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November 14th, 2013

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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Be proactive about diabetes

More than 371 million people in the world have diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation. The United States comes in third in the world with 24.1 million, trailing China’s 92.3 million people with diabetes and India’s 63 million. Unfortunately, the number of individuals diagnosed with diabetes is growing in every country.
Considering that half of people who die from diabetes are under the age of 60, it’s great that the United Nations has designated today as World Diabetes Day.

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Shop local this holiday season

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A couple of weeks ago, while watching television a commercial came on from American Express. I thought it was a typical “pre-Christmas” push to get people to apply for credit cards and shop ‘till they drop during the holiday season. I will admit, because I was busy doing other things, it took a couple of times seeing it to finally get what they were doing.

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GLH: Focusing on parental involvement, positive behavior

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Parental involvement
Grambling Laboratory High School set up two days focused on parental involvement for our senior and junior students. Oct. 23 was declared “Senior Day” at GHS, and Oct. 30 was declared “Junior Day.”

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CSE welcomes interim principal, focuses on ELA projects

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We would like to welcome Michelle Thrower as our interim principal. All CSE parents and community volunteers are invited to attend a Meet and Greet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in our parent center.
Additionally, we would like to congratulate our Cypress Spring Elementary Student of the Year Noah Oden. He is a fifth grader in Mrs. Garner’s class. We are so proud of his contributions to our school and to our community.
Our 4-H club would like to thank all of the students that participated in our annual pumpkin decorating contest. Thank you for making it a great success.

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EBP: Students focus on Thanksgiving, fall season

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“Let us come before Him with thanksgiving. For the Lord is the great God.”
— Psalms 95:2-3
It’s November, the month of Thanksgiving. Here at Emmanuel Baptist Preschool, we have so much to be thankful for.
Our Fall Festival was a smashing success; our children had a wonderful time listening to stories, watching a puppet show and, of course, gathering up buckets of candy.

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RHS PTA, Achieve award fall mini grants

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Now in the seventh year of its ongoing partnership, the Ruston High School Parent Teacher Association and Lincoln ACHIEVE remain committed to supporting Ruston High School as it endeavors to become the best high school in Louisiana at preparing students for their chosen career. Its Mini Grant Program is specially designed to help accomplish this goal, pumping $23,754.08 into teacher classrooms on the RHS campus over the past six years.
The fall 2013 funding initiative now adds another $2956.11 to that total.

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