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April 5th, 2013

ARCADIA VILLAGE

ARCADIA VILLAGE
Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain & Wetlands
April 5, 2013

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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., April 23, 2013 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Athletic Training Equipment/Supplies (50012-248-13)

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April 4th

Residents air concerns

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U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) hosted a town hall meeting at Choudrant’s Village Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Vitter, who was scheduled to answer question from 2:30-3:30 p.m. allowed commentary for more than one and half-hours from locals who attended the meeting. The topic discussed included federal spending, immigration and the Second Amendment. See the full story in Sunday’s edition of the Daily Leader.

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Amber alert on Fla. children

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State police seek information, suspect parents could travel through Louisiana
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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an AMBER Alert for two young children after their noncustodial, biological parents reportedly abducted them from their custodial grandmother in Tampa, Fla., at around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Louisiana State Police have issued a Level II — Endangered/Missing Advisory as the biological parents and children may be traveling to or through Louisiana.

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Stephenson receives national NMSI honor

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Julie Stephenson may have been surprised when she heard about her latest award, but Lincoln Parish has likely noticed that excellence has become something of a habit with the local educator.
Stephenson, a former Lincoln Parish and Louisiana State High School Teacher of the Year, has been named as the National Math and Science Initiative Trainer of the Year.

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GSU student to appear on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

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When “Lets Make A Deal” airs on Friday on CBS, psychology graduate students Tyesha White, of Ruston, and Shalonda Jackson, of Jonesboro, plan to have a few friends and family over.
Others in Lincoln Parish might want to tune in as well, because back in November, when the announcer said, “Come on down,” Tyesha White did.
“I was clapping and in astonishment all the way down,” White said.
White isn’t yet able to talk about the things she won, but the prizes exceeded material items.

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Tech alum, author to promote debut book April 11

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Award winning author John Corey Whaley will return to Louisiana Tech University, his alma mater on April 11 to talk about his book tour and read from his book “Where Things Come Back,” which has now been released in paperback.
He will be available from 4-4:45 p.m. informally speaking with members of Sigma Tau Delta and English majors in George T. Madison Hall room No. 223.
Whaley will also present a talk and reading at 6:30-7:30 p.m. followed by a book signing at George T. Madision Hall room No. 105 that evening.

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Dumas to compete in National American Miss

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Schyler Gabrielle Dumas, 16, of Dubach will compete in the National American Miss Louisiana Pageant on June 1-3 in Baton Rouge.
The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000, along with other prizes and will travel to California to compete in the National Competition.
Schyler is the daughter of Melissa Renee George (spouse James Christopher George) and Jonathon William Dumas (spouse Cynthia Dumas), all of Dubach. She is currently a junior at Ruston High School.

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Keep kids busy this summer

You know it’s coming. It’s early April and cooler than usual out there right now. But soon, as summer begins its approach, children are going to start getting a little restless.
By then the weather will be warm and inviting outside their classroom windows, and they’ll be ready for a change from the daily routine of the school day.
While the kids are counting down the days to summer, many parents are starting to plan activities to keep them occupied and out of trouble during vacation.
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council can help.

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Needless deaths preventable

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It’s always tough to see someone die needlessly.
It’s even tougher when it’s a young person.
But that’s what happened in Ouachita Parish on Wednesday as two West Monroe High School students died in a house fire.
Kyle Phillips, 18, and Mitchell Whitehead, 16, both of West Monroe, died when the house in which they were sleeping caught fire around 3:30 a.m. Officials said the cousins’ bodies were found in a bedroom with furniture blocking an escape route.

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