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April 22nd, 2013

DART crusades at the capitol

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I feel a little like Jimmy Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” after my return from Baton Rouge recently. Having only visited the State Capitol one other time, as a chaperone for my daughter’s eighth grade field trip, I had no other exposure to the noise, pace and vibrating energy of the legislative session. On April 16, I accompanied four other DART staff members to Baton Rouge, where we participated in Legislative Day at the Capitol.

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LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 6:00 p.m.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office

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., May 7, 2013 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Gym Floor Covering (50012-249-13)

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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., May 7, 2013 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Football Equipment & Supplies (50012-250-13)
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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April 20th

Rotary leads food drive

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During the holidays, many people get into the spirit by making donations to various charitable organizations.
Unfortunately, during the rest of the year, some organizations struggle to meet the needs of the people they serve. That is certainly true of Christian Community Action, one of the areas local food banks.

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Mad, angry are feelings on terror act

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Every time I see a photo or read a story regarding Martin Richard, I get mad and angry.
Either that or I want to cry.
Whatever the emotions, “sickening” is an adjective that doesn’t do justice in describing the horrific events that transpired at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

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Black team wins, 40-39

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s rebirth in football might’ve kicked off on the hallowed turf of Robinson Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Score-wise, the official numbers were 40 points for the Black, 39 for the Gold.
But more significant than the final score was the overall foundation being established for the 2013 season.

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Lady Cougars upset, 1-0

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Taylor Leger and her Westminster Christian teammates didn’t follow the script on Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately, though, it proved to be the best thing for the Opelousas-based squad.
Leger, a senior lefthander, limited No. 1-seeded Cedar Creek High School to only four hits and worked out of several jams to lead the No. 16-seeded Lady Crusaders (17-13) to a 1-0 upset win in the regional round of the Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association at the Lady Cougars’ diamond.

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Bearcats wrap up district 2-5A title with DH sweep

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Ruston High School’s baseball team are No. 1.
The Bearcats (27-5, 11-1) clinched the District 2-5A championship on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep over Pineville High School at the RHS diamond.

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April 27 5k to raise autism awareness

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When a parent receives the news that their child has autism, the world may take on a gray hue.
However, Tiffany White, director of the Hope Center for Autism, wants these families to know they’re not alone.
“We named the center the Hope Center for Autism because we wanted families to always know that there is hope and to never lose it as it relates to their child’s diagnosis,” White said.
White said autism, which the CDC says affects 1 in 88 children, is a developmental disability that causes significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

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