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May 30th, 2014

Testing: Tough row to hoe

Lincoln Parish’s students test scores may have dropped this year, but that doesn’t mean their self- esteem has to drop too.
Although our eighth grade students had the same average scoring results on the LEAP test as they did last year, pressure felt by the younger fourth grade class made for an ill-adjusted testing result which brought the entire parish down by 3 percent — from a 70 to a 67 percent average in Basic proficiency.
It’s not as bad as it sounds. Each student is placed into one of the following categories: Unsatisfactory, Approaching Basic, Basic, Mastery and Advanced.

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DART radiothon a success

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On behalf of the 2014 DART Radiothon Committee, we would like to offer our thanks to everyone involved in making the event a success. Special thanks to Bill Brown and the staff of KRLQFM, 94.1, for broadcasting our radiothon. Bill Brown is clearly committed to our cause, and genuinely wants to get the word out and raise funds for DART. Deejay Bob Day is not only a consummate professional, but he is a man with a heart for this issue. We are indebted to the Kappa Sigs at Louisiana Tech University for standing outside all day long, asking for donations!

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Arts Camp a great way to spend a week

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Summer break is underway and parents everywhere are looking for ways to keep their kids occupied. If you have young ones ages first through sixth grade who love the arts, NCLAC’s Summer Art Camps are a great way for your children to spend a week this summer.
This summer NCLAC has three Summer Arts Camps: Ruston Camp 1, June 23-27; Ruston Camp 2, July 14-18; and Jonesboro Camp, July 7-11. For $65, per child your children will be supplied a daily snack, and instructed in 2D, 3D and drama classes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday the week of their camp session.

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Tech announces spring graduation list

Louisiana Tech University’s spring quarter commencement exercises were held May 24 with diplomas awarded to 957 graduates. Commencement marked the close of the spring quarter and 2013-14 academic year at the university, with summer quarter classes to begin Wednesday.
Area graduates — listed by parish, city and degree — are as follows:
Arcadia
Logan J. Blackwell, bachelor of science; Lindsey B. Holtzclaw, bachelor of science health informatics & info management; Justin T. Perritt, associate of science nursing; Cecily Anne Stevenson, bachelor of fine arts photography.
Athens

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Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Henley

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Henley, age 91 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Chris Craig and Dr. Andy Johnson. Burial will be at 2:00 PM in Teel Cemetery, Strong, AR under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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THE WATER We Drink

THE WATER We Drink TREMONT WATER DISTRICT
Public Water Supply ID: LA1061031

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office, P.O. Box 3157 T.S., 408 Keeny Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M., Jun. 23, 2014 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Painting Project (50012-284-14)
Specifications and bid documents for the above may be obtained from the Director of Purchasing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; phone 318-257-4205 or fax request to 318-257-3772.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office, P.O. Box 3157 T.S., 408 Keeny Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M., June 23, 2014 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Repair/Replace Tile Flooring (50012-282-14):
Specifications and bid documents for the above may be obtained from the Director of Purchasing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; phone 318-257-4205 or fax request to 318-257-3772.

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NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY

NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY
FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN
THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
AND COMSTOCK OIL & GAS-LOUISIANA, LLC

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted to amend the 2013-2014 budget and to adopt the 2014-2015 budget for the 3rd Judicial District Public Defender’s Office on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., at 116 N. Pinecrest, Ruston, LA.
1td: May 30, 2014

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