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June 18th, 2013

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
The proposed budget for the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court for the year ended June 30, 2014 has been prepared. The budget is available for inspection. A public hearing on the proposed budget shall be held on June 28, 2013 in the Lincoln Parish Clerk’s Office between the hours of 10:00 - 10:30am.
/s/ Linda Cook
Clerk of Court
2td: June 11 & 18, 2013

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June 17th

Ready, set, crawl!

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Babies to face off in Peach Festival Diaper Derby
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Mothers and fathers, start your children!
Many area babies and toddlers will compete in their first race when the 30th Annual Peach Festival Diaper Derby revs up Saturday.
During the festival activity, open to ages 6-24 months, participants crawl, toddle or ride their way to victory. Scooters and Hula Hoops are worked into the competition to give it some added excitement.

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Money matters

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Class offered on gaining government contracts

With a strained economy, business owners and trades people may branch out to accommodate other clients — specifically the government. However, navigating the murky waters of government contracts may prove a bit difficult. For those reasons, the Northwest Louisiana Procurement Center will host a seminar where participants will gain essential information to start winning government contracts.

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Bringing a taste of Gulf to North La.

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Cranford’s Catfish Corner features fresh seafood and more
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Ruston’s Sarah Turner saw the need and used that inspiration to realize a lifelong dream.
The result is Cranford’s Catfish Corner in Simsboro, co-owned by Turner and boyfriend T.J. Cranford.
“The older men around here were raised on Sunday fish fries,” Turner said. “They can tell if it’s not pond-raised catfish, or if the shrimp isn’t fresh and comes from overseas. They can taste the difference.”
So when JR’s Restaurant closed earlier this year, Turner and Cranford decided it was time to try and allow Turner to realize that lifelong dream.

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First National Bank names Roberson scholarship recipient

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Summer Nicole Roberson, a graduate of Dubach High School, was named the recipient of First National Bank’s 2013 Jackie Woodard Whitlock Scholarship. Each year, graduating seniors from Lincoln Parish schools apply for the $1,500 scholarship. The selection of the recipient was made by a committee of retired Lincoln Parish educators.
Roberson will attend Louisiana Tech University in the fall as a pre-medical student. She will start college with 24 hours of college credit through dual enrollment courses she completed while in high school. Roberson plans to become a heart surgeon.

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Birthday Fellowship giving to those in need

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The Birthday Fellowship made donations of canned goods and clothing to the Lincoln Parish Community Center. The group is continuing to collect for families in need. For more information call 247-6962.
Pictured above are Avel Powers, Mr. Wayne, Joseph Capers Sr., R.B. Mardis, Lt. Col. Billy Graham, Ben Hamilton, Franklin Kelley, A.P. Bulter, Richard McKeever and the Rev. Julius Hill.

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’Dogs: Smooth debut in C-USA?

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Louisiana Tech University may be embarking on its debut season in Conference USA, but the school’s football program could be making a quick impact in the league.
In its early summer preview of the 2013 season, the College Football Focus publication has tabbed the Bulldogs as the “Sleeper of the Year” in the West Division.
Tech will officially begin its affiliation in C-USA on July 1 and be one of seven schools comprising the West Division. Fellow divisional members include Tulsa, Rice, Tulane, Texas-El Paso, North Texas and Texas-San Antonio.

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Tech fans rejoiced in upset of FSU

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As the sun sets on Louisiana Tech’s 12-year membership in the Western Athletic Conference and the University prepares to move to Conference USA on July 1, LATechSports.com wanted to take a look back on some of the top moments from the past dozen years.
Each day during this month, LATechSports.com will feature a top game, player or significant event that has occurred since the University joined the WAC on July 1, 2001 (these milestones will be done in random order).

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District 5 team off to 10-1 start

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Louisiana’s District 5 baseball team is off to a 10-1 start after capturing two wins last weekend.
The “5” squad was a 10-3 winner over Terror and 13-8 victor against the Bossier Empire.
Leading the offensive effort against Terror for the Eddie Parkman-directed District 5 teams were Kodie Tidwell (double, two singles, three runs, two stolen bases, RBI), Jordan Washam (double, two singles, run, RBI), Jonathan Washam (double, single, two runs, two RBIs), Luke Albritton (double, single, run, RBI), Caleb Danzy (two singles, two RBIs) and Lain Kranz (double, two runs, RBI).

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Be wary of phone scam callers

Last week the Ruston Daily Leader published a story about a Medicare phone scam that targeted a Ruston resident.
Libby English was called by a man with a foreign accent and was told she will soon be receiving a new Medicare card and that he needed to verify her address and phone number for Medicare. She verified he had the correct name and address.
English said the caller then began trying to learn information about her banking account.

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