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November 2nd, 2012

’Dogs, Southern Arkansas meet in exhibition contest

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Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs will play a second and final exhibition game at the Thomas Assembly Center tonight when they face the University of Southern Arkansas starting at 7:30 p.m.
Coach Michael White’s Bulldogs were a 72-44 exhibition game winner over Arkansas-Monticello recently.
Michael Kyser had 12 points and three blocked shots and Kenneth Smith had six rebounds to lead Tech.
The Bulldogs will tip off regular season completition at Texas A&M on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m.

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Gridiron Heroes

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Some of the leading performers for Lincoln Parish football teams last weekend:
HIGH SCHOOL
• RUSTON: IVAN WILSON, returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown and caught six passes for 147 yards; CEDAR CREEK: GRANT JONKHEER, rushed for 82 yards on 17 carries; GRAMBLING: D’ANTONIO HART, totaled four tackles and a pass breakup.
COLLEGE
• LOUISIANA TECH: RYAN ALLEN, sent off a booming 85-yarder that established a new Bulldogs’ mark; GRAMBLING STATE: FRANK RIVERS, passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns.
Parish prep football tests

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1982 state champion Bearcats honored

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Ruston High School’s 1982 football team that captured a Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship for Class 4A was honored during the Bearcats’ recent home game against West Monroe. The 1982 Bearcats were directed by Louisiana Sports Hall of Famer head coach Jimmy “Chick” Childress.

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Run, bike to help children

Area cyclists and runners can soon use their talents to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs.

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The challenges of older hunters

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I am a proud, imaginary, card-carrying member of the Fraternal Order of Older Hunters or FOOH (rhymes with Winnie’s last name). For my band of brothers, it is not so much the thrill of victory, but remembering to bring the medications for the agony of the feet.

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Don't be an apathetic voter

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I am going to end this column like I begin it with a statement that resembles an aphorism, but also is viewed as a com­mon sense-ism, yet people — many my age — respond to this statement in a very nonsensical way; therefore, making it a para­dox in nature that everyone agrees upon, yet one that many — again, those my age — do not live by, and it is this: There is nothing worse for a citizen than to be an apa­thetic voter.

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Reneau featured speaker at banquet


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Louisiana Tech University President Dan Reneau delivered the keynote address recently at the 2012 National Banquet of Alpha Eta Mu Beta (AEMB) — the National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society he founded in 1979 while leading the biomedical engineering department at Tech.

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Dr. James Carroll Farrar

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Services celebrating the life of Dr. James Carroll Farrar will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Officiating will be Father Andrew Comeaux with eulogy by Dr. Donald A. Webb. Interment will follow in Forest Park East Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue.

Visitation will be at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2. There will be a second visitation prior to the funeral service at St. Marks Cathedral in the Church Parlor from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

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Virgie Bagwell (Vickie) Faison

Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Bagwell (Vickie) Faison, age 86 of Port Orchard, Washington, formerly of Shreveport, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach with Rev. Paul Watts and Bo Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Margie Jean McElduff

Funeral services for Margie Jean McElduff, age 77, of Choudrant will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Karl Norris. Interment will follow at Cartwright Cemetery near Choudrant, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Ms. McElduff was born September 25, 1935 in Eros, LA and passed away October 31, 2012 following complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

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