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September 7th, 2013

Red River takes 31-21 win over Grambling Lab

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling Laboratory High School Kittens faced an opponent too tough to overcome Friday night at Robinson Stadium.
Most frustrating for the Kittens was the fact that opponent was themselves.
Crucial turnovers and a plethora of penalties doomed Grambling Lab in its season opener as Red River roared to a 31-21 win over the Kittens.

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Cedar Creek falls on road in OT to Loyola Prep

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So close, but so far away.
That was the feeling the Cedar Creek Cougars were left with Friday as they went on the road to Shreveport and fell to Loyola Prep 42-35 in overtime.

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City commended for working with citizens

When Ruston officials set out to update a job title in a 57-year-old ordinance dealing with the authority of the city building official, they didn’t realize they were on their way toward rewriting major sections of the ordinance.
But sometimes wiping the dust off the codebook brings about input that results in better regulations than you had to begin with. That’s what happened in the case of an ordinance upon which Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to vote Monday night.

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Honoring Coach Doug Colvin

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I never played ball for Coach Doug Colvin, but when I heard that a bunch of his old ballplayers were gathering in Dubach to honor him, I knew I wanted to go.
That afternoon, when I turned off of Hico St. and onto the parking lot of the First Baptist Church, I was struck by how many cars were there. I thought to myself, very few men I’ve known in my life could garner this much respect.

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Patience is big key to success

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When I climb on my exercise bike during the pre-dawn hours, an Elvis movie can keep me pedaling. For weeks now, I’ve been glued to the Golden Globe winning Elvis on Tour, an amazing 1972 documentary film that includes concert footage, offstage antics, varied interviews and commentary. Of course I never tire of the concert performances, but find myself fascinated by other scenes even more.

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Vote set for entry ordinance

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Editor’s Note: This column was written prior to the revelation of the wording of the new ordinance mentioned in today’s front page story.
The British are coming. Well, maybe that is a little dramatic.

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Students start 2013-14 hitting the ground running

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We have had a great beginning at Ruston Elementary. Our teachers have been planning all summer to plan new strategies as we implement Common Core State Standards.
We appreciate their hard work and dedication to making these new changes a positive experience for our children. We also have a lot of new faces at the school this year, so stop by and meet us sometime.

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Bethel welcomes six new teachers to faculty

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School has started and we are settling in for the 48th year of Bethel Christian School.
Our faculty has been expanded by six new teachers this school year. We welcome Mary Dronet, Tina Brownfield, Jerome Bush, Elizabeth Kent, Gloria Johnson and Coach J.W. Fain.
Dronet is introducing our Toddler class (18 months to 3 years) to learning centers where good learning habits are formed. The centers include home-living, library, dramatic play, building and block, art and music centers.

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LACUE offers chance to recognize educators for innovative use of computers, technology

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The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators wishes to again recognize those educators who have effectively integrated the use of computers into the educational process.
Each nominee should be someone who is using computer-based technology in an innovative fashion. The awards program is open to all educators associated with private, public and parochial schools located within the state of Louisiana.

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Prepare for stock market swings

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Crises that buffet the financial markets have become commonplace in recent years: 2008’s banking crisis, the housing market implosion, credit woes at home and abroad, currency fluctuations, natural disasters. As a result, stock prices have been extremely volatile, sometimes rising or falling by 10 percent or more in a matter of weeks — or even days.
“The past couple of years have been challenging for investors, to say the least,” says Gary Thayer, chief macro strategist for the Advisory Services Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.

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