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Grambling TIF nears approval

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GRAMBLING — With the signature of Gov. Bobby Jindal the last remaining piece needed for approval, the Town of Grambling will be taking a major step toward economic development with the passage of Senate Bill 564.
Authored by District 29 Sen. Rick Gallot, SB564 will create the Grambling Legends Square tax increment financing district in the area, which will allow the town to have a way of repayment for improvements in its infrastructure.

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Fly N Lion found

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Famous pet back after 18 months
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He looked like a miniature lion with a Mohawk, but Austin the Fly N Lion had big talent.
The small Pomeranian’s skateboarding and snowboarding talent took the pint-sized pooch, and his Ruston native owner, John Mitchell, around the world.
In their performances, Austin leaps onto the forearm of his owner, while Mitchell rides on a skateboard/snowboard.

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Seminar to educate public on autism

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As they attempt to interact with their babies and toddlers, some parents may notice something a little bit different about their children.
The baby might not want to cuddle or make eye contact with Mommy, and then there is the toddler who is well behind schedule in learning to talk and prefers playing by himself to the company of other children.
These could be early warning signs of autism.

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Hayes named All-American

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Tech senior doubles up with postseason track honors
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Chelsea Hayes is now in extra rare territory for Louisiana Tech University’s track and field program.
With the announcement of postseason honors by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday, the New Orleans senior has become the all-time record holder at Tech for most All-American awards in any sport.

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RPAR schedules ‘Home Run Derby’

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In the words of the late and legendary Philadelphia Phillies’ broadcaster, Harry Kalas, who would scream, “That ball is outta here!”
Hitters in the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department Home Run Derby hope to be yelling the same claim on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
This will be the third time RPAR has hosted this slug fest.

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Tech entered in national concrete canoe event

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RENO, Nev. — Louisiana Tech University will be one of 22 schools competing in the 2012 edition of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s National Concrete Canoe Competition hosted by the University of Nevada at Reno Thursday through Saturday.
Each year, more than 5,000 students from 200 colleges and universities design, construct and race concrete canoes in 18 regional competitions.

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Keep ‘14th check’ at home

Just in time to help fund a vacation or a summer home improvement project, Lincoln Parish School Board employees will get a little financial boost later this month when they receive their annual June supplemental salary check.
The payment, commonly called the “14th check,” will be handed out at a total of $5,025 to each certified personnel and $2,513 to each support personnel. Those are the same amounts that were paid last year.

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Radiothon volunteer gives thanks for efforts

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As a volunteer with the recent Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Radiothon fundraising campaign, I would like to thank the following clubs and organizations who so graciously agreed to help us in getting the word out and in raising funds for the campaign.
Salons and nail parlors included Amberleys, Hair Associates, Hair Connections, Taylor Trade Massage and Hair Salon, Salon 4160, Dena’s Hair Trends, Davis & Co. Hair Salon, LaBella Salon, Lovely Nails, Grayson’s Family Hair Styling, Rumo’s Barber Shop, Shear Heaven, The Buzz, Royal Nails, The Strand, Hair Studio of Ruston and The Boardwalk Salon.

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To Bella, on your first birthday

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This column is dedicated to Bella Easley, the daughter of Mark and April Easley, who are my neighbors. Bella turns 1 on Thursday.
Dear Bella:
Tomorrow is your first birthday. You’ve survived a whole year of diapers, even the ones that got put on backwards, that gross food that claims to be macaroni and cheese but smells like paste, and having a teenage sister.

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Seven Tech students to compete for Miss La.

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Titleholders prepare for contest in Monroe
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Women across the state will gather in Monroe the week of June 18-23 to compete in the Miss Louisiana pageant, and Louisiana Tech University will have seven representatives vying for the crown.
Angela Cassels, of Calhoun; Abby Chowns, of Monroe; Mallory Cox, of Ruston; Christiana Hayward, of Monroe; Meagan Lee, of Rayville; Julianne Tippen, of West Monroe; and Lauren Vizza, of Shreveport, are the Tech women seeking to represent the state at the national level.

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