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November 14th, 2014

Breakfast may inhibit diabetes

Most people have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for people who are at risk for diabetes that might just be the truth.
According to the International Diabetes Federation, investing in a healthy breakfast will reduce the global burden of diabetes and save billions of dollars in lost productivity and health care costs. Recent studies have revealed that eating a healthy breakfast decreases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Christians can be red or blue

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Last week I hope each of you exercised your right to vote.
Did your candidate win or did they loose? I have asked many people this very question.
In all actuality though, few political issues are truly spiritual issues. Republicans/conservatives, generally speaking, prefer smaller government and more individual freedom, while Democrats/liberals prefer more governmental oversight of society and economy.
Christians can be liberal or conservative. None are evil or ungodly. The argument should be over which system best enables the government to fulfill its God-given role.

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Everyday appreciation for veterans

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It’s sad that women have an entire month dedicated to recognizing their achievements. African-Americans have the same luxury, as do those of Hispanic heritage.
But what about the men and women who have made it possible for these commemorative months to be celebrated in the first place?
What do these heroic men and women, who are both young and old, receive? One day, a single day of recognition for their service.
Fourteen years ago patriotism was at its peak, just as it was nearly 73 years ago when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

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’Cats starting from scratch

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Ruston High School set to open Class 5A playoffs vs. Scotlandville
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It’s the start of a whole new season as the Ruston High School Bearcats open the 2014 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 5A prep football playoffs at 7 p.m. tonight.
The Bearcats are seeded No. 10 in the Class 5A playoffs and will play host to No. 22 Scotlandville at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Tickets for the contest are $8.
“Heading into the playoffs and hosting a home game is all about the way this team has handled whatever’s been thrown at them all season long,” said Ruston coach Brad Laird.

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Grambling to host Alabama State

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SWAC undefeated streak to be at stake for Tigers
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Grambling State University will close out its 2014 home schedule at 2 p.m. Saturday as the Tigers wll play host to Alabama State at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.
Alabama State stands second in the SWAC East Division at 5-5 overall and 4-4 in conference play.

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Dunkin’ Dogs to open season at Southern tonight

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The much-anticipated 2014-15 college basketball season is finally here with the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs tipping it off at Southern at 8 p.m. today inside the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
For Tech, this day and this moment has been a long time coming especially considering the team has been preparing since the summer when they took a foreign tour to the Bahamas.

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Summitt era begins Saturday for Lady Techsters

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Louisiana Tech University’s hiring of Tyler Summitt as the sixth head coach in Lady Techster basketball history received an abundance of positive local, regional and national attention since the April 2 press conference in Ruston.
Dozens of newspaper and magazine stories, radio interviews and television appearances outlined Summitt’s story and provided exposure for a storied Lady Techster program that had recently fallen on tough times.

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November 13th

12 veterans receive quilts

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The Senior Circle Quilters for America’s Heroes recently honored 12 local veterans with heirloom quilts.
The ceremony took place in the front courtyard of Northern Louisiana Medical Center. There was a reception held in their honor following the presentation.
This was the quilters fourth Annual Quilt Presentation.
The mission of this group is to present these heirloom quilts once a year, around Veterans Day in November, to local veterans who have served our country so bravely.

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Grambling candidates enter runoff

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Copeland, Dupree tie with 522 votes
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Recent election results have been successfully challenged by a current member of the Grambling City Council leading to an additional runoff race for the Dec. 6 election.
Councilman Birdex Copeland and candidate G. Denise Dupree closed out the Nov. 4 election with a .05 percent, a two vote difference, with Dupree being the victor.
Totaling 520 votes originally, Copeland said the decision to call for a recount was only logical.

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Applications available for Toys for Tots

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Ruston residents who need a little extra help making sure there’s something special under the Christmas tree this season have until Nov. 26 to apply for the annual Toys for Tots drive.
Previously, the Ruston Jaycees headed up the local effort, but when they disbanded more than a year ago, they handed the operation back over to the U.S. Marines, who had run the program previously.
However, Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Judy Copeland said she felt someone needed to head up the local effort because the Marines are based out of Shreveport.

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