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July 28th

My hypothesis on men versus women

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I was talking on the phone with my then-girlfriend.
The topic of our conversation — beauty pageants.
As always, I couldn’t keep my opinions to myself (I may or may not have used the adjective “tacky” to express myself, although this was five years ago. I was living in south Florida and my memory isn’t vivid).

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Ways to cut down on your power bills

The heat of summer has pounced upon us. Despite the flurry of showers recently, highs remain in the low 90s.
Many local residents should have recently received a credit on their city of Ruston power bills due to a suit settlement.
This one-time payment will bring some relief in the middle of summer. However, there are hot months ahead, which will likely be accompanied by high-energy bills.

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Ruston man gets 7-year sentence

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Convicted home burglar will have to serve first 20 months

The Third Judicial Court has sentenced a Ruston man to seven years in prison for simple burglary charges in the Green Mountain Drive and High Point Drive areas of Ruston.
William Henry Ledford, who was 18 when Ruston police arrested him last August on two simple burglary charges, will serve seven years in prison. All but the first 20 months are suspended, according to courthouse officials.
Police arrested Ledford last summer and charged him and one other man, Tyler Marsh, 18 at the time of his arrest, Quitman, with two separate burglaries on Green Mountain Drive and High Point Drive last July.

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Tellis Cooper student essay contest offers prize

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Local children will get a chance to flex their brains and muscles as part of activities leading up to the Family Day in the Park Back to School Jamboree sponsored by the Tellis Cooper Foundation.
Joy Tellis Cooper, founder of the organization, said students will get the chance to participate in an essay contest and a mini-exercise workshop before the Aug. 7 event in the Blue Building in Greenwood Park.
The essay contest has been a part of the festivities for the past seven years. This year, however, Cooper hopes to see more entries.

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Singers prep for ‘Hot August Nights’

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Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines is preparing for “Hot August Nights” — three free group vocal lessons for women — and is in the process is searching for singers seeking an opportunity to perform.
The lessons are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19 in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston, located at 212 N. Bonner. The following week, on Aug. 26, participants have a chance to perform with the chorus for Friends and Family Night.
Other opportunities can also result from taking part in the lessons: In December, participants will have the chance to sing on the chorus’s “Christmas on the Bayou” show. And in the future, there is the possibility for vocal lesson students to join the chorus as full-time members.

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Belles dance their way into individual, group honors

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The 2010-11 Ruston High School Bearcat Belles recently returned from a National Dance Alliance summer camp.
The camp was held at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and drew more than 200 dancers from the surrounding states.
The Ruston High School Bearcat Belles received the following awards at the NDA summer camp.

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District 5 opens pool play Thursday

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Parkman’s club has meeting against Central region champs
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Eddie Parkman and his Louisiana District 5 team wouldn’t mind having a winning streak still going when this 2010 summer season ends.
If they do win out, then it would mean a first-ever championship in the Big League World Series, which begins today in Easley, S.C.
The “5” crew won’t open play until Thursday with a 6:30 p.m. (CDT) pool play contest against the champions from the Central United States.

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Tech sets luncheon for female fans

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Inaugural ‘Pigskins and Pearls’ event to be held at Squire Creek

Continuing to reach out to the northern Louisiana community, Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes, along with his wife Kate, is creating the “Pigskins and Pearls” women’s football clinic and luncheon.
The inaugural event is set for Thursday at the Squire Creek Country Club with a registration cost of $40 and all proceeds going to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana.
Participants will take part in a luncheon and events that include Coach Sonny Dykes speaking to the group and select players demonstrating how to use equipment and other interactive learning opportunities. Coaches and players will teach the basics of football during the clinic.

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Bulldogs’ Oliverson honored scholastically

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Louisiana Tech University forward Shawn Oliverson, recently received his latest academic accolade by earning his way into the 2009-10 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
“I am very proud of Shawn being honored by the NABC as an outstanding student/athlete,” head coach Kerry Rupp said.
“Shawn is truly one person who has made a difference to his team and to our program by giving his best effort in all his endeavors here at Louisiana Tech University.”

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Community Trust Bank named title sponsor for Tech-GSU game

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LATech Sports Properties announced today that Community Trust Bank is the title sponsor of the inaugural Port City Classic, which will have Louisiana Tech playing Grambling in Shreveport Sept. 4.
Mason Ellenberger, general manager for LA Tech Sports Properties, said that CTB is expanding their support of both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State with this commitment.
This will be the first time the two schools will face each other in Tech’s 108-year history of intercollegiate football.

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