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December 23rd

Children ‘Shop with a Cop’

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Last week, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department teamed up with Walmart to give children a positive view of law enforcement during the holiday season.
Shop with a Cop is a program during which local children receive a chance to shop one-on-one with a uniform cop to buy whatever they chose. The names of local children in need are provided by the Junior Auxiliary of Ruston for the Shop With a Cop program.
“The kids are allowed to shop with money Walmart raises throughout the year and grant money from the sheriff’s department,” Leah Frazier, customer service manager at Walmart, said.

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Students win VFW essay contest

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Two local students received the chance to earn scholarships to go toward their future college expenses recently as they captured first place in an essay contest sponsored by the Parnell-Burt 3615 Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Ruston.
Six area students attended the local December VFW meeting as finalists in the local contest to present their winning essays.
First-place winners of that contest move on to regionals, with state and national competitions next in line.

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Tech faculty member, graduate student included in photo festival

A Louisiana Tech faculty member and a graduate student had their work featured in a New Orleans photography event.
Frank Hamrick, an associate professor of photography, had his work “Keep Moving” selected for inclusion in the closing slideshow presentation at the 2013 PhotoNOLA Photography Festival. Jamie Johnson, who will graduate in the spring, also had her work included in the closing event.

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Asher speaks at Kiwanis meeting

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Pictured above is Jeremy Asher the Minister of Music at Temple Baptist Church who presented a talk, “Christmas Miracles,” to the Ruston Kiwanis Club on Dec. 19.

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Pet of the week

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Submitted photo- This is Heinz. He has this name because it’s really hard to tell what kind of dog he is. 4 Paws think he is about 1 1/2 years old.
Heinz’s adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. Come see all the dogs at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Delta names fall graduates list

Louisiana Delta Community College officials have announced the complete 2013 Fall Graduation. There were 350 students that received degrees.
Lincoln Parish

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Bulldogs dominate Warhawks

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MONROE — After having to practice in the dark in Fant-Ewing Coliseum the night before due to a power outage, Louisiana Tech then shot the lights out on Sunday night versus ULM.
The Bulldogs shot 57.1 percent from the field, led by Alex Hamilton who nearly pulled off the double-double with a team-high 17 points and a career-high nine rebounds to take the dominant 83-61 win over the I-20 neighbor Warhawks.

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Techsters race past Alabama A&M

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PG Walter leads way with 16 points, 10 assists
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According to Louisiana Tech head coach Teresa Weatherspoon, junior point guard Chrisstasia Walter plays at one speed … fast.
Walter and her Lady Techster teammates sped past Alabama A&M Sunday afternoon 81-51 as Tech won its fifth straight game at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Texarkana, Ark., native scored 16 points, dished out 10 assists, recorded seven steals and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Lady Techsters to the 30-point victory.

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Christmas Cheer spread through parish

Many Lincoln Parish residents should probably take a lead provided by the Louisiana Tech University soccer team recently.
With Christmas season upon us, the Lady Techsters recently visited both the Russ House and Princeton Place nursing homes in Ruston to share a little holiday cheer. The team handed out Christmas cards to the elderly and took time to visit with the residents.
It was a wonderful thing to do, and something many of us can learn from.

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After storm, count your blessings

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While many of us will spend much of today cleaning up following Saturday’s storm that left widespread damage across the area, we can’t forget how lucky we are. No lives were lost as a result of the storm. Property can be replaced; people and other loved ones like family pets can’t.
The National Weather Service reported that much of the damage was caused by straight-line winds, although at least one tornado was officially confirmed.
When I woke up Saturday morning I knew we could be in for a stormy day.

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