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Kennedy to direct GHS squad

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Ex-RHS star is new head coach for Kittens

Jerald Kennedy has returned.
The former Ruston High and Louisiana Tech University running back is the new head football coach at Grambling High School.
Kennedy, who earned all-district and All-State honors for the Bearcats before going on to a four-year (1989-92) stay with the Bulldogs’ program, succeeds Fred Hearn at the helm of the Kittens’ Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association program.

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Tech readying for home tailgate events

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Louisiana Tech University fans wishing to participate in tailgating prior to the five home games at Joe Aillet Stadium this year are encouraged to begin making plans now.
The defending Western Athletic Conference champions will open the true home portion of their schedule Sept. 15 when the Bulldogs host Rice at 6 p.m. The additional four home games include UNLV (Oct. 6), Idaho (Oct. 20), UTSA (Nov. 3) and Utah State (Nov. 17).

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Creek, RHS ranked

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Cedar Creek High is No. 8 for Class 1A and Ruston High is No. 12 in Class 5A in the preseason state football poll announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Monday.
The Cougars received 41 points and the Bearcats 23 points in balloting by a 10-member statewide voting panel.
In the final 2011 LSWA rankings, RHS was No. 15 in 5A and Cedar Creek No. 5 in 1A.

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Local football has arrived

For Lincoln Parish football fans, the wait will be over this week.
No more preseason scrimmages, practice sessions or events such as “Jam at the Joe.”
Pending weather conditions, the real season will kick off Thursday with the highly anticipated showdown of Louisiana Tech University and Texas A&M in Shreveport. On Friday, a full slate of high school games are scheduled and then arrives a Saturday night duel of Grambling State University and Alcorn State University.

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4-H leadership has benefits

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As our teens begin to face the decision of what their plans are following high school, they need to be aware that whatever path they choose they will most likely be questioned about their experience in the areas of leadership and service. If they are involved in 4-H, they will have no problem answering that question when it comes. 4-H already has in place many opportunities for teens to be involved in leadership and service. By actively participating in 4-H, teens will automatically gain memorable experiences in these two areas to the point of not really having to think that hard to answer the question that is sure to come as they head out into the “real world.”

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Learn to waste less food

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If you’re like many Americans, each week before going shopping you have had the experience of opening the pantry or the refrigerator — which is practically full — and exclaiming that there is nothing to eat.
Most of this is because we have various snack items, leftovers or perishable items that didn’t get eaten before their expiration date. Thus, we clean out the fridge and pantry before heading to the store to restock them.

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Teenagers and a clothes budget

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Q: My two teenage daughters, 13 and 15, are constantly begging me to buy them clothes. It’s become highly annoying. To stop the constant whining, I’ve decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each an $800 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or give it to them on a monthly basis?

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Aclin, Gemelli unite in matrimony

Emily Elizabeth Aclin and James Bernard Gemelli, both of Shreveport, were united in holy matrimony on Aug. 25 at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport. The six o’clock ceremony was officiated by Pat Day.

The bride is the daughter of William Kenneth and Connie Aclin, of Shreveport. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Roy Aclin and the late Mr. William Roy Aclin and the late Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Quade.

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Dendy, Johnson wed

Sarah Paige Dendy, of Bernice, and Michael Andrew Johnson, of Ruston, were united in matrimony in a 5 p.m. ceremony on Aug. 11 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Officiating the double ring ceremony was Michael Hawley.

Sarah is the daughter of Jeff and Debbie Dendy, of Bernice, and the granddaughter of Vi Harlow, of Bernice, Monette Dendy, of Bernice, the late John Harlow and the late Woody Dendy.

Michael is the son of Tammy Freeman and Mark Johnson, both of Ruston, and the grandson of Michael Lee and Susan Freeman and Charles David Sr. and Mary Jo Johnson, all of Ruston.

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Crume, Fuller to exchange vows

Kevin and Jenny Crume, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Morgan Crume, to Graham Fuller, of Ruston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bob Hedrick, of Baton Rouge, Cecelia Hedrick, of Ruston, Charlotte Crume, of Ruston, and the late Donald Crume. She is a 2008 graduate of Ruston High School and a 2011 graduate of Louisiana Tech University, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

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