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November 12th, 2013

Tech unsure of starting QB vs. Rice

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz said Monday that he isn’t sure who will start at quarterback for the Bulldogs Saturday at Rice.
Junior Scotty Young is coming off his first start in nearly two months in place of Ryan Higgins, who has yet to be cleared to play with nagging ankle, knee and shoulder injuries. Young threw for 158 yards and two touchdowns in last weekend’s win over Southern Mississippi.”
When asked who would start against Rice, Holtz said, he didn’t know yet.

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GSU men to play Marquette

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Grambling State’s men’s basketball team returns to action tonight as the Tigers play at 6 p.m. contest at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisc.
The Tigers stand at 0-1 after losing 96-58 at DePaul on Nov. 9.
A’Torri Shine had a game-high 21 points for Grambling State (0-1), which hasn’t won since March 3, 2012, a 75-72 OT win against Alabama A&M.
GSU was sloppy out of the gate, committing 12 turnovers in the first half and making only six of 12 free throws.

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RHS playoff tickets go on sale Wednesday

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First-round football playoff tickets for Ruston High School’s game against Natchitoches Central will go on sale at noon Wednesday.
Season ticket holders can go to the RHS main office and pick up their tickets by 1 p.m. Friday.
All tickets are $8.
Call RHS’s Virginia Rainwater at 255-0807 for more information.
Ruston enters the playoffs as the No. 13 seed in Class 5A while Natchitoches Central is the No. 20 seed.

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Leader’s O.K. Davis featured in book

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Admission is free beginning at 5 p.m. tonight at the new Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum as award-winning New Orleans sportswriter Marty Mule’ is a featured guest during an engaging evening at the world-class facility in historic downtown Natchitoches.

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Packers take RPAR 7-11 Flag Football title

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The Green Bay Packers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 20-19 in overtime last week to win the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s 7-11 year old Flag Football championship at Joe Aillet Stadium. Pictured from left to right are First row: Roman Moore, Nathan Roebuck, Preston Gray, Kaleb Malcolm, Rudy Ford. Second row: Jireh Mayfield, Jadon Mayfield, Dmarco Buckner, Ciaosen Fuller, Brandon “J.R.” Moss, Kameron Sheets. Third rrow: Kenneth Hunter (parent) and Preston Gray (coach).

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Tech, Ruston greats honored

Saturday was a great day for Louisiana Tech University as five of its greats were inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
But it may have been an even better day for the City of Ruston and for Ruston High School, as two 1964 RHS gradates were among that Tech Hall of Fame Induction Class.

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Planting, pruning your landscape

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When it comes to fall lawn care chores, are there some chores that you just can’t stand? I, personally, enjoy working outside. Raking leaves, planting annual color, planting cool-season bulbs that will bloom in the spring, and preparing the lawn for winter can all be added to the task list to be completed during the fall and early winter. But, what about larger tasks such as planting or transplanting trees and shrubs, when should that be done? What about pruning trees and fruit trees?

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Donate to help CCA this holiday season

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During my time at the Ruston Daily Leader, I have written a lot about helping out various nonprofit organizations.
Throughout the year, various organizations host events to raise funds and awareness for a number of different causes. I’ve personally written about the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team, Junior Auxiliary, the Ruston Jaycees, the Emerson Centre, the Boys and Girls Club, Christian Community Action and a number of other local agencies.
So, when the leadership at the Ruston Daily Leader decided to actively help out one of these organizations, I was pretty excited.

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November 11th

Miss Tech 2014: Senior English major crowned

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Meagan Lee, a senior English major from Delhi, was crowned Miss Louisiana Tech 2014 on Thursday night.
Lee, who plans to pursue a master’s in education after she graduates, said she is excited about serving her university.
“I’ve waited so long to have the opportunity to represent the university with the Miss Tech title that I don’t want to waste a second of my year,” Lee said. “Of course, I’ll also begin preparation for Miss Louisiana in June. I’ve competed there three times before.”
Being named Miss Louisiana Tech, Lee said, was an honor.

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Police eye new gear

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The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling met in regular session Thursday night to hear comments about the possibility of new police equipment.
Monica Wolfe, of LaTech Solutions — a company based out of Baton Rouge, and Mark Hutchinson spoke to the aldermen about new equipment the city’s police department could possibly utilize.
Wolfe and Hutchinson explained to the council how this new LiDAR gun worked.

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