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September 28th, 2013

GMS: School welcomes new principal, faculty members

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We welcome Pamela M. Payne to the helm of Grambling Middle and Grambling High School.
“I’m especially excited that I will work with a talented faculty and staff to educate young men and women, helping them to become creative, smart and productive citizens, and students ready for greater challenges,” Payne said.
We also welcome to the middle school family Oredia Marsh, English teacher, and Mrs. Bettie Williford, teacher of social studies. We anticipate an enriching, productive school year!
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RHS: Teachers spend summer sharpening skills

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Ruston Junior High School has gotten off to a great beginning this 2013-2014 School Year by learning the state rating based on last year’s tests results will cause RJHS to move from a “C” rating to a high “B” which is very close to an “A” thanks to all the hard work put in by our seventh and eighth grade students and their teachers.
Principal, Tim Nutt, commented, “We are ecstatic about the gains we’ve made and we will continue to respond to the changes in the curriculum and seek ways to continue increasing student achievement.”

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Bearcats outlast Haughton

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HAUGHTON — It might not have been pretty to watch, but the outcome was a thing of beauty for head coach Brad Laird and his Ruston Bearcats.
Ruston High shook off four turnovers and crucial mental mistakes to pull off a come-from–behind 25-21 victory at previously undefeated Haughton Friday night as the Bearcats moved to 3-1 on the season and proved they’re deserving of the Top 10 poll votes they received last week.

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1A Cedar Creek bests 4A West Ouachita, 34-28

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CADEVILLE — The Cedar Creek Cougars did not look at their schedule heading into Friday night’s game against West Ouachita as playing a 4A school.
They looked at the Chiefs as a good football team.
“When we started making our schedule, we weren’t looking at classifications,” head coach Ben Haddox said. “We set up as we wanted to play good football teams, and we got one tonight.
The Cougars, a 1A team, celebrated a 34-28 upset victory against the Chiefs of West Ouachita and are now riding a three-game winning streak at 3-1.
“The kids responded well today,” Haddox said.

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Delhi Charter blanks Grambling Lab, 40-0

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DELHI— Delhi Charter started strong and never looked back past Grambling Laboratory by the score of 40-0 Friday night.
Delhi (2-2) saw six different players score touchdowns with Malcolm Gray, Chris Colvin and Kody Ellis turning in one rushing toucdhown each, Austyn Davis catching a scoring pass from Frank Maxwell and the Gators adding a score on a punt return.
The Gators totaled 255 yards on the ground, led by Gray’s 75.
DC quarterback Frank Maxwell hit on four-of-8 passes for 61 yards.

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Tech volleyball falls in C-USA opener

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Despite forcing UTEP (7-5, 1-0 C-USA) to more than three sets with bright spots in the third, Louisiana Tech (6-10, 0-1 C-USA) fell to the Miners at home in the team’s first match as a member of Conference USA Friday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
After taking the first two sets, UTEP’s play in the third fell slightly and Tech took advantage with a match-high 12 kills in the set to edge the Miners 25-18 and force a fourth set.

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Golden Hurricane storms past Tech soccer team

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TULSA, Okla. — A defensive miscue by Louisiana Tech allowed Tulsa to take the early lead and the Golden Hurricane went on to defeat the Lady Techsters in the conference opener 3-0 on Friday night at Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.
The match marked the first ever Conference USA game for Tech (5-5-1), a league that currently has four teams ranked in the top ten in the Central Region of the NSCAA/Continental Tire rankings.

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Squirrels become legal fare on Saturday

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We fidgeted and lolly-gagged around all summer waiting for hunting seasons and finally on Sept. 7, they kicked off when dove season opened. The following weekend, teal season was launched and on the first day of October, archery season for deer kicked off in much of the state.
Although I haven’t gone after teal or a deer with stick and string, I did sample some good dove shooting opening day.

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September 27th

Club News

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Hosts Linda and Dan Evans and Janece and Louis Miller invited the Caney Lake Good Sammers to travel just a few miles over to the Pavilion RV Park in West Monroe for the August campout. As they gathered for the Brown Bag Supper, everyone visited and “caught-up” with the past month’s happenings.

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BGCNCLA fundraises with Popeyes

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Local Popeyes® restaurants are supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana with the Popeyes Koupons for Kids fundraiser, taking place through Oct. 15.
Popeyes will be selling the Koupon for Kids coupon card for $1 with a value of Popeyes savings of $30.
All proceeds from each card sold will benefit Boys & Girls Club and its many positive programs for area youth who need them the most.
In 2012, Popeyes Koupons for Kids raised $140,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country.

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