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November 28th, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
A public hearing will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, before the December, 2016 Monthly meeting of the Mayor and the Council at 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana. The following Ordinances will be considered for adoption:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF GRAMBLING FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2016 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016 PURSUANT TO LA. R.S. 39:1310 AND 39:1311; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ALL MATTERS RELATIVE THERETO.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, will conduct a Public Hearing for the purpose of reviewing the Proposed Budget for the year 2017 of the Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish. Said Public hearing will be held in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, will conduct a Public Hearing for the purpose of reviewing the Proposed Budget for the year 2017 of the Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish. Said Public hearing will be held in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

A public hearing will be held on December 1, 2016, before the 2016 monthly meeting of the Grambling Legends Square Taxing District Commission at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana. The following Ordinance will be considered for Adoption:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE GRAMBLING LEGENDS SQUARE TAXING DISTRICT
LEVYING A TWO AND ONE-HALF PERCENT (2.5%) HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX

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SEALED BIDS

Sealed bids for the following project will be received by the Purchasing Department of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 P.M. local time on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud in the in the office of the Purchasing Director. Bids received after the 2:00 P.M. deadline will be returned via certified mail to the bidder unopened.
PROJECT: CONSTRUCTION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE

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GSU students support the Bayou Classic

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NEW ORLEANS — Grambling State University students Robert Bailey Jr., Shelby Prout and Que Robinson weren’t on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome football field for a single play Saturday, but each had an impact on the Bayou Classic matchup between Grambling State University and Southern University.

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Ruston churches aid in Operation Christmas Child

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Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first present they have ever received. The goal for 2016 internationally is 12 million. For the United States, the goal is 9.5 million shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.

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Groups awarded grants

Three Lincoln Parish groups have won grants from the Living Well Foundation.
Life Choices of North Central Louisiana, MedCamps of Louisiana and Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center were among the 17 agencies awarded funding from the West Monroe-based foundation.

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Domestic violence and the holidays

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Tanya, 34, and her children, Dakota, 9, and Ariel, 5, arrived at the local shelter three days before Christmas. Tanya’s husband, Dean, grew up in a home with a violent father. Dean vowed he would never be like that and most of the time, he was kind and fun-loving.
However, every Christmas, Dean seemed to become a different man. He drank more, he was short-tempered, and he frightened the children by throwing things when he was angry, or threatening them and their mother.

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Still counting after four days

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Thanksgiving morning, I updated my Facebook cover photo with an image that urges folks to “Count Your Blessings.” It’s a black-and-white illustration that’s completely filled with tally marks. You know, those simple lines clustered in groups of five.
Being the curious — and literal — person that I am, I decided to count all those marks. I came up with a total of 230, with some additional marks peeking over the bottom of the frame, almost hidden but with a promise of things to come. Hmmmm. I had thought the total would be higher.

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