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State senator eases fears over Jimmie Davis Bridge

By Stacey Tinsley

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State Senator Barrow Peacock took the opportunity Wednesday to ease fears over the lack of progress on replacing the Jimmie Da-

vis Bridge. Peacock was one of five local legislators speaking at the South Bossier Lunch Group meeting at the Shady Grove Community Center. “There were some spirited con-

versations at a previous lunch sometime ago about the bridge. You had some wonderful representation present here at that time. Would you like to add anything?” asked Adam Bass, audience member and Dist. 5 School

Board representative. Peacock was quick to respond with an explanation regarding funding for the project and how the importance of leveraging state and federal dollars can help Shreveport-Bossier.

Deadly storm hits Bossier From Staff Reports

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Bossier is recovering after a deadly tornado moved through the area last weekend. The storm claimed the lives of an elderly couple and destroyed their home on the 400 block of Davis Road in the early morning hours of Jan. 11. Jerry W. Franks, 79, and Mary Sue Franks, 65, were confirmed as the storm victims to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Saturday, Jan. 11. An EF2 tornado packing 135 MPH winds traveled over their residence at 438 Davis Road just before 2 a.m. The storm moved their home from its foundation to some 200 feet away. “It was a strong storm Family picks through wreckage of a home demolished by a tornado off Davis Road.

Benton Middle School damaged

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Drone footage of the damage to Benton Middle School.

By Sean Green

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Classes for Benton Middle School students have been cancelled in the wake of storm damage over the weekend. Benton Middle School sustained damage from a storm that moved through Bossier early Jan. 11. The roof of the north side of the building was ripped off in high winds, causing sprinkler systems to flood some classrooms. Classes will be canceled for all Benton Middle School students Monday, Jan. 13. The day will be used as a faculty/staff work day before students head back to school Tuesday, Jan. 14. “We at Bossier Schools are immensely grateful this weather incident did not occur during school hours when more than 1,100 students and employees were there. For that reason, we are so blessed,” See, BENTON, Page 3

Benton officer schocked trying to protect driver From Staff Reports

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A Benton police officer was electrocuted by a power line early Saturday morning while attempting to stop a driver. The incident occurred in the 6200 block of La. Hwy. © 2019 Bossier Newspaper Publishing Co., Inc.

3 on Saturday, Jan. 11. Officer Larandle Taylor arrived on scene, located the down utility line, and began blocking the road with his patrol unit. Several minutes later, a pickup truck turned VIA BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

See, OFFICER, Page 3 The patrol car of Benton officer damaged by a utility line.

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PLANS FOR 2020 PT. 2

Teacher pay, at-risk schools main priorities for superintendent

[Editor’s Note: This is the second in a fourpart series outlining parish leaders’ goals for the new year.]

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“The project is a state and federal project. Although it is a state highway, it qualifies for federal funding. The idea was to leverage our state dollars for federal mon-

ish’s Title I schools will see increased efforts towards the district being able to provide more resources. “We’ve started those pilot programs, so we are goBy Stacey Tinsley ing to continue to monitor stinsley@bossierpress.com that and expand those efBossier Schools will put forts to try to impact those an emphasis on finding a schools in a positive way,” pay increase for teachers Downey said. Looking towards imin 2020. Bossier Schools Super- provements in 2020, intendent Mitch Downey Downey points out there said he and the Bossier are three construction Parish School Board are projects that will take place — an additional wing continuing to look is due to be added for sustainable at Haughton High funds to try to inSchool, Cope Midcrease employees dle School will see wages. additional class“This is somerooms, and Benton thing that is diffiMiddle School will cult and complex. also have a wing We have a new added. chief financial ofBenton students ficer that is in the Downey will also see a shift process of becomthis fall as the fifth ing more familiar with those different line grade from Benton, Legaitems of our budget,” said cy and Kingston Elementary Schools will combine Downey. He noted they are still with the Benton Middle engaging legislators about School 6th grade to form collaborating on a solu- Benton Intermediate. This will be housed at the curtion. “We’re still continuing rent Benton Middle School to talk to local represen- site. Meanwhile, seventh tatives to try to collabo- and eighth graders will rate with them about ad- now attend Benton Middle dressing the needs that we School at the old Benton have, but it’s not easy. It is High School campus. Downey also noted something that we will remain focused on,” Downey that there could be some changes coming to Parkpledged. A proposed property way High School. “There is money that tax that would have gone towards teacher pay was was set aside from the voted down by parish resi- 2012 bond for an additional classroom wing at Parkdents in May last year. The board was able to way High School, which is replace the school sys- our smallest high school tem’s perfect attendance campus,” he explained. stipend and cut enough “There may be an opporfrom the budget that they tunity to try to expand that authorized a modest raise campus and provide adfor teachers and certified ditional classrooms. But, that remains to be seen at employees in mid-July. Also high on Downey’s this time.” list are the parish’s at-risk See, PRIORITIES, Page 3 schools. He said the par-


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Chamber updates Bossier City residents to vote on police and fire tax renewal city council on campaign to promote City and Parish By Stacey Tinsley

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Bossier City residents will vote later this year on whether to renew a tax for police and fire. The Bossier City Council approved Jan. 7 a special election for citizens to vote on a property tax renewal of 6.19 mills.

By Stacey Tinsley

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The Bossier City Council got an update Jan. 7 on the effort to promote the city and community inside and outside Bossier. Lisa Johnson, president and CEO of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, presented the council with statistics regarding their Be Bossier campaign. The campaign receives funding from the Hotel Motel Tax that is approved through the city council. The chamber received $50,000 for Be Bossier in 2019. Johnson revealed their digital presence and blog, bebossier.com, has seen significant growth over the past year. “The blog has gone from 71,000 page views in 2018 to 85,000 in 2019. The really interesting part is that our organic searches on Google that lead to the blog had tripled in 2019 as we continue to build the content. In 2018, the organic searches were at 5,600 and in 2019, over 16,000,” Johnson said.

Johnson said the stats are proof that their efforts to promote the community are working. “What we are doing is working. And, again we appreciate you trusting us to build this foundation for marketing and branding for our communities,” she added. “This just shows us that if we have a platform out there in the digital world to make sure that we’re telling our story, the good news of what’s happening in Bossier City and Bossier Parish, and that the folks are using it.” Johnson stated that the focus for 2020 is going to be on people moving to Bossier. “In 2020, our focus is going to be targeting Facebook and Google ads for people moving to Bossier. We will also be revamping the bebossier.com website and cross promoting it through links to stories,” she revealed. “We know that Bossier is a place that everyone wants to live because we have a great education system, wonderful low crime statistics and we have a government that knows how to work together.”

Bossier City PD ends K9 program

From Staff Reports

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Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams has announced that the Bossier City Police Department K-9 program is being discontinued. An evaluation by the city attorney determined that the risk and liabilities outweigh the benefit of the K-9 program. City authorities noted the decision to discontinue the program is in “no way a reflection of the performance of the K-9 handlers who have done outstanding work for Bossier City and who will continue to serve the community in other assignments,” said an emailed news release from Bossier City Public Information Officer Traci Landry. The Bossier City Police Department has three K-9s that will be retired. The K-9 handlers will be given the opportunity to permanently adopt their K-9’s.

The proposition will be on the May 9, 2020 municipal general election ballot. “This is a renewal dedicated to police and fire and it generates about $4 million annually to pay salaries for police and fire. So, it’s nothing new, it’s a renewal,” Jimmy Hall, Bossier City attorney, said at Tuesday’s meeting.

If approved, the 6.19 mills would be renewed for 10 years from 2021 to 2030. The millage is dedicated to the Bossier City Fire and Police Departments in operating and maintenance funding for public safety, including salary adjustments. Voters renewed the same millage in 2010.

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Outgoing Bossier Parish School Board President Shane Cheatham receives a special plaque from Superintendent Mitch Downey. VP Dennis Bamburg was named new president for 2020.

South Bossier’s Bamburg named new School Board president By Stacey Tinsley

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Dennis Bamburg has been named the new Bossier Parish Schools Board President. Bossier Parish School Board District 11 Representative Shane Cheatham passed the gavel to District 12 ’s Bamburg Jan. 9 as a cer-

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emonial gesture at the first school board meeting of the year. “It has been an honor to serve this past year as president of the Bossier Parish School Board. Let me be-

gin by saying thank you to my fellow board members for electing me and allowing me to serve in 2019. It was a very eventful year in Bossier Parish and one that I won’t soon forget,” Cheatham said. He added, “Let me clearly give credit where credit is due with the See, BOARD, Page 3


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ey to get more bang for our buck for the Shreveport-Bossier community,” said Peacock. “If you are talking about using the $100 million to do that all with state money, we would be shortchanging our community about $495 million.” Bass is likely referring to the November lunch group meeting where Bossier City Councilman Scott Irwin criticized Peacock, saying he had taken the money dedicated to the bridge and used it for the I-49 inner city connector. Peacock added that he has personally met with other government officials to stress how vital the bridge is to the area. “I have met with Congressman Mike Johnson, Senator Bill Cassidy, and staff from Senator John Kennedy’s office. They know how important I-49 is and they also know how important the Jimmie Da-

vis Bridge is,” said Peacock. Following Peacock’s comments, Bass followed up, “So, if I were to come to you and say something like, ‘Show me the money…’” Peacock was quick to answer that he could show him where the money is in Capital Outlay and where it had been documented and signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards. “I could show you where $8 million of that has already been bonded out by the Bond Commission,” Peacock said. “That has been documented. I can show you that on a bill that has been passed and signed by the governor.” Representative Dodie Horton (R-Haughton) addressed the audience by stating that she has personally seen Peacock fight for funds for the Jimmie Davis Bridge since the day he was first elected. “I can tell you that since

Downey added, “This is an effort to try to be proactive in terms of the future and try to get as much of a footprint for future development in that area (as we can). We don’t want to become landlocked and have to deal with something 20 years from now because we didn’t think far enough into the future about the need for additional space.”

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Pictured left to right: State Rep. Thomas Pressly, State Rep. Allen Seabaugh, State Rep. Dodie Horton, State Sen. Robert Mills, and State Sen. Barrow Peacock at the South Bossier Lunch Group held Jan. 8. day one Barrow Peacock was elected, he has fought for the Jimmie Davis Bridge. He has fought tirelessly for the Jimmie Davis Bridge,” Horton said. “We are committed to getting the new bridge as soon as possible.” Joining the community

luncheon was also District 5 State Representative Allen Seabaugh, District 6 State Representative Thomas Pressly, and District 36 State Senator Robert Mills. The South Bossier Lunch group meets the second Wednesday of ev-

ery month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Shady Grove Community Center in Bossier City. Their goal is to bring together men and women in the south Bossier community that want to stay informed and make a difference in the community.

Bossier City man faces life in prison for rape From Staff Reports

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TOP: Jennifer Burris was appointed principal at Benton Intermediate School at the Jan. 9 Bossier Parish School Board meeting. BOTTOM: Seth Stowell was named the new assistant principal at Airline High School at the Jan. 9 Bossier Parish School Board meeting.

A Bossier City man faces life in prison after a Bossier Parish grand jury indictment. David McFarlin, 56, of the 300 block of Green Acres Blvd. in Bossier City, was indicted on a charge of first-degree rape Jan. 6. McFarlin was arrested in August last year after sexually assaulting an adult female at a Bossier City tavern in the early morning hours of Aug. 20. Although he was arrested on first-degree rape, the formal charge filed Dec. 17 was amended to second-degree rape. He pleaded not guilty to the amended charge on Dec. 17. However, the grand jury returned with an upgraded charge.

Bossier woman charged with home improvement fraud A Bossier City woman is in jail in Caddo Parish for committing home improvement

board Continued from Page 2 success of our school system. Thanks to our phenomenal group of administrators, teachers, employees and students. We have many things to be proud of in Bossier Parish. And, I know the employees and students of Bossier Parish will continue to excel in the years ahead.” Concluding his speech, Cheatham was presented with a special plaque from Bossier Schools Superintendent Mitch Downey. “Mr. Cheatham is known for his courage, his honesty, his sincerity and his passion,” Downey said. “I appreciate what he has done for the school system and for what he will continue to do.” Bamburg thanked God and the people of south Bossier for allowing him to represent them on the school board. “It’s truly an honor,” Bamburg said.

“I would also like to thank my fellow board members for their confidence in me to serve as president for 2020.” He then congratulated District 3 Bossier Parish School Board Representative Tammy Smith, who will serve as vice president for the board in 2020. “And, congratulations to Tammy Smith on serving as vice president. I look forward to working with you and our board this year.” After the conclusion of the passing of the gavel, the school board held its regular meeting. On the agenda was the announcement of two newly appointed administrators by Superintendent Downey. Seth Stowell was named the new assistant principal at Airline High School and Jennifer Burris was appointed principal at Benton Intermediate School.

fraud. On Oct. 26, the victim reported he had hired No Ends Landscaping and Handyman to do contract work outside his residence. The total for the contract was $10,322. Maria Esther Perez, the owner of the company, was paid $7,751. According to the victim, Perez and her crew started the job but failed to show up after a few days’ work. An investigation by Caddo Sheriff’s Det. Mike King revealed that neither Perez nor her company is properly licensed to do contract work. On Nov. 5, an arrest warrant was issued for Perez for the crime of home improvement fraud. Bond was set at $10,000. On December 23, she was arrested in Florida and was extradited to Caddo Parish on Jan. 5. She was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on the arrest warrant and as an in-state fugitive from Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating Perez on similar charges.

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north bound onto Hwy 3 from Burt Blvd. As the vehicle approached the down utility line, Officer Taylor exited his patrol unit in attempt to stop the oncoming pickup truck. The pickup truck continued north bound hitting the utility line causing the line to become tangled with the truck. The utility line was whipped around, striking Officer Taylor’s patrol unit, and striking Officer Taylor. Officer Taylor was electrocuted during the incident, receiving injuries to both legs, and both arms. Officer Taylor was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport for treatment and observation. He was reportedly in good condition and received treatment on both legs and arms.

said Sonja Bailes, public relations liaison for Bossier Parish Schools. Bailes added that the school district couldn’t stress how grateful it is to the public for offering to help. She said a way to achieve that is by assisting teachers in replacing the personal classroom materials they lost, which she said amounts to many thousands of dollars spent over years of teaching. “For those wanting to contribute, checks can be made payable to Benton Middle School and mailed to 6140 Hwy. 3, Benton, LA 71006. Checks can also be made to Benton Middle School and dropped off at First National Bank of Benton,” Bailes said.

