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November 15th, 2013

Jambalaya plates, bake sale Saturday

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From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, the Junior Auxiliary of Ruston will be having their annual jambalaya and bake sale at Super 1 Foods.
Jodi Wood, the Junior Auxiliary public relations chair, said the jambalaya plates can be picked up starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
“We will start selling the baked goods at 9 a.m.,” Wood said.
“Residents can pick up their bowl of jambalaya, roll and cookie starting at 10:30 a.m.
“The plates are $6. Residents can walk up and pay, or visit JAofRuston.org and pay online via PayPal.”

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Lung cancer leading cause in cancer deaths

There are a multitude of cancers out there, and to help raise awareness of the disease that kills more than 150,000 people each year — November has been designated as Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s website each year more than 228,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer.
The site also states that lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined and it accounts for 27 percent of all cancer deaths.

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Be thankful for your loved ones

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This week has been fairly chaotic for us here in the newsroom of the Daily Leader. The holidays are officially upon us, and with that comes various special editions that we must write stories for and put together.
But while our current special edition, Home for the Holidays, is being wrapped up it can’t help but spur a little Christmas cheer in me.
Having a birthday that is Christmas Eve, one would think that the holidays overshadowed by birthday or vice versa. But neither of those are really true.

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Local ministry hosts powerful event

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On Sunday night Elisha Ministries Inc. hosted their 10th anniversary with the theme “Greater is Coming.” Guest speaker, recording artist and evangelist was Jekalyn Carr.
Carr is a 16 year-old from West Memphis, Ark. Her passion for singing began at the age of 5, and at the age of 13 she started speaking the word of God to others.
“It felt good when Jekalyn wanted to start ministering to others, I felt that she was ready through the preparation she had growing up,” Pastor Allen Carr, Jekalyn’s father, said.

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RHS set to begin postseason play

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Bearcats to host District 2-5A rival Natchitoches Central
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The second season starts for the Ruston Bearcats tonight as they play host to District 2-5A foe Natchitoches Central in first-round Class 5A playoff action at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Natchitoches Central (5-5, 2-3 in District 2-5A) is no stranger to the Bearcats, who defeated the Chiefs 31-0 earlier this season. The Bearcats (7-3, 3-2) have recorded four shutouts and have held opposing offenses without a score five times this season.

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Bulldogs hoping to feast on Rice

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Tech hitting road for key Conference USA West Division contest
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The Bulldogs may not know who’s starting behind center yet, but at least for the first time this season Louisiana Tech will face a team it played last year.
Louisiana Tech travels to Houston to face Rice at 6 p.m. Saturday in Rice Stadium.
Saturday’s game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan (play-by-play), Adam Archuleta (analysis) and Evan Washburn (sidelines) calling the action.
Tech (4-5, 3-2 Conference USA) began the year at 1-4 but still has dreams of postseason bowling and needs to win at least two of its last three games to have that chance.

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Dunkin’ ’Dogs basketball inks star-studded class

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Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White announced Thursday the signing of five high school basketball standouts in the early signing period.
The star-studded class resembles a starting lineup in itself with three guards, a forward and a center making up the five future Bulldogs.

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Techsters heading to final week of volleyball action

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Louisiana Tech will wrap up regular season play this weekend as the Lady Techsters hit the road to face Tulane at 7 p.m. tonight and Rice at 1 p.m. Sunday in the 2013 finale in Houston.
Tech (7-20, 1-11 Conference USA) will begin the weekend Friday night at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans as they take on one of the top teams in C-USA in the Tulane Green Wave (24-3, 10-2) on the road. Tulane has won 11 of its last 12 matches and hold a 10-2 record in home contests.

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Lady Tigers defeat UNO, Techsters to face Virginia

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The Grambling State Lady Tigers picked up their first win of the season Thursday, taking a 76-52 win over UNO in New Orleans.
Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year Joanna Miller paved the way for the big win with a 30-point, 11-rebound effort.
Miller was also perfect from the charity stripe, connecting on all 13 of her free throw attempts.
Following Miller in double-digit scoring for GSU were Tyler Anderson and Victoya Ricks with 20 and 10 points, respectively.

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Bettianne Cordley Scheiber

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Bettianne Cordley Scheiber, age 71 of Choudrant, died Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Ruston. Mrs. Scheiber was born in Harrison, VA October 17, 1942, daughter of William Paul Smith and Francis Virginia Bassist Smith.  Bettianne was a homemaker and took care of her children while her husband served in the Air Force. Later on, she enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter. 

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