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November 5th, 2012

RHS, Creek set for playoffs

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’Cats face South Lafourche, Cougars meet Central Catholic
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Lincoln Parish’s two teams kick off their “second season” on Friday night.
One stays at home, another makes a long bus trip.
But both Cedar Creek and Ruston will have the same goal: remain alive in the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
The Cougars (8-2) will be on their own turf for a 7 p.m., Class 1A assignment against Morgan City-based Central Catholic (6-4).
Admission is $8.
In Class 5A, the Bearcats (5-5) journey to Galliano to meet South Lafourche (9-0) at the same time.

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’Dogs now No. 20 on BCS list

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Tech also advances to highest poll rankings
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Louisiana Tech University’s magical season got even better on Sunday.
A day after halting the University of Texas-San Antonio 51-27 in a Western Athletic Conference and homecoming battle at Joe Aillet Stadium, the Bulldogs were announced for even higher rankings in several national polls as well as the all-important BCS standings.
In fact, it was a day of “firsts” for the defending WAC champs.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SEALED BID # 2013-0006

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SEALED BID # 2013-0006
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with
AN ANNUAL SUPPLY CONTRACT OF CONCRETE METER BOXES AND LIDS FOR THE CITY OF RUSTON WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
As per specifications on file gratis:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 E. Tennessee Ave

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SCHOOL BOARD BIDS Notice to Bidders

SCHOOL BOARD BIDS
Notice to Bidders
Sealed bids will be received by the Office of School Food Service Programs Supervisor, Lincoln Parish School Board, Ruston, Louisiana, until 10 AM, December 3, 2012 at which time bids will be publicly opened for the following items on the specified date listed:
LARGE EQUIPMENT- Walk-in Freezer

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SEALED BID # 2013-0005

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SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with
THE PURCHASE OF NEW TRANSFORMERS FOR THE CITY OF RUSTON LIGHT & POWER DEPARTMENT
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631

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Haddox develops outdoor website

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Longtime North Louisiana writer to focus on area topics
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FARMERVILLE — People say that living on the lake is like waking up on vacation every day. While that might not be totally true, it’s a lifestyle that has inspired one local writer to begin a new blog and website focusing on that subject, promoting the outdoors in our region and outdoor life in general.

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Seven vie for top leader spot at Tech

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As the preferred date for presidential applications closed Nov. 1, the Louisiana Tech University community is one step closer to finding out who will be their next leader.
Dan Reneau, who has served as Tech’s president for 26 years, announced in September that he would retire from the position effective June 30, 2013.
In addition to the three early contenders for the top leadership spot, four additional individuals have applied to the position in the final days.

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U.S. rep. race

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The three candidates for U.S. representative in the Fifth Congressional District have answered questions posed by the Daily Leader about the economy, education, the budget, foreign policy and political discord. The intent is to provide readers with more information to cast their votes on Election Day Tuesday. Candidates include Clay Grant, of Boyce, Libertarian; Ron Ceasar, of Opelousas, no party; and Rodney Alexander, of Quitman, Republican (incumbent).
Responses are in alphabetical order of candidates’ last names.
• If you are elected, what would be some of your primary goals?

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RHS alumni, educators recognized

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School experiences highlighted
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CHOUDRANT — Squire Creek Country Club was filled with Ruston High School alumni, family and friends on Friday as they gathered to celebrate another year of success and honor several distinguished alumni and teachers.
While enjoying a meal, attendees heard an update from RHS Principal Mike Milstead on the current success of the school — including their recently released “A” letter grade from the state.

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Early voting numbers break local record

The big day is this week. On Tuesday, numerous Lincoln Parish residents are expected to flock to the polls to cast their votes for U.S. president, among other items on the ballot.
According to the Registrar of Voters office, a record for early voting was set in Lincoln Parish for this election. There were a total of 4,021 in-person voters, and 388 mail-in ballots have been turned in.
Percentagewise, 14 to 15 percent of registered voters cast their votes early in Lincoln Parish.
This compares with 2,638 parish residents who voted early in the 2008 presidential election

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