Storm Continued from Page 1 and the mobile home where these people lived, there’s nothing left but blocks,” said a visibly shaken Sheriff Julian Whittington Saturday morning. “Parish wide, other than the fatalities, everything we can recover from.” Lt. Bill Davis, BSO public information officer, described the scene as “devastating.” “When we found the couple, we weren’t sure if there could be more and wanted to go door to door and ask if the people were okay. At that point we thought there might be more fatalities. It’s fortunate they were the only two, but the unfortunate thing is they are deceased due to this storm,” he said. The BSO launched a drone to assess the damage, and it appears the path of the tornado started near Davis Road and Arkla Plant Road and traveled east/northeast, hopping from the air to the ground in its path. East 80’s Fire Station #6 on Oliver Road was badly damaged. Preliminary estimates show 50 structures impacted by the storm, with 22 on James Lane alone. These numbers are preliminary, and more damage may be reported. There are also reports of downed trees in various homes, but no reported injuries. Fallen trees were removed from numerous roadways in the parish by mid-day Saturday and numerous downed power lines were being repaired by SWEPCO. At the peak, about 29,300 customers were without power. Most homes in Bossier City, Benton and Haughton had their power restored by Sunday night. The Bossier Sheriff’s Office set up a Mobile Command Center in south Bossier in the wake of the storm to assess and respond to damages and assist residents. Bienville Parish Fire and Bossier Parish EMS were also in the area supporting a search for other possible storm victims. A BSO K-9 team searched the area, and special emergency search and recovery BSO amphibious vehicles were deployed in the muddy area to help with the search. Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness officials urge residents who suffered storm damage to report their damage. If your Bossier Parish residence or business has been impacted or damaged by the severe weather on Jan. 11, please call (318) 425-5352 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week. After hours, please leave a message, and someone will return your call. When you call or email, you are asked to provide the following information: name, address, phone number, do you have insurance, do you own or rent your property and what is the extent of your damage. This information assist Bossier leaders to determine the extent of damage from this event. Information will be reported to the state.


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A Big day in Louisiana

Monday, Jan. 13 was a big day in Louisiana. John Bel Edwards was sworn in for a second term as governor, and state lawmakers took their oaths of office as well. More importantly though, LSU will squared off against Clemson in the College Football National Championship in the Superdome in New Orleans. Though writing about LSU’s prolific season on the gridiron would be far more enjoyable and far more entertaining than any dribble about politics and government, we’ll leave it to the sports writers and columnists to tell us what to expect when the real Tigers take on the other Tigers from South Carolina. Edwards, to some degree, has already earned a place in history. He’s a Democrat from the Deep South who defied the odds to get elected governor — twice — in what is considered a Republican-dominated state. Once he takes the oath Monday, he will become the first Democrat governor to serve two consecutive terms since Edwin Edwards did it from 1972-1980. While Edwards’ record as governor isn’t what we should describe as remarkable, the fact remains he is the governor, and he whipped the Republican establishment in Louisiana — twice — to get where he is today. Let’s not overlook Edwards securing a second term against a mega-wealthy Baton Rouge businessman who benefited from President Donald Trump paying three visits to Louisiana to campaign against Edwards. That was a big deal. Edwards, however, is facing choppy waters ahead. Republicans will control nearly two-thirds of the seats in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, which was far more favorable to the Edwards agenda during his first term, Republicans, including some rather hardline conservatives, will occupy two-thirds of the seats. As of this writing, Rep. Sherman Mack, R-Albany, is expected to SAM be elected by his peers to serve as HANNA JR. Speaker of the House. Mack would be considered a hardline conservative in some corners, but he is a lawyer and sometimes conservatives confuse the legal profession with satanic worshipers. While Mack’s election as Speaker would give us some idea of what to expect from the traditionally rambunctious House, pay close attention to which lawmakers are awarded key committee chairmanships once the Speaker’s election is finalized. If any Democrat lands a committee chair, we’ll then know Mack had no choice but to wheel and deal with the opposition, including Democrats, to secure enough votes to turn back Rep. Clay Shexnayder, his primary opposition in the Speaker’s race. The Senate is a different story. Sen. Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, sewed up the votes in short order to become the next President of the Senate. Cortez’s rise to power was a clear signal that the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry and Baton Rouge businessman Lane Grigsby will wield a great deal of influence in the Senate over the next four years. Bluntly put, LABI and Grigsby will be calling the shots. The picture I just painted — on the surface at least — doesn’t bode well for Edwards. He’s somewhat on an island by himself. Yet, Edwards is the governor, and in Louisiana the governor controls much, such as appointments to board and commissions, which lawmakers’ constituents desire. And lawmakers who don’t make nice with the governor often discover their wants and wishes are ignored, such as appointing a constituent to a board or commission. There’s another key component to the legislative process, or the appropriations process, that requires the governor’s blessing. That concerns House Bill 2, better known as the Capital Outlay budget. Lawmakers put it together, but the governor has the sole authority to determine which projects, or which appropriations, get forwarded to the state Bond Commission for funding. And lawmakers who don’t make nice with the governor often learn what the line-item veto is all about. Quicker than any of us can say Hail, Caesar. Sam Hanna, Jr. is publisher of the Ouachita Citizen

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Have you attended a local government meeting lately?

Last week, I attended a Bossier City Council meeting. Unfortunately, it had been a while since I had been there. Even so, I always learn so much in being there and I walk away feeling motivated and excited. Have you been to a local government meeting lately? Have you ever attended one of these meetings? By living in a democracy, we have a voice. In terms of local politics, one of the best ways that we can participate in the political process is to attend a city council/town council meeting, a school board, a police jury meeting, a metropolitan planning commission meeting, etc. These are are just a few of the local governmental bodies that hold regular meetings which are open to the public. It is amazing what you can learn by attending one of these meetings. First of all, you get to see our system at work. Without attending one of these meetings, it is virtually impossible to know what goes on behind the scenes and to know everything that goes into making our community operate to the benefit of us all. I marvel at the process. I learn so much that not only helps me in regard to my position at the newspaper, but I also learn how the process works. At these meetings, a wide array of issues are discussed. No doubt, you get

to learn about practically everything going on in our community. For sure, you benefit by getting to know your elected officials. And, you will also get to hear other positions and opinions as they relate to what is going on in our community. When is that new street, highway or bridge project going to start? When is it scheduled to be completed? What will have to happen in between from the beginning of the project to the end of the project? What projects are being planned and what goals are being set for the future? What community growth is anticipated in the future? What infrastructure improvements are planned for the future? Meeting agendas are posted well in advance of the meeting and they are made RANDY available to the public. BROWN Procure an agenda and study it. Find an issue you are interested in. Attend. Speak up. Ask questions. State your opinion if you so choose. Get to know your city council members, police jury members, school board members, etc. As your represen-

tatives on these various governmental and municipal bodies, we elect these dedicated and committed individuals to their various seats to serve us, to serve our community. How can they properly serve if they do not know how we feel on a particular issue? However, be aware, these meetings are for the purpose of conducting the business and operations of the particular governmental body in session. These meetings are not a public forum. So, even though the public is allowed to comment, public comment time is usually limited at these types of meetings. We all need a better understanding and knowledge of local politics and the issues that impact our community, the issues that affect us all. And, if you want to see your local tax dollars at work, attend one of these meetings. In doing so, you will quickly see how your local tax dollars are at work for the betterment of our community. And, most importantly, your involvement will make our community a better place for us all.

Randy Brown is publisher of the Bossier Press-Tribune. He can be reached at rbrown@bossierpress.com

U.S. should boost Iran deterrence

[Editor’s Note: This report was published shortly before the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Soleimani]

Iran has responded to the Trump Administration’s “maximum pressure” sanctions policy with a policy of maximum blackmail—defiantly escalating its nuclear efforts, stepping up attacks on Arab oil exports, and intensifying its proxy war against Israel. U.S. economic sanctions are powerful but slow-acting tools. As the cumulative effects mount, Tehran has become more aggressive in lashing out against U.S. allies, particularly Israel. To buy time for sanctions to work, prevent an Iranian nuclear breakout, and discourage attacks on American interests, Israel, or other allies, the U.S. needs to augment its deterrence of Iran by maintaining a favorable regional balance of power and strengthening U.S. allies against Iran. Since May 8, 2019, the first anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, Iran has steadily escalated its pushback against U.S. sanctions by incrementally reducing its compliance with the agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Tehran threatened to expand its violations of the accord every 60 days until sanctions are eased. In May, Iran announced that it would exceed the 300-kilogram cap on its enriched uranium stockpile. In July, it began enriching uranium to 4.5 percent, exceeding the 3.67 percent limit set by the JCPOA. In September it violated restrictions on research and development and began installing prohibited advanced centrifuges. In November, Iran began uranium-enrichment operations at the Fordow enrichment facility, a fortified underground site designed to produce enough enriched uranium for one to two nuclear weapons annually, according to Iranian nuclear documents stolen by Israel and revealed in 2018. In addition to the nuclear front, Iran has escalated its destabilizing threats to regional security. Tehran developed a hybrid war strategy in which it has

orchestrated covert and proxy attacks to obscure its responsibility. Iran was behind mine attacks on tankers transporting Arab oil on May 12 and June 13 as well as the shoot-down of a U.S. Navy drone on June 20. After a pause, Tehran launched its boldest attack so far on September 14, targeting Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure in Abqaiq and Khurais. Iran also has entrenched itself in Syria and sought to tilt the regional balance of power against Israel by building up the rocket, missile, and drone arsenals of proxy groups such as Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Iranian-controlled Shia militias deployed in Syria and Iraq. To defeat Iran’s strategy of “fighting to the last Arab” against Israel, Jerusalem has undertaken a military campaign dubbed “the war between the wars.” It has quietly conducted hundreds of air strikes against Iranian and proxy military targets in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. Simmering tensions between Iran and Israel could swiftly erupt in a multi-front reJAMES gional war. Iran’s increasing PHILLIPS willingness to take risks to threaten U.S. interests and allies is a clear sign that deterrence is inadequate and needs to be bolstered. The Trump Administration has beefed up the U.S. military presence in the Gulf, but the credibility of U.S. deterrence increasingly is at risk. The Trump Administration’s mixed signals on Syria, last-minute decision to abort a retaliatory strike for Iran’s downing of an American drone, and the Saudi– American failure to retaliate forcefully for Iran’s September attack have dissipated the earlier deterrent effect of President Trump’s warnings to Iran. Iran does not doubt U.S. military capabilities—but has reason to question Washington’s willingness to use them. On the other hand, Tehran has little reason to doubt Israel’s willingness to use force in defense of its interests. Israel has assertively challenged Iran’s

efforts to exploit Syria’s civil war to establish a new front against Israel. Yet if the low-intensity “war between the wars” escalates into a full-fledged regional war, Israeli cities are likely to be bombarded by rockets, missiles, and drones launched by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and terrorist proxies. To bolster Israel’s ability to defend itself against Iran’s direct and proxy threats, the United States should: - Strengthen Israeli missile defenses. Israel and the U.S.’s combined defense systems form a robust, layered defense. However, Washington should work with Jerusalem to develop and field more effective cruise missile and drone defense systems. - Explore the idea of selling Israel bunker-buster bombs to give it a military option that would boost deterrence. These would give Israel options to destroy Fordow and other hardened underground sites that it currently lacks. - Strengthen other Israeli military capabilities to establish a more favorable balance of power. Washington should frontload delivery of arms under the $38 billion 10-year memorandum of understanding on military assistance. Sanctions alone are unlikely to halt Iran’s nuclear program, just as they failed to halt North Korea’s. What is needed is firm diplomacy backed by the credible threat of the use of military force. Washington must defeat Iran’s strategy and restore deterrence to dissuade Tehran from its present course and force a return to nuclear negotiations. Tehran may doubt that the U.S. would attack Fordow, but Iran is unlikely to doubt Israel’s willingness to strike. MOPs would strengthen Israel’s military capabilities, enhance deterrence of Iran, and encourage a negotiated resolution of the nuclear issue. James Phillips is Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, at The Heritage Foundation.


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Rusheon wins Bossier High Tip-Off Classic

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The Rusheon Rams won the Bossier High Middle School Tip-Off Classic boys basketball tournament last week. After edging Greenacres 30-26 in the semifinals on Saturday morning, Rusheon defeated Cope 62-30 in the championship game. Mansfield took third with a 36-31 win over Greenacres. The Shreveport Force defeated St. Mark’s in the consolation finals. Javon Johnson hit five 3-pointers in the first half

and led Rusheon against Cope with 24 points. Keyshun Johnson scored 15 and Manning added 12. Demarquise Tramiel led Cope with 12 points. Markell Hampton added seven. Javon Johnson also led the Rams against Greenacres with 12 points. Keyshun Johnson chipped in with nine. Greenacres got 10 points from Jaxon Graham and eight from Sentavion Ball. Ball and Graham led the Mustangs against Mansfield with 10 and eight, respectively.

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Parkway’s Javaris White tries to block the shot of Benton’s Jaden Davis during the Panthers’ victory last week.

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The Rusheon Rams won the Bossier High Middle School Tip-Off Classic last week, defeating the Cope Cougars in the championship game.

Parkway takes title in Big Cat Brawl

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The Parkway Panthers continued another very successful season last week, winning the Big Cat Brawl tournament at Parkway. Parkway is 3-0 in tournaments held at the school this season. The Panthers also won The Riot on the Red and Lone Survivor. Parkway scored 282 points in the Big Cat Brawl. Byrd finished second with 181 and Airline

third with 138.5. Nine teams posted scores. Parkway’s individual winners were David Viers (106 pounds), Joshua Keeler (120), Jordan Clark (126), Brandon Turner (132), Jacob Chittom (160), Kaleb Garcia (182) and Peyton Miller (220). Airline’s Joshua Franklin (145) was the only other champion from a Bossier Parish school. Byrd had five winners — Demetrie Teddlie (138), See, WRESTLING, Page 6

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Parkway’s Bryce Roberts goes up for a shot during a District 1-5A victory over Benton,

The first week of District 1-5A boys basketball play brought mixed results for parish teams. The Airline Vikings and Parkway Panthers were the only teams to get a district win. Airline defeated Haughton 54-32 after falling to Natchitoches Central 65-59 in its opener. Parkway defeated Benton 54-46 in Benton’s first boys district game as a member of Class 5A. The Panthers fell to defending champion Southwood 48-

44 in their second game. Benton also lost a close one in its second district game, 51-47, to Captain Shreve. Haughton lost to Byrd 64-42 in its opener. The Bossier Bearkats had a good week in nondistrict play, defeating former District 1-4A rival Woodlawn 71-51 and Monroe power Wossman 59-57. Bossier and Wossman came into the game No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the Class 3A power rankings. The Bearkats were scheduled to begin District 1-3A play Tuesday against

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North Webster. Plain Dealing went 1-2 in non-district games, defeating North Webster 6753 and losing to North Caddo 79-55 and Lakeview 82-55. The Lions were scheduled to begin District 1-1A play Tuesday against Arcadia. Airline (12-7, 1-1 through Monday) couldn’t quite overcome a 37-point performance by Natchitoches Central star Devonte Snow. Kendrick Crawford led the Vikings with 19 points, including 12 in the second half. Brayden Thompson

and Devin Bilbo added 10 each. Bilbo pumped in 14 points against Haughton. Amir Wineglass and Kyle McConathy scored 11 each. Kentrell Parker led the Bucs (5-11, 0-2) with 16. Gabe Larry paced Parkway (12-6, 1-1) against Benton with 16 points. Bryce Roberts scored six of his 10 points in the third quarter and Parkway took an eight-point lead into the fourth. Dylan Slaid and Brodie See, BOYS, Page 6

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The Benton Lady Tigers, Parkway Lady Panthers and Haughton Lady Bucs all picked up District 1-5A victories last week. The Bossier Lady Kats and Plain Dealing Lady Lions won non-district games. In one of the top games of the year so far, Benton rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit at home to

defeat Parkway 65-62 in overtime. The Lady Tigers followed that with their first district loss, falling to defending district and state champion Captain Shreve 70-61 on the road. Parkway bounced back from its tough loss with a 43-42 road victory over Southwood. Haughton started the week with a 45-39 loss at See, GIRLS, Page 6

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The Benton Lady Tigers defeated the Parkway Lady Panthers 65-62 in overtime last week after overcoming a 20-point halftime deficit.


