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March 21st, 2017

Choudrant diamond teams looking strong

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FARMERVILLE — Choudrant High School took a 5-1 road win at Class 3A Union Parish High School last week thanks to a big second inning for the Class B Aggies.
After scoring on a groundout in the first inning, a Brandon Russell walk and Daniel Taylor single sparked Choudrants big second inning.
Seven errors committed on the day didn’t help the UPHS effort.
Taylor single started the second-inning surge, aided by a groundout that scored both Russell and Taylor.
Taylor led the Aggies with three hits on the day.

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Diamond ’Dogs hit road to face SFA

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Louisiana Tech looks regroup and move forward as the Diamond ’Dogs return their focus towards a midweek battle with Stephen F. Austin at 6:30 p.m. today in Nacogdoches, Texas.
The ’Dogs (15-5) who started last week with wins over Grambling and nationally-ranked Lafayette, dropped three close games to Southern Miss over the weekend to start Conference USA play.
Stephen F. Austin will enter the game looking to snap a three-game losing streak themselves as the Lumberacks (8-13) dropped a three-game set to McNeese State in Southland Conference action over the weekend.

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College hoops see good seasons

It’s all right there in the numbers.
A overall record of 76-46 — that’s a winning percentage of .623. A conference record of 50-22 for a .694 winning percentage. And a home slate of 45-12 for a winning percentage of .789.
That’s the combined records of our four Lincoln Parish college basketball programs this past season and proof that this has been one of the best overall seasons for the tandem of Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities for decades.

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March 20th

ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO THIRTY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS ($34,000,000) OF SALES TAX INCREMENT REVENUE AND REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2017, OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, PARISH OF LINCOLN, STATE OF LOUISIANA; PRESCRIBING THE FORM, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUCH BONDS AND PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF; AUTHORIZING A PAYING AGENT AGREEMENT WITH THE PAYING AGENT; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

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SEALED BID

SEALED BID # 2017-18
The Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 will be accepting SEALED BIDS until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with a
36-MONTH BUY-BACK LEASE OF TWO (2) NEW HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS WITH AUTOMATED ARM AND DUMP BODY MOUNTED
As per specifications on file gratis:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270

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SEALED BIDS

The City of Ruston will receive sealed bids for CENTRAL STATION PARKING LOT until 2:00 P.M. CST, on April 18, 2017. All sealed bids shall be mailed or delivered to the City of Ruston, Attn: Purchasing Office, 701 E. Tennessee Ave., Ruston, Louisiana 71270. Proposals shall be designated as “Sealed Bid - CITY OF RUSTON, CENTRAL STATION PARKING LOT.” Bids received after the 2:00 p.m. deadline will be returned via certified mail to the bidder unopened. On this date and specified time, bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

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NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with L.R.S. 3:1609 and LAC 7:XV.314 (A), the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, Louisiana Boll Weevil Eradication Commission, has established a boll weevil eradication zone, the Louisiana Eradication Zone, consisting of all the territory within the state of Louisiana. Notice is further given that all producers of commercial cotton in Louisiana are required to participate in the boll weevil eradication program, including cost sharing, in accordance with the Boll Weevil Eradication Law and regulations.

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Regular Session

The Village of Choudrant Zoning Commission will meet in Regular Session on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will take place at Village Hall, 3911 Elm Street. A Public Hearing will be held to consider amending Ordinance Number 65 of the Village of Choudrant (The “Zoning Ordinance”) to establish the B-8 Midtown Zoning District, delineating its boundaries, specifying land uses therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto. All those interested in attending are welcome.
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Man dies in house fire

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Simsboro man perishes in his home

A Simsboro man died Saturday night in a fire that destroyed his Davis Road home.
Felton Cockerham, 77, was believed to have been trying to get out of structure but was unable to do so, Chief Kevin Reynolds, with the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1, said this morning. Cockerham was the only occupant of the house.
Reynolds said the fire appears to have started from heating equipment. The frame house, located about eight miles south of Simsboro, apparently did not have working smoke detectors, Reynolds said.

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Joe Woods’ Wildwood Express Showcase on tap for Saturday

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On Saturday, the 11th annual Joe Woods Wildwood Express Showcase will be hosted by the Dixie Center for the arts.
Beginning at 6 p.m., the show will celebrate the life and legacy of Joe Woods, Mary Ann Woods, widow of Joe Woods, said.
“He had a soft spot for people in need,” Mary Ann Woods said. “He would organize the women who attended to make food and they would sell it at the service station next door.
Then he would give the money to whoever needed it most. He was very generous.

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