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Bulldogs’ grid team giving back to city

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It’s not all about football at Louisiana Tech University this week.
While there’s a Western Athletic Conference game at San Jose State University on Saturday, the Bulldogs will also be using part of this Thanksgiving week giving back to the community.

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Dangerous connections

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Internet big target for scammers
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With holiday dinners to plan and the perfect present to find added to the daily grind, many people are pushed to find gifts online.
And then there are those who may be tempted to find ways to pick up a little extra cash while they’re at it. While browsing online, residents run the risk of encountering the many scammers and swindlers who also access the Internet.
Lt. Erica Hanna, an investigator with the Ruston Police Department, said one of the most common online scams encourages potential victims to become secret shoppers online.

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Gwynneth Sweet Peterson

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Gwynneth Sweet Peterson, 67 of Junction City, AR, died Friday, November 19, 2010 at her home following a sudden illness. Born on June 9, 1943 in Taylor AR; she was the daughter of James E. and Theo Nadine Waller Sweet. Gwynneth was a member of Corney Creek Baptist Church. She retired after 20 years with Foster and Ball Glass Co. in Simsboro, LA. Gwynneth loved her many nieces and nephews, she was very fond of Austin and Lakeon Thurmon. Gwynneth also enjoyed Louisiana Tech Athletics especially Lady Techster’s Basketball.

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J. L. Porter

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Funeral Services for J. L. Porter, age 83, of Ruston, LA, formerly of Jonesboro, will be held Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel at 2 PM. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in Quitman. Visitation will be from 4 PM - 8 PM Saturday, at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro, LA. Mr. Porter was born on January 25, 1927 and passed away on November 18, 2010. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Floy C.

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Margie King Watts

Margie King Watts died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La. She was born January 15, 1926 to the late Bob and Fay King. She was a native and resident of Arcadia, LA and a lifelong member of Alabama Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11am Saturday November 20, 2010 at Alabama Baptist Church and burial will follow at the Alabama cemetery. She is survived by two daughters Betty Watts Nichols and husband John of Memphis, TN and Judith Watts Lanclos and husband Stephen of Baton Rouge, a son, Jeffrey L.

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