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May 3rd, 2014

Grambling addresses issues with refuse ordinance change

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The board of aldermen for the City of Grambling met in regular session Thursday night with an agenda packed full of business.
First up on the agenda was the approval of an ordinance that amended the current garbage, trash and weeds code of the city of Grambling.
The change in ordinance will allow a service fee to be determined based on the size of the dumpsters.
Two public hearings were set for 5:30 p.m. June 5.

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Schools know govt.’s important

Sometimes it’s hard to be able to see all the ways the government can affect us. The powers that be can seem like an anomaly. But the government does affect each and every one of us and it is our duty as citizens to implore a role in political platforms — whether they be local, state or federal.
Recently, two Lincoln Parish schools have taken on active roles to ensure our children understand how government affects the average citizen.

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Thanking event volunteers

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Volunteering is important for as many reasons as there are people and needs. Volunteering comes natural to me. My mother is a great role model of volunteering and brought me up with the idea that helping others is the natural thing to do.

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Blessings in the blink of an eye

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I had a speck of dust in the corner of my eye the other evening. I blinked trying to remove it. I then realized it was 35 years. I was thoroughly enjoying a reoccurrence and repetition of that which started in my life 35 years prior. And the events were connected in a blink of an eye.
I was at the Jimmy Carter field at the Ruston Dixie complex. Jimmy, parenthetically, was one the nicest men I have ever known. The occasion was my 4-year-old granddaughter’s (Gracie) very first tee-ball game. As I barked out some instructions to her, it made me reflect on “the olden days.

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Leadership Lincoln soon to graduate

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Participants took opportunity to learn about local business, community

Leadership Lincoln is in its 27th year and has graduated more than 400 individuals who now know more about Ruston and Lincoln Parish than they probably ever imagined there was to know.

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La Main Street offers grant oppotunities

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Incentives for redevelopment available

Ruston Main Street is soliciting Redevelopment Incentive Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners. The Louisiana Main Street program is able to offer two types of competitive grants — a $10,000 grant for major projects and a $2,500 grant for minor projects. Grants are available for either interior or exterior rehabilitation projects.

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Ruston Tractor’s Lee honored

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Rich Lee, of Ruston Tractor, Inc., was presented an award for outstanding sales of Exmark Lawnmowers by R.W. Distributors, the Exmark Distributor.

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Choudrant Elementary Schoo: First graders get down on the farm

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First-grade news
Choudrant Elementary School first graders enjoyed learning about farm life and baby animals during their Spring field trip to Papa Simpson’s Farm.
Second-grade news

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RJHS: Students wrap up spring with variety

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Ag sales, book fairs, track and more keep middle school active
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RJHS news
Agriculture
Chad Towns, Ag teacher at RJHS, has been using the greenhouse to teach horticulture techniques to his agriculture classes.  Plants grown in the greenhouse were used as a fundraiser for the program.  
Track

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RHS FBLA takes state

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Ruston High School’s Future Business Leaders of America remains the top chapter in the state for the fifth straight year.

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