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Creek, RHS grab key league wins

“Our players really responded,” said head coach Billy Laird.
“Offensively, defensively and special teams, we had a good night of just overall football and something like this should really give our team confidence going into our next game.”
That game is a regular season home finale on Friday against Shreveport Southwood, another 1-5A test that will preclude a Nov. 3 closer on the road against No. 1 Class 5-A ranked West Monroe.
While Ruston High was taking the sting out of the Yellow Jackets, Cedar Creek was corralling the Bears of Bernice at the latter school’s home turf.

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Help fight domestic violence

Every year, more and more victims — women, children and men — find themselves in abusive relationships.
The answer might seem easy — just leave the relationship and report the abuser to police. But those who are actually in the relationships will tell you the answer is not that simple.
Many people who find themselves in abusive relationships have no place to turn.
Because they have been isolated by their abuser from outside relationships, there is no one to turn to or confide in when the abuse becomes unbearable.
For these victims, life seems hopeless.

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The responsibility lies within

Many of us will spin in circles looking for someone else at whom to point the finger.
I have some examples.
I have a relative with two 6-year-old children who can’t read along with their classmates.
These are bright children who are willing to learn new things. Both are imaginative and love to jump, run and play.
So, whose fault is it that they don’t understand written words?
“I just don’t have time to read to them,” my relative tells me. She then mentions something about the teachers at the school not teaching them “right.”

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‘Beating hearts’ reveals stories of abuse

In fact, all of the stories that are featured in the “Beating Hearts” exhibit and poster series are based on real survivors.
“When we’ve exhibited the pieces, people have written in the comment book ‘Why did you have to have him board up the window?’” Autrey, who writes the stories, said.

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