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Mike McConathy, a former Airline and Louisiana Tech star and BPCC coach, won his 300th game as head coach at Northwestern State on Jan. 5 as the Demons defeated Houston Baptist 106-79 in Natchitoches. It didn’t take McConathy long to get his 301st win. The Demons defeated UIW 72-66 on Jan. 8. McConathy is the winningest coach in Louisiana men’s college basketball history with 653 (352 at BPCC). “It’s longevity, and I would have liked to have won a lot more, but I’m thankful for the ones we got and we’ll try to add on to those. I’m thankful for the players and the administration. I told (NSU director of athletics) Greg Burke that we’ve had some great years and some tough years, and I’m grateful to him for hiring me and grateful for him sticking with me.”

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Jacob Yawn (152), Logan (170), Bailee Lewis Creasley (195) and Bobby R. Simpson (285). Patrick Durias of Houston Strake Jesuit won the 113-pound class. Parkway’s runners-up were Garrette Larsen (113), Andrew Tamburo (138), Hayden Wood (145), Terrence Murray (170) and Dezrel Eloph (285).

Other runners-up from parish schools were Airline’s Mason Lambright (132), Airline’s Michael Salinas (182), Haughton’s Justin Nixon (195) and Airline’s Christian Carradine (220). Third-place finishers from parish schools were Parkway’s Christopher Strong (106), Parkway’s Mason Barnhill (113), Air-

line’s Memphis Brace (120), Airline’s Tanner Almond (126), Airline’s Caden Cockrell (138), Parkway’s Jonathan Weissbach (145), Parkway’s Brendon Earnest (152), Haughton’s Kameron Smith (160), Parkway’s Steven Driggers (170), Parkway’s Jaden Jones (195), Benton’s Preston Fisher (220) and Benton’s Ezekial Tarin (285).

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Romero scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead Benton (8-11, 0-2). Bossier (21-3) avenged a 67-61 loss to Wossman (19-3) on Nov. 27 in Monroe. The Bearkats almost let a six-point lead slip away in the final 33.4 seconds. With 11.6 seconds left, Bossier led 59-57 and was inbounding the ball underneath Wossman’s basket. The Bearkats had to take a timeout to avoid a 5-second violation. The Wildcats deflected

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Byrd. The Lady Bucs then defeated Airline 54-38 at home. It was a tough week for the Lady Vikings, who also lost to Natchitoches Central 59-56 at home after taking a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter. Bossier won the only game it played last week, defeating Wossman 59-31 at home. Plain Dealing had a very good week, going 3-0 with victories over North Webster 53-11, North Caddo 58-35 and Lakeview 53-51. Parkway welcomed back star freshman guard Mikaylah Williams against Benton. She hadn’t played since suffering a knee injury during warmups before a game against Ouachita Parish on Dec. 13 in the Benton tournament. Williams hit two 3pointers in the first quarter and scored eight points. Sh’Diamond McKnight knocked down two 3s and Jada Hardy one. Parkway led 19-7 after the first. McKnight scored seven and Williams six in the second. Meanwhile, Benton continued to have issues offensively and added just seven points. The Lady Panthers led 34-14 at the break. The second half was a

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the inbounds pass and quickly got the ball inside. But Bossier’s 6-foot-7 D’Ante Bell forced a miss. Wossman (19-3) got the ball back, but Bossier’s Tim King knocked the ball away. The Bearkats got the ball and the final seconds ticked off. King led Bossier with 23 points, including four 3pointers. Cody Deen added 20. Otis Smith led the Bearkats with 19 points, including four 3-pointers, against Woodlawn.

King added 14 and Deen 11. Cinco Bryant and Joseph Manning scored 10 each. The Bearkats sank nine from behind the arc. Plain Dealing ended a five-game slide with the victory over North Webster. The Lions (5-9) scored 30 points in the fourth quarter. Darrien Perry tallied 16 of his game-high 22 in the fourth. Ladarious O’Neal hit two 3-pointers. Tre Boyd added 11 points and Ken Gay nine in the game.

different story. Qua Chambers scored nine points and Jada Anderson eight as the Lady Tigers cut the lead to 44-33 after three quarters. The final quarter had plenty of suspense. Could Benton rally or would Parkway hold on? As she has often done in her career, Chambers came up big down the stretch. She scored 17 of the Lady Tigers’ 26 fourth-quarter points. Both teams had their chances late in the game. Anderson hit a free throw with 2.4 seconds left to send it into overtime tied at 58. Makaila Antwine made Benton’s only basket in overtime. Anderson hit four free throws and Anna Robins had one. Chambers finished with 28 points before fouling out. All but two of those came in the second half. Anderson tallied 25, including 18 in the second half and overtime. Harris added nine. McKnight led Parkway (16-4, 2-2 through Monday) with 22 points, 11 in each half. Williams finished with 18 and Hardy had 11. Benton (15-4, 3-1) trailed Captain Shreve by four going into the fourth quarter but couldn’t pull off another comeback.

Chambers and Anderson led Benton with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Alisa Harris added 14. Shreve’s Jordan McLemore led all scorers with 26. Addison Martin added 21. Williams scored 12 of her 20 points in the second half in Parkway’s victory over Southwood. Sweeney Taralyn poured in 33 points to lead Haughton (10-7, 1-3) past Airline. Sweeney scored 18 in the first three quarters to help the Lady Bucs take a 35-28 lead. In the fourth, she was 8 of 11 from the free throw line and also hit a 3-pointer en route to 15 points. Sweeney also scored 19 points in the loss to Byrd. Kayla Hampton led Airline with 14. Against Natchitoches Central, Hampton scored 11 of her 17 points in the third quarter to help the Lady Vikings (12-10, 0-4) build the nine-point lead. Kori Rice added 12 points. Sanaa Brown led Bossier (9-9) past Wossman with 20 points. Dana Wainwright had a big week for Plain Dealing (8-10). She scored 24 against both North Caddo and Lakeview.

goals and one assist for the Vikings. Ashton Morris had one goal and one assist. Jorge Tinko and Tung Khai scored one goal each. Jackson Tinkis and Josh Crews both had one assist. Airline was 9-10-2 through Sunday. Parkway also dropped a tough District 1-II match against Caddo Magnet 2-1. The Panthers entered the week 10-5-4 overall and 01-1 in district. In another District 1-II match, Benton downed Haughton 8-0. The Tigers ended the week 6-7-5 and 2-0. The Bucs were 3-8 and 1-2. Haughton split District 1-II girls matches, defeating Huntington 11-0 and falling to Benton 2-0. Rylei Folds led the Lady Bucs against Huntington with three goals. Alyssa Taylor had two. Lowery Lain, Madycen Johnson, Payton Elwell, Jordan Pieri, Madeline Mil-

ton all scored one goal. The Lady Bucs entered this week 6-8-2 overall and 1-2 in district. Benton was 9-9-3 and 20. In non-district matches, Parkway rolled past Evangel Christian 8-0 and Bossier fell to North Caddo 3-2. In a District 1-I match, Airline and Parkway played to a 1-1 tie. Parkway also lost to Loyola in a non-district match and Byrd in a district match. Parkway entered this week 8-6-3 overall and 0-21 in district. With the tie against Parkway, Airline was 7-9-4 and 0-0-1. Ashley Castro and Amarie Mobley scored one goal each in Bossier’s loss. Anzuri Lopez had nine saves. Bossier was 4-7. NOTE: Match statistics reported by coaches. Report scores and stats to rhedges@bossierpress.com.

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Cope Cougars — Bossier High Tip-Off Classic runners-up

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The Bossier Bearkats continued to add to their victory total last week, winning two matches Bossier defeated Evangel Christian 3-1 and Little Cypress (Texas) 1-0. The Bearkats entered the week 15-1-1. They were No. 3 in last week’s Division III boys power rankings. Victor Gomez, Rico St. Fleur and Eibin Miranda scored one goal apiece against Evangel. Nixon Garcia had an assist. Harris scored the only goal against Little Cypress, giving him 25 for the season. Last week’s schedule was affected by weather and an electrical issue at Cargill Park. In a non-district boys match, Airline defeated Parkway 5-0. Jordan Harvill had two


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HISTORY Over Thirty Years of Bootlegging in Bossier Parish

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At the start of a new year, when many of us are undertaking new resolutions to improve ourselves, our lives, or the lives of others it seems a fitting time to talk about the origins of the phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On”. As many of you may be aware, this phrase actually originated more than 80 years ago in Britain’s wartime propaganda department, the Ministry of Information. As early as 1937 discussions were had about morale, and how to unite, reassure, and inspire the general populace when war was imminent. And so, a committee was put together to come up with a series of posters and slogans that would represent the “national cause”. This team eventually put forward as many as twenty ideas, which was then slimmed down to seven. These designs were thrown out for multiple reasons, including budgetary re-evaluations and the decision to simplify designs. Finally, between June 27 and July 6 of 1939, a combination of the talents of A.P. Waterfield (speechwriter) and Ernest Wall-Cousins (graphic designer) produced the three posters that would eventually be published. In the end, only two of the posters would be released during World War II. The other two posters bearing the slogans “Your courage, your cheerfulness, your resolution will bring us victory” and “Freedom is in peril. Defend it with all your might.” were the two that ended up on walls and in shops while “Keep Calm and Carry On” lay forgotten. At least, it was forgotten until 2000 when Stuart Manley and his wife Mary, purchased a box of books at auction to add to their second-hand bookshop, Barter Books, located in Alnwick (in Northumberland – also home to Alnwick Castle, aka Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry). At the bottom of this box Mr. Manley discovered the poster, liked the look of it and its message, and had it framed. This poster became so popular that Mr. Manley had copies printed up for sale, which started the spread. By 2009 it had spread across the Atlantic to us. And the rest, I suppose, is history. REMINDER: All Library Locations Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day COMING UP:  Aulds - 742-2337    Saturday, Jan. 18 @ 2:00pm – Come & Go: Kids Crafternoon, ages 3 – 12 Benton - 965-2751    Thursday, Jan. 16 @ 11:15am – Homeschool Connection, all ages

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The Prohibition Act went into effect on Jan. 16, 1920 making “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.” However, Bossier Parish became a “dry” parish 21 years before the 18th Amendment took effect. Just as with any law, those that disagree with the laws of the land find ways to circumvent them. With Prohibition came the nefarious business of bootlegging, where alcohol was manufactured illegally. Prohibition also gave rise to speakeasies, also known as blind pigs and blind tigers, which were illicit establishments that served alcohol illegally. Bootlegging started in Bossier Parish after it became a dry parish in 1899 and continued until the 18th Amendment was repealed through the 21st Amendment on Dec. 5, 1933. Those caught engaging in the illegal manufacture of alcohol were arrested during the dry period before the Prohibition Era began. However, once it became a federal crime, federal agents were dispatched throughout the country to work with local law enforcement in a war against bootleggers. Local and federal agents worked together to locate and destroy such operations. Bootlegging raids, arrests, and deaths became a part of the daily news throughout the nation, and Bossier Parish was no exception. The following article, which appeared in The Bossier Banner on Sept. 9, 1920, is a prime example of news reports during that period. “Saturday afternoon of last week Deputy Sheriff Job Wilson, accompanied by Marshall George Huckabay, of Bossier City, and two government men engaged in the enforcement of the present prohibition regulations, made a raid that netted 22 quarts of moonshine whiskey, and the following day returned to the scene of operation and located and destroyed about 80 gallons of mash. The place raided was a brothel, or, perhaps, more of a road house for the dispensing of intoxicating liquors, conducted by a white woman by the name of Alice Mitchell. Its location is in Ward Six, to be seen to the left of

the road soon after crossing the Red Chute bridge when driving east on the Bossier City and Haughton road. The woman is said to have been a resident of Shreveport, prior to the time of AMY ROBERTSON the wiping out of the restricted district in the city. She acquired a small acreage at the location mentioed [sic], and, in a secluded spot, had a house erected for the purposes above named. She was arrested and lodged in the Shreveport Jail and is being held as a federal prisoner. Also, there will likely be charges filed against her in Bossier Parish, and other arrests are expected to follow as a result of the operations in which she was perhaps the leader. “Monday afternoon the officers here named destroyed about 150 gallons of mash some five miles southwest of Bellevue. The location of this still was in a field, but secluded on a timbered branch. No arrests were made, as the operators were not located. However, the two men are said to be known, and are thought to have been absent at another still they operate. “Tuesday afternoon Mose Davis, a negro whose home is near Bodcau Station, on the V.S. and P. Railroad, was arrested for operating a still, and was also jailed in Shreveport. At his place about 30 gallons of corn mash was destroyed. “Thus ends the story for the present, but we have learned that we may well expect material for like stories almost any day. Greed is a trait that is well cultivated in many—and so is the appetite for booze.” To learn more about Bossier Parish during the Prohibition Era, visit the Bossier Parish Libraries History Center at 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City.

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OBITUARIES Darlton C. Merritt Haughton, LA - Darlton “Doc” Merritt was born on the stiff lands of Bodcau on November 17, 1930 to Murff and Annie MaeOliver Merritt and he passed away January 4, 2020 at home.The hardest time was when his son and daughter- in-law, Doug and Connie Merritt passed away in 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents; first wife; two brothers, and best friend, David “Zek” McQueen. Daddy is sur© 2019 Bossier Newspaper Publishing Co., Inc.

vived by his wife, Inez Williams Merritt, his son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Karen Merritt, his daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and Roy Culpepper. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Clint and Sarah Morris, Krista and Gary Bos-ton, Jared Merritt, Amanda Merritt, Kalli Culpepper and Jenna Culpepper, and his great grandchildren, Caleb, Brooklyn and Braden Morris. He is survived by Inez’s family, Ina Smith and Marilynn and Craig

Knight and their children and grandchildren.He is also survived by several nieces and their families. A celebration of his life was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Darrell Cooper and Brother Robert Beadle officiating. Interment fol-lowed at Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family received friends on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Pallbear-

ers were Tim Williams, Thomas Burge, Thomas and Simon Luke Cooper and his grandsons. Honorary pallbearer will be his good buddy, Glen Branch.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Princeton Baptist Church. Ada Mae Walston Worley Bossier City,LA -Ada Mae Walston Worley was born September 1, 1941 in Palestine, TX to C.Z. Sr. and Mozelle Walston. She was a wife of 59 years, mother, grandmother and

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great-grandmother. Her family was always important to her. She had a younger brother, C.Z. Jr. Her parents worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. While she was in high school, they moved to St. Louis, MO. There, she played the trumpet in the band. She enjoyed riding the train and traveling with her friends. She met her loving husband, Elward, in Palestine. He worked in the oil field, so they lived in several places before settling down

in Bossier City, LA. Her immediate family lives in Bossier City, LA. Her hobbies included painting, cake decorating, working jigsaw and crossword puzzles, traveling to see family, and spending time at the lake. She loved going to Hawaii to see her brother. She was a faithful member of the University Church of Christ.She passed peacefully on January 5, 2020. Left to cherish her memory are her See, OBITUARIES, Page 8


