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September 27th, 2013

Birthday Club meets

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Pictured left to right are Richard McKeever, John Pierce, guest speaker Joseph Miller, Frank Kelley and Joseph Capers Sr.
Joseph Miller was the guest speaker of the Birthday Fellowship Organization. He is the owner of Miller Funeral Home in Ruston and Monroe.

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Grambling preparing for Lamar

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Tigers to be without former defensive line coach Ezil Bibbs, who was fired Wednesday
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GRAMBLING — Winless Grambling State University gets another chance at its first victory Saturday as the Tigers play host to Lamar in a 6 p.m. contest at Robinson Stadium.
The Tigers will be without the services of former defensive line coach Ezil Bibbs, who was fired on Wednesday.
Reports say Bibbs was notified of his termination by email.

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Bulldogs set to battle Army in Dallas

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Louisiana Tech will play one of the most history-rich football programs in one of the most storied venues Saturday as the Bulldogs face Army in the Heart of Dallas Classic at the historic Cotton Bowl.

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All three parish prep teams on road

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All three parish teams are on the road for 7 p.m. games tonight as Ruston takes on Haughton, Cedar Creek travels to West Ouachita and Grambling Lab battles Delhi Charter.
Following are preview capsules on each game:
Ruston (2-1) at Haughton (3-0)
Kickoff: 7 p.m.; Haughton
Things get tough for the Bearcats, winners of two straight, as they hit the road to face undefeated Haughton.
Class 5A Haughton has three wins over 4A teams after taking down Woodlawn, 49-8, Benton 52-14 and Minden 34-7.
Cedar Creek (2-1) at W. Ouachita (2-1)
Kickoff: 7 p.m.; Cadeville

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Techsters to launch C-USA play at home

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Louisiana Tech Volleyball has the honor of hosting the first two Conference USA matches in the program’s history as league play is set to commence beginning with a 7 p.m. match tonight against the visiting UTEP Miners in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Conference action will resume at 1 p.m. Sunday as the Lady Techsters host former Western Athletic Conference foe turned C-USA mate UTSA in an afternoon match inside the TAC.

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Tech soccer to host Tulsa

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The much-anticipated Conference USA season starts on at 7 p.m. tonight with Louisiana Tech opening up on the road against Tulsa at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.
This marks the first ever match for Tech (5-4-1) in C-USA which opens its 19th season of women’s soccer competition on Friday with all 16 teams squaring off in league action.

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Volunteers show support for D.A.R.T

For the last nine years, Ruston’s Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has had a Pumpkin Patch fundraiser in order to raise money for the fight against domestic abuse. An 18-wheeler full of pumpkins will be unloading at Townsend House soon. There will be an army of volunteers unloading all of the pumpkins and they just need us to go buy one.
October is right around the corner, and as we fall into the autumn season, people are gearing up for their Domestic Abuse Awareness Month events. So, it is no surprise that D.A.R.T is having their annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser.

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Finding a ring inside a candle

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Can you imagine burning a candle and somewhere in the wax is a tiny plastic bag containing a ring valued at $10, $100, $1,000 or even $5,000?
My guess would be no, since that was my original reaction. But there is a company, a legitimate company — Diamond Candles.
According to their website, the business got started when David and Brenda were nearing their first anniversary.

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Superbug: Drug resistant diseases

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The term superbug does not just refer to the transformer-looking grasshoppers hiding out in the backyard; recently, it has become a popular term for drug-resistant diseases that are rapidly growing in the United States.
According to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 2 million people have developed life-threatening bacterial infections that are resistant to multiple types of antibiotics.
This resistance to antibiotics has led to at least 23,000 deaths from infections in the last year.

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Mr. Ashton Attis Wilkerson

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Graveside services for Mr. Ashton Attis Wilkerson are scheduled for Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at the Grambling Memorial Garden Cemetery. In case of inclement weather services will be at Memorial Funeral Home in Arcadia. Ashton was born in Ruston, LA on November 13, 1936 to the union of Esther Goree and Calvin A. Wilkerson. Upon the death of his mother in 1937, “Jerry,” as he was affectionately known, grew up in the home of his maternal aunt, Nulon Goree Williams and uncle Joe E. Williams, Sr.

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