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Town faces suit from ex-mayor

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The Town of Grambling is being sued by its former mayor, Martha Andrus, for the payment of legal fees incurred while she faced investigation during her term as mayor.
Current Mayor Edward Jones said Grambling City Hall received a notice of the lawsuit Friday morning, and it had originally been filed April 5 in the Third Judicial District.

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Raising awareness

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When the North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention started the Lives Lost to Alcohol display in 2006, a small group of supporters came out to remember the lives taken in local drinking and driving related incidents.
After six years and with more community involvement with the display and North Central Alliance’s efforts, hundreds turned out for a dedication Thursday night.
Johnathan Boudreaux, a freshman kinesiology major at Louisiana Tech University, helped with the display presentation.

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Updates on the horizon

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Parents concerned about changes at the Ruston district elementary schools could see differences in the schools much sooner than anticipated.
Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell said though no one yet knows exactly what they’ll look like, elementary schools will likely be a little different in the fall.
“We do feel there will be changes in the next academic year,” Bell said. “What those changes are, as of today, is not clear.”

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DART launches ‘Real Men Only Beat Eggs’ campaign

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The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (DART) of Lincoln Parish’s “Real Men Only Beat Eggs” campaign is currently under way leading up to their annual radiothon from 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. May 3 at Super 1 Foods, hosted by Q94.1, KRLQ radio station.
DART’s goal is not only to raise $35,000, but also to educate the community about the effects of domestic violence.

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Dubach seats up for special election

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Dubach Mayor Charles Ray Polk Sr. passed away March 20, leaving a vacant seat, and subsequently a city council seat, up for election later this year.
Upon Polk’s death, Town Councilman for District C Robert Jensen was appointed interim mayor.

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Mother, daughter earn pink Cadillacs

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Ruby Garner, left, and Pam Garner Moore, right, Mary Kay Cosmetics Independent Sales Consultants, each received a new pink Cadillac. This is the 16th Cadillac for Garner and the 11th for Moore.

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Summer arts camp for kids set

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For more than 15 years, kids have been taking part in the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Summer Arts Camp.
During the camp, students will have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the art-making process. While working within the boundaries of an assignment, they will be able to create and bring home their own pieces.
Camps are available for students entering grades two through seven. Early registration is available now.

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Dwyer presents at collegiate event

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Cedar Creek teacher Mark Cross and Cedar Creek student Ryan Dwyer attended the 80th annual meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, a collegiate event, in Alexandria on March 10. Ryan competed in the physical sciences division against 11 college students from across the state. He presented a poster session titled “Efficiency of CFL Lights,” which explained and documented the results of experiments that were conducted under the direction of Cross. His presentation was well received by the judges and Ryan gained valuable insight into future academic and career choices. Ryan is pictured here explaining his project to one of the judges.

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Weigh options before voting

On Saturday, voters across the parish will be asked to consider renewing three millage property taxes that help support essential services in our community.
Two of the millage taxes support the Lincoln Parish School Board.
The Consolidated School District No. 1 Special Operating and Maintenance millage is a parishwide 10.5 mill tax. A millage tax is a property tax that is levied at the rate of $1 per $1,000 of real estate value above the $75,000 homestead exemption amount.

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Congress not to blame for growth

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My friend Bob Flournoy has a letter to the editor in the April 1 Ruston Daily Leader in which he makes a strong argument that the freedoms guaranteed by the American Constitution have been seriously eroded. My friend does not mention that freedom is not an absolute word, i.e. that one man’s freedom can be restricted if necessary to protect the rights of another.

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