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July 2nd, 2014

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

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THE LINCOLN Parish Special Education Department

THE LINCOLN Parish Special Education Department is in the process of updating Special Education Files. Records of those former students who have not been served the Department in the last five (5) years will be destroyed. If your child's Special Education records meet this criteria, you are offered the opportunity to acquire these records. Please contact the Special Education office within thirty (30) days from today's date at 318-251-9082 or at Lincoln Center, 1435 Mayberry Street Ruston. Records which are not requested by August 9, 2014 will be destroyed.
3rd: July 2, 6 and 9, 2014

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT July 24, 2014 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-140017: Conversion of Classrooms 210, 241 & 251 to Computer Labs in Betty E. Smith Nursing Building.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid conference will be held on July 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the address stated above.

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July 1st

Choudrant man cited for failing to stop

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An Arcadia woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a three vehicle collision occurring on Monday at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 33 and Louisiana Highway 821.
Louisiana State Police, along with the Ruston Fire Department/EMS, Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office, responded to the call at 5:32 p.m.
Albert Paxton, LSP-F public information officer, said the preliminary investigation revealed that a 1993 Ford truck driven by Gregory Hinton, 42, of Choudrant, was traveling west on Hwy 821.

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Taylor lived pilot’s dream, fought in three U.S. wars

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Ira Taylor sits at his cluttered dining room table studying the directions for his latest project, a balsa wood model of an old bi-plane. The struts, he says, need to be redone.
Taylor, 89, of Ruston, knows a lot about airplanes — real ones, as well as the vast collections of models that hang from the ceiling in his bedroom and fill his hobby room downstairs.
Taylor flew combat missions in two wars and was a base engineer in a third.
“It scared the hell out of you at times,” he said about his experiences in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

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New mosquito concerns arise

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Sitting outside enjoying cool summer breezes is a favorite pastime of many North Louisiana residents. Swatting mosquitoes, however, is a constant battle when enjoying the great outdoors during summer months.
While West Nile Virus has long pushed many individuals to spritz on bug spray, Kellie Lowery, director of the local Vector Disease Control International office, said there’s a new concern this year.
“This is a disease that the (Centers for Disease Control) and World Health Organization are watching,” Lowery said.

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Succulents require special attention to thrive

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In recent years succulent plants have become popular additions to the landscape. Succulent (Latin: succos = juice, sap) plants from more than 60 families and 300 genera have evolved special thickened water-storage tissues. By making the most of scarce available moisture, succulents can survive in habitats that are far too dry for most other plants.

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Watch party set for TAC

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A watch parties for today’s World Cup match pitting Team USA against Belgium will be held at the Thomas Assembly Center on the Louisiana Tech University campus.
The match is set to start at 3 p.m.
People wanting to attend will need to provide their own food and drink.
Ruston High School soccer coach Joe Aulds and his players have been participating in indoor summer workouts with other area high schools in the Lambright Center and has incorporated game-watch parties as part of those sessions but today that group will join the festivities at the TAC.

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Diamond ’Dogs add Wells

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Louisiana Tech head baseball coach Greg Goff announced Tuesday the addition of former Mississippi State assistant, Jake Wells, as an assistant coach to the Bulldog coaching staff.
Wells, a former player under Goff at the University of Montevallo in 2004-05, comes to Tech after serving two seasons as the coordinator of camps and volunteer assistant coach at Mississippi State.

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Tech Track and Field nets 11 All-La. honors

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Louisiana Tech received 11 accolades this week as the All-Louisiana track and field marks were announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).
The team is made up of the best times in the various outdoor track and field events as provided by the national best times list and information supplied by the school sports information directors. Special awards were nominated by and voted on by SIDs, but they may not vote for someone from their own school.

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