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Bulldogs on national list

Dageford is on the lengthy list of candidates in the outfield, Kersten is one of 32 nominees at shortstop and Winn is one of 23 candidates at second base.
The final ballot for the All-American team was recently sent out to members of the national writers’ organization that covers collegiate programs and maintains a statistical and biographical data base for players and coaches.

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June is special in these parts

Festival organizers say the city’s Juneteenth Heritage Festival is Louisiana’s oldest, beating out New Orleans, Shreveport and Baton Rouge. Juneteenth is traditionally known as the United States’ oldest celebration of the end of slavery.
One early highlight of Juneteenth is the “Conversations Under the Tent” event that follows the prayer meeting during opening ceremonies.
“This is fabulous,” Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce President Barbara McIntyre said. “It’s a great opportunity to hear about the history of Grambling.”

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Gun bill defeat will help keep campuses safe

The state’s commissioner of higher education, college presidents, several campus police chiefs and college student leaders all voiced strong opposition to this bill for two years in a row.
This year was not the first time legislators were faced with the decision about whether to allow firearms on college campuses. Rep. Ernest Wooton, R-Belle Chasse, the author of the bill, also raised the issue during the 2008 legislative session. Let’s hope that this year’s rejection of it puts the issue to rest for good.

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City recognized for strong tree care roots

“There are trees everywhere, and we have power lines everywhere,” Caraway said. “The limbs grow out over the road and over the power lines. Power outages happen when limbs fall (on the lines). And if the branches are not trimmed, they are closer to the power lines and squirrels are more likely to climb on them.”
Squirrels are the No. 1 cause of power outages in Ruston, Caraway said.

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