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December 4th

Successful container gardening

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One of the garden trends that has taken hold over the past couple of years, other than raised beds and vertical gardening, is the concept of container gardening. The term “container gardening” can be used to represent a small group of containers on a patio or even many containers placed throughout the landscape.

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'The cloud' heralds in media future

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Last Christmas, I found a Kindle under my Christmas tree.
If you’re unfamiliar with what a Kindle is, it is a small, electronic device used for reading books –— an e-reader (short for electronic reader).
For a fanatic reader like myself, it was one of the best Christmas gifts money could buy. And, yet, nearly a year later I’ve purchased very few books for it.
Sure, I’ve downloaded numerous free books, and used the device to connect to OverDrive, a service offered by the Lincoln Parish Library that allows patrons to check out electronic books.

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Barbara Prothro Thornhill

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Services to celebrate the life of Barbara Prothro Thornhill will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Billy Pierce officiating.

Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Thornhill was born on November 2, 1933 in Campti, Louisiana to the late William and Annie Prothro. She was the wife of Cecil R. Thornhill for 55 years until his passing in 2010.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Invitation to Quote # 2013-0008

PUBLIC NOTICE
Invitation to Quote # 2013-0008
The city of Ruston is currently accepting sealed quotes for the Demolition and Removal of Substandard Structures until 10:00 a.m. local time, December 14, 2012. Structures are located at the following Ruston, Louisiana addresses:
1609 Branscome Street
709 1/2 Jenkins Avenue (house and shed)
1504 Oakdale Street 907 Cedar Street
710 Arlington Street 1003 South Maple Street (house and shed)
Please contact C. Michelle Colvin, CPPB, City of Ruston Purchasing Agent, at 318-251-8631 for additional information.
1td: December 4, 2012

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THE VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO MONTHLY TOWN HALL MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012

THE VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO MONTHLY TOWN HALL MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
The Village of Simsboro met in regular session Monday, November 5, 2012 at 6:00 P. M. Council members present were Alderman Doug Durrett and Alderman Tiffany Cole, Alderman Pam Durrett was absent. Mayor Hendricks called the meeting to order. Pastor Phillips voiced the prayer. Mayor Hendricks led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA APPROVED: A motion was made by Alderman Tiffany Cole to approve the agenda as printed, seconded by Alderman Doug Durrett. Motion passed.

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PUBLIC NOTICE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ) REGENCY FIEILD SERVICES LLC

PUBLIC NOTICE
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ) REGENCY FIEILD SERVICES LLC
DUBACH FACILITY PROPOSED PART 70 AIR OPERATING PERMIT MODIFICATION

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December 3rd

Guice interviews Tuesday

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Les Guice is scheduled to be interviewed by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Baton Rouge for the position of Louisiana Tech University president.
After selecting Guice and another semi-finalist out of nine applicants, a search committee conducted interviews, and Guice, who currently serves as Tech’s executive vice president and vice president for research and development, was selected as the sole finalist for the position.
ULS Board of Supervisors Chair Wayne Parker said the board might make a decision on Tuesday.

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DART launches Angel gift project

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On a recent afternoon, Morgan Conrad stood inside Rodéo Boutique decorating a white tree.
The act was not merely to enhance the atmosphere at the shop in which she works, but also to provide customers and others who enter the store with an opportunity to make a child’s Christmas wish come true.

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Choudrant achievement

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Choudrant High School continues to stack up the accolades, bringing positive attention to the community.
On top of the 19-point growth in School Performance Score announced by the state earlier this year, Choudrant has now been listed among the 2012 National Center for Education Achievement Higher Performing Schools for the state of Louisiana.

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DRABO presents arts and crafts fest

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DUBACH — On Saturday, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Dubach as the town held its annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival and Parade.
The Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization organized the event, and Gina Stokes, events coordinator for DRABO, said the event was a good one.
“I think today was great as far as participation with the vendors,” Stokes said. “I was disappointed we didn’t have more people here for the parade and to see Santa.”
The event included numerous vendors selling a variety of items.

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