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December 6th

’Dogs to host Southern

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Louisiana Tech, 6-2 on the season, returns to action Saturday night as Chris Anderson (5) and the Bulldogs play host to Southern Univerity (2-6) in the Thomas Assembly Center in the second game of a doubleheader. Gametime is set between 7-7:30 p.m. or 30 minutes after the completion of the first game between the Lady Techsters and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

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Never forget Pearl Harbor

The United States waited two years before entering World War II, and the cause for them doing so happened just before 8 a.m. Dec. 7, 1941.
According to history.com, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii.
The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded.

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Remember that infamous day

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“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Although I am a day early, tomorrow is a day of remembrance for the men and women who served our country at the drop of a hat when the Japanese decided to attack the United States of America during World War II.
“A date which will live in infamy,” is the primary quote remembered by most about the attack that took place some 70-plus years ago.

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An angel for Thanksgiving

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Every now and then I think the good Lord sends me an angel — something or someone to remind me how quickly life’s fortunes can change. This time it was young Dylan Black.
I struck up a conversation with Dylan the other day at a local Minden restaurant. I learned that he was originally from Oklahoma and moved to Shreveport as a youngster where he attended Southwood High School.

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December 5th

Choudrant approves application for grant

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At Choudrant’s regular monthly meeting, the board of aldermen voted to approve a grant application for communication equipment and to amend an ordinance.
Mayor Bill Sanderson said every year, the village applies for certain grants.
“We have several small grants that are available,” he said. “We usually have a resolution before applying for the grants. That resolution simply states that (the board) is approving this grant application.”
Sanderson said the grant for which they are applying is through a Louisiana-based grant system.

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Biking for the kids

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Kickstands to go up Dec. 14
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Area bikers will rev their engines for a good cause on Dec. 14 when the second annual Ruston Toy Run takes off.
Registration for the event, sponsored by the North Central American Bikers Aimed Toward Education of Louisiana, will begin at 10 a.m., and kickstands will go up at 11:30 a.m. at Lowe’s of Ruston’s Garden Center.
The cost per rider is $10 and either a new toy or four canned goods.

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RHS turf could be finished by end of January

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If everything goes as planned, residents could see construction projects stemming from the Nov. 16 Ruston District No. 1 bond election as early as January.
Pending Lincoln Parish School Board approval of Architect Mike Walpole’s plan at the Jan. 7 meeting, Walpole said he has proposed that the board start with laying the artificial turf at Ruston High School.
“We propose getting the turf and lights in before next football season,” Walpole said. “We can get that done before the end of January. It will move pretty fast.”

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Reynolds Drive to receive upgrade

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Work could begin within the next several weeks on a project that will ultimately lead to upgrading the intersection of Reynolds Drive and Goodwin Road in north Ruston.
The city’s board of aldermen on Monday approved a resolution authorizing the $38,750 contract for the first phase of the work that includes removing parking places in front of Argent Financial Group.
The initial work will also include adding a driveway apron and sidewalk. The first phase is expected to take 30 days to complete, Richard Aillet, Ruston’s director of engineering services, said.

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Ragin’ Cajuns hold off Bulldogs

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A slow start and sluggish defense was too much for the Bulldogs to overcome as Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana Tech squared off Wednesday night before a crowd of 4,085 in the Thomas Assembly Center.
While Tech struggled out of the gates, the Ragin’ Cajuns started strong as ULL marched on to an 89-80 win, leaving both teams at 6-2 on the season.
The loss was Tech’s first loss in the TAC since Jan. 28, 2012, a streak that went 19 games.

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Creek defense powering Cougars’s postseason surge

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The Cedar Creek Cougars have relied on a heavy dose of offense to roll to a 9-3 record and semifinals berth in the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Division IV playoffs.
But that doesn’t mean the Cougars can’t play defense.
In fact, since Nov. 1 Cedar Creek’s defense has dominated opponents with their Cougars outscoring their foes by a combined score of 157-23. That averages out to an average of 39.25 – 5.75 during the Cougars’ four-game run to their semifinal showdown at No. 1 Vermilion Catholic, set for a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday in Abbeville.

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