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December 2nd

Ruby Maxine (MEMA) Teal Futrell

Memorial Graveside Services for Mrs. Ruby Maxine (MEMA) Teal Futrell will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 3, 2012, at Lone Star Baptist Church Cemetery in Hineston, Louisiana with Reverend Ray Teal officiating assisted by Mr. Tommy Webb.

Mrs. Futrell was born on March 1, 1928, and departed this earth to be with our Lord on December 1, 2012. Mrs. Futrell spent her childhood years in Hineston, Louisiana and was a graduate of Oak Hill School. She spent her adult years in Alexandria, Louisiana. Later in life she moved to Ruston, Louisiana to be near her daughters.

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Birtrum Mason Price

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Mr. Birtrum Mason Price passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012, in Ruston, Louisiana, at the age of 91. He was born in Calamine, Sharp County, Arkansas, December 9, 1920, to George T. and Junie Mason Price. He graduated from Lafe High School in Lafe, Arkansas.

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Lana Kay Cooksey Harrell

Funeral services for Mrs. Lana Kay Cooksey Harrell (Kay), age 60 of Stonewall will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church in Dubach with Rev. Bryan Prucey officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Martha Ann Dowling

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Funeral services for Martha Ann Dowling, 87, of Simsboro will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2012, at Simsboro First Baptist Church with Bro. Ronnie Cathey and Bro. B.K. Miller officiating. She passed away on November 30, 2012, at her home in Simsboro surrounded by her family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Interment will follow in the Simsboro City Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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December 1st

Dykes helps rumor mill keep grinding

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Ah, what a wonderful time of the year.
No, I am not referring to the spirit of the holidays or the mad rush to grab one of those 60-inch televisions on “Black Friday.”

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Techsters edge Ole Miss

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Frazier leads win over SEC foe with 15 points
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Louisiana Tech University never trailed in its “Pack the House” battle on Saturday night, but had to hang on for a victory over Ole Miss at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Lady Techsters (2-3) walked out with a 57-54 win, but not before surviving some nerve-wracking final minutes of play on the Karl Malone Court.
Tech had a 57-52 lead against their Southeastern Conference opponent with two minutes remaining, but the Rebels (4-2) rallied back to trim the differential down to 57-54 with 18.4 seconds left to play.

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Appleby leads ’Dogs to win

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Sophomore guard has 34 points to keep Tech streaking
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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Louisiana Tech University (7-1) men’s basketball team fell behind early in the game 14-7, but the Bulldogs cruised to their seventh straight win behind guard Raheem Applebys’s career-high 34 points in an 86-68 final over Georgia State (3-4) on Friday night at the GSU Sports Arena.
GSU guard R.J. Hunter opened the game with seven of the Panthers first nine points. After the first media timeout was called with 13:29 to go in the first stanza, the Bulldogs erupted for a 34-16 run to close the half and take the lead going into the locker room 44-30.

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C-USA to add new members

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Middle Tennessee State, Florida Atlantic to join league

Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee State are leaving the Sun Belt Conference for Conference USA.
An announcement was made by the conference Thursday.
“Besides being tremendous institutions, this is a logical move for us,” Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said in a statement. “These schools fit well within our strategic plan to be a major market, two-division conference that is student-athlete and fan friendly. We know they will make great contributions to our bright future.”

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Doeren is choice to lead Wolfpack

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State hired Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren on Saturday, a day after he led his team to a second straight MAC championship.
Doeren replaces Tom O’Brien, who was fired last week after six seasons on the job.
The Wolfpack made quick work of their coaching search, hiring a rising star in the college football ranks.

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Grambling women win home opener

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Grambling State trailed 63-62 with nine seconds left in the game before reserve sophomore guard Dayla Threatt sank a lay-up with four seconds to play to supply the win.
It was not only the home opener for Cage-Bibbs and her team, but also a victory that halted a six-game losing streak.
Grambling had played all six of its previous contests on the road.
“It was a great win for our team,” said Cage-Bibbs. “Our players battled until the end. It was a tremendous victory in our first home game of the season.”

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