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April 28th, 2014

Summertime busy with DART

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As the school year winds down, there are so many things that require the attention of students and those who work with them. Annual standardized testing and final exams, year-end projects and activities, state science, speech, choral, 4-H and athletic competitions, and, for seniors, the flurry of graduation events.

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Pet of the Week

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Submitted photo- Kay is quiet, never causing a scene. If it wasn’t for all the love she will give her new family, they would never know she was there. She is a Black Lab mix about 2 years old.  Her adoption fees is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. See all the dogs at the shelter, located at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Courthouse capital outlay a possibility

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has started the process of applying for the state’s capital outlay program with the hope that funding will be used to construct a new courthouse.
The LPPJ learned last month about a program that would pay for approximately 75 percent of the cost of construction.
The LPPJ decided to hire a consultant to help expedite the application, but the vote did not pass without some opposition.

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Support for babies to wrap up May 10

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It’s down to the stretch run for local March of Dimes fundraising efforts with the annual March for Babies set to wrap things up on May 10 at the Maxie Lambright Intramural Center on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
Efforts to raise funds for the MOD go back to the winter, when events like the MOD Diaper Derby were held at halftime of the Lady Techsters-Alabama Birmingham basketball game at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Local schools have held “Blue jeans for Babies” days where students can donate money and be able to wear jeans to school that day.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Civil Case Management Software Upgrade - Ruston City Court
RFP No. 2014-003
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time, TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014 in the Purchasing Office of the City of Ruston located at the Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 for providing Ruston City Court, Ruston, Louisiana with CIVIL CASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE UPGRADE.
As per specifications on file gratis:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631

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THE CITY of Grambling

THE CITY of Grambling is accepting bids to purchase a 2014 Freightliner model M2-106 with new Heil Model 5000-25 yard rear loading garbage truck. The manufacturer and model number are used only to denote the quality standard. Bids will be opened on May 1, 2014 at 12 p.m. in the Mayor's Office. Please submit your bids to the Mayor's Office, City of Grambling, P. O. Box 109, Grambling, LA 71245 or 127 King Street, Grambling, LA 71245.
3td: April 15, 20 and 27, 2014

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Mrs. Faye Imogene Williams Watson

Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Imogene Williams Watson, age 88 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Northside Church of Christ in Ruston.  Pastor Don Stevens  will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Watson went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Shreveport, from the effects of a recent stroke.

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Johnny R. Spears

Funeral services for Johnny R. Spears will be held Monday, April 28, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana. Officiating will be Rev. Leland Crawford. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden, Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Rose- Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

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April 26th

LPNET makes drug bust

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The execution of a search warrant by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement team has led to the arrest of four individuals.
On Friday, LPNET agents executed a search warrant at a residence in the 900 block of Fisher Lane.
Public Information Officer with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Maj. Chad Alexander said agents detected a strong odor of both burnt and green marijuana when entering the residence.

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Second annual autism run a success

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The second annual Hope for Autism 5k race was held at Lincoln Parish Park on Saturday.
More than 400 participants came out to show their support for Autism Spectrum Disorder, which affects 1 in 68 children. Micheal Pruden won first place in the men’s division with a time of 21:50. The first place winner for the women’s division was Suzanne Tyler, a special education teacher at Glen View Elementary, with a time of 23:11.
“I’m running today for two of my students,” Tyler said.
All proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Hope Center for Autism, located at 206 E. Reynolds Drive.

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