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August 23rd, 2014

Business After Hours at The Hub

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 The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was hosted by The Hub on August 12 at 750 Celebrity Drive in Ruston.
The theme was “HUB Tour.” There was food, including 2 dips made by Diane Hunter, wings from Wingstop and more.
Donna Faulkenberry was the lucky winner of 2 tickets to the last pre-season home game of the Saints, and Ben Malone was another grand prize winner. Thanks to all who came out, and thanks to The Hub staff for hosting a lovely event.

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O.K.'s Corral: Bicknell adds to NFL resume with Dolphins

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A Sunday morning’s worth of notes, observations and tidbits from the sports world:
• Former Louisiana Tech University football head coach Jack Bicknell has made yet another move in the National Football League.

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Creek hits field for scrimmages

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STERLINGTON — Hindsight can be a football coaches’ best relief.
Cedar Creek head coach Ben Haddox left the field Friday at Panther High School frustrated over six fumbles, five of them lost, his team had in scrimmages against Sterlington and St. Frederick.
But a review of game film left Haddox feeling a little better, if still frustrated.

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Tech defense showcases depth

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Louisiana Tech’s secondary continued to show that it has a chance to be a force to be reckoned with this season as the Bulldogs wrapped up fall camp with a scrimmage at Joe Aillet Stadium Friday afternoon.
With fall camp wrapping up, Tech will rest up over the weekend and come back Monday to prepare for the season-opening game at No. 3 Oklahoma.
Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was initially pleased with the defense’s efforts in the scrimmage but knows there is still work to be done.

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Techsters soccer opens with 2-2 draw at UCA

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CONWAY, Arkansas — Louisiana Tech came up with two equalizers in the match to come away with a 2-2 draw against Central Arkansas Friday night at the Bill Stephens Soccer Complex in the season opener.
Typically both teams play more defensive to start off the new year but both were on point in the attacking third early.
UCA (0-0-1) quickly got on the scoreboard first in the sixth minute as a cross in front of the net found Allie Coleman who was able to clip the ball before goalkeeper Kylee Seto could get to it.

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Special winners in youth writing contest

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When I hear my name called at the annual conference of the Louisiana Outdoor Writer’s Association (LOWA) as a winner in the Excellence in Craft contest, I’m humbled. However, this year, as proud as I was to hear my name announced, I heard the names of three others called, Brock Blackwell, Ajay Tew and James Sanders, that gave me an even greater sense of pride.

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Changes made to hunting, fishing license requirements

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New residents in Louisiana will qualify for purchasing resident recreational hunting and fishing licenses after six months in state once Act 429 became effective on Aug. 1.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will offer resident licenses to qualifying new residents as authorized by Act 429, signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal following the 2014 Legislative Session.

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L.D.W.F. accepting applications for W.M.A. lottery hunts

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for lottery hunts to be held on several Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) this upcoming hunting season.
The LDWF is sponsoring the hunts to provide a quality outdoor experience for various hunters. Disabled veterans, youth and physically challenged hunters, as well as the general public can apply for WMA hunting opportunities including deer, duck and squirrel.

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Buddy's Blog: Plenty of ‘must see’ games for parish football

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No more waiting.
Football arrives at all levels the next two weeks.
Many of the college teams — Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University included — kick off next weekend.
On the following week, the high school competition begins unfolding.
And then the NFL.
To make sure you have a handy guide for local programs, we have listed “Must Games To See.”
And as a bonus, we’ve also included several games on the New Orleans Saints’ slate that should be interesting to check out for Louisiana’s professional team.
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Work to become a better investor

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On Sept. 1, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort — and that’s certainly the case with investing. The harder you work at it, the more likely you are to make progress toward your goals.
So as you think about investing, consider the following areas in which you will need to apply yourself:

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