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February 4th, 2014

PARISH HOOPS SLATE

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Upcoming games for Lincoln Parish high school and collegiate basketball teams:
HIGH SCHOOL
(Boys)
CEDAR CREEK (4-17, 0-6): Today, home vs. Haynesville; • CHOUDRANT (15-12, 2-1): Today, Home vs. Simsboro; • GRAMBLING (13-8, 5-1): Today, home vs. La. New Tech; • NEW LIVING WORD (24-8, 4-0): Today, home vs, Downsville; • RUSTON (15-8, 3-1): Today, at Pineville; • SIMSBORO (21-6, 3-0): Today, at Choudrant
(Girls)

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Tech renews Top Dog program

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Louisiana Tech Athletics has announced the official re-launch of Top Dog Rewards Program, a social media rewards program encouraged to help fans spread the word about the Bulldog and the Lady Techster sports programs.
Fans participating have the chance to earn points for sharing and liking LA Tech Athletics Facebook posts, images and videos; retweeting LA Tech Athletics tweets; tweeting with certain hashtags; interacting with LA Tech Sports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Fans will continue to receive bonus points for posting the Facebook and Twitter messages of the day.

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Cold weather’s effects on insect populations

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With the intense cold weather we have recently experienced, a natural question to ask is what effect this will have on insects. While optimistic gardeners are hoping that it will wipe them out, especially the types we like the least like stinkbugs and mosquitoes, the truth is it will probably have a minimal effect on most insects, especially our native species.

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Jazz Ensemble to hold winter concert at Tech

The Louisiana Tech University Jazz Ensemble will present its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Howard Auditorium.
Under the direction of Lawrence Gibbs, associate professor of music at Tech, the performance will include an array of jazz music, from early swing to the latest rock and funk.
“We play a wide variety of styles and are covering over an 80 year span of jazz history during this concert,” Gibbs said.

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Show Techster support, fill the stands

Two weeks ago Tech Nation helped make Operation Sellout one of the most exciting nights of Bulldog basketball in nearly 30 years as 7,355 people packed the Thomas Assembly Center to cheer the ’Dunking Dogs on to victory.
Louisiana Tech University’s athletics department needs that kind of success again this weekend as the Lady Techsters open their season at home with a three-day, six-team, 15-game softball tournament starting Friday and running through Sunday at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.

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Eat smart Lincoln Parish

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Can you believe we are one month into the New Year! How is it going for those of you that made the New Year’s resolution to drop some unwanted pounds? Resolutions are hard to keep if you don’t have the support and encouragement from friends and family. If you are struggling with keeping your new year’s resolution or starting a healthy eating program, join the LSU AgCenter Smart Portions Class, March 20. The Smart Portions program will help you become more mindful of what you are eating while getting encouragement from other participants to stay on the right track.

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Serving with a smile

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Recently, I went through the drive-thru at the Subway on California to order food for my roommate. When I was requesting what veggies she wanted on her sandwich, the server proceeded to tell me they were out of ranch dressing and tomatoes. Being that those were half the things my roommate wanted on her sandwich, naturally, I should have been upset. But something surprised me that you don’t see too often in fast food lines.

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THE RUSTON Housing Authority

THE RUSTON Housing Authority will receive sealed bids on February 28, 2014, at 11:00AM at 615 N. Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, for the following obsolete equipment:
1979 Chevrolet 3-Ton Dump Truck VIN C16DA9V107302
1994 Chevrolet 1500 PickUp VIN IGCD14Z0RZ27
1995 Ford F-150 XL PickUp VIN IFTDF15Y75NA
1999 Ford E-150 Van VIN IFTRE1422XHA
1990 GMC C-1500 Pick Up VIN 1GTDC14HXLZ552491
1995 EXCEL-HUSTLER 440-HD 72” DUAL TRIM DECK VIN 004203
All items are sold as is. The housing authority reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to La. R.S. 9.4759, notice is hereby given, that WESTSIDE SELF STORAGE MINI WAREHOUSES, located at 821 West California Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, will sell the following described property located in the units indicated and belonging to the person named in ORDER TO ENFORCE THE PRIVILEGE CLAIMED BY THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ON MOVABLE PROPERTY.
Unit #-1711
Tamarcia Heard 1516 Robin St., Ruston, LA 71270
File cabinet, tv, cabinet.
Unit #-1620
Olvin Brewster 1520 Sikes Street, Ruston, LA 71270

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BOND 2013
NEW ARTIFICIAL TURF
L.J. "HOSS" GARRETT STADIUM
RUSTON, LOUISIANA
COMMISSION NUMBER 1310A
Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by the Lincoln Parish School Board, located at 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 PM. local time on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the 2:00 PM. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.

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