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May 24th, 2016

Juneteenth Fest seeks vendors

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The application deadline to become a vendor for the 44th annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival is 5 p.m. June 10.

Yanise Days, a member of the Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival Committee, said interested persons may pick up an application at Grambling City Hall, download one from the city of Grambling’s website at cityofgrambling.org or request one via email at gramblingjuneteenth@hotmail.com.

The vendor fee is $50 and accepted forms of payment of the fee are cash, check or a money order made payable to the Grambling Economic Development Corporation.

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Parish looks to expand reading program

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Six Lincoln Parish elementary schools librarians met Friday to review the inaugural year of the Children’s Choices program.
Amy Vessel, Louisiana Tech University associate professor of curriculum, instruction and leadership, said Children’s Choices selected more than 900 new titles for children to read in schools’ libraries for review.
More than 2,500 students at Hillcrest Elementary, Ruston Elementary, Glen View Elementary and Cypress Springs Elementary read many of the 900 new titles between August 2015 to January 2016, shared their reviews and voted on their favorites.

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861 become Tech alumni

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Louisiana Tech University closed out its spring quarter Saturday with keynote speaker John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive for Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Company, reminding the 861 graduates that receiving their degrees from Tech has helped shape their worldview, their flow with life and their balance.

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Author speaks to Lions Club

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The Ruston Lions Club recently had their guest speaker well known outdoor writer Glynn Harris. Harris, who hails from Goldonna, told the group a few of his favorite stories in which he was involved over the course of his lifetime.

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Club News: Ruston Civic Guild

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The Ruston Civic Guild met for its May meeting at beautiful Toma Lodge where members enjoyed a delicious salad luncheon.
Patsy Bourgeois, outgoing president, announced new officers for the coming year: President, Linda Colvin; Vice President, Delora Gregory; Corresponding Secretary, Kathy Shealy; Recording Secretary, Connie Cozar; Treasurer, Hilda Estes; Parliamentarian, Bourgeois; and Publicity, Shirley Cobb.
Activities for the 2016-2017 year were discussed including a 50-year celebration of the club to be held in the fall.

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Excelling on, off the diamond

The Ruston Daily Leader congratulates the Louisiana Tech University baseball team for the Diamond ’Dogs outstanding all-around efforts, both on the field and in the classroom.

Tech hasn’t seen this level of excitement about its baseball team for nearly 30 years. The last time the Diamond ’Dogs received a berth in the NCAA Tournaments was during regional competition in 1987.

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May 23rd

SEALED BIDS

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., June 13, 2016 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Cleaning Services (50012-333-16):
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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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
ELEMENTARY LEVELED LIBRARIES

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LPPJ: MEETING

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at its regular meeting place in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana. Present were: Theresa Wyatt, District One; Hazel D. Hunter, District Two; Bobby Bennett, District Three; Randy Roberson, District Four; David Hammons, District Five; Walter Pullen, District Six; Jody Backus; District Seven; Nancy Wilson, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven and Annette Straughter, District Twelve.
Absent: Skip Russell, District Eight and Joe Henderson, District Nine;

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LPPJ: PUBLIC WORKS

TO: Lincoln Parish Police Jury
FROM: Public Works Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Public Works Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, April 12, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Present were: Bobby Bennett, David Hammons, Jody Backus, and Annette Straughter.
ABSENT: Skip Russell, Chair
Jody Backus called the meeting to order and delivered the invocation.
Annette Straughter offered a motion, seconded by Bobby Bennett, to approve the Agenda. The motion was voted upon and carried with the following votes:

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