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December 20th

Lady ’Cats push winning streak to 10

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Ruston High’s girls are in the midst of a busy basketball schedule and they’re preparing for it in the best way: simply by winning.
The Lady Bearcats stretched their victory streak to 10 games and improved to 13-1 on the season with a 56-48 win over Madison Parish in the final round of the annual “Holiday Classic” hosted by RHS on Saturday.

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LSU rolls past Techsters, 68-53

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BATON ROUGE — Like most coaches, Louisiana Tech’s Teresa Weatherspoon harbors a competitive streak in her.
So when her team came up on the short end in a spirited battle against LSU Sunday afternoon, Weatherspoon didn’t mince a bunch of words.
“It was a tough game,” she said after a 68-53 loss to the Tigers at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
“It was not pleasing to see, not pleasing to watch, not pleasing to be a part of. There were a lot of things that you wish could change.”

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Creer, Warren: State awards?

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Tech, GSU running backs among candidates for All-Louisiana honors
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A coach couldn’t go wrong with having either Frank Warren or Lennon Creer in his offensive backfield during the 2010 season.
Just ask Sonny Dykes of Louisiana Tech and Rod Broadway of Grambling State.
Both of those head coaches for the Lincoln Parish programs had those two players carrying the football for big clumps of yardage and making numerous visits to the end zone this year.
Tech’s Creer and Grambling’s Warren each rushed for more than 1,000 yards on the way to finishing among the top ground gainers for their conferences and the nation.

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Sitting with Santa

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Emery Caskey, 2, and Kippin Caskey, 1, were all smiles when they met Santa Saturday at Simsboro Town Hall.

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Christian motorcycle club donates to Toys for Tots

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Ezekiel’s Wheels, the local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, headed by Sam Chrisman, recently collected $830 and 40 toys for Toys for Tots with their annual Toy Run through Ruston. Pictured are the Ruston Jaycees and the motorcyclists in attendance.

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Pet of the Week

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Smokey is a young, domestic, short-hair gray cat. She’s been a good kitty this year, and wants for Christmas to find a forever home. Smokey has a brother, too. She’s litter box trained and current on shots. Call 251-DOGS to find out how to adopt Smokey.

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Savings plan for 2011 can add up

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A giving spirit during the holidays is apparent in Lincoln Parish. Here, people take the meaning of Christmas to heart. That is apparent by the collections taken for initiatives like Toys for Tots, Christian Community Action and Coats for Kids. Trinity United Methodist Church and local schools’ classroom parties and gifts for the children at Ruston Elementary School also demonstrate Ruston’s heart during the holidays. The community’s generosity shows what a great place Ruston is to live.

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Simsboro can sleep more safely at night

The citizens of Simsboro can rest a little easier at night come the New Year. Around Jan. 1, they’ll have a police officer making the rounds five nights a week.
This is the result of an effort by Simsboro Mayor Willie Hendricks who called the vote to install Woody Christian, the new nighttime officer, “an historic event” for the town.

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GSU holds fall graduation ceremonies

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More than 400 new graduates picked up their diplomas Friday as Grambling State University held fall commencement exercises. In the picture above, a new graduate sings the school’s alma mater. The picture at bottom left shows keynote speaker Henry L. Whitehorn, Sr., U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Louisiana. Whitehorn received his master’s in criminal justice from GSU. In the bottom right picture, GSU President Frank Pogue, right, presents Kerry Briggs of Houston with the President’s Alumni Award.

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Area leaders talk meeting security

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Security has been a hot topic among local officials following a shooting last week during a school board meeting in Florida that resulted in the death of the shooter.

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