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January 26th

I,LINDA COOK, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner in and for Lincoln Parish,

I,LINDA COOK, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, hereby certifies the following to be a
true and correct list of a CRIMINAL JURY drawn, JANUARY 17,2012, at the meeting of the Jury Commission in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
ALBRITTON, CODY LEE
ALLEN, TAMMY TAMOUR
ANDERSON, CORTEZ ORLANDO
ARCHER, ASHLEY ELIZABETH
ASHTON, LAMARIO DEMOND
ATES, GREGORY CALVIN
ATHEY, KEVIN LANCE
AULDS, JOE CHRISTOPHER
BAILEY, MATTIE CREDELL H
BAKER, SHERON
BARLOW, JOANN MCVAY
BARMORE, CHERRI K
BARMORE, JUDY ANN
BARNES, JONATHAN GRANT

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SEALED BID # 2012-0008

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
SEALED BID # 2012-0008
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 in the Purchasing Department of the city of Ruston located at the Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with
AN ANNUAL SUPPLY CONTRACT OF HOT MIX ASPHALT, F.O.B. PLANT, FOR THE CITY OF RUSTON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Department
701 East Tennessee Avenue

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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau

RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau
Board of Directors Meeting 8:00 a.m. December 15, 2011
Ruston, LA
Minutes
Members Present: Keith Brasuell, Chair
Rosy Bromell
Bill Hogan
Chris Garriga
Don Dyson
Dr. Dave Guerin
Ryan Madden Staff Present:
Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO
Timothy Bush, VP for Sales/Marketing
Members Absent:
Dr. Ken Eke
Skip Russell
Call to Order
Mr. Brasuell called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.
Invocation
Mr. Brasuell presented the invocation.
Approval of Agenda

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January 25th

Cheerleaders win nationals

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The Ruston High School cheerleaders have secured a national championship for the second year in a row.
RHS’ competitive cheer team, made up of girls from the freshman, junior varsity and varsity squads, won first in the National Cheerleaders Association Game Time Division during the competition held Jan. 7-8 at the Dallas Convention Center.

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GSU audit addressed

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Two issues reported

GRAMBLING — Grambling State University recently received its audit for July 2010 through June 2011 and only two problems were reported to the university over that period.
The report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office found instances of Internal Revenue Service penalties and missing moveable property on campus, while no other instances were reported on, leaving Grambling in good shape for the next audit.
According to the report, the first reported problem involves unlocated moveable property in the amount of more than $1 million.

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Truck catches fire on I-20

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At approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, a truck traveling east on Interstate 20 near the Lincoln and Bienville parish line caught on fire. Jim Hilton, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department, said the truck was completely destroyed, but no injuries were reported. The fire reportedly began in the engine of the one-ton Ford pick-up truck, but officials are uncertain what caused it. Hilton said the truck was pulling a Gooseneck trailer carrying some welding supplies including oxygen.

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NELTC offers free job training

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While many people across the area look for work with limited to no job training or experience — and no funding geared toward an education or job training — Northeast Louisiana Technical College is gearing up to shrink those numbers through a free program starting in February.
NELTC, partnering with Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe, will be offering free industrial training in collaboration with the Northeast Louisiana Workforce Centers, Inc.

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RPAR volunteers get a tax deduction

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The W-2 forms should be headed to your address, and the tax deadline will be here before you know it. And, I’ll bet you never thought you would read about tax deductions in a Ruston Parks and Recreation article.
Well, guess what? Louisiana offers a tax code that rewards volunteer service.
In 2007, House Bill 949 was introduced to provide for a tax deduction for persons who volunteer with a recreation department.

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Lions Club

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Eric Brazzel, public education officer with the Ruston Fire Department, was a recent speaker at the Tuesday noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Brazzel told the assembly that the personnel at Ruston Fire Department stand ready to assist the community in any emergency situation.

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State championship chili cookoff to benefit St. Jude

The 21st Annual St. Jude Chili Cookoff is right around the corner and cooks from across the nation are making plans to attend.
Minden has again been designated as the site for the 2012 Louisiana State Championship. State Championships not only draw more cooks, but the first three Louisiana cooks that place automatically qualify for the World Championships held in Terlingua, Texas during the first weekend of November.

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