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May 27th, 2016

SEALED BIDS

Specifications for Providing Gasoline To
Lincoln Parish School Board
Sealed bids will be received in the Office of the Maintenance Facility, 1428 Arlington Street, Ruston, LA 71270 until 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 for the following:
Equipment Design:

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SEALED BIDS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Maintenance Facility, 1428 Arlington Street, Ruston, LA, until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud for the following items for Lincoln Parish Schools for the 2016-2017 session in accordance with specification:
Gasoline and Diesel

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PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, concerning proposed Ordinance No. 348-16-(0). “An ordinance Authorizing Claim of Ownership of Adjudicated Property Parcel No. 29184507011 in accordance with LA R.S. 47: 2236 et seq.” said hearing to be held in the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Meeting Room in the Lincoln Parish Courthouse, 100 West Texas Avenue, Ruston, La. 71270. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Courtney Hall
Parish Administrator
2td: May 27 & June 3, 2016

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Bulldogs batter Charlotte, 13-3

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Facing elimination in the 2016 Conference USA Championship, Louisiana Tech quickly put an end to any doubts when the Bulldogs put up double-digit numbers for the second day in a row thanks to a season-high 18 hits to run-rule Charlotte, 13-3, in a shortened eight-inning contest Thursday morning at Pete Taylor Park.
The Bulldogs avoided elimination with the win and will advance to face Florida Atlantic, which fell to Rice Thursday night, at 3 p.m. today at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg.
Charlotte became the first team eliminated from this year’s tournament.

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Tech’s Adams advances to NCAA Championships

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Louisiana Tech senior Mia Adams punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in the long jump as action began Thursday at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville.
Adams top mark was set on her second of three attempts but her advancing spot was far from secure at that point.

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Garr to be keynote speaker at GSU Gala

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Former Grambling State University baseball standout Ralph Garr, who went on to win a National League batting championship, will be the keynote speaker as the Ruston chapter of the Grambling University National Alumni Association holds its fifth annual Scholarship Gala.
The gala, themed “Sowing Seeds for Scholars,” will honor leadership donors and scholarship recipients, will be held at 7 p.m. June 4 in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Center on the GSU campus.

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Summer camps offered at Idea Place

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Bricks 4 Kidz offered for wide age range
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School has ended for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that learning has to end, too.

Bricks 4 Kidz, an educational organization that helps children learn through the use of LEGO bricks, will have several camps this summer stationed at the Idea Place on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.

Sarah Wages, owner and director of Bricks 4 Kidz in Ruston, West Monroe and Monroe, said each camp will help children learn about different educational concepts.

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Library Summer Reading Program kicks off

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The Lincoln Parish Library held its Summer Reading Kick Off Thursday in the Events Center. Library staff set up an obstacle course for the smaller readers, while the teens and adults shared a gaming space. Readers of all ages filled the lobby of the Events Center in order to sign up for the “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” program. Each age group has its own reading goals and prizes. To register for the event, visit the library’s website, mylpl.org or call 251-5030

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Smithsonian exhibit comes to Ruston

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Area residents asked to lend sports memorabilia
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Whether it is Buddy Ball or Ruston Parks and Recreation Softball, Lincoln Parish has a special connection to hometown sports.

Now, with the help of the Smithsonian, the Lincoln Parish Library will have an opportunity to showcase that history.

Nick Davis, a staff librarian, said The Smithsonian would present their traveling exhibit “How Sports Shaped America,” which would include national sports memorabilia from Aug. 13 to Sept. 24 in the Events Center.

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Juneteenth honors history

Junteenth represents heritage, America and, most of all, unity.

Across the nation, communities will celebrate the emancipation from slavery in the United States with celebrations and festivals the week of June 19, the day the Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, and informed slaves were free.

In Lincoln Parish, the city of Grambling puts on a major festival for everyone in the community to enjoy.

From June 12-18, the 45th annual Juneteenth Festival will take place throughout Grambling.

Grambling Mayor Ed Jones called Juneteenth Fest the biggest event the town offers.

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