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husband, Elward; three daughters, Tammy Haydel, Toni Black and husband, Jack, Carrie Bullock and husband Alvie; six grandchildren, Crystal Boyer and husband Ruben, Heath Brigham, Chad Stinnett, Robin Haydel, Logan Bullock and Ava Bullock; six great-grandchildren, Gavin Brigham, Ca-den Boyer, Marley Brigham, Presley Boyer, Daniel Boyer and Jameson Sullivan. Preceded in death by her parents and brother. Visitation was held at the Rose-Neath Chapel in Bossier City, LA on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services were also held at Rose-Neath Bossier at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Ada was laid to rest at Rose-Neath Cemetery in Bossier City, LA. Serving as pallbearers were Alvie Bullock, Heath Brigham, Chad Stinnett, Logan Bullock, Jack Black, Ruben Boyer. Alter-nates will be David Ives and Michael Laborde.The Worley Family would like to express their appreciation to Brookdale Assisted Living and St. Joseph’s Carpenter House of Shreveport, who provided loving care and support to Ada duringhere time there. Lawrence L. Lewis Haughton, LA - Funeral services for Lawrence L. Lewis were held on Wednesday January 8, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at Hill Crest Funeral Home Chapel in Haughton, LA. A graveside service willfollow the memorial service at Hill Crest Memorial Park.Lawrence was born to Minnie Davis Lewis and Abe Lewis on May

15, 1926 in Montgomery, Louisiana. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman. Lawrence was a working man spending time in both the oil field and pulpwood industry. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.Lawrence is survived by his wife Mable Rellia Guillory, daughter De-lores Carpenter and husband Mike, son-in-law Johnny Coolman, step-sons Gene, Patrick and John McRae; Grandchildren Pete and Brad Fredieu, Melissa Friday and husband Joe, Lance Carpenter and wife anna, Larry Carpenter and wife Faith, Josh McRae, Michael Coolman and wife Pam, Jason Coolman; and numerous great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters Glenda Lewis Hunt and Jadie Lewis Coolman; son Lawrence L. Lewis jr. "Bubba" and daughter-in-law Diedra. Lawrence will be gravely missed by many and his memory always cherished. Helene Starnes On Sunday morning, January 5, 2020, a beautiful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Helene R. Starnes of Shreveport, LA, passed away peacefully in the presence of a loved one. She was born in Fuchstadt, Germany on August 12, 1928. At the end of World War II, she met and married an American soldier, William N. Starnes of Denmark, MS. She was adventurous and courageous coming to the United States in the late 1940’s without the benefit of fluent English. As a military wife for 48 years until her husband’s death in 1995, she traveled and lived in many countries and worked and retired from both Dillard's and Tal-

bot's Department Stores. Helene loved gardening and earned the distinction of Master Gardener in her later years. She often received the Yard of the Month award in her community. Every morning while her coffee was brewing, she fed the birds in the backyard. Then sat at the kitchen table, read the Shreveport Times, and enjoyed the birds that flocked to the feeders. She was much loved by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is survived by their five children, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Children: William N. Starnes Jr. (SC) and wife Ann; Regina L. Starnes (TX), Katherina H. Pope (LA) and husband Tom; Russell G. Starnes (OR) and wife Kim; Christina M. Cabell (LA) and husband Scott. Grandchildren: John W. Starnes (Japan); Michel A. Charbit (FL); Cynthia B. Dowell (MD); Cherry H. Siegel (LA) and hu-sband Mark; Angelique S. Ayanian (LA), Evan S. Cabell (LA), and Ca-thryn E. Cabell (LA). Great-grandchildren: Abigail, Sydney, and Mason Siegel (Cherry); Sahara Portlance (Cynthia); Yasmeen Dowell (Cynthia). She is also survived by her sister, Carola Sauer and husband Hans (Bad Kissingen, Germany); sister-in-law Leni Schmitt (Bad Kissingen, Germany); brother-in-law, Adolph Heinrich (Wurzburg, Germany) sister-inlaw, Mary Lynn Mathis (TX); and many nieces and nephews throughout the United States and Germany.She was preceded in death by her husband, CMSgt. William N. Starnes, USAF Ret.; her mother and father Therese R. and Andreas Schmitt (Bad Kissingen, Germany); father-in-law Top Starnes (MS) and wife Lula; herpaternal grandparents Leni and Roman Schmitt (Bad Kissingen, Germany); maternal grandparents Katharina and Josef Kippes (Fuchstadt, Germany); paternal grandparents in-law Kin and Tula Vines (MS); sister, Lilly Heinrich (Wurzburg, Germany); brother, Eugene Schmitt (Bad Kis-singen, Germany); brothers-in-law James W. Starnes (AR), Billy L. Wel-ch (MS), and Bobby Mathis (TX), sistersin-law, Janie Lou Welch

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(MS), Mildred Starnes Lawrence (TX), Jessie Starnes (AR), Allie Mae Hickey (TX), Vallie Faye Clifton (MS), and Carrie Starnes Perez (TX).A memorial service conducted by Reverend Rich Dilling will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 20, 2020, at Springdale Free Will Baptist Church, 1429 Highway 334, Oxford, MS. Burial will be held immediately after the service in Springdale Cemetery.

James B. and Flora M. Mason and a brother, Thomas R. Mason. James is survived by his wife, Glynda Mason of Haughton, LA; sons, James Christopher “Chris” Mason of Houston, TX, Patrick Mason of Haughton, LA; brother, B. Lee Mason and wife, Charlotte of Northwood, NH; granddaughters, Caroline and Cameryn Mason; niece, Kelly Mason and nephews, Kevin Mason and Michael Mason.

Deborah May Foster Bossier City, LA - On January 10, 2020 Deborah May Foster finished her travel on earth and went to heaven to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ. Debbie leaves behind on earth her father, John Wesley Hardin, Sr.; mother, Eva May Hardin; three children, Justin Thomas Hardin, Toby Ray Shores, Sarah Lynn Foster; several grandchildren; brother, John Wesley Hardin, Jr. and a sister Danielle Renee Riess. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Stockwell Missionary Baptist Church, 2201 Stockwell Road in Bossier City, LA, with Reverend Nathan Luellen officiating. The family received friends at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your church to further the work of the Lord.

Jeraldine Browder Bossier City, LA - Funeral services for Jeraldine Browder, Age 90,were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 11, 2020 at Wesley Grove CME Church in Cotton Valley, LA. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

James V. Mason Haughton, LA - A graveside service for James V. “Vic” Mason was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, LA. Officiating was Father Matthew Long.Vic was born September 3, 1940 in N. Stratford, NH and passed away on January 7, 2020 in Bossier City, LA. He was a veteran of the UnitedStates Air Force. He retired from a finance company after 30 years as a manager. During his lifetime Vic had many pastimes, the love of horse racing and owning two race horses at one time. He coached Little League Baseball and won two championships. He enjoyed playing the guitar with friends and enjoyed fishing. Most important, he loved the time spent with his two granddaughters.He was preceded in death by his parents,

Elizabeth DeCuir Bossier City, LA - Funeral services for Elizabeth DeCuir, Age 76, will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Harvest Temple Baptist Church in Bossier City, LA. Interment was held at theNorth-west La. Veteran Cemetery on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Open visitation was held from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday January 10, 2020 at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Shreveport, LA. Jarvis Raytez Thompson Plain Dealing, LA - Jarvis Raytez Thompson, Age 21, passed away on January 1, 2020. Visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. onFriday January 10, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home in Plain Dealing, LA. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday January 11, 2020 at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Plain Dealing, LA. Interment followed at Elizabeth Cemetery in Plain Dealing, LA. Ayanna Wheatfall Bossier City, LA - Celebration of life services for Ayanna Wheatfall, Age 24, were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Stonewall Baptist Church in Bossier City, LA. Open visitation was held from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday January 10, 2020 at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Shreveport, LA. Grace E. Atkinson Bossier Parish, LA - Grace Elizabeth "Betty" Atkinson, 96, was born on April

15, 1923, in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada and passed away on January 7, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George F. Mercer, sister of the late Margaret Mercer, and wife of the late Mr. Russell W. Atkinson.Betty was born and raised in Canada. As a young woman, she worked as a commercial artist illustrating Captain America comic books duringWWII. She was a talented artist, but her achievements didn't stop there. She married Russell William Atkinson and together they raised two children. Through this small family, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren were born. Betty's memory and her legacy will continue through this fine family. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Richard Atkinson and wife Ligia, and Jeane Neill and husband Dwain; grandchildren, Bill Atkinson and wife Kara, Jeane Bruckbauer and husband John, Billy Neill and wife Tosha, Alex Neill and wife Bonnie, and Lisa Girelli; great-grandchildren, Kaitlain, Jenna, Jase, Tyler, Luke, Rhett, Sawyer, Taylor, and Mick; and many nieces and nephews.Graveside services to honor Betty's life were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton, LA, officiated by Bro. Steve Hill.

Latisha Ingram Plain Dealing, LA Latisha Ingram, Age 34, passed away on January 3, 2020. Visitation was held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday Jan-uary 10, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home in Plain Dealing, LA. Funeralservices were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 11, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home in Plain Dealing, LA. Interment followed at Ford Wilson Cemetery in Plain Dealing, LA.


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JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF P. O. Box 850 BENTON, LA 71006 pARISH OF bOSSIER 26TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT STATE OF LOUISIANA Suit No: (08) 158085

pROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREON; SUbJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, SERVITUDES, RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND OUTSTANDING MINERAL RIGHTS OF RECORD AFFECTING THE pROpERTY.

AND FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SAID SALE TO PAY PETITIONERS CLAIMS OF: FIFTY-EIGHT THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN AND 10 / 100 ($58,167.10) DOLLARS, ALONG WITH INTEREST, ATTORNEY’S FEES AND ALL OTHER COSTS OF SUIT. JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF & EX-OFFICIO AUCTIONEER bOSSIER parish

JpMORGAN CHASE bANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION VS TONY CRAIG HAMpTON A/K/A TONY C. ATTORNEY FOR pLAINTIFF: Jason R. Smith HAMpTON 1505 North 19th Street BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF SEIZURE AND Monroe, LA 71207 SALE ISSUED IN THE ABOVE NUMBERED AND ENTITLED CAUSE AND TO December 11, 2019 ME DIRECTED, I HAVE SEIZED AND WILL January 15, 2020 PROCEED TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, bossier press-Tribune TO THE LAST AND HIGHEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF APPRAISEMENT, AND ACCORDING TO LAW, AT THE PRINCIPAL FRONT DOOR OF THE COURT HOUSE, IN THE TOWN OF BENTON, LA, ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020, BETWEEN THE HOURS JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF OF 10:00 AM AND 4:00 PM, THE FOLLOW- P. O. Box 850 ING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUATED BENTON, LA 71006 IN PARISH OF BOSSIER, LOUISIANA, TOWIT:: pARISH OF bOSSIER

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26TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT LOT 334, COUNTRY pLACE, UNIT NO. 6, STATE OF LOUISIANA A SUbDIVISION IN bOSSIER pARISH, LOUISIANA, AS pER pLAT RECORDED Suit No: (08) 160183 IN bOOK 583, pAGES 52-53, OF THE CONVEYANCE RECORDS OF bOSSIER ORIGIN bANK F/K/A COMMUNITY pARISH, LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH TRUST bANK ALL bUILDINGS AND IMpROVEMENTS VS LOCATED THEREON WITH GEO# 121187. MICHAEL D. HARRELSON AND DANISE HARRELSON AND FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SAID SALE TO PAY PETITIONERS CLAIMS OF: BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF SEIZURE AND ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO THOU- SALE ISSUED IN THE ABOVE NUMSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY AND 48 / BERED AND ENTITLED CAUSE AND TO 100 ($132,990.48) DOLLARS, ALONG ME DIRECTED, I HAVE SEIZED AND WILL WITH INTEREST, ATTORNEY’S FEES PROCEED TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, AND ALL OTHER COSTS OF SUIT. TO THE LAST AND HIGHEST BIDDER, JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF & EX-OFFICIO AUCTIONEER bOSSIER parish ATTORNEY FOR pLAINTIFF: Stacy C. Wheat 639 Loyola Ave. Suite 1800 New Orleans, LA 70113 504-522-8256 December 11, 2019 January 15, 2020 bossier press-Tribune

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BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF SEIZURE AND SALE ISSUED IN THE ABOVE NUMBERED AND ENTITLED CAUSE AND TO ME DIRECTED, I HAVE SEIZED AND WILL PROCEED TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, TO THE LAST AND HIGHEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, WITH THE BENEFIT OF APPRAISEMENT, AND ACCORDING TO LAW, AT THE PRINCIPAL FRONT DOOR OF THE COURT HOUSE, IN THE TOWN OF BENTON, LA, ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 AM AND 4:00 PM, THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUATED IN PARISH OF BOSSIER, LOUISIANA, TOWIT:: THAT CERTAIN pIECE OR pARCEL OF GROUND, ALL OF THE RIGHTS, WAYS, pRIVILEGES, SERVITUDES, AppURTENANCES AND ADVANTAGES THEREUNTO bELONGING OR IN ANYWISE AppERTAINING, SITUATED IN:

LOT 39, GILbERT pARK SUbDIVISION, A SUbDIVISION OF bOSSIER pARISH, LOUISIANA, AS pER pLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN bOOK 141, pAGE 343 OF THE CONVEYANCE RECORDS OF bOSSIER pARISH, LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH ALL bUILDINGS AND IM-

FOR CASH, WITH THE BENEFIT OF APPRAISEMENT, AND ACCORDING TO LAW, AT THE PRINCIPAL FRONT DOOR OF THE COURT HOUSE, IN THE TOWN OF BENTON, LA, ON WEDNESDAY, FEbRUARY 26, 2020, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 AM AND 4:00 PM, THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUATED IN PARISH OF BOSSIER, LOUISIANA, TOWIT::

LOT THREE (3), WOODLAKE RIDGE, UNIT 1, A SUbDIVISION IN bOSSIER pARISH, LOUISIANA AS pER pLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN bOOK 1207, pAGE 891, CONVEYANCE RECORDS OF bOSSIER pARISH, LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH ALL bUILDINGS AND IMpROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREON, HAVING A MUNICIpAL ADDRESS OF 1101 LONG KEY CIRCLE, bENTON, LOUISIANA 71006.

