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November 30th, 2016

Dunkin’ Dogs head west to face Cal tonight

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BERKELY, Caif. — After recently spending 12 seasons as a member of the Western Athletic Conference, Louisiana Tech is no stranger to playing on the West Coast.
The Bulldogs will make the long flight once again to take on the California Bears at 8 p.m. today inside Haas Pavilion.
The matchup will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network and online via Pac-12.com/live and the Pac-12 Now app with Roxy Bernstein and Mike Montgomery calling the action.

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GSU women fall at Nicholls St.

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GRAMBLING — Nicholls State held off a late Grambling State comeback attempt as the Lady Colonels defeated GSU 71-60 Tuesday night at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The Colonels (3-4 overall) shot 45 percent from the field compared to 50 percent by Grambling (1-6), but the defense continued to force turnovers. Nicholls entered the game ranked fifth in the NCAA in turnovers forced per game at 25.8, and the defense recorded 13 steals off of 25 turnovers.
Senior guard Emani White helped NSU pick up first first road win of the season with her team-best 21 points.

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Lady Techsters ground Warhawks, 73-53

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MONROE — Sophomore Jasmine LeBlanc scored 20 points and Louisiana Tech recorded its most complete game of the season in defeating Louisiana-Monroe 73-53 before 503 fans at Fant-Ewing Coliseum Tuesday night.
Tech (3-2) overcame a sluggish start and some early foul trouble in the win, using a strong second and third quarter to build a 23-point lead and coast to the win. Tech is now 45-9 all-time against ULM, including an 18-7 mark in games played in Monroe.

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November 29th

Anita K. Young

Anita K. Young, age 73, of Ruston, LA
passed away Monday, November 28, 2016
in Shreveport, LA. Arrangements are incomplete
under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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Barbara Ann Hedrick

Barbara Ann Hedrick, born in Natchitoches Parish on April 8, 1941, passed away after a brief illness on November 24, 2016, at the age of 75 at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. “Nana” was the Mother of John Poindexter and Kelly of Lafayette, Louisiana; Wayne Poindexter and Nicole of Fulshear, Texas; Teri Poindexter of San Antonio, Texas; and Tracy Poindexter of Houston, Texas. Nana enjoyed 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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Dr. Joseph Willis Strother

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Dr. Joseph Willis Strother, 82, of Clayton, Georgia, died November 25, 2016. He was born December 14, 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana, son of Southern Baptist Missionaries, Dr. Greene W. and Mrs. Martha Krause Strother. From 1934-1940 and 1947-1949, he lived with his family in Anhui, Henan and Jiangsu provinces of China. He received a B. A. degree from Louisiana College in 1955. On June 1, 1955, he was married to Earlene Richards in St. Landry, Louisiana.

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Choudrant hosts annual Christmas in the Village

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Christmas is in the air in Lincoln Parish, and Choudrant is no exception.
The Village of Choudrant will present Christmas in the Village from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Choudrant Park.
Celeste Butler, village clerk, said there is usually a large crowd for the event.
“We usually have several hundred residents out for this,” she said.
“The kids love the bounce house and crafts, the ladies like the vendors and the men seem to enjoy hanging out by the bonfire and visiting with each other.”
While everyone also enjoys the chili, Butler said, Santa is the main attraction.

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DRABO craft show set for holiday shopping

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Community members looking for unique last- minute gifts for the holiday season can look no further than the Dubach Christmas Craft Show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Scott Hamilton Warehouse.
More than 25 vendors, 10 of which that will be outside of the warehouse weather permitting, will be on hand selling items coming from as far way as India, said Gina Stokes, Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization event coordinator.

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Grambling Christmas parade to roll Dec. 10

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Grambling residents will receive gifts, treats and a chance to visit with Santa Claus during the annual Grambling Christmas parade Dec. 10 in Grambling.
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at New Rocky Valley Church moving east on Martin Luther King Avenue at the Christian Center; move through the business area and Grambling State University; take a left at the Catholic Center and finish at the Grambling Fire Station at 562 Stadium Dr., said Nelda Baisy, Grambling Joy Fund Committee Chairperson.

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Christmas countdown: City to turn on lights

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Ruston celebration begins Thursday

The countdown is underway. At precisely 6 p.m. Thursday, downtown Ruston will light up for Christmas.
That’s when Mayor Ronny Walker and several special guests will flip an 8-foot-tall switch that will turn on hundreds of white LED lights along Park Avenue, in Railroad Park and the central business district.

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