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March 25th, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury has declared that the following described item owned by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury is no longer needed for public purposes:
One (1) 2008 Caterpillar 140M Motor Grader
S/N: B9M00586 Minimum Bid: $125,000.00

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March 23rd

Racing to help those facing fight against cancer

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A large group of runners and walkers gathered to enjoy the cool, rainy weather mixed with fog on Saturday morning during the first ever Wiggin’ Out 5K. The run was slated to raise funds to help patients undergoing chemotherapy who cannot afford to purchase their own wig.

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LPDC management to change

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As of July 1, the Lincoln Parish Detention Center Commission will take management of the facility back from LaSalle Southwest Corrections, which has been running the jail for a number of years.
After hearing a report during the Feb. 26 meeting from a committee designed to research the deficit and other issues at the jail, commissioners voted to table the decision until they could thoroughly read through the report.

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Renovated hotel plans

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Those traveling in the western portion of Lincoln Parish along Interstate 20 may have noticed the structure resembling a hotel is receiving a fresh new coat of paint.
However, the building was the topic of concern in several of the past City of Grambling meetings and was nearly ordered for destruction until owner Ernest Johnson, of Baton Rouge, decided to reinvest in the building and bring it up to code.

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Louisiana Tech preparing for ‘Concert in the Quad’

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Come next month, Louisiana Tech University hopes to get “mod in the Quad” with a cool and jazzy school event.
Tech’s College of Liberal Arts’ Department of Music and the Northeast Louisiana State Farm Agents will present “Concert in the Quad” to be held on April 19.

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Help make the parish beautiful

Roll up your sleeves, grab your work gloves and get ready to do a bit of spring cleaning. It’s Great American Clean-Up time.
On April 6, area residents will attack litter throughout the community as they participate in the clean-up efforts as part of Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful. The official event begins at 8 a.m. at Railroad Park in downtown Ruston, and will include food, music, line dancing and information displays.

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New methods threaten financial future

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During the early part of my sixty years of married life, my monthly pay was $216. Handouts of free government money did not exist. I worked three additional part-time jobs to have enough money to support my wife and children. I did not feel left out, nor did I dwell on my situation. We were happy and felt fortunate to be able to go to a drive-in movie two or three times a month.

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Quota thankful for community support

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Quota International of Ruston extends a heartfelt and sincere thank you to the many businesses and individuals involved in helping make our fundraiser, Timeless Traditions, a success!

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Farmers suffer in budget crunch

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As Congress and the White House continue to do battle over the budget, taxes and the time of day, farmers, like most Americans these days, find themselves on the outside looking in. But the one thing that has been consistent is the money the nation spends to support its farmers. And the fact that Congress always seems to raid it when money is tight.

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History's most important event

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Last week we discussed some points of history. The topic was simply this. What was the single greatest moment or event in the history of mankind?
We shared some major occurrences that would obviously make some lists. There are major inventions and discoveries: the wheel; electricity; paper; gunpowder and splitting the atom; telegraph and telephone; rail travel; aviation; advances in medicine; computers. There were major discoveries: the New World; travel to the moon and space travel. There were great times of development such as the Renaissance. Man saw the institution of governments in ancient times and the spread of the church due to the Emperor Constantine of Rome.

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