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December 6th

Mr. O.D. Prather

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Memorial services for Mr. O.D. Prather, age 84 of Dubach, LA will be held at 2:30 PM at the First Baptist Church, Dubach, LA on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1:30 till services time at the Church. On November 30, 2013, Mr. O.D. Prather went to be with The Lord. He was born April 3, 1929 in Eunice, LA. O.D. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prather. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Clyde, Lewis, Lodis Prather and one sister Lula Mae Miller. O.D.

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Jacqueline Duncan

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Funeral services for Jacqueline Duncan, age 58, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Zion Traveler Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Services are under the direction of Our Christian Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be Friday, December 6, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Our Christian Funeral Home. Jackie will be missed greatly and her memory cherished by family and friends. Jacqueline was born July 18, 1955 and went home to the Lord on December 2, 2013. Jacqueline is preceded in death by her mother Jessie Mae White and brother, Thelman Ashley, Jr.

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December 5th

Choudrant approves application for grant

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At Choudrant’s regular monthly meeting, the board of aldermen voted to approve a grant application for communication equipment and to amend an ordinance.
Mayor Bill Sanderson said every year, the village applies for certain grants.
“We have several small grants that are available,” he said. “We usually have a resolution before applying for the grants. That resolution simply states that (the board) is approving this grant application.”
Sanderson said the grant for which they are applying is through a Louisiana-based grant system.

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Biking for the kids

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Kickstands to go up Dec. 14
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Area bikers will rev their engines for a good cause on Dec. 14 when the second annual Ruston Toy Run takes off.
Registration for the event, sponsored by the North Central American Bikers Aimed Toward Education of Louisiana, will begin at 10 a.m., and kickstands will go up at 11:30 a.m. at Lowe’s of Ruston’s Garden Center.
The cost per rider is $10 and either a new toy or four canned goods.

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RHS turf could be finished by end of January

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If everything goes as planned, residents could see construction projects stemming from the Nov. 16 Ruston District No. 1 bond election as early as January.
Pending Lincoln Parish School Board approval of Architect Mike Walpole’s plan at the Jan. 7 meeting, Walpole said he has proposed that the board start with laying the artificial turf at Ruston High School.
“We propose getting the turf and lights in before next football season,” Walpole said. “We can get that done before the end of January. It will move pretty fast.”

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Reynolds Drive to receive upgrade

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Work could begin within the next several weeks on a project that will ultimately lead to upgrading the intersection of Reynolds Drive and Goodwin Road in north Ruston.
The city’s board of aldermen on Monday approved a resolution authorizing the $38,750 contract for the first phase of the work that includes removing parking places in front of Argent Financial Group.
The initial work will also include adding a driveway apron and sidewalk. The first phase is expected to take 30 days to complete, Richard Aillet, Ruston’s director of engineering services, said.

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Ragin’ Cajuns hold off Bulldogs

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Louisiana-Lafayette leads all the way as Tech’s offensive effort falls flat
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A slow start and sluggish defense was too much for the Bulldogs to overcome as Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana Tech squared off Wednesday night before a crowd of 4,085 in the Thomas Assembly Center.
While Tech struggled out of the gates, the Ragin’ Cajuns started strong as ULL marched on to an 89-80 win, leaving both teams at 6-2 on the season.
The loss was Tech’s first loss in the TAC since Jan. 28, 2012, a streak that went 19 games.

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Creek defense powering Cougars’s postseason surge

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The Cedar Creek Cougars have relied on a heavy dose of offense to roll to a 9-3 record and semifinals berth in the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Division IV playoffs.
But that doesn’t mean the Cougars can’t play defense.
In fact, since Nov. 1 Cedar Creek’s defense has dominated opponents with their Cougars outscoring their foes by a combined score of 157-23. That averages out to an average of 39.25 – 5.75 during the Cougars’ four-game run to their semifinal showdown at No. 1 Vermilion Catholic, set for a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday in Abbeville.

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Techsters’ comeback try falls short in loss at Ole Miss

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OXFORD, Miss. —Whitney Frazier scored 24 points and JaQuan Jackson added 18 points, but Louisiana Tech fell 79-68 at Ole Miss Wednesday afternoon before 4,491 fans at Tad Smith Coliseum.
After Tech (1-6) dug itself a 22-point deficit at 47-25 early in the second half, the Lady Techsters caught fire offensively led by Frazier and Jackson. After shooting only 22 percent (6-27) from the field in the first half, Tech connected on 49 percent (17-35) of its field goals in the final stanza.

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Preschoolers give thanks, learn about healthy habits

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Thanskgiving feast
Children at Temple Baptist WEEkday enjoyed Thanksgiving feasts with their parents on Nov. 21.
Field trips, fire safety
Temple WEEkday, Pre-K 3 and 4, and K-Connection classes had a busy October.
They have enjoyed a visit from the Ruston Fire Department and learned about preventing fires.
Also, Pre-K 4 and K-Connection classes traveled to Monroe for Imagination Movers and also to Papa Simpson’s Farm.
Healthy puppet show
The Junior Auxilary of Ruston visited and performed a puppet show about eating healthy foods.

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