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Freedom Award nominees sought

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Guardsmen, reservists may nominate civilian employers

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, is encouraging guardsmen and reservists to nominate their civilian employers for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award before the Jan. 21 deadline. The Freedom Award is the nation’s highest recognition for employers supporting guard and reserve members. Employers of every size and industry are eligible to receive the honor. Guard and Reserve members, or a family member acting on their behalf, may nominate their employers at www.FreedomAward.mil.

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High schoolers spend a ‘Day with the Doctors’

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Carley Bowman, Katie Howard, Corey Moss and Taylor Witten, Chizitara Akoma, Landon Sims, Caleb White, Morgan Winstead, and Anna Claire Wyatt all spent Jan. 9 at the LSU Health Shreveport - School of Medicine to participate in the Day with the Doctors program.
These students were among 33 students from North Louisiana chosen to spend an entire day with medical staff and students at LSU Health Shreveport- School of Medicine.

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SCHOOL NEWS: HILLCREST ELEMENTARY

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Most respectful
Most respectful students at Hillcrest for the second six weeks were honored with special treats and being able to sit at a special table for lunch. We are proud of these students and how they treat other students, teachers, all adults and our school property. Students honored as most respectful were: kindergarten — Logan Kimbell, Paige Gipson, Madisyn Williams, Talan Billberry, Brittany Gutierrez, Jonathan Martinez, Arianna Wesley, Joh’Maal Houston, Nolan Martin, Jayla Monroe, Axel Ayala and Jackson Frederick; first grade — Jude Keen, Kadence Nugent, Chadyn Rhone-Thompson, Xhane Williams, Lainey Mercer, Kamryn Bradley, Ella Quarles, Jaylon Richmond, Alaina Fredericks, Katelyn Large, Koy Tolar, MiKayla Bowen, Paige Taunton and Kemyra Queen; second grade — Emily Lynch, Nicolas Gassant, Audrey Gutierrez, Matthew Lassiter, Jessica Sanchez, Kaleb Holland, Hannah Reeder, Raymanero Owens, R. J. Brown, TiAnna Murray, Raylien Richardson and Justin Szymanski.

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SCHOOL NEWS: DOWNSVILLE CHARTER

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Cyndee Albritton, a fifth-grade teacher at Downsville Charter School, has been awarded a new projector for her classroom from the Donors Choose organization.
 DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.
Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the site, and companies or individuals can give any amount to the project that most inspires them.

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Manziel fits ‘once in lifetime’ descripiton

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Johnny Manziel has become a member of my “Once in a Lifetime” club.
That’s the unofficial fraternity of athletes who break a rare barrier.
The main criteria — my own, if you will — is that an athlete must be so unbelievably good and talented that he or she leaves one believing that they only come around once during a lifetime.
Plus, another factor:

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Techsters edged 51-50

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On Thursday night, there was a joyous postgame celebration on the Karl Malone Court of the Thomas Assembly Center for Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters.
They had just defeated Texas State University, 71-58, for all-time home victory No. 500.
But on Saturday night, there was a somber, stunning demeanor for the Techsters and their fans.

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Grambling, RHS win

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Ruston High’s girls were a 33-30 winner over Bastrop High in District 2-5A and Grambling High’s boys got past Cedar Creek High 52-36 in a District 2-1A contest during league-opening action on Friday night.

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Tech’s McNeail pours in 34 points, sinks game-winner against UTSA

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Kenyon McNeail saved the night for Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldogs on Saturday.

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Guiding Cougars in league opener

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Jeff Carroll was among the senior members of the Cedar Creek High School boys’ basketball team who helped the Cougars tip off action in District 2-1A on Friday night with a home game against Grambling High School.

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Lady Cougars start 2-1A play

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Victoria Pardue and her teammates at Cedar Creek High School lifted off their 2012-13 District 2-1A competition on Friday night with a home meeting against Lincoln Parish neighbor Grambling High School.

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