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December 11th

No bowl, but still big year for ’Dogs

Louisiana Tech University’s football season didn’t end the way its loyal fans wanted it to, but one thing is patently clear about the 2012 edition of the Bulldogs.
Despite not being among the participants in the upcoming and seemingly never-ending bowl season, Tech had one of its greatest campaigns ever.
In the overall body of work produced by the ’Dogs since early September, it was a season filled with exciting wins, a plethora of team and individual records and plenty of attention from the national media.

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Agricultural gift shopping

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With the Christmas season in full swing, most of us are looking for gifts to give our family and friends. We look for items they don’t already have and items they would enjoy.
Why not give some agricultural gifts this season? Shopping online for agricultural gifts has never been easier thanks to the MarketMaker program. MarketMaker is an online directory for agritourism, farmers/ranchers, fisheries, wineries and more. In Louisiana, the MarketMaker program features some of the best agricultural products our state has to offer.

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Bikers not such bad people

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In popular media, people who ride motorcycles are always portrayed as unsavory characters. I’ve personally never had a problem with people who ride motorcycles, but it could be because I have family members who are bikers and who don’t walk into bars and beat people up or any of the other horrible things bikers normally do in movies.
And, on Saturday, I was able to spend some time getting to know a really nice group of people — and all of them were bikers.

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RESOLUTION NO. 820 OF 2012 RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

RESOLUTION NO. 820 OF 2012 RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK
WHEREAS, the Employee Handbook of the City of Ruston, dated for reference December 1, 2007, (the “Employee Handbook”), was adopted by Ordinance No. 1530 of 2007 and amended by Resolution No. 552 of 2007 and by Resolution No. 608 of 2008; and WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City that certain amendments to the Employee Handbook be approved; BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
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PROBATE DOCKET NO. 12069

PROBATE DOCKET NO. 12069
SUCCESSION OF ROBERT W. GILES THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
PARISH OF LINCOLN
STATE OF LOUISIANA
NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION
Notice is given that the court appointed executrix of this succession has filed a petition for authority to pay charges and debts of the succession, in accordance with a Tableau of Distribution attached as Exhibit “B” to the petition. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven days from the date of this publication; any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to homologation.

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CHOUDRANT TOWN Council MINUTES VILLAGE OF CHOUDRANT

CHOUDRANT TOWN Council MINUTES VILLAGE OF CHOUDRANT November 5, 2012
The Village of Choudrant Town Council met in regular session. Present were Mayor Bill Sanderson, Alderman Ragan Aswell, Alderman Ricky Maier and guests. Meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Mayor Sanderson. Mayor Sanderson gave prayer. Motion to approve the agenda was made by Alderman Aswell, seconded by Alderman Maier. Approved. Motion to approve the minutes of October 1, 2012, was made by Alderman Aswell, seconded by Alderman Maier. Approved.
Financial Report- Mayor Sanderson presented the financial report

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December 10th

One killed in Union crash

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At 2:45 p.m. Dec. 8, troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 143 south of Louisiana Highway 2 that claimed the life of a West Monroe man.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2001 Honda Accord, driven by 38-year-old Joshua Richardson, was traveling north on Louisiana Highway 143 when it crossed the center line and struck a 2002 International Conventional 18-wheeler, driven by 22-year-old Jakelton Joiner of Marion, head on.

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Celebrating the season

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CHOUDRANT — Even though the temperatures were unseasonable warm Saturday evening, Choudrant held its annual Christmas in the Village filled with vendor booths, musical entertainment, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a cake walk, a sleigh ride pulled by a tractor and many more activities for the members of the community.
“This is our first year to come,” said Katie Pipes, who was accompanied by her husband and two children. “I thought it would be fun for my family, and my 3-year-old is really having fun. He just won a cake in the cake walk.”

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Choudrant to get new chicken eatery

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CHOUDRANT — Choudrant will soon have a new place to enjoy some chicken after aldermen approved a rezoning request last week.
In a split vote, aldermen approved the rezoning of a piece of property located at 114 Aswell St. The property, which is co-owned by Holly Williams, has previously served as a restaurant under a conditional use permit. She requested that aldermen permanently rezone the property into the Business 1 zone, which is the zone for most businesses in the village.

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Police Jury meets Tuesday

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will convene for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
On the agenda are public hearings and adoptions for the 2012 amended and 2013 proposed budgets for the police jury and Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish.
Other business includes approval of the 2012 amended and 2013 proposed budgets for the North Louisiana Exhibition Center, as well as a report on property tax exemption for nonmanufacturing businesses.
Prior to the full jury meeting, the following jury committees will meet:

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