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December 11th

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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Facing the challenges of stuttering

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Group open to those who want to learn more about disorder
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People who stutter frequently face challenges in communication, and consequently might shy away from social situations.
“It’s a frustrating thing because they know what they want to say but feel people don’t take them seriously in a conversation or think they don’t know what they are talking about,” said Christy Madix, an assistant professor and clinical services coordinator at Louisiana Tech Speech and Hearing Center, which works with individuals who have communication disorders. “A lot of times people think it is a controllable thing, and it is not in all circumstances.”

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Pet of the Week

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Baby is around a year old, and is mostly dark brown with some lighter brown and white. Her adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS or more information or visit www.4pawsrescue.com. Interested parties may come see all dogs at 4 Paws’ new office located at 290 Rodeo Road, in Ruston just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or call for an appointment.

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Littera Club

Twenty four members of the Littera gathered at the Ropp House on the Louisiana Tech University campus Dec. 5 for their Christmas Luncheon. The hostesses, Norma Hood, Carolyn Garner, Louise McAdams and Teri Fulton had decorated the tables with white trees filled with silver, aqua and royal blue balls and birds.
President Emily Baugh added her welcome to the members and gave the invocation. Following the meal, announcements were made. The president read a Christmas greeting from Ruth Wall.

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Caney Lake Good Sammers

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The Caney Lake Sammers planning this campout were Linda and Dan Evans and Mary and Joe Lanning. The group made camp in Lincoln Parish Park, outside of Ruston during Nov. 14-17.
The campers were surprised with a great holiday feast. Crowning the table was turkey and ham.
After dinner there was an ornament exchange game where there was a lot of mulling over which fancy wrapping to choose, and wondering what the ornament inside would be.

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Louisiana Tech poinsettias still available

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ictured left are two of the variety of prime poinsettias still available at the Louisiana Tech Farm Salesroom located near Reese Hall on West California Avenue.
The prime poinsettias, pictured right, produced at the Louisiana Tech Greenhouses, are available at the Tech Farm Salesroom, open 9 a.m.-5p.m. Monday through Friday. Proceeds support the greenhouse operations and the plant science program.

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