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October 2nd, 2013

Lab schools: A breed apart

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Nobody’s ever quite known what do with the Louisiana Tech and Grambling State University lab schools. They’re not totally public schools, and they’re not totally private schools, either.
A. E. Phillips and Alma J. Brown Elementary, Grambling Middle School and Grambling High School are a bit of a breed apart. Laboratory schools — both here and elsewhere — were designed for teacher education students to have a place to practice teaching.
Lab schools had smaller classes and were generally looked to as the think tanks for cutting edge classroom strategies. To some extent, that’s still true.

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Casting call for feature film

Sarah Dowling Casting is conducting a nationwide search for spirited, interesting, smart and creative boys (ages 6-10) to be considered for leading roles in the upcoming Hollywood family film, “Midnight Special.” For story reasons, they are only looking for Caucasian boys at this time.
“Midnight Special” is written and directed by award-winning director, Jeff Nichols (“Mud”, “Take Shelter”).
There will be an open casting call 10 a.m.-5 p.m Oct. 4 in Shreveport located at Homewood Suites, 5485 Financial Plaza.
Parking is complimentary in the hotel lot.

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Club News

Begonia Society formed

A new Louisiana Begonia Society has been formed. Initially, there are members in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Ruston. Two of the new members are Karen Armstrong and Freda Holley.
Initially, the new Society will have a bimonthly E-Newsletter, an annual meeting in various member cities and eventually, it is hoped, a web site. Its goals are to share knowledge about the best begonias for Louisiana and how to grow them successfully and to facilitate communication among its members.

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Winless Grambling not backing down

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Interim coach Ragsdale feels team can still make push for SWAC title

The sweet sounds of success have not be heard from the 0-5 Grambling State football so far this season.
It’s been more like the same old song and dance as the Tigers, who have gone 1-16 over the past two seasons, have continued to struggle to score points or make enough defensive stops while making way too many mental mistakes, like the 32 penalties they’ve committed over the past three games for a total of 409 yards.

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Cedar Creek moves up in Class 1A poll

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Ruston barely misses cracking 5A Top 10 after a win over Haughton

Cedar Creek moved up to eight-place in this week’s Louisiana Sports Writers Association prep football polls while Ruston is still flirting with the Top 10 and received more votes than any other previous point this season.
The 3-1 Cougars stand eighth in the Class 1A poll with 49 points after ranking 10th last week before taking a 34-28 win at Class 4A West Ouachita last weekend.

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TOWN OF DUBACH

TOWN OF DUBACH
REGULAR MEETING OF TOWN COUNCIL The Town Council of Dubach, Louisiana met in Regular Session Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall.
Present were Honorable Robert Jensen Mayor, and Council members Vallie Carrico, Robert Colvin, Hattie Graham, Davie Powell, Donna Lewis, Chief Croxton, Jessica Darden with the Ruston Daily Leader and Representative Rob Shadoin.
Absent: NONE
Citizens attended: NONE
The Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Robert Colvin.
Motion by Donna Lewis Seconded by Hattie Graham to approve Agenda as presented

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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., Oct. 15, 2013 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Remove/Replace Handicap Ramp (50012-268-14)
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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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
ADDITIONS AND RENOVATIONS TO L.J. “HOSS” GARRETT STADIUM FOR RUSTON HIGH SCHOOL
Lincoln Parish School Board Ruston, Louisiana COMMISSION NUMBER 1208
Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by the Lincoln Parish School Board, located at 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 PM. local time on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the 2:00 PM. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.

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October 1st

A patch for good

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Ninth annual DART pumpkin sale begins
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The ninth annual Pumpkin Patch has arrived in Ruston.
Members of local sororities, fraternities and the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana were on hand to help unload an 18-wheeler full of pumpkins.
Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch go to benefit the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.
“This is one of the biggest volunteer events of the year,” said DART Community Advocate Terrie Queen Autrey. “It is also one of the most fun events. Student organizations, sororities, fraternities and athletic teams from both Louisiana Tech and Grambling came to help out.

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Inflated utility bills

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Ruston error results in long billing cycle for some locals

A clerical error caused about 550 Ruston utility customers to receive unusually low bills in August, followed by significantly higher bills in September.
The customers were billed for 23 days of service rather than the typical 28- to-32 days of usage because the wrong closing date was keyed into the billing system, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said Monday.
“It was completely our fault,” he said.
The areas affected were near Cooktown Road in northwest Ruston and along Ashland Street and the La Mesa Subdivision west of Cooktown Road.

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