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January 15th, 2019

MINERAL LEASE SALE

THE
February 13, 2019
MINERAL LEASE SALE
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
OFFICE OF MINERAL RESOURCES
ON BEHALF OF THE STATE MINERAL AND ENERGY BOARD
FOR THE STATE OF LOUISIANA
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA 70821

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Kidnapping suspect watched girl get on school bus

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BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding her captive for three months decided to abduct the girl after spotting her getting on a school bus, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.
Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, told investigators he was driving to his job at a cheese factory one day when he stopped behind a school bus and watched 13-year-old Jayme Closs get on.
At that moment, he said, “he knew that was the girl he was going to take,” the complaint said. Police have said the two did not know each other.

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Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump’s import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs.
In California’s San Joaquin Valley, the CEO of a company that makes precision parts for the biomedical and chip making fields jokes bitterly that he’s running “a nonprofit” and might have to cut jobs.

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Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat.

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U.S. aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown

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By The Associated Press
The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job.
Miami International Airport is providing the most visible evidence yet that the shutdown is at least making air travel less convenient.

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Poverty Point heritage site to host earth oven demonstration

Poverty Point World Heritage Site will host a prehistoric cooking demonstration featuring the earth oven method of cooking at 11 a.m. Jan. 26.
The program offers a unique look at prehistoric cooking with an earth oven, showing how the Poverty Point people used earthen cooking balls to cook their food using specially dug pits using the materials that would have been available to the local inhabitants over 3,000 years ago.
Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers the visitors the opportunity to study the culture of area inhabitants from 1600 to 1100 BC.

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4 Paws Rescue Pet of the Week

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4 Paws Rescue would like to feature Sweat Pea, a 2 1/2-year old spayed female American stafford mix. Sweat Pea is blind in one eye but loves all animals and is very good with people of all ages. She snorts a bit when she greets people because she is so happy!
4 Paws Rescue is located at 290 Rodeo Rd. and can be reached by phone at
251-3647. Its hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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NELA Master Gardeners seminar, seed swap set

The Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners will present the ninth annual January Gardening Seminar and Seed Swap.
The seminar is in conjunction with the Ag Expo and will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the West Monroe Convention Center.
The seminar, themed “Seeds of the Past for the Future,” includes presentations from Larry Stephenson and Allen Owings, and will feature John Coykendall as keynote speaker.
Guests are invited to meet and mingle with the speakers.
Door prizes and a grand prize giveaway will be drawn.

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DEAR ABBY

Wife gets the silent treatment without knowing the reason why
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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married more than 20 years. Once in a while, he’ll stop being affectionate and ceases talking to me.
Obviously, he is upset. He holds it together for our children, but I get the serious cold shoulder.
He won’t tell me why he is unhappy. He simply expects me to give him “space.” This is difficult because I assume it’s something I have done, and I want to make it right.
After several days, he’ll start coming around and talking to me again, and he expects me to jump right back into our usual behavior. But by this time I feel abandoned and resentful.

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Allow people to cope with suicide in their own way

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Through the years I have had several very good friends commit suicide. I knew that it wasn’t “my fault,” but you still wonder if there was anything you could have done. It’s a natural reaction.
In the best-selling book, “Girl, Wash Your Face,” Rachel Hollis talks about how she felt when her brother committed suicide.
Paraphrasing, “There was a time when, with my future stretched out in front of me, all I could see was fear and loss.

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