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September 13th, 2013

Why a person should support NCLAC

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I’m pleased to have this opportunity to explain my support of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. One obvious answer is that as a lifelong artist and art educator it is only fitting that I endorse my own field of interest. But why Dawn and I have gladly supported NCLAC for over 25 years requires a more comprehensive response.

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Tech can’t overcome offensive woes

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Bulldogs defeated 24-15 by Tulane in first ever C-USA contest
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The old adage goes that the best defense is a strong offense.
Louisiana Tech University found that out the hard way Thursday night before a national audience in a game telecast on Fox Sports 1.
A solid defensive effort went for naught for the Bulldogs as an anemic offense couldn’t be overcome with the Tulane Green Wave taking a 24-15 win before a Red Out game crowd of 22,035 at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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GSU hits road without Williams at helm

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Tigers set to face Lincoln University with Ragsdale as head coach

GRAMBLING — Grambling State University enters Saturday’s game against Lincoln University of Missouri with plenty of unknowns as the Tigers head for Kansas City, Mo., for the 4:30 p.m. contest to be played Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.

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Grambling Lab falls, 40-7

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RHS, Creek both play at home tonight

Area high school football hits week two this weekend with all three local teams back out on the field.
Grambling Laboratory High started the week’s action against LaSalle in a home game Thursday night.
LaSalle took over early and stormed to a 40-7 win over the Kittens (0-2), with tailback Jerome Hudson tallying Grambling’s only score of the night.
“They jumped on us early,” Grambling coach Jerald Kennedy said.“We kept stalling offensively and they kept capitalizing, and it just got out of hand.

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Protect yourself from fraud

Senior members of our community are often faced with limited incomes, despite the hard-work and service they have provided throughout their lives to help Lincoln Parish become what it is today.
While we should celebrate and honor these community members, as the majority of us do, some individuals instead choose to prey on seniors who may be easier targets.
The Louisiana Department of Insurance said that residents in Lincoln, Caddo and Lafayette parishes have fallen victim to these dishonorable citizens’ scams.

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Miss Kansas breaks stereotypes

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For a few minutes each day I take the time to scour the Internet in search of some odd or better yet interesting news that has happened across the country or world.
I wasn’t as shocked as many people would be to see a Miss America contestant proudly bearing the Serenity Prayer on her right ribcage, and another tattoo of the insignia for the U.S. Army Dental Corps on her left shoulder.
Miss Kansas, or as she’s called in her professional life, U.S. Army Sgt. Theresa Vail, said in an interview with guns.com that her platform was to empower women to overcome stereotypes and break barriers.

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A devastating day in New York

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A beautiful fall day suddenly turned tragic. I was in Junior High at Carroll Gardens Community School in Brooklyn when it happened. I was only 10 years old and my sister had walked me to school about an hour before. Sept.11, 2001, is a day that I will never forget.
This was my second week of junior high and I was excited to be attending a new school and meeting new people. My Earth science class soon turned chaotic.

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RESOLUTION NO. 855 OF 2013

RESOLUTION NO. 855 OF 2013
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE RILEY COMPANY OF LOUISIANA, INC., FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN, SURVEY, AND CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES RELATED TO INDUSTRIAL DRIVE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
WHEREAS, the City desires to develop construction plans and specifications for Industrial Drive Drainage Improvements (the “Project”); and,

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RESOLUTION NO. 854 OF 2013

RESOLUTION NO. 854 OF 2013
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT FOR CENTRAL FIRE STATION SITE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
WHEREAS, the City desires to construct the improvements identified as Central Fire Station Drive, Parking and Drainage Improvements, City Project No. 707 (the “Project”), pursuant to design plans and specifications prepared by Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc., project engineer (“Engineer”); and,
WHEREAS, the City has received competitive bids based on the construction plans and specifications prepared by Engineer; and,

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RESOLUTION NO. 853 OF 2013

RESOLUTION NO. 853 OF 2013
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO A VEGETATION MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR FISCAL YEARS 2014 AND 2015
WHEREAS, the City of Ruston owns and operates an electric distribution system that provides electricity to the City and adjacent areas outside the City; and,
WHEREAS, the City includes an urban forest; and,
WHEREAS, the City must manage the urban forest by selected tree removals and trimming in order to provide reliable electric service and to protect public property; and,

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