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February 27th, 2014

Criminal JURORS

I, LINDA Cook, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, hereby certifies the following to be a
True and correct list of CRIMINAL JURORS drawn, FEBRUARY 24, 2014, at the meeting of the Jury Commission in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
ABNEY, TONIA LANAYE
ADAMS, ASHLEI NYCOL
ADDISON, AMANDA M
ALBRITTON, WILLIAM BOYD
ALLEN, SARAH DIXON
ANTONY, KYLE MICHAEL
APPLEBERRY, CHRISTINA CATRICE
ATKINS, ERIC JEROME
BACKUS, BENJAMIN CARSON
BAKER, SHARHONDA SMITH
BARRETT, JASON
BEASLEY, TROY WILLIAM
BELKNAP, TERRI TAYLOR
BLACKSTOCK, SCOTTY L

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Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2 P.M. CT March 13, 2014 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-140009: GSU FAVROT STUDENT UNION COMPUTER LAB

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February 25th

Boys basketball brackets set

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Ruston, Grambling, Simsboro to start out with home games
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Ruston High School, Grambling Laboratory High School and Simsboro High School will all start the 2014 boys basketball playoffs at home as Louisiana High School Athletic Associations brackets were released Monday.
The Bearcats (20-9), seeded No. 12 in the 5A bracket, are set to play host to 12st-seeded Jesuit (14-10) at 7 p.m. Friday in first-round action.
“Jesuit is a very good team,” RHS coach Bakari Beckwith said. “There is parody across the board in 5A this year. This will be a challenge for us, we will have to bring our ‘A’ game.”

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SHS girls sink Saline

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SIMSBORO — The Simsboro High School Lady Tigers moved on to the Class B basketball quarterfinals Monday as they defeated Saline 59-47 at the SHS gym.
Eighth grader Jesse Anderson led SHS with 18 points, senior T’keya Murphy added 13 points, junior Emari Gipson hit for 12 points and eighth grader Jade Anderson chipped in with seven.

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Duck Commander to sponsor Indy Bowl

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On Wednesday, the Independence Bowl, will unveil its latest title sponsor, Duck Commander.
The news conference will come less than two months after the bowl’s title sponsorship relationship with AdvoCare ended.
It’s also the second big sponsorship this month for Duck Commander, which only weeks ago announced a three-year title sponsorship agreement for its spring race with Duck Commander, the brand of best-selling duck calls and Robertson family-owned company featured on the A&E show “Duck Dynasty.” The deal is for the spring race at the track.

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Tech’s Tufi honored

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Louisiana Tech freshman Pauline Tufi was named the Conference USA Player of the Week following her performance in the Lady Techsters five games this past week. Tufi, who hails from Anchorage, Alaska, helped lead LA Tech to a 4-1 record on the week while batting .600 with nine hits in 15 at bats. She registered four doubles, three runs scored and nine RBIs in the five games while recording four multi-hit games and three-multi RBI games.

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Johnny Jam delivers to students

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Richard Dieter, Walter Moss and Cain Budds (left to right) performed at Sundown Tavern Saturday as part of the 15th annual John Simoneaux Memorial “Johnny Jam” held Friday and Saturday at Sundown Tavern and Ponchatoula’s. Proceeds from the event go to help provide scholarships for Louisiana Tech guitar students. Simoneaux, who died in a car accident in 2000, was a Louisiana Tech music graduate.

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Passion and purpose

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Osborne discusses his road to the Boys, Girls Club
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For 13 years Eldonta Osborne has put in time and effort into the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana.
But if it wasn’t for his past — playing football in junior high and on into the National Football League — Osborne might not have had what it takes to fulfill his duties.
“I wouldn’t trade what I do now for a Super Bowl ring,” Osborne said. “Watching these youth grow each and every day — you can’t put a price tag on that. And being able to do something positive in their lives, it’s great.”

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AT&T considers Grambling tower

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Residents of Grambling may begin receiving better cell phone service if the city chooses to enter into a contract with AT&T.
During the February meeting of the board of aldermen, Darren Harrell, an AT&T representative, came before the council to discuss the possibility of placing an antennae on the elevated tank located by the Grambling Police Department.
Mayor Ed Jones said AT&T has requested to use the tank at the police department, which is no longer in use.
Harrell said AT&T needs to provide better service to cellular customers, both downtown and on campus.

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Lincoln Parish Museum features Caddo display

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The Lincoln Parish Museum currently has a Native American pottery and arrowhead exhibit on display, and last week guest speaker Jeffrey S. Girard spoke about the exhibit. 
For the past 25 years, Girard has served as the regional archaeologist for the Louisiana Division of Archaeology. As the regional archaeologist Girard works with landowners to identify and preserve cultural resources on private land and conduct research projects in areas where little information is available. 

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