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May 17th, 2017

INVITATION FOR BIDS

INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish until Friday,
June 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at its office in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana, for furnishing:
ITEM 1: BITUMINOUS HOT MIX
ITEM 2: ASPHALTIC MIXTURE FOR COLD APPLICATIONS
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.

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PUBLIC SALE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF LIENED PROPERTY
Notice is hereby given that a a public auction will be held at
STOR-A-WAY MINI STORAGE
915 EAST GEORGIA AVE
RUSTON, LA 71270
on WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. to satisfy the lien on the property stored at the address above in the units listed. Tenants notated the inventories listed at the time of rental. Landlord makes no representation or warranty that the units contain said inventories.

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Higher education

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Student leaders from Louisiana’s four higher education institution systems have elected Grambling State University student Adarian Williams as the student representative on the Louisiana Board of Regents.
Williams, the chief of staff of the GSU Student Government Association during the 2016-17 academic year, is the incoming GSU SGA president.
Williams is the first GSU student to serve on the Board of Regents since 2003-2004 when GSU SGA President Adonis Ducre served in the role.

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Lack of cold weather hastened growth

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The lack of cold weather may have hampered the local peach crop, but it gave a jumpstart to blueberries.
“Here we are in the middle of May and the berries are ready,” Robert Alexander, owner of Pop’s Blueberry Patch in Dubach said.
The pick-your-own berry farm, located on Highway 822 about 8.5 miles north of Ruston, will open to customers at 7 a.m. Friday. That’s at least two weeks earlier than usual, Alexander said.

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NCLAC announces new exhibit at Dixie Center for the Arts

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced an exhibit of work by painter Bonnie Ferguson and fiber artist Dorene Kordal at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Ferguson is a painter who strives to make decorative art that speaks to people.
She is a person who lives simply with minimal materialistic desires, observing culture through the eyes of a maker, artisan and craftsman, according to NCLAC.
Ferguson knows the desire for art can be fulfilled through any department store and that trends change, NCLAC said.

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Ruston Reds 10s win tournament

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The Ruston Reds 10-year-old baseball team won first place in a Monroe tournament played the last weekend in April, winning three games three games to take the tourney title.

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G-Men to begin SWAC tourney

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Grambling State opens play in the 2017 Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Championships at 6 p.m. today against Alcorn State at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in New Orleans.
The G-Men (22-28 overall, 15-9 SWAC) are the No. 1 seed from the SWAC West while Alcorn State is the No. 4 seed from the SWAC East.
Grambling will be led by SWAC Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year and Newcomer of the Year Marshawn Cooper, a redshirt junior transfer from Eastern Illinois University.
SWAC Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year and Newcomer of the Year

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C-USA hoops championships moving to Frisco, Texas

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Frisco, Texas, will be site of conference tournaments starting next year

FRISCO, Texas — In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod announced the 2018 and 2019 C-USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will be hosted at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

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No training wheels, just fun

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Bella learned to ride her bicycle without training wheels last week.
It was a little tenuous at first; her daddy had to hold the back of the bike and push her off. But now, she cuts the turns in the cul de sac in front our houses like a mini Maria Canins, the Italian cyclist who owns two gold La Grande Boucle Féminine medals and three consecutive silver ones.
The La Grande Boucle Féminine, which means “The Great Loop,” is the female version of the Tour de France.

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School’s out for summer

This is it. Today is the day: The last day of school for the approximately 6,550 students in the Lincoln Parish public school system.
The desks are clean, the textbooks are back on their shelves and the buses lining up for their last run of the academic year.
By this time next week, Cedar Creek, Bethel Christian and other area private schools will end classes as well. Ready or not, summer vacation is upon us.

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