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May 12th, 2014

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE
The Board of Aldermen of the City of Grambling shall meet on the 5th day of June, 2014 at 5:30 o'clock p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, Grambling, LA, to consider the adoption of the following ordinance.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING TO DECLARE PROPERTY AS SURPLUS AND TO AUTHORIZE SALE OF SAID SURPLUS PROPERTY.
Pursuant to a motion held at the Board of Aldermen Meeting held on May 1, 2014, the following property was deemed to be surplus property as such property is no longer needed for public purposes and that same should be sold:

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May 10th

More than 300 animals helped

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4 Paws saves lives of companions
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In 2013, 4 Paws Rescue Inc. helped rescue more than 350 animals.
Sue Martin, president of the organization, said the group rescued 368 dogs and cats and adopted out 329. Martin said she was collecting the statistics for a potential Petfinder.com grant when she realized what a great impact had been made.
“That’s amazing,” Martin said about the statistics. “This year, already, we’ve nearly exceeded that.”

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Si visits Ruston

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Si Robertson’s tour of duty in Vietnam is finally complete. He has a pair of new tiger stripe camouflage fatigues and a “Boonie” hat to prove it, both gifts from the Louisiana Military Museum.
Robertson, best known as Uncle Si on A&E’s hit reality TV show “Duck Dynasty,” toured the museum Friday afternoon prior to his appearance at a fundraising event for the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home.

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Jazzland concert a success

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On Friday night, area residents came out to show their support for the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana by attending the annual Jazzland concert. Headlining the concert was Louisiana-native Marc Broussard and Larry Pannel along with the Grambling State University Jazz Ensemble, which opened the night. Sponsors helping to make the night a success were board members Mr. and Mrs. Todd Davison, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Autrey and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Davison. All proceeds raised from ticket sales will benefit the club.

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Raising awareness

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Donations up from last year’s march
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A number of area residents looked to the future Saturday morning as they joined in the March of Dimes’ March For Babies at the Lambright Intramural Center and Jim Mize Track on the Louisiana Tech University campus.
Proceeds from the march and other fundraising events conducted by local MOD affiliates in recent months will go to help fund research to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality.

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Annual hazmat collection set

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Lincoln Parish residents can properly dispose of paint, poisons, old computers and a long list of other items on Saturday during the annual Household Hazardous Material Collection Day at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center on Fairgrounds Road.
Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is no charge.
“This gives the citizens of Ruston and Lincoln Parish a place to take items that they can’t dispose of anywhere else,” parish Administrator Courtney Hall said.
Hazardous materials are not supposed to be put in public trash bins or in household garbage cans.

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For avid sports fans, it’s best time of year

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It doesn’t get any better than this time of the year.
Call it the “Perfect Storm,” where all of the major sports overlap to give a sports junkie the ultimate high.
Like baseball?
It’s in full swing now.
Football?
The NFL held its annual draft this week.
How about basketball?
It’s playoff time from coast-to-coast.
And hockey?
Welcome to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
There was the time, and seemingly not all that long ago, when I preferred the seasons of each sport to be tidily inserted into their proper places. Baseball in the spring, football in the fall, etc.

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Simsboro, NLW take state

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BATON ROUGE — The Simsboro High School boys track team took home a Class B state track and field championship on Friday as the Tigers edged past Centerville by three points at Bernie Moore Stadium on the LSU campus.
Simsboro totaled 64.50 points with Rontavious Abney turning in first-place finishes in the 100m and 300m hurdles.
Not to be outdone, New Living Word raced to Class C state boys track and field championship on Thursday while the Lady Lions finished in sixth place overall.

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Cedar Creek teams finish in Top 10

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BATON ROUGE — Cedar Creek turned in a pair of Top 10 finishes in the Class 1A Track and Field Championships Friday at Bernie Moore Stadium on the LSU campus.
The Lady Cougars finished eighth on the girls’ side while the Cougars finished ninth in team competition.
Grambling Laboratory High School’s boys team turned in a strong showing, finishing in a tie for 12th place on the boys’ side.
Cedar Creek’s top boys finish was a second-place showing tunred in by the 4x400m relay team of Shilo Perry, Jordan Riggs, Donald Jenkins, Jordan Williams with a time of 3:30.58

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Diamond ’Dogs downed by Charlotte

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Down by one run in the ninth, Louisiana Tech was one swing away from a win, but a double play ground ball ended the game and sealed the series for Charlotte with a 5-4 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Tech (15-31, 5-21 C-USA) left 10 runners on base in the loss, while Charlotte (16-29-1, 8-17 C-USA) used a four-run sixth inning to clinch the series against the Bulldogs. Tech had the lead-off hitter on base in five different innings in the game, but seven of the Bulldogs’ runners left stranded were in scoring position.

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