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February 22nd, 2013

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., March 13, 2013 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
T-Shirts, Polo's, Visors & Messenger Bags (50012-237-13)

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February 21st

Ralph to visit GSU

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Actress, activist to speak for Black History Month
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Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will visit Grambling State University on Thursday as a part of the university’s Black History Month convocation.
Ralph is known for her ability to encourage and empower students and because the university has regularly invited “black males … we thought it would be nice to have a black female, especially because we see her as a positive role model,” said David C. Ponton, the university’s student activities dean.

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Controversy over boy’s death reaches Ruston

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News that has traveled across the globe made its way to Ruston on Wednesday afternoon as two journalists with the Russian media interviewed the Rev. Fr. Frank A. Folino, OFM, of St. Thomas Aquinas, who officiated the burial service of 3-year-old Max Alan Shatto.

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Suspect caught in the act

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The Ruston Police Department reportedly caught a would-be burglar in the act with the help of a tip from a neighbor at approximately 6:30 a.m. Feb. 20.
“We believe he stood on a trash can and broke out a window. The break alerted the neighbor who then called us,” Captain Tim Parker with RPD said. “When the police narrowed down the house, there was someone moving in the house with a flashlight so we knew there was an active burglary in progress.”

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Town looking to clean up

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Dubach aldermen discuss enforcing standards

The aldermen of Dubach took the initial steps to beautify the town during their monthly meeting on Feb. 19, as the council voted to proceed on an already established ordinance that was passed nearly three years ago.
“We have all been guilty of (being in violation) from time to time, but we need to try to clean our town up,” Mayor Robert Jensen said.

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Locals prepare for bad weather

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Entergy Corporation has called in the calvary to deal with turbulent weather expected in the area this afternoon and tonight.
Jim Pesnell, customer service manager for Entergy, said a little more than 1,000 additional restoration workers from 13 states are being staged locally and in Little Rock, Ark.
The additional workers are coming from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Virginia.

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Students prepare for testing, meet with pen pals

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February Students
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Third grade: Landry Tucker, Mario Sears, Decoreion Lewis, Messiah Lewis and Manuel Sebastian-Juan
Fourth grade: Lebranin Saulsberry, Shakya Philson, Sidney Hudson, Emma Smith, Linda Blakemore and Madison Skipper
Fifth grade: Audrio Williams, Jazemine Kennedy, Shunterrious Queen, Aryan Simmons and Destiny Buckley
Third-grade news
The third grade is pleased to announce we are a complete team again.
After a six week maternity leave, Mrs. Foster has returned just in time to finish getting her students geared up for the iLeap test.

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Tech interior design students create ‘Discovery Hospital’ exhibit

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The Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum in Monroe just became even healthier.
Six interior design students, who graduated from Louisiana Tech University in spring 2012, designed a new exhibit called “Discovery Hospital,” which opened last month.
Led by Stephanie Carwile, chair of the interior design program, students Amanda Graf, Whitney Harmon, Kate Higgs, Emily Kinel, Sarah Reuther and Jessica Slawson helped create the hospital.
The exhibit features tools used in the hospital children can interact with and different posters for kids to read and learn.

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LA Delta hosts financial aid help session

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Financial Aid season is swiftly approaching again, and interested students will need to get aid requests filed as early as possible for the best chance at receiving federal aid. To that end, Louisiana Delta Community College will host College Goal Sunday on February 24 from 2-4 p.m.
The goal of the event is to assist students with filling out their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms. Students can come out and get answers about the financial aid process and get free on-site professional assistance to complete the FAFSA.

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Enjoy some crawfish, save the babies

When it comes to Louisiana, there isn’t much better than a big platter of spicy boiled crawfish, served up with potatoes and corn — unless it’s helping a child.
Area residents have the opportunity to enjoy a hearty meal of the freshwater crustaceans and assist in raising money for the March of Dimes by participating in the 4th Annual March of Dimes Crawfish Boil and Silent Auction on March 15. The event will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Community Trust Bank Financial Center on North Trenton Street.

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