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November 21st, 2013

GSU women win at home, G-Men drop game on road

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GRAMBLING — Four Lady Tigers scored in double figures Wednesday as the Grambling State Lady Tigers raced to a 92-60 win over Texas College in GSU’s home opener in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Southwestern Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year Joanna Miller led GSU with 22 points while adding 11 rebounds for her first double double of the season along with six assists and six steals.
Jor Mitchell-Harmel added a 20-point performance for GSU while Victoya Ricks also notched a double double with 17 points and team-high 12 rebounds along with a pair of blocked shots.

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Louisiana Tech Gameday Schedule

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Friday
• 7:45 a.m. Louisiana Tech Barnes and Nobles Bookstore Opens (until 5 p.m.)
• 8:30 a.m. Tech Ticket Office Opens (until 5:30 p.m.) — 318-257-3631
Saturday
• 10 a.m. Charles Wyly Athletic Center Museum Open (until 4 p.m.)
• 11 a.m. Tech Ticket Office (TAC) Opens
• 11 a.m. Doors to Thomas Assembly Center Open
• Noon Barnes and Nobles Louisiana Tech Bookstore Opens on Campus (til 5 p.m.)
• 1 p.m. Lady Techster Basketball vs. LSU (Thomas Assembly Center)
• 3 p.m. Ruston Brick Kids Zone (SE Hill of Thomas Assembly Center)

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Holiday cheer set for Dec. 7 in Choudrant

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From 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7 the village of Choudrant will be kicking off the Christmas season with Christmas in the Village. This year, the village will be expanding its Christmas in the village by adding vendor booths to the festivities.
Tina Wise, chair for Christmas in the Village, said the idea of adding booth space came from people wanting to sell their homemade goods to the patrons that come to Christmas in the Village.
“We had three or four booths last year,” Wise said. “People liked it so much that we wanted to do more.

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Meth lab in Simsboro

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At 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested one man on charges of creating a methamphetamine lab in Simsboro.
According to the affidavit, LPNET agents went to 5196 Highway 563 while acting off of an anonymous tip of illegal drug activity. While searching Jeffery Scott Southern, occupant of 5196 Highway 563, agents reportedly found one plastic bag containing methamphetamine. The total weight of the methamphetamine was 9.6 grams.

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Fatal crash in Union Parish

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At 9:46 a.m. Tuesday, troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 2 west of Louisiana Highway 143.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1991 Chevrolet Caprice, driven by 34-year-old Darren Walker, of Gibsland, was traveling east on Louisiana Highway 2 when it reportedly crossed the center line and struck a 2011 Toyota truck head-on, driven by 62-year-old Eldridge Bennett, of Sterlington, that was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 2.

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Super 1 Foods to give to CCA

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Ruston’s Super 1 Foods along with other stores in Texas and Arkansas are currently accepting food donations as part of the 32nd annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive.

Approximately 150 Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items and will be teaming up with a wide range of service organizations to distribute food to families who need assistance.
Chris Turner, manager of Super 1 Foods in Ruston, said they have been participating in some fashion since the early 90s.

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Holiday tour to feature poetry

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As part of the Holiday Arts Tour — Create!, a poetry round-robin reading will also take place.
North Central Louisiana Arts Council Executive Director Jessica Slaughter said this is the first year this has been done.
“I wanted to include literary arts to a greater degree in the tour, which we consider to be a ‘celebration of the arts’ in our region,” she said. “We wanted to expand the realm of artistic talent that’s showcased in our area.”
This new event will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Pastry Moon, located at 203 W. Alabama Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

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Caruthers, Neilson dorms being demolished, but not the memories

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The long-faithful dormitory duo of Caruthers Hall and Neilson Hall is being demolished by a wrecking ball this month, something Louisiana Tech University male students couldn’t do over a span of 40 years.
The high-rise homes have been out of commission as dorms for men for a few years now, replaced with nearby apartment-style dorms bearing the same honorary names. The site will likely be developed as green space, recreation fields, parking or modern dorms; those plans, unlike Caruthers and Neilson, remain up in the air.
To note their passing, some final vital stats for each:

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MSO to host ‘Art with a Bayou View’

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Premier Plaza and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will present Art with a Bayou View from 6 – 9 p.m Friday at ULM’s Library Conference Center. Celebrating its 12th anniversary, Art with a Bayou View is an event dedicated to showcasing the arts and quality of life in northeast Louisiana.
This year’s Art with a Bayou View is a juried art competition showcasing local, regional and national artists. The juror for this event, Edwin Pinkston, is a world-renowned artist and former Louisiana Tech University professor.

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Lions Club hosts food drive

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The Ruston Lions Club held a November food drive for the Christian Community Action of Ruston. Shown here are some members of the club with a part of the food collected.

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