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April 30th, 2014

THE GRAMBLING City Council

THE GRAMBLING City Council will hold a Public Hearing, Thursday, May 1 , 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at Grambling City Hall & Community Center, 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana for the purpose of the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 050102014-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING AMENDING THE GRAMBLING GARBAGE, TRASH AND WEEDS CODE TO PROVIDE FOR
SERVICE FEES FOR DUMPSTERS BASED ON SIZE

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April 29th

Bearcats open playoff season tonight

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The second season begins today for District 1-5A Baseball Champion Ruston High School as the Bearcats open the first round of the 5A playoffs against Walker at 6 p.m. at the RHS Baseball Complex. Pictured from left to right is the 2014 RHS baseball team. Row one: Ayres Burkhalter (bat boy), Gage Heard, Ben LeBlanc, Chuvonte Modest, Gunner Durrett and Seth White. Row two: Kramer Newsom, Jordan Raggio, Bankston Summersgill (manager), Doc Wilkerson, Chris Bishop, Caden Doga, Michael Courtney and Kelby Glover.

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Poetry in Ruston

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Former Louisiana poet laureate to speak tonight
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Louisiana’s former poet laureate, Darrell Bourque, will visit Louisiana Tech University to speak about and read from his book of poems, “Megan’s Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie,” recently published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press.
His public reading, followed by a book signing, is set for 6:30-7:30 p.m. today in George T. Madison Hall, Room 105.
The reading is sponsored by Louisiana Tech’s department of English with support from the George E. Pankey Eminent Scholar Chair in English. The event is free and open to the public.

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State police looking to expand troops

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The Louisiana State Police has recently resumed cadet testing.
Men and women interested in becoming a Louisiana State Trooper are encouraged to apply.
LSP Troop F Public Information Officer Albert Paxton said the hiring process to become a state trooper can be lengthy.
“Some people have waited years (to be a state trooper),” he said. “But the normal waiting period is about six months.”
Paxton said once a potential cadet’s application has been accepted they will go through an academy that lasts roughly four months.

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Smiths ‘Stay Strong’ for CMD

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Jeff Smith turns passion into strength one T-shirt at a time.
The online workout gear business Smith founded four years ago has become an avenue for raising awareness of and research dollars for a rare form of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy known as Merosin Deficient CMD.
Smith and his wife, Nicola, own Muscle Club Apparel. One hundred percent of the profits from their Stay Strong T-shirt line — a line they created in honor of their son — goes to Cure CMD.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to research, treatment and possibly a cure for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy.

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Diamond ’Dogs travel to NSU

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Louisiana Tech is on the heels of its first series sweep of the season and looking to keep the momentum going when the Bulldogs travel 75 miles south to take on Northwestern State at 6:30 p.m. today at Brown-Stroud Field in Natchitoches.

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Bearcats ready to open playoffs

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Led by David Michael Burkhalter, the Ruston High School Bearcats have relied much on a solid pitching staff en route to the District 1-5A baseball championship.
But the Bearcats have some pop at the plate, too, and that will be needed as eighth-seeded Ruston opens the first round of the Class 5A playoffs at 6 p.m. today at the RHS Baseball Complex.
Burkhalter (6-2), has a 0.60 ERA with 92 strikeouts in 58 innings on the mound for the Bearcats. “Doc” Wilkerson (1.11 ERA) and Garrett Solieau (1.00 ERA) will likely be the other two primary pitchers RHS will use in the postseason.

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Tech golf struggles in C-USA tourney

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Louisiana Tech struggled down the stretch in Monday’ second round of the Conference USA Golf Championship, dropping to 13th place entering Tuesday’s final round at the Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond.
Tech joined 12 of the other 13 teams in improving on its team score during the second round, shooting 17-over-par after opening the tournament at 24-over-par Sunday. Only North Texas (18-over-par 298) shot a worse round Monday than the opening round. However, the Bulldogs struggled near the end of Monday’s round and finished the day in 13th at 41-over-par (304-297—601).

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White leads way for RHS at tennis championships

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The Ruston Bearcats produced two combined winners in the boys and girls singles as the Louisiana High School Athletics Association’s State Tennis Championships got underway Monday at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
Caleb White took his opening match 6-1, 7-6 from Cameron Doles of Holy Cross and before defeating Chase Hinton of Assumption 6-1, 6-1 to move to the quarterfinals round.
Ruston’s Sarah Cowell topped Krystina Pitre of Morgan 7-6, 6-4 in the round of 32 before being knocked out of the tourney in a 6-3, 6-21 loss to Assumption’s Dina Crochet 6-3, 6-1.

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GSU to end regular season play

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Head coach James Cooper (left) and the Grambling State University baseball team close out regular season play at 6 p.m. tonight with a game at the University of Arkansas -Little Rock.

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