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November 1st, 2013

Boy Scouts to collect for CCA

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Saturday, Boy Scouts will be “Scouting for Food” around the local neighborhoods for the Christian Community Action pantry.
The Scouts will be leaving the bags on doorsteps Saturday and will pick up filled bags on Nov. 9.
Cynthia Brantly, Thunderbird district chairman for the Scouting for Food campaign, said the Thunderbird District covers Lincoln, Union and Jackson parishes.
“Scouting for Food is a national food drive for all Scouts (Cubs, Boys, Girls and Venture crews),” Brantly said.

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Holiday Arts Tour set for Nov. 21-24

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The 16th annual Holiday Arts Tour will be held from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 21-24.
Tour-goers should make their first stop at the Dixie Center for the Arts to view a group exhibition, sponsored by Landry’s Vineyards, featuring each of the Holiday Arts Tour artists.
You’ll be able to see the well-crafted variety of works available, from calligraphy to photography, handmade books to oil paintings soaps to wood-turned jewelry.

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Lewis Temple CME to host native Conrad Miller

The Lewis Temple CME Church will have a homecoming celebration complimenting the Grambling State University Homecoming festivities.
At 9 a.m. Saturday the Kingdom Kidz Zone will open at 301 Main Street, Grambling, for all young people attending the Homecoming parade. The Kidz Zone will include a bounce house, lemonade stand and games.
Also at 9 a.m., the Lewis Temple Church family will be giving away blessing bags of food to all people in the area.
At 11 a.m., the domino fellowship playoff will begin for the best domino players in the parish.

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Yard of the Month

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The Ruston Garden Club has chosen the home of Walter and Amelia Faulk Rauser, 409 Westwood Drive, for the October Yard of the Month.

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Cedar Creek announce court

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Cedar Creek School has selected its homecoming court for 2013. Pictured left to right are Anna Blake, Caley Pyles, Queen Jamie Bimle, Brooke Lolley and Katie Howard. The week culminated Thursday with a Fall Festival and Homecoming Pep Rally. Those event will be followed by the homecoming game and presentation of the court at football game against Ringgold this evening.

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G-Men striving for first victory

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GSU hoping to bolster Homecoming celebration with win over Miss. Valley
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Grambling State looks to pick up its first win of the 2013 football season at 2 p.m. Saturday as the Tigers play host to Mississippi Valley State in GSU’s Homecoming game at Robinson Stadium.
The Tigers can hope they can build momemtum after somewhat of a win — or at least removal of a loss — earlier this week.
Ealier this week the NCAA announced it is recognizing the canceled game between Grambling State and Jackson State on Oct. 19 as a no contest, not with a win and a loss.

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Tech’s Fischer honored

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For the second straight week, three different schools have divided up the football player of the week honors as handed out by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Quarterback Bryan Bennett of Southeastern was the offensive recipient, while Sam Scofield of Tulane was the defensive POW with Louisiana Tech place kicker Kyle Fischer of Louisiana Tech the choice as special teams’ player.
Fischer successfully made a school record five field goals Saturday in Louisiana Tech’s 23-7 win over FIU.

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Tech volleyball to play at N. Texas

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Louisiana Tech’s volleyball team will travel across the state border into Texas this weekend, as the Lady Techsters travel to face North Texas at 7 p.m. today at the Mean Green Volleyball Center in Denton, Texas.
The Conference USA matchup between the two teams will mark the 17th overall meeting between the Lady Techsters and Mean Green in both programs’ history with Tech holding a 12-4 advantage in the series.

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Prep teams set for Week 9

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The 2103 regular season for area high school football teams begins winding down tonight as the squads play Week 9 contests.
Following are preview capsules on those contests:
Ruston (5-3, 1-2 in 2-5A) at Alexandria (2-6, 1-2)
Kickoff: 7 p.m.; Alexandria
Ruston looks to shake off consecutive losses to perennial district powerhouses West Monroe and Ouachita and get back on a winning track for the final two games of regular-season play.

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Grambling’s Miller honored

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Junior named SWAC Preseason Player of the Year
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After a stellar season last year, Joanna Miller was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year and first team All-Conference by the league’s coaches and sports information directors earlier this month.
As a team the Lady Tigers were picked to finish fifth in the SWAC pre season poll.

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