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July 18th, 2017

HOUSING APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION FOR HOUSING
PUBLIC HOUSING & SECTION 8 PROGRAMS
The Housing Authority of the City of Grambling will accept applications for Public Housing and Section 8 Housing beginning, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Thursday, July 20, 2017 Applications will be taken only during 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for three (3) dates/times:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
The location will be - 300 B. T. Woodard Circle - Perkins Lane

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Trailblazer hosts pond workshop

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Trailblazer RC&D in cooperation with Claiborne Parish Library, Claiborne Parish Police Jury, and Natural Resources Conservation Service is holding a pond management workshop. The workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Claiborne Parish Library, located at 909 Edgewood Drive, in Homer on Aug. 3. The workshop is free to attend.
Please call the Claiborne Parish Library at 927-3845 to reserve a seat.

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Poverty Point hosts demo

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Poverty Point World Heritage Site will host a live prehistoric cooking demonstration, featuring the earth oven method of cooking at 11 a.m. Saturday. Visitors will be able to sample the food prepared by the site ranger, using the materials that would have been available to the local inhabitants more than 3,000 years ago.

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More new housing units coming

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More new housing units are coming to Ruston.
The city’s planning and zoning commission on Monday approved Jaclin Corporation’s conditional use application to build six two-story townhouses on East Mississippi Avenue, only a few blocks from downtown.
The area is part of the city’s core center zoning district; townhouses are an allowed conditional use in that area, Zoning Administrator Jim Hays said.
In other action during Monday’s brief meeting, the commission:

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RHS, RJHS complete two major projects

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Ruston Junior High and Ruston High School students students will see two major projects completed when they return the classroom in August: upgrades to the auditorium at RHS and new restrooms at RJHS.
New construction supervisor James Payton said RJHS has renovated the boys and girls bathrooms on the campus. 
“After several years these bathrooms needed to be redone,” he said “Bathrooms can wear down after awhile.”
In addition to renovating the bathroom, construction crews renovated the boy’s physical education locker bathroom and the faculty bathroom as well. 

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Mayfield Park Pond

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If you’re thinking about fishing in the Mayfield Park pond, you might want to reconsider.
The city began draining the pond Monday as part of a project aimed at deepening the six-acre pond and stocking it with fingerlings and 3- to 5-pound channel catfish.
“We’re going to do what we can to create a better fishing habitat,” Ed Crawford, parks supervisor with Ruston Parks and Recreation, said.
Mayfield Park, located at 1701 Martin Luther King Drive, is the only city park with a pond. The spring-fed pond has been a popular fishing stop, especially for south Ruston residents.

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Tech to establish research center in National Cyber Research Park

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Louisiana Tech University has partnered with the Cyber Innovation Center to establish a new Academic Success Center in the Bossier Parish Community College STEM Building at the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City. 
This facility will enable Tech to enhance educational services, provide cyber education and research, support economic development and engage in workforce development activities.

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Dressing appropriately: What to wear to a wedding

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In the long ago past, if a wedding was after 6 p.m., it was formal unless otherwise noted.
That meant that you wore a long gown and your escort wore a tuxedo — period. That was “proper etiquette” right out of the book.
A proper wedding invitation does not ever mention the dress code. You are supposed to know according to the time of the event.
It is easy to tell the tone of the wedding by just looking at the invitation. If it is engraved in black ink and formal looking, you have a good clue what to wear.

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Trio of coaches joining Diamond ’Dogs staff

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Louisiana Tech head baseball coach Lane Burroughs has announced that Austin Knight, Jonathan Washam and Marshall Boggs will be joining the Bulldog Baseball staff for the 2018 season.
Knight will come to Ruston as the volunteer assistant coach, replacing Travis Creel who was promoted to the Bulldog hitting coach and recruiting coordinator last week.

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Tech duo voted preseason All-CUSA

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IRVING, Texas — Louisiana Tech had two representatives named to the 2017 Conference USA Football Coaches Preseason Awards as O’Shea Dugas and Jaylon Ferguson both made the list, which is voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Ferguson has already been named to a pair of watch lists this summer with both the Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy committees naming the defensive lineman as one of the nation’s top players to watch heading into the 2017 season.

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