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March 8th, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, March 18, 2013, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1147: Application for Conditional Use Permit
Applicant: Ben Malone
Location: 1801 Farmerville Highway

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Planning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, March 18, 2013, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1145: Application for Supplementary Plat Amending Setbacks in Woodstone Subdivision
Applicant: Jefferson Land Co. LLC
Location: Woodstone Subdivision

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR 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 until 2:00 p.m. CT April 2, 2013 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-130014: HVAC Chiller, Boiler and Pumps Replacement Nursing Building

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR 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 until 2 P.M. CT March 28, 2013 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-130013: Campus Landscape Project

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March 7th

Extending connections

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Although there was no new or old business to discuss on the agenda at the regularly scheduled Village of Choudrant meeting Monday night, Mayor Bill Sanderson told the aldermen he had recently been approached by a property owner requesting sewer services for a new home that is currently under construction.
“Under normal circumstances, the village supplies the materials and the property owners provide the labor to extended the main,” Sanderson said.
“But this is an unique situation.”

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Reneau Drive official

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For 50 years Dan Reneau has been a part of Louisiana Tech University, as a student and as an educator and administrator.
And in 26 years as university president, Reneau has transformed an already strong university to one that is regarded as a Tier One school among national universities and has overseen unprecedented academic and research success.
Reneau, who will retire as Tech’s president on June 30, has created a legacy that will long outlast him at the university. But now his name will be a part of the university for generations to come.

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Theft complaint leads to drug arrest

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Following a theft of utilities complaint, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office made two arrests on drug possession with intent to distribute while investigating the complaint in the Choudrant area.
According to the arrest affidavit, the sheriff’s office was dispatched to 604 Roach Road in Choudrant Wednesday afternoon. While investigating the complaint, the deputy reportedly noticed Heather Nicole Gray, 25, of 3594 Highway 15 in Calhoun, asleep on the front porch. Gray was reportedly startled by the deputy’s presence and allegedly tried to conceal a suspected homemade foil pipe and cigar.

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‘Anybody Out There’ running at the Dixie

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A man already down and out on his luck wakes up to the worst day of his life. This scenario is currently being played out in Ruston Community Theatre’s production of  “Anybody Out There?” at the Dixie Center for the Arts today through Saturday.
“He wakes up on his birthday, gets a brick thrown through his window, his landlady tries to make him pay for it, his girlfriend breaks up with him, he gets robbed and his employer decreases his salary,” said Director Billy Chandler. “He is a born loser, Barney Fife-type character.”

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RHS to hold mock crash

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Multiple first responder agencies and Ruston High School Student Council members will participate in a mock fatal crash to demonstrate the dangers of impaired driving and lack of seatbelt usage to the junior and senior classes.
At 10 a.m. Friday at the Ruston High School front parking lot (off Bearcat drive), multiple agencies will converge with students to demonstrate the possible fatal consequences of impaired driving and the dangers of not using seat belts.

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Ruston Junior Guild

The Ruston Junior Guild held their winter meeting on Feb. 21, at the home of Donna White. The guests were welcomed on a cold and rainy day by the sight of her gardens of King Alfred Daffodils.
Terrill Deville was introduced to the club members as the guest speaker for the afternoon meeting. Deville was clothed in a Mardi Gras vest that depicted the theme of his program, which was the history of Mardi Gras.
His outfit was complete with Mardi Gras beads of gold, green and purple. These colors represent justice, power and faith.

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