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December 21st

Bulldogs of yesterday vs. today: Which team would win?

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Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of feature stories the Daily Leader is running leading up to Friday’s Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl pitting Louisiana Tech against Navy.
Comparing teams and players from different eras presents a problem or two. Or a couple hundred.
Some player or coach, key to the conversation, gets left out. Some key point now hazy by time is misunderstood. Some key kneepad’s left unturned.

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Dunkin’ Dogs downed in waning seconds

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Florida Gulf Coast hands Tech only third home loss since February of 2012
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In a game that went back and forth in both teams favor, the 2,277 in attendance Tuesday at the Thomas Assembly could sense they were potentially in for a fantastic finish.
There were, but not in the home team’s favor as the ball didn’t bounce the Bulldogs’ way in the waning seconds as Florida Gulf Coast escaped with a 79-78 win over Louisiana Tech, marking only the third home loss suffered by the ’Dogs since February 2012.
The game featured nine ties and 12 lead changes, the last being the most crucial.

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December 20th

Local realtors honored with REALTOR Emeritus Award

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Dicky Nealy, founder and broker at Lincoln Realty, was recently selected to receive the REALTOR Emeritus Award for more than 40 years of service as a member of the National Association of REALTORS.
Nealy said he was happy to be selected for the award.
“I feel really honored to be recognized for my tenure in the real estate business,” he said. “This is how I make a living and to be honored for doing something that I enjoy is wonderful. I had no idea I would be recognized, I was just doing my due diligence in my profession.”

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Selecting the perfect gift this year

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If your gift list is like mine, you have a few people on it who are hard to surprise. Each year I agonize over a few on my list and spend hours trying to find the perfect gift that makes their eyes light up. The perfect gift is not about how much it costs, but how well chosen it is for the person who receives it.
As the holidays approach, we all get caught up in long to-do lists and what once was fun becomes work.
That added pressure can make us miss out on what is truly important — enjoying time with friends and loved ones.

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G-Men complete remarkable turnaround

Congratulations to the Grambling State Tigers for capturing their 15th Black College National Championship.
Grambling’s 10-9 win over North Carolina Central in Saturday’s Celebration Bowl at the Atlanta Georgia Dome moved the Tigers to No. 2 in most national black college titles ever, behind only Tennessee State with 16 championships.
The G-Men won national titles in 1955, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008 and this year.

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1944: The Navy sails to Louisiana Tech’s rescue

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When Louisiana Tech takes the field to face the Navy Midshipmen in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Ft. Worth, Texas, on Friday, the current Bulldog football players, coaches and fans need to pay homage to the men lining up on the opposite side of the field … in more ways than one.

Not only do these men protect our freedoms every day, but in 1944, their predecessors in the Naval Academy rescued Louisiana Tech football.

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Dunkin’ Dogs to host Florida-Gulf Coast

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Louisiana Tech and Florida Gulf Coast — two teams known for their high-flying slam dunks — will meet on the hardwood at 6:30 p.m. today inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
The matchup is part of a home-and-home series between the two programs. LA Tech (7-4) went down to Fort Myers, Florida, last season right before Christmas and defeated FGCU, 66-63. It was a reunion of sorts as five Bulldog players on that squad hailed from the Sunshine State.

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Techsters fall in Memphis heartbreaker

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Tigers squeeze out win with pair of free throws with 6 seconds left
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MEMPHIS — Brea Elmore sank two free throws with 6 seconds to play to lift the Memphis Tigers to a 56-54 win over Louisiana Tech before 542 fans at Elma Roane Fieldhouse Monday night.
Tech (5-5), which trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half, fought back in the second half and tied the game at 54-54 on a 3-pointer by freshman Kierra Lang – her fourth of the game – with 8.1 seconds to play.

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December 19th

NCLAC seeks artists for ‘50 for $50’ exhibit

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council will host “50 for $50,” a juried art exhibition for small works.
Selected works will be displayed at Parish Press Coffee Shop from Feb. 1 through March 21 with an opening reception being held Feb. 7.
“Just in time for Valentine’s gifting, this will be a show of 50 two-dimensional artworks not larger than 8x10 (including framing) that will be for sale for $50 each,” according to a press release.
Rules for entry in the contest include:
• Artists may enter up to three works
• Completed artwork must be no larger than 8x10

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A shelter at Christmas: DART aids those in need

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For years, I have written Christmas columns for Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. I have discussed domestic violence and the holidays, or explained the Christmas Angel project and how it helps our families. I have shared stories of people who have moved us deeply with their survivor spirits and their modest needs. One thing I have not explored is the role of DART’s shelter staff during Christmas.

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