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December 11th

Tech: Double night of hoops

In the nightcap, the Bulldogs face the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3-5), which was 67-54 winner against Tech on its own court during the latter part of November.
The Tech teams will also try to rebound from defeats in their most recent outings, the women being edged by the University of Southern Mississippi 67-62 here this past weekend and the men having been pounded 86-31 by Texas Tech in Lubbock last Wednesday.

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Remember to give back all year long

Lincoln Parish schools are encouraging a spirit of giving in our youngest residents, and the students are rising to the challenge. Throughout the week, students at nine local schools will raid their pantries for donations to the Christmas Cheer Food Drive. Although the schools are offering incentives for the students to donate canned goods, administrators said it’s clear that they are motivated by simply doing something to help the less fortunate. That shows a spirit of community we can be proud of.

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Safety first, Santa second

Afflicted with the holiday bug, we can focus less on our well-being and more on travel plans, worship, visits with family and friends and lights for the Christmas tree. All the while, criminals are waiting to take advantage of us as we let our guards down during this festive time.

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Safety urged this holiday season

Although guns have been the main target so far, other items, such as gifts, shopping bags and purses, should not be left unattended in automobiles. Hawkins said during the holiday season people get distracted with shopping lists and so much to do and forget to exercise caution.
“We want to remind everyone this holiday season that they don’t leave their personal belongs in sight for any amount of time,” Hawkins said. “Take your valuables with you. Don’t leave them in your vehicles or anything of value; make sure you lock these things in your trunk.”

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December 10th

Techsters: Busy week ahead

Two nights later, on Thursday, it’s Southeastern Conference member Mississippi State at the same time.
And then on Sunday afternoon, beginning at 2 p.m., the Lady Techsters will battle against in-state rival and top 25 nationally ranked LSU.
It’s one of the busiest stretch of home appearances in Tech history, one which actually began this past Saturday night against the University of Southern Mississippi.
The Techsters dropped that game 67-62, but not before courageously fighting back from a horrible first half of shooting (making only three of their first 27 shots).

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Gov.-elect, don't forget us up here

Understandably, Jindal is trying to select the best people for these positions and represent all areas of the state.
It makes sense for the larger metropolitan areas with bigger populations to have more representation on the governor’s team of advisors.
However, we hope rural north Louisiana will not be overlooked by the new leadership.

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Not the same old Christmas

Often, we all get stuck in the same holiday rut. Go to this grandparent’s house, eat breakfast, open presents. Go to your parents’ house, eat lunch, open presents. Go to your spouse’s parents’ house, eat dinner, open presents. Repeat, repeat, repeat. I suggest taking my sister’s approach by doing something a little different this holiday season.

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Area mayor on Jindal’s team

Company representatives told the transition team what they would like to see happen in the state and what they need to succeed here. Skains said although there were no complaints made about the political environment, the businesses’ main issues were the need for a more-educated workforce, lower taxes and better energy prices.
“We’re always looking for new businesses, but we don’t put much emphasis on retaining the small or large businesses we already have in place,” he said. “A business already here is more likely to stay, because they have ties to the community.”

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Levingston stepping up for Tech

In fact, it motivated her to turn to the Tech bench and ask for her own number to be called on the insuing inbounds play. Techster head coach Chris Long nodded in agreement.
With a calm demeanor about her, Levingston took the pass and sank a 22-footer from the top of the key while being fouled.
“At the time, I thought we needed to score,” Levingston said. “I was feeling my shot. I just looked over at (Coach Long) and signaled that I wanted to run that play. I knew the way they were sagging that I would be open. We called the play and I was able to hit the three.”

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Mobile home compromise applauded

In all seriousness, the issue likely cost a few mobile home park owners some rent money.
The peak times for signing leases — the beginning of the fall and college semesters and quarters — passed with the town council and landowners still at no agreement on how to handle the situation equitably.
It is clear that in a community as small as Choudrant, such a restrictive ordinance was in no one’s best interest, but its motivation was, on the surface, just.

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