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January 16th, 2014

Emmanuel named as GSU Business Dean

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GRAMBLING — One Grambling State University professor received a promotion with the start of the new year. Tsegai Emmanuel has been selected as the new dean of the College of Business. He is a former professor of management in the Department of Management and Marketing.
“This was a national search, well organized and we had a strong field of candidates,” GSU President Frank G. Pogue said. “The finalist pool was impressive. I heard nothing but good things from faculty, staff and students except for one thing — asking how we’re going to choose from such a strong batch.

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Yard man, wind initiate fire

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At approximately, 12:39 p.m. Wednesday a grass fire broke out from a simple leaf burning at the home of Skip Russell.
Russell said he had a yard man raking leaves into a pile.
“I didn’t tell him to burn the leaves, but he went ahead and started to burn them,” he said.
“Once the fire started and the wind picked up, the fire jumped the gravel road to the pasture.”
Russell said he called and spoke with the owner of the pasture about the incident.
“He said this meant his field would be extra green come spring,” Russell said.

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Ruston Junior High

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Drama Club
Ruston Junior High School Drama Club members performed the childhood story “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” for elementary students at Glen View and Ruston Elementary School. 
Another performance was held for parents, administrators and special guests at RJHS before school let out for the hollidays. 
The cast of both seventh and eighth grade students consisted of many “who’s” of who-ville, the Grinch, Cindy-Lou Who and the Grinch’s dog Max! The RJHS Talented Art program created and painted sets for the show. 
Student Council

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SIMSBORO ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL

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Simsboro Elementary School has released the names of those students who achieved honor roll for the third six-week grading period.
“A” Honor Roll –
First grade: Khidan Brantley, Levi Cash, Kaleb Coldiron, Anabel Dison, Jayden Eagle, A’eja Franklin, Dillon Kitchens, Kayla Mitchell, Hayden Rabo, Iva Sibley and Mariah Sims
Second grade: Richard Canterbury, Dimitri Carr, Bo Collinsworth, Harley Dowing, Taylor Hill, Steven Holstead, Grisham Locke, Brooklyn Roberson, Jon Robert Scheer, Kwuntaevion Shine, Kirah Spivey, Stormy Tartar, Luke Waldron, Amayah West and Will Young

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Rice cooks up win over Tech

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Lady Techsters remain winless in Conference USA action
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HOUSTON — Jessica Kuster scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Rice shot 54 percent from the field to down Louisiana Tech 82-68 before 426 fans at Tudor Fieldhouse Wednesday night.
Tech (5-11, 0-3 C-USA) came out of the gates fast.
Junior guard Chrisstasia Walter scored the first five points and when junior Whitney Frazier scored off the glass with 16:55 to play in the opening half, the Lady Techsters led 9-4.
The lead was short-lived as the Owls used a 17-2 run to erase the deficit as the Owls built a 39-23 halftime lead.

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’Dogs look to ride out Green Wave

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Tech men feature 10th best scoring offense in nation
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When Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White was a freshman at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, he lived on Tulane’s campus and practically in its basketball arena as well, shooting hoops up to four hours a day since his dad was the athletics director of the university.
At 8 p.m. tonight, White will be able to relive old memories of Devlin Fieldhouse as he leads the Bulldogs into a conference road contest versus the Green Wave.
The game will be televised on Cox Sports with Tim Grubbs calling the play by play and Tom Penders as the analyst.

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Tech student publishes prize-winning research

According to research published recently by Louisiana Tech University history graduate student Brittany A. Coffinbargar, the end of World War II brought major changes to Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, as Tech was known from 1921 to 1970.
Coffinbargar’s article, “The G.I. Bill of Rights and Physical Plant Development at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, 1946-1951,” appears in the most recent number of “North Louisiana History,” the quarterly journal of the North Louisiana Historical Association.

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sealed bids

THE RUSTON Housing Authority will receive sealed bids on January 31, 2014, at 11:00AM at 615 N. Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, for the following obsolete equipment:
1979 Chevrolet 3-Ton Dump Truck VIN C16DA9V107302
1994 Chevrolet 1500 Pick Up VIN IGCD14Z0RZ27
1995 Ford F-150 XL Pick Up VIN IFTDF15Y75NA
1999 Ford E-150 Van VIN IFTRE1422XHA
1990 GMC C-1500 Pick Up VIN 1GTDC14HXLZ552491
1995 EXCEL-HUSTLER 440-HD 72” DUAL TRIM DECK VIN 004203
All items are sold as is. The housing authority reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
(NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL BILL – HLS 14RS-535)
Public notice is hereby given, as provided by Section 13, Article III of the
Constitution of Louisiana, that there will be introduced at the forthcoming session of the
Legislature of Louisiana, to be convened on March 10, 2014, a bill relative to the
payment by the assessors in certain parishes of Louisiana for various types of insurance
for assessors and assessor's employees who retire after a certain date; and to provide for
related matters.
2td: January 16, 17, 2014

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special session

LINCOLN PARISH Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Commissioners met in special session, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:30 p.m., at Lincoln Parish Fire District, Vienna Station in Dubach, Louisiana, with the following members present: Richard Aillet, Ray Robinson, Layne Parnell, John Barnett, and Bart Dugdale.
Absent: Ricky Durrett.
Invocation given by John Barnett.
A motion was made by Mike Fulton, and seconded by Bart Dugdale, to approve the agenda as presented. The motion carried with the following votes:

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