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Holtz: Early Christmas

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Tech’s new head coach excited about challenge
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Given the whirlwind week he’s had, Skip Holtz Jr. can be pardoned for getting his days mixed up.
Was it Tuesday when he was playing golf and got a call on his cell phone from Louisiana Tech University about its head coaching vacancy?

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Frazier lifts Tech past ORU

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Whitney Frazier turned into another “Player of the Game” performance at the Thomas Assembly Center on Friday night.
The Louisiana Tech University sophomore forward, who sank two game-winning free throws in the final minute of an early week 52-50 finale against McNeese State University, swished in a field goal and then added a free throw with 11.2 seconds remaining to provide a 61-59 victory over Oral Roberts University.

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Leading way for Simsboro

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Guard Duntavious Harris has been one of the key players for Simsboro High School’s quick start to the 2012-13 boys’ basketball season. He was in action for the Tigers earlier this week when they were edged by Atlanta High, 42-40.

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Guiding Cedar Creek’s Cougars

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Senior Corey Kennedy (21) was one of the members of the Cedar Creek High School boys’ squad meeting up with Quitman High at the Wolverines’ gymnasium on Friday night, where the Cougars were a 64-40 winner.

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Kelly: Ideal choice for ‘Rob’ award

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Notre Dame coach was guest speaker at 2010 museum opening
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If anyone can truly appreciate the meaning of being named as the 2012 recipient of the Football Writers Association of America/Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, it’s Brian Kelly.
When the Friends of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum had its grand opening ceremonies on Feb. 13, 2010, it was Kelly who served as one of the keynote speakers (the other was Head Coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers).

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Tech soccer enjoyed magical season

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Seven key four-year seniors graduated. Ten others were lost due to injuries or other circumstances.
Enter 17 new players — freshman and one sophomore transfer — to take their place on a Louisiana Tech soccer squad that clawed its way to an 8-8-4 overall record and a last place finish in the Western Athletic Conference for 2011.

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‘Hunters for Hungry’ organized by LDWF

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BATON ROUGE — If you are an outdoorsman or women experiencing success during this hunting season, you have an opportunity to pass on some of that bounty to hungry families around the state.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is encouraging hunters to donate harvested game, specifically deer and hogs, to Hunters for the Hungry (HFH).

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Undercover wildlife agent: Close calls

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Stewart had some memorable experiences over 16 years
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The guy drove down the road around the corner from my house; a big gobbler was crossing in front of an occupied home. Easing to a stop, he reached for his shotgun and shot the gobbler. The property owner, who was standing on his porch watching the turkeys make their daily trek across the road to roost, couldn’t believe what he’d just witnessed. As soon as the shooter saw the property owner headed his way, he hurriedly sped away, leaving the gobbler dying in the ditch.

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Holiday gifts being sold to benefit the Dixie

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In an effort to raise funds and support the arts, The Dixie Center for the Performing Arts is currently selling gift items during this holiday season.
Jeff Robinson and the elves at Rustiques Architectural Antiques have created a holiday gift of an unusual wine caddy for the fundraiser. These are made of vintage woods salvaged from old buildings in the South, some more rustic than others. The price of a wine caddie is $20.

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Lincoln Social: Images of life in the Parish

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Pictured above in the feature photo frame are Chamber board Chairman Ryan Kilpatrick (far left), Allegiance Healthcare CEO Donna Thompson and LifeCare CEO Brent Martin (far right) at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce After Hours event hosted by Allegiance Healthcare and LifeCare Specialty Hospital.

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