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November 7th, 2014

Jason Coleman returns for third local show

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The Dixie Center for the Arts is thrilled to bring back by popular demand Jason Coleman, grandson of the late Floyd Cramer, featuring Meagan Taylor on guitar. The show will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, and is sponsored by Bobby Conville, Ron Deal, Earl Smith, Financial Advisors and Wells Fargo Advisors.

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RES 4-H to host fundraiser

The Ruston Elementary School 4-H club is hosting a car wash and bake sale fundraiser from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the RES car line. Car washes are available for a $5 or more donation, while bake sale prices will vary per item. Baked goods are being donated by RES faculty and 4-H parents.

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Poverty Point hike on tap

At 4 p.m. Saturday at the North Louisiana Expo Center, Keith Mitchell, author of “The Anger from Within” will give his testimony.
Mitchell is a Ruston native and wants to share with this community his testimony about how God saved him from drug and alcohol abuse. He said he hopes this account of his life will help others dealing with substance abuse.
There is no admission charge, and the public is welcome. Music for the event will be provided by gospel band Through the Blood.
Mitchell will also speak at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Mineral Springs Baptist Church

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AARP group to meet Tuesday

The monthly meeting of the Grambling/Ruston Charter AARP, Inc. No. 5240 will hold it’s monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Grambling Community Center, located at 127 King St. This meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month.

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Firefighters prepare to train

Each year men and women put their lives on the line to provide a certain level of protection for our residents.
We are fortunate in Ruston and Lincoln Parish to be provided with safety both inside and outside the city limits.
Recently the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 had 14 men sign up for their fall Firefighter School.
District Chief Danny Cross said LPFD hosts the school twice a year.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, 69 percent of firefighters in the United States are volunteers.

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American resolve stands its ground

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More than 13 years have passed since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, when the forever-iconic Twin Towers of the World Trade Center fell to the pavement in Manhattan after two hijacked planes crashed into each one.
I can still see the impact each plane made into each tower.
One by one, the explosions remain as violently vivid in my mind today as they were 13 years ago.
My fingers are struggling more and more with each passing keystroke as if they have no confidence, yet I have conviction in these sentences as the pen has conviction with the paper.

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Champion for mental health not giving up

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In recent weeks there was a man, Michael Pozzi, walking coast to coast to raise awareness for mental illness and suicide.
Mental illness is a peculiar thing. According to the National Association for Mental Illness, one in four Americans experiences a mental illness in a year.
Pozzi’s entire platform for foot- cruising America was just simply to raise awareness. He wasn’t purposefully meeting with organizations or residents along the route he was taking.

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November 6th

Tech hoops fans go crazy for teams

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Things got a little crazy in the Thomas Assembly Center Tuesday night as Louisiana Tech University’s basketball programs held their annual “Madness” event in preparation for the upcoming hoops seasons.
The event featured performances by the Tech cheerleaders, the Regal Blues and the Hoop troop as well as a 3-point shooting contest, a dunk contest and short intrasquad scrimmages from both teams.
The Lady Techsters will play a 6 p.m. exhibition game on Saturday against LSU-Alexandria before opening the season on the road at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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GSU to put win streak on line tonight at MVSU

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The Grambling State Tigers face the tough take of trying to extend a six-game win streak on a short week as the G-Men play a 6:30 p.m. game tonight at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi.
That contest will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis starting at 9:30 p.m. on EPSNU.
The Tigers know the Delta Devils will have a little payback in mind after being the only team Grambling defeated last season in the midst of a flood of internal problems.
MVSU also features a new head coach in former Jackson State head man Rick Comegy.

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Breed named SWAC Co-Defensive Player of Week

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Grambling State University’s middle linebacker Aaron Breed Jr. has been named a Southwestern Athletic Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his impressive performance in week nine against Texas Southern University in Houston.
During last week’s game, Breed, a senior from Kirbyville, Texas, totaled 10 tackles and 3.5 sacks in a 35-7 win over Texas Southern. So far this season, Breed has a total of 89 tackles, one fumble recovery, six sacks and 16 tackles for a loss.

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