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October 23rd, 2012

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

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Sealed bids will be received for the State of Louisiana by the Division of Administration, Office of Facility Planning and Control, Claiborne Office Building, 1201 North Third Street, Conference Room 1-145 (South Entrance 1st Floor - 1st door on the right), Post Office Box 94095, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9095 until 2:00 P.M., Thursday, November 8, 2012.
ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY FACILITY PLANNING AND CONTROL OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.

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I,LINDA COOK, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner in and for Lincoln Parish,

I,LINDA COOK, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, hereby certifies the following to be a
true and correct list of CIVIL and/or CRIMINAL JURYS drawn, OCTOBER 15,2012, at the meeting of the Jury Commission in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
ADAMS, ANDREW B
ALLEN, BRIAN KEITH
ALLEYNE, AYANNA JANEE
AMBROSE, HELEN H
ANDERSON, EARLO
ANDERSON, PATRICIA GAILE
ARANT, TANYA LYNN
ARMSTRONG, DOYLE EDWARD
ARMSTRONG, JUSTIN PAUL
ATKINS, KNIGHTON
AUSTIN, GIOVANNI MIRANDOLA
BALL, JAMES CLAYTON
BASKIN, THOMAS D
BERGENHOLTZ, LYNN K

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October 22nd

A taste of other cultures

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Local residents can experience the food and culture of other countries this weekend without leaving town.
On Saturday, Louisiana Tech University will host its annual International Student Scholarship Night. The event is set to begin at 5 p.m. on the main floor of the Student Center.
Bijoya Chakraborty, coordinator of the Tech International Student Office, said she believes this is the 13th year that Tech has hosted the event, which typically draws between 400 and 450 attendees.

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Voting on term limits

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Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. It has been edited for space. On the Nov. 6 ballot is a proposition limiting the terms of local school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.
Right now, residents unhappy with the members of their school boards can encourage members of the community to run against the incumbents and hope the challengers win. This is difficult to do because incumbent officials historically have the advantage in running for re-election.

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Drill tests communication capabilities of agencies

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Lincoln Parish emergency response personnel, as well as parish and city officials gathered at the Louisiana Tech Argent Pavilion on Oct. 18 to conduct and participate in the second annual Lincoln Parish Interoperable Communications Drill.

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Drive 4 UR School nets $6,000

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Ruston High School student Octavius Jackson test drove a Ford truck, while Roberta Watson rode along, in the first ever Jim Taylor Ford “Drive 4 UR School” fundraiser at RHS on Friday. The community helped out by test driving cars, which earned the New Tech @ Ruston program $20 per test drive. Overall, on Friday, the fundraiser met the goal of raising $6,000 for the school. The funds are slated for various educational field trips for the students. individuals had to be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license to participate.

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October Yard of the Month

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The Ruston Garden Club has selected the home of Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Green as their October Yard of the Month.

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Reels and Chills set for Saturday at the Dixie

On Saturday, Troupe Dixie will host its Second Annual Reels and Chills movie event at The Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston. This event will kick off with a special movie feature for families beginning at 10 a.m. The magical classic “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” will be shown and free popcorn will be provided by Celebrity Theatres.
General admission tickets are $5 for children and adults and benefit Junior Auxiliary of Ruston.

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Take advantage of early voting

Many Louisiana residents will cast their votes this week for who they believe should be their president for the next four years.
Early voting for the Nov. 6 primary election begins on Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse and will run through Oct. 30, with the exception of Sunday. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lincoln Parish Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone said presidential races typically draw more local voters than any other election.
“There are many people who don’t vote in any other election except presidential,” she said.

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Hoping for some fresh air

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The war between the smokers, and everyone else, rages on. Long gone are the days that the only obstacle between the two groups was an unenclosed section in a restaurant. Today, those wishing to light up are banned from almost every enclosed structure and must even pace several feet away from certain buildings to inhale their toxic, cancer causing joysticks.

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