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June 29th, 2016

Volunteers make Peach Fest successful

If it takes a village to raise a child, it surely takes a village — or perhaps a city — to put on a festival that brings thousands of people to town.

That spirit of community participation was evident again this year among the 250 volunteers who helped make the 66th annual Louisiana Peach Festival a success. From manning entrance gates to assisting with various events, volunteers are the cogs that keep the wheels of the festival turning.

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State bureaucracy strikes again

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Let’s face it: Nobody has better bureaucrats than Louisiana.
Consider the unfunded mandate requiring all entities that supply drinking water to the public to ensure customers who have sprinkler systems, swimming pools, fire suppression systems and the like also have operable backflow preventers on those systems.
Backflow is the unintentional flow of water, chemicals or other potential contaminants into pipes that carry potable water. Backflow most often happens when water pressure is lost and back-pressure builds, thus reversing the water’s flow.

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June 28th

Sealed Bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana 71245, until 10:00 AM. CT July 22, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid #50018-160009 - Soccer, Softball and Baseball Field Reconstruction at the Grambling State University
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on July 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Purchasing Department Conference Room.

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LPPJ Notice

LEGAL NOTICE
This is to certify that in compliance with Louisiana Revised statute 39:1309,
LINDA COOK, LINCOLN PARISH CLERK OF COURT, does hereby amend the
Budget of the LINCOLN PARISH CLERK OF COURT GENERAL FUND for the Year ended June 30, 2016

** CHART published in today's edition

1td: June 28, 2016

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Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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Edward Dettemheim

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A family and friend gathering celebrating the life of Mr. Edward Dettenheim, 82, will be on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Elizabeth Dettenheim, 723 South Main Street, in Homer. The family would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in playing music in Mr. Dettenheim’s memory bring a guarti for his final pickin.

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Boatright, Davis earn LSWA honors

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NATCHITOCHES — It was a winning weekend for the Ruston Daily Leader and Louisiana Tech University as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association held its annual awards banquet Sunday at The Landing Restaurant.
The Daily Leader’s O.K. “Buddy” Davis and T. Scott Boatright each brought home first place awards with Davis taking his fifth straight top honors for Sports Column Writing while Boatright placed first in Headline Writing.
Boatright also took second place in Pro Feature Writing for a story he did on former Grambling State and MLB baseball player Gary Eave.

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Women’s hoops legend Pat Summitt dead at 64

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The sport of women’s basketball lost a legend this morning as Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history, died at the age of 64.
Summitt led the Tennessee Lady Volunteers to eight national championships in 38 seasons before retiring in 2012 due to early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
Her son, former Louisiana Tech women’s basketball head coach Tyler Summitt, issued a statement this morning saying his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.

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Festival attendees celebrate peaches

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Top left photo: Caylan Dowden, member of live screenprinting group Printed Ink, screen prints made-to-order T-shirts as part of the Beta Sigma Phi sponsored Peach Festival
Top right photo: Dinosaurs roam downtown Ruston as one of the many Peach Festival’s attractions.
Middle left photo: Matti and Charli Grillot sell homemade lemonade from a street stand at the Louisiana Peach Festival.
Middle right photo: Many quilts were submitted to the Louisiana Peach Festival Quilt and Fiber Art Show & Sale, but the show head tuner was this Harry Potter-themed quilt pictured above.

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Student places in national competition

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Local sixth grader takes second runner-up, receives scholarship
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Jonathan Gunasekaran placed second runner up out of 39 at the 2016 National You Be The Chemist Challenge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The I.A. Lewis sixth grader received a $2,500 scholarship and a trophy for placing third in the competition.

“I was really happy (to place third),” he said. “I was glad to be one of the top in the nation.”

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