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January 3rd, 2013

Club News

Louisiana Laureate Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi                           
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The Louisiana Laureate Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi has been celebrating the theme “You’re Among Friends” for the 2012-13 calendar year. The chapter launched the beginning of meetings and activities with a dinner at Dean and Linda Dick’s lake house on Lake D’Arbonne. Hostesses for the event were Linda Dick, Dorene Decell and Peggy Fallin.

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Tech: A high grade for Holtz

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National publication gives school ‘B’ for hiring
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One report card has been filed on Louisiana Tech University’s recent hiring of new head coach in football.
The Bulldogs’ program got a passing grade, too.
In an evaluation of jobs filled by NCAA Football Subdivision schools in the past several weeks, USA Today Sports Weekly pinned a “B” on the Tech hiring of Skip Holtz Jr.

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Whitworth, Bengals ready for playoffs

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Ex-West Monroe High star, teammates open postseason at Houston
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CINCINNATI — BenJarvus Green-Ellis didn’t suit up for the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice on Tuesday. He wore black sweatpants and a gray hooded sweatshirt, running by himself at one end of the University of Cincinnati’s covered football field while everyone else ran plays.
It’s another challenge for an offense that’s hit the wall.

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New Living Word teams No. 2 at tourney

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Ruston’s New Living Word School boys and girls were both runner-ups at their own invitational tournament held recently.
The boys’ team defeated Gibsland-Coleman 71-15 and lost to Summerfield 61-57, while the girls’ squad edged Summerfield 37-36 and lost to powerful Dubach 61-44.
Leading the scoring for the NLWS boys against Gibsland-Coleman were Tracy Hampton (21), Javier Roper (1), Xavious Williams(12) and Amari McGray (11).

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GSU teams lose SWAC openers

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League play opens on road against Alabama A&M
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NORMAL, Ala. — Grambling State University’s basketball teams dropped their season openers in the Southwestern Athletic Conference at T.M. Elmore Gymnasium on Wednesday night.
The Tigers (1-10, 0-0) were a 76-53 victim against Alabama A&M (5-7, 1-0), while the Lady Tigers (1-11, 0-1) suffered a 78-56 defeat to the Bulldogs (2-9, 1-0).

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PARISH HOOPS SLATE

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Upcoming games for Lincoln Parish high school and collegiate basketball teams:
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• CHOUDRANT: Friday, at New Living Word; • RUSTON: Friday, home, vs. Shreveport Calvary Baptist; • SIMSBORO: Jan. 8, home, vs. Atlanta; • NEW LIVING WORD: Today,, home, vs. Ferriday; Friday, home, vs. Choudrant; • GRAMBLING: Jan. 8, at New Living Word; • CEDAR CREEK: Friday, at Benton; • DUBACH: Friday, at Downsville.

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Go green with holiday cleanup

Christmas has come and gone and the new year has begun. However, with all the joys and tidings that the holiday season brings, so does it usher in tons of waste. From wrapping paper to boxes to Christmas trees, the dumpsters of Lincoln Parish are overflowing.
In an effort to keep Lincoln Parish clean, the City of Ruston has made disposing of some of the holiday garbage a little easier. Currently, a trailer is located in the parking lot across from the Ruston Civic Center, where residents may take their Christmas trees for disposal. While real trees, flocked and green ones alike, are accepted, manufactured trees are not.

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Stress less, save more in 2013

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It’s a new year, and many local residents have big plans for improving the quality of their lives.
For those who don’t make resolutions, perhaps it’s a good time to start. After all, we are always on a journey in life, whether it’s moving forward or falling back into old habits, whether that habit is smoking, overeating, unrestrained anger or procrastination.

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Lucy Helen Webb Lilley

Funeral services for Lucy Helen Webb Lilley, age 78 of Dubach, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, January 4, 2012 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Dubach. Rev. Sam Higgs and Rev. Greg Tipton will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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January 2nd

Woman injured in hit and run

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Police seek tips in connection to New Year’s incident

A Ruston woman sustained life-threatening injuries in a hit and run that appears to have taken place sometime late on New Year’s Day.
Ruston Police Department Capt. Tim Parker said Latisha Parker, 34, of Ruston, was found at 12:30 a.m. this morning lying in the roadway at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Clay Street.
“The officer was just patrolling and saw her lying in the street,” Parker said. “When he made contact with her, it was obvious she had been struck by a vehicle. We don’t know how long she had been there.”

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