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March 26th, 2014

Jeremy Lance Pickering

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Visitation for Jeremy Lance Pickering, age 42 of Choudrant, will be 4 PM to 7 PM Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia, LA. Mr. Pickering was born on September 14, 1971 in Bastrop, LA and passed from this life on March 20, 2014 in Manheim, PA.

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JoAnn Price Traylor

Memorial services for JoAnn Price Traylor will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church at 10am. Visitation will be Thursday from 9am until time of service.

JoAnn was born on April 22, 1943 and passed away March 24 at Lincoln General Hospital at the age of 70. She was employed at the Glass Plant for many years. She loved that place more than her home and had many great friends there. JoAnn also loved to collect cookbooks and talk on the phone.

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March 25th

Tech ‘D’ impressing

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’Dogs secondary turning in big plays

Louisiana Tech practiced for two hours in full pads at Joe Aillet Stadium Monday afternoon with the defense, particularly the secondary, making several big plays throughout the session.
As has been the case with most of the practices through Monday’s session, the defense has been able to make big plays and that unit continued that into Monday.

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AAU team performs community service

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The Williams Brothers Basketball Program’s seventh grade AAU basketball team’s community service activity for the month of March was delivering goodies to the residents at Princeton Place.

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Florida State next up for Tech

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Florida State next up for Tech

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida State Seminoles put on their best shooting display of the season to advance to the NIT quarterfinals.
The top-seeded ‘Noles shot a season-high 68.2 percent from the field during a 101-90 victory Monday night against Georgetown.
“You have some of those nights,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. “But we have shot the ball fairly well all season long. ... These are the same guys we had last year, they were freshmen. I think they worked hard to improve some of their skills.

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Frosh ’Cats defeat OCS

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The Ruston High School freshman baseball team defeated Ouachita Christian 2-0 on Monday. Pictured is RHS’ catching a ball in an attempt to put a OCS runner out at first base.

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Tech, GSU set for showdown

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Louisiana Tech will make the short trip down I-20 to face off with Grambling State for the second time this season with the first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m today at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park in Grambling.
The Bulldogs come into tomorrow’s game with an overall record of 8-14 and a 3-6 mark in Conference USA action.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 6-17 on the season and are currently on a three-game winning streak after sweeping Southern at home last weekend.

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British soccer mini-camp slated

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The Ruston Lady Bearcat soccer team will team with Louisiana Tech soccer coach Kevin Sherry to host a girls mini-camp today-Friday at the Louisiana Tech soccer field.
Donations for the event can be mailed to RHS Soccer Booster, 900 Bearcats Dr., Ruston, La., 71270.

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Tech’s Wilmore tied for Lone Star lead

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Travis Wilmore shot a stellar 7-under-par 137 (68-69=137) over two rounds Monday to enter the final round of the Lone Star Invitational tied for the lead at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio.
Wilmore is tied with New Mexico’s Victor Perez, a player ranked 60th in the country. His two rounds marked the most consistent performance of a Bulldog squad that got off to a slow start but excelled in the final round of Monday’s 36-hole, two-round day.

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Students score pottery skills

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Jacob Jenkins, 11, uses a plastic fork to score his clay bowl before adding another coil. Jacob, of Ruston, was a participant in Saturday’s Pinch and Coil children’s workshop sponsored by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. Instructors were Louisiana Tech University graduate art students.

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