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November 17th, 2012

Colby Cameron for Heisman isn’t a stretch

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In a few weeks, the 2012 Heisman Trophy ballot will be arriving at our post office box.
As a longtime voter on college football’s most prestigious award, I will submit three names.
There’s a blank for the first, second and third choices from each voter.

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Tech comes up short

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’Dogs force OT, but Utah State wins 48-41
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How appropriate.
A game of this magnitude should have gone into overtime between Louisiana Tech University and Utah State University on Saturday.
The Aggies (9-2, 5-0) were presented with the “OT” prize with an edge-of-the-seats thriller for the 25,614 fans who assembled at Joe Aillet Stadium on a clear and gorgeous football-perfect afternoon.
A four-yard touchdown run by Kerwynn Williams on the Aggies’ first possession and on their second down of the extra period was the game-winner before Tech (9-2, 4-1) failed to match that score in four tries.

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Fans love gameday atmosphere

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From weather to tailgating, Saturday was perfect

Had they made a special order, fans in attendance for the “Game of the Year” in the Western Athletic Conference couldn’t have asked for much more on Saturday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium.
The matchup of opponents was ideal: Louisiana Tech University and Utah State University, both of whom showed up for the 3 p.m. kickoff with 4-0 records in the league.
Weather? Perfect, with clear skies and temperatures in the mid-60’s.

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Techsters lose to MSU

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — Louisiana Tech outshot, outrebounded and for the most part outplayed Mississippi State on Friday night, but in the end the Bulldogs turned two dozen Lady Techster turnovers into a victory, as State prevailed 57-55 before 1,420 fans at Humphrey Coliseum.
Tech (0-3) used its best 20 minutes of the season to build a 33-23 halftime lead but then faltered over the final half as the Lady Techsters committed 23 turnovers, including five in the final five minutes of play in a tight game.

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Devon Energy recognized

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Company ranked among Top 50 community-minded

Devon Energy was recognized as one of America’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50 ­survey — the first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 corporations that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The survey was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s definitive experts on civic engagement, in partnership with Bloomberg LP.

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Funding for area projects approved

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Gov. Bobby Jindal recently announced that millions of dollars for North Louisiana projects were approved by the Bond Commission after his administration recommended them for funding.   
Area projects approved by the State Bond Commission include:

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Ribbon cutting held for Ruston Florist & Boutique

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Nov. 8 for the new location of Ruston Florist and Boutique at 1103 Louisiana Highway 33 in Ruston. The ribbon cutting was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Ribbon cutting held for Hertz 

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Nov. 9 for the Hertz, located at 1301 N. Service Road East at Courtesy Chevrolet. The ribbon cutting was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Devon Energy helps WaterFest

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Devon Energy presented a $1,000 check to be the title sponsor of Lincoln WaterFest. From left to right: Pictured are Michelle Gantt and Amie Skipper with Devon Energy and Lindsay Gouedy, Sparta Commission educator. The children pictured above were among the hundreds of fifth graders who participated in the two-day WaterFest at Lincoln Parish Park. The effort is designed to teach children about water issues, such as conservation, to help save the depleting Sparta Aquifer.

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Boost local revenue with Black Friday

Friday is slated to be the biggest shopping day of the year. The day after Thanksgiving frequently offers deals that drag people out of their turkey-induced comas during the early morning hours to scour local stores for the best deals available.

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