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Archive - Mar 13, 2006

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Tasters’ treat delights crowd

The tasters’ treat which featured samples from area restaurants was complemented by music from the Ain’t Misbehavin’ Band, a silent auction and door prizes. While most of those in attendance stayed only a portion of the three-hour event, many voiced the intention to stay the entire evening.
Downtown Delights chairman Beth Craig said the opportunity to sample offerings from so many restaurants at the same time and in the same location with the added attraction of a repeat performance by the Ain’t Misbehavin’ Band kept with the tradition of the event from last year.

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Techsters claim WAC tourney title

Not even when the Lady Techsters found themselves down 8-0 less than five minutes into the action, didn’t make their initial points until the 13:26 mark or when they finally took the lead at 17-14 with five and half minutes to go in the opening half.
Sooner or later, the league’s regular season champions and top 25 nationally ranked club knew they would get their act going and live up to their No. 1 tournament seed.

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Tech, parish show assets

The future foresters and their professors hosted the 49th annual Southeastern Forestry Conclave Thursday through Saturday, and by all accounts the event was a rousing success. Each day’s events were filmed by a crew from ESPN to be televised at a later date on ESPNU.

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Missed layup scores empathy

Our team in the summer of 1972 — the end of the sophomore or junior year for most of us — included a bunch of boys who had played basketball together since the fifth grade. We had grown up together, played elementary and junior high ball together, then put together a recreation team for our high school years. While there might have been teams with better individual players than we had, very few were able to overcome the team-style play we threw at them.

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‘Dogs get 5 seed in NIT, face Clemson

The Bulldogs (20-12), which received the No. 5 seed in its quadrant of the National Invitation Tournament, will travel to face No. 4 seed Clemson (18-12) at ? p.m., Wednesday.
“I’m very happy that our players have been rewarded for what they’ve accomplished this season,” Tech head coach Keith Richard said. “We won 20 games overall and finished tied for second in the Western Athletic Conference, which is the ninth toughest conference in the country. I’m thrilled that our program and these kids have been rewarded.”

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Huckabay made strong impact in area

Huckabay’s ties to the parish go back to the 1960s, when he was a baseball player for Louisiana Tech University. However, it wasn’t until the latter part of his Hall of Fame basketball career that he graced Lincoln Parish with his presence.
Along his journey he won state championships at Rapides and Redemptorist high schools, was an assistant coach at LSU and the head coach for five seasons at Marshall University.

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Local legend offered life lessons

As journalists, we all get caught up sometimes in “remaining unbiased” and “not becoming part of the story.” Yet, I must admit, there are times when all of that “theory” becomes impossible to practice.
Rick Huckabay did not allow you to remain professional with him. His personality drew you in, and nearly instantly, you felt at home talking and interacting with him.
I’ll never forget the day I found out about Rick Huckabay, when his name surfaced in 2003 as a candidate for the Ruston High School boys basketball job.

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Storm knocks down trees, power

At Cathedral of Praise Worship Center on Louisiana Highway 33, funeral preparations turned into a patchwork of the church building.
At approximately 10:40 a.m., a large pine tree fell onto the church building, leaving a hole in the roof and damage to the sanctuary.
Pastor Bo Nicholson and his staff were preparing for the visitation and funeral of Glen Atkins, a church member who was instrumental in the transformation of the church building from the old skating rink into a house of worship.

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