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January 20th, 2017

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT January 31, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-170009 - Fire Extinguishers Inspection
Bids must be returned to the Purchasing Office in sealed envelopes. Bids must be submitted on the form enclosed herewith, and in strict conformity with the intent of same without modifications. Bids must be signed in ink, dated, and title of person signing bid must be shown on bid.

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SEALED BIDS

Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT February 16, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-170008 - Annual Inspection, Monitoring and Maintenance of Fire Alarm
Systems
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on February 2,. 2016_at 2:00 p.m. in the Purchasing Department Conference Room.

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Having respect for women today

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The sad truth is, the degradation of women is becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s society.
The phrase “like a girl” is added to verbs to create insults, insinuating that weak, ineffective actions are characteristic to females. Comments about the intelligence and work ethic of women are often made, implying that women are not smart or hard-working enough to do a job simply because of gender.

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Learning from MLK Jr.

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On Jan. 15, 1929, Alberta Williams King gave birth to one of the greatest civil rights heroes in America — Martin Luther King Jr.
King grew up attending segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of 15; he received a B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated, according to nobleprize.org.

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Time for unity is now

History is being made today. At noon, Donald Trump will be sworn in as 45th president of the United States.
He will raise his right hand, place his left hand on the Bible — Trump’s using two Bibles, Abraham Lincoln’s and his own from childhood — and repeat the same 35-word oath of office that’s been used since 1789.
And with that pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States to best of his ability, the new presidency will begin.

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Biennial juried exhibition to open at Tech

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The Louisiana Biennial is the School of Design’s fourth national juried exhibition. This is a multi-media show for two and three-dimensional works, as well as video and installation works exploring any theme.
The School of Design received over 175 artist submissions for a total of over 800 artworks from across the United States.
The overwhelming response reflects a continued commitment and passion for the arts in our communities. We hope that the exhibition not only highlights regional artists, but also exposes all of us to contemporary works created around the country.

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Neal SWAC Player of Week

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Grambling State guard Monisha Neal (4) has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her outstanding performance during week 10 of the regular season. The Lewisville, Texas native averaged 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game during the Lady Tigers’ most recent contests. She was a rebound shy of a double-double against Texas Southern on Jan. 14, where she posted 19 points and nine rebounds. She followed that effort with a 15-point, five-board effort at Prairie View A&M on Jan. 16.

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GSU teams to host JSU

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Grambling State’s basketball teams will play host to Jackson State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader, with the women’s game starting at 3 p.m. while Irving Mitchell (0) and the G-Men will battle JSU starting around 5:30 p.m.

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Lady Techsters top Owls in overtime, 70-67

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HOUSTON — Sophomore Kierra Anthony hit back-to-back 3-pointers within a span of 50 seconds in overtime to lift Louisiana Tech to a hard-fought 70-67 win over Rice Thursday night at Tudor Fieldhouse in Conference USA action.

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Dunkin’ Dogs cook up win over Rice

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In a battle between two of the top teams in Conference USA’s West Division, Louisiana Tech dominated from start to finish, defeating Rice 74-64, Thursday night in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Rice (12-7, 2-4 C-USA), opened the scoring with an early free throw, but an immediate response on a 3-point shot from Derric Jean gave Louisiana Tech (13-6, 5-1 C-USA) its first lead of the night at 3-1 and the Bulldogs wouldn’t trail again, leading the 40-minute contest for 39 minutes and 10 seconds.

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