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January 9th, 2015

O negative is positively needed

During the holiday season, many people — even frequent donors — don’t think about giving blood.
The bustle of the holiday season frequently results in a blood shortage, and LifeShare Blood Centers said that’s what has happened this year.
“We are experiencing an O negative blood shortage, which has the capability to become critical before the end of the week,” Tina Hooper, LifeShare spokesperson, said. “The extreme weather predicted adds another layer of concern, underscoring the immediate need for O negative donors to provide for patient needs through the week.”

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Thoughts at the dinner table

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In today’s media-driven society there isn’t a day that goes by when people of all ages are not impacted by technology.
After an interesting email landed in my inbox earlier this week my interest was piqued.
The email began, “With a technology-driven society and many families being two-income families, many lament that family time such as the family supper have become things of the past. Some argue that this lack of family time directly affects how children are raised and is hurting in their development.”
There was other information further down in the email, but you get the jist.

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Techsters take big win over UTEP

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Kelia Shelton and Kevione Moten recorded double doubles to lead Louisiana Tech to a 90-72 win over UTEP Thursday night before 1,808 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Shelton scored 28 points — 25 in the first half — and grabbed 10 rebounds while Moten added 11 points and 10 rebounds while Whitney Frazier added 19 points, four rebounds and four assists as Tech (6-7, 1-1 C-USA) rebounded from a heartbreaking overtime loss to Southern Miss on Sunday.

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’Dogs defense overpowers Miners

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EL PASO, Texas — Last year in the Don Haskins Center, Louisiana Tech and UTEP were in an offensive battle with the Miners coming out on top.
On Thursday night, it was the other way around on both accounts as the Bulldogs flexed their muscle on defense holding the Miners to just 12 second half points on their way to a 58-45 road win in front of 8,653 in attendance.
Tech (11-4, 2-0 Conference USA) was as flawless as you can be on defense with UTEP (10-5, 2-1 C-USA) making just five second half field goals and outrebounding the bigger Miners roster by two.

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GSU to host SU

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Grambling State will play host to Southern in a Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday in the Frederick Hobdy Assmebly Center. The women’s game will begin at 3 p.m. while Chase Cormier (10) and the Tigers will take on the Jaguars around 5 p.m.

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’Cats fall to Carroll

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Ruston High School fell to 8-4 on the season Friday as Carroll defeated Terrance Dodson (20) and the Bearcats 60-51 at the Don Redden Tournament at Ouachita Parish High School.

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Time to let the good times roll

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This week marks the beginning of the Mardi Gras season! Once again the nonprofits Ruston Civic Symphony Society, Dixie Center for the Arts, North Central Louisiana Arts Council, Ruston Community Theatre and Troupe Dixie are hosting the Annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball and Silent Auction to raise money for the Sustaining Building Fund that maintains the Dixie Theatre complex.
The 16th Annual Bank of Ruston sponsored Mardi Gras Ball will be held on Feb. 7, at the Ruston Civic Center.

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Youth dutch oven cook-off set for March

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Youth organizations are encouraged to start now preparing for an opportunity to show off the group’s cooking talent.
On March 28, the Claiborne Dutch Oven Cookers are hosting their second Annual Kid’s Cast Iron Cook-off and Potluck at Lake Claiborne State Park.
This event is for all Scouts, 4-H, Trail Life USA, youth organizations and individuals, ages 7-15. Participants will compete to see which team, or individual will reign supreme and be named “Master Cast Iron Chef Jr.”

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January 8th

Minutes

MINUTES
VILLAGE OF CHOUDRANT COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
December 1, 2014
The Village of Choudrant Town Council met in regular session. Present were Mayor Bill Sanderson, Mayor Pro Tempore Ragan Aswell, Alderman Ricky Maier, Alderman Brandon Williams and guests.
Mayor Sanderson asked Mayor Pro Tempore Aswell to preside over the meeting. Meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Mayor Pro Tempore Aswell. Mayor Aswell gave prayer.

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Minutes

Greater Ward One Waterworks District
Minutes
January 6, 2015
Present:
Butler Hampton
F.J. Armond
Keith Barnes
Reagan Pylant
Rebecca Jennings
Absent: None
F.J. made the motion to accept the agenda as printed, Mike second the motion. Vote Aye: Mike, Keith, Reagan, and F.J. Nay: none
Minutes from the November meeting were read, Mike made motion to accept the minutes as read, Reagan second the motion. Vote aye: Mike, F.J., Reagan, Keith. Nay: none
Butler reported that Gervais Norsworthy had installed the Integralert Wireless Cellular System and that it was working well.

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