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August 21st, 2013

Smoke detectors useful for elderly

Last Saturday, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a structure fire that was started in the kitchen around the owner’s stove. The owner was asleep at the time this was happening and was woken up by a smoke detector that the LPFD installed months before. It was later reported that 75 percent of the structure was lost when heat and smoke damage was taken into consideration. If the owner’s smoke detector was never installed, he could have been injured or killed during the disaster.

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Congressional election hectic start

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Who would have ever thought that so many people were waiting in the wings for 5th District Congressman Rodney Alexander to decide that he’s fed up with the partisan bickering in Washington, D. C., and isn’t going to take it anymore?
Congressional wannabes nearly careened into each other racing to toss their names into the hat after Alexander’s surprise announcement Aug. 6 that he won’t seek re-election in 2014. The news set off a political tidal wave:

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Ebony magazine features Miss GSU

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Miss Grambling State University 2012-13 has been chosen as one of 10 historically black university campus queens to be featured in the September issue of Ebony magazine.
Geralka Jackson, a May 2013 university graduate who reigned as Grambling State’s queen for the most recent academic year, competed for the magazine feature honor with HBCU campus queens from across the nation.

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Mrs. Monnie Peterson Herring

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Funeral services for Mrs. Monnie Peterson Herring, age 80 of Simsboro, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Gerald Nelson and Rev. Tim Peterson. Burial will follow in Simsboro City Cemetery in Simsboro under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Herring was born in Simsboro March 26, 1933 and died August 20, 2013 in Ruston. She was content in her life as a wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs.

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Larry W. Garner Sr.

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Larry W. Garner Sr. , 62, passed away in the early morning hours on Sunday, August, 18, in New Orleans, LA. He was preceded in death by his father Murrell Garner. Larry is survived by his mother Mrs. Melba Garner, of Ruston, LA, his sister Sherry Colvin, his children Heather Brigham and husband Phil, Stacy Toyer and husband Lionel, and Larry Garner Jr. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kohl, Kristian, Riley, Kameron, Aubrey, Logan, and a large extended family. Services have not been determined at this time.

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MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS FOR SURPLUS PROPERTY 2013

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS FOR
SURPLUS PROPERTY 2013
BIDS TO BE RECEIVED: 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 23, 2013
ADDENDUM NO. 1 Lincoln Parish Police Jury
August 19, 2013 Ruston, Louisiana 71270
9:00 AM
The following clarification is hereby made to any bids submitted for:
ITEM 1. 2003 E350 Van S/N: 1FBSS31FX3HA36537
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
ITEM 2. 1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup truck
S/N: 1GTEC19W0WE535822
Minimum Bid: $800.00
ITEM 3. 1984 Caterpillar 910 Wheel Loader
S/N: 41Y02024
Minimum Bid: $3,500.00
ITEM 4. Fairbanks Scales, Model 90-164-2
S/N: H208711AN
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, acting as Property Assessment Board of Review, will conduct Public hearings, for all persons or their representative desiring to be heard on assessment of real and personal property for the year of 2013.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
1960 Ford F100 pickup Vin #F10H0A12856 is stored at American Towing of Ruston, 300 Rough Edge Road, Ruston, LA 71270. If not claimed by September 5, 2013, a permit to sell may be obtained.
2td: August 20 and 21, 2013

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August 20th

Knowles, Colvin wed

Sarah Knowles, of Dubach, and Russell Colvin, of Bernice, exchanged wedding vows Aug. 3 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach.

The bride given in marriage by her father wore a classic design gown created in white crystal organza. The sweetheart cut, strapless bodice featured delicate embellishments under the fitted bodice forming a wrapped waist detailed with a wide sash of three-dimensional Swarovski crystals.

The ballgown skirt floated gracefully into a tiffany train. Her veil was a single layer of Parisian tulle traced in Swarovski crystals.

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Houck, Weeks unite in matrimony

Cara Elizabeth Houck, of Simsboro, and Colter Lane Weeks, of Quitman, married in a 6 p.m. ceremony held July 20 at the Norton Building.

The double ring ceremony was officiated by Robert Ramsey.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She is the daughter of Wanda Pilgreen McMorrow and Thomas Houck, of Simsboro. She is the granddaughter of the late Mary and Harvey Pilgreen, the late Bobby R. Houck and Billie Cole.

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