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Sparks fly at Grambling meeting

Later Andrus explained further.
“I have no problem with multiple signatures — that’s the best business practice,” she said. “But I do have a problem with the board dictating the names on the signature cards. Funds have already been taken out of accounts that I didn’t know about, and if I’m going to be responsible for those accounts, then until we come to some sort of resolution about what names to put on the accounts, I don’t know.”
Jones explained he and Stringfellow had taken funds out to pay city accountant Willie Mabry.

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Free cancer screening is public service

During the month of March, the health care industry spotlights colon cancer to increase awareness of the screening and everyday steps that can help prevent the disease.
In our area, the Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute, 411 Calypso St. in Monroe, will give away free colorectal cancer screening kits from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Kits will be distributed to men and women age 50 or older who have not been screened for colorectal cancer in the past five years.
The simple and sanitary tests can be picked up Saturday and done in the privacy of your home.

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Battle gets tiresome for all

Grambling’s mayor and City Council have obviously been worn down by the infighting that’s lasted more than a year now. The town’s residents are openly tired of it, and they’re making their voices heard.
The council held a special-called emergency meeting Monday, and it didn’t take long for it to turn into another verbal slugfest between Mayor Martha Andrus and Grambling’s councilmen.
And once again, residents of Grambling feel they are caught in the crossfire.
A few made impassioned pleas to try to end the battle within their city government.

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Techsters face road test

If Tech wins, a third-round game would likely be played later this week at the Thomas Assembly Center, where university officials have put in a bid to host such a contest.
“We feel we can go all the way if we play like we did in the first game, but we have to take each game as they get here,” said junior forward Shanavia Dowdell, the Most Valuable Player in the Western Athletic Conference.
Tech was plenty focused on starting out the tournament in a good way, as they slammed SMU 77-54 at the TAC last week.

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Furry friends trot out

Each walker received one raffle ticket, and in addition to goodie bags everyone received raffle winners — and nearly everyone in attendance won a raffle prize — picked up bounty like gift bags, dog leashes, CDs, books, dog supplements, sports drinks and more.
Participants also got the opportunity for a little learning as Cpl. Jay Alexander and his K-9 partner Conner demonstrated their drug searching abilities to the crowd.

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