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January 21st, 2013

Union celebrates MLK Day

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GSU President Pogue: ‘Never forget the past’
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Speaking to scores of people in Farmerville’s Willie Davis Jr. Recreation Center, Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue said, “We can’t live in the past, but we must never forget the past.”
“See all Americans, especially our young ones, need to walk through our political, social and economic experiences so they can understand what our race was facing,” said Pogue, the keynote speaker at Union Parish’s first celebration in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday as he shared personal experiences from his youth and college years at Alabama State University.

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Duggan honored for 50 years of hair dressing

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A coffee was held at the home of Billie Dawkins from 3 p.m. -5 p.m. Jan. 12 honoring Marion Duggan for more than 50 years as a hair dresser. Coffee and refreshments were served by hostesses Shirely Barron, Rita Belding, Billie Dawkins, Linda Graham, Margaret Ann James and Joan Moncrief. A proclamation that was signed and given to the honoree was read for those in attendance.

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Stalking awareness: keep records

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part column on stalking. The first portion ran in the Jan. 14 edition.
Can you imagine worrying for over five years about someone who cannot take no for an answer, who tracks and follows you like an animal, whose behavior is unpredictable and frightening, and whose methods escalate over time? Can you imagine being the parent, sibling or friend of someone who is being terrorized in this way?

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PAWS NELA’s annual Mardi Gras Pet Parade on tap

PAWS of Northeast Louisiana will host the seventh annual 2013 Krewe of PAWS Mardi Gras Pet Parade in West Monroe’s Antique Alley on Feb. 2.
The Krewe of PAWS Mardi Gras Pet Parade is the only parade in Northeast Louisiana that is meant to “go to the dogs” and other pets. Area residents are asked to visit Commerce Street as registration and children’s games start at 11 a.m., contests for best (pet) costumes and floats start at noon, parade line-up starts at 1 p.m. and the parade rolls at 1:30 p.m. Special guests include the King and Queen of the Krewe of Janus and local celebrity judges.

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Honoring King’s legacy today

Today, as a nation we honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Coincidentally, also as a nation, we will witness President Barack Obama, the first United States African-American president, take the oath of office for his second term. Apparently, King’s dream, if not completely, has mostly come to fruition.

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Putting things into perspective

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The other day I received some surprising news. It was neither bad nor good, or a little bit of both depending on how you look at things. The news mostly dealt with change, and being of the human species, I immediately began to ponder how this change would affect me.
Of course, I did give a fleeting moment of concern on how this change would affect others, but only briefly. I wasn’t distraught or consumed by worry, just a little rattled. And then, with one phone call, all of my issues and imaginary problems were put in perspective.

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Williams going to Pro Bowl

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Former Ruston High star picked for AFC squad
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Kyle Williams will be spending the latter part of this month in Hawaii.
Vacation time?
Nope, it’s Pro Bowl time.
For the second time in his National Football League career, Williams has been selected to play in the National Football League’s annual all-star postseason contest.
It is yet another entry to an amazing resume for a guy who was once considered a “borderline” prospect to last more than a couple of years in the league.

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Parish Hoops Slate

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The basketball schedule for Lincoln Parish high school and college basketball teams this week:
COLLEGE
WEDNESDAY: Grambling State University women only vs. New Orleans, home, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs at San Jose State, 9 p.m., Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters, home, vs. San Jose State, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs at Utah State 8;05 p.m., Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters, home, vs. Utah State, 7 p.m.; Grambling State women (3 p.m.) and men (5 p.m.), home, vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
HIGH SCHOOL

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Lady Techsters stumble at Seattle

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SEATTLE, Wash. — Ashley Ward scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures, as Seattle jumped out to a big first half lead en route to a 64-47 win over Louisiana Tech before 585 fans at the Connolly Center Saturday night in Western Athletic Conference play.
Seattle (10-6, 7-0 WAC) forced 16 first half turnovers and scored 18 points off of those turnovers as the Redhawks held a 21-point halftime lead at 34-13.
Tech (8-9, 4-3 WAC) shot just 23 percent (6-23) in the first half, including 0-of-8 from the three-point line and only 1-of-5 at the free throw line.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CITY OF RUSTON

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CITY OF RUSTON
Sale of Damaged Transformers as Surplus Movable Property Resolution No. 815 of 2012
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following Surplus Property.
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY TO BE SOLD

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