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February 7th, 2015

Bearcats roar past Rebels

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Needing a big win to help and try secure a home game in the opening round of the playoffs, Ruston High School came through Friday night at the RHS Boys’ Gymnasium.
The Bearcats broke open a tight game late in the first half and pulled away for a 60-40 District 2-5 win over West Monroe.
The Bearcats were ranked No. 15 this week in unofficial LHSAA power rankings last week and are hoping the win moved them into solid position to open the playoffs for a home game.

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West Monroe tops Lady ’Cats

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The Lady Bearcats went cold late in Friday’s District 2-5A contest against West Monroe as the Lady Rebels marched to a 48-39 win at the Ruston High School Boys Gym.
But the Lady Bearcats had their chance.
Ruston was rolling as guard Jesse Anderson nailed a jumper before driving in for a layup to move Ruston to within three points at 40-37 with 6:58 to play.
Then the wheels came off for the Lady Bearcats (14-14, 1-7 in District 2-5A).
RHS managed only two points from there while West Monroe used a 11-of-21 performance at the free throw line to pull away for good.

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RHS advances in soccer playoffs

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Riley Thompson and Alexander Jassemidis each netted goals as Ruston High defeated Caddo Magnet 2-1 in the opening round of the Division I playoffs Friday. RHS next travels to play Fontainebleau.

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These ’Dogs would be tough to beat

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Daunting.
That’s the best and most appropriate way to describe the task I under took recently to compile a starting lineup from all of the great names that have graced the Louisiana Tech University men’s basketball roster through the years.
Mind you, that’s coming up with only five players.
I could have chosen the “easy” route and, say, just pick a 10-member squad or even extended it to 15 players.
Instead, I have opted to select only five.
The cream of the Bulldogs’ crop if you will.
Maybe in another future blog by season’s end, I will reveal my second and third teams.

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Deer antlers continue to trigger fascination

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Diane’s question to me recently is reflected by scores of others who are fascinated by what take places on the heads of buck deer over the course of a year.
“You mean a buck with a great big 12-point rack starts out with nothing on his head every year? I don’t understand,” she lamented.
She is not alone; there are many folks interested in wildlife who can’t comprehend the amazing thing that takes place over a 12-month period in the life cycle of whitetail buck deer.

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Annual fundraiser kicks off at 9 a.m. Friday

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Residents with a sweet tooth and a penchant for helping children will have the opportunity to do both during the annual Kupcakes for Kids event on Friday.
The annual event is set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Community Trust Bank Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St.
Susie Polk, a volunteer with the Kupcakes for Kids group, said she is excited for this year’s event.

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Tech’s Owens blazes trails

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Reginald Owens, the journalism department chair at Louisiana Tech University, recently discussed a class assignment in front of his Journalism 101 class.
With a commanding voice ­ some compare to James Earl Jones, he explained what he wanted from this assignment and how to go about completing it with a passing grade.
“A story on elderly people,” Owens said. “Don’t be afraid to ask them questions because they want to talk about their stories.”

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LPPJ to meet Tuesday

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During Tuesday night’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, the jury is set to make appointments, hear resolutions and introduce an ordinance.
The jury is set to vote on whether to make the appointment of James Ramsaur to the Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau and Heather Walker to the Lincoln Parish GIS District.
If appointed, Ramsaur will serve a three-year term, and Walker will serve the unexpired term of former jury member Ronny Walker, which will end Dec. 31.

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Four committees to meet

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set to take place Tuesday night prior to the Lincoln Parish Police Jury meeting.
At 4:30 p.m. the Public Works Committee will meet with a handful of items on their agenda.
Chaired by Randy Roberson, the committee will discuss the authorization of advertisement of bids for a dump truck and asphalt materials.
The committee will also be asked to authorize the purchase of a steel wheel roller, tractor and bush hog and a one-ton pick-up truck, on state contract.

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Lincoln Lookback

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Pictured is the Horseless Carriage Club of America on the Louisiana Tech University campus in 1964. On the far left is former Sheriff Wayne Houck and far right is former Tech President Jay Taylor.
Lincoln Lookback is a new series that will feature photos from Lincoln Parish history.

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