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November 29th, 2013

GSU ROTC gives to DART

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Pictured with the boxes and bags of donations they gathered are (back row, left to right): Capt. Rochelle Howard, Cadet Dominique Gibson, 1st Lt. Antonio Tims, Cadet Spencer Robinson and Cadet Jonathan Jenkins, with Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Director Cathy Ayo and DART Community Advocate Terrie Queen Autrey.

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Church News

Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Baptist
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer services at 6:30 p.m.
Christ Temple

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GSU gears up for ‘Super Bowl’

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Bayou Classic game set to kick off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in New Orleans
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The Grambling State Tigers look to put a big and positive end to one of their most negative season ever as they take on Southern University in the annual Bayou Classic Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. The game will be televised live on NBC.
Grambling enters the game at 1-10 and 1-7 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, while Southern is 7-4 and 6-2.

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Locals hit stores for Black Friday

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Residents flocked to local stores Thursday night and early Friday morning to catch the best deals of the season as part of the annual Black Friday sales. Local businesses heralded in the holiday shopping season by offering a variety of different sales to entice shoppers out of their homes during their Thanksgiving holiday. Pictured are residents shopping at Beehive.

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Amtrack in Lincoln?

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Ruston to discuss proposal for passenger train push

Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to decide Monday whether to lend support to a move to bring Amtrak passenger rail service to North Louisiana.
If aldermen adopt the resolution that Mayor Dan Hollingsworth is proposing, Ruston will join close to 50 other government and business entities across the top half of the state in pushing for a comeback of train travel.
Aldermen will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the new city courtroom on the first floor of City Hall.

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Tech aviation program receives positive review

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Louisiana Tech University’s Aviation Department recently received its Final Visiting Team Report submitted following the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) Review Committee’s visit this fall to study the school’s aviation program, and came away from the review with positive findings.
In addition to the favorable assessment, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted authority to Tech to certify graduates of its authorized aviation degree program(s) to be eligible for an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with reduced aeronautical experience.

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Dubach gears up for Christmas

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December is here and, with it, comes a lot of festive cheer. From 9 a.m. until the last person leaves Saturday, the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization will host its annual Christmas Festival.
Judy Beavers, vice president of DRABO said there is no cost for setting up a booth during the festival.

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Cedar Creek set for quarterfinals

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Cougars to play host to St. Edmunds in Division IV playoffs tonight
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The Cedar Creek Cougars will see a team much like themselves when they play host to St. Edmunds at 7 p.m. tonight in Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division IV quarterfinal playoff action.
Fifth-seeded SEHS and No.4 Cedar Creek are both 8-3.
Both teams had first-round byes. St. Edmunds eliminated No. 17 Ascension Catholic (48-34) last Friday night at Blue Jay Field, while Cedar Creek also won a postseason contest at home over Catholic High-Pointe Coupee by the score of 40-8.

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Big win needed for GSU in Big Easy

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Tigers look to cap off frustrating season with Bayou Classic victory over SU
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Grambling State interim football coach Dennis “Dirt” Winston feels his team has put the work in.
Now he only wants to see them reap the benefits of those efforts.
Grambling State will get that chance Saturday as the Tigers take on Southern University in the annual Bayou Classic in New Orleans. NBC will nationally televise the contest, set for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.
GSU stands at 1-10 and 1-7 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference while Southern is 7-4 and 6-2.

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Bulldogs hope to close out by beating UTSA

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For Louisiana Tech, it’s all about ending the season on a positive note.
And for the University of Texas-San Antonio, it’s about the chance of picking up a bowl berth and even potentially reaching the Conference USA title game.
That’s what’s on the line Saturday as UTSA (6-5 overall, 5-2 C-USA) plays host to Tech (4-7, 3-4) in the season finale for both teams.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. in the Alamodome in San Antonio.
While a bowl berth is out of the question his Bulldogs, Tech coach Skip Holtz still feels the team has much to play for.

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