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July 25th, 2014

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
Sealed bids will be received at the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, LA 71270 until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud for the following surplus property:
17 Window Air Condition Units
Bid forms may be obtained from the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, LA during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 on Friday.
Danny L. Bell
Superintendent
3td: July 11, 18 & 25, 2014

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July 24th

Summer Bridge Program comes to a close at GSU

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Grambling State University’s 2014 LA GEAR UP Summer Bridge Program, “College Success Scholars — Bridges to Achievement” focused on various bridges or program components to expand and enhance students’ college and career readiness skills.
The bridges were designed to increase awareness and expectations of college while developing and enhancing knowledge and skills for academic achievement and career success.
This program has operated every year since its inception in 2005.

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Sentencing set for Snow

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The man responsible for stealing more than $50,000 from Louisiana Tech University has entered into a guilty plea and will face sentencing on Aug. 26.
Randal Chance Snow, 25, of 147 Louisiana Highway 3061, has entered into a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office.
According to recent court records, Snow changed his plea of not guilty to guilty on July 17.
Snow told the court that he understood there would be no further trial of any kind and he was waiving his right to trial by pleading guilty.

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Grambling approved for FY 2014 block grant

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The city of Grambling has been approved for the fiscal year 2014 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant.
The city was approved for funding up to $695,923. The project this money will be used for extending the sewer collection system to approximately 60 households within three target areas in the city.
This grant award is contingent upon the state’s receipt of FY 2014 LCDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In a letter sent from the Governor’s office, it stated an authorization to incur costs letter will be sent in the future.

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Whataburger to host CCA fundraiser

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On July 31, Whataburger customers can show their support for Christian Community Action by enjoying their favorite menu items, and 20 percent of Whataburger’s sales from 5 to 8 p.m. will be donated to the organization. Funds raised will go toward clothing, food and school supplies.

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Beat the heat with precaution

When it comes to children and summertime, safety is a must.
And although parents try their utmost to be as protective as necessary in today’s society there are still hidden dangers that many may overlook.
Most residents are forced to commute at least a few miles each day in their vehicles, and with many commutes children are involved in some way.
Whether it be directly — taking children to childcare, or indirectly — seeing children at the convenience store, there are several areas where all residents should take head.

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Wake up and smell the reform

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul (KY) and a few certain colleagues are paving the way to reform the criminal justice system — and there’s no other state that needs this more than Louisiana.
Louisiana has a lot of claims to fame, but being the prison capitol of the world is not one that should particularly makes us swell with pride. Our state’s incarceration rate is nearly five times Iran’s, 13 times China’s and 20 times Germany’s, according to NOLA.com.
There’s obviously a problem here, but Louisiana is only a small part of what seems to be a nationwide trend in overcriminalization.

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Loyd, McDonald to marry

Autumn LaRae Loyd and Christopher Ray McDonald, both of Choudrant, together with their parents, are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

Autumn is the daughter of Kathy Mitchell, of Ruston, and the late Ronnie Loyd. She is the granddaughter of the late Lloyd Carl Wilson, the late Mildred Pearson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Loyd.

Christopher is the son of Joyce McDonald, of Choudrant. He is the grandson of Donna Sherman, of Choudrant, and the late G.W. Sherman.

Autumn is currently employed as office coordinator with Inspirations of Ruston.

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Cheers: Walker

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Raymond D. Walker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

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GSU hosts 54th Annual Band Camp

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In 1960 Grambling State University legendary band director Conrad Hutchinson formed a band camp for high school and junior high school students. Fifty-four years later the tradition continues.
Under the direction of Larry Pannell and his band camp staff, future musicians and possibly future Gramblinites are trained to improve their musicianship.
This year the camp had 475 students who traveled from Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana to take part in marching and educational sessions.

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