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December 22nd

Simsboro School baseball players hand out gifts

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Students give more than 220 presents to children
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The Simsboro School varsity baseball team recently spent a day spreading Christmas cheer throughout the parish by passing more than 226 presents to various groups.
The team gave gifts to students at the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center, Little Helpers daycare for special needs, then ended the day at Alpine Guest Care, where they delivered 144 goodie bags filled with fruit.
During the visit at LPECC, the team helped the children unwrap their gifts and spent time interacting and playing with the students, Jesus Solorzanson, a junior, said.

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NCLAC welcomes Ruston Artisans to community

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Happy holidays, everyone.
It seems like Thanksgiving was last week, and now here we are with Christmas only three days away.
In the last month there has been a flurry of wonderful art activities going on in our area, including unique exhibitions, theatre, creative classes, concerts and more.
One of the new names you may be hearing in this swirl of presentations is Ruston Artisans, and it is this I wish to tell you more about today.
Ruston Artisans is located at 203 West Alabama, nestled between Rumo’s Barbershop and Donny Bell Design.

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Ruston announces closures

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The Ruston City Hall and the Utility Billing Office will be closed for the Christmas holidays on Monday and Tuesday.
There will be no commercial or residential garbage and trash collection on these days. Garbage pickup for Monday’s and Tuesday’s routes will be picked up on Wednesday.
The offices will also be closed on New Year’s Day. Garbage pickup for the Jan. 1 route will be picked up on Jan. 3. There will be no commercial or residential garbage and trash collection. For emergency utility services, contact 255-1316.

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November Excellence winner announced

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Steven Ledford, a representative of Jed’s Plumbing was the recipient of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce November #EverydayExcellence Award.
 In a potentially stressful situation, Marisol O’Neal was saved by the dedication of Steven Ledford on behalf of Jed’s Plumbing, Ivana Flowers, Chamber communications/special events coordinator said.
The evening before Thanksgiving, a plumbing issue threatened to wreak havoc on the O’Neal family’s holiday.
O’Neal contacted the Brashears, who own Jed’s Plumbing. Though the Brashears were out of the state, they contacted Ledford.

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Club News

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Gary Stockton, County agent with the LSU Ag Center, recently presented updated the Sunrise Kiwanis Club on activities of the LSU Ag Center in Lincoln Parish Schools and the numerous public services provided by the Ag Center on behalf of Lincoln Parish residents.

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Anthony, Stahly lead Techsters to victory

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LA Tech wins fourth straight with 85-62 defeat of Houston Baptist
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One game after Louisiana Tech’s inside combo of Alexus Malone and Zhanae Whitney led the Lady Techsters to victory, it was the turn for outside due of Kierra Anthony and Taylor Stahly.
Anthony scored 21 points and Stahly added a career-high 19 points to lead Louisiana Tech to an 85-62 victory over Houston Baptist Thursday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The victory was the fourth straight for Tech (8-4), which will play its final non-conference contest Dec. 29 against Alcorn State before opening Conference USA play Jan. 3.

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East Carolina rallies past G-Men, 76-68

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — The Grambling State University men’s basketball team led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but the Tigers couldn’t put East Carolina away as the Pirates picked up a 76-68 victory on Thursday night in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
Grambling State (4-8) led 31-19 with 3:51 left in the first half, but East Carolina (6-5) proved to be too much in the second half, outscoring the Tigers, 48-37, to get the victory.

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Bulldogs outlast Hornets, advance to championship

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NEW ORLEANS — On the 126th birthday of the game of basketball, Louisiana Tech had four players score in double figures to help the team advance to the championship of the New Orleans Shootout after a 74-62 victory over Alabama State on Thursday afternoon at the Xavier Convocation Center.
Tech (8-4) snapped its two-game losing skid and will take on the Fort Wayne Mastodons at 2:30 p.m. in the tourney finals in what will also be the squad’s last non-conference game of the season.

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GSU women fall at Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Grambling State University women’s basketball team could not recover from a cold-shooting day in a 57-48 loss to Memphis at Elma Roane Fieldhouse on Thursday afternoon.
Grambling State (3-7) shot 30 percent (15-of-50), including a 2-for-16 stretch in the second quarter.
Jazmine Torian paced the Grambling State offense with 11 points, on 4-of-9 shooting, and three rebounds. Ariel Williams added nine points, two steals and one assist, while Shakyla Hill added eight rebounds, six assists, four steals and two points.

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Get flu shot to fight active season

Many Louisianans have been feeling pretty ill these past couple of weeks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that Louisiana continues to have one of the highest levels of flu activity in the nation this month.
In fact, the Deep South is among the hardest-hit regions of the country, with Louisiana and Mississippi reporting high levels of flu-like illness.
What’s worse: Early forecasts had many doctors concerned this year’s flu shot was only about 10 percent effective against the A strain of the virus.

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