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August 28th

Creek, RHS ranked

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Cedar Creek High is No. 8 for Class 1A and Ruston High is No. 12 in Class 5A in the preseason state football poll announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Monday.
The Cougars received 41 points and the Bearcats 23 points in balloting by a 10-member statewide voting panel.
In the final 2011 LSWA rankings, RHS was No. 15 in 5A and Cedar Creek No. 5 in 1A.

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Local football has arrived

For Lincoln Parish football fans, the wait will be over this week.
No more preseason scrimmages, practice sessions or events such as “Jam at the Joe.”
Pending weather conditions, the real season will kick off Thursday with the highly anticipated showdown of Louisiana Tech University and Texas A&M in Shreveport. On Friday, a full slate of high school games are scheduled and then arrives a Saturday night duel of Grambling State University and Alcorn State University.

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4-H leadership has benefits

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As our teens begin to face the decision of what their plans are following high school, they need to be aware that whatever path they choose they will most likely be questioned about their experience in the areas of leadership and service. If they are involved in 4-H, they will have no problem answering that question when it comes. 4-H already has in place many opportunities for teens to be involved in leadership and service. By actively participating in 4-H, teens will automatically gain memorable experiences in these two areas to the point of not really having to think that hard to answer the question that is sure to come as they head out into the “real world.”

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Learn to waste less food

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If you’re like many Americans, each week before going shopping you have had the experience of opening the pantry or the refrigerator — which is practically full — and exclaiming that there is nothing to eat.
Most of this is because we have various snack items, leftovers or perishable items that didn’t get eaten before their expiration date. Thus, we clean out the fridge and pantry before heading to the store to restock them.

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Teenagers and a clothes budget

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Q: My two teenage daughters, 13 and 15, are constantly begging me to buy them clothes. It’s become highly annoying. To stop the constant whining, I’ve decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each an $800 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or give it to them on a monthly basis?

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August 27th

Riders to ‘Run for the Diamonds’

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There will be barrels of excitement this weekend at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.
Scheduled Sept. 1-3, the 15th annual Run for the Diamonds is expected to draw competitors from Louisiana and surrounding states to compete for cash prizes. In the timed event, participants must race around three barrels in the arena, and there is a penalty for hitting a barrel.

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Armed robbery suspects sought

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The Ruston Police Department is on the hunt for two suspects allegedly involved in an armed robbery early Sunday morning.
According to RPD Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Parker, at approximately 2:15 a.m. Sunday, two males allegedly armed with handguns came into the EZ Mart on South Vienna Street demanding money.
Parker said the two men got away with an undetermined amount of cash that was in the register, then fled the scene through the parking lot, and officers were unable to find them after the incident.

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Grammy nominated singer to perform

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A combination of soulful rhythm and blues, with a little rock, will take the stage at the Dixie Center for the Arts, as Marcia Ball will headline on Sept. 13.
“She did a show at the Dixie sponsored by Monty Russell,” said John Emory Jr., president of the Board of Directors of the Dixie. “After seeing the show, and the response she created, we wanted to make her our opening act of the season.”

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Tech walk-ons make impact

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Multi-starred recruits and established veterans aren’t the only players who have earned attention for Louisiana Tech University’s football program.
Don’t forget about those walk-ons.
From running back Hunter Lee to offensive lineman Stephen Warner, the Bulldogs have produced big-impact performers under the watch of third-year Head Coach Sonny Dykes and his staff.

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Williams has found home in Green Bay

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Ex-Tech star has been valuable member of Packers’ secondary
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GREEN BAY, Wisc. ­— Tramon Williams doesn’t focus on how he ended up in Green Bay, but the former Louisiana Tech defensive back knows being a Packer is a great fit. The Houma native is about to enter his sixth NFL season. Through 79 career games, he has 20 interceptions and the 29-year-old cornerback couldn’t be happier.

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