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June 23rd, 2016

RHS’ White earns 5A All-State honors

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Ruston High School outfielder Seth White earned first-team honors as the Class 5A All-Louisiana Baseball Team was announced today.
White batted .460 this season.
Senior pitcher Cade Gibson earned All-State honorable mention and joined White and senior outfielder Michael Courtney as first-team District 2-5A selections.
Sophomore pitcher Sam Baldwin, sophomore catcher C.J. Willis, and junior DH Reed Sexton were second team District 2-5A selections while shortstop Kasten Furr and pitcher Trysten Dowdy earned 2-5A honorable mention.

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Ability to motivate enhanced Joseph Richard’s career

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the eighth story in a series leading up to the 2016 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held Saturday at the Natchitoches Event Center.
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Janice Joseph Richard fashioned the crowning achievement of her basketball career after being dealt a potential career-ending blow.
Arguably the lowest point in her life was when she had to step down as the head women’s basketball coach at NCAA Division I San Jose State in 2006 because of breast cancer. From that abyss, she found new life back in Louisiana and her hometown of Alexandria.

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Ruston native to hold book signing

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Ruston native Tom Aswell, who began his journalistic career 50 years ago this year at the Ruston Daily Leader, will appear at the Louisiana Peach Festival Saturday to sign his latest book, “Bobby Jindal: His Obsession and Destiny.”
Aswell will be sharing a table with Fred Mulhearn, a Winnsboro native, but also a long-time resident of Ruston who only recently moved back to Ruston.
Mulhearn will be signing his book, “Life in Looziana,” a book of Louisiana political cartoons.

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Keep Louisiana Beautiful sets state conference

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Keep Louisiana Beautiful is holding its 2016 Annual State Conference in Baton Rouge, at the Galvez Conference Center on Sept. 28-29.
The conference marks the yearly culmination of the most up-to-date information and expert resources on litter, recycling and state beautification.

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State legislature enters D-Day

It’s D-Day for Louisiana.

“D” as in decision — a decision of much importance to Grambling State and Louisiana Tech universities.

As the special session for Louisiana’s Legislature wraps up today, still to be finalized is how much of a budget cut health and education programs will have to take in the fiscal year beginning July 1.

But it appears no matter the outcome, the House and Senate will fall far short of the revenue goal set by Gov. John Bel Edwards to fill a $600 million budget gap.

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Peach Fest frenzy hits Ruston

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Feel the frenzy? It’s in the air. The Peach Festival frenzy has finally hit Ruston.
The annual celebration honoring our adored city icon is only a day away.
I attended my first Peach Festival last year.
I smelled the sweetness, I felt the peach fuzz and I tasted its syrupy nectar.
It was desirable — even though I am not a huge fan of the fruit.
The 2015 festival broke a world record as well: the Guinness World Record’s largest peach cobbler ever made.
It was pretty big.
I hung out with one of my favorite New Orleans bands, Dash Rip Rock.

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June 22nd

Meeting

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at its regular meeting place in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana. Present were: Theresa Wyatt, District One; Hazel D. Hunter, District Two; Bobby Bennett, District Three; David Hammons, District Five; Walter Pullen, District Six; Jody Backus; District Seven; Skip Russell, District Eight; Joe Henderson, District Nine; Nancy Wilson, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven and Annette Straughter, District Twelve.
Absent: Randy Roberson, District Four

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Solid Waste Committee

TO: Lincoln Parish Police Jury
FROM: Solid Waste and Recycling Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Solid Waste and Recycling Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, May 10, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Walter Pullen, Chair; David Hammons, Jody Backus, and Sharyon Mayfield.
ABSENT: Randy Roberson
Walter Pullen called the meeting to order and delivered the invocation.
David Hammons offered a motion, seconded by Sharyon Mayfield, to approve the Agenda. The motion carried with the following votes:

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Bids

INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish until Friday,
July 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m. at its office in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana, for furnishing:
ITEM 1: PORTABLE HOLDING PENS
Only bids submitted on Bid Forms will be accepted. Bid Forms and Specifications may be obtained from the office of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, P.O. Box 979, Ruston, Louisiana 71273-0979. Bids can also be submitted electronically at WWW.CENTRALBIDDING.COM.
The Police Jury reserves the right to reject any or all bids for just cause.
Lincoln Parish Police Jury

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Bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be accepted in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT July 20, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-160007: Supplemental HVAC and Plumbing Manpower
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid conference will be held on July 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.. at the address stated above.

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