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August 10th, 2017

Alice Durbin Davis

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Alice Durbin Davis, age 89, went to her heavenly home on August 5th at her daughter and son-in-law's home in Houston, Texas. Alice was born March 16, 1928, in Friendship, Louisiana.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Jewel Durbin; her husband, Cecil; sister, Martiel Holland; brothers: Arnold, Douglas, and Leon Durbin; and her precious great-grandson, Mason Theodore Whatley.
Alice played on the basketball team and enjoyed studying history at Friendship High School where she graduated in 1945.

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Notice is hereby given out of an abundance

Notice is hereby given out of an abundance of caution and in connection with Article IV, Section 21(D)(1) of the Louisiana Constitution, that on June 1, 2017, Entergy Louisiana, LLC (“ELL”), a public utility providing retail electric and gas service throughout the State of Louisiana, filed with the Louisiana Public Service Commission (“LPSC”) its Application for Recovery of Lost Revenues Resulting From the August 2016 Flood Pursuant to Special Order 09-2017. The relief sought therein was re-urged by ELL on July 28, 2017.

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ADVERTISEMENT OF BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY (hereinafter referred to as the “Owner”).
The Owner will accept sealed bids for - LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY, 2017 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, ASPHALTIC CONCRETE OVERLAYS, and will be received by Lincoln Parish Police Jury, P. O. Box 979, Ruston, LA 71273-0979, for the construction of the project described as follows:
“2017 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, ASPHALTIC CONCRETE OVERLAYS”

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Town Hall Meeting

THE VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO
TOWN HALL MEETING
6:00 PM
MONDAY AUGUST 7TH, 2017
The Village of Simsboro met in regular session on Monday August 7th, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
Council members present were Alderman Doug Durrett, Alderman Jerry Davis and Alderman Joe Reed.
Mayor Foster opened the meeting with prater and Alderman Doug Durrett led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Foster presented the Agenda for August 7th, 2017 to the Aldermen and asked for a motion to accept as presented. Motion was made to adopt the Agenda by Alderman Jerry Davis and Alderman Doug Durrett. Motion passed.

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Avertisement for Bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2 P.M. CT September 5, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018- 180003 Furnish and Install a Digital Sign on the campus of Grambling State University.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on August 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Purchasing Department Conference Room.

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Legal Notice

LEGAL NOTICE. 167 NORTH SELF STORAGE pursuant to LA R.S. 9:4759, notice is hereby given that 167 NORTH SELF STORAGE, located at 55678 Highway 167 N, Ruston, LA 71270, will sell at auction the following described properties located in unit indicated and leased to person so named: FOE cash at Public Auction to the last and highest bidder. The property to be sold as one complete purchase.
Richard, Tiffany ( Unit # C129)
602 Cinnamon Lane
Ruston, LA 7170
Corner curio cabinet, upright TV hutch, chair, microwave, small stereo system, misc. items.

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Back to school: Students, teachers prepare for new year in Lincoln Parish

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Lincoln Parish students, faculty and staff are getting their school supplies in order, preparing for buses to arrive and begin the 2017-18 school year. 
All Lincoln Parish schools will soon be in session with the exception of Lincoln Preparatory School, which began Wednesday.
Lincoln Parish public schools will begin Friday while Cedar Creek School will begin on Wednesday.
Lincoln Parish schools superintendent Mike Milstead said he expects to have a “ great school year” where the school systems continues to “address the needs of the whole child.”

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Keeping the ring: GSU retains football title

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Grambling State University announced Wednesday that it will not have to vacate its 2011 football championship season, including the 2011 Southwestern Athletic Conference championship, as part of penalties due to NCAA violations the school announced.
In a communication GSU received from the NCAA Monday, the national athletics governing body clarified that the NCAA sanctions previously announced include the 2012-13 through 2015-16 academic years and therefore the “violations that occurred during the 2011-12 academic year are not included.”

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Grambling continues to wrestle with deficit

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Grambling Mayor Ed Jones said Wednesday his administration is trying hard to eliminate an inherited deficit in the city’s general fund, but that he’s no magician.
“It takes a long time because there were things that were neglected in the city,” Jones said.
The $415,913 deficit — one Jones contends is really less than half the size of what it was when he took office in 2011 — was listed as an “on-going concern” in a 2016 year-end audit of Grambling’s finances done by the Banks, Finley, White & Co. accounting firm of Jackson, Mississippi.

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Chief Hermes speaks to Lions Club

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Louisiana Tech University Chief of Police Randal Hermes was a recent guest speaker of the Ruston Lions Club. Chief Hermes briefed the group on some of the safety initiatives being developed at Louisiana Tech. Chief Hermes is in his 41st year in law enforcement.

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