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October 23rd, 2013

Saluting our nation’s heroes

Each November, we all take a few moments on Veterans Day to recognize our noble countrymen who have sacrificed their own hopes and dreams to make sure that we can all pursue ours.
The Lincoln Parish Library, however, didn’t think that only one day was enough. So, for the entire month of November they have set aside the Chautauqua Gallery for their “Hall of Heroes” exhibit.

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Put your money where your mouth is

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It’s best not to talk about money with Louisiana’s public colleges and universities. State dollars are a commodity they don’t have much of these days.
“We know we cannot rely on state funding to achieve our goals,” Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice told the school’s faculty and staff in September. “We will clearly have to focus on the growth of our student body. That is the No. 1 driver of our economic engine.”

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Grambling football back on track

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‘Dirt’ Winston faces media for first time as interim head coach
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New Grambling State interim head football coach Dennis “Dirt” Winston held his first football press conference Tuesday as his Tigers got back to business after a weeklong boycott over a variety of issues.
Ending the boycott has made things feel like the start of a new season for the Tigers, and for a team that stands at 0-8 this season and 1-18 over the past two — that’s a good thing.
“It’s an exciting day for me and for Grambling State University,” Winston said.

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’Dogs end up third

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Wilmore finishes third overall at Jim Rivers Intercollegiate
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CHOUDRANT — Senior Travis Wilmore led the Bulldogs with a low round score of 67 and finished third overall as Louisiana Tech placed third at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate at Squire Creek Country Club Tuesday.
Southern Miss held on for the win despite shooting 8-over-par in the final round, finishing with a 3-over-par 867 team score (293-278-296 — 867). The Golden Eagles entered the day with a nine-stroke lead over Southeastern Louisiana (298-282-291 — 871) and held on late for a four-stroke win over the Lions.

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Tech hoops teams to hold ‘Madness’

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The Louisiana Tech Lady Techster basketball team will hold an open practice at 10 a.m. Saturday at Scotty Robertson Memorial Gym on the university campus.
The practice is open to the public and will last approximately two hours.
Following the practice, members of the Lady Techster basketball team will autograph posters for any fans in attendance.
Head coach Teresa Weatherspoon and the Lady Techsters will also join Mike White and the Bulldogs this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Scotty Robertson Memorial Gym for Tech Madness.

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RHS-OPHS tickets on sale

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Tickets for Friday’s Ruston High School game at Ouachita Parish High School are on sale through Friday morning at the RHS main school office.
The tickets are on sale for $7 each through Friday morning. They will cost $8 each at the gate Friday evening. For more information, call 255-0807.

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Kids getting their kicks

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Ray Winzer (white jersey, center) prepares to kick the ball downfield for the Gremlins as Brock Laird (blue jersey, center) moves in to try and block the shot for the Hummers. The teams were playing an Under 8-year-old fall soccer game recently. Gremlin Baylor Harris and Hummers Kesler Wright and Amayah West look on.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE: Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) propose to build a 260-foot Self-support Communications Tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is Highway 544, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, LA 71270; 32-33-17.491 N / 92-40-45.657 W. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form-854) filing number A08613373.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
LCDBG Application Available for Review
The Village of Simsboro announces that an application for the FY 2014/2015 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) funds will be submitted for the following:
Activity: LCDBG funds will be used to reconstruct and rehabilitate streets within the Village.
Objective: To provide street improvements to four (4) streets within the target areas identified.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
A public meeting will be held as follows:
DATE: November 25, 2013
TIME: 6:15 p.m.
PLACE OF MEETING: Simsboro Town Hall, 2742 Martha Street, Simsboro, LA 71275
AGENDA:
Call to Order
Approval of agenda
Old Business:
1. NONE
New Business:
1. Resolution 15-13 - Adopt the millage rate(s) for the tax year 2013.
2. Adjournment
Willie Hendricks, Mayor
Name and Position of Authorized Person
Village of Simsboro
Name of Taxing Authority
P. O. Box 40
Address
318-247-6248
Telephone Number

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