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August 26th, 2016

2016 Prep Jamboree Schedule

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• Cedar Creek at Homer, 7 p.m. today
• Lincoln Prep vs. University Academy, noon Saturday, Eddle G. Robinson Stadium at Grambling State University
• Ruston vs. West Ouachita, 5 p.m. Saturday, Malone Stadium at the University of Lousiana-Monroe.

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Turner turning heads in Eagles’ camp

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If any doubts still remained that Paul Turner would make the Philadelphia Eagles’ regular season roster, ESPN erased them.
When viewers awoke to an early morning edition of Sports Center on Monday, they saw an undrafted free agent from Louisiana Tech University leaping to make a one-handed, Odell Beckham-cloned reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It was voted as the No. 1 play of the NFL’s second week of preseason action.
Granted, the 24/7 sports network won’t have the final say on whether or not Turner has his name included on the Eagles’ 53-player list.

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Louisiana Tech soccer to host pair of matches

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Louisiana Tech looks to get back into the win column this weekend as the team plays host to Mississippi Valley State at 7 p.m. today at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
Tech (1-1) will turn around and play host to Arkansas State at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Lady Techsters are coming off a rare loss from this past Wednesday. It was only just the second time since September of 2010 they have suffered a non-conference defeat at home. It was also just the second time since 2014 they have lost after scoring first in the match.

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August 25th

Sale of city bonds brings $45.7 M

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Extra funds to enable city to begin projects sooner

The city of Ruston got some financial good news Wednesday at the close of bond sales for the Moving Ruston Forward infrastructure program.
The sale that was anticipated to bring in $41 million yielded close to $45.7 instead.
“I’m just tickled to death,” Mayor Ronny Walker said. “I couldn’t believe it.”
The additional roughly $4.7 million came as a result of low interest rates, Toby Cortez, public finance director with Stifel, the investment-banking firm handling the sale, said.

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Lending a helping hand: Local organizations aid flood victims

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Even as the floodwaters begin to recede in south Louisiana, thousands of families are still without basic necessities and still need assistance — a task some residents of Lincoln Parish are attempting to aid in completing.
David Abernathy, director of Rolling Mills Ministries, said their operation of offering aid is in its second week, and more supplies are being transported to south Louisiana every day.
“The operation is going into its second week,” he said. “Talking with the people on the ground there, they are very pleased with where they are at this stage.

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Children’s Home donates supplies

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Rebecca Deich and students at the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home are looking for area residents to join their flood bucket brigade.
LMCH youngsters are decorating 5-gallon buckets and placing them in area businesses in hopes that shoppers will purchase items to fill the buckets. The flood buckets are being carried South Louisiana flood victims by teams from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

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YEA! to begin accepting applications

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YEA! is a program that takes students between the ages of 11-18 through the process of starting and launching a real business or social movement over the course of an academic year. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried on after their graduation from the program. YEA! aims to teach students at an early age how to make a job, not just take a job.

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Walmart donates to CCA

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The Walmart Community Grants Team received an application for funding and Christian Community Action was selected to receive $1,000. Walmart strongly believes in giving back and are proud to support organizations that improve communities where their customers and associates live and work.
Pictured are Leah Frazier, left, Walmart’s Community Involvement Coordinator and Stephanie Matthews, CCA Executive Director.

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Port au Prince: A tradition for a half century

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Fifty years and still going. 2016 marks the 50th year of Port au Prince Catfish and Steak Restaurant that operates overlooking beautiful Lake Claiborne on 146 South in Homer.
Port au Prince has been a family-owned treasure and favorite eating experience since 1966. It began as a roadside grocery business owned by Buck and Ruth Gantt Prince on Highway 146 south of Homer. Buck and Ruth’s five children (four sons and one daughter) were always included in the actual work and business of their family-owned enterprise while growing up.

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Help donate to Grambling State Television Center

Imagine a painter without a paintbrush.
It wouldn’t work.
That’s a similar dilemma in which the Grambling State University Television Center finds itself.
GSU began school Monday and the TV Center currently has one laptop, one DSLR and one film camera to work with.
After two floods, one in March 2015 and another in March of this year, plus an electrical fire inside the Washington-Johnson Complex, the temporary location of the television center after the floods, more than $300,000 worth of equipment was destroyed.

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