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July 28th, 2016

Library names lower elementary winner of contest

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“Roselle, The Pink Dolphin”
By Ashleigh Harrison
Once upon a time there was a little pink dolphin and her name was Roselle Belle. She lived in Fellowship Pond near Dubach, Louisiana. The pond was very beautiful and shady because there were many pine trees growing there. Roselle’s favorite food was fish and her favorite fish was bass. She was the only dolphin living in the pond and she was all alone because she had no friends or family that lived there.

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City celebrates Celebrity Drive revamp

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Ruston officials, joined by representatives of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, marked the official opening of a revamp section of Celebrity Drive on Wednesday.

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Choudrant VFD announces gun raffle winner

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Each week the Choudrant Volunteer Fire Department raffles off a firearm. Each ticket is $100 and is good for an entire year.
Pictured is Whit McMullin, left, with his Remington R1.
Weekly winners are determined by the Louisiana Lottery Pick 3 on Saturday evenings. For more information contact the Village of Choudrant at 768-4111.

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Gallot solid choice as GSU president

The “revolving door” will hopefully stop spinning soon at Grambling State University as former state legislator Rick Gallot was chosen to be the new president of GSU.
The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors unanimously chose the GSU alumus to become the 10th president Tuesday during a special meeting.
The pick came 26 days after Willie Larkin, former GSU president, resigned from his post after a one-year tenure.
GSU has had 10 presidents in 25 years.

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Grambling finds success in camp

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Mariuntaye Buggs has the right attitude in life.
The 14-year-old Grambling resident, who goes by “Taye,” said the key to a successful life is never giving up.
“You won’t get anywhere in life if you give up,” he said confidently. “That’s just the way it is.”
Mariuntaye made this inspirational comment among more than 40 fourth- through 12th- grade campers at the Cornelius Dunaway Basketball Camp recently held at Grambling State University’s Intramural Recreation Facility.

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July 27th

Bid Notice

BID NOTICE
Lincoln Total Community Action, Inc. will receive bids on the food items listed on or before July 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM. Food items include - Milk and Milk Products.
Bids will be opened and read on Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:00 AM at the Paul E. Slaton Head Start Center, 1400 Oakdale Street, Ruston, LA 71270.
The Agency reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities.
s/Clotill Smith
Executive Director
4td: July 20, 22, 25 & 27, 2016

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Sealed Bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Office of Purchasing, Room 408, Keeny Hall on the Louisiana Tech University Campus, Post Office Box 3151, Ruston, Louisiana 71272, until 2:00 P.M. on August 18, 2016.
ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY, PURCHASING OFFICE, OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.
FOR: RE-ROOF ROBERT H. RAWLE ENTERPRISE CENTER

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Ira Taylor

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Funeral services for Ira Thomas Taylor, Sr., 91, of Ruston, LA will be held Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10 AM at the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Rev. Bob Deich will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston.

Ira Thomas (Tom) Taylor (Lt. Col, Ret., USAF) died Monday, July 25, 2016, in Ruston, LA at the age of 91 after battling cancer.

He was born in Cisco, TX on July 17, 1925 to Ira Mae and John Thomas Taylor and spent his early years in and around the Cisco area.

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Gallot named GSU president

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Former state legislator Rick Gallot, of Gramblng, is the new president of Grambling State University.

Gallot, 50, was unanimously selected as the school’s 10th president Tuesday during a special meeting of the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors in Baton Rouge. The former state senator, representative and GSU alumnus was one of the two finalists for the job.

Gallot’s selection comes 26 days after former GSU President Willie Larkin resigned after one year on the job.

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Community members receive mentor certification

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More than 24 Lincoln and Union Parish law enforcement, educators and church leaders spent six hours training to become Teach One to Lead One certified mentors Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Safety Complex.
Felisha Hunter, Teach One to Lead One global program manager, said the community mentor program teaches universal principles of Christian scripture to at-risk students toward a life of purpose.
Teams of certified community mentors will lead at-risk children through the 14-week program.

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