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Colvins celebrate 65 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Willie “Bill” F. Colvin will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Dec. 22, 1945 at St. James Episcopal Church in Alexandria.
Their children are Fred D. Colvin, Mary Catherine Heilman and Scott Colvin. Their grandchildren are Jennifer Colvin Pretzlik, Joshua Colvin, Hans Peter Colvin, Stefan Colvin, Anna Christine Colvin, Sarah Colvin Klauss, Susianna Colvin, Daniel Colvin and Sarah Miller Cone.
Their great-grandchildren are Ruthie Pretzlik, Nora Pretzlik, Marie Pretzlik, Katza Pretzlik, Lena Colvin, Lillie Colvin and Clayton Moss Miller.

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Hunting incident injures 1 teen

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Nineteen-year-old Dylan Brown of Ouachita Parish was shot in the back of the head during a hunting accident at the Lake D’Arbonne National Wildlife refuge on Sunday.

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All I want for Christmas is ...

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Abby Smith sits in Santa’s lap Saturday during a visit at Simsboro Town Hall while friend Carley Perry, center, and sister Gabby Smith, far right, look on.

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A fighting chance

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Women strike back to protect themselves
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Most assaults on women aren’t committed by strangers who were hiding behind bushes in the dark.
In fact, women are 85 to 95 percent more likely to be the victim of physical violence at the hands of a current or former intimate partner, says Debra Faircloth, a community advocate for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.

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Community brings Christmas to RES

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There was much activity in the halls and classrooms of Ruston Elementary School on Thursday.
Members of Trinity United Methodist Church and students and faculty from schools including Cedar Creek and Ruston High School converged at RES to throw Christmas parties for the classes.
Susan Edminston, an RES first-grade teacher, said her students had been excited all morning about their party.

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Saints’ lack of tackling hurts in loss

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How painful was the Saints’ loss at Baltimore Sunday?
Well, the Saints need to win out in of final two games (at Atlanta and vs. Tampa Bay) to be assured of a playoff berth.
The Saints were fortunate to see both Tampa Bay and Green Bay lose Sunday, but New Orleans still finds itself behind the eight ball as the season winds down. If the Buccaneers can beat a struggling Seahawk squad

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Lady ’Cats push winning streak to 10

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Ruston High’s girls are in the midst of a busy basketball schedule and they’re preparing for it in the best way: simply by winning.
The Lady Bearcats stretched their victory streak to 10 games and improved to 13-1 on the season with a 56-48 win over Madison Parish in the final round of the annual “Holiday Classic” hosted by RHS on Saturday.

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LSU rolls past Techsters, 68-53

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BATON ROUGE — Like most coaches, Louisiana Tech’s Teresa Weatherspoon harbors a competitive streak in her.
So when her team came up on the short end in a spirited battle against LSU Sunday afternoon, Weatherspoon didn’t mince a bunch of words.
“It was a tough game,” she said after a 68-53 loss to the Tigers at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
“It was not pleasing to see, not pleasing to watch, not pleasing to be a part of. There were a lot of things that you wish could change.”

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Creer, Warren: State awards?

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A coach couldn’t go wrong with having either Frank Warren or Lennon Creer in his offensive backfield during the 2010 season.
Just ask Sonny Dykes of Louisiana Tech and Rod Broadway of Grambling State.
Both of those head coaches for the Lincoln Parish programs had those two players carrying the football for big clumps of yardage and making numerous visits to the end zone this year.
Tech’s Creer and Grambling’s Warren each rushed for more than 1,000 yards on the way to finishing among the top ground gainers for their conferences and the nation.

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Sitting with Santa

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Emery Caskey, 2, and Kippin Caskey, 1, were all smiles when they met Santa Saturday at Simsboro Town Hall.

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