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May 8th, 2014

GSU softball falls to JSU

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DACATUR, Ala. — Grambling State University’s softball team fell 10-5 to Jackson State in opening round play of the Southwestern Athletic Conference softball tournament Wednesday.
The Lady Tigers (11-23) will next play an elimination game at 5 p.m. today against Southern University, which lost to Mississippi Valley 7-4 in first-round play on Wednesday.
Things were tied up at 3-3 Wednesday before Jackson State (27-27) pulled away with five runs in the bottom of the third inning.

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Malone, Kavanaugh to wed

Ben and Kellie Malone, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Morgan Elizabeth Malone, of Ruston, to Ryan Kendall Kavanaugh, of Benton.

Morgan is the granddaughter of Alton and Ronnie Spillers, of Perdido Key, Fla., Sonda Womack, of Chatham, the late Tommy Womack, Mary Malone, of West Monroe, and the late Terry Malone.

Ryan is the son of Lee and Katherine Kavanaugh, of Benton. He is the grandson of Ruth Dixon, of Anacoco, the late Kenneth Dixon, the late James and Edith Kavanaugh.

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Tech duo win international composing contest

A Louisiana Tech University professor of music and senior music student were among the 15 winners in the Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Kenyon Wilson composer’s competition.
Because of their success, Joshua Mattison, a senior from Benton, and Joe L. Alexander, who also serves as head of theory, composition and low brass, will have their pieces performed at the 2014 International Tuba/Euphonium Conference.
The international conference will be held May 23 at the University of Indiana in Bloomington.

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Numbers say Lincoln is the place to be

Since 2010, Lincoln Parish has received approximately $180,000 in grants from the Louisiana Office of Tourism.
Evidently, the state’s investment in local events is paying off. In 2012, the latest year for which figures are available, tourists spent slightly more than $27 million in Lincoln Parish, according to research done by the U.S. Travel Association.

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The history of Cinco de Mayo

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One of the largest celebrations in the Americas just took place, but most of us don’t know why — I’m talking about Cinco de Mayo.
The Hispanic culture has always intrigued me. Well, I say always. I was a Spanish major (also a journalism major) but, in truth, I hated Spanish in high school. Turned out, it had nothing to do with me not liking the language and everything to do with the particular teacher I had.
Anyways, Cinco de Mayo is a big part of a rich, vibrant culture I find attractive.

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The water we drink:Greater Ward 1 Waterworks District

THE WATER We Drink
GREATER WARD 1 WATERWORKS DISTRICT
Public Water Supply ID: LA1061007

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Resolution No 01-15 Village of Simsboro

RESOLUTION NO. 01-15
RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE OFFICIAL TOWN CLERK
FOR THE VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: The Village of Simsboro convened in Special Session the 17th day of April, 2014. After presenting to the Board of Aldermen a request to affirm Justina Hensley as the official Town Clerk, a motion was made by Alderman Tiffany Cole and seconded by Alderman Doug Durrett. Justina Hensley will begin on April 28th, 2014.
This Resolution was passed by the Board of Aldermen for the Village of Simsboro on the 17th day of April, 2014.
Mayor
Willie Hendricks

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Greater Ward One Waterworks District Minutes

GREATER WARD One Waterworks District
Minutes
May 6, 2014
Present: Butler Hampton, Mike Haddox, Rebecca Jennings, F.J. Armond, Adam Chellette,
Reagan Pylant, Keith Barnes
Mike made the motion to accept the agenda as printed, Keith second the motion. Vote aye: Mike, F.J., Keith, Reagan. Nay: None
Minutes from the March meeting were read, Mike made the motion to accept the minutes as read, F.J. second the motion. Vote aye: Mike, F.J., Keith, Reagan. Nay: None
Butler reported that the Handicap Parking Lot is complete.

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City of Grambling Minutes 4/3/14

MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA. Public Hearing & Monthly Meeting April 3, 2014
MINUTES OF PUBLIC HEARING
Mayor Edward R. Jones opened the Public Hearing of the City of Grambling on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 5:45 p.m.; the purpose of the public hearing was to get input from the citizens concerning the following:
Ordinance #0306014-2

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Village of Simsboro Special Called meeting

THE VILLAGE of Simsboro met in a Special called Town Hall Meeting Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:15 P. M. Present the Honorable Mayor Willie Hendricks and Aldermen Tiffany Cole, Doug Durrett, Pam Durrett and Doug Brewer, CPA.
Mayor Hendricks called the meeting to order. Alderman Pam Durrett voiced the prayer. Mayor Hendricks led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Hendricks presented the agenda to the Aldermen and asked for a motion to accept as presented. Motion was made by Alderman Tiffany Cole, Seconded by Alderman Doug Durrett. Motion passed unanimously.

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