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Prep teams enjoy victories

With the wins, the parish teams maintained their hopes of moving up in the weekly state power ratings and staying alive for berths in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
For Ruston High, it was practically a “moral” win just for scoring a touchdown. In the previous two games, the Bearcats’ offense had been held to only three points.
“This game shows what this team really is, and what it can be, when it plays well,” said coach Billy Laird.

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Frugality feeds creative spirit

During the salutatory Great Depression program, through stories told from the perspectives of elders who lived in the region during the era, younger generations can learn about a different way of life when the populous had to don a make-do attitude.

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We can help club help local families

The program is meeting the needs of local families, but there are many more who would use the service if the facilities were larger.
The Boys and Girls Club is hoping to expand, but it needs the community’s help.
The organization experienced an unexpected cut in state funding earlier this year, when Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed $30,000 it was counting on.
Since then, the club is relying more heavily on community donations, and really there is no better cause for local residents to give to.

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Nonprofit seeks new facilities

Osborne said the club frequently gets calls from individuals who are interested in enrolling their children in the program, but space is very limited. Osborne said he would like to find either an existing building to renovate or purchase land to build a new facility that makes room for growth.
“If we had facilities and funding, we could easily fill up a building twice the size (of the current one),” Osborne said. “There’s no shortage of children that would be interested in being in the program.”
Since the Club is a nonprofit organization, Osborne said it relies largely on donations.

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’Dogs thump Idaho, 46-14

Tech had its highest point production of the season, the previous high being 41 against Southeastern Louisiana University, and most in a WAC game since a 48-35 victory over Utah State in 2006.
Jenkins had earned the starting job after Taylor Bennett had struggled and Coach Derek Dooley made the decision earlier this week to go with a new look at quarterback.

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Change can hurt, but it's worth it

Clearly, the state of the global economy is forcing a lot of change, most of it negative, to take place in the lives of everyday Americans and the fat cats who created this mess.
Here in Lincoln Parish, change is afoot as Louisiana Tech embarks upon its Enterprise Campus initiative, Grambling State University continues to get the right people in the right positions and the city of Ruston sets its sights on its future in the 21st century.

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Educated voting takes preparation

As responsible voters, it is our duty to read over the ballot wording as many times as it takes to understand what we’re voting for or against.
For a little help digesting the impact of these constitutional amendments, you may want to consider reading the Louisiana Public Affairs Research Council’s guide, available at www.la-par.org.
PAR is a nonprofit research institution that is not connected with any political party. Every election, they compile information and recommendations about ballot issues, and they have been a trusted source for voters through the years.

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Fans invited to Bark in Park

Louisiana’s Tech’s Band of Pride, the Tech cheerleaders and the Regal Blues will highlight the pep rally, which will also feature cheerleaders from Ruston High, Choudrant High and Simsboro High along with dancers from Cedar Creek school.
Louisiana Tech basketball team’s begin practice Saturday, and men’s coach Kerry Rupp has signed several basketballs to be given away at the pep rally to signify the upcoming hardcourt season along with one ball signed by Bulldogs hoops great Karl Malone.

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