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October 19th, 2017

Legal Notice

LEGAL NOTICE
Sealed bids will be received at the Lincoln Parish School Board Child Nutrition Department, 1428 Arlington Street, Ruston, LA 71270 until 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud for the following surplus property:
Miscellaneous Kitchen Equipment

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Getting ready for the holiday season

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Christmas is coming to downtown Ruston.
About 30 merchant members of the city’s Main Street organization fanned throughout the central business district Wednesday morning wrapping 26 trees with decorative white lights.
The lights will be turned on in mid-November, along with strands city utility crews will hang over downtown streets. The early lighting came at the request of merchants who wanted the city to begin taking on a festive air prior to the Kickoff to Christmas event on Dec. 1, Haley Perot, Ruston’s Main Street director and community coordinator said.

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Annual luncheon to benefit scholarship fund

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Lincoln Parish residents will have the opportunity to buy lunch plates of chicken legs, baked beans, potato salad and a roll for $7, with proceeds going toward a Louisiana Tech University scholarship fund for non-traditional students looking to get into mechanical engineering.
The Brothers of Special Service, a nonprofit organization, will host the fourth annual luncheon from 10:30 until food runs out Friday at the KRLQ 94.1 parking lot located at 1319 North Vienna Ave.

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School looks for new location; community starts supply drive

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Head Start officials are meeting today with Lincoln Parish school system administrators to talk about possible options for housing students displaced by a Tuesday morning fire that destroyed the Head Start Center.
Head Start Executive Director Clotill Smith said Wednesday night she hopes the program for low-income pre-schoolers can be back up and running soon, but licensing regulations often take time. Any facility into which the program might move even temporarily must meet the guidelines, she said.

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Baker, Cain to unite in marriage

Steve and Judy Baker, of Choudrant, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anne-Marie Baker to Jacob Cain, of Ruston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kathleen Baker and the late Davis Baker, of Choudrant; and Hilda Lee and the late Hosey Lee, of Choudrant; and Jean and Ted Barmore, of Dubach.

Anne-Marie is a 2012 graduate of Choudrant High School, a 2016 graduate of Louisiana Tech University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.

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ExxonMobil donates to engineering programs at Louisiana Tech University

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ExxonMobil recently presented the Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science a $9,000 check to help support engineering programs at the university.
College of Engineering and Science alumni employed in leadership positions at ExxonMobil presented the donation for the civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering programs to COES Dean Hisham Hegab.

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Looking back at school district achievements

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Fall is in the air, and with fall comes the release of school and district test results from the previous year. So as we are enjoying the cooler temperatures and anxiously awaiting those scores, we pause to focus on areas of achievement as well as look at the challenges ahead.

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Grambling State football protest four years later

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College football changed forever four years ago this week.
Grambling State University football players boycotted, and later forced the university to forfeit, a football game against Jackson State University — their homecoming game that season — forever altering how athletes used their platform for protest.
Reasons for the boycott included the firing of former head coach and Grambling State alum Doug Williams, the first African American starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl, and alleged unfair treatment toward the players, a hot button issue in modern college athletics.

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Graduation goal is achievable

The University of Louisiana System set an ambitious, yet bold target for its framework that will keep the system’s nine universities competitive in 21st century higher education.
UL System president Jim Henderson recently announced one of the framework’s main objectives would raise the number of graduates to 150,000 by 2025, a 20 percent increase over recent trends.
That leaves the higher education system less than seven years to not only increase enrollment, but also funds, in order to achieve this goal.

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Students to participate in Bank of Ruston’s ‘shadow day’

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Eight Lincoln Parish high school seniors have been chosen to participate in Bank of Ruston’s “365 to Rich Shadow Day” on Oct. 25 -26.
The students are Joseph Bailey, Cedar Creek; Christall Bates, Ruston High; Kenze McGuire, Ruston High; Landon Millsap, Cedar Creek; Maritsa Olguin, Simsboro; Jacob Robbins, Cedar Creek; Benjamin Slusher, Cedar Creek; and Kevin Tamakloe, Cedar Creek.

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