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July 18th, 2014

Grand Jury List #9

I, Linda Cook, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, hereby certifies the following to be a
True and correct list of CIVIL PETIT JURORS and GRAND JURORS, drawn, JULY 15, 2014, at the meeting of the Jury Commission in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
AARON, JOSEPH SCOTT
ABNEY, DON
ABRAHAM, ANDREW JACOB

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Grand Jury List #10

I, Linda Cook, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, hereby certifies the following to be a
True and correct list of CIVIL PETIT JURORS and GRAND JURORS, drawn, JULY 15, 2014, at the meeting of the Jury Commission in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
ABBOTT III, WALTER CLARENCE
ANDERSON, MICHELLE RACHEL
ATKINS, TIMOTHY JOE

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April 15 meeting

Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Commissioners met in regular session, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., at Lincoln Parish Fire District, Vienna Station in Dubach, Louisiana, with the following members present: Layne Parnell, Mike Fulton, Richard Durrett, and Bart Dugdale. Guests present: Courtney Hall, Walter Abbot, Bobby Bennett, Andy Shealy, Kip Franklin, and others.
Absent: Dennis Byrnes and Ray Robinson.
Invocation was given by Mike Fulton.

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April 8 meeting

Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Civil Service Board met on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Vienna Station in Dubach, Louisiana, with the following members present: Dwight Anderson, Charles Edwards, and Dustin St. Andre.
Invocation was given by Dwight Anderson.
A motion was made by Dustin St. Andre and seconded by Dwight Anderson to approve the agenda as presented. All present voted in favor
A motion was made by Dwight Anderson and seconded by Dustin St. Andre that the minutes from the previous meeting be approved as presented. All present voted in favor.

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Shedding light on art

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Students place in statewide watershed competition
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Several students from Lincoln Parish were recently honored at the Governor’s Mansion for their participation in the 12th annual Louisiana Environmental Awareness Student Art Contest, hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
“In April my students submitted their work for the contest,” said Gifted/Talented Art Teacher at Ruston Junior High School Crystal Pye. “The theme this year was Watersheds.”

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Wreck results in fatality

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A Ruston woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a wreck early this morning.
Ruston Police Department received the 911 call of a single motor vehicle accident at 1:08 a.m. today at the intersection of Goodwin Road and Kentucky Avenue.
Upon responding, officers reported the driver to be Annie Smith Carrier, 34, of 1803 Corely St. The Lincoln Parish Coroner pronounced Smith dead at the scene.
This accident is still currently under investigation.
RPD Chief of Police Steve Rogers said at this point all that is known is the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

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Health unit dwindling

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Short staff risks STD’s increasing

Employees of the Lincoln Health Unit are doing everything they can to combat the rapid growth of sexually transmitted diseases in Lincoln Parish. But, until the state restores the two-thirds of the employees the health unit recently lost, the battle will be uphill.
“When the Lincoln Health Foundation conducted a health assessment in 2008, STD’s were one of the top concerns on the list,” said LHF Chief Executive Officer Norman Hanes.

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Drug bust arrests 3

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Traffic stop yields meth, marijuana
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Multiple residents were arrested Thursday on drug-related charges.
Tony Deland Eley, 43, of 1239 Oil Field Road, Dubach, was arrested on one count possession with intent to distribute schedule II drugs and one count possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the arrest affidavit, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies initiated a traffic stop on a gray GMC truck, which showed to be flagged for no insurance.
The arresting officer reportedly advised Eley, the driver, of why he was being stopped.

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NCLAC wraps up arts-filled summer

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This summer has been an eventful one for us here in the NCLAC office.
We’ve had a team of eager interns who have helped us in our endeavors, and since the summer is almost over, their internships will end as well.
Tess Stickney has been working for us with our exhibition-related programming. She has been the friendly face in the lobby of the Dixie Center at each of the Dog Days of Summer Art Crawls. She has written press releases and blog posts, and has assisted with summer arts camps and farmers market projects.

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Children’s tools products of interdisciplinary collaboration

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Speech, communication, typography and storytelling are all merging together for three Louisiana Tech University professors’ interdisciplinary research focusing on fostering children’s development.
Todd Maggio, an associate professor of art, and speech faculty members Kerri Phillips and Christina Madix, are the creative minds behind LMNOBeasts, an educational and therapeutic tool that, as Maggio said, is “also a load of fun.

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