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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
There will be a public sale of assorted surplus vocational equipment held at Ruston High School Agriculture Department on Monday, June 4, 2012 from 10:00am till 12 noon. Items include woodworking and metalworking equipment. All sales are final and for CASH only. Lincoln Parish School Board reserves the right to reject any offer.
2td: May 29 & 31, 2012

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THE VILLAGE of Simsboro

THE VILLAGE of Simsboro in Lincoln Parish is seeking HPG funds from U.S.D.A./RHS for rural community housing preservation program. The funds will be used for the repair and rehabilitation of single- family houses of low and very low income residents of Simsboro rural area of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. Informed citizens are urged to provide their input to the Village Mayor, Honorable Willie Hendricks, or the city’s consultant, Dr. Benedict Nwokolo. Dr. Nwokolo can be reached via this phone number: (318)247-2716 or via this email address: Nwokolo@gram.edu.

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May 30th

Crawling to victory

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Entries sought for Peach Diaper Derby
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Many area babies and toddlers will compete in their first race when the 29th Annual Peach Festival Diaper Derby revs up next month.
During the festival activity, open to ages 6-24 months, participants crawl, toddle or ride their way to victory. Scooters and Hula Hoops are worked into the competition to give it some added excitement.

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La. gets NCLB waiver

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., said on Tuesday she is encouraged by the Obama Administration’s decision to grant Louisiana a waiver from requirements of No Child Left Behind — the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
This waiver will give Louisiana more flexibility in how it educates students and utilizes funding.  It also releases the state from the requirement that all students be considered proficient by 2014.  While Louisiana does expect to meet this goal, it is also setting up its own targets for improvement based on student achievement, graduation rate, ACT scores and the growth of non-proficient students.

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Tech launches pioneering Ph.D.

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Degree offered in molecular sciences, nanotechnology

Louisiana Tech University has received approval from the Louisiana Board of Regents to offer a pioneering, interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology program beginning this fall.
The program, a joint offering from Tech’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences and College of Engineering and Science, is believed to be the nation’s first broad-based, interdisciplinary “nanotechnology” Ph.D. degree program. It builds upon a master’s degree in molecular sciences and nanotechnology offered at Tech, which has produced 73 graduates since its inception in the fall of 2004.

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Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines wants singers

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Singers are wanted — by the Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines.
The Ruston-based group is conducting a Singers Wanted campaign June 7 and 14 for area women age 12 and up.
"If you enjoy singing, whether melody or harmony, you'll love performing a cappella with us," said Chorus Director Sheila Nugent, of Ruston. "These guest nights are arranged to show people that we welcome new members and offer multiple benefits for them — in both performance and musical education."

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Princess Peach Pageant

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Pictured left is 4-year-old Greta Elise Denny. She is the daughter of Lee and Lee Anne Denny.
Pictured right is 6-year-old Emalee Raine McGath. She is the daughter of Ryan McGrath.
Applications are still being accepted from now through June 11 for the Princess Peach Pageant. To downloaded a form go to www.louisianapeachfestival.org/forms or contact Melanie Garrison at mccgarrison@gmail.com or Joe Price at jprice@dixiegempeachscholarshiporg.com or 214-500-9141.

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Students raise money for March of Dimes

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Local schools recently held Blue Jeans for Babies fundraisers in an effort to raise money for the March of Dimes. Students were given the opportunity to wear blue jeans to school, instead of their regular school uniforms by donating $1.
Pictured left is I.A. Lewis sixth grade student Natalie Sims presenting Nancy Darland, a Lincoln Parish March of Dimes volunteer, with a check totaling $155.
Pictured right is eighth grader and Ruston Junior High’s Student of the Year George Crook presenting Darland with a check in the amount of $344.

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Newton in national publication

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Cedar Creek golfer featured in Sports Illustrated ‘Faces’
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Brandon Newton may just have to choose May as his favorite month now.
It’s certainly been good for him.
As this month goes into its final days, consider what has happened to the graduating senior at Cedar Creek High School:
* He won his fourth Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association individual golf championship.
* He helped lead the Cougars to their fourth state crown in the last four years.
* He was named as an All-State selection.
* He was chosen for the “Tournament of Champions,” which includes the top golfers in each of the LHSAA’s classifications.
* He joined the Louisiana Tech University golf program.
* And this week, he’ll be featured in arguably the most successful and popular national sports magazine ever.

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SWAC makes history with hiring

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Alcorn State adds league’s first-ever white head football coach

LORMAN, Miss. — From the moment he accepted the job, Jay Hopson knew there would be questions.
So on Monday, when Hopson was announced as the 18th football coach at historically black Alcorn State University and, according to school officials, the first white head football coach in the history of the Southwestern Athletic Conference - he was ready.

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