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February 14th, 2013

Brad Laird returns to sidelines

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Ex-Bearcat QB still had the ‘itch’ to coach again
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For Brad Laird, the coaching “itch” just wouldn’t go away.
Oh, he thought it might, but who’s kidding who, right?
His DNA wouldn’t allow it.
The son of Billy Laird, who had logged a plethora of seasons as a football coach at the prep and college level, probably realized deep down that he would have to scratch that “itch” sooner or later and return to the sidelines.
On Wednesday morning, he did.

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Techsters in ‘must win’ mode

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Kelia Shelton and her teammates on the Louisiana Tech University women’s basketball squad realize the task ahead of them.
With a fourth place record of 7-5 in the Western Athletic Conference, the Techsters are in one of those “must win” situations as the 2012-13 regular season winds down.

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Tech’s Hadnot earns WAC honor

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DENVER — Louisiana Tech University junior Trey Hadnot has been named the Western Athletic Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week after setting a new school record in the 200-meter last weekend.
Hadnot, who starred at Ruston High, set a new school record in the 200-m dash, as he finished as the top collegiate runner and second overall at the Tyson Invitational.

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’Dogs take win streak to Seattle

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SEATTLE, Wash. — After enjoying three double-digit victories on a three-game home stand, Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldogs hit the road, or rather the air, en route to Seattle, Wash., to take on Seattle University in the KeyArena at 9 p.m. (CDT) tonight.
Tech (21-3, 12-0 WAC) is riding the fourth longest winning streak in the country at 13 games, which includes six road wins.
The Bulldogs have spent the majority of their season away from the Thomas Assembly Center, playing in seven different states and winning in all four time zones.

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Simsboro is winner

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SIMSBORO — Simsboro High’s boys wrapped up their regular season Wednesday night with a 59-40 victory over Doyline.
Head Coach Lance Waldron and his Top 10 state ranked Tigers (24-6) got a 14-point effort from Ron Abney, 10 points from Daniel Ogunyemi, nine points from Jamarco Brown and eight points from Clifford Williams.
The victory was the fourth in a row for Simsboro, which finished No. 5 in the Class B/C Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll.

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Boys and Girls Club good investment

A.E. Phillips fifth-grader Da’mon Moreland is not a statistic. None of our children should be.
But in a changing society, children sometimes get shortchanged. In many families, both parents work long hours, or there is only one parent or guardian in the home.
Oftentimes, youth just need a little extra adult supervision and guidance when other obligations keep parents from being there as often as they would like. Children need adults to make sure they do their homework, teach them social skills and help them stay active.

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Donate to the March of Dimes

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It’s getting to be that time of year.
As winter begins its fade into spring (more like rollercoaster ride in these parts), a sense of freshness — newness — creeps into our feelings.
Yes, it’s that time of the year — a time for babies.
For years now Lincoln Parish has done more than its fair share of campaigning to raise funds for the March of Dimes, and this year’s fundraising efforts will be as big as ever before.

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Fighting for civil liberties

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Each year the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) visits Capitol Hill to speak to senators, representatives and staff across the country about civil rights issues affecting the blind. I was fortunate enough to accompany the Louisiana NFB to this year’s Washington Seminar. I could write individual articles about each of the three issues chosen for this year’s seminar, but I will try to briefly overview each.

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Wayne Hatcher

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Memorial services for Mr. Wayne Hatcher, age 74, of Ruston will be 2:00 PM Friday, February 15, 2013 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Officiating the service will be Dr. Mike Holloway along with a detail from Barksdale Air Force Base conducting military honors.

Mr. Hatcher was born October 1, 1938 in Steeleville, MO and passed away February 10, 2013 at his residence following a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

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Mary Louise Newsom

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Funeral services for Mary Louise Newsom, age 84 of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, February 15, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dale Oden. Interment will be held at 2:30 PM Friday at Roberts Cemetery near Kelly, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Newsom was born January 18, 1929 and passed away February 11, 2013.
Mrs. Newsom was an active member of Temple Baptist Church. Her hobbies included crocheting, and knitting. She also enjoyed reading books and fishing.

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