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June 6th

THE FOLLOWING resolution

THE FOLLOWING resolution was offered by R. Maiers and seconded by R. Aswell: RESOLUTION NO.

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PUBLIC NOTICE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

PUBLIC NOTICE
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ) VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO / SIMSBORO WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY
WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT

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THE VILLAGE of Simsboro

THE VILLAGE of Simsboro in Lincoln Parish is seeking HPG funds from U.S.D.A./RHS for rural community housing preservation program. The funds will be used for the repair and rehabilitation of single- family houses of low and very low income residents of Simsboro rural area of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. Informed citizens are urged to provide their input to the Village Mayor, Honorable Willie Hendricks, or the city’s consultant, Dr. Benedict Nwokolo. Dr. Nwokolo can be reached via this phone number: (318)247-2716 or via this email address: Nwokolo@gram.edu.

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Milton Lopez (“Pez” or “Hector”) May

Milton Lopez (“Pez” or “Hector”) May, was born December 15, 1946, in Ruston, LA to the late Mattie Lee Brewster May and Philip May Jr. He was the first born of four boys to Mattie and Philip. Milton was also the first to conclude this earthly journey.

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June 5th

Burn ban considered

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The Lincoln Parish Fire District may need to call a parishwide burn ban in the coming days if conditions remain dry and more fires erupt.
LPFD spokesman Jim Hilton said there have been 11 grass fires since May 1, nine of which were in the last two weeks.
“They are definitely on the rise,” Hilton said. “They’ve been all over, pretty much everywhere.”
The size of the fires have ranged from a few feet to more than a quarter of a mile.

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Weather impacts city’s famous fruit

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Local growers say the lack of a strong winter might put a dent in the peach crop this year.
Peach farmers in the area are busy making sure they’ll have plenty of peaches for the 2012 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival, but the weather has not been on their side this year.
Joe Mitcham, of Mitcham Farms, said the decreased number of chill hours has led to smaller, sweeter and fewer peaches.

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Burglars strike parish

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Another burglary occurred over the evening hours in the southwestern portion of the parish near the Arcadia/Simsboro area. This adds to a number of burglaries that have occurred over the past three weeks in Lincoln Parish.
Major Stephen Williams, with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said that while the majority of theses types of incidents have occurred in the Arcadia/ Simsboro area, some have also taken place in the northern part of the parish.

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Council OKs 13 sirens

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Ruston aldermen have approved a resolution that will allow sirens to be installed at 13 different locations throughout the city.
The Outdoor Audible Emergency Warning System, which includes voice command capability to give residents instructions, will be used to warn residents in the event of bad storms or other emergencies.
“It’s seems we’ve gotten more tornado-prone in the last few years, so this is a good step in the right direction,” Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said at the Monday City Council meeting.

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Dealing with fire ants, dry weather

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Fire ants are a problem again this year. One reader told me that they were especially bad around his okra and inquired what would be safe to use and not harm his other crops.
A very safe material that has a recommendation for more than 200 fruits and vegetables is ESTEEM.
It is bait that the ants carry back to their hills. It is an insect growth regulator, so it is very safe around humans and animals.
Check for the active ingredient Pyripoxifen. I understand that there are some additional products that have the same active ingredient. They should also be safe to use.

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Newsome in legends’ circles

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BOSSIER CITY — Grown men have their heroes, too.
Ask Ozzie Newsome.
In his own right, he is one of the NFL’s all-time best players, considered by many to be the greatest tight end in the game’s history.
He’s a former All-American at the University of Alabama, a three-time Pro Bowler, first round draftee and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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