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November 27th, 2014

Elisha Ministries, HELP partner for Thanksgiving

Elisha Ministries Supportive Housing of North Louisiana in collaboration with the Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish is celebrating Thanksgiving this year by giving away turkeys to 10 needy families in Lincoln and Morehouse parishes.
Elisha Ministries Supportive Housing of Northeast Louisiana is an agency developed to meet the needs of the poor and homeless as a faith based nonprofit incorporation. The organization provides education, housing and support services to individuals and low income families suffering from a severe and persistent mental illness.

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Tech innovators share ideas at business pitch competition

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Entrepreneurs and innovators from Louisiana Tech University recently shared ideas for new business ventures and competed for cash prizes during the “Won in One” pitch competition.

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Grambling preps for big Bayou Classic

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When Broderick Fobbs played as a Grambling State running back in the mid 1990s, the Bayou Classic was considered to be the Super Bowl of Black College football.
But in recent years that Classic has seen shrinking attendance due to both teams struggling in the win column.
That won’t be the case this season as Grambling and Southern look to break a 20-20 series tie in the 41st edition of the Bayou Classic set to kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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Ticket promotions offered for Tech vs. Rice weekend

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Joe Aillet Stadium will be the site of one of the biggest football games in recent Louisiana Tech history when the Bulldogs host Rice at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Conference USA West Division title and a berth in the upcoming C-USA title game on the line.
Tech (7-4, 6-1 C-USA) will welcome the Rice Owls (7-4, 5-2) to Ruston for the final regular season game of the year. The winner of the contest will be the Conference USA West Division champion and will face Marshall Dec. 6 in the Conference USA championship game.

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Ruston Parks And Recreation Department Briefs

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Youth soccer registration set
Registration for the Ruston Park and Recreation Department’s spring 2015 youth soccer league for boys and girls ages 4-12 opens Dec. 7. This year’s divisions will include 5 and Under, 6 and Under, 8 and Under, 10 and Under. and 12 and Under.
There are two ways to register:
• In person at the RPAR office located at 605 James Street between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.
• Online at www.ruston.org/registration.
The fee is $55 for residents of Ruston and $67 for nonresidents of Ruston. This includes a game T-shirt.

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Cougars strong at XC state meet

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Cedar Creek’s boys’ team finishes as runner-up in Class 1A
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Under brutal weather conditions with strong winds, the Cedar Creek boys’ cross country team brought home the Class 1A state runner-up trophy at the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Cross Country State Meet. held last week in Natchitoches.
Cougars head coach Craig Moss said it’s the rich history of this program and the excitement of its growth this year that has excited the community.
“We have a storied history at Cedar Creek with our cross country program, and to be able to bring home a state runner-up means the world to our team, our families and our school,” Moss said.

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Cougars strong at XC state meet

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Dennis J. Waldron, left, president of the Allstate Sugar Bowl, presented Cedar Creek senior Taylor Witten with an Academic All-State award. Allstate Sugar Bowl was the official sponsor and namesake of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Cross Country State Meet.

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Redgen named to All-CUSA volleyball second team

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IRVING, Texas— After leading Louisiana Tech in almost every offensive category this season and ranking in the top five in the conference in kills and points, senior Rebecca Redgen was selected to the 2014 All-Conference USA volleyball team, which was voted on by the league coaches.

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November 26th

CCA offers food, other assistance

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Christian Community Action doesn’t just provide those in emergency situations with canned food items.
CCA Director Stephanie Mitchell said the center provides food, clothing, pays utilities, fills prescriptions, helps with lodging and helps those that are traveling through town.
“Thirty years ago, seven different churches came together because they wanted a centralized location to help those in need,” Mitchell said. “Back then people didn’t know how to go about getting assistance, and those who did would go around to the various churches using all of the resources.

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Mayoral transition begins

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Ruston Mayor-elect Ronny Walker has tapped a three-person transition team of Lynne Gnemi, Mickey Mays and Bobby Williams to help plan for the change of administrations at City Hall.
“They’re more of a sounding board right now,” said Walker, who takes office Jan. 1.
Gnemi owns a financial strategies firm; Mays is former Lincoln Parish Police Juror and business owner and Williams, a local banker.

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