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November 18th, 2014

Temple too tough for Bulldogs

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Owls overcome first-half deficit to defeat Louisiana Tech, 82-75
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Louisiana Tech was cruising along with a lead, reaching 38 points with 1:32 still left in the first half which was one point more than Temple allowed its previous opponent to score in the entire game.
From there though, the Bulldogs could not find an offensive rhythm and dropped their first game of the season, an 82-75 road loss to the Owls on Monday night in the Liacouras Center.

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Lady Techsters to face Northwestern State

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RUSTON — In its season opener, Louisiana Tech pulled out a 76-69 road win against Stephen F. Austin, the defending Southland Conference regular season champion.
Tonight head coach Tyler Summitt and Co. will have an opportunity to face Northwestern State, the defending Southland Conference tournament champion from a year ago.
Tipoff from Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches is 6:30 p.m. and the game can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network on KNBB 97.7 FM (Ruston/Monroe) and KTKC 92.9 FM (Springhill) with the pregame show starting at 6 p.m.

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Bayou Classic excitement builds

The Ruston Daily Leader is excited that this year’s Bayou Classic is shaping up to be what it once was — one of the most exciting events college football has to offer.
In recent years, as both Grambling State University and Southern University have struggled to mediocre seasons, crowds at the Bayou Classic have dwindled.
This year’s game, to be broadcast on NBC television on Nov. 29, will bring fans and alumni of both schools to New Orleans for a celebration of football, family and the traditions and pageantry surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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Foods and Nutrition project coming

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4-H is continually adding new projects and events that appeal to and benefit the youth of this generation. 4-H offers projects and events in the areas of robotics, outdoor skills and public speaking. These are just a few of the more than 50 project areas that youth can be a part of by joining the LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Development Program.

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November 17th

Residents can send boxes of holiday cheer around the world

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This week, local residents have the chance to spread Christmas cheer all around the world by simply taking a few minutes to fill up a shoebox with small gifts.
Today through Nov. 24, residents can participate in the Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week by dropping off their shoebox filled with gifts at Temple Baptist Church, which has been heading up the local effort for about seven years.
Dropoff times are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 2-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-noon Saturday and 9-10 a.m. Nov. 24.

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Hard freeze warning set

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Baton Rouge — The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is asking residents to prepare themselves for another round of severe winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning or freeze warning for much of Louisiana.  The freeze is expected to last several hours beginning later this evening into tomorrow morning.

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Two booked in auto theft

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Two Lincoln Parish residents remain in the parish detention center today charged with auto theft in the alleged heist of a late-model Cadillac from Bossier Parish on Saturday.
Brittnie Samantha Brazzel, 29, of 1875 Wise Road in Dubach, and Donald Verrette Braggs Jr., 28, of 1406 Cardinal St. in Ruston, were arrested Saturday night after a city police officer on a routine patrol spotted the car in a Ruston park after dark. City parks close at sunset.

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BonWorth to help DART, customers

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Residents hoping to help the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team will have a special opportunity to do so this week.

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FBC presents ‘To Ruston with Love’ Wednesday

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First Baptist Church of Ruston will serve its traditional Thanksgiving meal, “To Ruston with Love” to area citizens at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Ruston Civic Center.
For the past 22 years, FBC has hosted this community-wide, free feast.
Initially, this annual event began with the idea of feeding a few Louisiana Tech University students who remained on campus during the Thanksgiving holidays, and through the years it has increased to not only include students, but also to include Ruston area residents.

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RHS Cross Country teams capture District 2-5A title

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The Ruston High School boys and girls cross country teams each won District 2-5A championships on Nov. 4 in Pineville. Both teams will compete for the 5A State Championship on Tuesday at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Pictured above from left to right above is the RHS girls cross country team: Oneke Gwan, Latoya Harris, Tiyanna Harris, Morgan Winstead, Taryn Stark, Hannah Rhodes and Alicia Nash. Pictured below from left to right is the RHS boys cross country team: Miles Griffin, Devin Roland, Landon Sims, Brandon Smith, Micah Williams, Conner Thompson and Chris Kennedy.

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