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GSU, Southern clash Saturday

Nor does it matter that Grambling and Southern have already guaranteed themselves winning records after losing more than they won in 2006.
Remember, it’s all about “bragging laurels” when these two long-time rivals bump into each other on the gridiron.
“It’s like a championship game for both schools,” said quarterback Brandon Landers of Grambling about the 1 p.m. meeting at the Louisiana Superdome. “Whoever wins this game can go back home feeling good because the other team will have to wait a whole year before they play again.”

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Covenants can protect subdivisions

Restrictive covenants are written when a residential area is first developed; otherwise, every landowner in the neighborhood must vote to instate a covenant after the initial development.
Existing covenants generally contain language explaining the procedure for making amendments, which usually requires the approval of a certain percentage of property owners.
In general, these documents are written so that they automatically renew themselves if no changes are made after a certain period of time.

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Farmers' Christmas wish

“Without a farm bill approved by Christmas, the House-Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee would be forced to consider it in January 2008,” said Brian Breaux, associate commodity director for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation. “With very few legislative days in the month of January, this would delay the House and Senate vote on the farm bill until February.
For many producers, he said, that’s just too late.

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Community celebrates holiday

Married for 55 years, Hill said he is preparing his first Thanksgiving meal.
“I’ll just get half of a turkey because I don’t like turkey that much,” he said.
Lynda Henderson is spending Thanksgiving dining with her husband’s family, but with a broken hand, she will probably not be helping out in the kitchen. Marriage and life itself are among her biggest thanks. The Lincoln Parish School Board member recalls an event about 1 ½ years ago that reminded her of the preciousness of time spent with her husband.
“My husband, Joseph, came through a serious illness,” she said.

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Creek, OCS: Showdown, Part II

It could be one of those headache-inducing, anything-can-happen contests that invariably involves teams with a short, yet intense rivalry and lofty reputation among this year’s teams in the 1A neighborhood.
Last month marked only the third time that the Cougars and Eagles had ever played each — they’ve been in separate classifications (OCS in 2A, Creek in 1A) — yet the way that game should remain vividly etched in the minds of fans from both schools.

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Giving thanks for bad times

• Failed relationships — Sometimes it takes extended periods of time in the company of someone who is mean, disrespectful or selfish to know what not to look for in a significant other.
• Illness or injury — When a person is suffering from some physical condition such as the flu, a bad sinus infection, bee sting or ankle sprain, he realizes how insignificant most of the things were he was fretting about before the sickness or pain began.

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Shopping locally boosts the parish

Locally, officials have moved forward with building projects at both local universities. Construction in Ruston is still booming, with businesses expanding north of the interstate and the limits of the city creeping outward.
But in all honesty, many of us will likely not think about these improvements and advances today.
The obligations of the holidays loom large in most of our minds.
Tomorrow is Black Friday, the day many of us will strap on our shoes before sunrise to take a crack at the best possible Christmas shopping deals around.

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Clear-cutting irks residents

Baldwin’s daughter, Kia Baldwin Richardson, represented the church at a recent meeting of the University Hills Neighborhood Association. She said the church has no comment on what the property will be used for.
“I went to the meeting to let them know we were there not to cause any kind of discord,” Richardson said.
The situation has brought an outcry from the neighborhood, though. Residents are appalled at the removal of the forest and heartsick about the things the neighborhood lost with it.

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