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February 11th, 2014

Benefits of increasing recreation

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Each year Americans spend $646 billion on outdoor recreation. That sounds like a lot of money, but when you think of all the people you know who engage in hunting, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing, camping, hiking and canoeing, the numbers become more believable. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, more than 6 million American’s have jobs related to outdoor recreation.

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For the love of the game

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As the winter Olympics are in progress, watching these athletes perform reminds me of the endless devotion they possess in order to make the road to Sochi a possibility.
The amount of effort that has been set aside perfecting their skills and the time they have devoted to their sport is immeasurable.
Each of these athletes has sacrificed a myriad of things in their lives in order to be able to participate at an Olympic level, which includes time, money, friends, social lives and other opportunities that they had to put on the back burner for their sport.

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THE RUSTON Housing Authority

THE RUSTON Housing Authority will receive sealed bids on February 28, 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 PickUp VIN IGCD14Z0RZ27
1995 Ford F-150 XL PickUp 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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Regular meeeting

THE REGULAR meeting of the Grambling Legends Square Taxing District Commission will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.
The Regular Meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Grambling will held on Thursday, February 13, 201, at 6:00 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.
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Regular meeeting

THE REGULAR meeting of the Grambling Legends Square Taxing District Commission will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.
The Regular Meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Grambling will held on Thursday, February 13, 201, at 6:00 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.
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February 10th

Closings due to weather

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The 3rd Judicial District Judge's Office will be closed on Tuesday, and all court cases will be canceled for that day. A decision is still pending on Wednesday.
All Lincoln Parish Schools and universities will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University and Cedar Creek School have still not made a decision about Wednesday.

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Lincoln Parish Schools to close for weather

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No classes on Tuesday, Wednesday

Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell said that schools in the Lincoln Parish school system will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to just released weather information.
"We participated in the National Weather Service webinar," Bell said. "We have made the decision to cancel classes tomorrow and Wednesday. There appears to be a significant threat of ice and freezing rain, especially along the I-20 corridor."
Bell said the school year has extra instructional minutes built into it in case emergencies such as this occur.

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St. Jude Radiothon continues through Tuesday

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Louisiana Tech University nursing students Richard Ballard, left, and Tony Jackson, right, are among the volunteers at the 33rd annual St. Judy Radiothon broadcast live today and Tuesday from Ruston’s Super 1 Foods. The broadcast, over Z-107.5, continues until 6 p.m. today and is from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday. Last year’s event raised more than $125,000. To pledge, call 1-800-787-5288.

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Wintry mix expected

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Winter weather advisory begins at midnight

Lincoln Parish emergency preparedness officials are watching the skies and the weather maps today as yet another winter storm, this one likely bringing freezing rain, heads toward North Louisiana.
“We’re in for a significant winter storm that may include ice,” Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said this morning.

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LPPJ to discuss repair requests throughout parish

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will hold a Public Works Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln Parish Courthouse. Jurors will discuss several items on the agenda including requests from the City of Grambling, Town of Dubach and Village of Simsboro.

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