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March 26th, 2019

DEAR ABBY

Son feels mother’s rejection after revealing he is gay
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DEAR ABBY: I love my mother, but our relationship has been awkward since I came out to her when I was 13. After I told her I was gay, she grew more and more distant. She went into full grandma mode for my sister and her sons and, in my eyes, neglected me.
She was seldom home, and when she was, we would argue about everything. It got so bad that I left and moved in with my aunt, who was like a mom to me. My sister told me she thinks Mom is in denial because every time my sister would want to talk about it, Mom would clam up.

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Pea Ridge Cookoff held

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The seventh annual community Pit Master Cookoff was held in Pea Ridge on Saturday at Ken’s Landing. Dylan Chandler, left, and Joe Simmons were awarded first place for their grilled pork tenderloin.
The winners will have their names enscribed on the championship belt, handmade by local craftsmen J.D. Driskill, and will earn bragging rights. They will pick the meat for next year’s community cookoff.

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DEAR AUNT GRACE

What a wonderful parish in which to live
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Once in a while I hear some of the “old folks” saying that Ruston is growing too fast or getting too crowded or too big.
We are very blessed that it is. Cities that do not grow often die. We need to thank our Mayor’s office, the vibrant Louisiana Tech and Grambling communities, our economic development department, our Chamber of Commerce and all those who work hard to help make this city grow.

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Tigers put 2 on Class B All-State team

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The Simsboro High School boys basketball team won its second straight state title earlier this month, so it’s fitting that two Tigers earned Class B All State honors.
Simsboro junior Jakemin Abney and senior teammate Gianni Nelson won first and second-team honors, respectively, on the All State squad released today by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Abney averaged 17.5 points and almost seven rebounds per game, while Nelson scored 19.3 points per contest.
Junior Tiger Kalep Crane earned honorable mention on the Class B Boys All State Team.

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Diamond ‘Dogs win C-USA series

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Louisiana Tech baseball team utilized a pair of big home runs from newcomers Philip Matulia and Blake Johnson, to stake a 10-5 Sunday Conference USA triump
h over Middle Tennessee in the final game of the weekend series at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
Tech (14-9, 2-4) won its sixth consecutive C-USA road series dating back to last year (5-0 in road league series in 2018) behind a strong combined offensive output. The Bulldogs outhit Middle Tennessee (9-14, 3-3) 15-7 in the weekend finale.

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GSU baseball swept at Southern

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BATON ROUGE — Grambling broke out the bats to score 29 runs in a three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball series against Southern over the weekend.
That wasn’t nearly enough.
Southern plated 46 runs on 51 hits as the Jaguars swept past the G-Men with three straight wins.
SU defeated Grambling 18-8 in eight innings on Friday, 15-13 on Saturday and 13-8 on Sunday.

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March 22nd

Meyer: ‘Live to realize American Dream’

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Former Ohio State head football coach and three-time national championship winner Urban Meyer visited Grambling State’s campus Thursday to help the 100th Birthday Year Commemoration of legendary GSU football coach Eddie Robinson.
Meyer met Thursday afternoon with members of the Grambling coaching staff and football team and served as the keynote speaker for the “Legacy Keepers: Preserving the Eddie Robinson Playoff” program presented by the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.

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Great athletes we would have loved seeing play

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So many great athletes, so little column space to give them their just due.
But here’s some legendary athletes we would have loved seeing play:
DUB JONES: Growing up, I heard about the amazing skills of the former Ruston High star who went on to be an All-Pro with the Cleveland Browns. My father had told told me all about him, of how he could sprint to the end zone like a gazelle.
DON HUTSON: My father used to tell stories about how the All-American receiver used to make dazzling catches from quarterback Dixie Howell at Alabama.

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RHS beats W. Monroe

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Pictured is Ruston High School Bearcat Johntavious Gray laying down a bunt during a 7-5 victory over West Monroe on Thursday.

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Tech track to compete at Mississippi State

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Louisiana Tech Track and Field began events Friday with the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters heading to Starkville, Mississippi, to compete in the 2019 Al Schmidt Bulldog Relays on Friday and Saturday.
This weekend’s meet will be hosted by Mississippi State at the Mike Sanders Track Complex.

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