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Grambling succeeds with Juneteenth

Another year has come and gone and Grambling has once again held another Juneteenth Heritage Festival of which its residents can be proud.
What once started out as a one-day event to honor Juneteenth in Grambling — celebrated on June 19 as the honoring of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865 — has evolved into a multi-day festival full of activities everyone can enjoy.
Grambling Mayor Edward Jones said the town has strived to enhance the offerings of their Juneteenth festival each year, and he and the town should be commended for the work they put forth sharing this event with North Louisiana.

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Preparing for the Peach Fest

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Sitting outside on the concrete steps, I watched along with hundreds of others as a small girl prompted her dog to show off his trick.
Despite her encouragement, the four-legged friend was not in the mood to be an entertainer. After multiple attempts, the two gave up.
Apparently it is pretty common for pets, when they get in front of crowds, to be too distracted to perform activities — such as rolling over or catching a ball — that they normally embrace.
The pet show is one of many events associated with the annual Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival, set to roll out this weekend.

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Increased temperatures raise bills

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Every day there is a constant battle over the temperature in my house. With outside temperatures reaching into the 90’s daily, energy bills are rising, and people are inevitably looking for ways to save pennies anyway they can. I, too, am one of those penny-penchers. I once read that keeping a house cool accounts for 10-20 percent of your average annual electric bill. Once I read that, I did certain things, like turning off the lights when no one was in the room. I adjusted the thermostat to a higher temperature during the times no one was home. I knew these adjustments would make a difference.

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These aren't your father's unions

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Not many people know that the president of the largest association of business and industry in Louisiana grew up in a union household. My dad was a member of the firefighters’ branch of the AFL-CIO for over 30 years.
He grew up poor, was very blue collar, was a darned good firefighter (retired as assistant chief), and felt for years that the ordinary working man deserved the representation that came from affiliation with a union. I remember gatherings in my home in my early years where my dad and my uncles who belonged to private-sector unions extolled the power of organized labor and its special place in the fabric of a rising middle class.

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James: Deep athletic ties to state

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Editor’s Note: This is the final part of a Louisiana Sports Writers Series of stories profiling the eight athletes and coaches to be enshrined in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night in Natchitoches.
Aaron James’ athletic career spans a wide spectrum — basketball player, coach and, eventually, college athletic administrator.
All along the way, though, James spent his career in the state he grew up in — Louisiana.
So it’s only fitting that James will be enshrined as one of the state’s sports greats when the 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame class is inducted Saturday night in Natchitoches.

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Williams: Strong links to four Hall inductees

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Doug Williams has a good reason to be in attendance for the 2012 induction ceremonies of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame this weekend.
Well, make that four good reasons: Aaron James, Warrick Dunn, Pete Richardson and Terry Robiskie.
Williams, the head football coach at Grambling State University, has direct connections to all four of those soon-to-be-recipients of the state’s ultimate honor in sports.

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Inaugural Peach Fest Sparta Shoot is big success

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The Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Fest Sparta Shoot sponsored by Devon Energy was a huge success.
The sporting clays competition drew more than 85 competitors Saturday at Wild Wings in Downsville.
The day’s activities included the competition course, Wobble Trap competition, lunch catered by Catfish Cabin and 60 door prizes given away during the event.

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LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD Ruston, Louisiana

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 6:00 p.m.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SEALED BID # 2012-0018

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SEALED BID # 2012-0018
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with
THE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) NEW HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV) TRANSFORMERS FOR THE CITY OF RUSTON LIGHT & POWER DEPARTMENT
As per specifications on file:
The City of Ruston
Purchasing Office

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office, P.O. Box 3157 T.S., 408 Keeny Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M., July 9, 2012 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following: Six (6) Printing Jobs (50012-218-12)
Specifications and bid documents for the above may be obtained from the Director of Purchasing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; phone 318-257-4205 or fax request to 318-257-3772.

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