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May 15th, 2014

THE WATER We Drink

THE WATER We Drink
HICO WATER SYSTEM
Public Water Supply ID: LA1061008

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Sealed bids will be received for the State of Louisiana by the Division of Administration, Office of Facility Planning and Control, Claiborne Office Building, 1201 North Third Street, Conference Room 1-145, Post Office Box 94095, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9095 until 2:00 P.M., Thursday, June 12, 2014.
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SEALED BIDS will be received by Grambling State University, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in the Purchasing Office; Old President's Residence, Room 111; 430 Main Street, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana for:
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May 14th

LPPJ changes precincts, honors CFO

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Jurors meet to reconsolidate polls, other committee items discussed
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There were many items discussed during committee meetings and the regular session held by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Tuesday.
The Public Property and Buildings Committee met first at 5:45 p.m. to approve a revised lease renewal or Aaron’s Rents, Inc. The jury approved a five-year lease renewal at a 10 percent increase for the company, setting the lease at $4.40 per square foot, per year.
Next up the Public Works Committee met at 6 p.m. to authorize a study concerning the drainage on Water Tank Road, which lies on the south side of Ruston near Jackson Parish.

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Traffic redirected due to accident

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According to the Ruston Fire Department an 18-wheeler overturned on Interstate 20 at approximately 1:35 a.m. today.
Eric Brazzel, RFD public education officer, said RFD/EMS responded with one ambulance and one rescue unit. He reported that persons involved in the accident were not injured and did not need transportation to a medical facility.
Officials helping to redirect traffic were Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office and Ruston Police Department.
Louisiana State Police Troop F Public Information Officer Albert Paxton said the driver was cited for careless operation.

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House will debate bill to save Sparta

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Strides made in supply initiative

The Louisiana House is expected to debate a bill on Thursday that, if approved, could be the next step in a long-talked about project of piping water from Lake D’Arbonne to Ruston and Farmerville as an alternative source to the Sparta Aquifer.
Senate Bill 430, by West Monroe Sen. Mike Walsworth, allows the state to sell acreage in the Old D’Arbonne State Park in Farmerville to the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative as the site of a water treatment plant. The property would be sold at its $65,000 appraised value.

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Helping keep troops, families connected

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Ruston Parks and Recreation and Cell Phones For Soldiers, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are asking the local community to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones.
Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 200,000 troops are serving in the United States military overseas around the world. Teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist founded Cell Phones for Soldiers in 2004 at the ages of 12 and 13.

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Tech professor chairs national biology symposium

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David K. Mills, professor of biological sciences and biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, recently chaired a professional development symposium on social media and career development at the American Association of Anatomists’ Experimental Biology meetings in San Diego, Calif.

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Pierian Club submits minutes to library

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Members of the Pierian Club of Ruston have presented 78 years of club minutes to the Lincoln Parish Library. The eight volumes of original minutes, some of them handwritten, span 1928 through 2006. The minutes chronicle much of Ruston’s history, as well as the influence of women on the city’s development. Participating in the presentation were, from left, Carol Young, club president; Vivian McCain, Lincoln Parish Library head librarian; Teri Fulton, archival committee co-chairman and Virginia Selle, archival committee chairman and long-time Pierian club historian.

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Club News: Happy Gardeners Society

The April meeting of the Happy Gardeners Society was held in the home of Dorothy Jewell with co-hostesses Joyce Crowe and Linda Richmond.
President Linda James called the meeting to order. Magdi Ferguson gave the opening prayer. Ellen Lacroix led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag. Treasurer Liza Humphries gave the financial report. Donations for Dimes for the Dixie and DART were made.
Several members were able to visit reserve member Inez Rainwater on her 96th birthday, March 12.

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