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January 20th, 2014

Community celebrates King

Nearly 50 years have passed since the infamous “I Have a Dream” speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. during the “March on Washington.”
During this nationally recognized holiday, our local community is joining together to show their support for King.
Louisiana Tech University will hold a noon service today in the Ruston Civic Center, which will be preceded by a service-learning project titled “A Walk for Education,” and will be led by the university’s National Society of Black Engineers chapter.

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Remembering a great man

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Laughter through tears.
It was something I experienced a lot over the past weekend — something many journalism types from all over the country experienced as they paid tribute to one the field’s giants — late Louisiana Tech journalism department chair Wiley Hilburn.
Scores of Tech graduates returned to Ruston over the weekend to pay their last respects to Hilburn, who died Thursday at the age of 75. All for a need to give a final tribute to the man who formulated the careers of those students who passed through the halls of Keeny Hall to learn from a legend.

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Marjorie Malone DeSordi

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Marjorie Malone DeSordi died January 17, 2014, at Alpine Gamble Guest Care where she had been a resident for the past four years. She was born January 28, 1919, in Arizona, LA to Perry and Vera Robinson Malone, and was a life long resident of that community. She was a life member of the Arizona Methodist Church, a Sunday School teacher, and an Administrative Board member for many years. Marjorie attended elementary school at the Nicholson Academy in Arizona and Lisbon High School in Lisbon, LA where she graduated as Salutatorian of her senior class in 1936.

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Calvin A. Lemke

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Services for retired Louisiana Tech University Civil Engineering professor, Calvin A. Lemke, age 92, will be held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Temple Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Reggie Bridges and Rev. Dale Oden officiating. Local arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Burial will be later in the week at the Rosemound Cemetery in Waco, TX. Calvin was born in Waco, Texas, on August 25, 1921 and went to be with our Lord on January 18, 2014 in Ruston.

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Legal Notice

THE RUSTON Housing Authority will receive sealed bids on January 31, 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 Pick Up VIN IGCD14Z0RZ27
1995 Ford F-150 XL Pick Up 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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REGULAR SESSION

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 6:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish School Board, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana. Members present were Ms. Debbie Abrahm, Mr. Otha Anders, Mr. Michael Barmore, Ms. Lisa Best, Mr. Danny Hancock, Ms. Mattie Harrison, Mr. Trott Hunt, Mr. Eddie Jones, Mr. George Mack, Jr., and Mr. Joe Mitcham.
Mr. Curtis Dowling and Ms. Lynda Henderson were absent.

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The Ruston Housing Authority

The Ruston Housing Authority will receive sealed bids on January 31, 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 Pick Up VIN IGCD14Z0RZ27
1995 Ford F-150 XL Pick Up 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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January 18th

Tech sponsoring MLK noon service

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The 12th annual Martin Luther King Day Noon Ecumenical Observance will be held Monday in the Ruston Civic Center.
Nationally renowned success coach and motivational speaker Steve Birdine will be the keynote speaker. Birdine will address this year’s theme, “Reaffirming the Power of Action.” The office of multicultural affairs at Louisiana Tech sponsors the event.
To exemplify the theme, this year’s event will be preceded by the service-learning project, “A Walk for Education,” led by The National Society of Black Engineers at Louisiana Tech.

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Be cautious of utility scammers

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BBB reports scam surfaces after holidays

Scammers are targeting area utility customers with threats to disconnect gas or electric service unless accounts supposedly in arrears are settled immediately with prepaid debit cards.
“What we’re finding is they’re asking for information and telling you they’ll pay your utility bill for you,” said Erica Goings, accreditation coordinator with the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Louisiana.

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Influenza virus becomes serious for North Louisiana

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Here in Ruston and Lincoln Parish there seems to be a growing trend of residents being more health conscious. However, influenza or commonly known as the flu, is still prevalent despite attempts to contain the illness.
Elizabeth Turnley, director of marketing and physician liaison for Northern Louisiana Medical Center, said like many hospitals in the region, Northern Louisiana Medical Center is seeing an increase in emergency room visits among people with the flu.

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