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November 21st, 2017

Dunkin’ Dogs to begin Cancun Challenge

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CANCUN, Mexico — After taking care of business at home in the first three games of the season, Louisiana Tech hits the road for the first time as they participate in the 10th annual Cancun Challenge in Mexico starting at 5 p.m. today versus George Mason.
The game will be nationally-televised on the CBS Sports Network with Thad Anderson and Pete Gillen calling the action.
Fans can also listen to the “Voice of the Bulldogs” Dave Nitz call the game on the LA Tech Sports Network on KXKZ 107.5 FM (Ruston and KTKC 92.9 FM (Springhill) as well as on the Louisiana Tech X mobile app.

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Laird credits Childress, father for success

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Former Ruston High head coach assuming same role at NSU
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While he won’t be officially announced as head coach for the Northwestern State football team until next week, Brad Laird is already at work preparing for the 2018 Demons’ season, including recruiting and building his coaching staff.

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Gardening during the winter and fall months

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This is the time of the year that your garden will produce a variety of vegetables. Even though we have some cooler weather, there is still enough sunshine during the days to have a vegetable garden. An advantage of gardening in the fall and winter is that insects and diseases are not a problem.
Some cole crops, cool season crops, include cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and collards. It may be too late in the year to plant cauliflower and broccoli, since these plants can be affected by hard freezes, unlike cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and collards.

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GSU lecture series scores again

It’s always good to see a high-profile graduate give back to their university.
And it’s for that reason The Ruston Daily Leader commends former NFL and Grambling State cornerback Everson Walls.
He was at GSU last week, where he spoke during the second annual Eddie G. Robinson Leadership Lecture Series.
The lecture series is designed to exemplify and help GSU students understand the characteristics of what an effective leader— as the legendary Robinson was — should be like.
This year’s convocation theme was “The Legacy Continues: Achieving Success beyond the Football Field.”

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November 20th

Animal rescue director arrested

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The director of a Ruston animal rescue agency is free on bond after being arrested Saturday following an incident involving her former daughter in law.
Suellyn Martin, 69, of 908 Pea Ridge Road, was charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple battery. Martin is the director of and one of the founders of 4 Paws Rescue.
According to the arrest report, Martin forced her way into her ex-daughter-in-law’s residence, and after exchanging words with her, slapped her once and attempted to do so again.

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Local students participate in fall art workshop

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More than 70 Lincoln Parish school district fifth- through seventh- grade students recently participated in the 10th annual two-day art workshop.
The student art pieces will be kept and prepared for the school district’s annual Art Without Walls show in May on Louisiana Tech University’s campus.
Three local artists, Frank Kelley Jr., Shelly Nealy and Vitus Shell, taught the student three different types of art experiences, Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol said.

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DART thankful for ‘outpouring of kindness’

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As the week of Thanksgiving arrives, my heart is set upon one small request recently made by DART, and the outpouring of kindness and generosity from our community in response to that need.
Sometimes it may seem that our focus lies with the emergency shelter which DART operates, where families who are in danger can come to escape an abusive family member.

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In search of Bonnie and Clyde landmarks, history

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Have you ever tried to find the spot in Bienville Parish where Bonnie & Clyde were ambushed? Try finding it, I dare you. It ain’t easy. It took me a few tries to locate the small monument. I was beginning to think somebody had stolen it or something.

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FCA future looks bright

For 50 years, the North Central Louisiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes has provided something no other organization has ever provided before — a place for student athletes and their coaches to come together and speak about the word of Jesus Christ.
Former Louisiana Tech University athletics director Jim Oakes said the local chapter of the organization began with the help former Ruston High School basketball coach Dickie Richards, who helped establish the first “huddle” at RHS in 1967.

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Buddy's Blog

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Astros, Cubs defy odds as world champions
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Moose can sing, goldfish can fly and there’s hope for the ugliest boy and girl in class.
Next thing we know, the Cleveland Browns will be hosting time management classes.
Yes, after the past two World Series, anything is possible.
Did you ever, in your most extreme day dreaming, figure on the back-to-back world champions for MLB to be two franchises batting-cage deep in historical mediocrity?
Come on, man.
You don’t mean ... ?
Yes, I do.
Two years ago, it was the Chicago Cubs, who had been title-flag starved since 1908.

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