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January 20th, 2014

Legal Notice

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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REGULAR SESSION

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 6:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish School Board, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana. Members present were Ms. Debbie Abrahm, Mr. Otha Anders, Mr. Michael Barmore, Ms. Lisa Best, Mr. Danny Hancock, Ms. Mattie Harrison, Mr. Trott Hunt, Mr. Eddie Jones, Mr. George Mack, Jr., and Mr. Joe Mitcham.
Mr. Curtis Dowling and Ms. Lynda Henderson were absent.

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The Ruston Housing Authority

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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January 18th

Tech sponsoring MLK noon service

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The 12th annual Martin Luther King Day Noon Ecumenical Observance will be held Monday in the Ruston Civic Center.
Nationally renowned success coach and motivational speaker Steve Birdine will be the keynote speaker. Birdine will address this year’s theme, “Reaffirming the Power of Action.” The office of multicultural affairs at Louisiana Tech sponsors the event.
To exemplify the theme, this year’s event will be preceded by the service-learning project, “A Walk for Education,” led by The National Society of Black Engineers at Louisiana Tech.

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Be cautious of utility scammers

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BBB reports scam surfaces after holidays

Scammers are targeting area utility customers with threats to disconnect gas or electric service unless accounts supposedly in arrears are settled immediately with prepaid debit cards.
“What we’re finding is they’re asking for information and telling you they’ll pay your utility bill for you,” said Erica Goings, accreditation coordinator with the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Louisiana.

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Influenza virus becomes serious for North Louisiana

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Here in Ruston and Lincoln Parish there seems to be a growing trend of residents being more health conscious. However, influenza or commonly known as the flu, is still prevalent despite attempts to contain the illness.
Elizabeth Turnley, director of marketing and physician liaison for Northern Louisiana Medical Center, said like many hospitals in the region, Northern Louisiana Medical Center is seeing an increase in emergency room visits among people with the flu.

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Bicentennial quilt on display at library

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The Lincoln Parish Library is the current home for the traveling Louisiana Bicentennial Quilt, “Stitch by Stitch, Binding Together 200 Years of Louisiana History.”
After traveling around the state, the quilt will eventually be permanently displayed at the State Archives in Baton Rouge. Residents may view this artwork between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 31. 

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GSU Day to return to state capitol

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Grambling State University is proud to announce that Northern Louisiana’s “best kept secret” will strut its stuff to state legislators in the state’s capitol.
On March 18, the prestigious and renowned university will have its own day in the central part of the Sportsman’s Paradise at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Working diligently in the preparation and planning of the highly anticipated event, GSU Interim Executive Director of External Affairs Debra Johnson said some years ago that the university had a designated day at the capitol.

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Glen View Elementary Honor Roll

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Glen View Elementary has announced the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll for the third six-week grading period.
Principal’s List

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Malone named to CTB board of directors

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Community Trust Financial Corporation has announced the appointment of Shreveport resident Farrell J. Malone to its Board of Directors.

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