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December 15th

Caney Lake Good Sammers Club

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November is a thankful time. The Caney Lake Good Sammers were thankful that hosts Carolyn and Hubert Estes and Nancy and Hubert Tolman invited them to come to the Thomas Lingo Community Center in Oak Grove for the Nov. 19-22, campout. Fox’s Pizza and dessert were on the menu for Wednesday evening.
The next day there was a treat in store for the campers. The hosts had arranged for the group to visit Poverty Point, which has been designated a National Historical Landmark and put on the World Heritage Site Register.

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Several scams a cause for caution

In light of the holiday season, financial safety should be a top priority while out and about.
Financial safety extends not only to protecting credit cards, debit cards and other accounts, but also by not falling victim to potential scams.
In recent weeks there have been reports of multiple scams circulating throughout our area. These scams have included someone impersonating someone from the Internal Revenue Service and another instance of a person impersonating a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Deputy.

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Colors of the season blooming

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Colors of the Christmas season can be seen all over Ruston, with much of the credit due to Louisiana Tech University’s Agriculture Department.
Every year, Tech Farm sells poinsettias and Christmas cacti of all shapes and sizes with proceeds going to the Department of Agricultural Science’s scholarship fund.

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Weekend Surprise Santa winners announced

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Pictured are Wednesday’s 12 Days of Christmas Shopping in Lincoln Parish Surprise Santa winners. Residents participating in the 12 Days of Shopping in Lincoln Parish are eligible each day to receive a Surprise Santa gift if they have their playing cards when a representative of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce shows up at one of the 40 shopping locations. For more information call 255-2031 or visit www.rustonlincoln.org. Pictured above is Mark English receiving a $20 gift card from Community Trust Bank at Raising Cane’s.

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Tech pushes Syracuse to brink

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Louisiana Tech faced the daunting task of trying to do something Sunday that had only been done once in the last 55 attempts —beat Syracuse in non-conference play on its home court.
That loss came in the Orange’s last game.
The Bulldogs nearly made it back-to-back home losses for the perennial NCAA powerhouse as they pushed Syracuse to the brink before falling 71-69 before 19,156 fans inside the Carrier Dome.
Down by 10 with 3:46 left to go, the Bulldogs ignited on a run that tied the game at 69-69 with 25 seconds remaining.

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Lady Tigers fall at Washington

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Three Lady Tigers scored in double figures Sunday, but that didn’t prevent Grambling State University from falling 84-53 against the University of Washington Sunday afternoon at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle. Yosha Watson (with ball) led Grambling (3-6) with 14 points while Monisha Neal chipped in with 11 and Mariah Gilliam added 10. The Lady Tigers next play at Kansas State on Saturday.

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Lady Techsters to play host to Nicholls State

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Coming off its best performance of the season, the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters will host Nicholls State at 6:30 p.m. today in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (3-4) played toe-to-toe with 22nd ranked Mississippi State Thursday night before falling 81-77 as head coach Tyler Summitt and Co. gave the undefeated Bulldogs their toughest test of the season.
The Lady Techsters will try to build on the positives from the four-point loss when they welcome head coach Dobee Plaisance and the Colonels (3-3) to Ruston. It will be only the second home game of the season for Tech.

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December 13th

Celebrating the season

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Lincoln Parish residents celebrated the holiday season early this weekend with various events. Pictured above are students from Glen View and Hillcrest Elementary schools singing in the Main Street Winterfest activities on Friday night.
Pictured below is Broderick Fobbs, Grambling State University football coach, throwing candy during the Grambling Christmas Parade on Saturday morning. Fobbs served as the grand marshal of the annual parade.

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A new horizon

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Leadership changes in store for Ruston

The defeat of the lone city incumbent in Saturday’s runoff election means three of Ruston’s five aldermen will be first-time officeholders.
That, coupled with Ronny Walker’s election in November as Ruston’s first new mayor in 16 years, will likely lead to a reassessment of municipal priorities and their effectiveness, sociologist and political consultant Gary Stokley said.
“It opens up every aspect of Ruston now,” he said.

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LPSO seeks suspect in thefts

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Several local businesses have fallen victim to thefts recently, and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office is asking for residents’ help.
LPSO Public Information Officer Chad Alexander said the LPSO is currently conducting an investigation connected to thefts that have occurred at a local business.
Alexander reported that Cars Cars Cars, located at 3403 Louisiana Highway 33, recently sustained a string of thefts from their lot.
“These thefts have occurred during the late night- early morning hours,” Alexander said.

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