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Archive - Dec 27, 2007

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Bulldogs earn preseason votes

Arizona, which had a 42-17 mark last year, is ranked No. 1.
Louisiana State University — they were 29-26-1 in ’07 — is listed at No. 30 and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (45-17 last year) has a ranking of No. 32.
Other state schools who are included on the list of honorable mention vote-getters are Southeastern Louisiana and Tulane.
The Ruston Bulldogs of head coach Wade Simoneaux will return their top two pitchers and three of their leading hitters from the 2007 edition which went 14-10 in the well balanced WAC.

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Post-holiday cleaning can benefit needy

Lincoln Parish has several organizations that will gladly accept donations of all sorts of things, from bedding and clothes to toys and cell phones.
The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team collects twin-size sheets and blankets for the beds at its shelter, and it also recycles old cell phones for people who need them for emergencies.
Both the Salvation Army and Goodwill accept donations that they sell, with profits benefiting their worthy causes.

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Area ministry praised

Throughout the meeting last week, speakers brought to light the work of the ministry, which provides spiritual guidance, vocational training and a routine for those who need to get clean and back on their feet.
One member of the New Living Word church described his continued drug usage following paid stays in rehabilitation facilities and how his experience in the church changed his life for the better. He pointed out how the restoration ministry offered resources to those who could not otherwise afford help.

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Wanted: Tree Troopers

Participants will meet from 6-8 p.m. each Thursday evening at Lomax Hall on Tech’s South campus to learn about everything from picking the right location to plant a tree to proper pruning.
Other topics could include tree identification, differences between forest and urban soils and insects and disease identification and prevention.
Claire Moxley, city forester, said the volunteer program is open to anyone.

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