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July 17th, 2017

Buddy's Blog: Fred Dean will ‘sack’ another honor Sept. 2

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Future football foes finally won’t be haunted by tales of terrorizing by No. 70 for Louisiana Tech University.
Those digits worn by pass-rushing terminator Fred Dean will be retired during halftime ceremonies at the Bulldogs’ season opener versus Northwestern State University on Sept. 2.
With that retirement, Tech will complete its “trifecta” of Pro Football Hall of Fame representatives having their jersey numbers retired. Previous honorees include Terry Bradshaw and Willie Roaf.

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DART seeks help for children through donations

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School is right around the corner. Seems like we just were popping July 4th firecrackers and we are shifting our attention to getting kids ready for the first day of school Aug. 11.
Did you know that the cost to purchase school supplies for a kindergarten student in Lincoln Parish is over $80?
And that doesn’t count the $15 instructional fee required by most kindergarten teachers.
The average cost for an eighth grader is even higher at over $85.
School uniforms average a little over $20 for a kindergarten student and about $25 for an eighth grader.

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July 15th

Ruston 9-year-old Dixie team takes state

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The Ruston team captured the 2017 Dixie Youth Baseball 9-year-old state championship on July 10. Standing from left to right are Jody Wood, T.J. Soto, Nick Roach Nolan Parnell, Jackson Burroughs, Macklin Conroy, Kenden Freeman and Tyler Roach. Pictured kneeing down are D’tavion Wright, Talan Billberry, Fisher Cannon, Hunter Soto, Hudson Wood, Jordan Brisco and Peyton Nations. The team will represent Ruston as well as the state of Louisiana in the Regional World Series being held at the Jonesboro Recreation Center starting Friday.

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Ruston Bearcat football camp set

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The Ruston Bearcat Football Camp for incoming kindergarten through ninth-graders will be held from 9 a.m. – noon July 25-27 on James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Cost of the camp will be $50 and will be due at registration, which will set for 8:30 a.m. July 25 at James Field.
Campers are asked to wear shorts and a T-shirt and to bring cleats. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt and lunch daily.
For more information call Jerrod Baugh at 903-918-2359.

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McCown wants another shot at NFL

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Luke McCown will be inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 30.
But that doesn’t mean he’s ready to hang up his cleats quite yet.
McCown on Wednesday visited the Ruston Jimmy John’s franchise he and his wife Katie own and opened earlier this year and took time to meet with the media to talk about his big summer and fall.
And while he’s set to be part of a seven-person Tech Hall of Fame induction class, he admits to still itching to get one more chance to play for a Super Bowl contender before he retires.

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Leader sports scores big at LPA Awards

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The Ruston Daily Leader sports department had a strong day at the Louisiana Press Association awards luncheon last weekend with O.K. “Buddy” Davis, left, and T. Scott Boatright both hauling in multiple honors. Davis won first place for Best Sports Column, with Boatright placing second in that category. Davis also took home third-place honors for Best Sports Story and shared a second-place award with Boatright for Best Overall Sports Coverage. Boatright added a first-place award for Best Headline and a second-place award for Best Regular News Column.

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Tigers tabbed to win SWAC West

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After winning Southwestern Athletic Conference and Historically Black College and University championships last season, the Grambling State Tigers have been tabbed to make it a repeat in 2017.
GSU hauled in the most individual honors and was tabbed to win another SWAC Western Division title this year as the 2017 SWAC Preseason Team was released Friday during the league’s Media Day.
Fourteen G-Men were tabbed as preseason All-SWAC selections, led by senior quarterback DeVante Kincade, the preseason Offensive Player of the Year.

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Aaron Judge crushes homers, exhibits humility

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No exaggerated bat flip or self-pat on the chest.
At a time when self-promotion and “look at me” antics are oftentimes the norm rather than the exception, Aaron Judge is as refreshing as an autumn day in Central Park
His home run trots are done in a rather bashful manner, reminiscent of the way Mickey Mantle, a country boy from Oklahoma, would circle the bases and head down.
Judge lets his bat do the talking.
And that Chandler AJ44 Maple 35-inch long, 33-ounce model he uses like a tooth pick speaks volumes.

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‘Summertime ... and the living is easy’

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Summertime. What special meaning does it have for you? What thoughts and memories are triggered when you think about that three month span of time when the “living is easy and the cotton is high”?
To most of us, it’s trying to find a place to keep cool, getting outside work done early so as to avoid the penetrating heat of the summer sun. In my childhood days, though, it was a different story.

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How to become financially organized

Question: I’m trying to get all my financial stuff organized. What do I need to do?
Answer: Let’s not do this: Straighten up all the unopened bank statements and investment account reports on your desk and call that financial organization.
That’s just making your mess look neater.
For something to be organized, it has be ordered and structured toward some purpose and well thought out.
To do that, you’ve got to know what you have, where it is, why you have it and contact information for each separate service provider. Let’s take them one at a time:

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