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August 27th, 2013

GSU gears up to put 2012 in the past

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For Grambling State, the offseason has been a long and frustrating one following last year’s 1-10 campaign for the tickets.
But now the Tigers are preparing to put the spectre of the 2012 season behind them for good as GSU plays host to Alabama A&M at 6 p.m. Saturday to open the 2013 slate.
GSU coach Doug Williams said Monday that he expects a good crowd to open the season at Robinson Stadium but admitted it feels a little strange starting things off with Alabama A&M as opposed to Alcorn State.

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Lady Techsters looking for first soccer win vs. JSU

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Louisiana Tech will take on its third opponent in five days as it travels to face Jackson State in Jackson, Miss., at 4 p.m. today at the JSU Soccer Field.
Tech (0-2) is still in search of their first win and first goal after being shutout in back-to-back matches to open the 2013 season. It marked the first time since 2007 that the Lady Techsters have gone scoreless and point-less in the first two matches.

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Be true to your schools

Area football teams are asking their fans to butt into their seasons this year — as in put their butts into stadium seats.
Football tickets are now on sale for the upcoming football seasons, which begin Saturday for Louisiana Tech and Grambling State and on Sept. 6 for area high school teams.
Louisiana Tech season and single game tickets for the 2013 football season are currently on sale. To purchase tickets please call the Tech Ticket Office at 318-257-3631, email techtickets@latech.edu or visit LATechSports.com.

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Controlling morning madness

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School is back in session. If you haven’t gotten back into a routine, which has never been one of my strong virtues, I want to share tips for controlling that morning madness:
• Mornings go smoother if you get up at least a half-hour earlier than the children do. If you get up ahead of the rest of the family you can shower and dress at a leisurely pace. If you are ready you have more time to help your children get organized and it makes for a less hectic morning.

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Celebrate women's right to vote

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Almost 100 years ago, women gained the right to vote.
I get a lot of emails, and one such email alerted me to that fact about a week ago. So, with it also being voter registration week, I thought it would be a great time to encourage women to get involved and exercise their greatest civic duty ­— the right to vote.
However, after looking into it a little, I realized women didn’t really need much encouragement, at least not on a national level.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
To: Commissioners
Our next meeting is September 9, 2013; 7:00 P.M. at the office.
Agenda:
Minutes
Old Business
1. Handicap Work on Parking Lot
2. Water Well property
New Business
1. 2014 Budget
2. Select New Paper for minutes
3. Report on Collins Well
Financial Reports
1td: August 27, 2013

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Advertisement for Bids

Advertisement for Bids
Mineral Springs Water System, Inc.
P.O. Box 281, Dubach, LA 71235
Separate sealed Bids for the construction of CONTRACT D - WATER PUMPING PLANT, PROJECT NO. 08-07-513E will be received by McMANUS CONSULTING ENGINEERS, at the office located at 116 SMELSER ROAD, MONROE, LOUISIANA 71202, until 10:00 AM , (Local Time) Thursday, September 26, 2013(year), and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.
The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:
Mineral Springs Water System, Inc.
1186 Pea Ridge Rd.
Dubach, La 71235
318-251-6996

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
SEALED BID # 2013-0020
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 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 NEW STREET SWEEPER THE CITY OF RUSTON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631

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Oleva M Helsley

Oleva M Helsley, 87, of Princeton, Indiana passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She was born January 31, 1926.  She is survived by her daughter, Kay (Tom) Church of Ruston, LA; 2 sons, Gary (Betty) Helsley of Princeton and Stanley (Pam) Helsley of Petersburg; 2 granddaughters, Tonya (Scott) Duggan of Ruston, LA and Stephanie (Brad) West of Princeton; step grandson, Scott Lee of Elkhart, IN; 3 great grandchildren, Storm Ray and Noah Braden West and Kelsey Renea Duggan; and several nieces and nephews.

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August 26th

Brewing some competition

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Saturday is deadline to sign up for ARToberfest
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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is preparing for the fourth annual ARToberfest by announcing its Call for Home Brewers. The primary feature of ARToberfest is the home brewed beer, so brewers from around the region are encouraged to submit the names and types of beers that they will bring to the event.
NCLAC Executive Director of Jessica Slaughter said the brewers take pride in the beers they brew and want to share their creations.

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