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November 15th, 2013

Local ministry hosts powerful event

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On Sunday night Elisha Ministries Inc. hosted their 10th anniversary with the theme “Greater is Coming.” Guest speaker, recording artist and evangelist was Jekalyn Carr.
Carr is a 16 year-old from West Memphis, Ark. Her passion for singing began at the age of 5, and at the age of 13 she started speaking the word of God to others.
“It felt good when Jekalyn wanted to start ministering to others, I felt that she was ready through the preparation she had growing up,” Pastor Allen Carr, Jekalyn’s father, said.

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RHS set to begin postseason play

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Bearcats to host District 2-5A rival Natchitoches Central
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The second season starts for the Ruston Bearcats tonight as they play host to District 2-5A foe Natchitoches Central in first-round Class 5A playoff action at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Natchitoches Central (5-5, 2-3 in District 2-5A) is no stranger to the Bearcats, who defeated the Chiefs 31-0 earlier this season. The Bearcats (7-3, 3-2) have recorded four shutouts and have held opposing offenses without a score five times this season.

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Bulldogs hoping to feast on Rice

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Tech hitting road for key Conference USA West Division contest
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The Bulldogs may not know who’s starting behind center yet, but at least for the first time this season Louisiana Tech will face a team it played last year.
Louisiana Tech travels to Houston to face Rice at 6 p.m. Saturday in Rice Stadium.
Saturday’s game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan (play-by-play), Adam Archuleta (analysis) and Evan Washburn (sidelines) calling the action.
Tech (4-5, 3-2 Conference USA) began the year at 1-4 but still has dreams of postseason bowling and needs to win at least two of its last three games to have that chance.

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Dunkin’ ’Dogs basketball inks star-studded class

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Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White announced Thursday the signing of five high school basketball standouts in the early signing period.
The star-studded class resembles a starting lineup in itself with three guards, a forward and a center making up the five future Bulldogs.

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Techsters heading to final week of volleyball action

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Louisiana Tech will wrap up regular season play this weekend as the Lady Techsters hit the road to face Tulane at 7 p.m. tonight and Rice at 1 p.m. Sunday in the 2013 finale in Houston.
Tech (7-20, 1-11 Conference USA) will begin the weekend Friday night at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans as they take on one of the top teams in C-USA in the Tulane Green Wave (24-3, 10-2) on the road. Tulane has won 11 of its last 12 matches and hold a 10-2 record in home contests.

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Lady Tigers defeat UNO, Techsters to face Virginia

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The Grambling State Lady Tigers picked up their first win of the season Thursday, taking a 76-52 win over UNO in New Orleans.
Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year Joanna Miller paved the way for the big win with a 30-point, 11-rebound effort.
Miller was also perfect from the charity stripe, connecting on all 13 of her free throw attempts.
Following Miller in double-digit scoring for GSU were Tyler Anderson and Victoya Ricks with 20 and 10 points, respectively.

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November 14th

GSU appeals SWAC ruling

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The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that Jackson State University will receive an undisclosed amount from the SWAC to help with the financial losses it incurred from its canceled homecoming game against Grambling State.
In addition, Grambling will be fined $50,000 and will be required to play at JSU each of the next three football seasons.
GSU forfeited the Oct. 19 game because its players refused to play.

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Students to receive jump rope lessons

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Jump roping teams from Texas will be double dutching their way into Lincoln Parish schools Friday and Saturday.
Katie Hall, private basketball instructor and former team member on the USA jump roping team, said people aren’t as familiar with the jump roping as they used to be.
“I used to perform on a jump rope team in Shreveport,” Hall said. “I qualified for the USA team and traveled to Germany and Canada until I began playing basketball in college.
“I have children of my own now, and we use jump ropes all the time.”

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Rob Jr. funeral services scheduled

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Funeral services for Eddie Robinson Jr., the son of legendary Grambling State University football coach Eddie Robinson, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in T.H. Harris Auditorium on the GSU campus.
There will be a repast at the Eddie Robinson Museum on the GSU Campus following the service. Burial will follow in Grambling Memorial Gardens.Robinson Jr. died Nov. 6 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas at the age of 70.
A wake will be held from 1-4 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Funeral Home in Ruston and then again from 5-7 p.m. Friday at New Rocky Valley Baptist Church in Grambling.

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Bank of Ruston president to serve as graduation speaker

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Louisiana Tech University graduates will receive their diplomas at 10 a.m. Saturday during fall quarter commencement at the Thomas Assembly Center.
William D. Hogan, president/CEO of the Bank of Ruston, will serve as keynote speaker.

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