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November 1st, 2014

Bearcats put on Homecoming show

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Ruston High School shuts down Alexandria, 38-3
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Ruston High School senior receiver Keitavious Walter made it a Homecoming to remember for a lifetime Friday night against Alexandria Senior High School at L.J. Hoss Garrett Stadium.
Walter did it all, accounting for three touchdowns of 50-plus yards — on a pass reception, a run and a punt return — as he spearheaded Ruston’s 38-3 blowout win over ASH, sparking a celebration by the Bearcat faithful that still might be going on today.

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Cougars grab road win at Ringgold

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RINGGOLD — Cedar Creek started strong and never looked back as the Cougar roared to a 35-6 win at Ringgold Friday night.
The win was the first district win of the season for Cedar Creek, which climbed to 2-7 overall and 1-3 in 1-1A play.
The Cougars didn’t only dominate the scoreboard, but the stat sheet, too, as Cedar Creek totaled 378 yards of offense while holding the Indians (3-6, 0-4) to 114.
And it was a total team effort, as nine different Cougars accounted for rushing yardage against the Indians while six different players hauled in receptions.

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Buddy's Blog: Parish has plenty of headline makers

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In Lincoln Parish, football season means exciting times and stars being born no sooner than the next series of plays.
That’s certainly the case again since the 2014 campaign unfolded back in late August and early September.
There’s no shortage of names that have helped their teams capture wins, vie for championships or break into the record books.
Here are 10 headline makers on the parish gridirons this season:

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Reminiscing about Bill Bailey

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There were several things I enjoyed about living in Homer back in the 1960s. Lake Claiborne was in its infancy and the potholes that would eventually fill to form the lake offered some good duck hunting early on and later, great bass fishing.

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RPAR’s iHoops Challenge scheduled to be held Nov. 15

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Ruston Parks and Recreation is hosting the iHoops Skills Challenge at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 in the Bobby James Gymnasium, located at 605 James Street.
This event is a free basketball skills competition that is a fun way to flaunt your fundamentals. The contest is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 14.

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RPAR Round-Up

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RPAR honors bleacher boosters
(Top photo) Bobby Hollinquest (left) and MayLouise Jenkins were recently honored as the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s 2014 Best Bleacher Boosters in recognition for their passion and loyalty for local recreational sports.
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RPAR coed softball champions

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Techsters win exhibition game

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JaQuan Jackson scored 19 points and Chrisstasia Walter added a double double with 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech to an 85-36 exhibition win over Mississippi College Saturday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The game marked the debut of first year head coach Tyler Summitt, who coached the Lady Techsters to the win with Tech legend and Hall of Fame coach Leon Barmore sitting in the stands.

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Techsters volleyball team falls

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Louisiana Tech (9-16, 1-10 Conference USA) could not compete with a .370 attacking percentage by Marshall (12-14, 6-5 C-USA), as the Lady Techsters fell, 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-14), on Friday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech hit just .170 as a team with 28 kills compared to 44 kills and just 10 errors by Marshall over the course of three sets. The Thundering Herd totaled seven service aces and nine blocks to overpower Tech.

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La Tech, Ruston High honor alumni

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Tech recognizes Cox, Adams
By T. Scott Boatright
Louisiana Tech University honored some of its Homecoming heroes Friday at its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon held in the Louisiana Tech Student Center.
The event honored seven Louisiana Tech alumni including Bill Cox of Ruston, who was named the Louisiana Tech Alumnus of the Year while Jamie Adams of Dallas was the recognized as the Young Alumnus of the Year.  Five others were honored by their academic colleges as Distinguished Alumni of the Year.

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Amendment No. 13 changes N.O. property sale guidelines

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Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana to better inform voters about the issues that will be on the ballot.
Amendment 13 is asking voters to allow government-owned property in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans to be sold under specific guidelines.
Proposed Change

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