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November 26th, 2016

Dunkin’ Dogs begin Cal Bears Classic play today

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As part of the California Bears Classic, Louisiana Tech will make one road trip to the west coast and have three home games.
The first of the three inside the Thomas Assembly Center comes at 4 p.m. today against Maryland Eastern Shore.
Tech (2-2) remained undefeated at home this season after coming away with a 79-63 victory over Oklahoma Baptist on Wednesday. The Bulldogs have won 21 straight non-conference home games, dating back to December of 2013.

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GSU Lady Tigers fall to No. 21 Miami

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Thomas had 14 points and Adrienne Motley scored 12 to move into the top 10 for career scoring and No. 21 Miami beat Grambling State 89-61 on Friday.
The Hurricanes (4-1) outscored the Tigers (1-4) by 13 in the second quarter to lead 45-24 at the half and then scored the first 13 points of the third quarter.
After making only 8 of 20 shots in the first quarter, Miami made 11 of 18 in the second.
Shakyla Hill led Grambling, which had four players in double figures, with 16 points.

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Facebook post triggers a rifle memory

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The mind is a curious and fascinating thing. Someone mentions something or you see a photo that in an instant, transports you back to an earlier time in your life. Such is the case when someone posted a photo on Facebook recently of a yellowed page from a catalog of a young boy standing in front of a Christmas tree holding his gift, a Remington .22 rifle with the caption that read … “Christmas lasts a lifetime when it’s a Remington .22.”

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Faces In The Community: Local constable recognized

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Grambling Constable Larry Jones for several years has been a fixture of the community due in part by his involvement in the community and local schools.
As a result, Jones was recently recognized as the state Constable of the Year 2016 by the Louisiana Justice of the Peace.
“I felt it such a high honor to receive such an award,” he said. “It was an eye opener just to know that my everyday tasks with the community involvement both local and area wide proves that when one applies his or herself, there is no telling what will lay ahead for you.”

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G-Men only victors in big football weekend for parish

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The results were mixed as Lincoln Parish won some and lost some in big gridiron games over the weekend.
But the good news is that our two parish collegiate teams will be moving on to championship games next weekend.
Cedar Creek fell in its Louisiana High School Athletic Association Div. IV semifinals game as Southern Lab defeated the Cougars 56-0 in Baton Rouge.
The Cougars, who were in their third semifinals contest in program history, ended their season at 8-5.

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Police shootings: The madness has to stop

It started last Sunday morning in San Antonio. A man ambushed and killed San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi outside police headquarters.
Then an officer was shot in Sanibel, Florida; and in Gladstone, Missouri; and another in St. Louis. Four officers shot in 24 hours in four cities. Investigators suspect the alleged offenders specifically targeted the officers simply because they were lawmen.

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Turkey truth stranger than fiction

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Thanksgiving Day got me to thinking about what I’m thankful about.
Yes, I have a wonderful family and employment that I love. I’m very fortunate in that respect.
But other things I love are old memories and a good life, and that all came together for me Thanksgiving Day.
I got to thinking about past Thanksgivings and one memory actually ended up giving me the giggles. It was thinking about one of the funniest Thanksgiving-based television shows I have every seen.

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Thankful for direction of schools

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There’s a frequent gag that goes on in the Boniol house. When Tom and I are playfully sparring I will hold up my right hand in a folded fist, thumb firmly against the knuckle of my index finger; this reduces Tom to hysterical laughter. You see, I’m mocking something that is a highly efficient weapon in his well-trained hands, and we both know it looks absolutely ridiculous when I try to do it. However, being married to Rambo has broadened my perspective after dipping my toe into his larger worldview. For this I am grateful.

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Remembering the Great War and its history

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Another anniversary commemorates a turning point in world history. Reminiscing about history can be entertaining and a basis for which to give thanks. 
I do not today refer to only the annual Thanksgiving Day. I was and am thankful, but my focus is taken away from the routine holiday season.  Actually today’s thoughts stem from horror, pain and thanks, all coalescing. We regularly thank the brave who have fought and died, and again I express my most fervent thanks to them.  Sometimes, though, we tend to miss some of the details of the danger they faced.          

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Ruston High School: Students named in honor roll

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PRINCIPALS LIST FRESHMEN

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