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July 2nd, 2013

Ruston remembers former RPD officer Charles McIntire

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The city of Ruston is saying goodbye to one of its former finest following the death of longtime Police Department Officer and Interim Chief of Police Charles McIntire.
McIntire died Sunday at the age of 69 in Shreveport.
McIntire served the Ruston community for 27 years working for the Ruston Police Department, working his way up from patrolman to Interim Chief of Police. He also served his country in the United States Air Force from 1962 – 2003 in both active and reserve duty positions.

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Remember tips for good growth as July heats up

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July is here and the hot and dry period is beginning.
The average maximum temperatures in north Louisiana hover around 93-94 degrees Fahrenheit and the average minimum temperatures ranges from 71 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rainfall is usually scarce in July, averaging only 3.7 inches of precipitation for the entire month.
Gardeners need to be prepared to give plants special attention during this time of year.
Following are tips for maintaining ornamentals and vegetable plants.

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Junior Auxiliary of Ruston seek volunteers

Junior Auxiliary of Ruston is a group of women who desire to make a lasting difference in Lincoln Parish and the Ruston community by meeting the needs of its citizens, especially the children.
The chapter was founded in 1981 and received a charter from the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA) in 1983.
NAJA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1941. It has more than 15,000 active, associate and life members in 101 chapters in eight states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas).

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More parish stars due for HOF

No sooner had Jimmy Jones been inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame last weekend was the question offered: Who will be the next Lincoln Parish legend (or legends) to receive the state’s highest honor in athletics?
There is certainly no shortage of candidates from the parish, one whose membership total increased to 50 with former Grambling State University basketball star Jones being one of the individuals honored in Natchitoches on Saturday night.

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Remember rules of watering

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Whew! It is a hot one out there today! However, I must admit that north Louisiana has been blessed with relatively mild temperatures throughout the month of June, with the exception of a few days. We’ve also been blessed with abundant rainfall — I think we are well over 30 inches for the first half of the year, with some areas receiving more or less depending on location.

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Audio books ease drive time

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For various reasons, in the past month I’ve clocked a lot of miles on my car.
Pretty early on in our relationship, my husband and I learned that long car trips are not something we enjoy. But, sometimes we have to make long trips.
Sometimes, we’ve filled the majority of the trip with philosophical, life-searching conversation. Sometimes, we’ve filled it with the Top 40, or whatever other music station on which we can both agree. But, much of the time, we spend time delving into fictional worlds.

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Tech, GSU on All-Louisiana team

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Parish programs’ track and field stars honored
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Lincoln Parish’s two universities had another successful season in outdoor track and field and it’s evident from the 2013 All-Louisiana squad selected by members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
A total 14 individuals and five relay teams from Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University are on the postseason all-star squad that included statistical and biographical data from state college media relations’ departments.
Among those representatives for the two parish teams are former local prep standouts Trey Hadnot and Josh Cox of Tech.

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Tech media relations, Davis win awards

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Louisiana Tech’s Athletic Communications Department won seven awards – the most in the state – at the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association SID Contest which was held Sunday in Natchitoches.
The Tech Athletics Communications Department took home two first place awards, three second place awards and two third place awards for a total of seven, two more than runner-up LSU (5). McNeese State (3), Northwestern State (2), Loyola (1), Southeastern Louisiana (1) and Nicholls State (1) also took home awards in this year’s contest.

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Charles McIntire

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A memorial service for Charles McIntire, age 69, will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Charlie Mac was born on July 22, 1943 in Payette, Idaho and passed away June 30, 2013 at Christus Highland Medical Center in Shreveport following a brief illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and BurnDean Whitlock McIntire and father-in-law, Glen E. Hunt. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Donna Hunt McIntire; daughters, Lisa M. Joyner and husband Sam of Ruston, LA; Michelle McIntire of Ruston, LA; grandchildren, Megan J.

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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 22, 2013 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Elevator Maintenance/Service (50012-260-14)
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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