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October 28th, 2013

Tech soccer blanked on road at Texas-San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — UTSA used two first period goals to defeat Louisiana Tech, 2-0, on Sunday evening at the UTSA Rec Sports Complex.
Tech’s (9-9-1, 4-5 Conference USA) offense was shut out for the second time this weekend in what was a challenging road swing. It was not any easier for the Techster defense as both weekend opponents tallied 20 shots as well.
“Friday’s match just took too much out of us,” head coach Kevin Sherry said. UTSA’s No. 17 was the difference today and the one player we just could not handle.”

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Techsters volleyball falls

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Despite competing throughout the match and keeping the score close, the Panthers of FIU pulled away to defeat Louisiana Tech, 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-20), in conference play Sunday afternoon in Memorial Gym.
The loss marks the sixth straight for the Lady Techsters as Tech fell to 7-17 overall and 1-8 in Conference USA. FIU improved to 10-13 and 4-6 in league action.

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Hamlins get their kicks

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Family loves RPAR youth soccer
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Ruston’s Lori Hamlin serves as coach for Ruston Parks and Recreation’s 8-years-old and under Pelicans youth soccer team.
Following is a question and answer session posed to the Hamlin family:
Q — Jordan, what do you enjoy most about having your Mom as your soccer coach?
A — That she does so much for me.
Q — What is your Mom’s favorite sport?
A — Football
Q — Chad Jr., what do you like most about soccer?
A — Kicking and being a defender
Q — What does the Hamlin family love about RPAR?

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Adopt, don’t shop for pets

Whether an avid pet lover or someone wanting to get their feet wet with pet ownership, adopting a shelter animal is always a good thing.
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month, and with the hundreds of homeless animals in Lincoln Parish, we should look at adopting one of them instead of shopping for one.
Locally, we have a large selection of places from which to choose. We have Ruston Animal Control Center, Waggin’ Tails Ranch, Passion for Pups and 4Paws — all of them are more than happy to help you choose your new pet.

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GSU turns lemons into lemonade

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The saying goes that if you get stuck with lemons, make lemonade.
That’s what Grambling State University appears to be doing in the midst of the ongoing football team saga — turning a sour situation into something positive.
And it looks like that stance may be working.

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Virginia Ann Reed Knight

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Funeral services for Virginia Ann Reed Knight, 75, of Choudrant, LA, will be held at 10 a.m. on October 28, 2013 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston, LA with Dr. Michael Hawley officiating. Burial will be in  the Roselawn Cemetery in Calhoun, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Funeral Home.  Mrs. Knight was born in Wilmont, AR on August 26, 1938. The Lord called her home on October 26,2013 in Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe , LA. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

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Florence Collie Johnston

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Funeral services for Florence Collie Johnston, 75, will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel in Shreveport at 2500 Southside Drive. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. B.J. “Rocky” Maddox and Rocky Paul Maddox. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a service following at 4:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the New Hope Cemetery in Choudrant, LA. She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Bobby Johnston, her parents, Algie and Lucelia Collie; siblings, John Bill Collie, Marnee Stephenson and Alice Howard.

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Mr. I.B. Emmons Jr

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Funeral services for Mr. I.B. Emmons Jr., 81 of Ruston will be 2:00 PM Monday, October 28, 2013 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston with Dr. Michael Hawley officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston.  Mr. Emmons died Friday, October 25, 2013 in Ruston. Mr. Emmons was a US Army Korean War veteran and longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.  He was retired from T.L. James in Ruston and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is preceded in death by his son, Paul P. Emmons. Mr.

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Dr. Ronald H. (Ron) Thompson, Sr

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Dr. Ronald H. (Ron) Thompson, Sr., passed away suddenly on the morning of October 24th, 2013. Visitation will be held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Sunday from 5 pm to 8 pm. The funeral service will be at Temple Baptist Church on Monday at 3 pm, with Rev. Dale Oden presiding, with interment following at Pine Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Adopted as an infant from the Memphis Children's Home by Roy and Marie Thompson, of Monroe, LA, Ron found his biological parents when he was 50 years old.

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Dr. Byron Curtis Dickerson

Dr. Byron Curtis Dickerson, 50, died on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Suwanee, Georgia. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on September 22, 1963, the first born twin of Ural Weldon and Alma (Ricks) Dickerson. He was the grandson of Heward and Arvie Ricks and Jesse and Omega Dickerson. He graduated from Ruston High School in Ruston, La. in 1981. He completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana Tech with a degree in Zoology and went on to earn his medical degree from LSUMC in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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