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June 20th, 2017

Beaver dam: No. 1 OSU shuts down LSU, 13-1

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OMAHA, Neb. — Oregon State first baseman KJ Harrison launched a grand slam Monday night, and right-hander Bryce Fehmel limited LSU to one run through eight innings as the Beavers posted a 13-1 College World Series win over the Tigers at TD Ameritrade Park.
Oregon State, which won its 23rd straight game, improved to 56-4 on the year. The Beavers will play at 2 p.m. Friday against the winner of Wednesday’s 6 p.m. matchup between LSU and Florida State.
The loser of Wednesday’s LSU-Florida State game will be eliminated from the CWS.

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ExxonMobil makes $230,000 donation to Louisiana Tech

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ExxonMobil has donated more than $230,000 to the Louisiana Tech University Foundation as part of ExxonMobil’s Educational Matching Gift Program.
ExxonMobil’s Troy O’Laughlin, a 1999 chemical engineering alumnus from Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science alumnus, presented the check to Louisiana Tech President Les Guice, College of Engineering and Science Dean Hisham Hegab and College of Education Dean Don Schillinger.
The check represents corporate funds from ExxonMobil matching gifts made to Louisiana Tech by ExxonMobil employees during 2016. 

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How to prepare to give an interview

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Last week I wrote about preparing yourself for an interview.
It is now time to address the responsibilities of the interviewer.
Interviewing may seem easy to some people, but you can get yourself and your company into a lot of trouble by asking the wrong questions.
Questions regarding personal matters such as whether or not they are a legal citizen, their age, whether they drink or smoke, whether or not they have children or plan to have children, any question regarding religion are all examples of questions you cannot ask.

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Microwave safety this summer

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It’s summer time and many kids are home. How do children prepare their lunches? Children, college students and adults alike like a quick meal in minutes. Many of us use the microwave for this task, “meals in minutes.” I teach a cooking class for children each summer for fourth grade through eighth grades. We discuss microwave safety and cook a food item in the microwave. When I asked the students, “who uses a microwave at home,” almost all the youth raised their hands.

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Tech’s Donohoe worthy of honor

Louisiana Tech University has had many incredibly talented athletes make their marks on the sports world and become Hall of Famers in the process.
But sometimes Tech athletics has helped turned the ordinary student into a Hall of Famer in their own right, even if they never excelled at a sport.
Such is the case for Tech graduate Sue Donohoe, who will be presented with the Dave Dixon award at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday in Natchitoches.
Donohoe wasn’t an athlete at Tech. Her original plan was to get an undergraduate degree that would prepare her for medical school.

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June 19th

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

RFP No. 2017-31
The Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 will be accepting SEALED PROPOSALS until the hour of 2:00 p.m. local time THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017, for furnishing the city with THE COMPLETION OF THE EATON RF MESH SYSTEM WATER ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE.
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631
mcolvin@ruston.org

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed Proposals will be received by Louisiana Tech University, Keeny Hall Room 408 - Purchasing Office, P. O. Box 3157 T.S., Ruston, Louisiana 71272 until 2:00 P.M July 12, 2017.
ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY FACILITY PLANNING AND CONTROL OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.
FOR: QUADRANGLE AND HALE HALL LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS; LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY; RUSTON, LOUISIANA

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

RFP No. 2017-30
The Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 will be accepting SEALED PROPOSALS until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017, for furnishing the city with THE PURCHASE OF RF MESH WATER NODES.
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631
mcolvin@ruston.org

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Public school registration

Registration for the 2017-18 school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12 is underway. All new students (except pre-k) need to be registered at the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Students should be registered before June 30 in order to prevent possible delays in placement.
Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Sept. 30, 2017.

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Juneteenth festival a hit

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The Grambling City Council, left pic, waves and throws candy to Juenteenth festivalgoers during the annual festival parade in downtown Grambling. Right pic, from left, Miss Little Juneteenth 2017 Charity Willis, 10; Miss Junior Juneteenth 2017 Jade Smith, 11; and Miss Juneteenth 2017 Amaya Wright wave to parade attendees during the annual festival parade. The pageant winners were announced during the Juneteenth pageant Friday at T.H. Harris Auditorium on Grambling State University’s campus.

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