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Tech’s Wilmore tied for Rivers tourney lead

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CHOUDRANT — Travis Wilmore of Louisiana Tech University shared the individual lead entering the final round today for the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate golf tournament being held at the Squire Creek Golf and Country Club.
Wilmore and the University of Central Arkansas’ Pep Angles both had six-under-par, 36-hole totals of 138 following Monday’s opening round. The final 18 holes are set today for the Tom Fazio-designed course.

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Laird lunch set Wednesday

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The weekly “Lunch with Laird” will be held Wednesday at the Pizza Inn starting at noon.
Head Coach Billy Laird of Ruston High School will review the team’s 59-14 victory over Minden last weekend and preview Friday night’s District 2-5A opener at Monroe Ouachita High.
Ruston will take a 2-3 record into the 7 p.m. kickoff against the Lions, who are 4-1 and ranked No. 5 in the current Louisiana Sports Writers Association 5A poll.
All Bearcats’ fans are invited to be in attendance at the luncheon.

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Plant response to the fall season

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According to the calendar, the fall season is officially upon us. September is ending and October will bring shorter days and cooler weather patterns to the area. In non-tropical areas, these conditions have a great influence on plant growth and behavior. Plants are able to sense seasonal changes. Although we detect the change of seasons by the change in temperature, this is not the way plants know the seasons are changing. Plants determine the time of year or season by sensing the changes in night length.

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Trammell to walk for a cure

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Grace Trammell is a fourth-grade student at Cedar Creek School. She was diagnosed with diabetes at 15 months old. She manages her diabetes with an OmniPod pump.
Grace will be among the participants in the Fifth Annual Ruston Walk to Cure Diabetes.
The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Railroad Park, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m.
Those interested in forming a team may call 866-932-9511 or email NorthLouisiana@jdrf.org.

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Angel Ministries to hold free public workshop Oct. 3

Linda Tripp, founder of Angel Ministries, in Monroe, will present a free workshop "Because of Angel Ministries” at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Ouachita Council on Aging at 2407 Ferrand St., Monroe.
Angel Ministries, a non-profit foundation, helps those "who fall between the cracks" and need assistance with care, mild hyperbaric oxygen treatments, food and many other beneficial programs. A short video will be shown about the many services available through Angel Ministries. Tripp will explain how individuals and their families can access these services and become familiar with Angel Ministries.

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’Dogs succeed off the field, too

On the field, Louisiana Tech University’s football team is off to a super start.The same goes for off of the field, too.
In the past several weeks, two members of the Bulldogs’ defending Western Athletic Conference championship squad have been announced as semifinalists for major national awards for academic excellence and community service.

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Thoughts on our love affair with crime

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Last summer, the country waited with bated breath and a united desire to see if the mother of poor, sweet little Caylee Anthony would be convicted of anything in the disappearance of her daughter.
As scenes from the courtroom trickle out in reference to the sadly misguided young man who terrorized a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., several months ago, people eagerly watch to see what will happen.

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Make an offer she can't refuse

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Question: When I attempt to put my 3-and-a-half year-old daughter in her room for punishment, she refuses to go. I have to pick her up and take her, during which time she flails her arms, screams and kicks. My back is paying for the struggle. Her dad doesn’t have this problem with her, by the way. What can I do to make her go on her own without getting physical with her?

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Charles Purvis Wilson, Jr.

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Charles Purvis Wilson, Jr., 93, of Nashville, Arkansas, passed September 28, 2012, at Dierks Nursing and Rehab Center. Services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, October 3rd at Nashville Funeral Home, 1208 West Sunset Street in Nashville, AR. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm, until service time. Graveside Services and interment will be Thursday, October 4th, 2 pm at New Rocky Valley Cemetery on Martin Luther King Drive in Grambling, LA.

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