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Kittens lose to Warriors, 40-6

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Grambling High suffers district defeat on road

Special to the Leader
MONROE — Without starting quarterback Dlarryian Dean suited up, the Grambling High Kittens suffered another tough loss Friday night as they traveled to Monroe.
The Kittens (1-7, 0-3) lost 40-6 in their third District 2-1A game against St. Fredrick (3-6, 0-3).
“We are a young team,” Head Coach Fred Hearn of GHS said. “We are growing and gaining the experience now.”

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Parish entries in Top 10 finish at Piney Hills Classic

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Three competitors from Lincoln Parish finished in the Top 10 of their divisions at the recently held Piney Hills Classic at the Lincoln Parish Park.
Placing as the runner-up in the men’s category 3 15-18 division was Jake Haddox, while James Ramsaur was No. 6 in the men’s category 2 45-over category.
Coming in No. 9 among men’s category 3 19-34 participants was Chris Bartlett.

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Behavior, Accelerated Reader honors doled out

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Most respectful
Most Respectful students for the first six weeks at Hillcrest got to sit at a special table and eat special treats. Kindergarten — Andi Kilpatrick, Dakota Hooker, Kyle Caston, Lainey Mercer, Harley Cooper, Austin Guillory, Kamryn Bradley and Bryant Ford Crook; first grade — Vada Richardson, Abby Martin, Amanda Croxton, Andrew McKaskle, Amaree Sterling, Brandon Palma, Julie Roberson and Dillon Park; second grade — Emma Fernandes, Nelson Blackburn, George Budds, Emma Allen, Isabella Calhoun, Kitwanna McTyer, Caleb Babineaux and Marlaija Brantley; third grade — Rollin Belton, Lauren Smith, Justin Blake, Caroline Cooper, Carter King and Jeeho Kim; fourth grade — Wyatt Gates, Kinsley Thomas, Gabe Pyles, Kelsye Johnson, Morgan Keen, Grant Dubois, Denise Palma and Deontre Griffin and fifth grade — Eli Conner, Jack Henry Decuir, Mackenzie Parnell, Spencer Lynch, Madison Scheer and Anna Kate Inman.

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Students fight for the cure, improve math

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Math Tutoring
“WHAT? Math at 7:15 in the morning? You have to be talking in your sleep to say something like that!” Yes, math tutoring is here beginning at 7:15 a.m. in Patsy Williams’ classroom. Students are given the opportunity to get assistance on math homework, study for assessments and retake assessments that did not meet the required standard of 75 percent accuracy or any other math concerns.

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McCallum receives scholarship

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John McCallum, Cedar Creek School student council president, has been named a Samsung American Legion Scholar.
With this honor, McCallum receives a scholarship that may be used for undergraduate study in the United States.
McCallum is the son of Deanna and Jay McCallum. He represented Cedar Creek School and Louisiana at both Boys State and Boys Nation this summer.

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NLMC earns ACR accreditation

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Northern Louisiana Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

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Grants available for tourism development

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The Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau is now seeking applications for the 2012 Tourism Development Grant Program.
CVB also announced that it will not host its annual grant workshop for groups interested in applying for a tourism development grant from the destination marketing organization. 
Groups who have received grants in the past will be allowed to pick up an application from the front desk at the Ruston Lincoln Visitors Center. Any first-time grant applicants will need to set up an appointment with Timothy Bush, vice president of sales and marketing, to go over the application prior to being found eligible to receive a grant.

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Tech, CIC to co-host research conference

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Louisiana Tech University and the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) in Bossier City will co-host the Cyber Engineering Research Conference Nov. 7 at the Shreveport Convention Center.
The day-long conference will begin at 8 a.m. and include discussions on topics such as applications of cyber engineering, cyber forensics, cyber security, telecommunications, high performance computing and cyber research and education initiatives jointly undertaken by Louisiana Tech and Cyber Innovation Center.

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Ribbon cutting held

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Oct. 11 for Cool Beans Café and coffee shop, located at 802 W. California Ave. in Ruston. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Planning for retirement in stages starts early

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While summer vacations and national holidays typically provide a break for everyone who would be considered a member of the working public, there is one big break ahead that’s a priority on most everyone’s calendar — retirement.  And while it may be closer for some than it is for others, everyone needs to make sure they are financially prepared when the time comes to take a permanent leave from the ranks of the employed.

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