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O.K.’s Corral

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Pat Summitt will stare down early dementia
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Observations, our two cents’ worth and assorted other takes on the sports world with your Sunday morning coffee:
• Pat Summitt won’t go quietly into the night when dealing with the early dementia that she’s been diagnosed with and that was officially announced earlier this week.
Not one bit, I can assure you.

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Creek, RHS blank foes

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Cedar Creek and Ruston got an unofficially encouraging start to their 2011 football season on Saturday.
That’s when the Cougars rolled past Homer 22-0 and the Bearcats Shreveport Loyola Prep 14-0 at the third annual “Jam at the Joe” held at Joe Aillet Stadium on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
Other results in the megajam that lasted an estimated 10 days on the Bulldogs’ FieldTurf:

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Hilton, McCallum earn FCA ‘Character’ awards

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It’s more than just about football when the “Jam at the Joe” sets up operations at Joe Aillet Stadium on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
There’s also the all-important areas of sportsmanship, building character and being a loyal teammate.
Those are some of the qualities emphasized in the annual “Character” award, which is presented each year to one player on each of the participating teams in the “Jam at the Joe.”

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Techsters’ soccer rally falls short

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LAKE CHARLES — After falling behind early against McNeese State, the Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team comeback attempt fell short Friday night at Cowgirls Field. The Cowgirls won the fourth meeting between the in-state schools 2-1 behind two first half goals.
The loss drops the Lady Techsters to 2-1-1 on the season and while MSU improves to 1-2-0.
Tech Head Coach Kevin Sherry was not happy with his team’s performance in the first half.

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Mays will not seek re-election to jury

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Lincoln Parish Police Juror Mickey Mays has announced he will not seek re-election for District 12 (Barnett Springs area) in this fall’s elections.
“I very much appreciate the votes of confidence that were placed in me for the last eight years,” he said.
When he sought the jury seat, Mays said he had very specific goals that he wanted to achieve, including returning Lincoln Parish to a pro-business, pro-growth parish; resurfacing or rebuilding Tech Drive; reducing the cost of the government in Lincoln Parish; and helping to resolve the problem of the depleting Sparta Aquifer.

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Event may up football game attendance

Some say that football is quickly becoming America’s favorite pastime — that it’s no longer baseball that fans become frenzied about.
Recently an event was held by the Louisiana Tech athletic department, “Pigskins and Pearls,” in an attempt to gain a broader fan base for the university’s football team.
Who was targeted? Women.

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Church homecoming was great experience

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My mother (Frances Matlock) and I had the pleasure of attending Hico Baptist Church homecoming on a recent Sunday. A lot of wonderful warm memories flooded my heart and mind as I sat there on that pew in that small southern country Baptist church.
As I looked back when I was a little girl in the 50’s and early 60’s — I remembered all the revivals and bible school classes we had at Hico. I was baptized at the age of 9 by Bro Jessie Bryan who went on to become a missionary.

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RCT’s ‘Annie’ draws record attendance

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Ruston Community Theatre recently presented the Gail and Lucy Chumley Musical series production of “Annie.” What a delightful way to begin this series!

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Side effects of pain relief

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“Are you all right? You look like you’re having a little trouble there. What happened?”
I remember his answer and, being much younger, I had a hard time understanding it. He replied: “I hurt my back.” To which I said: “I’m sorry; how did it happen?” And here is what my friend said: “I was bending over to tie my shoe and straightening up — when my back went out.”

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Rigor, death and education

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Have you ever overheard a conversation and it absolutely made you laugh out loud? Being a career educator I have to admit, that I’ve heard more ridiculous conversations than I care to admit and, yes, I have belly-laughed over many of them.
But the conversation I refer to today actually took place downtown among a table of adults.

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