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GSU faces Dragons in homecoming game

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GRAMBLING — A return home just might be the recipe for a victory on Saturday for Grambling State University’s football team.
And, for sure, the Tigers are definitely in need of a win.
Grambling State is winless in six tries and will try and turn things around Saturday with a 2 p.m. game against the University of Virginia-Lynchburg (1-5).
Homecoming festivities will also be featured for the Tigers, who will be appearing at home for the first time since Sept. 15.

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Magazine publishes Sunday

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Cooler weather heralds in the busiest time of the year with the holidays, school and work schedules at full tilt.
That’s why the October edition of Living Well, which will publish in the Sunday edition of the Ruston Daily Leader, is focusing on various ways to keep residents going.
More than half of Americans wake up each morning to a steaming cup of coffee. For those who are health-conscious, the good news is that cup of “get up and go” may not be a bad thing.

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Encouraging expansion

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Amendment would offer some property tax relief

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. It is one in a series of articles by PAR that the Daily Leader is printing relating to the proposed Constitutional Amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Today’s article focuses on Constitutional Amendment No. 8. Articles may be edited for space.
Leader News Service

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Prank call circulates

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This week, someone decided to do some prank calling.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said a prank call/text message began circulating this week.
Williams said the victim initially receives a text message asking them to call a phone number. When that number is called, the caller hears a message saying the person has missed jury duty and will be subject to a $500 fine or 30 days in jail.
Williams said if residents listen until the end, it is clear that it is a hoax.

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‘KAB Man’ team fights ‘trashy’ villians

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For the second time, Louisiana Tech University presents “KAB Man,” a one-act action piece based upon characters of the “Keep America Beautiful” campaign. The production is currently running in the Howard Auditorium on Tech’s campus.
At the suggestion of a member of the Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Committee, Professor Mark Guinn, director of Tech’s school of performing arts, and the advanced acting class of 2010-11 wrote the green-inspired original stage production.

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Karkowska Duo to play at the Dixie

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Ruston Civic Symphony Society presents two of the best in classical music with the Karkowska Sisters Duo on Thursday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
The Karkowska Sisters Duo performs programs of virtuosity and laughter that are full of beautiful music, unforgettable stories and comedy. Anna, a virtuoso violinist, and Kasha, a concert pianist, graduated from the Julliard School of Music in New York and the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, Poland.

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A simple step can save lives

A recent tragedy in our area provides a reminder of how important it is to always wear a seatbelt.
It was reported that a man killed in a single-vehicle crash in Union Parish last week was not buckled up and was ejected from the vehicle. Whether a seatbelt could have saved his life in this instance is not known. However, according to Louisiana State Police, the majority of fatal and serious injury crashes involve occupants who are not wearing seatbelts.
However, statistics show many still choose not to buckle up.

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Woes of fire ants, wild boars

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If ever I could help add one of God’s creatures to the Endangered Species List it would be the fire ant.
The only thing good that this insect brings to the table is very bad. Maybe my friend Larry Sellers at Louisiana Tech University can take me to school on any fine attribute this stinging machine might contribute to our everyday lives.
When it rains, they pour. Following the five-inch deluge we got a couple of weeks back, my lawn and my pasture turned to ant mounds. There is no doubt in my mind these little red varmints can kill small animals or ground nesting birds very easily.

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Can we get a Nobel, please?

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I love the book award season more than pretty much any competitive event.
When I was in high school, I followed book prize long lists, short lists and then the eventual winner, like many follow college football BCS standings.
I am also a huge fan of tennis and have watched more tennis matches on television than there are television sets. Book awards are just as competitive in my mind.

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’Dogs start WAC play Saturday

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Tech has Idaho on Joe Aillet Stadium turf
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If one didn’t know better, you would think Louisiana Tech might be playing Oklahoma or Notre Dame or any number of other highly-ranked and hyped teams on Saturday.
But in the true spirit of giving your next opponent absolute respect, the
Bulldogs have the University of Idaho coming into Joe Aillet Stadium for a 6 p.m. Western Athletic Conference contest.
The Vandals are 1-6 overall and 1-1 in the league.

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