AND FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SAID SALE TO PAY PETITIONERS CLAIMS OF: SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED TWO AND 93 / 100 ($747,602.93) DOLLARS, ALONG WITH INTEREST, ATTORNEY’S FEES AND ALL OTHER COSTS OF SUIT. JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF & EX-OFFICIO AUCTIONEER bOSSIER parish ATTORNEY FOR pLAINTIFF: R. Douglas Wood p.O. box 2306 Monroe, LA 71207 318-322-0736 January 15, 2020 February 19, 2020 bossier press-Tribune

ADVERTISEMENT FOR bIDS Sealed BIDS for the purchase of one (1) new 2020 Ford F-150 4X4 Truck, will be received by the bOSSIER pARISH TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE at 204 Burt Boulevard 2nd Floor / P.O. BOX 325, Benton, LA 71006, until 2:00 p.m., (local time), on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and then publicly opened and read aloud in the Tax Assessors Office located on the second floor of the Courthouse. In accordance with Act No. 590 of the 2008 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, bids may be submitted electronically at www.bidsync.com. Vendors/Contractors who decide to submit electronic bids will also have to pay an annual fee for digital signatures as required by state law. The Bossier Parish Police Jury reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids for just cause. BOSSIER PARISH POLICE JURY RACHEL HAUSER, PARISH SECRETARY DOUG RIMMER, PRESIDENT January 8, 15, and 22, 2020 bossier press-Tribune

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BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF SEIZURE AND SALE ISSUED IN THE ABOVE NUMBERED AND ENTITLED CAUSE AND TO ME DIRECTED, I HAVE SEIZED AND WILL PROCEED TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, TO THE LAST AND HIGHEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF APPRAISEMENT, AND ACCORDING TO LAW, AT THE PRINCIPAL FRONT DOOR OF THE COURT HOUSE, IN THE TOWN OF BENTON, LA, ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 AM AND 4:00 PM, THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUATED IN PARISH OF BOSSIER, LOUISIANA, TOWIT::

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020 PAGE 11 TO THE LAST AND HIGHEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF APPRAISEMENT, AND ACCORDING TO LAW, AT THE PRINCIPAL FRONT DOOR OF THE COURT HOUSE, IN THE TOWN OF BENTON, LA, ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 AM AND 4:00 PM, THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUATED IN PARISH OF BOSSIER, LOUISIANA, TOWIT::

LOT NINETY FOUR (94), AND THE NORTH 4.0 FEET OF LOT NINETY FIVE (95), SOUTHGATE ESTATES SUbDIVISION, UNIT NO. 3, A SUbDIVISION OF bOSSIER CITY, bOSSIER pARISH, LOUISIANA, AS pER pLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN CONVEYANCE bOOK 583, AT pAGES 120, 121, AND 122, RECORDS OF bOSSIER pARISH, LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH ALL bUILDINGS AND IMpROVEMENTS THEREON, MUNICIpALLY KNOWN AS 4901 GENERAL STIRLING pRICE pLACE, bOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA 71112.

AND FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SAID SALE TO PAY PETITIONERS CLAIMS OF: FORTY-SIX THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FORTY-THREE AND 17 / 100 ($46,643.17) DOLLARS, ALONG WITH INTEREST, ATTORNEY’S FEES AND ALL OTHER COSTS OF SUIT.

JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF & EX-OFFICIO AUCTIONEER TRACT 18-b, A RESUbDIVISION OF LOT bOSSIER parish 18, OF VANTAGE pOINT SUbDIVISION, UNIT NO. 1, A SUbDIVISION OF bOSSIER ATTORNEY FOR pLAINTIFF: pARISH, LOUISIANA, AS pER SURVEY Daniel A. Reed THEREOF RECORDED IN REGISTRY 8550 United plaza blvd. NUMbER 1006491 AND bEING MORE baton Rouge, LA 70809 FULLY DESCRIbED AS: bEING A pORTION OF LOT 18, VANTAGE pOINT, UNIT December 11, 2019 NO. 1, A SUbDIVISION OF bOSSIER January 15, 2020 pARISH, LOUISIANA, bEING MORE pAR- bossier press-Tribune TICULARLY DESCRIbED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 18, THENCE RUN S. 89°56’15” E., ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 18, A DISTANCE OF 53.00 FEET, TO THE pOINT OF bEGINNING OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIbED; THENCE JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF CONTINUE S. 89°56’15° E., A DISTANCE P. O. Box 850 OF 347.00 FEET, TO THE NORTHEAST BENTON, LA 71006 CORNER OF LOT 18; THENCE RUN S. 0°54’23” E., ALONG THE EAST LINE OF pARISH OF bOSSIER LOT 18, A DISTANCE OF 320.00 FEET, TO 26TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT STATE OF LOUISIANA 18; THENCE RUN S. 66°19’16” W., ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 18, A Suit No: (08) 160573 DISTANCE OF 173.71 FEET; THENCE RUN N. 26°17’51” W., A DISTANCE OF REGIONS bANK DbA REGIONS 435.14 FEET, TO THE pOINT OF bEGINMORTGAGE NING, CONTAINING 2.140 ACRES, MORE VS OR LESS OF THE CONVEYANCE KEVIN RYAN MCCULLOUGH A/K/A RECORDS OF bOSSIER pARISH, KEVIN R. MCCULLOUGH A/K/A KEVIN LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH ALL MCCULLOUGH bUILDINGS AND IMpROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREON bEARING SAID GEO# BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF SEIZURE AND 172101. SALE ISSUED IN THE ABOVE NUMBERED AND ENTITLED CAUSE AND TO AND FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SAID ME DIRECTED, I HAVE SEIZED AND WILL SALE TO PAY PETITIONERS CLAIMS OF: PROCEED TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX THOUSAND TO THE LAST AND HIGHEST BIDDER, TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE AND FOR CASH, WITH THE BENEFIT OF AP26 / 100 ($166,273.26) DOLLARS, ALONG PRAISEMENT, AND ACCORDING TO LAW, WITH INTEREST, ATTORNEY’S FEES AT THE PRINCIPAL FRONT DOOR OF AND ALL OTHER COSTS OF SUIT. THE COURT HOUSE, IN THE TOWN OF BENTON, LA, ON WEDNESDAY, JANUJULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF ARY 22, 2020, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF & EX-OFFICIO AUCTIONEER 10:00 AM AND 4:00 PM, THE FOLLOWING bOSSIER parish DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUATED IN PARISH OF BOSSIER, LOUISIANA, TOATTORNEY FOR pLAINTIFF: WIT:: Rader Jackson 1010 Common Street, Suite 1500 LOT 9, SOUTHGATE ESTATES, UNIT NO. New Orleans, LA 70112 4, A SUbDIVISION OF bOSSIER pARISH, 504-581-9444 LOUISIANA AS pER pLAT RECORDED IN bOOK 583, pAGE 552-553 OF THE CONDecember 11, 2019 VEYANCE RECORDS OF bOSSIER January 15, 2020 pARISH, LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH bossier press-Tribune ALL bUILDINGS AND IMpROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREON.

SHERIFF’S SALE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SHERIFF’S SALE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF P. O. Box 850 BENTON, LA 71006 pARISH OF bOSSIER 26TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT STATE OF LOUISIANA Suit No: (08) 160466

bANK OF AMERICAN, N.A. VS RUbY JEWEL NEWTON RObINSON AKA RUbY JEWEL WILLIAMS, ET AL

AND FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SAID SALE TO PAY PETITIONERS CLAIMS OF: EIGHTY THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE AND 12 / 100 ($80,423.12) DOLLARS, ALONG WITH INTEREST, ATTORNEY’S FEES AND ALL OTHER COSTS OF SUIT.

JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF & EX-OFFICIO AUCTIONEER bOSSIER parish

ATTORNEY FOR pLAINTIFF: Corey J. Giroir 13541 Tiger bend Road baton Rouge, LA 70817 225-756-0373

December 11, 2019 BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT OF SEIZURE AND January 15, 2020 SALE ISSUED IN THE ABOVE NUM- bossier press-Tribune BERED AND ENTITLED CAUSE AND TO ME DIRECTED, I HAVE SEIZED AND WILL PROCEED TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION,

SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION

REGISTRATION: #SEX0152

I, Charles Timothy Starks, have been convicted of Lewd or Indecent Proposals or Acts to a Child under 16/Sexual Battery to Person Over 16. My address is 2020 Luke Lane, Benton, LA 71006.

Caucasian Race: Male Sex: 69 Age: 6’ 01” Height: 210 Weight: Hair Color: Gray Eye Color: Hazel

None Alias: None Scar: None Mark: Prosthesis: None None Piercing: Tattoo: L_forearm: Art

If you have any comments or wish to communicate with the Bossier Sheriff’s Dept., PO Box 850, Benton, LA 71006, 318-965-2203

January 8 and 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune LEGAL NOTICE TO bIDDERS bID # p20-06

Notice is hereby given that the Purchasing Department of the City of Bossier City, Municipal Complex, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, Louisiana, will receive sealed bids until 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2020, for Eastbank Restroom project. Bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud in the Council Chambers. In accordance with the Louisiana Public Bid RS:38:2212 Act No. 5902008, Contractors shall be provided the option to submit bids for Public Works projects through either a secure electronic interactive system or by submitting a paper bid. Use www.bidsync.com to submit an electronic bid. Specifications, Plans, and Contract Documents may be obtained from the City of Bossier City Purchasing Department for $20.00.

There will be a Mandatory pre-bid Meeting held on Monday, January 27, 2020, at 1:30 p.M. at the Municipal Complex, Engineering Room located at 620 benton Road, 2nd Floor, bossier City, LA 71111.

Bids must be submitted on the official bid form furnished with the specifications and those submitted otherwise will not be considered. Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid surety, which may be a certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond, for an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Bossier City. An acceptable performance/payment bond equal to 100% of the contract price will be required of the successful bidders. On any bids submitted in the amount of $50,000 or more, the Contractor shall certify that he is licensed under Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:21502163 and show his license number on the bid and on the envelope in which it is submitted. The City of Bossier City reserves the right to reject any/all bids.

Stacie Fernandez, CPA Director of Finance City of Bossier City, Louisiana

January 8, 15 and 29, 2020 bossier press-Tribune

**Jose Alberto Sanchez Davila and Jenna Elizabeth Larson Davila and/or Anyone knowing their whereabouts, Please contact Richard E. Griffith, Attorney at Law, at 839 Kings Highway, Suite 200, Shreveport, Louisiana 71104, or (318) 222-0337. January 8 and 15, 2020 bossier press-Tribune


SHERIFF’S SALE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF P. O. Box 850 BENTON, LA 71006 PARISH OF BOSSIER 26TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT STATE OF LOUISIANA Suit No: (08) 160606

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION VS TANZIE MARIE MCWILLIAMS EDWARDS, AS TRUSTEE OF THE TOTS W. MCWILLIAMS TRUST, TANZIE MARIE MCWILLIAMS, IN HER CAPACITY AS CURATRIX FOR TOTS WALTER MCWILLIAMS AND LYNDA SUE NORTHRUP MCWILLIAMS A/K/A LYINDA SUE NORTHRUP A/K/A LYNDA S. NORTHRUP A/K/A LYNDA NORTHRUP A/K/A LYNDA SUE MCWILLIAMS A/K/A LYNDA S. MCWILLIAMS A/K/A LYNDA MCWILLIAMS A/K/A LYNDA NORTHRUP MCWILLIAMS A/K/A LYNDA N. MCWILLIAMS

PARISH OF BOSSIER, LOUISIANA, TOWIT::

LOT SEVENTY-ONE (71), REPLAT OF LOTS 1 THRU 8, 13 THRU 20, 29 THRU 36, 45 THRU 52, 61 THRU 88, & 93 THRU 96, SOUTHGATE TOWNHOUSES, UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION IN BOSSIER CITY, BOSSIER PARISH, LOUISIANA, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN CONVEYANCE BOOK 808, PAGE 294, RECORDS OF BOSSIER PARISH, LOUISIANA. AND FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SAID SALE TO PAY PETITIONERS CLAIMS OF: ONE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN THOUSAND FORTY AND 38 / 100 ($118,040.38) DOLLARS, ALONG WITH INTEREST, ATTORNEY’S FEES AND ALL OTHER COSTS OF SUIT. JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF & EX-OFFICIO AUCTIONEER BOSSIER Parish ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Harold E. Cradic 13541 Tiger Bend Road Baton Rouge, LA 70817 225-756-0373

December 11, 2019 BY vIRTUE OF A WRIT OF SEIZURE AND January 15, 2020 SALE ISSUED IN THE ABOvE NUM- Bossier Press-Tribune BERED AND ENTITLED CAUSE AND TO ME DIRECTED, I HAvE SEIZED AND WILL PROCEED TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, TO THE LAST AND HIGHEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, WITH THE BENEFIT OF APPRAISEMENT, AND ACCORDING TO LAW, AT THE PRINCIPAL FRONT DOOR OF JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF THE COURT HOUSE, IN THE TOWN OF P. O. Box 850 BENTON, LA, ON WEDNESDAY, JANU- BENTON, LA 71006 ARY 22, 2020, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 AM AND 4:00 PM, THE FOLLOWING PARISH OF BOSSIER DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUATED IN 26TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF BOSSIER, LOUISIANA, TO- STATE OF LOUISIANA WIT:: Suit No: (08) 160963 LOT 4, DOGWOOD PARK, UNIT 6, A SUBDIVISION OF BOSSIER PARISH, AS PER BOFK, N.A. PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN CONVS VEYANCE BOOK 450, PAGES 688-689 OF MICHAEL RAY EDWARDS THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF BOSSIER PARISH, LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH BY vIRTUE OF A WRIT OF SEIZURE AND ALL BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS SALE ISSUED IN THE ABOvE NUMLOCATED THEREON. BERED AND ENTITLED CAUSE AND TO ME DIRECTED, I HAvE SEIZED AND WILL AND FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SAID PROCEED TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, SALE TO PAY PETITIONERS CLAIMS OF: TO THE LAST AND HIGHEST BIDDER, TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND NINE HUN- FOR CASH, WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF DRED NINETEEN AND 31 / 100 APPRAISEMENT, AND ACCORDING TO ($29,919.31) DOLLARS, ALONG WITH IN- LAW, AT THE PRINCIPAL FRONT DOOR TEREST, ATTORNEY’S FEES AND ALL OF THE COURT HOUSE, IN THE TOWN OTHER COSTS OF SUIT. OF BENTON, LA, ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020, BETWEEN THE HOURS JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF OF 10:00 AM AND 4:00 PM, THE FOLLOW& EX-OFFICIO AUCTIONEER ING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUATED BOSSIER Parish IN PARISH OF BOSSIER, LOUISIANA, TOWIT:: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Corey J. Giroir LOT 105, REVISED MAP OF 13541 Tiger Bend Road GREENACRES SUBDIVISION, UNIT NO. Baton Rouge, LA 70817 2, A SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF 225-756-0373 BOSSIER CITY, BOSSIER PARISH, LOUISIANA, AS PER PLAT RECORDED December 11, 2019 IN BOOK 141, PAGE 569 OF THE CONJanuary 15, 2020 VEYANCE RECORDS OF BOSSIER Bossier Press-Tribune PARISH, LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH ALL BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREON WITH GEO #135515; SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, SERVITUDES, RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND OUTSTANDING MINERAL RIGHTS OF RECORD AFFECTING THE PROPERTY. JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF P. O. Box 850 AND FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SAID SALE TO PAY PETITIONERS CLAIMS OF: BENTON, LA 71006 ONE HUNDRED FORTY-THREE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETEEN AND PARISH OF BOSSIER 38 / 100 ($143,719.38) DOLLARS, ALONG 26TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT WITH INTEREST, ATTORNEY’S FEES STATE OF LOUISIANA AND ALL OTHER COSTS OF SUIT. Suit No: (08) 160800 JULIAN C. WHITTINGTON, SHERIFF & EX-OFFICIO AUCTIONEER DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR ARGENT BOSSIER Parish SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SEJason R. Smith RIES 2005-W3 1505 North 19th Street VS LEA ANN WICKER A/K/A LEA ANN MC- Monroe, LA 71207 CARTY WICKER A/K/A LEA ANN MCCARTY A/K/A LEA A. MCCARTY A/K/A January 15, 2020 February 19, 2020 LEA MCCARTY A/K/A LEA A. WICKER Bossier Press-Tribune A/K/A LEA WICKER A/K/A LEA MCCARTY WICKER A/K/A LEA M. WICKER The following contents, located at Northgate Mini-StorA/K/A LEA ANN MCCARTY WICKER age, 3310 Industrial Dr. Bossier City, La 71112, Unit #CSTEVENS

SHERIFF’S SALE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SHERIFF’S SALE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

BY vIRTUE OF A WRIT OF SEIZURE AND SALE ISSUED IN THE ABOvE NUMBERED AND ENTITLED CAUSE AND TO ME DIRECTED, I HAvE SEIZED AND WILL PROCEED TO SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, TO THE LAST AND HIGHEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, WITH THE BENEFIT OF APPRAISEMENT, AND ACCORDING TO LAW, AT THE PRINCIPAL FRONT DOOR OF THE COURT HOUSE, IN THE TOWN OF BENTON, LA, ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10:00 AM AND 4:00 PM, THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUATED IN

20 Shanterica Perry shall be posted online for a storage auction at www.storageauctions.com ending at 12:00 PM on February 28th. List of contents: Child’s motorized vehicle January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

The following contents, located at Northgate Mini-Storage, 3310 Industrial Dr. Bossier City, La 71112, Unit #C— 34 Sherri Stewart shall be posted online for a storage auction at www.storageauctions.com ending at 12:00 PM on February 28th. List of contents: Plastic tubs, luggage, dolly, clock, shoes, steamer, cooler, rub, household décor. January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

The following contents, located at Northgate Mini-Storage, 3310 Industrial Dr. Bossier City, La 71112, Unit #B42 Sophia Jones shall be posted online for a storage auction at www.storageauctions.com ending at 12:00 PM on February 28th. List of contents: Holiday decorations, vintage items, laundry rack, folding chair, dining table lamp, books, bed frame, chairs, lock box, boxes, rub, books, apparel, sewing patterns, household items.

