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February 21st, 2014

City to offer online utility payments

Every business manager knows the value of good customer service. Satisfied customers are loyal. They say positive things. They feel appreciated.
Ruston’s water and light department isn’t exactly like a retail business, but it has thousands of paying customers. In an effort to make life easier for those customers, and to ensure the best use of its own human resources, the water and light department has added three new billing options.
All of the choices — online payment, prepayment and electronic monthly statements — are good opportunities to have available.

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Child's pure joy witnessed

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It’s not every day that adults get to see the pure joy on a child’s face. This is especially true of children who may be deemed underprivileged.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana is a home away from home for more than 130 local youth. And Tuesday night, after much deliberation over the various entrants, six of them were honored as finalists for the Youth of the Year program before the two overall winners — one for elementary and one for secondary — were named.

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Losing the blame game

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The media gets a bad reputation. News organizations, glossy magazines and the 10 o’clock news have all been blamed for things like reporting bias or showing images that influence young people to act in irresponsible ways.
But I never thought I would see the day that our president blamed the media for a broken government.
“Yes, sometimes we (American people) get very divided,” President Barack Obama said in an interview with Chris Matthews of MSNBC in December, “partly because our politics and our media, specifically try to divide them and splinter them.”

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Mr. Jimmy Austin

A graveside service for Mr. Jimmy Austin, age 70 of Ruston, will be held Sunday February 23, at 4:00 p.m. at Mineral Springs Cemetery with Rev. Doug White officiating. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Austin was born October 3, 1943, in Mississippi and died February 20, 2014, at his home in Ruston. He had many jobs over his years but his last was at Holtzclaw Construction. Mr. Austin was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church.

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Dr. Lawrence C. Smith, Jr

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Dr. Lawrence C. Smith, Jr., 80, of Ruston, went to be with the Lord on February 19, 2014 at LSU Health Medical Center. The funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:00am at Temple Baptist Church Chapel in Ruston, Louisiana. Interment will immediately follow at Midway Cemetery in Meadville, Mississippi, at 3:30pm under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Dr. Ben Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church, Lake Dallas, Texas. Lawrence was born on May 25, 1933, in Bunkley, Mississippi to Lawrence C.

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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., Mar. 21, 2014 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Various Flooring (50012-274-14)
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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SAFE WATER Drinking Act:

SAFE WATER Drinking Act:
Notice of Violation/Public Notification of Non-Compliance
Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection By-Products Rule (TTHM’s MCL Violation
Community Water System
Dubach Water System
P. O. Box 252
Dubach, LA 71235
PWS ID # LA1061003
Lincoln Parish
Mayor Robert W. “Bob” Jensen, Mayor
318-777-3321
Shelby Kelley, Certified Operator
318-497-1398
The Dubach Water System is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL)

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE RUSTON ZONING CODE, CHAPTER 29 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF RUSTON
was introduced by Alderwoman Marie Riggs on February 3, 2014. A Public Hearing will be held on the Ordinance and the Ordinance will be considered for adoption at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to be held at 5:30 p.m., on March 3, 2014, Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held to consider a resolution revoking the dedication of undeveloped street 50 feet off the east side of Lot 8, Glendale Extension Subdivision of the City of Ruston, Louisiana (Case No. 1167), at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to be held at 5:30 p.m., on March 3, 2014, Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.

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NOTICE TO Bidders

NOTICE TO Bidders
Sealed bids will be received by the Lincoln Parish School Board, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud for the following project:
Purchase New Bleachers for Ruston Jr. High School

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