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July 4th

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF RUSTON

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CITY OF RUSTON
Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by the Purchasing Department of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 P.M. local time on July 26, 2011. Shortly thereafter, the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Purchasing Agent’s office. Bids received after the 2:00 P.M. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF RUSTON

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CITY OF RUSTON
Sealed bids for the following project will be received by the Purchasing Department of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 10:00 A.M. local time on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud in the office of the Purchasing Agent. Bids received after the 10:00 A.M. deadline will be returned via certified mail to the bidder unopened.
PROJECT: Lewis Street Improvements

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July 3rd

LEGAL NOTICE Lincoln Parish Housing Program

LEGAL NOTICE
Lincoln Parish Housing Program will be taking names of persons interested in placing an application on the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. If you are in need of rental assistance and would like to make an application, please mail the following information on a plain sheet of paper.
(1) Your name (2) Your mailing address (3) Your social security number (4) Your signature.

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July 2nd

LPSO moves to add more eyes

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Push started to reactivate, revitalize Neighborhood Watch programs
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Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone is looking to take something old, polish it up and make it new again.
Stone, then a deputy, originated the Lincoln Parish Neighborhood Watch program in the late 1980s. He said the program has been successful over the years and is an asset to law enforcement, but that many people in the parish don’t realize it exists.

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Going out with a bang

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MCH President, CEO DeVille retires
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The Methodist Children’s Home on Thursday presented its annual Fourth of July patriotic celebration program.
It was the last day on the job for retiring President and CEO Terrel J. DeVille, who has worked with the home for 43 years.

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Man hurt in wreck charged

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The driver of a one motor vehicle crash on Interstate 20 Thursday has been charged in connection with the accident.
William C. Collins, 23, of Calhoun, faces charges of careless operation and no seatbelt after crashing his 2007 Chevrolet pick-up truck on Interstate 20 westbound near the Simsboro exit.
The Lincoln Parish 911 office received an emergency call at 1 p.m. Thursday and when deputies arrived at the scene they reported finding the driver was on the ground outside of the vehicle, said Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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Area remembering Bill Carter

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Former broadcaster, La. Tech professor died Thursday
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He was labeled as a “one of a kind,” and Lincoln Parish is mourning his loss.
Area residents are fondly remembering William S. “Bill” Carter of Ruston, who passed away Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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LPDC budget strained

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Levy: Increase in felony arrests equals greater costs
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Lincoln Parish felony arrests have more than doubled in the last decade.
According to Third Judicial District Attorney Bob Levy, there were 314 felony cases that came before his office in 1991. But by 2010, that number had jumped to 650.
“The population hasn’t doubled,” Levy said. “We’ve just had more serious drug arrests.”
Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone attributes the increase in arrests in large part to a combined record management system, which makes it possible for officers who encounter a suspect to see if they have a warrant with another law enforcement agency.

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Reaching the hot corner

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Head coach Eddie Parkman (left) of the Louisiana District 5 team signals for Cade Thomason to hold up at third base before later scoring a run in a 15-5 victory over the Baton Rouge White Sox at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park on Friday night. Thomason had a home run, single and run batted in to help the “5” team improve to a 19-3 record.

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Clark, Brasuell finish No. 1

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RHS javelin-throwing duo gains titles at Baton Rouge meet
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Ruston High School’s track and field program is continuing a strong tradition for making a big mark in the javelin-throwing event.
From the likes of Patrick Ramsey, Anna Lyons, Carrie Lantrip and Bert Jones, the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats have had their fair share of high-ranking individuals in that specialty.
Now, Ali Brasuell and Kristen Clark are keeping the winning trend going after their performances at the 2011 USATF Southern Association Championships held recently in Baton Rouge.
Both came away with titles in their divisions.

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