January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

The following contents, located at Northgate Mini-Storage, 3310 Industrial Dr. Bossier City, La 71112, Unit #A34 for Damion Mayhorn shall be posted online for a storage auction at www.storageauctions.com ending at 12:00 PM on February 28th. List of contents: Bed frame, basketball, aquarium, 2 mattresses, two plastic tubs of toys, toy basketball goal, picture, child’s car, Nerf gun, bunkbed ladder.

January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

The following contents, located at Northgate Mini-Storage, 3310 Industrial Dr. Bossier City, La 71112, Unit #B44 Shameka Drumgole shall be posted online for a storage auction at www.storageauctions.com ending at 12:00 PM on February 28th. List of contents: Rugs, dresser, bed frame, household décor, apparel, shoes, blankets, boxes, microwave, mirror, serving tray, chairs, sofa, bike, scooter, vacuum.

January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

The following contents, located at Northgate Mini-Storage, 3310 Industrial Dr. Bossier City, La 71112, Unit #C36 Karen Bridges shall be posted online for a storage auction at www.storageauctions.com ending at 12:00 PM on February 28th. List of contents: Plastic tubs, mini refrigerator, table, chairs, apparel.

January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

The following contents, located at Northgate Mini-Storage, 3310 Industrial Dr. Bossier City, La 71112, Unit #C40 Joyce Debouse shall be posted online for a storage auction at www.storageauctions.com ending at 12:00 PM on February 28th. List of contents: Patio table, 3 patio chairs, chairs, ottoman, mini grill, commercial mop bucket, crutches, boots, umbrella, fan, convection oven, desk, tools.

January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

NOTICE is hereby given that the Bossier City-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Monday, January 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of Bossier City Hall, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, Louisiana to consider the following application: BOA P-1-20 – The application of Gilberto Cohonga requesting a Special Exception Use to place a 32’ x 78’ modular home at 223 Bodcau Station Road, Haughton, Louisiana.

Renee Nance, Chairman Bossier City-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission BOA

January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

MAZDA 4F4CR16A2STM26662 is stored at Kenny’s Towing, 3385 Old Minden Rd, Bossier City LA 71112. If all current charges are not paid and vehicle claimed by owner by 2/6/2020, a Permit to Sell may be obtained.

January 15 and 22, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

JEEP J8F93EHC35020 is stored at Kenny’s Towing, 3385 Old Minden Rd, Bossier City LA 71112. If all current charges are not paid and vehicle claimed by owner by 2/6/2020, a Permit to Sell may be obtained.

January 15 and 22, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

BOSSIER PRESS-TRIBUNE | WWW.BOSSIERPRESS.COM LEGAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS BID # P20-05 WALLER AVENUE SEWER REHABILITATION PROJECT

SEALED BIDS, electronic or paper, addressed to the Purchasing Agent of the City of Bossier City, will be received in the Purchasing Department located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, Louisiana, until 2:30 P.M., February 4, 2020 for the Waller Avenue Sewer Rehabilitation Project. This project generally consists, but is not limited to open cut removal and replacement of gravity sewer pipeline, re-establishing service laterals, roadway patching and related miscellaneous repairs as needed.

The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 p.m. before the City Council in the Council Chambers during a regularly scheduled meeting.

In accordance with the Louisiana Public Bid Law, RS:38:2212 Act No. 590, 2008, Contractors shall be provided the option to submit bids for Public Work projects through either a secure electronic interactive system or by submitting a paper bid. Use www.bidsync.com to submit an electronic bid.

Specifications, Plans, and Contract Documents shall be obtained from the office of the Engineer, 10542 S Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 for $100.00, made out to Manchac Consulting Group, Inc. Any questions pertaining to this project should be emailed to Chris LaCroix, P.E. at clacroix@manchacgroup.com

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 10:00 A.M., January 23, 2020, at the Municipal Public Works Complex located at 3223 Old Shed Road, Bossier City, LA 71111.

Bids shall be submitted on the official Bid Form furnished with the bid package and those submitted otherwise will not be considered or accepted. It shall be the Bidder’s responsibility to make inquiry as to any Addenda issued.

All Bidders will be required to submit the Attestation Form (Section 00420) and the NonCollusive and Non-Solicitation Affidavit (Section 00480) before the bid opening or within ten days after the bid opening. These documents can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed but must not be submitted in same envelope with the bid.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid security, which may be a certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond, for an amount not less than 5% of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Bossier City, Louisiana. An acceptable performance/payment bond equal to 100% of the contract price will be required of the successful bidder.

The successful bidder will agree to commence the work under this contract on or before a date to be specified in the Notice to Proceed and fully complete the project within One Hundred Twenty (120) calendar days. Bidders will pay liquidated damages, the sum of $1500 for each consecutive calendar day thereafter.

On any bids submitted in the amount of $50,000 or more, the Contractor shall be licensed under Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2150-2163 and show his license number on the bid and on the envelope in which it is submitted. Any Subcontractors being Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing (plumbers bidding Mechanical work) shall be licensed under Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2156 for bids submitted in the amount of $10,000 or more.

The City of Bossier City reserves the right to reject any/all bids.

LILLIANA GARCIA, PURCHASING AGENT CITY OF BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA

January 8, 15 and 29, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

LEGAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS BID # P20-02 Water Tank Rehabilitation and Painting LA 71 South Tower

SEALED BIDS, electronic or paper, addressed to the Purchasing Agent of the City of Bossier City, will be received in the Purchasing Department located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, Louisiana, until 2:30 P.M., January 21, 2020 for the Water Tank Rehabilitation and Painting La 71 South Tower. This project generally consists repairs and painting of the existing water tower tank.

The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 p.m. before the City Council in the Council Chambers during a regularly scheduled meeting.

In accordance with the Louisiana Public Bid Law, RS:38:2212 Act No. 590, 2008, Contractors shall be provided the option to submit bids for Public Work projects through either a secure electronic interactive system or by submitting a paper bid. Use www.bidsync.com to submit an electronic bid.

Specifications, Plans, and Contract Documents shall be obtained from the office of the Engineer, 10542 S Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 for $100.00, made out to Manchac Consulting Group, Inc. Any questions pertaining to this project should be emailed to Frank W. Titus, P.E. at ftitus@manchacgroup.com

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 1 PM, January 9, 2020 at the Municipal Public Works Complex located at 3223 Old Shed Road, Bossier City, LA 71111.

Bids shall be submitted on the official Bid Form furnished with the bid package and those submitted otherwise will not be considered or accepted. It shall be the Bidder’s responsibility to make inquiry as to any Addenda issued.

All Bidders will be required to submit the Attestation Form (Section 00420) and the NonCollusive and Non-Solicitation Affidavit (Section 00480) before the bid opening or within ten days after the bid opening. These documents can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed but must not be submitted in same envelope with the bid.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid security, which may be a certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond, for an amount not less than 5% of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Bossier City, Louisiana. An acceptable performance/payment bond equal to 100% of the contract price will be required of the successful bidder.

SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION

The successful bidder will agree to commence the work under this contract on or before a date to be specified in the Notice to Proceed and fully complete the project within One Hundred Fifty (150) calendar days. Bidders will pay liquidated damages, the sum of $1500 for each consecutive calendar day thereafter.

On any bids submitted in the amount of $50,000 or more, the Contractor shall be licensed under Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2150-2163 and show his license number on the bid and on the envelope in which it is submitted. Any Subcontractors being Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing (plumbers bidding Mechanical work) shall be licensed under Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2156 for bids submitted in the amount of $10,000 or more.

BPT online @ www.bossierpress.com

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REGISTRATION: #SEX0167

I, Charles Warren Villard, have been convicted of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. My address is 4646 Bellevue Road, Haughton, LA 71037.

Race: Caucasian Sex: Male Age: 40 Height: 5’ 11” Weight: 195 Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown

Alias: None Scar: None Mark: None Prosthesis: None Piercing: None Tattoo: L_arm: tribal art R_arm: tribal art

If you have any comments or wish to communicate with the Bossier Sheriff’s Dept., PO Box 850, Benton, LA 71006, 318-965-2203

January 15 and 22, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EMPLOYMENT:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended. The requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications.

Contracts shall be awarded in accordance with LA Public Bid Law Statutes. The City of Bossier City reserves the right to reject any/all bids.

The City of Bossier City reserves the right to reject any/all bids.

LILLIANA GARCIA, PURCHASING AGENT CITY OF BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA

December 18, 2019 January 1 and 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

LEGAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS BID # P20-03 Water Tank Rehabilitation and Painting North East Tower

SEALED BIDS, electronic or paper, addressed to the Purchasing Agent of the City of Bossier City, will be received in the Purchasing Department located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, Louisiana, until 2:30 P.M., January 21, 2020 for the Water Tank Rehabilitation and Painting North East Tower. This project generally consists repairs and painting of the existing water tower tank.

The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 p.m. before the City Council in the Council Chambers during a regularly scheduled meeting.

In accordance with the Louisiana Public Bid Law, RS:38:2212 Act No. 590, 2008, Contractors shall be provided the option to submit bids for Public Work projects through either a secure electronic interactive system or by submitting a paper bid. Use

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www.bidsync.com to submit an electronic bid.

Specifications, Plans, and Contract Documents shall be obtained from the office of the Engineer, 10542 S Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 for $100.00, made out to Manchac Consulting Group, Inc. Any questions pertaining to this project should be emailed to Frank W. Titus, P.E. at ftitus@manchacgroup.com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020

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Sealed proposals are hereby by being accepted by Bossier Parish School Board for: Classroom Ambulance Simulator (RFP 20-17)

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 1 P.M., January 9, 2020, at the Municipal Public Works Complex located at 3223 Old Shed Road, Bossier City, LA 71111.

Proposals will be received no later than 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb 7, 2020 at the Bossier Parish School Board Purchasing Dept located at 2723 Airline Dr, Bossier City, La 71111. Any proposal received after this due date and time will not be considered and will be returned unopened.

All Bidders will be required to submit the Attestation Form (Section 00420) and the NonCollusive and Non-Solicitation Affidavit (Section 00480) before the bid opening or within ten days after the bid opening. These documents can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed but must not be submitted in same envelope with the bid.

Hard copy proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope/box clearly marked on the outside with: 1. bidder’s name 2. bid due date/time 3. project number/name: RFP 20-17: Classroom Ambulance Simulator

Bids shall be submitted on the official Bid Form furnished with the bid package and those submitted otherwise will not be considered or accepted. It shall be the Bidder’s responsibility to make inquiry as to any Addenda issued.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid security, which may be a certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond, for an amount not less than 5% of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Bossier City, Louisiana. An acceptable performance/payment bond equal to 100% of the contract price will be required of the successful bidder.

The successful bidder will agree to commence the work under this contract on or before a date to be specified in the Notice to Proceed and fully complete the project within One Hundred Fifty (150) calendar days. Bidders will pay liquidated damages, the sum of $1500 for each consecutive calendar day thereafter.

On any bids submitted in the amount of $50,000 or more, the Contractor shall be licensed under Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2150-2163 and show his license number on the bid and on the envelope in which it is submitted. Any Subcontractors being Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing (plumbers bidding Mechanical work) shall be licensed under Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2156 for bids submitted in the amount of $10,000 or more. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EMPLOYMENT:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended. The requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications.

Contracts shall be awarded in accordance with LA Public Bid Law Statutes. The City of Bossier City reserves the right to reject any/all bids.

The City of Bossier City reserves the right to reject any/all bids.

LILLIANA GARCIA, PURCHASING AGENT CITY OF BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA

December 18, 2019 January 1 and 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BID # P20-04 SEWER SUB-BASIN BC-04 REHABILITATION

SEALED BIDS, electronic or paper, addressed to the Purchasing Agent of the City of Bossier City, will be received in the Purchasing Department located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, Louisiana, until 2:30 P.M., January 21, 2020 for the Sewer Sub-Basin BC-04 Rehabilitation. This project generally consists, but is not limited to, point repairs, pipe bursting, CIP liner, manhole repairs and coating, reestablishing service laterals, roadway patching and related miscellaneous repairs (sidewalk, curbing, fencing, etc.) as needed. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 p.m. before the City Council in the Council Chambers during a regularly scheduled meeting.

In accordance with the Louisiana Public Bid Law, RS:38:2212 Act No. 590, 2008, Contractors shall be provided the option to submit bids for Public Work projects through either a secure electronic interactive system or by submitting a paper bid. Use www.bidsync.com to submit an electronic bid.

Specifications, Plans, and Contract Documents shall be obtained from the office of the Engineer, 10542 S. Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 for $100.00, made out to Manchac Consulting Group, Inc. Any questions pertaining to this project should be emailed to Chris LaCroix P.E. at clacroix@manchacgroup.com.

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for January 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., at the Municipal Public Works Complex located at 3223 Old Shed Road, Bossier City, LA 71111.

Bids shall be submitted on the official Bid Form furnished with the bid package and those submitted otherwise will not be considered or accepted. It shall be the Bidder’s responsibility to make inquiry as to any Addenda issued.

All Bidders will be required to submit the Attestation Form (Section 00420) and the NonCollusive and Non-Solicitation Affidavit (Section 00480) before the bid opening or within ten days after the bid opening. These documents can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed but must not be submitted in same envelope with the bid.

Complete RFP documents may be obtained for free by visiting bidexpress.com.

Introduce an Ordinance to appropriate $3,150,000 from the Land Acquisition Fund to be used to complete Right-of-Way Acquisitions for the Walter O. Bigby Carriageway.

Introduce an Ordinance to re-appropriate $62,000 from the Parks and Recreation Salary and Benefits to Contract Services, in the Building Maintenance Division, to provide for a private contractor for Lawn Maintenance at City Hall, the East Texas Fuel Station and the Fire Training Center on Shed Road.

Introduce an Ordinance to fund Improvements to the Industrial Drive Pump Station at a cost of $10,000.00 to come from the Sewer Capital and Contingency Fund.

