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January 15th, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CITY OF RUSTON Sale of Scrap Materials as Surplus Movable Property

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CITY OF RUSTON
Sale of Damaged Transformers as Surplus Movable Property Resolution No. 815 of 2012
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following Surplus Property.
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY TO BE SOLD

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January 14th

Sleet, freeze likely

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Beginning today, weather forecasts indicate a possibility of rain, sleet and freezing temperatures for the northern portion of Louisiana.  
The wet precipitation on the roadway can freeze and create “black ice,” a thin, nearly invisible coating of ice that forms on paved surfaces during low temperatures. In addition, the rain/sleet can cause bridges and overpasses to ice quickly, particularly in the evening hours when temperatures are below or near the freezing mark.

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Watkins calls locals to action

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Carmen Watkins, keynote speaker at the Lincoln Parish Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, issued a call to action for those in attendance.
In accordance with the theme “The Struggle Continues With Four More Years of Change,” Watkins talked about the job residents have before them in the political scene.
“I remember vividly where I was after the election this year,” Watkins told the crowd at Mount Harmony Baptist Church on Saturday evening.

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Rules of homestead exemption

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The Lincoln Parish Tax Assessor’s Office is working to correct a situation where homestead exemption continues to be claimed on dozens of local homes where the owners appear to be deceased.
Louisiana property owners can claim homestead exemption for property taxes on the first $75,000 of their property if they both own and live in the home. Even if a resident owns multiple homes in the state, homestead exemption can only be claimed on one of them.

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Choudrant near well completion

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The Village of Choudrant has reason to cheer starting the new year, as a financial audit revealed the village is in good shape and Mayor Bill Sanderson said the new water well, that was originally expected to be operational by November of 2012, is very close ­­to being functional.
Noting the water issues Sanderson told the council that well is soon to begin operation.
“We are almost ready to go online,” Sanderson said. “We are finished with all the analysis and are awaiting approval to move forward.”

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Help supply a critical resource

Those who donate blood can help save the lives of someone who would be lost without it, and right now Lincoln Parish is in serious need of some people to take the time to make a donation.
Lincoln Parish’s blood supply is at a critical low, according to the local branch of LifeShare Blood Centers.

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The meaning of Mardi Gras

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Quickly following Christmas, it is now Carnival. I am going to make an assumption that most understand I am referring to the time between Twelfth Night and Ash Wednesday — not a cruise liner or location of amusement park rides. No, this season is more commonly referred to as Mardi Gras, even though Mardi Gras is actually just one day out of the year.

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’Dogs: An early ‘Top 40’ rating

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Even with more than 30 seniors graduating — several of the All-Star variety — Louisiana Tech University built enough of a national reputation on the gridiron in 2012 that a carryover value will be in effect for this fall.
Look no further than one of the earliest preseason polls to be announced for the next season that is still more than eight months.
The Bulldogs are ranked No. 38 the annual preseason Top 50 poll announced by The Bleacher Report website.

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Grambling men lose

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HOUSTON, Texas — Grambling State University’s men fell to 0-14 overall and 0-5 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Saturday night with a 68-44 loss to Prairie View A&M.
The Tigers got a 20-point, 11-rebound effort out of Bryant Purvis.
Grambling will play at Texas Southern tonight at 7:30 p.m., while the GSU Lady Tigers (2-14, 1-4) will meet TSU at 5:30 p.m. after having lost at Prairie View A&M 78-59 on Saturday night.

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Ex-Grambling grid star Robinson passes away

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GRAMBLING — Former Grambling State University football star Jerry Robinson, whose quickness and speed earned him the nickname of “The Ghost,” passed away Sunday morning at the age of 73.
The Jonesboro native excelled as a running back/receiver for the Tigers of the late Eddie Robinson from 1959-62 before going on to a four-year career in the now defunct American Football League with the San Diego Chargers (1962-64) and New York Jets (1965).
Robinson was picked in round No. 11 by the Chicago Bears in 1962 before being traded to the Chargers.

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