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Plan called ‘bold’

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Teacher compensation plan OK’d by board
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The Louisiana Department of Education is holding up Lincoln Parish’s freshly approved teacher compensation plan as an example of an exemplary plan for the rest of the state to follow.
Lincoln Parish Schools Superintendent Danny Bell explained that the state believed Lincoln Parish’s plan was the best plan they had seen so far.

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Motorcyclists raise $3K for Toys for Tots

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Residents out and about on Saturday morning may have noticed a larger number of motorcyclists riding through the parish than normal.
More than 150 motorcyclists joined the 2012 Toy Run, an event put on by the local chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education. Bikers gathered in the parking lot of Lowe’s in Ruston to take a ride through the parish, enjoy some food and spend time together.

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Donations sought to feed 500 families

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With the help of locals with big hearts, Chris Turner is hoping to see several hundred local families in need drive away with a nice holiday dinner to fill their tables this Christmas.
For the fifth year in a row, Super 1 Foods, in conjunction with the Rotary of Lincoln, Christian Community Action and the Ruston-Lincoln Community Foundation, is hoping to collect enough money to provide food for 500 local families, which could add up to more than 2,000 individuals.

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Activities abound at the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center

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Louisiana Tech University alumni Jeremy and Kelly Pardue utilized the bowling lanes inside the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center on a recent afternoon.
The bowling alley is just one of the new additions following extensive renovations to the facility that wrapped up this year.

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RPAR collecting gifts for children’s home

The holiday season is upon us and, as in past years, the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a charitable campaign drive to help others with the help of the Ruston community.

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Techsters to host McNeese

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Weatherspoon’s club happy to be back home
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Teresa Weatherspoon and her Louisiana Tech University women’s basketball team are more than happy about being back home tonight.
The Lady Techsters have had some rough going on the road, being outscored by a combined 155-72 against Texas A&M (77-26) in College Station and Rutgers (73-46) in New York.

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Allen, Patton selected as AP All-Americans

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Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen and wide receiver Quinton Patton were named 2012 All-Americans Tuesday by the Associated Press.
Allen was named to the first team while Patton received second team honors.

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NFL assistant on Tech radar?

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Buccaneers’ Ron Turner might be entering picture
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Ron Turner is a high-profile name in the football coaching ranks, regardless of what level being discussed.
College, professional.
The just turned 59-year-old native of Martinez, Calif., has a combined 35-year resume built up while serving as a head coach or assistant for a collegiate program and as an assistant coach in the National Football League.

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Tech hoopsters feature ‘Toys for Tots’ drive

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With the help of The Ruston Jaycees to brighten the Christmas of children in the area, Louisiana Tech Lady Techster fans are encouraged to show their holiday spirit this week by donating new or slightly used toys for our “Toys for Tots” drive.

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Be sensitive to stuttering

A lot of people are challenged when it comes to communicating information and opinions to others. Some individuals have trouble speaking in front of a crowd, as they are self-conscious about being the center of attention. Others discover it is difficult for them to communicate effectively in writing.

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