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February 7th, 2013

Curley James Bordelon

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Curley James Bordelon, 83, of Dubach, LA, died Friday, February 1, 2013 in Ruston, LA. He was born in Evergreen, LA in 1929 to Mary Joubert and Joseph Percy Bordelon. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers Joseph, Roland, and Chuck; and sisters Mary, Evelyn, Beulah, and Jean. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Imelda “Fritz” Frasier Bordelon, children Karen Buchanan and husband Russell, Curley James Bordelon Jr.

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February 6th

Parker receives prestigious Robert E. Russ Award

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Street to carry on President Reneau’s legacy
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University of the Louisiana System Board of Supervisors Wayne Parker was presented with the 2012 Robert E. Russ Award as the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala Tuesday night.
Approximately 300 people attended the event held at the Ruston Civic Center. The gala also included presentation of the 2012 Bill Best Humanitarian Award to Jim Tuten and the announcement of a new street in Ruston: Dan Reneau Drive.
Awards were also given for service to education, tourism, and to those selected as outstanding young people.

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Grambling to consider banning ‘saggy pants’

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The City of Grambling will meet for a public hearing on the long awaited “sagging pants” ordinance, along with two other issues to be addressed before the council conducts its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday.
Although Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark brought the indecent exposure issue to the council’s attention in November, the issue was put off until the February meeting to accommodate the students of Grambling State University. If passed, those exposing their undergarments will be subject to fines or jail time if found to be in violation of the ordinance.

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Cagle to lead D’Arbonne commission

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DOTD to share responsibilities to revamp ramps

The Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission held its first regular meeting of 2013 on Jan. 21 where new officers were named and renovations for some local ramps were discussed with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Steve Cagle, a former president, was named president again after a two-year stint as vice president.
Former commissioner Don Hogan became vice president and Joe Rainer, who has served as a board consultant for the past year, became the commission’s secretary and treasurer.

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GSU honors MLK Jr. awardees

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Luncheon recognized leadership, service
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Grambling State University students and legends were showcased during the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon on campus, and there was one special visitor.

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Slim down from Super Bowl snacks

As everyone knows, the Super Bowl was this past Sunday and as many watched some super-sized football players run up and down the gridiron, too many of us downed (pun intended) some super-sized snacks. And, we definitely didn’t burn off any calories shouting at the referees, while waiving your Ravens’ towel or jumping up and down in your 49ers’ miners hardhat.

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Grambling professor chosen for academic visit to France

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Once a year, for the last 11 years, the University of Louisiana System has partnered with Pôle University Léonard De Vinci to select professors from each of the ULS institutions to participate in “International Week” with faculty from other countries.

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‘Dogs giving fans exciting action

Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs are riding the waves of success during this 2012-13 season.
And no telling what uncharted “waters” loom ahead for Head Coach Michael White and his hustling, ever-energetic team before this campaign comes to a close.
It is, indeed, an extra special season for the ’Dogs, who have a 19-3 overall record and are leading the Western Athletic Conference with a 10-0 mark.

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Jindal's take on the GOP

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Gov. Bobby Jindal is exactly right. The Republican Party has to change its ways if it’s going to appeal to minorities, women and young voters in numbers significant enough to recapture national leadership.

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Holtz: C-USA good for fans

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New Tech head coach likes regional flavor to league
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Asked to choose between travelling by air or by land, there’s a good bet Skip Holtz Jr. will pick the latter.
Well, for sure, when it comes to dealing with how to reach his destination as a head football coach.
And with Louisiana Tech University about to move into its first year as a member of Conference USA, Holtz is thrilled about the regional sites that comprise the 14-member league.
Not just for him and the Bulldogs, either.

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