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March 6th, 2013

THE GRAMBLING City Council

THE GRAMBLING City Council will hold a Public Hearing Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at Grambling City Hall & Community Center, 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana for the purpose of the following:
Adopting an Ordinance for the Funding of Revenue Bonds
Any other pertinent matter brought before the council.
Accommodations will be made for the hearing impaired and non-English speaking individuals provided that notice is received by the City no later than noon on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Requests for accommodations should be made to Mayor Edward R. Jones. (318)247-6120.

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Request for Proposals will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT May 7, 2013 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Proposal # 50018-130011: Request of Proposals for Energy Savings Performance Contracting Services

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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 28, 2013 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-130013: Campus Landscape Project

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March 5th

S&E Design coming to Ruston

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Jonesboro company to invest $4.6M on move, $5M on payroll over 10 years
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The Ruston City Council paved the way to bring a multi-million dollar business to town during its monthly meeting Monday night.
Council Members passed a resolution endorsing the participation of S&E Design and Construction, LLC, in the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program. The Louisiana Quality Jobs Program provides a 5 or 6 percent cash rebate of annual gross payroll for new, direct jobs in the state for up to 10 years and could provide a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenditures or a 1.5 percent investment tax credit for qualified expenses.

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A dream come true

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Looking back, having a broken shoe is probably one of the best things to ever happen to Ruston resident Jessica Haynes.
“I had a favorite pair of black heels,” Haynes said. “One day I broke the heel of the shoe and I was devastated. I thought then, wouldn’t it be great if you could just slip on a new heel. I think this is an idea that many women can relate to. When you get a great fitting pair of heels you don’t want to lose them. And being able to match that great pair of heels with multiple outfits is a shoe many women would want. I never gave up that idea of an interchangeable heel.”

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Southwestern executive pleased with Brown Dense progress

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According to a financial summary report released by Southwestern Energy Feb. 20, the future of the wells drilled in the Brown Dense play is looking bright.
The majority of the Brown Dense play is in Union Parish and President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy Steve Mueller said he was excited about the year’s overall outcomes.
”Southwestern is encouraged by what it has learned from its early work in the Brown Dense play to date and has permitted and plans to drill additional wells in the area in 2013,” Mueller said.

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Spring is almost officially here, prepare lawns

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March is a stimulating month for all gardeners, a month of revitalization of the gardener’s spirit. This enthusiasm is fueled by the fact that March brings the first day of spring. Spring begins with the vernal equinox at 7:02 a.m., eastern daylight time, on March 20 in the northern hemisphere. This day is the symbol of changing seasons and finds the earth’s axis oriented in a manner, which causes the sun to be located directly over the equator. Days and nights are approximately equal and the sun rises and sets due east and west.

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Know the symptoms of chronic kidney disease

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It’s a seldom talked-about disease, but 26 million American adults have chronic kidney disease and millions of others are at increased risk.
We have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. The kidneys are part of your urinary tract and, when functioning properly, perform the vital function of filtering the blood and removing waste and excess salt and water from the body. They also regulate the body's chemical balance, help control blood pressure, make hormones, help keep bones healthy and help make red blood cells.

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Art exhibit ongoing at Crescent City

Crescent City Coffee and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council are pleased to present Becky Bennett to the community with the exhibition, “Exploring Abandonment,” at Crescent City Coffeehouse.
This show will be on display at Crescent City until May 27.

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