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November 26th, 2013

Priest Exhibits at Crescent City Coffee

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is pleased to announce the exhibition of Origins and Approaches, new works by Father Frank Folino.
The opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3.
Folino, who leads Ruston’s St. Thomas Aquinas, will exhibit his spiritually inspired works from Dec. 3 through Feb. 24. Folino’s bold color palette and mastery of deep relief are used in an intricate manner, creating works that are expressionistic and engaging. For Folino, his work is a spiritual journey, paralleled through paint and brushes.

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G-Men in ‘Super Bowl’ mode

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State interim head football coach Dennis “Dirt” Winston didn’t mince words about what the upcoming weekend means to his team during Monday’s weekly press conference.
Instead, he focused on two words — “Super Bowl.”
In fact, he focused on it so much he called Saturday’s Bayou Classic Grambling’s “Super Bowl” nine times.

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Holtz: Still a lot for Tech to play for

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Dreams of a postseason bowl berth are gone, and Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz admits that’s a frustrating feeling.
But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t believe his Bulldogs have much to play for in their season finale Saturday at the University of Texas-San Antonio.

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Lady Techsters remain winless with loss to ASU

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Freshman JaQuan Jackson came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points and Whitney Frazier added 15 points but Arkansas State shot 53 percent from the field and dominated the boards en route to a 91-68 win over the Lady Techsters Monday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Red Wolves (4-1) received a career-high 26 points from Hanna Qedan and 23 points from Aundrea Gamble. A-State used an early 13-0 run to open up an 18-point lead midway through the first half and coast to the victory.

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Bulldogs go long range to beat UNC-Greensboro

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ESTERO, Fla. — The weather wasn’t the only hot thing in southwest Florida Monday afternoon.
So was Louisiana Tech’s 3-point shooting was as the Bulldogs drained 14 treys en route to a 99-62 opening round win over the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in the Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena.
Seven different Bulldogs hit shots from behind the 3-point arc, including sophomore guard Alex Hamilton, who knocked down three of them en route to a career-high 26 points.
With the victory, Tech (3-1) advanced to face Illinois-Chicago at 5 p.m. today.

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Thanksgiving brings excitement

If it’s Thanksgiving week, then it must mean it’s time for one of college football’s biggest rivalries and most exciting weekends.
It’s the annual “Bayou Classic,” set for another edition on Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.
Mention this time of the year to followers of the Grambling State University Tigers and Southern University Jaguars and they know very well what is at stake whenever their teams meet on the Louisiana Superdome turf.
More than the final regular season contest for both schools, it is a time when the unofficial bragging rights for the state are determined.

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History of Thanksgiving dinner

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What many regard as the nation’s first Thanksgiving took place in1621 as the religious separatist Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. The day did not become a national holiday until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving.

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Taking time this week to be thankful

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There are certain things that people don’t tell you about growing up. Some of them you just have to figure out for yourself, and some are just things you wouldn’t believe anyway if someone tried to tell you.
This time of year, when the newspaper business — one of those that never sleeps — keeps me away from my family more than I’d like, I realize how precious those week-long (or two at Christmas) breaks from school were.

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LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 6:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish School Board, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana. Members present were Ms. Debbie Abrahm, Mr. Otha Anders, Mr. Michael Barmore, Ms. Lisa Best, Mr. Danny Hancock, Ms. Mattie Harrison, Ms. Lynda Henderson, Mr. Trott Hunt, Mr. Eddie Jones, Mr. George Mack, Jr., and Mr. Joe Mitcham.
Mr. Curtis Dowling was absent.

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KEYPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC

KEYPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC is proposing to install a lattice telecommunications tower off of North Chautauqua Road in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana 71270 at latitude 32° 33' 21.6” north and longitude 92° 38' 38.0” west. The height of the tower will be 79.2 meters above ground level (161.4 meters above mean sea level). The tower is anticipated to have steady red lights, FAA Style E (L-864/L-865-/L-810). Specific information regarding the project is available by calling Henry Fisher during normal business hours at (205) 629-3868.

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