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March 15th, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
SUMMER READING COLLECTION BOOKS

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Distinguished professor, researcher in brain machine interfaces to speak

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Louisiana Tech University’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science and its Consortium on Neuronal Networks in Epilepsy and Memory will host a presentation by Jose C. Principe, distinguished professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, as part of the Seminar Series on Probing and Understanding the Brain.
The invited talk titled, “Somatosensory Brain Machine Interfaces,” will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the auditorium of the Institute for Micromanufacturing at Louisiana Tech. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

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MedCamps hosts fundraiser

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On Saturday, Ruston will be hosting its own brand of “March Madness” — not Round 2 of NCAA Division 1 College Basketball, but MedCampsMadness, a 5K Run and/or Cycling Tour Event, promoted by and benefitting Med Camps of Louisiana.
“What began as Tour of Piney Hills five years ago, with various venues and routes, has morphed into what the Organizers, the City of Ruston, local runners, triathletes and cyclists see as an event with great potential, right now and in the years to come,” according to a press release from MedCamps of Louisiana.

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Members want to speak on serving alcohol

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury members on the Public Works Committee voted to move forward with getting public opinion on the issue of serving alcohol at Lincoln Hall during their meeting Tuesday at the parish courthouse.
Lincoln Hall, a banquet facility with a 4,800 square foot banquet room, is owned by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
Members of the committee voted to transfer the lease agreement from Burton Entertainment, Inc. to Jimmy Shuff during the meeting.

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What are alternatives to the prison pipeline?

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For years, communities around the country have been experimenting to find the best ways to reduce the jail and prison populations and help potential law breakers live balanced, healthy, meaningful and crime-free lives.

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Anti-litter effort breeds hope

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Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker is 65 years old and will tell you that until January, he never recycled anything. It wasn’t that he didn’t believe in it; he did.
It’s just that recycling has never been easy in Lincoln Parish, despite various governmental and commercial efforts to change that. So, when Walker began campaigning for mayor, instituting curbside recycling was one of his platform planks.

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Eco Car team to showcase skills at competition

One of Lincoln Parish’s crowning jewels is steps closer to spotlighting the community again.
The award-winning 2016-17 Ruston High School Bearcat Motorsport team is gearing up their Eco Cars for the 2017 Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition April 27-30 in Detroit.
The 19-member team has been hard at work fine tuning their 2016 second-place winning urban concept vehicle while also putting on the finishing touches of their prototype vehicle they began earlier this school year.
The team will compete in both the urban concept and prototype categories in this year’s competition.

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Tech softball to play at NSU

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Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State step out of conference play on when the Lady Techsters and Demons square off at 6 p.m. today at the Lady Demon Diamond for a single game.
Fans can tune into the audio broadcast of the game clicking on the Listen Live link on the pregame story on LATechSports.com.
It will be the first of a home-and-home between Tech (16-9) and Northwestern State (9-16-1) who will also play in Ruston on March 15. Tech leads the all-time series against Northwestern State 53-47 with the two teams splitting last year’s games, each winning on the opponent’s field.

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Jim Mize Invitational runs today at Tech

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Louisiana Tech’s track and field teams are set to open the outdoor portion of their season today as the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters host the annual Jim Mize Invitational at the Jim Mize Track & Field Facility in Ruston.
The annual meet is set to begin at 4 p.m. today afternoon with field events, while the running events are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. today. Northwestern State and UL-Monroe will also compete in the one-day invitational. Admission into the Jim Mize Track and Field Facility is free.

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LA Tech batters Grambling, 15-1

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It was another offensive clinic for Louisiana Tech on Tuesday night as the Diamond ‘Dogs pushed across 15 runs in a 15-1 victory over Grambling State (7-10) at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
“Offensively, we had a great night,” said Tech coach Lane Burroughs. “There were quality at-bats all over the place. We only had three punchouts and nine walks and any time you do that, you are going to have a chance to win the ball game. I thought we ran the bases tonight better than we have all year. We knew where their outfielders were and were able to take extra bases.”

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