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Employee Giving Campaign

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Roseburg Forest Products has a long tradition of giving back to the communities in which it operates. The company has manufacturing plants in Oregon (home to its headquarters in Dillard, Ore.), Montana, California, Mississippi and Simsboro.
Simsboro’s 133 employees make up six percent of the company’s employee base.
Each year, they hold an Employee Giving Campaign, encouraging employees to give to United Way agencies and other local charities. In turn, the company matches 75 percent of those donations to the various organizations the employees choose.

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Students recognized for national honor

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The Lincoln Parish School Board recognized six students who have been honored on the national level.
Lincoln Parish has four students, all from Ruston High School, who have achieved semifinalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Additionally, the parish has two students, who also attend RHS, who have achieved semifinalist status in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, which honors outstanding Black American high school students.
The National Merit Semifinalists are as follows:

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Honoring those who served

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Students in the Grambling State University first-year experience class recently helped put on the annual Ludley-McCall-Williams American Legion Post 593 Veterans Day Program. They helped organize the event and serve refreshments after the ceremomy.

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Adopt-A-School program unites business, education

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Cypress Springs Elementary school Principal Doris Lewis has a list of “go-to” people who she knows will answer her call any time she needs them. They’re her school’s Adopt-A-School partners — volunteers from businesses, churches and civic groups who donate time and resources to education.
“Without a doubt, Adopt-A-School is a valuable support system made up of Ruston community helpers grounded in the conviction that a successful public education system is directly related to a dedicated and supportive community,” Lewis said.

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Bearcats edged by Lions

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RHS is 27-18 victim in regional round
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Ruston High didn’t just quietly tip-toe out of the Class 5A regional round of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs on Friday night.
Nor did they finish their 2012 season with a whimper.
The No. 25-seeded Bearcats (6-6) gave the No. 9-seeded and No. 6 Louisiana Sports Writers Association-listed Lions (10-2) of Ouachita High a gritty battle right down to the final quarter on a chilly evening at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium at James Field.
After falling behind 9-0, Ruston raced back to lead twice (10-9, 18-15) twice in the final half before losing 27-18.

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Tech, SJSU on ESPN2

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ESPN, in conjunction with Western Athletic Conference officials, announced Tuesday that Louisiana Tech’s Saturday game at San Jose State will be televised nationally by ESPN2 and will now kickoff at 9:30 p.m. CDT.

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Cougars fall in regionals

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ABBEVILLE — Cedar Creek High had its 2012 season end here Friday night with a 40-7 loss to powerful Vermilion Catholic in the regional round of the Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
The No. 14-seeded Cougars closed out the campaign with a 9-3 record and went 1-1 in the playoffs. The No. 3-seeded Eagles improved to 9-1 and are now 2-0 entering the quarterfinal round of the playoffs.

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Tech sets hoops’ promotions

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During the 2012-13 basketball season, Louisiana Tech fans will have an opportunity to collect a series of posters featuring individual Bulldog and Lady Techsters players, as well as head coaches Teresa Weatherspoon and Mike White.
Fans can collect a different poster at each of the 14 home men’s games and women’s games this year as every poster features a promotional picture of a different player along with the specific game information for that contest. The 11-by-17, full-color glossy posters will be available at the front entrance to the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Simsboro, I.A. Lewis in basketball wins

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Simsboro High School’s boys continued their outstanding early season performance with a recent 63-47 win over Zwolle.
The Tigers of Head Coach Lance Waldron moved to an 8-0 record leading into this weekend’s games and were led by the scoring of Daniel Ogunyemi (17), Ron Abney (15) and Xavier Ogunyemi (10).

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Haddox joins Tech golfers

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