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June 22nd, 2017

Park to open for swimming

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Lincoln Parish residents will have the opportunity to dive and cool off at the Lincoln Parish Park water beginning June 30, said Park Director James Ramsaur.
“We tested the water to make sure it is compliant with federal regulations and it’s ready to go,” he said.
Ramsaur said officials hoped to open the park up for swimming on Friday; however, Tropical Depression Cindy ruined those plans.

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Children attend vacation bible school

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Mount Olive Baptist of Grambling Inc., with the Rev. Ronnie Washinton, Pastor, recently held vacation bible school. The theme was, The Faith Run. VBS 2017 Director Deacon Julius Eiland and Assistant Director Deaconess Lolita Copeland led the event.

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T.D. Cindy forces changes for state HOF weekend

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NATCHITOCHES — Friday’s Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Golf Classic has been rescheduled for July 10 at OakWing Golf Course in Alexandria, due to the impending rain related to Tropical Depression Cindy.
All other 2017 Induction Celebration activities are continuing, said Hall of Fame Foundation CEO/President Ronnie Rantz and Hall of Fame Chairman Doug Ireland.

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LSU stays alive with win over Florida St.

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Tigers facing rematch against No. 1 Oregon State at 2 p.m. Friday
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OMAHA, Neb. — LSU senior Jared Poche’ put the Tigers in the semifinal round of the 2017 College World Series with a record-setting 39th career victory, 7-4, over Florida State on Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Poche’, who broke a tie with Scott Schultz to become LSU’s career wins leader, threw eight innings, allowing only four runs (three earned) on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
By beating Florida State (46-23), LSU (50-18) advanced to face No. 1-seed Oregon State. LSU must beat the Beavers twice to advance to the best-of-three CWS Final series.

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Alternative schedule: right choice

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Lincoln Parish schools Superintendent Mike Milstead hit the mark when he said, “We no longer live in an agrarian society.”
In other words, communities no longer depend on the whole family to farm during the summer, which means students no longer spend summertime under the sun working.
Child labor laws and “no child left behind” types of legislation have been created for today’s society once the country began to realize the importance of investing time and money into education to better the economic engine.

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Prepare for Tropical Depression Cindy

Tropical Depression Cindy set its course toward Lincoln Parish and residents can expect a lot of rain and windy conditions.
The storm, which made landfall today in southwest Louisiana, will bring between 2 to 6 inches of rain through Sunday, according to National Weather Service Models. Heavy rain and flash flooding remain a concern, local officials said.
Parish officials plan to file a declaration of emergency today, which means the parish will be able to request state resources, should they need help.

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June 21st

LAURA HEARN

Laura Hearn passed away June 16, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 9:30 AM on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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JORETTA NICHOLSON INGRAM

Joretta Nicholson Ingram, 85, of Lafayette, LA, formerly of Ruston, passed away peacefully June 20, 2017. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston, LA. Father Bill Easterling will officiate with burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5 - 7 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Joretta was born August 28, 1931 to Marshall and Ina Belle Hobgood. She was married to Thomas James Nicholson and later to James Ingram.

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REGULAR SESSION

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana. Members present were Ms. Debbie Abrahm, Mr. Otha Anders, Mr. Michael Barmore, Ms. Lisa Best, Mr. Curtis Dowling, Mr. David Ferguson, Mr. Danny Hancock, Ms. Lynda Henderson, Mr. Trott Hunt, Mr. George Mack, Jr., Mr. Joe Mitcham, and Ms. Susan Wiley.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The City of Grambling is accepting Sealed Proposals from qualified vendors for one (1) each 2017 Chassis Garbage Truck with 25 Cubic Yard Rear Loader Packers. Sealed proposals will be received no later than 3:00pm, Friday, July 14, 2017 at the City of Grambling, (c/o Pamela Stringfellow, Municipal Clerk)127 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana 71245. Proposals will not be accepted after the above date and time. A bid packet may be obtained from the City of Grambling, 127 King, Street, Grambling, Louisiana 71245. No Informational Conference / Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held.

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