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September 18th, 2017

Notice to Bidders

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office, P.O. Box 3157 T.S., 408 Keeny Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M., October 9, 2017 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Post-Event Cleaning Services (50012-387-18):
Specifications and bid documents for the above may be obtained from the Director of Purchasing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; phone 318-257-4205 or fax request to 318-257-3772.

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Legal Notice

LEGAL NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PRFOPOSALS
FOR
AUDITING SERVICES
Lincoln Total Community Action, Ins. is requesting proposals for independent auditing services from certified public accounting firms to audit and prepare financial statements for Head Start Program Year ending November 30, 2017.

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LINCOLN PARISH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 1 CIVIL SERVICE BOARD NOTICE OF A COMPETITIVE FIREFIGHTER/OPERATOR EXAMINATION

LINCOLN PARISH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 1 CIVIL SERVICE BOARD
NOTICE OF A COMPETITIVE FIREFIGHTER/OPERATOR EXAMINATION
A written examination will be given in approximately ninety (90) days, on a competitive basis to approved applicants for the purpose of placing names on the competitive employment list for the class of Firefighter/Operator in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Law and the rules of the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Civil Service Board.

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Ordinance No. 1709

ORDINANCE NO. 1709 OF 2017
AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE "COOKTOWN ROAD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, STATE OF LOUISIANA;" DEFINING THE BOUNDARIES THEREOF FROM WHICH AREA LOCAL SALES TAX INCREMENTS WILL BE DETERMINED AND USED TO FINANCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND AS AUTHORIZED BY PART II OF CHAPTER 27 OF TITLE 33 OF THE LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES OF 1950, AS AMENDED; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING

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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:

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Local agencies partake in biggest pet rescue effort in Northeast Louisiana

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Seven area animal control and rescue agencies are joining together in what agency officials say is the biggest rescue effort ever in Northeast Louisiana. Some 141 dogs and cats, including Jacks, shown here getting a bath, will be loaded onto transport vehicles in Ruston on Tuesday bound for new adoptive homes in California. Jacks is one of eight dogs accepted from Ruston Animal Control. Volunteers helped bath and ready the dogs on Saturday. From left are Jayden Shipley, Mason Thompson, both of West Monroe; Britney Hammons, of Jackson Parish, and Stephanie Judd, from West Monroe.

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Jobless rate lowest since 2008

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Dejoie: Job market experiences improvement

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has now declined for four consecutive months according to data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
Continuing its improvement from July, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point to 5.2 percent. The last time the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was lower than 5.2 percent was August 2008. This figure is 0.9 percentage points lower from the same time period a year ago.

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GSU high school day attracts thousands

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Madison Harris of Houston was one of more than 2,300 students visiting Grambling State University’s High School Day Saturday, experiencing what it means to be a Grambling Tiger.
“This is my first time here, and everything was really nice,” said Harris, a senior at Lamar High School. “I’m looking forward to more information about the school, and to see the environment.”
As a member of the cheer team, Harris traveled to high school day with cheer team and coach Travis Matthews, an alumna of GSU.

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Local residents turns 105 today

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At 105, Agnes “Chi Chi” Grafton likes to stay busy.
She exercises three to five times a week and plays Bingo almost every afternoon.
“I like to do most anything that comes along,” Grafton, a Ruston native, said.
Today is Grafton’s birthday.
“I was born and raised in Ruston,” she said. “I have had a wonderful life and I have enjoyed it very much.”
She attended Louisiana Tech University, and after graduation began to teach school in Ruston before she married her husband and moved to Bernice.

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DART training educates and chills

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Editors Note: This is the second of a two part series on Collaboration is the Key.
In Part I of my column about DART’s 17th Annual Collaboration is the Key training conference, I described the first part of the day, in which participants learned about protective orders (or restraining orders), as well as new updates in domestic violence laws in Louisiana.
In Part II, I will be discussing the presentations on Internet Crimes Against Children and Adults, and Human Trafficking.

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