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April 10th, 2014

FBC Celebration Choir presents Easter musical

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First Baptist Church’s Celebration Choir will present its Easter drama/musical to area residents at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at 200 S. Trenton St.
Under the direction of Wayne Bridges, FBC worship minister, more than 60 participants — including singers, cast and crew — will perform in drama and music in an evening of live worship entitled, “The Living Lord’s Supper.”
“Easter in January”— 2014 was the initial start of the choir’s rehearsals, when, according to Bridges, they sang through the entire musical selections, inviting all FBC members to come and sing with them.

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Weyerhaeuser donates diapers

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Weyerhaeuser recently held “Operation Diaper Drive” in which Arcadia OSB associates collected a total of 12,442 diapers of all sizes and donated them to two local nonprofit organizations, Life Choices of North Central Louisiana and Christian Community Action. Weyerhaeuser’s cellulose fibers business uses a renewable resource to produce biodegradable fluff pulp that is used in many of the diapers sold today. 

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Relay for Life set for Friday

There are many things Lincoln Parish residents could plan to do this weekend — the Relay for Life event scheduled for Friday evening should be at the top of the list.
Not only is the event sure to be jam-packed with fun activities, proceeds will be going towards an important cause — the fight against cancer.
Lincoln Parish Relay for Life event chair Brittany Copponex said the idea behind the event was originally started in 1985 by Dr. Gordy Klatt, an oncologist based out of Tacoma, Wash.

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Boys and girls and hearts

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Have you ever had something or someone pull at your heart? I didn’t understand what it meant when someone would use the phrase, “pulls at my heart” until I started spending time around teenagers. When I went to the Boys and Girls Club annual Pro Day event last Saturday — I felt the tug all over again.
Around this time last year a very good friend of my stepfather’s asked me to come teach at the school he is headmaster over. I have a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and he was desperate for a teacher because the computer program they were using just wasn’t “cutting the mustard” anymore.

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Mrs. Willie Mae Brantley Williams

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Funeral Services for Mrs. Willie Mae Brantley Williams were held April 9, 2014 at 12 noon at Church of Christ of Haynesville, La and she was in state at 11am. Willie Mae was born in the farming community of “Norton Shop” (now Shongaloo), the third of five children born to Wade Brantley and Beatrice Roberson Brantley.

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April 9th

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING
City of Grambling, Louisiana
The City of Grambling will hold a public hearing at 5:30 PM on April 17, 2014, at the Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain views on the housing and community development needs of the City and to discuss the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2014 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program. The following items will be discussed at the hearing:
A. The amount of funds available for proposed community development and housing activities;

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Ordinance #_0403014-1

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Council members, that the following ordinance be and it is hereby introduced for consideration the Mayor and Board of Council members held on March 6, 2014, to-wit:
Ordinance #_0403014-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF GRAMBLING FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2013 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ALL MATTERS RELATIVE THERETO; AND TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.

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MINUTES

MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA. Monthly Meeting March 6, 2014
MINUTES OF PUBLIC HEARING
Mayor Edward R. Jones opened the Public Hearing of the City of Grambling on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 5:40 p.m.; the purpose of the public hearing was to get input from the citizens concerning the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 020602014-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING TO REPEAL THE EXISTING GARBAGE, TRASH, AND WEEDS CODE AND TO ADOPT A NEW GARBAGE, TRASH AND WEEDS CODE IN COMPLIANCE WITH LOUISIANA LAW
Part II. Comments, Information, and Presentation
Public Comment:

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GSU police make drug bust

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An ongoing investigation by the Grambling State University Police Department has resulted in the arrest of two GSU students.
Warrants for two non-student suspects have been issued. The investigation resulted in the seizure of several pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $12,000. In addition to the seizure of the narcotics, the GSU police department seized a semi-automatic handgun and drug paraphernalia.

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Guice: The best is yet to be

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Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice said Tuesday his team has a clear understanding of the challenges they face and a plan in place to meet those challenges.
“The wheels are already in motion, and we have great hope and optimism for the future,” Guice told about 800 people gathered in Tech’s Howard Auditorium for his official investiture as the university’s 14th president.

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