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May 1st, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Regular meeting of the Grambling Legends Square Taxing District Commission will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.
A Public Hearing of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Grambling will held on Thursday, May, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.

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April 30th

Play to open Thursday at the Dixie

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Ruston Community Theatre’s “All Because of Agatha,” a comedic play by Jonathan Troy is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. with a matinee to air at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Man kidnaps child

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A Ruston man has been apprehended by local law enforcement on simple kidnapping charges.
Stavono Manez Caldwell, 47, of 1501 E. Line Ave., was arrested and booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for one count simple kidnapping, one count unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and one count driving while intoxicated — first offense.
According to the arrest affidavit, Ruston Police Department officers responded to a call on Cotton Avenue in reference to Caldwell entering into a residence and taking a child against the mother’s permission and knowledge.

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Louisiana Tech professor named to 40 Under 40

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His work and concern for the community is being noticed across the nation.
Kevin Singh, an associate professor of architecture at Louisiana Tech University, was selected as one of Building Design + Construction magazine’s 40 Under 40 for 2014. This is the ninth year the magazine has held the 40 Under 40 selections.
Singh joined the Tech faculty in 2006 and is director of architecture’s Community Design Activism Center and also developed the South of California Avenue project, which allows architecture students an opportunity to work with the community.

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Adopt-A-School called a ‘unique’ program

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Area businesses, organizations and schools were awarded on Tuesday for their contributions to the Adopt-A-School program throughout the 2013-14 school year.
“The (AAS) program is so impressive,” Lincoln Parish School District Superintendent Danny Bell said. “It passes along a life lesson to our children that teaches them how important giving back to their community really is.”
The AAS program is designed for local entities to support area schools by providing supplies, amenities and other facilitations as well as promoting positive missions to help others and the environment.

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Students learn life skills

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Students from Cypress Springs Elementary School in Pat Albritton’s Advanced Learning Academy Class sold lemonade to passersby throughout Ruston on Tuesday.
The lemonade stands were part of a national project to teach elementary children applied math skills. The students had to create an authentic business model and present the model to a volunteer banker.

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Club News: Caney Lake Good Sams Club

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The road to Colfax Lock and Dam was ablaze with spring flowers as the Caney Lake Sammers made their way there for their March 26-29 camping time.
Janece and Louie Miller and Vickie and Fred Benefield welcomed them to the 50s Spring Fling. The conversation at Wednesday night’s “Brown Bag” supper was about all the sights along the way.

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Tech announces cast for ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

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Louisiana Tech University’s School of the Performing Arts and Stone Theatre has announced the cast for its final production of the academic year, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
Directed by Tech’s Lallage Wall Endowed Professor and Coordinator of Theatre Cherrie Sciro, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a Signature Series event for the 25th anniversary of the School of Performing Arts.  Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. nightly today through Saturday in Howard Auditorium located on the corner of Dan Reneau Drive and Adams Boulevard on Tech’s campus.

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Recipients enrich lives

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RLCOC and Lincoln ACHIEVE host banquet
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TOP: Local educators were honored at the annual Adopt-A-School awards banquet on Tuesday for their efforts to promote “going green” in their schools.
From left is, Jessie Bryan, of Ruston High School, and Shelton Wooley, RHS ECO-Car Team, Sheila Nugent, of Simsboro High School, Jana Comstock, of Glen View Elementary School, Stanley Lewis, of I. A. Lewis School, Kathi Pesnell, of Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center, and Deborah Gilliam, of Alma J. Brown Laboratory School. 
BOTTOM: Area businesses and organizations were awarded for their contributions to the Adopt-A-School program.

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RHS starts strong in Class 5A playoffs

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Burkhalter, Doga lead Bearcats to 10-0 home win over Walker
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The chance at redemption is a powerful thing — just ask Ruston’s Caden Doga.
Doga had a chance to play early hero for the Ruston High Bearcats on Friday as the eighth-seeded Bearcats played host to No. 25 Walker in opening round play of the Class 5A Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
At the plate with two out and two runners on base in the bottom of the first, Doga hit a short infield pop-up to end the inning at 0-0.

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