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Local ‘gallery’ in LPB auction

Three artists’ works sold in preview party
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The work of seven North Louisiana artists is currently featured in the first area “gallery” to be spotlighted in the annual Louisiana Public Broadcasting Art and Travel Auction. Two other artists’ works were slated to be in the gallery but were sold in the preview party held immediately before the online auction began.

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GSU eager for home game

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By O.K. Davis
buddy@rustnleader.com
GRAMBLING, — Intermixed with the struggles currently being experienced by Grambling State University’s football team is a couple of “feel good” items.
First, despite being 1-4 overall and 1-3 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, the Tigers have shown the enthusiasm of a team that is………

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Tigers, Brewers take playoff wins

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A loss from elimination, the exhausted Detroit Tigers needed another big start from their determined ace.
When Justin Verlander began to struggle, a fluky bounce helped extend their season.
Verlander kept Detroit in the game with a gutsy effort, and Miguel Cabrera put the Tigers ahead with a sixth-inning grounder that hit third base before bouncing down the line for a double. Detroit held on for a 7-5 victory over Texas on Thursday that cut the Rangers’ lead to 3-2 in the AL championship series.

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Piney Hills Classic scheduled Saturday

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Lincoln Parish’s nationally ranked Lincoln Parish Park will be the site of the annual Piney Hills Fall Classic on Saturday and Sunday.
Now in year No. 18, the off-road adventure event will feature a professional for category one competition on Saturday starting at 3:30 p.m. and then four different divisions on Sunday beginning at 8:15 a.m.

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Roberts upgrades GSU ground game

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GRAMBLING — Once Cornelius Walker and Frank Warren finished their eligibility at Grambling State University, a rebuilding process for a running attack was inevitable.
Gone were two of the top ground gainers in Tigers’ history, a dynamic duo who consistently ranked among the leaders in the Southwestern Athletic Conference during their four-year careers.

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Techsters host ranked Hawaii team

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Louisiana Tech (9-13; 0-6) will play host to nationally-ranked Hawaii tonight at 7 p.m. after falling to the San Jose State Spartans, 3-0 (7-13; 2-4) in Western Athletic Conference volleyball action at the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday night.
Pacing Tech with four kills each were Marcella Braz, Caitlin Germany and Emily Maher. Bianca Bin recorded 13 assists, while Stephany Salas recorded a team high 10 digs.

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GSU network sets fundraiser

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling Sports Radio Network will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday from 8-10 a.m., at Applebee’s in Ruston.
Tickets for the event are $5 and may be purchased in advance from any network member or at the door. Proceeds from the event will go to support activities for network students. For more information, see any member of the Grambling Sports Radio Network or contact Santoria Black at 274-6199.

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Eye exams are important

If children have trouble seeing the chalkboard, reading their textbooks or doing their homework, they will obviously have trouble succeeding in school without some assistance.
The Ruston Lions Club has been trying to make sure that Lincoln Parish students have a fighting chance to succeed in the classroom. Since 2008, the club has traveled around the parish screening all parish preschoolers for free.

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Economy leads to fewer births

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The sluggish and struggling economy has made people cut back on a lot of things over the past few years, and it comes as no surprise that along with cutting back on amenities and wants, Americans are also slowing down their production of babies.

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You can't always tell by looking

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LindaOne, my dazzling full-color mobile LED display, and I were invited to be a part of the Claiborne Parish Fair parade in Haynesville this week.
The grand marshals were all area military veterans. They rode on the float behind me. A big banner in the truck pulling their float read, “Always Remember.”

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