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November 22nd, 2014

Tech overtaken in overtime

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Loss to ODU sets up battle vs. Rice for C-USA Championship berth
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NORFOLK, Va. — Kenneth Dixon ran for 106 yards and a touchdown and eclipsed the 3,000 yard rushing mark in his career, but the celebrations were muted in a 30-27 overtime loss at Old Dominion’s Foreman Field on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech (7-4, 6-1 C-USA) dropped its first league game of the season as it struggled to contain Old Dominion’s Taylor Heinicke in the second half and overtime as the Bulldogs could not hold on to a 24-14 halftime lead.

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Teaming up against ALS

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As a Louisiana Tech offensive lineman in the 1970s, Ken Serpas learned the meaning and benefits of teamwork.
His son Dustin learned all about teamwork years later as center for the Ruston High School football team, snapping the ball to Ben Alsup.
And now Alsup will be helping to provide some teamwork next weekend as he conducts a baseball clinic benefiting Ken Serpas on Saturday at the Ruston High School baseball field.

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Lady Techsters topped at Louisiana-Lafayette

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Louisiana-Lafayette built an 18-point first-half lead and then held off a furious Louisiana Tech rally as the Ragin’ Cajuns defeated the Lady Techsters 58-55 before 487 fans at Earl K. Long Gym Saturday afternoon.
Tech fought all the way back from the deficit and tied the game with 3:15 to play on a 3-pointer by Chrisstasia Walter. However, a couple of costly turnovers down the stretch cost Tech as the Ragin’ Cajuns pulled off their first win in program history over Tech.

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McGehee downs 10-point in Union Parish

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When Downsville’s Doug McGehee, age 62, purchased a 100-acre tract a mile from his Union Parish home, his plan was to convert the property into a place he could eventually sit in a deer stand with his seven grandchildren.
“I built a stand a full 6 by 6 feet to have room for me and a grandchild or two,” McGehee said.
On Nov. 15, with the temperature hovering in the mid-20s, McGehee was hunting the commodious box stand alone when he put the pop on a big 10-point buck rough scoring 142 inches.

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Share ‘bounty’ with loved ones

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It’s almost Thanksgiving, a holiday that once celebrated the harvest season. Although many of us today may not be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather on Thanksgiving with our loved ones to share whatever “bounty” we may have. But this practice doesn’t have to begin and end with food. Why not incorporate the spirit of sharing into your overall financial strategy?
Here are a few suggestions for doing just that:

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Fortify your bond holdings in three steps

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Bond market volatility is back. No, that’s not an oxymoron. But it is an understandable source of apprehension, and one that could tempt you to respond to short-term movements. Instead, focus on ways to prepare the fixed income portion of your portfolio to withstand more ups and downs while supporting your long-term strategy.

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Do I need disability income insurance if I just have a desk job?

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Question: Do you think I need disability insurance? My work is mostly desk work and I’ve always thought if I have my mind, I can do my work. Also, since I am employed, wouldn’t workers’ compensation take care of my basic needs if something happened to me?
Answer: Yes. No. No.
If you work and are not yet independently wealthy, you need disability insurance to protect you against disaster and financial ruin. Other than that, no big deal. So, yes to the first question.
I’ve heard the “all I need is my mind” line for years. It is always said by someone who has never been sick or hurt.

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Walker must step down from multiple seats

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will soon open a seat to appointment now that current juror Ronnie Walker has been elected mayor of Ruston.
Due to potential conflicts of interests, Walker will not only step down as juror, but also from several memberships of other boards including the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, the Lincoln Parish Library Board, and the Geographic Information Systems Commission.

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Driver transported

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At approximately 5 p.m. Friday the Ruston Fire Department responded to an overturned vehicle on Louisiana Highway 33. According to reports the driver of the vehicle attempted to pass a vehicle, almost hitting an SUV when the driver of the wrecked vehicle turned too sharply to avoid an accident. This reportedly caused the car to overturn, flipping several times before coming to a stop. The driver was transported by RFD-EMS to Northern Louisiana Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash.

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Water fuels oil exploration

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Public officials are still hopeful that efforts by Southwestern Energy and other oil companies will find the next mother lode in Union Parish.

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