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August 25th

Cedar Creek optimistic again

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Fourteen starters return in year No. 2 for Haddox
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When Ben Haddox took over as head football coach at Cedar Creek just over a year ago, there were questions surrounding him and his team.
Among them:
• How would a first-year Head Coach fare and especially so when also doubling up as the school’s head coach in baseball?
• Could the Cougars withstand a tough schedule, one that began early on against then defending Class 1A state champ Haynesville?

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Can Livas make cut?

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Phillip Livas has a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown in a preseason game and has shown promise as a return specialist,but is it going to be enough to make the final cut for the 2011 NFL season?
That’s one of the questions facing the rookie free agent from Louisiana Tech and the Miami Dolphins as they trim down their rosters.
Livas is considered as a “long shot” by Dolphins’ beat writers and insiders for earning a slot on the regular season roster.

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Techsters experienced at middle blocker

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Louisiana Tech University will begin its 2011=12 volleyball season on Friday by participating in a tournament in Texas.
The Lady Techsters will face Texas-Pan American in the Sam Houston State Invitational starting at 4:30 p.m.
Here’s another position breakdown on Tech:
Middle blocker

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Summitt ready to battle early dementia

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Pat Summitt, the Hall of Fame coach who has waged many a battle against Louisiana Tech in women’s basketball, now faces the biggest challenge of her life.
The longtime head coach at the University of Tennessee has been diagnosed with onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.
Just as she’s done throughout her career, the 59-year-old Summitt isn’t about to give up the fight.
Or her legendary coaching position, one that has made her the all-time winner in the collegiate game, women’s or men’s. She enters season No. 38 with 1,071 wins.

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August 24th

Just kicking around

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RPAR hosts fall youth soccer leagues
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Area children who want to refine their kicking skills while potentially making new friends have an opportunity to do so through the Ruston Parks and Recreation youth soccer leagues.
The season begins Sept. 17 and will last six to eight weeks, depending on weather.
The soccer age divisions are under 5, under 6, under 8, under 10, under 12 and over 13. Participants may have two practices per week and games are played from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturdays.

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LPSO deputy suspended

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A patrol deputy with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has been suspended without pay.
Sheriff Mike Stone said the suspension is a result of a formal complaint his office received from a citizen.
“This is an isolated incident that we are looking into that involved one of our private citizens and a traffic stop,” Stone said. “We’re still looking at the total picture, and everybody gets due process.”
Stone said the LPSO began its preliminary investigation when the complaint was received on Thursday, and the deputy was suspended on Monday. The suspension without pay is for an indefinite time period until the investigation is completed.

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Organization awards grants to La. Tech

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Lagniappe Ladies, a philanthropic organization seeking to support the mission and vision of Louisiana Tech University, has awarded grants totaling more than $35,000 to 10 campus groups.
Lagniappe Ladies awards grants to campus organizations, teams, projects and initiatives it deems would make the most significant positive impact upon the university and the community.
The groups chosen to receive grants include:

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Library board OKs computer checkouts

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A new library policy that permits patrons to check out a laptop computer comes with several strings attached.
When the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control met this month, members approved terms a patron will need to agree to before one can carry one of 10 available laptop computers out of the building.
Library Director Vivian McCain said the computers have been paid for by federal stimulus funds funneled through the state library.

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Parish shows EOC exam improvement

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Lincoln Parish students seem to have stepped up to the plate when their End-of-Course tests actually counted.
Donna Doss, school improvement and accountability coordinator, said while students have been taking the exams for several years for transition and research purposes, the 2010-11 school year was the first year that EOC exams were calculated into the students’ final grade and eventually graduate.

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Start off school year with bash

A new school year has arrived, and with it a frenzy of adjustment for area families.
For students enrolled in local public schools, each new academic year has kicked off with a large gathering. The Communitywide Back-to-School Bash, which typically draws a few thousand attendees, provides an opportunity for local residents to get informed. Whether one is a parent, teacher or simply a member of the community, the event is a great opportunity to explore resources that are available locally.

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