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April 23rd, 2013

The bright side of composting

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Here it is in early spring in Louisiana and most homeowners have been working outside cleaning up weeds, raking leaves, mowing the lawn and enhancing landscape beds in the yard. But, what about all of those sticks, twigs and leaves? What should we do with those items? In an effort to reduce the amount of trash and debris heading to landfills, kitchen and garden wastes can be incorporated into a composting program in your own back yard.

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Hatred is not the solution

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On Monday afternoon, the City of Boston observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the terror that tore through the city one-week prior.
As of right now, there are still so many questions left. Why did this happen? Why did the bombers choose to place a bomb next to an adorable little boy? Could someone have prevented this? Why?
Perhaps in the coming days, as the remaining bomber is questioned some of the mysteries will be solved.

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ORDINANCE #0307013-1

ORDINANCE #0307013-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF GRAMBLING FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2012 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ALL MATTERS RELATIVE THERETO; AND TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received for the State of Louisiana by Louisiana Tech University, Office of Purchasing, Room 408, Keeny Hall, Post Office Box 3157, Ruston, Louisiana 71272 until 2:00 P.M., May 6, 2013. ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.
FOR:
Third Floor Renovation for Bio-Medical Engineering Building
Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana
BID NUMBER:
50012-241-13

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE NOT EXCEEDING $575,000 OF UTILITY REVENUE BONDS

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE NOT EXCEEDING $575,000 OF UTILITY REVENUE BONDS OF THE
CITY OF GRAMBLING, STATE OF LOUISIANA

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Mary Anne Edwards Toft

Funeral services for Mary Anne Edwards Toft, age 64, of Downsville, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday April 25, 2013 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church near Dubach, LA. Officiating the service will be Bro. Greg Tipton. Interment will follow at Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Toft was born October 29, 1948 in Bastrop. LA and passed away April 20, 2013 in Dubach, LA following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Toft was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church, American Federation of Teachers, and Louisiana Association of Educators.

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April 22nd

Swinging into spring

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Swinging in with spring is America’s favorite pastime, baseball.
And in an effort to get local youth excited about the sport, and a chance to show off their athletic skills, Ruston Parks and Recreation will be hosting the annual Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition on May 4.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the J. C. Love Softball Complex located at 400 Ball Park Road, the completion will test participant’s ability to accurately pitch a ball, speed at running bases and distance to drive a ball from home plate.

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LPSO seeks 2 suspects

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Two men are being sought, and one is in custody, in relation to a home invasion that occurred on Friday night.
According to the arrest affidavit, at approximately 11:59 p.m. Friday, two Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department deputies investigated a home invasion at 150 N. Village, No. 204.
Witnesses stated that three males were seen forcing entry into a residence.
The resident was reportedly severely beaten and was treated in the emergency room of Northern Louisiana Medical Center for injuries resulting from being kicked and punched repeatedly.

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Alert application

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The Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) announced recently that Lincoln Parish is implementing ALERT FM as part of its parishwide notification capabilities.
ALERT FM will allow the OHSEP office to notify residents of emergency information via ALERT FM receivers that receive messages using the data subcarrier of all local Lincoln Parish FM radio stations and a smartphone application for both Apple iOS and Google Android.

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PAWS of NE La. hosting ‘2013 Super Adoption Day’

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PAWS of Northeast Louisiana will host the ninth annual “Super Adoption Day” for pets in Monroe this month.
From 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Satruday at the Monroe Petco, PAWS of Northeast Louisiana is teaming up with multiple local animal shelters and rescue groups in an effort to locate permanent, loving homes for numerous homeless dogs and cats.

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