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November 7th, 2014

Undefeated C-USA slate at stake for Tech

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Bulldogs set to play at Alabama-Birmingham at 11 a.m. Saturday
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Louisiana Tech looks to extend its win streak to five games and remain undefeated in Conference USA as the Bulldogs play an 11 a.m. road contest Saturday at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Tech stands at 5-3 overall and 5-0 in Conference USA while UAB is 5-4 and 3-2.
One big key for the Bulldogs will be slowing UAB sophomore running back Jordan Howard (6-1, 228), who ranks second in Conference USA rushing stats with 1009 yards and nine touchdowns on 205 carries.

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Prep teams to close out season

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All three Lincoln Parish prep football teams will be on the road tonight to close out 2014 regular-season play. Qayshon Thurman (5, pictured above) and the Ruston Bearcats (6-3, 3--1 in District 2-5A) will play at Pineville (5-4, 1-3), Cedar Creek (2-7, 1-3 in District 1-1A) will play at Arcadia (2-7, 2-2) and Grambling Lab (2-7, 1-3 in 1-1A) will play at Ringgold (3-6, 0-4). All three games will start at 7 p.m.

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Blue Team takes Tech Series win

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The Blue Team scored 14 runs on 14 hits to take a 1-0 lead over the White Team in Game 1 of Louisiana Tech baseball’s best-of-three Fall World Series on Thursday night at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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Techsters set for final home match

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Louisiana Tech’s volleyball team will play its final home match of the season when the Lady Techsters play hosts to Middle Tennessee in a 7 p.m. contest today at the Thomas Assembly Center in what will be Senior Night for three Tech players.

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Lady Techsters to host hoops game

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Saturday night’s exhibition basketball game between Louisiana Tech and LSU-Alexandria pits two women’s programs on the opposite ends of the spectrum.
Tech is a tradition-laden Division I program that ranks second all-time in victories (1,043) and boasts 13 Final Four banners — including 3 national championship banners — hanging in the Thomas Assembly Center rafters. LSU-Alexandria is a first year NAIA program.
Admission te is free and tipoff is set for 6 p.m. Satruday at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Kiwanis Club holds Pancake Day

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The 2014 Kiwanis Pancake Day began this morning at 6 a.m. Pictured above Kiwanis member Randy Alexander serves up some pancakes to Lincoln Parish Police Jury President Hazel Hunter, left, and her friend Grace Tatem.
Pancakes will still be available 4:30-7 p.m. in the Ruston Civic Center. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door.

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Grambling council meets

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While there was no new or old business the Grambling City Council presented to residents during Thursday’s meeting, updates were given on a few projects the city has been working on.
On the agenda for comments, information and presentations was Markay Brown, with Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixson, Henry Shuler, Shuler Consulting Company, Karl Johnson, American Water and Wasterwater, and Chief of Police Tommy Clark.
Of four scheduled to present, on Clark was on hand.
Clark informed the residents of an IRS scam that has been going on.

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Learning to put out fires

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Over the course of more than 20 years the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 has hosted a fire school twice a year.
Fall classes for those who decided to take on this realm of volunteerism began Oct. 30, District Chief Danny Cross said.
“We had about 14 sign up this time, one of those will be going over to Grambling, but the others will stay right here with us once we finish the school,” he said.
While no women signed up for this round of classes, Cross added this is one of the bigger classes they have had in a few years.

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Jason Coleman returns for third local show

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The Dixie Center for the Arts is thrilled to bring back by popular demand Jason Coleman, grandson of the late Floyd Cramer, featuring Meagan Taylor on guitar. The show will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, and is sponsored by Bobby Conville, Ron Deal, Earl Smith, Financial Advisors and Wells Fargo Advisors.

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RES 4-H to host fundraiser

The Ruston Elementary School 4-H club is hosting a car wash and bake sale fundraiser from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the RES car line. Car washes are available for a $5 or more donation, while bake sale prices will vary per item. Baked goods are being donated by RES faculty and 4-H parents.

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