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Guice interviews Tuesday

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Les Guice is scheduled to be interviewed by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Baton Rouge for the position of Louisiana Tech University president.
After selecting Guice and another semi-finalist out of nine applicants, a search committee conducted interviews, and Guice, who currently serves as Tech’s executive vice president and vice president for research and development, was selected as the sole finalist for the position.
ULS Board of Supervisors Chair Wayne Parker said the board might make a decision on Tuesday.

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DART launches Angel gift project

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On a recent afternoon, Morgan Conrad stood inside Rodéo Boutique decorating a white tree.
The act was not merely to enhance the atmosphere at the shop in which she works, but also to provide customers and others who enter the store with an opportunity to make a child’s Christmas wish come true.

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Choudrant achievement

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Choudrant High School continues to stack up the accolades, bringing positive attention to the community.
On top of the 19-point growth in School Performance Score announced by the state earlier this year, Choudrant has now been listed among the 2012 National Center for Education Achievement Higher Performing Schools for the state of Louisiana.

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DRABO presents arts and crafts fest

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DUBACH — On Saturday, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Dubach as the town held its annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival and Parade.
The Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization organized the event, and Gina Stokes, events coordinator for DRABO, said the event was a good one.
“I think today was great as far as participation with the vendors,” Stokes said. “I was disappointed we didn’t have more people here for the parade and to see Santa.”
The event included numerous vendors selling a variety of items.

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Pet of the Week

Bernie is around 4 months old. Bernie is white with black markings, he is up-to-date on shots and ready for his forever home. His adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information or visit www.4pawsrescue.com. Residents can see all the dogs at the new 4 Paws Rescue office at 290 Rodeo Road in Ruston, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or call for an appointment.

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Rutledge to share Korean conflict diaries

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Retired United States Army SFC William Rutledge will present the Combat Diaries of the 96th Field Artillery Battalion in Korea at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Rutledge was stationed in Korea with the 96th Field Artillery Battalion. While in Korea he kept a combat journal and took numerous photos.
Rutledge will share his photos and excerpts from the journal, detailing his experiences in the Korean conflict, during the December Historical Happenings program.

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Library to host gift wrapping workshop

With mounds of presents to decorate, holiday shoppers can get tips for wrapping a gift at the Lincoln Parish Library’s December workshop, “All Wrapped Up” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln Community Room of the library.
Workshop instructor Jeremy Bolom will teach participants the professional way to wrap a box.
Bolom will also teach how to make and tie bows, how to wrap irregular objects and how to decorate and spice up plain wrapping paper.
Participants will learn ways to use special decorations and natural items and how to wrap uniquely shaped objects.

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It’s true: No bowl for Tech

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Are you sitting down, Louisiana Tech University football fan?
You might prefer to read this story in that manner.
Despite having a 9-3 record, making a dent in the national Top 25 polls and BCS Standings during the latter part of the season and leading the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision in scoring offense and total offense, the Bulldogs will be sitting at home during the postseason.
Yes, it’s true, even with all of those glittering credentials.
When the 2012 bowl lineup was completed on Sunday, the name of Louisiana Tech University was nowhere to be found.

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There’s no joy in Tech Nation

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There was no joy in Tech Nation on Sunday.
And why would there be after Bulldogs’ fans learned that a season of so many positives had ended with a major thud?
The team that started out the season with hopes of winning a second consecutive Western Athletic Conference title, breaking the 10-win regular season barrier, being a BCS buster and earning back-to-back bowl berths was left without a postseason phone call.
And the voices of discontent, disappointment and even anger quickly disseminated through the heart of Bulldogs’ country.

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I.A. Lewis boys improve hoops’ record to 10-3

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I.A. Lewis of Ruston is continuing its super start to the 2012-13 boys’ basketball season.
With two recent victories, the team improved its record to 10-3 entering this week’s action.
I.A. Lewis was a 36-17 winner over Ruston’s A.E. Phillips and 35-33 triumph against Shreveport St. Mark’s before losing to Shreveport Evangel Christian 53-41.
In the victory over Phillips, the I.A. Lewis squad got a 16-point performance out of center Romorien Parker.
Topping the list of scorers for I.A. Lewis in the win against St. Mark’s was Jamar Kimble with 12 points.

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