______________________________ Phyllis McGraw, City Clerk

January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF BOSSIER CITY

Online proposals may be submitted through bidexpress.com; a fee may be associated with the use of the Bid Express service. Award will not be made at the time of the RFP opening, but will be awarded by the School Board at a later meeting.

Bossier Parish School Board reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any and all proposals and to waive any and all technicalities and informalities in accordance with state law. Bossier Parish School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kerry Douglas Chief Procurement Officer Kerry.douglas@bossierschools.org (318) 549-5039

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STATE OF LOUISIANA TAKEN AT THE REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 7, 2020

The City Council of the City of Bossier City, State of Louisiana, met in regular session in Council Chambers, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, Louisiana, January 7, 2020, at 3:00 PM

Invocation was given by Council Member Jeffery Darby

Pledge of Allegiance led by Council Member Don Williams

Roll Call as follows:

Present: Honorable, President Scott Irwin, Honorable Councilors David Montgomery, Jr., Timothy Larkin, Jeffery Darby, Don Williams, Jeff Free and Thomas Harvey

January 8, 15 and 22, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

Dear St. Mary Water System Member,

January 6, 2020

The St. Mary Water System is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) as set forth by the State [Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51:XII)] and the Federal Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR Part 141).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) set drinking water standards and requires the disinfection of drinking water. Where disinfection is used in the treatment of drinking water, disinfectants combine with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter present in water to form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBPs). EPA and LDH set standards for controlling the levels of disinfectants and DBPs in drinking water, including trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acid (HAAs). Some people who drink water containing THMs in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

In December 1998, EPA set enforceable drinking water standards for TTHMs at 80 parts per billion (Ppb) and for HAA5 at 60 parts per billion (Ppb) to reduce the risk of cancer or other adverse health effects. Compliance with the TTHMs standard for public water systems serving less than 10,000 individuals initially became effective and enforceable on January 1, 2004. Compliance with the TTHMs and HAA5 standards are determined by calculating a locational running annual average (LRAA) of quarterly TTHMs sample results. Compliance calculations performed for the fourth quarter of 2019 show that the system's current TTHMs LRAAs are 82 ppb at DBP02 – 245 -1111 Hwy 2 West; Thus, the system is currently in violation of the TTHMs standard.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. EPA and LDH do not consider this violation to have any serious adverse health effects· on human health as a result of short-term exposure; however, continued long-term exposure to TTHMs levels above the standard (e.g., 20 years of exposure) has the potential to have serious adverse effects on human health.

The St. Mary Water System Board of Directors and the Operator want you to know that we are continuously working to resolve this issue. We take the purity of our water supply very seriously. If you have any questions or comments you may contact the water system operator, Steve Smith at 318-464-1092, or me, Dennis Hays at 318-326-4156. If you wish to contact us by mail send your letter to: St. Mary Community Water System, P.O. Box 249, Plain Dealing, LA 71064.

Sincerely, St. Mary Community Water System Board of Directors Dennis Hays, President

January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

Also Present: Mayor, Lorenz Walker, City Attorney, Jimmy Hall and City Clerk, Phyllis McGraw

By: Mr. Montgomery, Jr. Motion to approve minutes of December 17, 2019, Regular Meeting and dispense with the reading. Seconded by Mr. Williams No comment Motion carries unanimously

By: Mr. Montgomery, Jr. Motion to approve Agenda as printed. Seconded by Mr. Harvey No comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

President Irwin read the statement concerning public comment and asked if there was any public comment on any item on today’s agenda. Several of the Council Members voiced concern about limiting the public comment period to the beginning of the meeting. After discussion, City Attorney Hall stated the Resolution can be brought up again at the next meeting and amended.

Ceremonial Matters/Recognition of Guests-

Michael Corbin, Swepco, spoke to Council concerning the possibility of making changes to the UDC Code allowing for Utilities to be placed in front of residences. Sam Marsiglia, MPC, stated he thinks that it would be a good idea since lot sizes are getting smaller. They will work with MPC Board to see what changes could be made.

Committee Reports-

Mark Hudson, City Engineer, went over the Monthly Project Report, he showed Council map of Coleman Street project and the WOB Carriageway project. He noted that at this time the WOB Carriageway project was about 12 million short. He made some cost saving recommendations for the Council to consider. He also went over the Innovation Drive Project and how it would tie into Swan Lake Road. Mr. Montgomery asked Mr. Hudson to coordinate with the Police Jury on placing their traffic light and ours at the same time and have them synchronized. He also spoke on the Viking Drive widening and announced that ground breaking for improvements to Tinsley Park were coming up.

Lisa Johnson, President of Bossier Chamber of Commerce, updated the Council on the Be Bossier Campaign. She noted that they weren’t asking for additional funds at this time due to spending the money allocated to them wisely. She went over the increases in website clicks and searches. Councilman Free spoke on how he uses the website and Be Bossier information to help when trying to sell properties and relocate people to Bossier from other states and locations. She also gave the Council special Coke cans printed for the Be Bossier Campaign. Unfinished Business –

The following Ordinance offered and adopted:

Ordinance No. 1 Of 2019

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING MAYOR LORENZ WALKER TO EXECUTE THE ATTACHED REVISED COOPERATIVE ENDEAVOR AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BOSSIER CITY AND THE VETERANS AFFAIRS

Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid security, which may be a certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond, for an amount not less than 5% of the amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Bossier City, Louisiana. An acceptable performance/payment bond equal to 100% of the contract price will be required of the successful bidder.

WHEREAS, previously there was a cooperative endeavor agreement between the City of Bossier City and the Veterans Affairs; and

The successful bidder will agree to commence the work under this contract on or before a date to be specified in the Notice to Proceed and fully complete the project within One Hundred Eighty (180) calendar days. Bidders will pay liquidated damages, the sum of $1500 for each consecutive calendar day thereafter.

WHEREAS, updates have been made to the previous contract as reflected in the cooperative endeavor agreement attached hereto; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of Bossier City, Louisiana, in regular session convened, that Mayor Lorenz Walker, on behalf of the City of Bossier City is hereby authorized to execute the attached revised cooperative endeavor agreement between the City of Bossier City and the Veterans Affairs.

On any bids submitted in the amount of $50,000 or more, the Contractor shall be licensed under Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2150-2163 and show his license number on the bid and on the envelope in which it is submitted. Any Subcontractors being Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing (plumbers bidding Mechanical work) shall be licensed under Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2156 for bids submitted in the amount of $10,000 or more.

The above and foregoing Ordinance was read in full at open and legal session convened, was on motion of Mr. David Montgomery, Jr., and seconded by Mr. Don Williams, and adopted on the 7th, day of January, 2020, by the following vote:

The City of Bossier City reserves the right to reject any/all bids.

AYES: Mr. Montgomery, Jr., Mr. Larkin, Mr. Irwin, Mr. Darby, Mr. Williams, Mr. Free and Mr. Harvey

LILLIANA GARCIA, PURCHASING AGENT CITY OF BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA

NAYS: none

December 18, 2019 January 1 and 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

ABSENT: none

ABSTAIN: none

____________________________ Scott Irwin, President

____________________________ Phyllis McGraw, City Clerk

The following Ordinance offered and adopted:

Ordinance No. 2 Of 2020

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTION 102-11 OF THE BOSSIER CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES AND REENACTING SECTION 10211 AS SET FORTH HEREIN IN REFERENCE TO PUBLIC SAFETY ACCESS TO CONTROLLED ACCESS RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISIONS AND COMMERCIAL PREMICES

January 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

_______________________________________________________________________ LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOSSIER CITY COUNCIL WILL BE IN REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020, AT 3:00 P.M. IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 620 BENTON ROAD, BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA, TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES:

Introduce an Ordinance to transfer $1 Million from the Riverboat Capital Projects Fund into the Walter O. Bigby Carriageway Fund to be used to supplement existing funds in the Walter O. Bigby Carriageway Fund.

December 18, 2019 January 8 and 15, 2020 Bossier Press-Tribune

Introduce an Ordinance to dedicate $1 Million from the 2016 Sales Tax Bond – Downtown Re-Envisioning Fund to be used to supplement existing funds for the Coleman Street Improvements Projects. Introduce an Ordinance to dedicate $600,000 from the 2018 LCDA Bond Funds to be used to supplement existing funds dedicated to the Viking Drive Widening Urban System Project.

WHEREAS, the electronic tag receiver system has become obsolete due to the lack of available ports to maintain the systems; and

WHEREAS, this has created a danger to residential and commercial properties by limiting access by public safety; and

WHEREAS, a radio transmitting system is supported by multiple vendors and will provide a reliable and sustainable system for public safety access; and Chapter 102 - SUBDIVISIONS

Sec. 102-11. - Security gates and limited access gates.

(a) Except as prohibited by other ordinances and when approved by the code official, gates may be installed that restrict access to the public, police and fire lane provided that at least one entrance is either left unobstructed (no gate) or an electrically operated

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gate is installed that can be operated with a manual key switch and a radio transmitting system which is compatible with the radio transmitting system used by the city. The switch and receiver shall be installed on the column or post near the electrical control box (preferably on the right hand side). When the switch is operated, the gate shall remain in the open position until either automatically or manually reset. A battery back-up and manual override shall be provided to be used in case of power outage. Additional gates may be manually operated gates that have an approved padlock installed to permit fire and police department access. This shall allow emergency access to the property by the police and fire departments.

BOSSIER PRESS-TRIBUNE | WWW.BOSSIERPRESS.COM PRECINCTS

AYES: Mr. Montgomery, Jr., Mr. Larkin, Mr. Irwin, Mr. Darby, Mr. Williams, Mr. Free and Mr. Harvey NAYS: none ABSENT: none ABSTAIN: none

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____________________________ Phyllis McGraw, City Clerk

____________________________ Scott Irwin, President

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The following resolution was offered by Mr. David Montgomery, Jr. and sec(b) Requirement of emergency rapid access devices for gated communities onded by Mr. Timothy Larkin: or gated commercial premises. RESOLUTION 2 of 2020 (1) Gated communities or gated commercial premises. For purposes of this section, gated communities shall include all commercial properties, housing A resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the City of developments, apartment and townhouse complexes, and all other residential Bossier City, State of Louisiana, to authorize the continuation of a special communities, which have limited access electronic gates for ingress into and tax therein; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection egress from the community or commercial premises. therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

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02-04-1(PART)

02-04-2(PART) 02-05A

(2) Emergency rapid access devices. For purposes of this section, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Bossier City, State of emergency rapid access devices include rapid access key boxes, switch control Louisiana (the “Governing Authority”), acting as the governing authority of the City of devices, receivers, security padlocks, and the locks and keys used in such de- Bossier City, State of Louisiana (the “City”), that: vices, which shall be UL certified and approved by the fire marshal.

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02-08

SECTION 1. Election Call. Subject to the approval of the State Bond Commission, and under the authority conferred by the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, including Article VI, Section 27 thereof, the applicable provisions of the Louisiana Election Code, and other constitutional and statutory authority, a special election is hereby called and ordered to be held in the City on SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020, between the hours of seven o’clock (7:00) a.m. and eight o’clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, and at the said election there shall be submitted to all registered voters qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and laws of this (4) Time for compliance. All existing gated communities and gated State and the Constitution of the United States, the following proposition, to-wit: commercial premises shall be in compliance with this section before December 31, 2020 and all new gated communities and commercial premises shall comply PROPOSITION with this section prior to occupancy.

(3) Requirement. All gated communities or gated commercial premises shall install rapid access key boxes, switch control devices, and a radio transmitting system which is compatible with the radio transmitting system used by the city at the primary gated entrance on the gate control panel that is readily visible and accessible. All secondary gated entrances/exits shall have key boxes, switch control devices or security padlocks.

(5) Responsible persons/entities. For existing gated communities and gated commercial premises, the person/entity responsible for compliance with this section shall be the person/entity responsible for maintenance of the gated access. For new-gated communities or gated commercial premises, the person/entity responsible for compliance with this section shall be the developer or builder of the gated community or gated commercial premises.

(c) Penalties. Whoever shall be found guilty of violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction be punished pursuant to section 1-9 of the Bossier City Code of Ordinances. Application of the penal provision of section 1-9 shall not prevent removal of prohibited conditions, either under the adopted fire prevention code or under applicable provisions of state or local law.

(d) Enforcement. The division of fire prevention of the Bossier City Fire Department shall be responsible for enforcement of this requirement.

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02-12A

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02-12C 02-13

(MILLAGE CONTINUATION)

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02-16

Shall the City of Bossier City, State of Louisiana (the “City”), be authorized to continue to levy and collect a special tax of six and nineteen hundredths (6.19) mills on all property subject to taxation in the City (an estimated $3,900,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030, for the purpose of operating and maintaining, including salary adjustments, the Fire and Police Departments of the City, said millage to represent a nineteen hundredths (.19) of a mill increase over the 6 mills authorized to be levied through the year 2020 pursuant to an election held on May 1, 2010?

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02-18E-1(PART)

02-18E-2(PART) 02-19 02-20

SECTION 2. Publication of Notice of Election. A Notice of Special (Ord. No. 45-2006, 5-23-2006) Election shall be published in The Bossier Press Tribune, a newspaper of general circulation within the City, published in and being the official journal of the City, once a week for NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of Bossier City, four consecutive weeks, with the first publication to be made not less than forty-five (45) Louisiana, in regular session convened, that Section 102-11 of the Bossier City Code of days nor more than ninety (90) days prior to the date of the election, which Notice shall be substantially in the form attached hereto as “Exhibit A” and incorporated herein by reference Ordinances is hereby repealed and reenacted as set forth herein. the same as if it were set forth herein in full.

02-21A

02-21B

02-21C-1(PART)

02-21C-2(PART)

02-21D-1(PART)

The above and foregoing Ordinance was read in full at open and legal sesNotwithstanding the foregoing, prior to the publication of the Notice of Special sion convened, was on motion of Mr. David Montgomery, Jr., and seconded by Mr. Don Election, the Mayor is authorized and directed to make any amendments to the foregoing Williams, and adopted on the 7th, day of January, 2020, by the following vote: proposition that may be required to comply with any state or federal regulatory agencies.

02-21D-2(PART)

NAYS: none

04-08B-2(PART)

AYES: Mr. Montgomery, Jr., Mr. Larkin, Mr. Irwin, Mr. Darby, Mr. Williams, Mr. Free and Mr. Harvey ABSENT: none

ABSTAIN: none

____________________________ Scott Irwin, President New Business –

____________________________ Phyllis McGraw, City Clerk

By: Mr. Montgomery, Jr. Motion to introduce an Ordinance to transfer $1 Million from the Riverboat Capital Projects Fund into the Walter O. Bigby Carriageway Fund to be used to supplement existing funds in the Walter O. Bigby Carriageway Fund. Seconded by Mr. Williams No comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

By: Mr. Harvey Motion to introduce an Ordinance to dedicate $1 Million from the 2016 Sales Tax Bond – Downtown Re-Envisioning Fund to be used to supplement existing funds for the Coleman Street Improvements Projects. Seconded by Mr. Montgomery, Jr. No comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

By: Mr. Williams Motion to introduce an Ordinance to dedicate $600,000 from the 2018 LCDA Bond Funds to be used to supplement existing funds dedicated to the Viking Drive Widening Urban System Project. Seconded by Mr. Darby No comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

By: Mr. Montgomery, Jr. Motion to introduce an Ordinance to appropriate $3,150,000 from the Land Acquisition Fund to be used to complete Right-of-Acquisitions for the Walter O. Bigby Carriageway. Seconded by Mr. Williams No comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

By: Mr. Montgomery, Jr. Motion to introduce an Ordinance to re-appropriate $62,000 from the Parks and Recreation Salary and Benefits to Contract Services, in the Building Maintenance Division to provide for a private contractor for Lawn Maintenance at City Hall, the East Texas Fuel Station and the Fire Training Center on Shed Road. Seconded by Mr. Williams Questions if we were bidding this out or contracting it out. Mr. Hudson stated it would be bid out. Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

By: Mr. Darby Motion to introduce an Ordinance to fund improvements to the Industrial Drive Pump Station at a cost of $10,000.00 to come from the Sewer Capital and Contingency Fund. Seconded by Mr. Montgomery, Jr. No comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

WHEREAS, the position of a METER READER is vacant due to termination;

WHEREAS, the administration and the department assures that all current budgets have been verified and that no authorized salary has been exceeded; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of Bossier City, Louisiana, in regular session convened, that the administration is authorized to proceed with hiring procedures for the fulfillment of this position.

