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October 19th, 2013

Tech volleyball dropped in straight sets

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Louisiana Tech (7-14, 1-5 Conference USA) fell to Middle Tennessee (12-7, 4-2 C-USA) 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-21) as the Blue Raiders overpowered the Lady Techsters offensively Friday night in Memorial Gym.
The defeat marked the third consecutive loss for Louisiana Tech, while Middle Tennessee has now won two straight matches in league play.

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Tech soccer claims 3-0 shutout win over UTEP

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In a battle of west division foes, Louisiana Tech rose to the occasion in a 3-0 shutout win over UTEP on Friday night at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
Tech (8-7-1, 3-3 Conferecne USA) made the most of its five shots on goal, netting three from three different players to give the Lady Techsters their third victory in the last four matches.

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Tech cross country places 12th in Crimson Classic

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Paul Sakit recorded a top-30 finish as the Louisiana Tech men’s cross country team finished 12th at the Crimson Classic Friday afternoon at Harry Pritchett Course in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The Crimson Classic featured 23 teams and 187 runners from across the country. Louisiana Tech finished ahead of all other Louisiana foes, including LSU, Louisiana-Monroe, Tulane and Loyola.
“I thought our guys competed hard out there this afternoon,” head coach Gary Stanley said. “It is always fun to go out there and compete and beat your in-state rivals.”

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‘Old Codgers’ still winning bass tournaments

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Do you consider guys in their mid-50s and mid-60s “old codgers”? I don’t since I’ve reached that plateau, and then some.
However, Ruston team bass anglers, Martin Elshout (he’s 63) and Mark Price (a spry 54) are now considered to have attained that status by younger competitors on the team fishing circuit.
Elshout recalled an incident that pegged them in the senior citizen category.

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Hotard bags button buck, doe

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Lacey Hotard, 14, from Choudrant, was hunting with her mom, Marian Hotard, when she bagged a button buck on her very first hunt. The following day while hunting with her dad, A.J. Hotard, she downed a big doe.

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Taylor takes down eight-pointer

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Six-year-old Garrett Taylor was hunting with his dad, Dustin Taylor, when he downed a eight-point buck that weighed 186 pounds.

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Wells shoots seven-pointer

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Nine-year-old Declan Wells, Choudrant Elementary third grader, was sitting in a deer stand with his dad, Billy Wells on October 13 when he downed this 192 pound, seven-point buck with his .410. The day before, Declan shot a big doe.

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Fifth graders attend WaterFest

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Earlier this month fifth grade students from Lincoln, Union and Bienville Parish schools spent the day at Lincoln Parish Park learning about water conservation, where water comes from and the importance of the Sparta Aquifer.
Lindsay Gouedy, education coordinator for the Louisiana Sparta Groundwater Commission, said the fifth graders learned about quantifying water, water pollution, water conservation and much more.

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Debt ceiling raised, continue your strategy

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As many had expected, Congress reached a last-minute agreement to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown. We think that’s good news for investors, and stocks rose repeatedly in response to signs of progress toward an agreement.
Remember, however, the debates over federal government spending aren’t resolved. Congress will have to raise the debt ceiling again by Feb. 7, 2014, and agree on a 2014 budget. This wasn’t the first time politics has contributed to market uncertainty, and it probably won’t be the last. To prepare, here are some recommendations:

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Our country of debt – our problem and our opportunity

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Question: Debt is such a big problem in this country. The government keeps borrowing more money. It seems like people are losing their houses and going bankrupt more than ever before. Has anyone ever thought about making debt illegal, or at least cutting back on how much someone can get?
Answer: Be careful what you wish for.
There is already a mechanism in place to control the amount of debt any one person has. I’ll explain that later.

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