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November 14th, 2012

RESOLUTION TO SELL SURPLUS PROPERTY

RESOLUTION TO SELL SURPLUS PROPERTY

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RESOLUTION TO SELL SURPLUS PROPERTY

RESOLUTION TO SELL SURPLUS PROPERTY

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November 13th

After the superstorm

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Ruston native Marine lends a hand
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When Superstorm Sandy tore though the Northeast in late October, she brought considerable devastation, causing loss of lives, power and property.
New Jersey and New York reportedly bore the brunt of the destruction, and the Marines have stepped in to help with cleanup efforts.
Cpl. Mark Baugh, a field radio operator and native of Ruston, is among the Marines from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, who are in New York to support humanitarian operations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Southern board member stirs controversy

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Louisiana could save a lot of money and Grambling State University would get more attention if Grambling became part of the Southern University System, says Southern University board member Tony Clayton.
He said Grambling would retain its identity, but would be governed by the Southern Board of Supervisors rather than the University of Louisiana’s board, Clayton said.
“Grambling is not a high priority in the UL system,” he told The Advocate. “They would instantly be a top priority in our system.”

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RHS construction moving along

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Two new buildings expected for completion in February
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Things are moving along, even a little ahead of schedule, with the two construction projects at Ruston High School.
The old agriculture building was torn down, and a new one is being built on the campus. This new building will be much roomier and add three classrooms.

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Prolonging the tomato harvest

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With the average date of the first killing frost approaching, many home vegetable growers are anxiously keeping an eye on their fall crop of tomatoes. Waiting for green tomatoes to ripen can be nerve racking, especially this time of the year. The final ripening process depends upon temperature, humidity, light levels and other environmental factors. The optimum temperature range for ripening is between 68 and 77 degrees. Outdoor temperatures below or above the optimum range will slow down the ripening process.

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RHS, Creek set for regionals

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’Cats host Ouachita, Cougars at Vermilion Catholic
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Ruston High gets another opportunity to defeat an Interstate Highway 20 rival and Cedar Creek plays a team whose mascot is the Eagles for the second straight week.
That’s the regional round scenario awaiting the Bearcats (6-5) and Cougars (9-2) in the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs on Friday night.
In Class 5A, Ruston plays host to Monroe Ouachita High, the No. 6 ranked club in the final Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll who was a 48-33 winner against the ’Cats during the regular season.

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Prep Grid Poll

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The final 2012 Louisiana Sports Writers Association football poll (compiled for regular season only):
CLASS 5A
1-Rummel, 9-0; 2-Barbe, 9-1; 3-West Monroe, 8-2; 4-Acadiana, ,7-2; 5-South Lafourche, 9-0; 6-Ouachita, 8-2; 7-West Jefferson, 7-2; 8-Jesuit, 7-2; 9-Dutchtown, 7-2; 10-Catholic Baton Rouge, 7-2; 11-St. Paul’s, 31; 12-New Iberia, 27; 13-Central, 26; 14-Airline, Parkway, 4 each; 16-Carencro, 1.
CLASS 4A

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Simsboro is champ

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SIMSBORO — Simsboro High went into the annual Choudrant High basketball tournament with a 5-0 record in boys’ action and came away with even more glitter on its early season performance.
The Tigers of Head Coach Lance Waldron captured the championship with a 50-38 win over Choudrant. Other wins were against Castor 48-43 and Summerfield 74-44.
Capsuling the top performers for Simsboro in each game:
• Vs. Castor: Daniel Ogunyemi, 16; Jamarco Brown, 10; Ron Abney, nine; Xavier Ogunyemi, eight.
• Vs. Summerfield: Duntavious Harris, 23; X. Ogunyemi, 13; D. Ogunyemi, 10; Abney, nine.

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Techsters bumped, 82-58

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It had been 30 years since Louisiana Tech University and South Carolina played in women’s basketball when they tangled on the Karl Malone Court of the Thomas Assembly Center on Monday night.
Apparently, there was no “rust” left on the Gamecocks.
With five players scoring in double figures, South Carolina (2-0) stormed past the Lady Techsters (0-2) with a dominating 82-58 victory in front of 1,525 fans.

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