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February 15th, 2017

MEETING

RUSTON LINCOLN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
8:00 A.M. OCTOBER 20, 2016
2111 NORTH TRENTON
RUSTON, LA
Minutes
Members Present: Staff Present:
Richard Lewis, Chair Travis Napper, President/CEO
Bradley Walker, Vice Chair Amanda Quimby, Marketing Director Claire Givens, Treasurer Tiffany Baldwin
Members Absent:
Suzanne Green
Dr. Dave Guerin Jeff Parker Gregg Phillips
Skip Russell
Call to Order
Mr. Lewis called the meeting to order at 8:04 a.m.
Invocation
Mr. Russell presented the invocation.
Review of Mission Statement

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CAROLINA AVENUE STORAGE, 311 WEST CAROLINA AVE, RUSTON, LA 71270 will on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM to satisfy the lien on the property stored at the address above. Tenants notated have been notified in accordance with the law. Landlord makes no representation or warranty for the items contained in any of the units.
Unit 11 - Sandy Lassiter - Furniture and various household items.
Unit 70 - Latrevia Kennerson - Furniture and various household items.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
SEALED BID # 2017-14
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 BIDS until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with the purchase of
ONE (1) NEW 18 MVA TWO-WINDING TRANSFORMER FOR EAST TENNESSEE AVENUE SUBSTATION
As per specifications on file gratis:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue

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ORDINANCES-GRAMBLING

The following Ordinances were adopted by:
CITY OF GRAMBLING
STATE OF LOUISIANA
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Council members, that the following ordinances be and it is hereby adopted by the Mayor and Board of Council members held on February 2, 2017, to-wit:
ORDINANCE NO. 010502017-1
AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR SALE OF ADJUDICATED PROPERTIES; AND, FURTHER PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

2016 UNNAMED STORMS / FLOOD RECOVERY
45 PARISHES
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT / DISASTER RECOVERY UNIT
FLOODPLAINS and WETLANDS NOTICE
EARLY PUBLIC REVIEW NOTICE

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Radiothon tops 2016 total in final five minutes on air

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In the last five minutes of the 2017 St. Jude Radiothon on Tuesday, an online pledge of $5,000 pushed the amount raised to $65,658 — more than $2,700 above last year’s total.
Earlier in the day, someone had walked up to the volunteers in Super 1 Foods with a $5,000 personal check, and Z107.5’s Mary Poe challenged her listeners to match the donation. One $5,000 online gift came in during the afternoon, and the second one arrived at 5:55 p.m.

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Funeral home founder remembered

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Friends are remembering Ruston funeral home co-founded A. G. Owens as man who was slow to anger, loved the outdoors and wanted to help people.
“He was just a real good friend,” Troy Beasley, of Ruston, said.
Owens, 81, of Farmerville, died Feb. 11. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Owens Memorial Chapel, the facility A. G. Owens founded with his son, Blaine, in 1991.
Beasley said he met the elder Owens at a hunting camp in 1972.
“We shared a passion for duck hunting and hunting in general,” Beasley said.

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Second suspect arrested in murder case

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A second suspect has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Dec. 28 shooting a Ruston man at his home on Greenwood Drive.
Charleston Dunte Mason, 32, of Simsboro, was arrested Tuesday by Ruston police detectives. He is being held without bond at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
Mason and Taylor Keyonta Burr, 24, of Ruston, are charged with killing Patrick Mitchell, 38. Mitchell was shot multiple times at his residents shortly before 4 a.m. on Dec. 28. He later died at a local hospital.

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Jury approves submission of mitigation grant application

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Lincoln Parish Police jurors approved the submission of hazard mitigation grant program applications for both Beacon Light and Arthur Road lift station during their regular meeting Tuesday at the courthouse.
The mitigation, according to Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, would be for both the Beacon Light and Arthur Road lift stations.

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Achieve your savings and debt reduction goals

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To achieve independence, people who live with a mental health condition need skills to manage their own money and make their own decisions about spending and saving.
In some programs, participants learn to create a budget, pay rent and other bills, manage a checking account, and save money.

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