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November 29th, 2016

DRABO craft show set for holiday shopping

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Community members looking for unique last- minute gifts for the holiday season can look no further than the Dubach Christmas Craft Show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Scott Hamilton Warehouse.
More than 25 vendors, 10 of which that will be outside of the warehouse weather permitting, will be on hand selling items coming from as far way as India, said Gina Stokes, Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization event coordinator.

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Grambling Christmas parade to roll Dec. 10

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Grambling residents will receive gifts, treats and a chance to visit with Santa Claus during the annual Grambling Christmas parade Dec. 10 in Grambling.
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at New Rocky Valley Church moving east on Martin Luther King Avenue at the Christian Center; move through the business area and Grambling State University; take a left at the Catholic Center and finish at the Grambling Fire Station at 562 Stadium Dr., said Nelda Baisy, Grambling Joy Fund Committee Chairperson.

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Christmas countdown: City to turn on lights

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Ruston celebration begins Thursday

The countdown is underway. At precisely 6 p.m. Thursday, downtown Ruston will light up for Christmas.
That’s when Mayor Ronny Walker and several special guests will flip an 8-foot-tall switch that will turn on hundreds of white LED lights along Park Avenue, in Railroad Park and the central business district.

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Family connections can be key

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How does a family find time to connect? Family meals. I know what you’re saying, “we don’t have time to sit down to eat a meal together.” We are racing off to soccer practice, dance lessons, basketball games, attending meetings and catching up with friends.

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Sloan sets example for student athletes

The goal of every great student-athlete is to achieve a high level of success in his or her sport as well as in the classroom.
Fittingly, Louisiana Tech soccer player Kathryn Sloan has scored that goal in a big way.
Last week Sloan was selected as the 2016 Academic All-America of the Year for Division I Women’s Soccer the College Sports Information Directors of America.

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GSU’s Carter, LSU’s Guice honored

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Grambling State’s Martez Carter, above left, has been named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Special Teams Player of the Week while LSU running back Derrrius Guice, above right, is the LSWA Offensive Player of the Week for their efforts in wins over the holiday weekend. Guice rushed for a school-record 285 yards to go along with four touchdowns in LSU’s 54-39 win over Texas A&M.

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Lady Techsters clash with ULM tonight

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Tipoff set for 6 p.m. at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe
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For the second time in 10 days, Louisiana Tech will play an Interstate-20 neighbor when the Lady Techsters travel 30 minutes east to face the University of Louisiana-Monroe at 6 p.m. today at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Tech (2-2) and ULM (2-3) will meet for the 54th time in women’s basketball with the Lady Techsters leading the series 44-9, although the Warhawks won the last two meetings.
The two programs haven’t met since the 2007-08 season, when ULM won 72-51 in Ruston.

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Holtz: ‘We have to move on and get ready’

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Tech turns attention toward C-USA championship game at Western Kentucky
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Louisiana Tech’s football team had the chance to host the Conference USA championship game with a win in the Bulldogs’ regular-season finale at Southern Mississippi on Friday.
But the Bulldogs saw their opportunity slip away in a 39-24 loss to the Golden Eagles.
Now Tech has to turn around and prepare to play at Western Kentucky at 11 a.m. Saturday in the C-USA title game.

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November 28th

GSU students support the Bayou Classic

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NEW ORLEANS — Grambling State University students Robert Bailey Jr., Shelby Prout and Que Robinson weren’t on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome football field for a single play Saturday, but each had an impact on the Bayou Classic matchup between Grambling State University and Southern University.

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Ruston churches aid in Operation Christmas Child

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Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first present they have ever received. The goal for 2016 internationally is 12 million. For the United States, the goal is 9.5 million shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.

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