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November 10th, 2017

Operation Christmas Child calls on Lincoln Parish donors

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Lincoln Parish residents have the opportunity to spread Christmas cheer and the word of God across the world — one shoebox at a time.
The Samaritan’s Purse is calling on citizens across the nation to donate a shoebox filled with school supplies, hygiene items and a special toy, such as a doll or deflated soccer ball, that will go to a child in need.
The project is called Operation Christmas Child and it’s one of the world’s largest Christmas projects of its kind.

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Freshmen view ‘Romeo is Bleeding’ screening

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Playwright Donte Clark, the subject of a documentary titled “Romeo Is Bleeding,” poses for a photo with a group of Lincoln Parish public school freshmen after a special screening of the film Thursday at the Dixie Center for the Arts. More than 400 Lincoln Parish public school from Choudrant High, Ruston High and Simsboro Schools viewed a special screening of the documentary about Clark’s version of playwright William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and the poetry Clark uses to speak on violence in his hometown of Richmond, California.

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Music from Bach, Brahms to Blue

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As a patron of classical music and/or blues, pop, gospel and country, put 7:30 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Thursday on your calendar for two outstanding events at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
On Monday, the DCA proudly presents Lawrence Gibbs on clarinet and Daniel Immel on piano in a “Lagniappe Special Recital” benefit for the Dixie.
It is a free concert, but donations are welcomed for help in maintaining the Dixie for future programs.
The duo will perform Brahms, Bach, Stravinsky, Poulenc and John Philip Sousa.

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Civic Guild hosts speaker

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The Ruston Civic Guild met recently at the Squire Creek home of Tyrette Cowan.
The guest speaker, Kay Church from Life Choices, gave an informative and inspirational talk on the ministry’s services.
The members also agreed to help provide solar lanterns and water filtration systems for the victims of hurricane Maria that destroyed much of Puerto Rico.
Pictured are Dolora Gregory, left, president; and Kay Church, right, Hope Program director of Life Choices.

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Head Start gets a new start

Ruston has a big heart.
Over the years, folks have donated thousands of dollars to charitable causes, filled truckloads of boxes with toys and coats for kids at Christmas, gathered literally tons of food for Christian Community Action and repeatedly opened the city’s collective doors to hurricane evacuees.

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Veterans Day a time for remembrance, hope

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On Saturday, the nation will come together to honor those who have served in our armed forces. We will pray for the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and we will treasure those who are still among us.
Growing up, Veterans Day was a family-wide celebration. With three uncles and both grandfathers having served, it was something that my family wanted to remember. We would thank them for their service, but we would also remind them what they fought for — our family.

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We can never make sense of a senseless act

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My sister called early one morning to tell me Mom was in the hospital.
Mary got a call around 10 p.m. the night before when Mom wasn’t able to catch her breath.
She lived very near by and went to check on her. She was concerned to the point she called an ambulance to take Mom to St. Francis.

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November 9th

Sealed Bids

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at Grambling City Hall, 127 King Street, Grambling, LA 71245, or Post Office Box 109, Grambling, LA 71245 until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday December 13, 2017 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud for the following in accordance with specifications:
2017 Chassis (Garbage Truck) with 25 Cubic Yard Rear Loader Packer

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Sealed bids will be received for the State of Louisiana by the Division of Administration, Office of Facility Planning and Control, Claiborne Office Building, 1201 North Third Street, Conference Room 1-145, Post Office Box 94095, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9095 until 2:00 P.M., Thursday, November 30, 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.
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LPSB to discuss STEM building proposal

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A proposed $2.3 million, 10,000-square foot multiuse middle school science, technology, engineering and mathematics building on Ruston Junior High School’s campus is expected to be discussed during the Lincoln Parish School Board’s regularly scheduled meeting in January.
The proposed building is part of the school system’s continuing STEM initiative that would expand the program to all elementary and middle school students and faculty across the school district year around, said schools Superintendent Mike Milstead.

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