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Archive - Oct 14, 2008

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Parish football: A busy schedule

Saturday’s college slate has Louisiana Tech University meeting Idaho at Joe Aillet Stadium in a Western Athletic Conference game beginning at 6 p.m. and Grambling State University facing Alabama State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference contest at Robinson Stadium starting at 2 p.m.
The prep teams will be trying to erase an 0-for-3 performance last week. Ruston fell to Monroe Ouachita 10-3, Grambling tumbled to St. Frederick 50-21 and Cedar Creek was thumped 46-7 by Arcadia.
Grambing State stopped Alabama A&M 27-6 and Louisiana Tech lost to Hawaii 24-14.

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Big week for Grambling St.

And there’s a big week with plenty of other homecoming activities planned too. One highlight will be the school’s 41st annual Career Fair and Graduate School Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Men’s Memorial Gym.
Admission to the event is free, but participants are required to have a resume and wear business attire. All students, alumni and the general public are encouraged to attend.

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The hungry need our help

As a community, we have a responsibility to help. Belts are tighter everywhere, but some can still afford to give, even a little.
Here in Lincoln Parish, there are opportunities to help our fellow residents who are struggling more than we are.
Many agencies that collect and distribute food to needy families are reporting severe shortages. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is organizing food drives throughout our area because the need is so great.

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Students receive tips for success

Eight years after her graduation, West-Brown, a mother of two, is a teaching assistant at Ruston Elementary School who is pursuing a teaching certification at Grambling State University.
West-Brown was invited to the school, along with local businessman Joseph Henderson, to provide the students with direction and motivation.
Shirley May, a business teacher at Career Academy, said most students end up at this alternative school because they are not successful in a regular school setting due to poor academic performance, truancy or behavior problems.

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