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December 18th

Regular meeeting

THE VILLAGE of Simsboro met in regular session Monday, December 2, 2013 at 6:15 p.m.
Present were: Mayor Hendricks, Aldermen: Tiffany Cole and Pam Durrett, Alderman Doug Durrett absent. Alderman Pam Durrett voiced the prayer and Mayor Hendricks led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Hendricks presented the agenda. A motion was made by Alderman Pam Durrett and second by Alderman Tiffany Cole to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion passed.

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Auction

LEGAL NOTICE
167 NORTH SELF STORAGE pursuant to LA R.S. 9:4759, notice is hereby given that 167 NORTH SELF STORAGE, located at 5568 Highway 167 N, Ruston, LA 71270, will sell at auction the following described properties located in unit indicated and leased to person so named:
Spears, Terrell
2009 W. Alabama Ave.
Ruston, LA 71270
Unit G277
TV, entertainment center, mattress set.
Green, Albert
P.O. Box 426
Cheneyville, LA 71325
Unit H318
Bicycles, TV, tablesaw
Fischer, Becky
149 Kingfischer Ln.
Ruston, LA 71270
Unit B063
Bookshelves, folding chairs and tables, misc.

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December 17th

Displays of holiday spirit

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Ruston’s Cardwell delights in decorating home
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It all started with a pair of rabbits. Now, depending on the holiday, the front yard of Jo Ann Cardwell’s white frame house at 907 N. Trenton St. near downtown Ruston is full of pumpkins, turkeys or Santa Claus arriving in a helicopter.
“I’ve always decorated, even if it wasn’t but a few sticks I stuck in the ground,” Cardwell said.
But over the years, as she’s added more inflatables and other decorations that light up, Cardwell’s yard has become a popular drive-by holiday attraction. Some people stop to take pictures.

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Displays of holiday spirit

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Ruston’s Cardwell delights in decorating home
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It all started with a pair of rabbits. Now, depending on the holiday, the front yard of Jo Ann Cardwell’s white frame house at 907 N. Trenton St. near downtown Ruston is full of pumpkins, turkeys or Santa Claus arriving in a helicopter.
“I’ve always decorated, even if it wasn’t but a few sticks I stuck in the ground,” Cardwell said.
But over the years, as she’s added more inflatables and other decorations that light up, Cardwell’s yard has become a popular drive-by holiday attraction. Some people stop to take pictures.

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Cycling for kids

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ABATE’s annual event collects Toys for Tots, food for CCA
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Even with a chill in the air, motorcycle enthusiasts joined together in front of the Lowe’s of Ruston Garden Center for one purpose — making sure local children have something under the tree on Christmas Day.
At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the American Bikers Active Toward Education, a local motorcycling organization, hosted their second annual Toy Run.
Cecil Crawford, also known as Cuthru, which is his road name, said he has been a part of the Toy Run since the beginning.
“We used to come when the (Christian Motorcyclists Association) hosted the event,”

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Two local students to be international entertainers

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Cedar Creek students Nicole Brashear and Rachel Pardue are two of 500 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the United States who will be performing in London’s New Year’s Day Parade.
They were invited to perform in the parade after being selected as an All-American Dancer at summer camp hosted by the National Dance Alliance. All Americans are selected based on superior dancing skills at camps across the country.

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LPFD offers safety tips for Christmas

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While people are donning their houses with Christmas cheer this season, the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 is informing residents that safety is important for a happy holiday.
LPFD Chief Donnie Watson and District Chief Danny Cross provided several tips for staying safe this winter.
Watson said it is important to pick a healthy Christmas tree for your home.
“Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do no fall off when touched,” Watson said.
“Make sure that if you use a metallic or artificial tree, it is flame retardant.”

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All-District 1-1A football team released

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2013 All-District 1-A Team
First Team Offense
Position Player School Class Height Weight
Tight end James Matlock Haynesville SR 6’6 250
Receiver Trey Harris La. New Tech SR 6’3 190
Receiver Cutter Nelson Haynesville SR 6’1 170
Tackle Dantae Sturges Haynesville SR 5’10 305
Tackle Decorrian Livingston Grambling SR 6’3 300
Guard Garland Pipes Cedar Creek SR 6’1 220
Guard Miguel Deleon Haynesville SR 5’8 180

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Haynesville dominates top awards; Creek, Grambling Lab well represented

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Cedar Creek School placed 13 players on the All-District 1-1A football team while Grambling Lab placed six Kittens on the 2013 squad as selected by district coaches.
Class 1A state champion Haynesville dominated the team with senior running back CaVontae Critton winning offensive MVP accolades, senior defensive tackle Dalton Thompson being named Defensive MVP and David Franklin earning Coach of the Year honors.
In all, 22 Haynesville players took 25 spots on the first and second All-District teams.

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G-Men grab first victory of season

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The sense of relief Monday night in the Frederick Hobdy Assembly Center was almost palpable.
It was a long time coming.
And it wasn’t easy.
But after nearly two of futility, the Grambling State Tigers did something Monday night they hadn’t done since facing Alabama A&M in the final game of the 2011-12 season.

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