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January 21st, 2014

Shooting sports more than aim

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There are many Lincoln Parish 4-H Club programs that offer opportunities to young people.
The important thing to remember about 4-H programs is that the key component is the benefits that they bring to our young people in the parish. The number one goal for each program that we conduct involves enhancing the development of these young people. One of these programs that I am very proud to have as part of our 4-H Club program is shooting sports.

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Birdine: Dr. King was more than a dreamer

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If the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality is to be realized, people are going have to learn how to get along with each other, and disagree without being disagreeable, Steve Birdine, founder and CEO of Affirmations in Action told participants in Monday’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ecumenical Observance.

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Holding up the lights

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A light pole at the corner of Trenton Street and Alabama Avenue is broken after reportedly being struck by an 18-wheeler.
Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer for the Ruston Police Department, said officers responded to the scene at 6:35 a.m. Monday.
“The officer reported the pole appeared to have snapped right above the ground,” he said.
“It appears that an 18-wheeler turning onto Alabama Avenue swiped the pole when turning.”

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GSU holds MLK day march, observance

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Alana Belton brought a message of hope to the students of Grambling State University as she spoke at a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday.
“It’s not enough for us to keep dreaming, we have to start living,” Belton told more than 200 in the audience.
Joining the students were prominent leaders in the Ruston and Grambling communities. GSU students included representatives from the university’s Favrot Student Union Board, Greek organizations and the GSU Royal Court.

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How to maintain an organic garden

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Organic gardening, or what many people like to call ecological gardening, is making a revival among many gardeners.
Food safety and quality, environmental concerns and economics are the major reasons why today’s gardeners are turning to alternative methods to manage pests and to improve the soil.

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Club News

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Caney Lake Good Sams
The Ruston Old Fire Station was decorated very festively with a Christmas tree and table decorations. Hosts Margaret and Ed Astin and Janece and Louie Miller invited the group to come and enjoy the festivities.
But, before the fun began, President Carolyn Estes called the business meeting to order. JoAnn Taylor voiced the opening prayer and all said the Pledge of Allegiance. Pat Dickson called the roll and read the minutes. Twelve rigs answered roll call.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Commissioners of Fire Protection District No. 1 of Lincoln Parish will meet in Regular Session at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Vienna Station of the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1, located at 4786 Highway 167, Dubach, Louisiana.
AGENDA
1. Invocation.
2. Approval of Agenda.
3. Approval of Minutes - December 17, 2013.
4. Public Comment regarding Agenda items.
5. Election of Officers.
6. Consider and take action, if necessary, Year 2014 Health Insurance Premiums.

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LINCOLN PARISH Public Safety Complex

LINCOLN PARISH Public Safety Complex
Self Support Tower Bidding Specifications
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office will accept sealed bids on February 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM at 100 West Texas Avenue or P.O. Box 2070 Ruston, LA for the following:
General:

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Building and Equipment Committee of Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. will meet in regular session at 5:30p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Vienna Station of the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No.1, located at 4786 Highway 167, Dubach, Louisiana.
AGENDA
1. Invocation
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Consider and take action, if necessary, regarding proposed equipment purchases
5. Public Comment
6. Adjourn
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Ricky Durrett, Chair; Mike Fulton, Dennis Byrnes
1td: January 21, 2014

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Budget and Finance Committee of Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. will meet in regular session at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Vienna Station of the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No.1, located at 4786 Highway 167, Dubach, Louisiana.
AGENDA
1. Call to Order.
2. Invocation.
3. Approval of Agenda.
4. Approval of Minutes of Last Meeting - November 19, 2013.
5. Review 2013 Year End.
6. Consider and take action, if necessary, on transfer and use of Debt Service Fund.

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