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Honoring outstanding individuals

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Chamber gala to recognize Russ, Best humanitarian, other award winners

The annual Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala hosted this year by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana is set for Jan. 19 at the Ruston Civic Center.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with the event beginning at 6:30. p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets are $30 each for Chamber members and $35 for non-members, and will be available at the Chamber office, 2111 N. Trenton St. A reserved table of six for chamber members is $200; reserved table of six for non-members is $250.

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LSU, ’Bama to vie for BCS throne

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NEW ORLEANS — “Game of the Century,” second verse?
For the second time in just over a month, two of the storied programs in college football history will lock up to determine who adds a national championship to their long list of accomplishments.
Will it be No. 1 ranked Louisiana State University (13-0)?

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Dealing with adult ADHD

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Woman seeks to start group

Ruston resident Letitia Bridwell suspected something wasn’t quite right most of her life. But, it wasn’t until she was well into her 50s that she finally found answers.
Bridwell was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder this year at the age of 58, and now she wants to connect with others in Lincoln Parish who have the disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bridwell is one of the 4.1 percent of the U.S. population that has adult ADHD. Of that number 1.7 percent have a severe case of the disorder.

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Pet of the Week

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Ivy is a young Catahoula that is current on shots. Ivy seems to have a very good personality, but is a little on the shy side. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Ivy. Her adoption fee is $50, which includes a spay certificate.

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Tuning in to help St. Jude’s

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Volunteers are planning the region’s 31st annual St. Jude Radiothon, scheduled for Feb. 13-14 with a goal of $145,000. The “Country Cares for the Kids” radiothon will be broadcast live over KXKZ Z-107.5 from Super 1 Foods. Ruston’s Zeta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sponsors the event. Assembled at the radio station are, from left, Joel Sharpton, on-air personality; Mary Poe, public service director; Matt McKenney, program director; Fenneke Englebrecht, Radiothon incentive chair; and Alice Byrnes, radiothon co-chair.

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Budds to teach NCLAC guitar class

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North Central Louisiana Arts Council Arts Academy for Adults presents Beginning Guitar Theory with Cain Budds. Budds will teach the two-hour class, from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.
The only requirements are a guitar and a desire to increase knowledge of music theory. The cost for the one-day class is $25 for NCLAC members and $30 for nonmembers. Space is limited in order to provide personal instruction, and pre-registration is required. Register by calling the NCLAC office at 255-1450 or emailing nclac5@gmail.com. The class is offered to those 16 and older, and will be held at Howard Recital Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.

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LSU: Third time the charm?

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Tigers go for another BCS title in Superdome
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NEW ORLEANS — Can LSU make it three-for-three tonight?
That’s three Bowl Championship Series national crowns in as many tries.
So far, so good for the Tigers.
In 2003, LSU got that first BCS title with a 21-4 victory over Oklahoma.

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Hardy making adjustment

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Techsters’ junior guard has quiet demeanor
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Brittany Hardy isn’t much for words.
In fact, if you talk to the junior guard for Louisiana Tech, good luck on getting too much information out of her. She’s like one of those old time silent movies ... very quiet.
However, she is passionate (and even somewhat talkative) about one subject —- her family.

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LSU roster: ‘Bayou’ flavor

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NEW ORLEANS — It’s more than just LSU against Alabama in tonight’s Bowl Championship Series championship game.
It’s the pride of both states being placed on the line at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Nearly 65 percent of LSU’s roster is comprised of state players. Alabama’s roll call features just over 45 percent hailing from within its state lines.

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Trash efforts picking up

Recent efforts to help prevent littering in the state have made their way to Lincoln Parish.
Officials reported that a 2010 Keep Louisiana Beautiful survey found that litter pick-up is costing parishes and local governments $40 million a year.
However, Lincoln Parish residents are taking a stand.

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