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November 28th

CLUB NEWS

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The spooky winds of October blew the Caney Lake Good Sammers over to the Antique Capital R.V. Park in Gladewater, Texas, Oct. 26-29. Hosts Mary and James Dugdale and Vickie and Fred Benefield greeted them.
Thursday morning the games and conversation began. All were glad to be inside away from the chill. The crockpots of broccoli/cheese, ranch stew and lasagna soups for lunch helped stave off the cold. Desserts of all sort were served.

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Pet of the Week

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Ash is a young male terrier mix who is looking for his forever home. Ash enjoys playing tug-of-war, belly scratches and snuggling. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Ash and his littermates.

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Help the parish fight addiction

Lincoln Parish appears to have a drug problem.
Local law enforcement agents have been proactive, joining together to form the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team.
In recent years, LPNET has apprehended many suspected drug users and dealers. Just in the last few weeks, several individuals have been arrested on drug-related charges.

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Thanksgiving holiday overlooked?

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This past week I went to a coffeehouse to get a Thanksgiving blend coffee, always looking forward to nurturing my coffee addiction with the latest holiday blend offering. The Thanksgiving blend was nowhere to be found though. Three days before Thanksgiving, you would think that the shop would still be decked out in pumpkins and cornucopias, but this was not the case at all. The business already carried forth with their Christmas blend.

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Husband as 'manchild' to wives

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Devon Corneal is an attorney and a writer. Her essay, “Can You Hear Me Now? Why Parents Can’t Get Kids to Listen,” was published online by The Huffington Post (Nov. 3, 2011). In it, Ms. Corneal carps about her children not listening to her. She identifies the three children in question as “a son, a stepson, and the manchild I married.” She refers to them as “boys.”

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RHS season still a success

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Despite quarterfinal loss, ’Cats were model for resiliency
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In the final minutes after a 26-0 season-eliminating loss to Mandeville High on Friday night, disappointment and heartache enveloped Ruston High’s football team.
The Bearcats had come so far, only to miss out on an opportunity to host a Class 5A Louisiana High School Athletic Association semifinal contest at James Stadium later this week.
No matter. The 2011 season was still a big success for the ’Cats, who became a model for resiliency.

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’Dogs earn votes in national poll

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Louisiana Tech University’s football team added some more footnotes to its impressive 2011 resume on Sunday.
In the weekly USA Today/American Football Coaches Association national poll voted on by a panel of coaches, the Bulldogs was one of 35 teams to receive votes.
It marks the first time since week No. 13 of the 1999 campaign that a Tech team had earned votes in a national poll; in that year, the Bulldogs ranked No. 15 after a 58-17 win over the University of Louisiana-Monroe to reach a 7-3 mark on the year.

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Bulldogs’ hoopsters lose

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LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball (2-3) team dropped the last game of the Jim Thorpe Classic to host-school Wyoming (6-1) 73-58 Sunday night at Arena-Auditorium, as sophomore guard Cordarius Johnson scored 16 points, 12 of them in the second half.
After the Bulldogs tied the game at 6-6 at the 16:27 mark of the first half on a three-pointer by sophomore Kenyon McNeail, the Cowboys went on a 12-2 run over the next 6:10 to take an 18-8 advantage. The run was ended on a three-point play from senior guard Trevor Gaskins.

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Dorothy Moseley Perkins

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Mrs. Dorothy Moseley Perkins, of Ruston, La., went to be with Jesus on the 25th day of November, 2011. She was the widow of Marion Perkins.

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Miriam Eugenia (Bobbie) Bennett

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Miriam Eugenia (Bobbie) Bennett died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, November 26, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Bennett was born to the union of Reason Waymond and Henrietta Burnside Rhodes on October 27, 1928, in El Dorado, Arkansas, and was a resident of Spearsville, Louisiana for most of her life.

A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, she worked as a secretary at Lion Oil and Murphy Oil Corporations in El Dorado for many years. On January 6, 1948, she married Ralph Bennett, a union which lasted until he passed away in 2004.

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