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October 19th, 2017

LP looks to build momentum

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Panthers to play Homecoming game tonight vs. Ringgold
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GRAMBLING — Finish strong and try to get to .500 to close out regular-season play.
That’s the focus for the Lincoln Prep Panthers as they head into their Homecoming game against Ringgold at 7 p.m. today at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.
The Panthers stand at 2-5 overall and 1-2 in District 1-1A play. But a road win over Ringgold combined with road victories at Plain Dealing and Arcadia to close out their regular season slate would give the Panthers solid momentum heading into the Class 1A playoffs.

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Dunkin’ Dogs working hard to deepen post

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White most experienced player in paint for Tech
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Only three players last season started all 33 games.
Two of them were forwards — Erik McCree and Omar Sherman. And they have both moved on, along with their combined 1728 minutes, 903 points and 462 boards.
That is 26 percent of the minutes, 35 percent of the scoring and 37 percent of the rebounding gone, vanished, sayonara.
So the big (literally) question mark coming into the 2017-18 season is who soaks up those minutes. Who helps the offense score? And perhaps most importantly, who steps up in place of the top two rebounders?

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October 18th

Ruston Artisans to open Thursday

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With a passion for art, and a heart for community, Ruston Artisans was established to support the many accomplished artists and artisans in the area.
“We know amazing artists and many have asked us to help them promote their work. And, when we saw this space, we knew it was the right time and the right place,” said Judi Null, the gallery co-owner and director.
“The mission of Ruston Artisans is to bring art and people together for enjoyment, discovery, learning and opportunity.

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The Littera Club News

The Littera held their October meeting in the Origin Bank Community Room.
The 22 members present marveled at the fall table decorations while they enjoyed delicious pumpkin pie.
President Carolyn Russell called the meeting to order and thanked the co-hostesses Gloria Gullatt and Joan Gordon for their hospitality.
Gordon, in turn, thanked Russell for her help in furnishing all the fall decorations.
Marilyn Lewis led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and Kathey Roane the Littera Collect.
Mary Ayers introduced the Program: Quilts by Debbie Robichaux and Ayers.

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brianna J. Grisby

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brianna J. Grisby graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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Kiwanis International hosts speaker

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The motto of Kiwanis International is “Serving the Children of the World.” Perry Hancock, CEO of Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, recently spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club about how the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home serves children.

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Kiwanis International hosts speaker

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The motto of Kiwanis International is “Serving the Children of the World.” Perry Hancock, CEO of Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, recently spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club about how the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home serves children.

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GSU Theatre begins performance

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This week the Grambling State University Theatre is presenting “Flyin’ West,” by Pearl Cleage in the Recital Hall, located in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center. The performance runs at 7 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday.
Tickets are $1 for children 12 years and younger; $3 for students 13 and older; and $5 for general admission. Grambling State students get in free with their student ID (must obtain a ticket at the box office).
For more information or group reservations, please call Mary Crook at 274-2892.

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Reader writes about President Donald Trump

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This is a time for serious people in our government.
Good governance is a must at this dangerous time for our nation. And we aren’t seeing it.
Since this president’s latest foray into the real political world, I have never been as embarrassed by a representative of the United States government as this disaster of a president.
He has bullied and berated our long time allies for no other reason than his megalomaniacal need to be the alpha male in the group.
And he has failed miserably. He is a disgrace.

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Constitution re-write? Maybe it's time

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To no one’s great surprise, Louisiana voters have added three more amendments to the state constitution.
The trio of successful proposals on the Oct. 14 ballot brings to a whopping 301 the number of amendments passed since 1978. Do the math and that’s an average of seven amendments for each of the 43 years Louisiana’s current constitution has been the law of the state.
“Louisiana has a long history of frequent constitutional changes,” the independent, non-partisan Public Affairs Research Council said in its pre-referendum guide to the proposals that were just approved.

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