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September 22nd, 2016

Notice

Legal Notice
Bienville Parish Ward 7 Fire Protection District
Part-Time Assistant Fire Chief / Training Officer

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Sealed Bids : Buses

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Transportation Department
2948 Woodward Avenue
Ruston LA 71270
318-255-6079 FAX 318-255-6084
LEGAL NOTICE
Advertising for Bids
Sealed bids will be received by the Lincoln Parish School Board, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, until 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at which time the bids will be opened and read aloud for the following:
7 - 2018 or later year model new conventional school buses
and
1-- 2018 or later year model new special education bus.

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Notice of Special Election

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

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Mary Carpenter

Memorial Service for Mary Frances Hollis Heard Carpenter (Wawee), will be held Sunday, September 25, 2016, Bro. Johnny Hankins officiating. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM, service at 2:00 PM at the Dubach First Baptist Church.

She was born in Bernice, Louisiana, December 25, 1922 and died peacefully in her sleep on September 14, 2016 at Alpine Guest Care & Gamble Rehab in Ruston, Louisiana, where she had received loving and compassionate care the last years of her life.

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Jeffrey McKinnie

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Graveside services for Jeffrey Marshall McKinnie, age 63, of Ruston were held Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Farmerville City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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Lincoln Parish Library Control Board discusses book donation procedure

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The Lincoln Parish Library Control Board heard from a local author about the donation of her book, “31 Promise Day Prayer and Encouragement Journal for Parents and Caregivers of Autistic Children” when they met Wednesday afternoon.
Donna Miles, IEP facilitator for the parish, said she wrote the book because of the growing number of autistic children being born in the country.

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National site selectors tour parish

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Event showcases economic strengths
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Site selectors for some of the nation’s most prestigious companies say their stop in Ruston on Wednesday gave them the chance to see first-hand how the community has parlayed its strengths into industrial growth.
The city played host to five site selectors from across the country during the North Louisiana Economic Partnership’s annual Site Selectors Familiarization Tour.
The tour continues today with stops in Monroe.

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Challenges for Tech soccer

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team faces a big challenge this week having to go up against the two teams picked to finish first and second in the Conference USA preseason poll.
Starting off will be a home matchup against Rice at 7 p.m. today at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex. The team will then travel to the Lone Star State where they will take on North Texas at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mean Green Soccer Stadium.

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Film sparks needed discussion

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“Agents of Change” started a much- needed conversation.
The documentary that examines race-related conditions on college campuses was recently shown at the Dixie Center for the Arts as part of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
“Agents of Change” specifically highlights protests at San Francisco State in 1968 and at Cornell University in 1969.

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Enrollment increase helps community

A total of 17,277 college students are in Lincoln Parish this fall.
Both Grambling State and Louisiana Tech Universities saw increase in enrollment with Tech setting a new record.
For GSU, 4,863 students enrolled in the fall of 2016.
That is a 7 percent increase from last year’s totals, exceeding the expectations of administration.
In addition to the increase in overall student enrollment, GSU saw a jump of 36 percent more incoming freshmen enrolling at GSU.
GSU accepted 866 freshmen for the fall semester.
Tech, on the other hand, made history on Wednesday.

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