his almost Nick Saban-like (OK, there’s only one of those and, besides, Petey will probably want to kick my butt over even putting him in that category) intensity and swapping good-natured putdowns.

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Creek wins 57-45

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Cedar Creek High’s boys played their best all-around game of the season on Tuesday night by ending its jinx against Claiborne Christian with a 57-45 home victory.
Having lost its previous three games against the Crusaders, Çedar Creek (6-11) got balanced scoring from Shilo Perry (16), Jordan Williams (15) and Tucker Smith (13).
Other results involving Lincoln Parish teams on Tuesday night:

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Man charged with strangling victim

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According to reports, John Bennett Jr. 45, of Ruston, was arrested after Ruston police responded to a domestic call on Jan. 2.
The affidavit said Bennett and his girlfriend got into a verbal argument that turned physical when the suspect grabbed the victim and placed her in a chokehold. Two residents were reportedly witness to the altercation.
Bennett was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center with bond to be set on charges of domestic battery — strangulation.

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Tech art professor lectures at New Orleans festival

Frank Hamrick, an associate art professor at Louisiana Tech University, said New Orleans is a great place for an artist because there are a lot of photo-based art displays.
They were on full display recently because he visited the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), a pre-professional arts high school, to lecture. The lecture was part of the Photo NOLA Festival, which is held each year in December at the Ogden Museum of Art.

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Swain keynote speaker for gardening seminar

Roger Swain, former host of PBS’s “Victory Garden” will be the keynote speaker for the Third Annual Gardening Seminar on Jan. 19.
The event takes place at the West Monroe Convention Center with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at noon.

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Schools need protection

Now that Lincoln Parish students are back in school this week, they can return to their lesson plans, hopefully with peace of mind.
With December’s mass shooting that killed multiple children at an elementary school in Connecticut, local school leaders and law enforcement officers have enhanced their efforts to ensure that the school environments are safe.

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Encounters with Gov. Edwards

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I first met Edwin Edwards in the summer of 1975. My editor said he was tired of covering the then-governor, so he sent me, the cub reporter.
Edwards was in town to attend a fundraiser for the late Sen. Charles Barham. I caught up with the governor at the Holiday Inn, and stayed on his heels until I could no longer see the lights of his plane as it finally cleared Lincoln Parish airspace late that night.

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Lonie Kay

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Funeral services for Lonie Kay, age 68 of Dubach will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Hico Baptist Church in Hico, LA. Officiating the service will be Bro. Don Cardin and Bro. Connie Smith. Interment will follow at Henry Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Kay was born April 4, 1944 and passed away January 7, 2013 following a brief illness.
Mrs. Kay was a member of Hico Baptist Church, and the local M.S. support group.

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