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June 23rd, 2016

State legislature enters D-Day

It’s D-Day for Louisiana.

“D” as in decision — a decision of much importance to Grambling State and Louisiana Tech universities.

As the special session for Louisiana’s Legislature wraps up today, still to be finalized is how much of a budget cut health and education programs will have to take in the fiscal year beginning July 1.

But it appears no matter the outcome, the House and Senate will fall far short of the revenue goal set by Gov. John Bel Edwards to fill a $600 million budget gap.

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Peach Fest frenzy hits Ruston

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Feel the frenzy? It’s in the air. The Peach Festival frenzy has finally hit Ruston.
The annual celebration honoring our adored city icon is only a day away.
I attended my first Peach Festival last year.
I smelled the sweetness, I felt the peach fuzz and I tasted its syrupy nectar.
It was desirable — even though I am not a huge fan of the fruit.
The 2015 festival broke a world record as well: the Guinness World Record’s largest peach cobbler ever made.
It was pretty big.
I hung out with one of my favorite New Orleans bands, Dash Rip Rock.

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June 22nd

Meeting

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, May 10, 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; David Hammons, District Five; Walter Pullen, District Six; Jody Backus; District Seven; Skip Russell, District Eight; Joe Henderson, District Nine; Nancy Wilson, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven and Annette Straughter, District Twelve.
Absent: Randy Roberson, District Four

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Solid Waste Committee

TO: Lincoln Parish Police Jury
FROM: Solid Waste and Recycling Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Solid Waste and Recycling Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, May 10, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Walter Pullen, Chair; David Hammons, Jody Backus, and Sharyon Mayfield.
ABSENT: Randy Roberson
Walter Pullen called the meeting to order and delivered the invocation.
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Sharyon Mayfield, to approve the Agenda. The motion carried with the following votes:

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Bids

INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish until Friday,
July 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m. at its office in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana, for furnishing:
ITEM 1: PORTABLE HOLDING PENS
Only bids submitted on Bid Forms will be accepted. Bid Forms and Specifications may be obtained from the office of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, P.O. Box 979, Ruston, Louisiana 71273-0979. Bids can also be submitted electronically at WWW.CENTRALBIDDING.COM.
The Police Jury reserves the right to reject any or all bids for just cause.
Lincoln Parish Police Jury

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Bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be accepted in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT July 20, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-160007: Supplemental HVAC and Plumbing Manpower
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid conference will be held on July 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.. at the address stated above.

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BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be accepted in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT July 19, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-160006: Sanitation Program
A Pre-Bid conference will be held on July 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.. at the address stated above.

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Informal Bid Notice

Informal Bid Notice
Lincoln Total Community Action, Inc. is accepting informal bids on the project listed below:
Replacement of Facial Boards
The project will consist of replacing facial boards at the Paul E. Slaton Head Start facility, located on 1400

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Peggy Wilson

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Memorial services for Peggy West Wilson, 91, of Ruston, LA will be held at 11 AM on Friday, June 24, 2016 in the Temple Baptist Church Chapel under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Rev. Dale Oden will officiate.

Peggy West Wilson was born and raised in Southeast Texas.

She married Joe Wilson and traveled the world as a military wife, living in Europe and Central America.

She moved to Ruston in 1966 when her husband became a professor at Louisiana Tech University.

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$1M grant awarded to Tech

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STEM scholarships awarded to sophomores

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) announced Tuesday that the National Science Foundation will be awarding a $999,234 grant to Louisiana Tech University.

These funds will benefit sophomore students in the fields of mechanical, biomedical and civil engineering.

“Louisiana’s young folks are generating some exciting new ideas, particularly in the fields of science, technology, mathematics and engineering,” Vitter said.

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