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January 16th, 2013

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012 Dubach, Louisiana

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
Dubach, Louisiana
Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Commissioners met in special session, Monday, December 17, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., at Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Vienna Station, Dubach, Louisiana, with the following members present: Chairman Tom Thompson, Mike Fulton, Willie Hendricks, Layne Parnell, Ray Robinson, Herbert Lyons, and John Barnett.
Absent: None.

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DECEMBER 18, 2012 Lincoln Parish Fire Training Center

DECEMBER 18, 2012
Lincoln Parish Fire Training Center Board of Commissioners met in regular session, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at four-thirty (4:30) p.m., at Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Vienna Station Administrative Office, Dubach, Louisiana, with the following members present:
Chairman Michael Fulton, Bill Sanderson, Chief James Austin
ABSENT: Chief Dennis Ford
Chairman Michael Fulton opened the meeting with an invocation.
A motion was made by Chief Austin, seconded by Bill Sanderson, to approve the agenda as presented. The motion carried with the following votes:

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January 15th

Lincoln Parish Schools to close Wednesday

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All students in the parish will have a day off school on Wednesday due to potential inclement weather.
Lincoln Parish Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell announced just before 2:30 p.m. today that all parish public schools will be closed on Wednesday due to the potential for bad weather.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to a low of 28 degree Fahrenheit and there is a 50 percent chance of precipitation. Freezing rain is expected into Wednesday morning, easing up around 9 a.m.

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Ice storm warning in effect for area

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Residents should use caution when out driving today and Wednesday, as freezing rain and temperatures are predicted.
C.S. Ross, hydrologist with the National Weather Service, said the area is currently under a warning for winter weather.
“Ruston is under an ice storm warning through 4 p.m. today,” Ross said. “Periods of freezing rain and sleet are expected. Temperatures in mid to late afternoon are expected to inch slightly above freezing, possibly around 33.”

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Church recognizes retired teachers for years of service

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Earlier this month, Jerusalem Baptist Church in Calhoun took the time to say “Thanks” to a group of individuals who have served the area by educating future leaders.
A group of 25 retired teachers, all 85 years of age and older, as well as more than 200 supporters, showed up to the Lincoln Parish Library in their Sunday best on Jan. 6 for the church’s inaugural Retired Teachers’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
The Rev. Don J. White, pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church, presided over the ceremony, which included musical performances and the presentation of plaques.

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Ruston’s got talent

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Have talent, want a venue to show it off and help a good cause at the same time? Those interested may try their hand at winning $100 and also showcase their talent on the Dixie Center for the Arts stage during the second annual Ruston’s Got Talent to benefit the March of Dimes.
“We have our own team, the Hockenjos Family,” said Cindy Hockenjos, whose twin granddaughters, Annabelle and Cadence Hockenjos, are the Ruston-Lincoln March of Dimes ambassadors. “All the proceeds we raise will go toward the March of Dimes. Last year, the talent show raised $1,200.”

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A life devoted to ministry

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A native of Bogalusa, Dale Oden found his way to Ruston 37 years ago.
“I was serving in a church in Clinton, Miss., and had been there for about six years,” Dale said. “Temple contacted me needing a minister of education and after a period of a few months we moved on Feb. 4, 1976, my daughter’s first birthday, and we have been here ever since.”
A graduate of Bogalusa High School and Mississippi College, Dale received his religious education at New Orleans Baptist Seminary. With his wife Sadel, he raised two children in Ruston, Angela and Jonathan.

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Exploring heirloom vegetable varieties

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It sure has been quiet at the office the last few weeks. I guess the cold and wet weather has kept most of the gardeners inside, sitting around the wood burner. During this slack period, it is a good time to be planning this spring’s vegetable garden, and including heirloom vegetable varieties would be a way to spice up the normal gardening routine.

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Ramsaur speaks to Kiwanis Club

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James Ramsaur, director of the Lincoln Parish Park, was the speaker at a Kiwanis Club meeting on Jan. 10. He spoke about the operation and future developments of the park.  

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Ag Expo filled with activities

The Ag Expo 2013 is planned from 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe.
Visitors this year will be able to register for a free iPad to be given away at the close of the show on Saturday (need not be present to win).

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