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Ruston aldermen accept bid on water project

Aldermen approved a bid in connection with the ongoing water utility improvement projects in the city, in addition to approving a planning and zoning request during their regularly scheduled meeting March 5.
Aldermen voted unanimously to approve the low bid of approximately $357,000 from SRS Construction for the water system improvement projects on Vienna, Arizona and California streets.
Aldermen were slightly confused by the discussion, because they were not presented with the entire cost breakdown of the project, but after they requested it ,they were told they would receive that information at a later date.

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An emergency stop

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None injured in Saturday plane crash
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A private jet carrying seven individuals had to make an emergency landing in Ruston on Saturday afternoon after electronic problems were reported on the plane.
According to Ruston Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Parker, the flight originated out of Shreveport and was headed to Destin, Fla., with five passengers and two crewmembers.
“It was an individual, smaller jet plane, from a company based out of Nashville,” he said.

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Tech sponsors Women’s History month events

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Louisiana Tech University’s department of history and Phi Alpha Theta history honor society have teamed up to celebrate Women’s History Month with a variety of lectures, films and a research paper competition.
Laurie S. Stoff, an assistant professor of history, said the purpose of the events is to highlight women’s accomplishments throughout history.
Students enrolled in History 475: Women in History created the first event, an exhibition titled “Women Who Made History,” this past winter quarter at Tech. The exhibit will be displayed through March 31 in the main foyer of George T. Madison Hall.

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Annual museum home tour and luncheon tickets available

Advanced tickets are now on sale for the Annual Spring Home Tour and Luncheon benefitting The Children’s Museum.
This event benefits The Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum.
Museum officials say they are excited to have former Monroeyan and current Denver resident, the highly touted Amy Jackson Dixon.

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Pet of the Week

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Button is a 3 1/2 year old terrier mix that is neutered, current on shots and trained using an underground fencing system. Button was only 9 pounds at 3 months old when he first came to 4 Paws. Now he’s healthy and strong. Button loves to play, he also is a great fit for a family. Call 251-DOGS today for more information about Button. Adoption fee is $50 and includes a rabies shot.

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Planning on ‘Top 28’ return

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Simsboro, Dubach have nucleus for strong run next year
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Dubach and Simsboro High’s basketball teams will use the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Farm Insurance “Top 28” championship round as a stepping stone to next year.
Call it a learning experience for the Hornets and Tigers, who provided a Lincoln Parish flavor to the three-day weekend that concluded on Saturday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Dubach lost to Pelican 67-35 in Class C and Simsboro fell to Zwolle 87-65 in Class B.

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Hayes is No. 2 in long jump at nationals

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In the final indoor track and field competition of her career, Chelsea Hayes of Louisiana Tech University grabbed a pair of All-America honors and finished second in the long jump at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships at Jacksons Track in Boise, Idaho, this past weekend.
Hayes, a native of New Orleans, set a new school and WAC record with a jump of 21-8.25 finishing second and scoring eight team points for Tech, a program record topping the previous best of seven points scored in 2007.

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Grambling baseball team stops Jags twice

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BATON ROUGE — Grambling State University’s baseball team improved its overall record to 9-4 and went to a 4-1 mark in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with wins of 4-3 and 13-5 over rival Southern University here this past weekend.
The Tigers gained their 4-3 victory with a run in the top of inning No. 13 after having laced out 15 hits in the 14-5 win.
Overall, Grambling State had a total of 21 hits in the two hits, including 15 in the 13-5 victory.

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Stay informed on train crossings

Living in a place like Lincoln Parish, where there are dozens of trains that come through on a daily basis, residents should be relieved to hear the recent statistics that have been released.
Louisiana vehicle-train collisions and fatalities declined last year, according to preliminary 2011 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) statistics, while vehicle-train injuries rose slightly from prior year numbers.

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Thoughts about waiting in line

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Recently I had to make a trip to Monroe to visit their Office of Motor Vehicles to take care of some personal business I had.
While sitting there, for the two and a half hours that it took before my number was called I contemplated an idea.
What does this place — the DMV — have in common with a place most visit on a weekly basis?

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