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January 23rd, 2013

Tech softball team preparing for season under new staff

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Louisiana Tech University head softball coach Mark Montgomery’s biggest challenge since returning from Christmas break hasn’t been getting his players to work hard in practice.
It’s been getting his players on the field to practice.
Montgomery and the Lady Techsters have been fighting Mother Nature for the most part since beginning official workouts as they prepare for their opening weekend at the Jimmy John’s Lion Classic, which will be hosted by Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond Feb. 8-10.

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Cedar Creek boys stop OCS

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Cedar Creek High’s boys had one of their best performances of the 2012-13 season on Tuesday night with a 58-36 home and District 2-1A victory over Monroe Ouachita Christian.
The Cougars (7-13, 1-1) had two double figure scorers in Tucker Smith with 11 points and from Shilo Perry with 10 points.
Also aiding the Creek’s win were Corey Kennedy and Sam MacIntire with nine points each.

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GSU women play at home against UNO

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s women will play the second of four straight games at home tonight with 7 p.m. meeting against the University of New Orleans at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Head Coach Pat Cage-Bibbs will send the Lady Tigers (2-16) will go outside of the Southwestern Athletic Conference with the game that will be against a Privateers’ squad that has one only once in 16 tries.

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Martin speaks to Lions Club

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Sue Martin, president of 4 Paws Rescue, Inc., was a recent guest speaker of the Ruston Lions Club. Martin told the Lions of the mission and emphasis of 4 Paws as well as the need for volunteers and contributions.

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Lower bills, help others

The cold weather has officially hit. Many locals can be seen sporting boots and jackets around town in an attempt to protect themselves from the low temperatures.
However, this drop in temperatures might be accompanied by a rise in some bills, as residents use central heating, space heaters or other means to stay warm.
According to energy.gov, there are multiple steps that can be taken to cut down on costs this time of year.

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Reading into a better future

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My grandfather always kept a stack of reading material on the floor beside his recliner. Wild West magazines, National Geographic, biographies of Civil War generals, books on history, theology, art and every once in a great while, volumes of poetry, were usually somewhere in the pile. My grandmother was a “stack reader,” too, as was my mother, as is my aunt, as am I.

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James Spivey Jr.

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Homecoming Service will be held for James Spivey Jr., age 72, of Ruston LA., Thursday, January 24, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., South Parkway Church, 3000 South Vienna, Ruston, LA., with Reverend C.C. McClain, Officiating, Visitation service will be Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., Kings Funeral Home, 1511 West California Avenue, Ruston, LA.

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January 22nd

Texas campus issues alert amid reports of shooter

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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area community college went into lockdown Tuesday afternoon amid reports of a shooter on campus.
Lone Star College System issued an alert on its website Tuesday telling students and faculty on its Houston-area campus in north Harris County to take immediate shelter or avoid the campus. College spokesman Jed Young said it had received reports of a shooter.

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Man booked on sex charge

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A Jonesboro man was arrested on Monday night after he was allegedly found engaging in sexual activity in a vehicle at Cook Park.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Ruston Police officer found a car parked in Cook Park at approximately 9:41 p.m. Since the local parks are closed after dark, the officer approached the vehicle.
The officer reportedly witnessed a male and female engaged in a sexual act. The male was reportedly identified as Donald A. Calahan, 20, of Jonesboro.

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President sworn in for second term

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with “passion and dedication” to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the historic National Mall.

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