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June 5th, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE -
The Village of Choudrant Council will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 PM on Monday, June 16, 2014, at Village Hall. This meeting will address the 2014-2015 General Fund Budget, 2014-2015 Water Fund Budget, and 2014-2015 Solid Waste Fund Budget. The public is invited to attend this meeting.
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Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT June 24, 2014 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-140014: Chiller and Cooling Tower Replacement at the Favrot Student Union
A Mandatory Pre-Bid conference will be held on June 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the address stated above.

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June 4th

Sweet, juicy peaches on horizon

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Plenty of cool weather and rain is going to make for a tasty Louisiana Peach Festival season according to local peach growers.
“We have started picking already,” Joe Mitcham, owner of Mitcham Farms, said. “We’ve got a good crop.”
The season, Mitcham said, is actually about 10 days later than average, even though last year’s season was similarly late.
“We had a lot of cool nights early on in the spring,” Mitcham said. “It takes warm weather and sunshine. We had over 1,200 chill hours, which is good. As long as we get over 800 to 900 chill hours, it’s good.”

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School board honors 2013-14 retirees

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Out of 33 who retired, a total of 879 years were given to the school district
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The Lincoln Parish School Board held a special dedication ceremony during the monthly meeting Tuesday night to honor all of the retirees of the 2013-14 school year.
“There is a sense of regret as we are losing all of these great employees,” Superintendent Danny Bell said. “They have committed themselves and we appreciate their many years of service.”
Out of the 33 retirees a total of 879 years was dedicated to the LPSD.
“On behalf of the entire board, we would like to congratulate all of you on the milestone you have reached,” LPSB President Otha Anders said.

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Crowe follows footsteps

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During the LPSD meeting, a special recognition was given to Charles Owens, left, who will be retiring as director of auxiliary services this year. Superintendent Danny Bell said Owens has always enhanced and embraced the Lincoln Parish School District in his 42 years of service.
Taking Owens’ place will be David Crowe. Crowe has served as coach, teacher and assistant principal for the LPSD for 36 years and said he is honored and humbled to have the opportunity for the position.
This is not the first time Crowe has filled Owens’ shoes.

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Elmore rallies community

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Ruston mayoral candidate Bill Elmore said Tuesday he’s running for office because of “what’s right with Ruston, not what is wrong.”
Elmore, one of two declared contenders for the city’s top job, kicked off his campaign with a late-afternoon rally attended by approximately 125 people.
He applauded the administration of retiring Mayor Dan Hollingsworth and pledged to continue much of the work that’s begun during Hollingsworth’s nearly16 years in office.
“We’re going in the right direction,” Elmore said.

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Ruston man arrested

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A Ruston man faces charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile today following an argument with his girlfriend earlier this week.
Police say Michael Leon Williams, 56, of 814 East California Avenue, had apparently gotten into a disagreement with his girlfriend on Monday that led to a physical altercation and an alleged injury to a 2-year-old child being cared for at the victim’s residence.

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Tech’s Lange named All-Louisiana

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Louisiana Tech sophomore Victor Lange was honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as South Africa native was named second team All-Louisiana.
Lange received second team honors along with Eamon Bradley (Southeastern Louisiana), Fernando Cruze Valle (UL-Lafayette), Curtis Thompson (LSU) and Haraldur Magnus (UL-Lafayette).
He was also named second team All-Conference USA, C-USA All-Tournament and Bayou City Collegiate Championship All-Tournament during the season.

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12 Bulldogs selected as preseason All-CUSA

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Highlighted by running back Kenneth Dixon and Illinois transfer and defensive end Houston Bates, Louisiana Tech placed 12 players on the Preseason All-Conference USA Teams as announced Tuesday by Phil Steele’s 2014 College Football Preview.
Dixon and Bates were Louisiana Tech’s first-team honorees while cornerback Le’Vander Liggins and kicker Kyle Fischer garnered second-team honors.

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Lending a hand to RPAR

Volunteers receive many benefits
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On Feb. 25, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the volunteer rate declined by 1.1 percentage points to 25.4 percent for the year ending in September 2013.
According to the BLS website, “About 62.6 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2012 and September 2013. The volunteer rate in 2013 was the lowest it has been since the supplement was first administered in 2002.”

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