04-08C

04-08D 04-08E

SECTION 4. Polling Place. The polling places for the precincts set forth in the aforesaid Notice of Special Election are hereby designated as the polling places at which to hold the said election, and the Commissioner-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated in accordance with law.

04-08F

04-10-1(PART)

04-10-2(PART)

SECTION 5. Election Commissioners; Voting Machines. The officers designated to serve as Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners pursuant to Section The polling places for the precincts set forth above are hereby designated 4 hereof, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance as the polling places at which to hold the said election, and the Commissioner-in-Charge with La. R.S. 18:1287, shall hold the said special election as herein provided, and shall and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law. make due returns of said election for the meeting of the Governing Authority to be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, as provided in Section 3 hereof. All registered voters in the City The estimated cost of this election as determined by the Secretary of State will be entitled to vote at the special election, and voting machines shall be used. based upon the provisions of Chapter 8-A of Title 18 and actual costs of similar elections is $64,000. SECTION 6. Authorization of Officers. The Clerk of the City is hereby empowered, authorized and directed to arrange for and to furnish to said election officers Notice is further given that a portion of the monies collected from the tax dein ample time for the holding of said election, the necessary equipment, forms and other scribed in the Proposition shall be remitted to certain state and statewide retirement sysparaphernalia essential to the proper holding of said election and the Mayor and/or Clerk tems in the manner required by law. of the City are further authorized, empowered and directed to take any and all further action required by State and/or Federal law to arrange for the election. The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, SECTION 7. Furnishing Election Call to Election Officials. Certified as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, and the officers appointed to copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Secretary of State, the Clerk of Court hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes and Ex-Officio Parish Custodian of Voting Machines of Bossier Parish and the Registrar therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1287, will make of Voters of Bossier Parish, as notification of the special election, in order that each may due returns thereof to said Governing Authority, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER prepare for said election and perform their respective functions as required by law. GIVEN that the Governing Authority will meet at its regular meeting place, the City Hall, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, Louisiana, on TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020, at THREE O’SECTION 8. Application to State Bond Commission. Application is CLOCK (3:00) P.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to exmade to the State Bond Commission for consent and authority to hold the special election amine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the said special election. All as herein provided, and in the event said election carries for further consent and authority registered voters of the City are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines to continue to levy and collect the special tax provided for therein. A certified copy of this will be used. resolution shall be forwarded to the State Bond Commission on behalf of this Governing Authority, together with a letter requesting the prompt consideration and approval of this THUS DONE AND SIGNED at City, Louisiana, on this, the 7th day of January, application. 2020.

This resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: YEAS:

Mr. Montgomery, Jr., Mr. Larkin, Mr. Irwin, Mr. Darby, Mr. Williams, Mr. Free and Mr. Harvey

ABSENT:

none

NAYS:

none

ATTEST:

City Clerk

President

STATE OF LOUISIANA PARISH OF BOSSIER

I, the undersigned City Clerk of the City of Bossier City, State of Louisiana (the “City”), do And the resolution was declared adopted on this, the 7th day of January, 2020. hereby certify that the foregoing pages constitute a true and correct copy of the proceedings taken by the City Council of the City of Bossier City, State of Louisiana, on January 7, 2020, ordering and calling a special election to be held in the City to authorize the continuation ____ ________________________________ of a special tax therein; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. City Clerk President IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature at Bossier City, EXHIBIT “A” Louisiana, on this, the 7th day of January, 2020. NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted by the City Council of the City of Bossier City, State of Louisiana (the “Governing Authority”), acting as the governing authority of the City of Bossier City, State of Louisiana (the “City”), on January 7, 2020, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held within the City RESOLUTION 1 Of 2020 on SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters in the City qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE HIRING OF A METER READER FOR THE CUS- Constitution and Laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States, the following proposition, to-wit: TOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT

and

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SECTION 3. Canvass. This Governing Authority shall meet at its regular meeting place, the City Hall, 620 Benton Road, City, Louisiana, on TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020, at THREE O’CLOCK (3:00) P.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the said special election.

The following Resolution offered and adopted:

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 21 of 2018 implemented a requirement assuring that the City department budgets not be exceeded by any hiring of any personnel; and

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04-08A

PROPOSITION

(MILLAGE CONTINUATION)

Shall the City of Bossier City, State of Louisiana (the “City”), be authorized to continue to levy and collect a special tax of six and nineteen hundredths (6.19) mills on all property subject to taxation in the City (an estimated $3,900,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030, for the purpose of operating and maintaining, including salary adjustments, the Fire and Police Departments of the City, said millage to represent a nineteen hundredths (.19) of a mill increase over the 6 mills authorized to be levied through the year 2020 pursuant to an election held on May 1, 2010?

___________________________________ City Clerk

By: Mr. Montgomery, Jr. Motion to approve Parade Permit Fee Waiver for R.V. Kerr Kat 5K Color Run, Saturday, April 18, 2020. Seconded by Mr. Williams No Comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

By: Mr. Montgomery, Jr. Motion to approve Report of Final Change Order for the Century Link Center re-roof an increase of $44,814.00. Total cost of contract with Change Order $752,814.00. Seconded by Mr. Williams No comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

By: Mr. Free Motion to approve appointment of Charlie Davis, Jr. to Metropolitan Planning Commission Board of Adjustments to replace Allen Self. Term effective January 7, 2020 and will expire November 2, 2021. Seconded by Mr. Montgomery, Jr. No comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

By: Mr. Montgomery, Jr. Motion to approve Report of Change Order #2 for the WTP Transmission Mains Project The above and foregoing Resolution was read in full at open and legal sesThe said special election shall be held at the polling place for the following for an increase of $113,871.58. Total cost of contract with Change Order $2,384,169.73. sion convened, was on motion of Mr. Jeffery Darby, and seconded by Mr. Don Williams, precincts, which polls will open at seven o’clock (7:00) a.m. and close at eight o’clock (8:00) Seconded by Mr. Williams and adopted on the 7th, day of January, 2020, by the following vote: p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, to wit:

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Specifications, Plans, and Contract Documents shall be obtained from the office of the En- PUBLIC NOTICE gineer, 700 Ogilvie Street, Bossier City, LA 71111 for $100.00, made out to Manchac ConNotice of Violation / Tier 2 Public Notification of Non-Compliance sulting Group, Inc. Any questions pertaining to this project should be emailed to Keith Re: Chlorine Treatment Technique (TT) Violation Shackelford at kshackelford@manchacgroup.com By: Mr. Montgomery, Jr Community Water System Motion to approve Report of Change Order #5 for the NE WWTP Improvement Project for Town of Plain Dealing Water System A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 an increase of $154,939.82. Total cost of contract with increase $13,105,655.65. PWS ID # LA1015016 a.m., at the Bossier City WTP Training Room located at 1401 Hamilton Road, Bossier City, Seconded by Mr. Darby Bossier Parish LA 71111. No comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous Bids shall be submitted on the official Bid Form furnished with the bid package and those The TOWN OF PLAIN DEALING WATER SYSTEM is currently in violation of the treatment Announcements – Mr. Montgomery congratulated the Cobb Family for 70 years of service submitted otherwise will not be considered or accepted. It shall be the Bidder’s responsi- technique requirements for minimum residual disinfectant level as set forth by the State (Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code). Although this incident is not an emergency, bility to make inquiry as to any Addenda issued. in their business and to their community. as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation. Bidders will be required to submit the Attestation Form (Felony conviction Statement All There being no further business to come before this Council, meeting adjourned at and E-Verify) before the bid opening or within ten days after the bid opening. This docu4:10 PM by Mr. Irwin ment can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed but must not be submitted in same envelope with The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has determined that the presence of microbiological contaminants is a health concern at certain levels of exposure and requires the the bid. Respectfully submitted: disinfection of drinking water to kill disease-causing organisms. Inadequately treated water contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and may Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid security, which may be a certified check, Phyllis McGraw cashier’s check, or bid bond, for an amount not less than 5% of the amount of the bid, parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated City Clerk made payable to the City of Bossier City, Louisiana. An acceptable performance/payment headaches. These symptoms, however, are not just associated with disease-causing organisms in drinking water, but also may be caused by a number of factors other than your bond equal to 100% of the contract price will be required of the successful bidder. January 15, 2020 drinking water. LDH has set enforceable requirements for treating drinking water to reduce Bossier Press-Tribune The successful bidder will agree to commence the work under this contract on or before a the risk of these adverse health effects. Treatment such as filtering and disinfecting the date to be specified in the Notice to Proceed and substantially complete the project within water removes and destroys microbiological contaminants. Drinking water which is treated ADVERTISEMENT Three Hundred (300) calendar days and complete and ready for final acceptance within to meet LDH requirements is associated with little to none of this risk and should be con345 calendar days after the date when the Contract Time commences to run. Bidders will sidered safe, Sealed proposals are hereby by being accepted by Bossier Parish School Board for: pay liquidated damages in the sum of $1,000 for each consecutive calendar day that the We are required to monitor your water for the residual disinfectant level. This tells us project is not complete after Substantial Completion. Category 2 E-rate Components and Services whether we are effectively treating the water supply. During the compliance monitoring (RFP 20-20) On any bids submitted in the amount of $50,000 or more, the Contractor shall be licensed periods of (NOVEMBER 1, 2019) through (NOVEMBER 30, 2019), and (DECEMBER 1, under Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2150-2163 and show his license number on the bid 2019) through (DECEMBER 31, 2019), the TOWN OF PLAIN DEALING WATER SYSTEM Proposals will be received no later than 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 14, 2020, at the and on the envelope in which it is submitted. Any Subcontractors being Electrical, Me- failed to provide the minimum residual disinfectant level in the treated water supplied to Bossier Parish School Board Purchasing Dept located at 2723 Airline Dr, Bossier City, chanical, or Plumbing (plumbers bidding Mechanical work) shall be licensed under customers. The violation occurred because the treated water chlorine residual was less La 71111. Any proposal received after this due date and time will not be accepted and Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:2156 for bids submitted in the amount of $10,000 or more. than 0.5 milligrams per liter in over five percent of the samples collected in the water system will be returned unopened. in two consecutive months. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EMPLOYMENT: Complete RFP documents are available for download at bidexpress.com. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for specific health concerns, consult your doctor. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope/box clearly marked on the outside race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Bidders on this work will be required to with the following information: comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended. The require- Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those 1. vendor’s name ments for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifica- who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing 2. proposal due date and time homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place tions. 3. proposal number and name or distributing copies by hand or mail. Contracts shall be awarded in accordance with LA Public Bid Law Statutes. The City of Proposals may also be submitted electronically by visiting bidexpress.com; a fee may The Town of Plain Dealing is performing daily chlorine level checks to insure we have no Bossier City reserves the right to reject any/all bids. be associated with the use of this site and service. less than 0.5 mg/Liter of chlorine in our water. We will continue this practice to maintain compliance. LILLIANA GARCIA, PURCHASING AGENT Award will not be made at the time of the RFP opening. CITY OF BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA For more information, please contact Water & Sewer Superintendent Steve Smith @318Bossier Parish School Board reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any and all December 18, 2019 326-4234 Ext. #229 or Mayor Cindy Dodson 318-326-4234 Ext. #223. proposals and to waive any and all technicalities and informalities in accordance with Town of Plain Dealing Water System, P. O. Box 426, Plain Dealing, Louisiana 71064, 318January 1 and 15, 2020 state law. 326-4234 Bossier Press-Tribune No comment Vote in favor of motion is unanimous

Bossier Parish School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kerry Douglas Chief Procurement Officer Kerry.douglas@bossierschools.org (318) 549-5039

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BID #P20-01

42 INCH WATER MAIN EXTENSION PROJECT

SEALED BIDS, electronic or paper, addressed to the Purchasing Agent of the City of Bossier City, will be received in the Purchasing Department located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, Louisiana, until 2:30 P.M., Tuesday, January 21, 2020 for the 42 INCH WATER MAIN EXTENSION PROJECT. The Work includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: 1. Mobilization and Demobilization.

2. Furnish, Install and Maintain Temporary Erosion Control.

3. Traffic Control, Warning Signs and Barricades

4. Traffic Management Aggregate

5. Clearing and Grubbing

6. Furnish and Install Pipe Foundation Material (at Engineer’s Direction)

7. Remove and Replace Asphalt Pavement

8. Remove Concrete Pavement and Curb and Replace with Asphalt Paving and Curb 9. Remove and Replace Concrete Pavement

10. Remove Existing Railroad Tracks

11. Furnish and Install 8” Water Main

12. Furnish and Install 20” Water Main

13. Remove Existing 36” Water Main

14. Furnish and Install 36” Water Main

15. Furnish and Install 42” Water Main

16, Furnish and Install 48” HDPE Water Main, Jack & Bore with 54” Steel Casing 17. Furnish and Install 42” Ductile Iron Pipe Water Main, Jack & Bore with 60” Steel Casing 18. Furnish and Install 42” I.P.S. HDPE, Direction Drill

19. Furnish and Install Mechanical Joint Ductile Iron Fittings

20. Furnish and Install 20” Butterfly Valve and Valve Box

21.. Furnish and Install 36” Butterfly Valve and Valve Box

22. Furnish and Install 42” Butterfly Valve and Valve Box

23. Furnish and Install HDPE Adapters

24. Furnish and Install 36” Line Stop

25. Furnish and Install Air Valve and Manhole

26. Furnish and Install 8” Tapping Sleeve, Tapping Valve and Valve Box

27. Furnish and Install 20” Tapping Sleeve, Tapping Valve and Valve Box

28. Furnish and Install Dome Utility Marker Sign

29. Remove and Reinstall Existing Sign

30. Remove and Reinstall Existing Steel Railing

31. Remove and Relocate Existing Storage Building

32. Re-stripe Parking Lots

33. Furnish, Install and Maintain Seeding and Mulching

34. Railroad Flagman and Observation Allowance

The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:00 p.m. before the City Council in the Council Chambers during a regularly scheduled meeting.

In accordance with the Louisiana Public Bid Law, RS:38:2212 Act No. 590, 2008, Contractors shall be provided the option to submit bids for Public Work projects through either a secure electronic interactive system or by submitting a paper bid. Use www.bidsync.com to submit an electronic bid.

This notice is being sent to you by TOWN OF PLAIN DEALING WATER SYSTEM PWS ID# LA1015016

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