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October 22nd

Kathryn May Jenkins, a homemaker and retired Louisiana Tech Assistant Professor of English died in the presence of loving family members on October 16

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Kathryn May Jenkins, a homemaker and retired Louisiana Tech Assistant Professor of English died in the presence of loving family members on October 16 in the home she and her husband built in Ruston in 1950. She was 102.75 years old.

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October 20th

Tech’s defense sparks win

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Bulldogs take Homecoming victory over UTEP
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A late stop by Louisiana Tech’s defense was the difference Saturday night as the Bulldogs took a31-24 Homecoming win over Texas-El Paso in front of 18,972 fans at Joe Aillet Stadium Saturday afternoon.

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Wondering where former athletes have gone, etc.

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Wonder where they’re gone and what they’re doing.
While I’ve covered sports for 50-Plus years, I’ve often wondered concerning the whereabouts of those who have crossed my path. Athletes, Head coaches. Assistant coaches. Media members.
The world of athletics is ever changing, with Individuals moving on to other teams and locations.
Here’s an expanded list of our regular column item entitled “Whatever happened to ....”
In case you know about some of these names, text (318-245-6405) or email (odavis@àol.com).
Wonder whatever happened to:

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Grambling falls at Alcorn State

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LORMAN, Miss. — Marc Orozco booted a career-high 52 yard field goal and tied Brian Morgan as the Grambling State University All-Time Points Scoring Leader, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers gave up a late touchdown as Alcorn State captured a 33-26 victory in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Saturday at Jack-Spinks Stadium.

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Bearcats rally to take down Trojans

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ALEXANDRIA — In a game of two halves, Ruston won the most important Friday night at Alexandria Senior High’s at J.L. “Butch” Stoker Stadium.
The Bearcats overcame a nine-point halftime deficit and shut out the Trojans in the second half en route to a 40-28 win in District 2-5A action.
Ruston moved to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in district play while ASH is now 6-2 and 1-2.
The Bearcats struck first on a 26-yard field goal by Caleb Phillips midway through the first quarter, but the Trojans quickly countered on a Rashone McNeal four-yard touchdown run to put ASH up 7-5.

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Cougars fall on last-play Hail Mary

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SICILY ISLAND — Sometimes it comes down to one play — the final one.
The Cedar Creek Cougars learned that Friday as Sicily Island’s Hail Mary attempt with time expiring was caught on the goal line and the Tigers scored a walk-off touchdown for a home win Friday night.
In back and forth game, Cedar Creek quarterback Brooks Auger scored on a QB sneak and sophomore running back Lane Blue added scores on a long and a short run before seeing the game slip away at the end.

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Panthers pick up first victory of season

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RINGGOLD — In a match-up of winless District 1-1A teams Friday night, something had to give.
It was Lincoln Preparatory School that picked up its first win of the season as the Panthers blew past Ringgold 52-20 on the road.
“It’s a great thing for a team this young to finally get a win,” Panthers coach Glen Hall said of his team. “I feel good for them, but more importantly, we’ve found a leader and that’s something we can build on.”
That leader is junior Chance Robinson, who scored four times on the night, with two additional touchdowns called back.

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Judgment Day

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Monique Clement (R) and Bruce Hampton (R), the two candidates for the 3rd Judicial District District C judgeship race, appeared at Grambling City Hall last week to let people know who they are and what they stand for as voters begin making their decisions on who to chose when election day rolls around on Nov. 6.

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ACT scores top in N. La.

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Lincoln Parish public high schools received an ACT composite score of 20.5 for the 2017-2018 class, earning them the top spot among north Louisiana schools and seventh highest in the state.
“It’s a very positive thing for the district,” school Superintendent Mike Milstead said.
ACT, the company that administers the national college readiness test, released the scores last week.
Louisiana’s statewide average score fell from 19.6 to 19.3, while the national average dropped from 21 in 2017 to 20.8.

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Special Rep. election set

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The special election to the fill the vacant District 12 state House seat will be held Feb. 23.
Parish Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone said Friday she’s received word from Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s office setting the election.
Qualifying will be Jan. 9-11 of 2019.
The seat opened earlier this month when former Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, resigned to take a position with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
District 12 covers approximately two thirds of Lincoln Parish and all of Union Parish.

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