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Tech duo making ground on foes

Going into Saturday’s Western Athletic Conference game at the University of Idaho, that tandem has combined for 1,123 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground.
Jackson, last year’s No. 1 rusher for the ‘Dogs, has carried 131 times for 600 yards and seven scores and Porter has contributed 523 yards and five touchdowns on 76 carries.
Those numbers give the Bulldogs two of the top ranked ground gainers in the conference, Jackson currently being No. 5 and Porter trailing right behind at No. 6.

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Leaders should have gone to see Sparta fix

Elected officials from north Louisiana should have attended last week’s meeting and tour.
Elected officials from Arkansas, a representative of the United States Geological Survey and representatives from U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s office attended the event, as well as members of the Louisiana Sparta Groundwater Commission and the D’Arbonne Lake Commission.

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Thanks for listening, Dr. B

We went to the Boersma Clinic — it was right up the street from the roost and seemed inviting.
Boersma, a slight man with a bright face, shambled into the examination room with the white coat and stethoscope within minutes of our arrival, which I noted happily.
The interview, which is what it was from that point, went well enough, but I found myself doing all the talking.
You may identify with this: Talking about depression is about the worst possible thing you can think of when you’re depressed. You’d rather just limp along quietly and hope nobody notices you.

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Study shows LA 4’s success

Additionally, the study revealed students who participated in LA 4 in 2004-05 who were eligible for free or reduced lunch, and thus considered “at risk,” showed a 35 percent reduction in special education placement in first grade. This finding is similar to an earlier LA 4 study.

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October 30th

Bulldogs build road confidence

“Now, we just need to go out and do it again.”
Prior to the Saturday afternoon victory, Tech had lost four straight WAC contests on the road, the last victory under such circumstances having been 40-28 at Fresno State in the final game of the 2005 campaign.
The ‘Dogs will have the opportunity to make it two straight league road wins this weekend when they return to the west and take on the University of Idaho in Moscow.

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Be generous with MDA 'prisoners'

The annual MDA Lock-Up Project manages to land our friends and neighbors behind bars — the one place we’d never expect to find them. These good-natured, big-hearted people are willing to endure life in the “slammer” for a few hours as they help children across the nation suffering from neuromuscular diseases.

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Dad-daughter team inspires

It happens to be a true story.
Harrel and Anna Beth Lamkin are the father-daughter duo that built a car, participated in Hot Rod’s Power Tour and garnered national recognition.
In 2005, Harrel found a 1976 Pacer X abandoned in a backyard.
“The Pacer X was originally going to be a daily driver, beat-around car, but it snowballed with plans to make it one-of-a-kind,” Anna Beth said.

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Landmark on verge of collapse?

“What we have is one corner where there was some significant sagging in the floors, which caused the walls to move,” Alfred said.
That buckling has been completely shored up, Alfred said, but the fixes are temporary.
They will be tended to until capital outlay money for a project to renovate the inside of the building is in hand, he said.
“There’s no imminent danger of collapse,” Alfred said. “All of the sagging has been arrested, there is no more continuous sagging.”

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October 29th

RHS waits, Creek eyes 10-0 mark

While Laird and his team wait, Cedar Creek High goes one more time in the regular season.
The Cougars (9-0, 4-0), coming off a wild finishing 21-6 District 2-1A title clinching triumph against Monroe Ouachita Christian last weekend, will bring down the curtain on Friday with a 7 p.m. league and Lincoln Parish battle against Grambling High at Robinson Stadium.
Cedar Creek will be a heavy favorite against the Kittens, who are still seeking their initial win of the season after losing 48-0 to nearby rival Arcadia in a district contest this past weekend.

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Expand your family by adopting a pet

Adopting a shelter pet can be one of the most rewarding things you can do. Giving a warm and loving home to an animal in need not only improves the dog’s (or cat’s) quality of life, it will bring joy to your life as well.
One of Ruston’s animal rescue organizations, 4 Paws Rescue Inc., marks its anniversary this week with a celebration and pet adoption event.
If you’ve been considering adding a pet to your family, we encourage you to turn to 4 Paws, the Humane Society or any other area shelters to find your new dog or cat.

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