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December 18th

Special meeting set for Grambling

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As discussed at the Dec. 5 Grambling City Council Meeting, a special called meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
This meeting has been called for the purpose of hearing public comments on ordinances that were introduced Dec. 5.
Ordinances that will be discussed include:
• Ordinance No. 0125013-1 — Ordinance adopting the proposed budget of revenue and expenditures for the fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2014, and ending Dec. 31, 2014, for the City of Grambling.

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Man arrested on bank fraud charges

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At 11:02 a.m. Tuesday, the Ruston Police Department arrested a man on charges of bank fraud.
Clint Williams, public information officer for RPD, said a local bank contacted RPD’s Criminal Investigations Division in regards to fraud in October 2013.

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Dubach appoints new commissioner

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At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the town of Dubach met for their regular monthly meeting during which they appointed Dennis Byrnes as the 2014 commissioner for the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 Board of Commissioners.
“Sonny Barnett asked to be taken off (the list for appointment),” Bob Jensen, mayor for the town of Dubach, said. “But Dennis Byrnes did agree to accept (the appointment).”
Alderman Robert “Skeeter” Colvin motioned to appoint Byrnes as commissioner for LPFD’s Board of Commissioners, and Alderman Davey Powell seconded the motion. The motion carried.

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Education through the arts

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Tech’s play to engage youth

Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre will dedicate the second show of its upcoming production, “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” by Michele L. Vacca, to the youth of the community by engaging them both educationally and actively.

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Children able to call on Santa

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Ho, Ho, Ho! Ruston Parks and Recreation has again secured a line directly from the North Pole to North Louisiana.
The North Pole has been bustling with activity and the elves are busy building toys and getting the sleigh ready for the big night! But Santa Claus is not too busy to take a few minutes to leave daily messages on the RPAR Santa Hotline that began last Friday after his appearance in the parade.

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$20K awarded by NWLAMG

The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners are proud to announce this year’s recipients of their community grants. NWLAMG awards grants to organizations and municipalities that support beautification and horticultural education within the community. Of particular interest are projects that make a difference in the community, that are sustainable, and involve collaboration among local organizations.
The NWLA Master Gardeners awarded a total of $20,000. The winners of the community grant program are:

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Club News: Local club fills gift bags

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Culture Guild members Donna White, Lou Taylor, Anne Kilpatrick and Anita Gray fill Christmas gift bags distributed to the homebound. The Lincoln Parish Library Outreach Services bookmobile delivers the bags on their regular rounds in the area.

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Bulldogs take down McNeese St.

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Junior Michale Kyser turns in career effort to lead Tech to 64-50 win
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Louisiana Tech men’s basketball coach Michael White has been looking for a breakout game from junior forward Michale Kyser.
And on Tuesday night, Kyser presented his head coach with an early Christmas gift.
Kyser turned in a career-performance with 13 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead Louisiana Tech to a 64-50 win over McNeese State before a crowd of 2,962 at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Cold shooting dooms Techsters in 63-51 loss

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Tech connects on only 27 percent of shots as Cowgirls ignite late in first half

LAKE CHARLES — McNeese State used a 19-0 run to erase a double-digit deficit as the Cowgirls defeated Louisiana Tech 63-51 at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.
One game after shooting a season-high 56 percent and hitting 10 3-pointers in an impressive win over Northwestern State, Tech suffered from an off night from the field.
The Lady Techsters hit just 27 percent (18-66) of their field goals, including only 3-of-18 from the 3-point line.

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Lady Tigers to face USM

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The Grambling State Lady Tigers will be looking to snap a three-game losing steak as they take on Southern Mississippi at 7 p.m. tonight in Hattiesburg, Miss. Grambling State (2-6) heads into the game following a 92-55 loss at Stephen F. Austin. Joanna Miller (pictured with ball) led the way with 19 points followed by Victoya Ricks with 13. Miller leads the team in scoring with an 18.7 per game average followed by Ricks with a 12.0 point per game average. The Lady Eagles (7-2) are coming off a 71-60 win against Central Arkansas.

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