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July 21st, 2014

Personnel/Benefits Committee

TO: LINCOLN Parish Police Jury
FROM: Personnel/Benefits Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Personnel/Benefits Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, June 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Present were: Hazel Hunter, Randy Roberson, Jody Backus and Nancy Wilson.
ABSENT: Joe Henderson, Chair; and Walter Pullen,
Hazel Hunter called the meeting to order and Jody Backus delivered the invocation.

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regular session

THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at its regular meeting place in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana. Present were: Theresa Wyatt, District One; Hazel D. Hunter, District Two; Bobby Bennett, District Three; Randy Roberson, District Four; David Hammons, District Five; Jody Backus; District Seven; Skip Russell, District Eight; Joe Henderson, District Nine; Nancy Wilson, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven and Ronny Walker, District Twelve.
Absent: Walter Pullen, District Six

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Shocking abuse right here at home

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The shocking headline of the July 16 Ruston Daily Leader caught my attention right away. “Man faces battery, drug charges ­— Suspect allegedly beat pregnant girlfriend.”
The story told of Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputies traveling down a local road and noticing a woman “in distress.” When they stopped her, they saw that she had blood on her right arm, bruises on her face, neck, arms and back, as well as a swollen jaw.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
Bid Announcement
Lincoln Total Community Action, Inc. will receive bids on the food items listed below. Bids will be received on or before August 1, 2014 - 3:00 PM. Food items include: Milk and Milk Products. Bids will be opened and read on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Paul E. Slaton Head Start Center, located on 1400 Oakdale Street, Ruston, LA. The Agency reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities.
/s/ Clotill Smith
Executive Director
4td: July 18, 20, 22 and 24, 2014

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CIS program builds lifelong skillsets

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a six-part series highlighting academic programs at Louisiana Tech University that are having significant impacts on the region and whose graduates are contributing to the growth of the economies, communities and competitiveness of north Louisiana.
College is just the beginning.
For students majoring in computer information systems (CIS) at Louisiana Tech University, what they learn in college will help them continue learning in the future.

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Dixie hosts Stephens’ work

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council announces a new exhibition by the artist Nina Stephens. Receptions will be held during the Dog Days of Summer events on from 7-10 p.m. July 30 at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Stephens was born in Delhi, but spent most of her life in Natchez, Mississippi. Upon moving back to Northeast Louisiana Stephens pursued her passion for painting and began to make a collection of work.

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Tech tennis adds two

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Louisiana Tech tennis head coach Chad Camper has announced the addition of Haley Ballinger and Tarrannum Handa to the Lady Techster squad.
One more signee will soon be announced to round out the eight-person roster for the team.
Ballinger, who prepped at Ouachita Christian in Monroe, will provide depth for a LA Tech team who is coming off a 15-7 overall record and a seventh-place finish in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I southern region rankings, second highest among all Louisiana programs.

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Budke gets Hall of Fame nod

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Former Techsters coach headed to women’s hoops HOF
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Former Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011, along with four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie and four others have been announced as the 2015 women’s basketball Hall of Fame class.

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Ruston Dixie All-Stars fall

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Jacob Seal, right, and the Ruston Dixie 14-and-under Dixie All-Star baseball team lost Sunday night in an elimination game of the Dixie state tournament. The Ruston team finished 2-2 in state tourney action. The Ruston Dixie 12-year-old team will begin state tourney play next weekend in Haughton.

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Help students, donate school necessities

Slightly cooler mornings recently have likely made some residents dream of fall. For students who are enjoying their summer breaks, those fall days aren’t too far away, and with them will come the start of a new school year.
Unfortunately, for some members of our community, the idea of going back to school brings an added level of stress. While school supplies are expensive for all students, they are especially expensive for those students who are currently being served by the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.

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