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January 15th, 2014

Tech football signing day social set for Feb. 5

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Louisiana Tech’s annual Signing Day event will take on a new flavor this year with the same great information on the Bulldogs’ newest players. Set for 4 p.m. Feb. 5, this year’s event will be an afternoon social at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center with head coach Skip Holtz and his staff introducing LA Tech’s signees.
Football color analyst Teddy Allen will emcee the afternoon event with Coach Holtz and the rest of the staff on hand to discuss the most recent signing class with highlight clips to complement the discussion.

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Lady Techsters hit road to renew ties with Rice

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During their time together in the Western Athletic Conference, Louisiana Tech and Rice developed an intense rivalry in women’s basketball as the Lady Techsters and Owls played some memorable games.
Eight years removed from the last time the two programs met as conference foes, Louisiana Tech ventures into Tudor Fieldhouse — formerly known as Autry Court before recent renovations — looking for its first Conference USA win.
The two teams will tip off at 7 p.m. tonight.

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GSU’s Miller named SWAC Player of Week

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Grambling State University junior guard Joanna Miller has been selected as the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Miller helped lead GSU to its first two wins in conference play while leading all scorers in three of the Lady Tigers last four matches.
For the week, she averaged 31.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game. Miller knocked down 43 percent from the floor and 90 percent from the free-throw line.

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Grambling Lab hoops teams defeat Cedar Creek

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GRAMBLING — Cedar Creek and Grambling Laboratory High School started off their District 1-1A basketball seasons Monday with the Kittens and Lady Kittens each coming away with wins.
The Lady Kittens (3-10, 1-0) won 45-24 over the Lady Cougars (8-13, 0-1) with Amber Collinsworth leading the way with 15 points and 11 rebounds along with two steals and two blocked shots.

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Annual Furry Fun Walk planned

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Ruston Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to host the Eighth Annual Furry Fun Walk.
The free event is scheduled to get underway at 9:30 a.m. March 8. The community and their four-legged friends are encouraged to come out and enjoy the natural trails for a stroll through Huckleberry Trails Park and Nature Area on Magnolia. A leash is required for all dogs and they must be up to date on their shots.

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Women invited to open house

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In connection with a worldwide Global Open House, Piney Hills Harmony Chorus is holding a local open house and inviting women of all ages who enjoy singing. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston at 212 N. Bonner.

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Changes proposed to zoning codes

When Ruston’s zoning commission adopted the current zoning code in 2012, the panel promised residents it would be constantly re-examining the code for necessary changes, and would bring those changes to the community as expeditiously as possible.
That process has come to its fruition. Last week, the commission got its first official look at a list of 52 proposed updates to the code — each one of which lessens the code’s existing restrictions.

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Remembering Mickey McHale

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The summer of 2002 was everything you’d figure a Ruston summer to be: hot and hotter. But the temperature wasn’t the only boiling point.
After months of background work, a newly incorporated political action group called LINCPAC was about to launch a door-to-door campaign trying to get enough signatures to put the question of allowing local restaurants to sell liquor by the drink on the ballot.

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Sealed bids

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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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF BOND SALE
$8,000,000 OF GENERAL OBLIGATION SCHOOL BONDS, SERIES 2014 OF
RUSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF THE
PARISH OF LINCOLN, STATE OF LOUISIANA
Sealed bids or electronic bids via PARITY7
will be received until 1:00 o'clock p.m., Central Time (Louisiana Time), on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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