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Bradford joins Bulldogs’ staff

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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz announced Thursday that Ronnie Bradford has joined the staff as defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator.
Bradford was most recently the safeties coach for Memphis during the 2011 season when the Tigers registered 12 interceptions returned for 161 yards and 30 pass break-ups for a total of 42 passes defended. The Memphis defense forced and recovered 18 fumbles that season.
“Ronnie Bradford brings a different dimension to our staff because of his 10 years of playing experience in the National Football League,” said Holtz. “His NFL coaching background and his experience in special teams are the things that really attracted me to him.”

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Tech ‘Inside’ show set to air Monday

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Louisiana Tech University basketball head coaches Teresa Weatherspoon and Michael White will review and preview the latest with both the Techsters and the Bulldogs on the Centric Federal Credit Union’s “Inside Tech Basketball” show presented by Miller Light as part of the LA Tech Sports Network on on Monday at 6 p.m. at Scott’s Catfish.

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RPAR FOCUS

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1-Who is your all-time favorite baseball player and why?
Will “The Thrill” Clark of the San Francisco Giants. I saw him play many times when I was a kid and even caught a foul ball off of him. He hit a home run in his first at-bat in the major leagues against Nolan Ryan. Enough said.

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Hammons, Skipper to unite in matrimony

George and Danita Hammons, of Choudrant, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Marie Hammons, to Devin Michael Skipper, of Choudrant.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Henry and Betty Taylor, of West Monroe, and Eddie Ray and Bertie Hammons, of Choudrant. She is a 2009 graduate of Choudrant High School and is currently attending Louisiana Tech University.

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Quarles, Nicholson announce engagement

Stacey Quarles, of Ruston, and Lisa and Mark Gaston, of Choudrant, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Quarles, to Logan Nicholson, of Ruston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Chris and Wayne McKey, of Choudrant, and Freddie and Carlette Browder, of Chatham. She is a 2007 graduate of Choudrant High School and attends Louisiana Tech University majoring in kinesiology/ health promotions. Kristin is currently employed with Family First Medicine.

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Blachier, Upshaw to exchange vows next month

Todd and Marilyn Blachier, of Wausau, Wis., are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Hannah Leigh Blachier, of Ruston, to Thomas Wade Upshaw, of Simsboro.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Doug and Joanne Maulden, of Ruston, Carol Blachier, of Mandeville, and the late Charles Blachier. She is a 2009 graduate of Ruston High School and is currently employed with Higginbotham Chiropractic.

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Defreese, Windham prepare for fall nuptials

Amy Defreese, of Choudrant, and Walter Windham II, of Monroe, are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Steve and Kay Defreese, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Pearl Defreese, of Ruston, the late Travis Defreese, Mary White, of Nashville, Tenn., and the late Kenneth White. Amy is a 2010 graduate of Choudrant High School and a 2011 graduate of Louisiana Technical College. She is currently employed as a nurse at St. Joseph Nursing Home.

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Ginn, Jennings to say ‘I do’ in February

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hutto, of Farmerville, and Mr. Dewayne Ginn, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alese Victoria Ginn, of Farmerville, to Jared Scott Jennings.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Jones and Ms. Virginia Jones, all of Farmerville, Mrs. Lillian Ginn, of Ruston, and the late S.E. ‘Red” Ginn, of Ruston. She is a 2009 graduate of Cedar Creek and is currently attending Louisiana Tech University.

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Jones, Simmons to wed

Michael and Pam Jones, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter, Catherine Lee Jones, to Jacob Tyler Simmons, son of Scott and Debbie Simmons, of Choudrant.

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LINCOLN SOCIAL

Images of life in the Parish
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