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December 23rd

Louisiana Tech looks to sink Navy

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Bulldogs take on Midshipmen at 3:30 p.m. today in Armed Forces Bowl
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After losing its last two games, Louisiana Tech looks to bring home a little holiday redemption as the Bulldogs battle Navy in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Bulldogs (8-5) are ranked fifth in the nation in total offense but lost their regular season finale to Southern Miss before being defeated by Western Kentucky in the Conference USA title game.

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Stuff Santa’s Sack donates toys

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Donations head to local children, families
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Local children will receive donated toys and other recourses from Stuff Santa’s Sack for a second straight year this holiday season.
The annual program that raises donations for less fortunate children to help them have a brighter holiday raised more than $1,000 in cash and gift cards, with truckloads of donated toys, said Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE Coordinator.
“Our community is really something special,” she said. “The generosity of the folks here as well as their willingness to lend a helping hand is nothing short of remarkable.”

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NCLAC wraps up 2016, prepares for 2017

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council office has had such a wonderful year serving our region. As we near the end of 2016, it’s the perfect time to reflect upon highlights from the year.
NCLAC began 2016 with our Silent Auction at the Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball, the collaborative fundraiser held by the Dixie Center for the Arts, Ruston Community Theatre and NCLAC. The silent auction raised general operating funds for us, and the ball benefitted the Sustaining Building Fund for the historic DCA building itself, the home of arts programming in downtown Ruston.

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Christmas ornaments tell a story

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Christmas at my parent’s house usually began once the Thanksgiving coma subsided and we had the energy to get the tree and holiday-related boxes out of the shed.
As the tree is assembled and the lights were strung, my brother and I were handed worn, crumbled boxes with our names scribbled across the front in black permanent marker.
In each of our boxes was — and still is — a lifetime of ornaments.

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Stuff Santa’s Sack brings joy to local children

Thanks to Stuff Santa’s Sack, now every Lincoln Parish child will have a special Christmas this year.
The annual program that collects toys and other resources for less fortunate children is now in its second year.
Toys collected from Boy Scouts, American Bikers Active Toward Education and local businesses around town donated more than $1,000 in cash and gift card donations with truckloads of gifts for those children and their families.
The youngers, who are identified by Junior Auxiliary of Ruston, are from the local school district.

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December 22nd

FYZICAL offers physical therapy needs

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When Angela and Jerry Yarborough realized some of their patients successfully completed physical therapy, only to go home and regress because of inactivity, the Yarboroughs decided to change that.
“Our thought was we graduate them from therapy and have a place to go right next door,” Angela Yarborough, a registered nurse and co-owner of FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers in Ruston and Jonesboro, said.
That “place next door” is the Ruston center’s new FYZICAL Fitness gym, located at 730 Celebrity Drive.

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Tech looks to expand program

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Dogs with A Cause looks to host all teams
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Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series about Dogs with A Cause, a partnership between Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education and Athletics Program, benefiting third- through fifth-graders at Ruston schools.
Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education’s Teachers, Educators and Mentors Full-Year Clinical Residency Schools span over 11 schools in three school districts in the North Louisiana area.

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Christmas back in my hometown

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The last time I spent Christmas in my hometown was in 2013.
My Metairie home slowly creeps into the distance year-by-year the longer I live in Ruston.
I call both areas home, but the older I get and the longer I stay here, the more awkward I feel when I return home.
That’s not a bad thing though.
I think my awkwardness in Metairie attributes to my comfort levels I reached staying in Ruston for roughly six years now.
But in the end, I cannot express how happy I am to be spending Christmas with my family for the first time in years.

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Inmate success: a time to celebrate

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens,” the biblical author of Ecclesiastes wrote.
In that vein, Tuesday was a time for celebration at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. Two young women, one a recently released inmate and the other, still incarcerated, became the LPDC’s first HiSET program graduates. HiSET is Louisiana’s high school graduate equivalency diploma program.

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Techsters to play at La.-Lafayette

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LAFAYETTE — Louisiana Tech closes out its non-conference season when the Lady Techsters travel south to face UL-Lafayette at 7 p.m. today at the Cajun Dome.
The contest can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network on ESPN 97.7 FM and KJVC 92.7 FM with the pregame show starting at 6:30 p.m. The free audio can also be accessed via the Louisiana Tech X mobile app and the Red Peach Media app. Fans can also listen online at ESPN977.com.

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