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Bus Stop rolls into Dixie

Bus Stop is the story of what happens when a snowstorm forces a busload of dynamic characters with big personalities to spend the night interacting with one another at a roadside diner.
A dimwitted 21-year-old cowboy, Bo, played by Kevin Sherrard, has kidnapped to wed the beautiful and naive nightclub singer, Cherie, portrayed by Laura Bond. Don Mitchell, who is cast as the bus driver Carl, has a tryst with the Bus Stop Diner owner, Grace, played by his wife Dixie Mitchell.

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GHS, Creek face 2-1A openers

Ruston High (4-1, 3-1) will play its fifth league game with a 7 p.m. duel against Ouachita High (3-2, 2-1) in Monroe.
Grambling was the lone parish team to win this past weekend, as the Kittens rolled past Archbishop Hannan 34-0 during homecoming activities at Robinson Stadium.
The Kittens put on an impressive rushing performance, ending up with 450 yards and 388 of that total being produced by the junior tandem of Rashaad Conlley and Kendell Denson.
Conlley had 211 yards on 10 carries and five runs of 13 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown scamper.

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Old housing holds history

This experience has become even more of a special memory now that I know shotgun houses are in danger of vanishing from the southern landscape. As a proponent of historic preservation, this is disappointing news indeed. According to Wikipedia, shotgun houses were popularly built in New Orleans and throughout the South from the end of the Civil War (1865) through the 1920s. They typically contain three-five rooms in a row with no hallways.

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Do your part to give kids a 'Head Start'

During Head Start Awareness Month, teachers and administrators are hoping to highlight the successes of the program and to challenge the community to get involved. Volunteers are needed to read to students, mentor them or just hit the playground and spend a little one-on-one play time.
Men in particular are invited to Head Start on Oct. 29 to interact with the children by playing games or leading physical fitness activities. All local men — of any age, any background — are encouraged to attend.

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GSU halts Panthers

The 40 points was Grambling’s best of the season and 13 more than the past two weeks combined.
“Hopefully, the offense can get better from this point on,” Broadway. “It feels good because we played good. Last we took a step back on offense. This was our best all-round game of the season.”
Grambling (4-2,1-0 SWAC) handed the Panthers (4-1,0-1) their first loss of the season and 21st straight in this series dating back to 1987.

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Alexander wins 4th term

“I’m just grateful for the vote of confidence people have given me,” Alexander said Saturday.
Alexander’s latest vote coming into this weekend’s election was in favor of a controversial Wall Street bailout bill — equipping the federal government with $700 billion that will go to propping up ailing financial institutions.

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Don't forget about the little things

I’ve been fortunate in my life to have a model of commitment in my parents’ marriage. Logging more than 30 years as a married couple, they’ve stuck together though thick and thin and always provided our family with stability.
But, let’s get back to that question: What have I done for my marriage today?
Well, I set a couple of alarm clocks this morning so my husband would wake up in time for his morning class. I bought his favorite snacks when I went grocery shopping. I apologized when I bit his head off because I was cranky, not because he’d done anything wrong.

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Bailout plan can reassure residents

Understanding the depth of the situation is difficult because the workings of the financial markets and how they trickle into our own lives are obscure. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and Fed chairman Ben Bernanke painted a dire picture to Congress. Congress, too, picked up a kind of rhetoric that was sure to scare onlookers.
Our local bankers have tried to make it understood that deposits are safe and Louisiana’s banks are some of the strongest around. That’s reassuring.

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Saturday art event canceled

Check the Leader for more information as it becomes available.

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