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Ex-RHS star Williams, Grambling’s Eugene, Spears earn state awards

Offensive Player of the Year? It’s Grambling State University quarterback Bruce Eugene.
Defensive Player of the Year? Former Ruston High star Kyle Williams of LSU.
Coach of the Year: Melvin Spears of Grambling.
And overall, a total of 13 players with links to the parish are representatives on either the first, second or honorable mention lists of the squad selected by a voting panel comprised of LSWA members.
Eugene and Williams were overwhelming choices for their respective honors, each totaling 12 votes and beating out their nearest competitor by no fewer than eight ballots.

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Lincoln Parish awaits gifts

Here’s a list of gifts I hope were received this morning:
- A contract extension for Louisiana Tech University football coach Jack Bicknell. Whenever I think about the job Bicknell and the rest of his staff have done of competing in a difficult conference, facing long road trips, sandwiched around battles with such perennial powers as Florida, LSU and Auburn, I’m reminded of an old saying: We’ve done so much, for so long, with so little, that we feel like we could do just about anything with absolutely nothing.

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Community answers JA's call

After sending out a plea for $6,000 to help with its Christmas Clearinghouse, the JA received $7,000 in donations from the community.
Thanks to the JA’s efforts and the community’s response, almost 400 children from needy families will have a Christmas which would not have been possible without their Christmas Clearinghouse and the contributions made to the program by members of the local community.
JA Treasurer Amy Vessel said this was a very unusual year for the project with extra demands on funds.

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