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November 20th, 2012

’Dogs reach finals

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Guard Raheem Appleby scored a season-high 21 points and forward Michale Kyser held strong on the defensive end with a career-high eight rebounds and five blocks as the Louisiana Tech (3-1) men’s basketball team outlasted Southeast Missouri State (3-2) to win 67-63 at the McKenzie Arena.

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RHS, Creek see grid success

Their 2012 season is over, but Ruston’s two city high-school football programs did their community proud.
The Bearcats of Ruston High and Cougars of Cedar Creek High had their campaigns officially come to a close this past weekend in the regional round of the annual Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
Ruston lost to Monroe Ouachita 27-18 in Class 5A and Cedar Creek fell to Vermilion Catholic 40-7 in Class 1A.

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Alternative uses for land

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Income producing opportunities abound for those who own agricultural lands in Louisiana. Using your lands for agritourism has been very profitable for many landowners.
Agritourism is not just about opening your farm to visitors to see your animals or pick your produce, it’s about much more. Defined, agritourism is a business venture on a working farm, ranch or agricultural enterprise that blends entertainment, education and tourism together to provide fun, exciting and memorable get-a-ways. Successful ventures have something to see, something to do and something to buy.

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Thankful to be an American

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The people who really know me can tell you that one of my goals in life is to live in London for at least more than the three months I spent there while in college.
However, I’d hate to think that because of that people think I’m not thankful for the blessing of being born in America.
Certainly, I may have been born in Louisiana — one of the poorest states and a state with one of the worst education systems (especially since I wasn’t lucky enough to be born in Lincoln Parish). But, that’s still better than a great number of places I could have been born.

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Take relaxed approach to lessons

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Question: What is an appropriate age for a child to begin learning a musical instrument? I’ve looked into lessons in my area and teachers accept children as young as 2 or 3 for violin and piano lessons.
My 3-year-old has asked to learn piano and while this is something we would like to pursue, we are wary of her beginning too young and/or being pushed or getting burned out.
On the other hand, most people I know of who are both proficient and truly love playing their instrument as adults started at a very young age. Can you advise?

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Suspect allegedly used counterfeit cash

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A man was arrested Monday after allegedly using counterfeit money to buy a puppy in the parking lot of Circle K on U.S. Highway 167 North.
Lt. Tim Parker, public information officer for Ruston Police Department, said Broderick Ellis, 24, of 2409 Roland St. in Winnsboro, was apprehended after a woman selling Yorkie puppies reportedly discovered that the bills he used to pay her were counterfeit.

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Lennie Grace Henry

Funeral services for Mrs. Lennie Grace Henry, age 83 of Dubach, will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church in Dubach. Rev. Mike McConnaughey and Rev. Greg Tipton will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Notice is hereby given that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will receive proposals for the following:
ADJUDICATED PROPERTY DISPOSITION SERVICES

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November 19th

Tech presidential interview schedule set

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Next week, the public will be invited to Louisiana Tech University’s campus to meet the two semifinalists for the school’s top leadership spot.
Tech’s own Les Guice, executive vice president and vice president for research and development, and Duance C. Hrncir, acting president of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, will face public interviews by the Tech Presidential Search Committee on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Tech’s Howard Center Auditorium.
Guice’s interview will begin at 10:15 a.m., while Hrncir’s interview will begin at 1:30 p.m.

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La. Tech gains 326 alumni

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“Go forth and make a brighter future while remembering who granted you that opportunity” was the point of the message presented to graduates as Louisiana Tech University held its 302ndCommencement Exercise at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech President Daniel Reneau conferred 329 degrees on 326 graduates — there were three dual major graduates.

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