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November 26th

Bank of Ruston to feature holiday artists

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The main branch of Bank of Ruston will play host to all past artists who have presented their work at the annual Holiday Art Exhibit.
Angie Biscomb, marketing director for the bank, said the event is always the first Tuesday of December.
“The artwork will be up the entire month of December,” she said. “This is a great way to kick off the holiday season. We really like to crank up the holidays.”
Biscomb said the event usually only features one artist.
“With this being the 10 year anniversary, we decided to bring back every artist that has been featured,” she said.

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Lake commission names new officers

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The Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission elected new officers for 2014, among other things, in their regular meeting last week at the Union Parish Courthouse Annex.
Position of secretary and treasurer for the commission went from Terri Towns to Joe Rainer and the position for vice president was passed on from Noel James to Don Hogan.
“I think we have a good group this year,” said president Steve Cagle.
“These guys have pulled together to get a lot accomplished and I hope we continue to work toward goals.”

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Proper way to move an existing tree, shrub

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Moving an established landscape tree or shrub is sometimes necessary. This operation may seem impossible, but good preparation will make the project easier and will improve the chances of success in getting a plant off to a good start after moving it. Young plants transplant fairly well, but more established plants will suffer greater stress and require advanced preparation and careful attention to the method of digging and root protection to minimize the stress and shock of transplanting.

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Children given chance to make ornaments

In partnership with Louisiana Tech University’s MFA program, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council presents Paper Pulp Ornaments.
NCLAC and Louisiana Tech Grad Student Brittany Spencer will hold a workshop to create handmade paper ornaments on Dec. 14 for children ages 7-12.
Spencer will teach students how to create their own paper through recycling scrap paper pieces to form new sheets as circular Christmas ornaments.

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Widely-known author brought to life

At 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, Dave Ehlert will take the stage as Samuel Clemens to revisit “Mark Twain: 100 Years Later.” Ehlert is a Branson, Mo., stage performer who travels the United States as part of a national, grant-funded program. This is a 90-minute performance (with intermission) and it will be open to the public.

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Priest Exhibits at Crescent City Coffee

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is pleased to announce the exhibition of Origins and Approaches, new works by Father Frank Folino.
The opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3.
Folino, who leads Ruston’s St. Thomas Aquinas, will exhibit his spiritually inspired works from Dec. 3 through Feb. 24. Folino’s bold color palette and mastery of deep relief are used in an intricate manner, creating works that are expressionistic and engaging. For Folino, his work is a spiritual journey, paralleled through paint and brushes.

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G-Men in ‘Super Bowl’ mode

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State interim head football coach Dennis “Dirt” Winston didn’t mince words about what the upcoming weekend means to his team during Monday’s weekly press conference.
Instead, he focused on two words — “Super Bowl.”
In fact, he focused on it so much he called Saturday’s Bayou Classic Grambling’s “Super Bowl” nine times.

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Holtz: Still a lot for Tech to play for

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Dreams of a postseason bowl berth are gone, and Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz admits that’s a frustrating feeling.
But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t believe his Bulldogs have much to play for in their season finale Saturday at the University of Texas-San Antonio.

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Lady Techsters remain winless with loss to ASU

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Freshman JaQuan Jackson came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points and Whitney Frazier added 15 points but Arkansas State shot 53 percent from the field and dominated the boards en route to a 91-68 win over the Lady Techsters Monday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Red Wolves (4-1) received a career-high 26 points from Hanna Qedan and 23 points from Aundrea Gamble. A-State used an early 13-0 run to open up an 18-point lead midway through the first half and coast to the victory.

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Bulldogs go long range to beat UNC-Greensboro

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ESTERO, Fla. — The weather wasn’t the only hot thing in southwest Florida Monday afternoon.
So was Louisiana Tech’s 3-point shooting was as the Bulldogs drained 14 treys en route to a 99-62 opening round win over the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in the Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena.
Seven different Bulldogs hit shots from behind the 3-point arc, including sophomore guard Alex Hamilton, who knocked down three of them en route to a career-high 26 points.
With the victory, Tech (3-1) advanced to face Illinois-Chicago at 5 p.m. today.

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