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July 17th, 2013

Man charged with theft

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A man is in jail after investigations connected him to two separate felony theft incidents.
Thomas Roquett Kavanaugh, 27, of Bossier City, was picked up by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office from the Caddo Parish Correctional Center after investigations connected him with the two incidents.
The first incident occurred on April 28 and the second occurred on May 19. Maj. Chad Alexander, spokesman for the LPSO, said both incidents occurred in the Vienna area, and the suspect apparently knew both victims.

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GSU names interim dean

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The head of Grambling State University’s visual and performing arts has assumed the role of interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
King David Godwin, who has worked at the university since 2007, now leads the institution’s largest college.

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Leadership Lincoln class to start in Sept.

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For those who are done following footsteps and want to make some of their own, Leadership Lincoln is the perfect place to start.
Leadership Lincoln is a program provided by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce that teaches the qualities of an effective leader and gives participants ample opportunity to make those qualities flourish.
During the nine-month program, participants get an in-depth view of community issues, tour industries that have economic impact, develop leadership skills necessary to assume leadership roles and are exposed to community involvement opportunities.

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RPAR offers fall sports leagues

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Even though it is hot outside, we are already working on our fall leagues. Our fall seasons of soccer and flag football are about to kick into high gear. Registration is currently open for both sports and you can register online at www.ruston.org/registration or in person at our office at 605 James St. (in front of Ruston High School).

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McClelland good choice for Tech

Kudos to Louisiana Tech for thinking outside of the box to find its new athletics director.
Tech introduced 31-year-old Tommy McClelland as its new AD Tuesday, raising a few eyebrows with its youthful hire.
Those eyebrows were lowered as McClelland quickly showed his charisma and polish, saying all the right things to fire up a standing-room only crowd in the Guthrie Jarrell Room of the Tech Field House.
McClelland knows one of his primary jobs will be fundraising.

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Youth ChalleNGe memorable group

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I admit I was a bit skeptical when the email arrived from Shawn Hatcher offering the services of Camp Minden’s Youth ChalleNGe Program cadets for the Louisiana Peach Festival.
With all due respect to my teenage acquaintances, we’d tried using teens at the festival before, but with only limited success. So I waited several days before responding to Hatcher, the activities director at Camp Minden.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
FELLOWSHIP WATER SYSTEM, INC.
1757 HIGHWAY 507
PO BOX 206
SIMSBORO, LA 71275
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Test showed Coliform Bacteria in Fellowship Water System
Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Even though this was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct the situation.
We routinely monitor your drinking water contaminants.

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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 P.M. CT August 13, 2013 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-140001: Wastewater Pumping and Collection Facilities Upgrade and Modifications.
A Mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on July 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Purchasing Department Conference Room.

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July 16th

McClelland takes over as Tech AD

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Louisiana Tech University President Dr. Les Guice introduced Thomas H. McClelland II as Tech’s new athletics director during a press conference Tuesday in the Jarrell Room of the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.
Pending approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, McClelland will take over for former Tech Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde, who stepped down July 1.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the Louisiana Tech Family,” said McClelland.

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Farmers Market offers ‘Taste of Summer’

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Pictured is Gene Smith, left, offering some of his freshly-made sausage to an attended Saturday’s A Taste of Summer Event at the Ruston Farmers Market. The event included a Tasting Tent, as well as music by local musicians. Pictured below are area residents looking over fresh produce that was on sale at the event.

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