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December 2nd

Lady Techsters to play at Nicholls State

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Louisiana Tech will try to make it two in a row over in-state foes when the Lady Techsters travel south to face Nicholls State at 6 p.m. tonight at Stopher Gym in Thibodaux.
The Lady Techsters (1-4) defeated New Orleans 69-39 Friday night in Ruston to pick up their first victory of the season. After falling in its first four games, Tech held the Privateers to only 24 percent shooting and 39 points while pulling away for the win.

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Cougars prepping for semifinals

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Running back Donald Jenkins (1) and the Cedar Creek Cougars are hard at working getting ready for Friday’s Division IV semifinals football playoff game. That game is set for a 7 p.m. start at top-ranked Vermilion Catholic.
Photo by DARRELL JAMES

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Increased abuse seen during holidays

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If there are certain times when we might expect complete peace and safety within the home, tenderness between family members, and an overall sense of well-being, it might be during pregnancy and during the holidays.
But according to a publication called Every Mother Counts, the truth is that for 25 percent of women in America, and 33 percent of women worldwide, domestic violence takes the upper hand during both of these times.

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November 30th

Citizens take action by voting

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This is our country. We don’t have to accept the trash coming out of Washington D.C. that’s being presented to us as “the fruit of the government of the greatest nation on Earth.” The president’s approval rating is 37 percent and that of Congress is about 9 percent. Collectively those we have elected to govern us are unfit to do so. It’s time for “change that really matters.”

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Help prevent house fires this winter

The long summer days are a thing of the past and cold winter nights are here to stay. Many people have fireplaces in their homes, and it is very exciting being able to sit by the fire on a cold winter’s night. With the cold weather upon us, it is even more important to practice fire safety in the home.
Tuesday night, the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 responded to a fire in Dubach, which resulted from a propane heater located in a bedroom. There was only minimal damage in the house with the exception of the bedroom where the heater was located.

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Lady Techsters take down New Orleans, 69-39

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JaQuan Jackson scored 20 points and Whitney Frazier added 19 to lead Louisiana Tech to a 69-39 win over New Orleans before 1,217 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center Friday night.
Tech (1-4), which had struggled defensively in its first four games of the year, held the Privateers (0-5) to only 39 points on 24 percent shooting for the game. The Lady Techsters also forced 21 turnovers which led to a 17-2 advantage on points off of turnovers.

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Mississippi writers produce three outstanding books

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This is a time of year I get to give you suggestions as to what to get for your outdoors-minded spouse for Christmas, and with this cold nasty weather, what could be better than settling back in front of the fireplace reading a good outdoors book?
Fortunately, I have three to recommend and they were all written by good friends and excellent writers from neighboring state of Mississippi. Here’s a sample of what you can expect when you delve into these three volumns.
“Passion of the Wild”

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COUGARS HEADED TO DIVISION IV SEMIFINALS

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Cedar Creek senior football players posed together minutes after the end of the Cougars’ 28-7 home win over St. Edmunds Friday night that propelled them to next week’s Division IV semifinal matchup at Vermilion Catholic. Pictured from left to right are Garland Pipes, Jordan Williams, Sam McIntyre, Mark Van, Chase Murphy, Shilo Perry, Blake Ginn, Jacob Antee and Austin McNeill. For more on the game, see page 7A.

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Cutting down holiday stress

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Program aims to help people facing separation, divorce

Each year there are people who go through the holidays and are having a less than perfect year, and fortunately in Lincoln Parish there is an event designed to help.
Janet Wilson, along with her husband Steve Wilson, both DivorceCare teachers, will be host a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar.
The event is set to take place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bridge Community Church’s north campus.

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Speaker: Entrepreneurial skills needed

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Bayou Classic Business Summit strives to prepare students
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NEW ORLEANS — Using “requirement” often, nationally known economist Julianne Malveaux said historically black universities need more entrepreneurial approaches and more bottom-up help for students — even requiring some things they desperately need.
“HBCUs should have entrepreneurship centers,” Malveaux told a group of about 70 influential business representatives at a Bayou Classic business summit Wednesday. “Young people don’t know how to dress in their jobs or talk in their jobs. ... In the entrepreneurship center students would be taught these skills.”

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