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Tech mistakes lead to loss

Two more turnovers — both interceptions — in the final half prevented Tech from giving itself an opportunity to win.
“The story of this game was we turned the ball over too many times,” said Tech head coach Derek Dooley. “I thought the kids played hard; I thought the effort was there. The execution at times was not. We moved the football, especially in the first half, but you can’t give the ball away four times and expect to win.”

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Bragging on Ruston's culture

The food, provided by Ponchatoulas, hit the spot and the high-noon weather was perfect, though I recommend for the fair-skinned spectators toting an umbrella. I’m anxiously awaiting this Friday’s installment, in which The Red and Black Second Line Band will bring a fresh, yet still authentic New Orleans vibe to the Piney Hills region. (Many of the members of the band relocated from New Orleans to Grambling after Hurricane Katrina.)

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Care enough to weigh in on

On Wednesday, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth will reveal the city’s plan for the 21st century. The blueprint hopefully will strike a balance between developing a city that attracts and retains business and retaining its small town charm. That’s a tall order, but with collaboration and residents’ input, it can be achieved.

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CHILDREN RACE TO SUPPORT ST. JUDE

The Trike-a-Thon is a time for the children to put those skills to practice.
Mitchell said she feels that donating to the St. Jude research fund is a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds is used to provide affordable medical care for cash-strapped families.
“A lot of times parents don’t have the money to even get to St. Jude or pay for procedures because they’re very costly,” Mitchell said.
The preschool will collect donations throughout the week from the public, which will be added to the endowment.
Want to give?

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