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Tech, A&M: Shreveport thriller

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SHREVEPORT — It started out as a one-sided Aggies’ dominated game.
It ended in a 100-plus points’ shootout that could have been more appropriate for a Wild West duel in Dodge City.
Texas A&M (5-1) managed to survive resilient and determined Louisiana Tech (5-1) in a marathon duel that didn’t conclude until 1 a.m., Sunday.
The nearly 41,000 fans — equal parts A&M and Tech — that watched n would have likely stayed another four hours had they been guaranteed as thrilling turn-of-the-events tussle as they were treated to at Independence Stadium.

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Going for the goal line

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Ta’Rell Simmons (with football) of the Eagles makes a run while being chased after by Da’Jen Fleming, Devon Holland and Edward Ford of the Patriots during recent action in the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s flag football fall program. Also involved in the play were Jefferson Matthews, Caleb Howard and Bryce Jones. The Patriots were an 18-12 winner. Games in the program are held at the J.C. Love Athletic Complex on Farmerville Street.

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Tech soccer team takes road wins

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Panic could have easily set in for Louisiana Tech University when they were forced to play with 10 players after leading goal scorer Emily Brennan was issued a red card, but the Lady Techsters forced the match into overtime and came out with the 1-0 victory today on Laura LeFevour’s golden goal at the University of Texas-San Antonio Rec Sports Complex on Sunday.
This marked the first time ever in program history that Tech (12-1-3) was able to come out on top being down a player.

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Knowing the signs of dyslexia

Reading is something that many of us do seamlessly. However, according to the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), approximately 10-15 percent of the population has symptoms of dyslexia.
October, among other things, is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability in which a person experiences difficulties in reading and language processing. This results in issues with reading, spelling, writing and pronouncing words.

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Being breast cancer aware

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Waking up and getting ready for work is a chore for me. I’m not complaining. I’m very thankful to have a job to get dressed for, unlike many people in this economy, but my shower, blow dry, fix and make-up routine is a lengthy process.

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Man charged with burglary

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A Ruston man allegedly admitted to aggravated burglary and forgery, on Oct. 11, following a warrant arrest.
According to the arrest affidavit by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies made contact with Kortney Dewayne Gunn, 23, of 9174 U.S. Highway 80 in Simsboro, in reference to a warrant.

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