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Insurance decision postponed

Recommendations made by committee chair Joyce Huntington called for retired jurors — who are currently eligible to have their medical and dental insurance paid by the Police Jury — to pay their own premiums or be dropped from the Jury’s policy.
“Ex-police jurors should not get health benefits because the Police Jury was not their primary job,” Huntington said. “They should be dropped off of the policy.”
The measure would save the parish about $34,000 a year, Huntington said.
Six retired police jurors currently participate in the parish insurance program.

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Bearcats open 5-A playoffs tonight

At least that’s the evaluation that Bearcats’ head coach Tim O’Neal would present as his team prepares to host the Wildcats (16-16) in an opening round Class 5-A Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoff game tonight (5 p.m.).
“That was earlier, plus they had some players out at the time,” O’Neal sized up about the third place team out of District 3-5A. “Their three and five-hole players, they weren’t with them at the time.”

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Underage drinking fight not over yet

Ruston Police Chief Randal Hermes said one thing that was particularly disturbing about the sting is that in at least one case, the seller looked at the ID and made the illegal sale anyway.
“The way the licenses are, it is very easy to detect if a person is under 21, so it kind of bothers us that a person has this much control over whether an underage person can purchase alcohol, and they’re ignoring the law and selling anyway,” he said.
We agree. The law is created for a reason and everyone, including bartenders and clerks, must do their part to make sure it is followed.

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Summer a time for growth

Gowns are being fitted, invitations are being addressed and final exams are pending.
Soon, it will be that magic, special time known to children everywhere as summer vacation.
No school, no tests, no homework— nothing but time.
Please, please find these kids something to do this summer.
Too often you see children just roaming the streets traveling in packs, with no destination in mind and too much time on their hands.
There is an old saying that idle hands are the devil’s playground.

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City to straighten intersection

Amethyst’s bid was $127,309.
“For years, we’ve been trying to straighten that intersection out,” said Lewis Love, the director of public works.
“We want to start when school lets out and end when school begins.”
Another order of business was to consider authorizing the sale of timber as a surplus property located on McDonald Street. The 26 acres were appraised at $45,200, and the Board motioned to sell it to the highest bidder.

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