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December 3rd

It’s true: No bowl for Tech

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Nine-win Bulldogs will be sitting at home for postseason
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Are you sitting down, Louisiana Tech University football fan?
You might prefer to read this story in that manner.
Despite having a 9-3 record, making a dent in the national Top 25 polls and BCS Standings during the latter part of the season and leading the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision in scoring offense and total offense, the Bulldogs will be sitting at home during the postseason.
Yes, it’s true, even with all of those glittering credentials.
When the 2012 bowl lineup was completed on Sunday, the name of Louisiana Tech University was nowhere to be found.

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There’s no joy in Tech Nation

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Malone, fans unhappy about missing out on bowl

There was no joy in Tech Nation on Sunday.
And why would there be after Bulldogs’ fans learned that a season of so many positives had ended with a major thud?
The team that started out the season with hopes of winning a second consecutive Western Athletic Conference title, breaking the 10-win regular season barrier, being a BCS buster and earning back-to-back bowl berths was left without a postseason phone call.
And the voices of discontent, disappointment and even anger quickly disseminated through the heart of Bulldogs’ country.

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I.A. Lewis boys improve hoops’ record to 10-3

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I.A. Lewis of Ruston is continuing its super start to the 2012-13 boys’ basketball season.
With two recent victories, the team improved its record to 10-3 entering this week’s action.
I.A. Lewis was a 36-17 winner over Ruston’s A.E. Phillips and 35-33 triumph against Shreveport St. Mark’s before losing to Shreveport Evangel Christian 53-41.
In the victory over Phillips, the I.A. Lewis squad got a 16-point performance out of center Romorien Parker.
Topping the list of scorers for I.A. Lewis in the win against St. Mark’s was Jamar Kimble with 12 points.

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Ruling validates school board’s voucher suit

Many educators across the state celebrated a small win on Friday when a state judge in Baton Rouge ruled the Louisiana Student Scholarships for Education Excellence program as unconstitutional.
This program has allowed more than 100 students in Lincoln Parish to attend private schools, mostly the church-run New Living Word School, on the state’s dime.

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Year 2013 may dawn after all

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The other day, the news editor, Elizabeth DeGrie, joking remarked, “Time is running out. We only have a little less than a month.”
Not fully understanding what she meant, the usual “huh” was thrown around the newsroom. I’m going to assume she was looking at her calendar, and apparently I had forgotten about the doomsday prophecy that is Dec. 21, as it is fast approaching.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Grambling

PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Grambling announces its participation in the State=s telephone relay service for the hearing impaired. The telephone numbers are: Information 1-800-333-0605, TDD Users 1-800-846-5277, Voice Users 1-800-947-5277. For further information you may contact The City of Grambling at (318) 247-6120.
1td: December 3, 2012

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PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Grambling

PUBLIC NOTICE

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PUBLIC NOTICE FAIR HOUSING

PUBLIC NOTICE
FAIR HOUSING

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INVITATION FOR PROPOSAL

INVITATION FOR PROPOSAL
Sealed proposals will be received by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at its office in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana, for furnishing:
ITEM ONE: Janitorial Services
Only proposals submitted on Proposal Forms will be accepted. Proposal Forms and Specifications may be obtained from the office of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, P.O. Box 979, Ruston, Louisiana 71273-0979. The Police Jury reserves the right to reject any or all proposals for just cause.
Lincoln Parish Police Jury
Jeri Lynn Robinson
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Maxine Long

Funeral services for Maxine Long, will be held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston at 2:00Pm Tuesday, December 4. Visitation is Monday, December 3, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Maxine Long was born on November 17, 1922, to parents Eleftherios (Tom) and Cleopatra Theodos in Birmingham, Alabama. She entered into rest Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Maxine Long is survived by two daughters, Cleopatra Mathis of Post Mills, Vermont and Maria Williamson and husband Rusty of Crosby, Texas; and one son Tab Long and wife Lisa of Homer, Louisiana.

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