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November 26th, 2014

Caney Lake Sams Club News

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Bright, cool, sunshiny October weather brought the Caney Lake Good Sammers to the Lock and Dam No. 3 in Colfax, Oct. 22-25. Hosts Nellie and Emory Ambrose and Mary and James Dugdale invited the campers to come to the clubhouse for the Wednesday night Brown Bag Supper.
Thursday morning thick rolling clouds of fog shrouded the landscape. But fortunately, all was clear by noontime when everyone brought their fabulous dishes for the covered dish luncheon.
Then it was time for card games, talking and iPads.

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Tech kinesiology professor to present at conference in Japan

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Performance enhancement and injury prevention will be among the topics David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University and strength and conditioning coach for the Tech baseball team, will discuss during a series of presentations to the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Japan National Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

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Support Small Business Saturday

After the leftovers are put away and the thanks are given, many people across the country will begin hitting the stores for Black Friday sales.
The holiday shopping season is a big boost to many retail businesses, and this weekend will kick off the search for the perfect gift for many.
With Black Friday sales, big retailers frequently receive the majority of the business because of their ability to offer deep discounts. Smaller local businesses often can’t afford to keep the doors open if they offer such deep discounts.

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New government approaches

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In 10 days, Ruston residents will have a little bit better idea of what their new city government will look like. That’s when the runoff races for the three still-undecided Board of Aldermen seats take place.
By the end of the evening on Dec. 6, general election day, folks in Districts 1, 2 and 5 will finally know who’s going to represent them for the next four years. And it’s just possible that the dynamics of the board will be turned upside down. Three of the five aldermen could be brand new.

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ULS afraid of GSU success?

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The University of Louisiana System Board was established in 1974 as the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities. Since its inception, the selection of a qualified university president for Grambling State University has proven to be a task they are ill equipped to accomplish.

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Tech looks to shake off tough loss

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Following the frustration of a 30-27 overtime loss at Old Dominion last weekend, Louisiana Tech looks to bounce back this weekend with a berth in the Conference USA Championship game.
The Bulldogs will play host to Rice at 11 a.m. with the winner receiving the right to take on Marshall for the C-USA title.
A berth in the C-USA championship should be motivation enough, but the Bulldogs will be remembering a big loss to Rice last season when they take on the Owls this time.

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Dunkin’ Dogs add two guards

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Fitting the style of play of Louisiana Tech men’s basketball is of major importantance to head coach Michael White and he has announced the signing of two guards in the early signing period who fit the system to a tee.
The two future Bulldogs bringing more excitement to the Tech program are high school point guard Derric Jean and junior college shooting guard Dominic Jackson.
With five players hailing from Florida, Jean carries on the Sunshine State connection lettering for Warren Gale at McArthur High School in the Miami area.

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GSU to face Notre Dame

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Chase Cormier (10) and the Grambling State Tigers (1-3) will face Notre Dame (4-1) at 6 p.m. tonight in West Muncie, Indiana. Notre Dame has shot 50 percent or better in all five games and ranks third nationally in field-goal percentage (57.3).

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Bulldogs golf team signs three

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Louisiana Tech head coach Jeff Jenkins announced the addition of two high school prep stars and one transfer as the Bulldog golf program signed a trio of talented newcomers during the early signing period.
Jenkins, who is in his first year as head coach at Tech, signed Hunter Glenn (Southlake, Texas/Southlake Carroll HS), Jacob Wyatt (Bossier City./Benton HS) and Luke Neeley (Mansfield, Texas/Odessa College) to national letters of intent as the three golfers are set to join the Bulldogs next fall.

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Bobby Brown Hinton

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Bobby Brown Hinton, 76, of Palatka, Fla., and formerly of Ruston, died Nov. 20, 2014, in Orange Park, Fla. Bobby was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on Oct. 31, 2014. He died from complications following treatment at Orange Park Medical Center.
Bobby was born Sept. 12, 1938, in Camden, Ark., to Mary Agnes Hammond and Frank Berry Hinton, who coached the Louisiana Tech baseball team for 24 years.

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