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September 7th

Thousands to receive tax notices

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Thousands of Lincoln Parish residents will receive a notice from the tax assessor’s office in the next week or two.
Parish Tax Assessor Pam Jones said she will send out approximately 3,000 notices for re-assessments on oil and gas wells and business personal property.
“The law says if it’s not a reassessment year then you only have to send notices to those (whose property value) increase by 15 percent or more,” Jones said. “In the case of (business) personal property, I choose to mail them every year, because (the value) changes every year.”

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Assessor files suit against tax commission

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In 2010, Lincoln Parish did not see the typical growth in its overall property tax base.
Parish Tax Assessor Pam Jones attributes the growth stunt to a change in guidelines implemented by the Louisiana Tax Commission. According to the new guidelines, oil and gas wells will hit the “floor” of their straight-line depreciation — which is 20 percent of their initial value — after only 17 years instead of 25 years.

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Forums crucial for Grambling elections

More than two years of political turmoil and infighting have been enough for residents of the town of Grambling.
The numbers bear the proof. The town has 10 candidates running for mayor and 17 vying for five City Council spots.
After watching its government mired in a political quagmire for so long now, Grambling residents have to try to figure out what kind of leaders these tough economic times require. Which candidates can help free Grambling from that political quagmire? And which candidates are best to try to lead the town forward into an uncertain and daunting future?

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‘Bash’ ushers in a new school year

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Under the tag “Lincoln Parish Schools: Empowered for Excellence,” the district rolls out its fourth annual Community-Wide Back-to-School Bash at the Ruston Civic Center. The event is planned from 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday.
The event is free and open to the public.
“I assure you that when we originated this event, we never anticipated it taking off like it has,” Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox said. “Each year we’ve seen our attendance numbers soar, as well as the community partners involved. We are absolutely thrilled with how everyone has embraced this effort.”

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String of burglaries leads to five arrests

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Five suspects were arrested last week in connection to one house and several car burglaries.
The following people were arrested:
• Chase Brownfield, 18, 9126 Blom Blvd., Shreveport, two counts of simple burglary
• Michael Crump, 17, 162 Brown Road, Dubach, two counts of simple burglary

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$100K check presented to local leaders

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Gov. Bobby Jindal was in Ruston Sunday to deliver more than $100,000 in reimbursable grants to the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and the municipalities of Downsville, Choudrant and Simsboro.
That money will pay for various improvements throughout the parish, including those for sewer needs and firefighting equipment.
Jindal delivered the check at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.

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Artoberfest to raise funds for Arts Tour

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council lost $15,000 from their operational budget this year, but NCLAC Director Leigh Anne Chambers said she and Associate Director April Honaker are staying positive.
In order to fund the annual Holiday Arts Tour, which takes place in November, NCLAC and a group of volunteers have organized Artoberfest. The event, a take on the German tradition of Oktoberfest, will take place from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Ruston Historic Firehouse.

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September 5th

IDEA Place thankful for assistance

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The IDEA Place was quite busy during the month of June. This summer, four Summer Science Institute Camps took place drawing guests from as far as Hawaii. Camp topics included Getting Down on the Farm, a camp reflecting the science of agriculture; Swimming with the Fishies, a camp exploring organisms in a variety of bodies of water and water types; Get Fit with Sports, a camp focused on the science of athletics and nutrition; and Up, Up, and Out of This World, a week-long camp focusing on flight and space.
About 150 students attended the institute. This summer was particularly exciting as we were able to incorporate field trips into the week-long sessions. Each week, students participated in two field trips. Each Tuesday, students visited Margaret Anne Emory at the Lincoln Parish Museum, and learned of the importance of the corresponding topic in Lincoln Parish.
Many exciting speakers and guests came to share. Each Monday, students visited a venue directly related to the theme being addressed. This summer, campers had the opportunity to visit Louisiana Tech University’s South Campus and Tech Farm, the Lincoln Parish Park, the Thomas Assembly Center and Field House, and/or the Ruston Regional Airport depending on the camp for which they were registered.

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Reader: Column about tax inaccurate

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This is a harsh response for which I make no apology. The nature of the transgression toward which it is directed warrants such.
Rob Shadoin has irresponsibly yelled fire in a crowded theatre.
In his Aug. 29 column, he repeats a widely circulated falsehood meant to discredit the Obama administration and Democrat controlled congress. The falsehood that Shadoin so irresponsibly repeated is summarized at Snopes.com as follows: “Starting in 2011, all employees will have to pay taxes on the value of health insurance provided by their employers.” This statement is false. There is no law, rule or regulation presently in effect or scheduled to take effect in the future that will tax either the employee or the employer on the amount paid by the employer for medical insurance benefits provided to employees. Shadoin would have known it was false had he taken but a moment to verify it. I was able to verify within a minute or two at Snopes.com (among other sources) that it was false.

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Writer: Males to face extinction

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At the age of 78 years, I have seen everyday life change drastically. I was involved in communications throughout most of my military career.
When I retired in 1972, communication frequencies were seemingly about to be totally used up.
Now everyone from ten to ninety-eight have their own personal phone number. In 1958, the United States’ best effort to place an object in orbit was about the size of a grapefruit. Eleven years later, astronauts flew 240,000 miles to the moon, landed and returned to Earth.

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