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June 19th, 2017

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

RFP No. 2017-31
The Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 will be accepting SEALED PROPOSALS until the hour of 2:00 p.m. local time THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017, for furnishing the city with THE COMPLETION OF THE EATON RF MESH SYSTEM WATER ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE.
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631
mcolvin@ruston.org

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed Proposals will be received by Louisiana Tech University, Keeny Hall Room 408 - Purchasing Office, P. O. Box 3157 T.S., Ruston, Louisiana 71272 until 2:00 P.M July 12, 2017.
ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY FACILITY PLANNING AND CONTROL OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.
FOR: QUADRANGLE AND HALE HALL LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS; LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY; RUSTON, LOUISIANA

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

RFP No. 2017-30
The Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 will be accepting SEALED PROPOSALS until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017, for furnishing the city with THE PURCHASE OF RF MESH WATER NODES.
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631
mcolvin@ruston.org

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Public school registration

Registration for the 2017-18 school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12 is underway. All new students (except pre-k) need to be registered at the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Students should be registered before June 30 in order to prevent possible delays in placement.
Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Sept. 30, 2017.

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Juneteenth festival a hit

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The Grambling City Council, left pic, waves and throws candy to Juenteenth festivalgoers during the annual festival parade in downtown Grambling. Right pic, from left, Miss Little Juneteenth 2017 Charity Willis, 10; Miss Junior Juneteenth 2017 Jade Smith, 11; and Miss Juneteenth 2017 Amaya Wright wave to parade attendees during the annual festival parade. The pageant winners were announced during the Juneteenth pageant Friday at T.H. Harris Auditorium on Grambling State University’s campus.

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Bullies in my bedroom: Internet aggression is real

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Today I watched a video that made me want to cry.
A boy of 12 or so broadcast himself reading hateful messages others had written to him on the internet.
I cringed as I watched and heard him read “Swine,” and “His Daddy scared the gay out of him,” and “Fatty” and other statements that I can’t repeat because they are so foul.
Why would another human want to say these things to him?

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Customer service back at City Hall

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Ruston’s utility customer service office has moved back to City Hall. The office, located on the first floor, opened for business this morning.
Also as of today, visitors to City Hall are no longer able to enter through the front door.
Entrance to the building is now through breezeway that connects the City Hall to the Ruston Civic Center.
The change in entrance is part of the building’s new security system.

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Local educators attend Teacher Leader summitt

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More than 30 Lincoln Parish school district educators and several administrators attended the 2017 Louisiana Teacher Leader Summit this month to share “knowledge, learn new skills and prepare for the upcoming school year.”

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Grand prizes equal more than $1,200 in products

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This year there will be more than a congratulatory handshake for the winners of the Louisiana Peach Festival Cookery Contest.
The adult grand prize will be $1,000 worth of products from Le Creuset, Skyros, Lenox, Vietri, Juliska, Portmeirion and Taos Twist on display at Townsend House Gifts.
The youth grand prize will be a trophy, $100 Cash Prize and $70 baking set from OXO.
The contest will be Friday at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston Fellowship Hall, located at 212 N. Bonner St.
Entry free is $15 per entry/per category, and is non-refundable.

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Pit Bulls are not always dangerous

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There is a news article from Utah that tells the story of an 8-year-old boy hopping his neighbors’ fence to retrieve a ball that had gone over into the other yard. When the boy landed in the yard, three pit bulls attacked him. He was bitten and dragged a few feet before his mom made it to the yard to save him.

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