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Creer earns invitation to East-West Classic

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Lennon Creer, a running back from Louisiana Tech University, has accepted an invitation to play in the annual East-West Shrine Classic Classicthat will be held on Jan. 21 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The NFL Network televised contest will kick off at 3 p.m.

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State wildlife group optimistic

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In spite of budget cuts, continued problems with the BP oil spill and a plethora of other challenges, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham feels good about the Department’s accomplishments during the previous year and is optimistic about the opportunities for the agency in 2012.
We caught up with Barham earlier this week and asked him to assess LDWF’s major accomplishments during 2011 and what he expects for the year just beginning.

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State prep governing body has solid support

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The Louisiana High School Athletics Association has partnered with some incredible companies that work each and every day to promote high school athletics in their own ways.
Acadian Ambulance is a segment of Acadian Companies. Started in 1971, the company has served as an aid during times of crisis in the Lafayette area. The company has been recognized as one of America’s best emergency medical services because of its modern and precise technology, outstanding service and innovation in the medical field.

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Tech hoops’ show set Monday

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This week’s addition of “Inside Tech Basketball” presented by Miller Light will be held Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Scott’s Catfish on Farmerville Highway in Ruston.
The one-hour radio show which features Bulldog Head Coach Michael White and Lady Techster Head Coach Teresa Weatherspoon.
The show airs live on ESPN 97.7 FM as White and Dave Nitz will discuss the latest with Bulldog basketball while Weatherspoon and Malcolm Butler will talk Techster hoops.

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Martial arts participants

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Four members of the G Martial Arts, L.L.C in Grambling recently participated in the Grandmaster Kwon and Young’s Olympic Style taekwondo tournament in Shreveport. The representatives included (from left) Gerry McLaughlin, Jr., gold medalist in black belt exhibition; Nubia McLaughlin, first place; Matthew Jackson, first place; and Landon Davis, first place. All of the students were instructed by Pamela McLaughlin of G Martial Arts.

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LPFD reveals response for 2011

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Parish total estimated fire losses more than $1.27M

The 2011 annual emergency response statistics for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department have been compiled and released.
The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a total of 381 alarms and/or incidents during 2011. These 381 alarms consisted of:
• 77 structure/building fires
• 142 grass/woods/brush fires
• 32 motor vehicle fires
• 15 Dumpster/trash/debris fires
• 25 hazardous conditions (no fire)
• 13 rescue/EMS calls
• 33 false alarms
• 36 good intent call
• Six service calls
• Two weather related/miscellaneous calls

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LSU seeks BCS crown

Don’t bring the curtain down just yet on Louisiana’s representation in college football for the 2011 season.
On Monday night, on the artificial surface of the Mercedes Benz Superdome, the state remains in the national spotlight. Louisiana State University, champs of the Southeastern Conference and featuring one of its best teams ever, will meet up with the University of Alabama for the Bowl Championship Series national title.

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Mayor commends Tech football

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2011 ended as an exciting year in football for Louisiana Tech, Ruston and Tech fans throughout the nation. We have cause to be justifiably proud of our Tech Bulldogs for an amazing year of football, launching from a one and four start followed by seven straight wins, WAC football champions and an invitation to play highly ranked and regarded TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego.

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Local comments on natural gas use

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I read with interest the Daily Leader front page story (Dec. 28. 2012) concerning CNG and LNG (Natural Gas) as alternative fuels for transportation. One local firm, Hunt, Guillot and Associates (HGA), is significantly involved in developing CNG fueling stations in Louisiana and several other states.
The driving forces behind the growth of natural gas as a vehicle fuel in the U.S. are price, availability, environment and national security. Natural gas is the only alternate fuel that costs less than the fuel it replaces. 

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Cell phones, DWI's, driving

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Last week we poked a little fun at resolutions. Today’s topic is not a laughing matter, and it is even one that deserves a look at making a resolution for the current new year: safer driving. Let me comment on three areas.

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