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November 3rd, 2012

Bulldogs win, 65-55

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Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team leaned on their stifling defense to defeat Southern Arkansas 66-55 Friday night in the Thomas Assembly Center in the team’s final exhibition before the regular season begins.
Both teams got off to sluggish offensive starts with the Bulldogs reaching the double digit score first after over 11 minutes of action had passed. Tech would increase their lead by as much as 16 in both halves with the pesky Muleriders never able to take the lead as the ’Dogs went wire-to-wire for the win.

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Techsters host exhibition today

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Louisiana Tech will host its only exhibition game of the year when the Lady Techsters face Mississippi College today at 2 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Admission is free.
Head coach Teresa Weatherspoon’s team returns six letterwinners — only one starter — from last year’s squad that posted a 17-15 record while reaching the championship game of the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Tournament before falling to Fresno State.

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Pro bass career not for everybody

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You probably know one. In fact, you may be one yourself. I’m talking about a guy who loves to bass fish and envisions himself one day climbing into a $50,000 bass fishing rig dressed in a shirt covered in sponsor decals, national television cameras rolling while he bears down on the throttle and heads for his chosen fishing spot.

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Tech radio grid show set Monday

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Following their game against Texas-San Antonio on Saturday afternoon, Louisiana Tech University Head Coach Sonny Dykes will join Dave Nitz Monday night for Hill Oil’s Inside Bulldog Football at 5:30 p.m. at the Dawghouse Sports Grill in Ruston.

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Brennan, Rockwell on All-WAC squad

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Louisiana Tech University senior defender Mo Rockwell and junior forward Emily Brennan have both been voted to the second team All-Western Athletic Conference soccer squad chosen by the league’s nine head coaches.
After scoring only three goals total in her first two years as a key reserve, Brennan has more than doubled that amount in her breakout junior year with netting a team-leading seven goals, three of which were game-winning goals.

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Zoning changes to be considered

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The Ruston City Council will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday. One item on the agenda is to consider an ordinance for amendments to the city’s zoning code.
The Zoning Commission last week approved and recommended the revised code to the City Council. On Monday, the aldermen can accept or reject the recommendation, as well as amend the code.
The meeting will be in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

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Schools closed Monday, Tuesday

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All Lincoln Parish Public Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to teacher development and the Presidential Election. Classes will resume on Wednesday.

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November 2nd

Mercer, Whitman to exchange vows

Gary and Sunni Mercer, of Bethany, Okla., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Danica Mercer, to Matt Whitman, of Choudrant.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ron and Yvette Mercer, of Bethany, and Mr. and Mrs Merle Forman, of Ruby, S.C. She is a 2002 graduate of Putnam City West High School and a 2006 graduate of Belmont University. Danica is employed with Huron Healthcare as a consultant.

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Local museum features furniture created in 1846

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The Lincoln Parish Museum and Historical Society would like to invite area residents and guests to come by and see an unique piece of furniture dating back to 1846. This secretary was made by slave labor, and it belonged to Wooten Richardson. Yes, Wootenwas the man who sold the property that made up the original town site of Ruston to Robert Russ.

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Kiwanis hosting annual pancake fundraiser Friday

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In order to help charitable organizations throughout the community, the Ruston Kiwanis International club will host its 61st pancake fundraiser Friday at the Ruston Civic Center.
After expenses, the club donates 100 percent of the proceeds to community organizations.
From 6:30-9 a.m., the club will be serving pancakes, bacon and sausages and milk and coffee. To go orders, along with those wishing to dine at the Civic Center, are welcome. From 4:30-7 p.m., the club will also serve pancake meals. Morning and evening meals are $7 each.

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