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Dixon just dandy

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And this guy’s a freshman?
‘Fraid so.
All of which means headache-inducing problems for opposing defensive coordinators for the remainder of this season and then three additional years.
Ouch.
Such is the predicament that Kenneth Dixon is putting Louisiana Tech University foes in during what is destined to be the best first-year performance of any running back in school history.

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RJHS runners sweep to titles at state meet

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Number one.
That’s where Ruston Junior High School finished in the girls’ and boys’ division of the recently held Louisiana State Junior High School cross country meet on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
The Lady Bearkittens completed yet another perfect season with a state title by totaling 20 points and easily outdistancing runner-up Caddo Middle Magnet (106 points).

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NMSU, Texas Southern have struggles

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Only seven points each were totaled by upcoming opponents for Lincoln Parish collegiate football teams during recent action.
New Mexico State, which will host Louisiana Tech University on Saturday, suffered a 41-7 setback to Utah State in a Western Athletic Conference game held this past weekend in Logan, Utah.
Two weekends ago, Texas Southern University — they’ll host Grambling State University on Saturday — was a 34-7 victim of Southern University in Baton Rouge.

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Get tied up in Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 23-31, schools across the nation and the parish will celebrate Red Ribbon Week. While this week is typically filled with fun days — like crazy sock day and wear a tie day — the entire purpose is to teach kids more about positive choices. And this year, because October has also been designated as Bullying Awareness Month, in addition to the normal focus of keeping America’s kids drug free, some schools are focusing on teaching students to be nice to one another as well.

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Contemplating term limits

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One of the best kept secrets of the Nov. 6 election may be the proposal that would allow voters to impose term limits on their local school board members.
As things are now, constituents who are unhappy with their school board representative have only one choice: Vote him or her out at the next election. But evidently that choice didn’t satisfy state legislators, who themselves are subject to limited service. Or maybe the Legislature really does believe that school districts should decide the question for themselves.

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Vigil to reveal harsh reality

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At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Library, people will gather together to remember.
People will gather together to remember the names, the lives and the tragic deaths of 30 people from our community. Each name that will be called that night will be the name of someone who lost his or her life to domestic violence.
Last year, there were 28 names. This year, the number has increased to 30.

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INVITATION FOR BIDS

INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 at its office in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana, for furnishing:
ONE (1) PACKAGE TERTIARY FILTER SYSTEM
Only bids submitted on Bid Forms will be accepted. Bid Forms and Specifications may be obtained from the office of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, P.O. Box 979, Ruston, Louisiana 71273-0979. The Police Jury reserves the right to reject any or all bids for just cause.
Lincoln Parish Police Jury
Courtney Hall
Parish Administrator
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