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October 27th

Purchase pumpkins for DART

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The creepiest holiday of the year is right around the corner.
Oct. 31 marks Halloween, a time when children traditionally dress up in costumes and go knock on doors throughout town asking for candy. Additionally, youth and adults alike commonly visit clubs, private parties or even church functions to eat, socialize, bob for apples or compete in costume contests.
One tradition many still embrace is the setting out of pumpkins on or before the holiday to create a jack-o’-lantern.

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Celebrating Halloween

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With another holiday looming up ahead, we are finally getting ready for the autumn rush. So there I was in the middle of candy corn — candy corn in shapes of triangles, candy corn in shapes of pumpkins; it really doesn’t matter as long as I can make a meal out of it, and oh yes, I can definitely make a meal out of it.
I had to once again argue with Allyson how I thought she was too old to trick or treat. I just know there has to be a cut-off limit. She said she wanted to take her cousin, who is only 5, trick-or-treating at the fall festival. It does give my sister somewhat of a break. And it does leave the candy table exposed. Candy apples, caramel apples, toffee apples, popcorn balls, bobbing for apples, assorted treatments of candy at the miscellaneous games, elephant ears, hot dogs, nachos and my contribution, Goblin treats.

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Demonstration of design

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) and regional artist M. Douglas Walton would like to invite the public to a lecture and demonstration of design at his residence Nov. 18. 
This ticketed event includes a lecture, demonstration, home and grounds tour and a small painting. Two times are available — 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Due to space NCLAC is selling a limited number of tickets.

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ADK Month declared

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On Oct. 19, Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth presented a proclamation to Shauna Vallery designating the month of October 2011 as International Alpha Delta Kappa Month. Vallery is the president of the Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international sorority for female educators that was organized in 1947. ADK takes part in national and local charitable projects, sponsors scholarships, recognizes outstanding female educators and promotes high standards in education.

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Creek, OCS to decide 2-1A laurels

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Who will be No. 1 in District 2-1A after Friday night?
Will it be Ouachita Christian, ranked at the very top of the weekly Class 1A Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll and undefeated through eight games?
Or will it be Cedar Creek, No. 6 in the state and winners of seven out of eight games, with the lone loss having been by only two points to No. 2 ranked Haynesville?

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Tech baseball has ambitious 2012 slate

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Coming off a 34-win season, Louisiana Tech University’s 2012 baseball schedule is highlighted by games against seven teams that made an appearance in last year’s NCAA Tournament.
Head coach Wade Simoneaux and the Bulldogs will play a total of 56 games with 14 coming against postseason teams from a year ago.
Tech has series scheduled against Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Arkansas-Little Rock, Creighton, Dallas Baptist, Oral Roberts and Fresno State, all teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season.

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Game ball for Carmichael

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Former Louisiana Tech University assistant coach Pete Carmichael (left) was presented with the game ball after the New Orleans Saints cruised to a 62-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts this past weekend. Carmichael is the offensive coordinator for the Saints and was assigned the play-calling duties by Head Coach Sean Payton (right) for the game. Payton has been watching from the press box since suffering a torn ligament in his right leg during a sideline collision in the Saints’ recent 26-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Tech sweeps awards in WAC cross country

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Louisiana Tech University’s Alwayne Green and Mary Kate Hays have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s cross country Athletes of the Week, respectively.
Green, a junior from Oxford, Jamaica, won the recent Demon Invitational with a three-mile time of 15:15.5 to claim Tech’s first individual title in a men’s cross country meet this year.
Green’s top time helped pace Tech to a team win as well.

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Students focus on being green, helping others

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October is ending, and our wildflowers are fully engaged in all things fall. Our preschool students have been busy learning about land, air and water, and the animals that belong in each area. They’ve also been exploring solids and liquids. Fall has swept in with many discussions of seasons, why our leaves change colors and why cooler weather is on its way. We learned about Columbus, and are continuing to learn about the planets, specifically our planet, Earth. We’ve created some beautiful self-portraits, and are eager to decorate pumpkins next week.

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First-graders express their love for school

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First grade
Students in Ms. Fernandez’s class wanted to share how they feel about school.
Geordan writes, “My favorite thing at school is the computer lab.”
Xavion writes, “My favorite part is the sentences.”

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