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November 3rd, 2012

Edwin Edwards to speak Dec. 10

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The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce announces that former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards will be the guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet on Dec. 10.
The Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet will be held from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 10 at the West Monroe Convention Center, located at 901 Ridge Ave. in West Monroe.

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’Cats clinch playoff berth

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RHS heading to 5A postseason play after 38-0 win
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Ruston High School’s football team hit the “trifecta” on Friday night at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium at James Field.
Homecoming.
Senior Day.
Playoff berth wrapped up.
The only thing Head Coach Billy Laird and his Band of Bearcats’ Brothers could have maybe enjoyed more was having a winning Powerball number.

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Cougars cruise past Arcadia

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Cedar Creek gains eighth regular season victory
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After struggling last week at top-ranked Ouachita Christian, Cedar Creek needed to right the ship before the playoffs and the Cougars did just that at home Friday night, rolling over winless Arcadia, 42-14, to finish with a 3-1 mark in 2-1A action and end the regular season with a solid 8-2 record.
Cedar Creek’s starters built a 42-0 halftime lead before turning the game over to reserves in the second half. It was a perfect way to end the regular season, as many players saw action in front of a “home” crowd at Cougar Stadium.

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I.A. Lewis: two wins

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The I.A. Lewis boys’ basketball team claimed two close wins recently.
The Rams beat Grambling Middle School 33-28 at home led by center Romorien Parker and guard Johntavious Gray who scored 10 points apiece.

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Bulldogs win, 65-55

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Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team leaned on their stifling defense to defeat Southern Arkansas 66-55 Friday night in the Thomas Assembly Center in the team’s final exhibition before the regular season begins.
Both teams got off to sluggish offensive starts with the Bulldogs reaching the double digit score first after over 11 minutes of action had passed. Tech would increase their lead by as much as 16 in both halves with the pesky Muleriders never able to take the lead as the ’Dogs went wire-to-wire for the win.

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Techsters host exhibition today

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Louisiana Tech will host its only exhibition game of the year when the Lady Techsters face Mississippi College today at 2 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Admission is free.
Head coach Teresa Weatherspoon’s team returns six letterwinners — only one starter — from last year’s squad that posted a 17-15 record while reaching the championship game of the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Tournament before falling to Fresno State.

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Pro bass career not for everybody

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You probably know one. In fact, you may be one yourself. I’m talking about a guy who loves to bass fish and envisions himself one day climbing into a $50,000 bass fishing rig dressed in a shirt covered in sponsor decals, national television cameras rolling while he bears down on the throttle and heads for his chosen fishing spot.

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Tech radio grid show set Monday

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Following their game against Texas-San Antonio on Saturday afternoon, Louisiana Tech University Head Coach Sonny Dykes will join Dave Nitz Monday night for Hill Oil’s Inside Bulldog Football at 5:30 p.m. at the Dawghouse Sports Grill in Ruston.

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Brennan, Rockwell on All-WAC squad

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Louisiana Tech University senior defender Mo Rockwell and junior forward Emily Brennan have both been voted to the second team All-Western Athletic Conference soccer squad chosen by the league’s nine head coaches.
After scoring only three goals total in her first two years as a key reserve, Brennan has more than doubled that amount in her breakout junior year with netting a team-leading seven goals, three of which were game-winning goals.

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Zoning changes to be considered

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The Ruston City Council will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday. One item on the agenda is to consider an ordinance for amendments to the city’s zoning code.
The Zoning Commission last week approved and recommended the revised code to the City Council. On Monday, the aldermen can accept or reject the recommendation, as well as amend the code.
The meeting will be in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

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