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Maginnis delivers political assessment

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Addressing an auditorium full of Louisiana Tech University students, faculty members and individuals from the community, well known author and reporter, John Maginnis evaluated the current political climate in the state of Louisiana on Sept. 28.
To kick off Tech’s “Louisiana at 200: A Bicentennial Lecture Series,” Maginnis delivered “Our Heroes Have Always Been Governors: What makes Louisiana Politics Different” presentation.
Noting the current presidential race, Maginnis predicted that the election is still a toss-up.

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Grambling honors locals

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The Fifth Annual Community Contributions Banquet sponsored by the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce will honor a local business, individuals and two community groups Oct. 11 in the Ruston Civic Center.
“We look forward each year to this opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding individuals, institutions, community groups and businesses that contribute to the vitality of our community,” said Barbara McIntyre, president of the Grambling Chamber.

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School board looks at vouchers, buses

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The Lincoln Parish School Board will finally know how they have been affected by the Louisiana Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program this week.
A report from Superintendent Danny Bell on the matter is on the agenda for the regular 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday.
School board employees had estimated a loss of $1,002,122 when initial approval for scholarships was given out. However, reports last month revealed that all students approved to attend New Living Word School, the only Lincoln Parish school approved to receive scholarship students, did not enroll there.

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Caney Lake Good Sammers

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Tall pine trees, shimmering lake, cool breezes — what better time for the Caney Lake Good Sammers to gather and take a camping trip to Shady Pines RV Park in Texarkana, Ark., on Aug. 22-25. Hosts Carolyn and Hubert Estes and JoAnn and Richard Taylor invited everyone to bring their brown bag supper and come join them.

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Pet of the Week

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Mandy is a young female about 5 months old. She was begging for food in the rain. She is very social and has lots of energy. Mandy is current on shots and her adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Mandy.

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Identity theft a threat to teens

In this age of cashless transfers and plastic payments, consumers are constantly worried about fiscal security while making transactions through electronic means. Whether buying by credit card or marking online payments, the threat of identity theft is real.
While most eagerly safeguard their bank accounts from hopeful robbers, the small demographic that usually falls by the wayside with responsibility — teens — are very much at high risk for experiencing an identity theft nightmare.

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School policy in need of change

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Corporal punishment holds deep seeded roots in the American tradition, especially here in the South. While the practice is still a fundamental part of child rearing in many family units, the topic has become increasingly controversial in modern times.

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RHS, Creek: Tune-up wins

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Ruston High and Cedar Creek High got the tune-ups they were hoping for before kicking off district play.
In pre-league games held this past weekend, the Bearcats and Cougars totaled a combined 102 points en route to double-digit victory margins.
Ruston snuffed Minden 59-14 and Cedar Creek floored Delhi High 43-12.
Now, it’s on to district competition on Friday night for the two city teams: the Bearcats (2-3) trek to Monroe for a 2-5A showdown against Monroe Ouachita (4-1) and the Cougars (4-1) remain at home for a 2-1A test against Lincoln Parish rival Grambling (1-3).

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’Dogs up to No. 33 in USA Today poll

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Another Saturday, another win and another move upward in the national polls.
Louisiana Tech University gained more votes in both the USA Today and Associated Press rankings for the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision teams announced today.
The Bulldogs (4-0), who survived a 44-38 back-and-forth finale at the University of Virginia on Saturday, moved from No. 33 to No.29 in the USA Today rankings voted on by head coaches from throughout the nation.
In the AP poll that uses media members as voters, Tech went from No. 40 to No. 32.

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RHS swimmers win home meet

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Ruston High School swimmers finished first in their first-ever home meet while Cedar Creek nabbed second in a six-team meet recently held at the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center.
The meet marked the first time local high school swimmers have not had to travel for a meet with the opening of the natatorium within the Lambright on the campus of Louisiana Tech University, where the local teams train.
Seven Bearcat swimmers took first-place honors in various events to finish ahead of Cedar Creek.

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