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March 18th, 2014

Bulldogs’ ‘D’ to be tested vs. Iona

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All season long, the backbone of Louisiana Tech’s basketball attack has been the Bulldogs’ defense.
That defense will be tested starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday as Tech (23-7) plays host to Iona (22-10) in first round action of the National Invitational Tournament in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Iona has one of the highest scoring offenses in the country, averaging 83.5 points per game with five players averaging in double figures.
Foruntately for the Bulldogs, Tech features Conference USA’s Defensive Player of the Year in junior point guard Kenneth “Speedy” Smith.

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Maton named C-USA Pitcher of Week

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Louisiana Tech pitcher Phil Maton has been named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week, announced by the league Monday, after posting a 2-0 record in two appearances this past week, including a complete game performance to beat Florida Atlantic in league play.
In the span of one week, Maton picked up two big wins for the Bulldogs after allowing just one earned run off four hits in a total of 10.0 innings, while striking out nine.
In league play, Maton pitched a complete game and struck out a season-high seven batters to lead Louisiana Tech to a 3-2 league win over Florida Atlantic.

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Steps to take to modify the pH of your soil

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After a soil analysis, many times recommendations are made to modify pH of the soil but what does that really mean? The soil pH value is a measure of soil acidity or alkalinity. The pH value of soil is one of a number of environmental conditions that affects the quality of plant growth. The soil pH value directly affects nutrient availability. Plants thrive best in different soil pH ranges. Azaleas, rhododendrons, blueberries and conifers thrive best in acid soils (pH 5.0 to 5.5). Vegetables, grasses and most ornamentals do best in slightly acidic soils (pH 5.8 to 6.5).

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Johnny Jam guitar winner

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Richard Dieter, of Ruston, was the winner of the guitar raffle for the annual John Simoneaux Jam, which commemorates a local guitar legend and benefits Louisiana Tech University guitar students.

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NCLAC seeks interns

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is seeking paid interns for the 2014-15 Academic Year.
Internship positions are available in: graphic/web design, promotion/marketing, arts administration, arts education, fundraising, event coordinating and gallery management. Internships are awarded on a semester or quarterly basis, and typically include work eight to 10 hours per week. Post-graduate interns are also welcome to apply.

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Mrs. Morene “Mickey” Hamilton Blanton

Funeral services for Mrs. Morene “Mickey” Hamilton Blanton, age 93 of Ruston, will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Dr. Lynn Hawkins. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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March 17th

Mr. Billy Wick Colvin

Mr. Billy Wick Colvin, 76, entered into rest Friday, March 14, 2014 in Wagener, SC. Mr. Colvin, from Dubach Louisiana, was the loving husband for 52 years to Margie Ann Fallaw Colvin. He is also survived by his children: Billie Ann C.(Jim) Begley of Kingsport, TN, Terry L. (Darlene) Colvin of Aiken, and Jerry F (Sonya) Colvin of Wagener, grandchildren; Asher, Hayden & Caroline Begley, Andrew and Cassidy Colvin, Melissa (Braxton) Baughman, and Joseph Colvin, brothers; Thomas (Ann) Colvin and Donald Ray (Diane) Colvin. He was the son of the late Johnnie and Willie Bell Hunt Colvin.

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Maurine Harris Broome Sleeth

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Funeral services for Maurine Harris Broome Sleeth, age 92, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dale Oden. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery near Hilly under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is given that DAVID G. JOHNSON, Administrator in the
above numbered and captioned matter, has filed a petition for
authority to pay estate debts of the succession in accordance with
a tableau of distribution filed in these proceedings. The petition
can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from
the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the
petition must be filed prior to its homologation with the Lincoln
Parish Clerk of Court, Third Judicial District, Louisiana.
1td: March 16, 2014

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CITY OF RUSTON
Sealed bids for the following project will be received by the Purchasing Department of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 P.M. local time on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud in the office of the Purchasing Agent. Bids received after the 2:00 P.M. deadline will be returned via certified mail to the bidder unopened.

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