October 23, 2008

PUBLIC NOTICE

The property that was recently owned by Otis Parker, located on Charles Gilley

Rd., is now under new ownership and is posted against all trespassing.

William Gill

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PUBLIC NOTICE

All the property owned by Gilbert White is posted against all forms of trespassing

& hunting. Violators will be prosecuted.

Gilbert White

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed bids for the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office will be accepted for the purchase

of a 2009 White SUV. Specifications are as follows: 5.3L V8 or bigger

engine; power windows, locks and mirrors; aluminum wheels; deep tinted glass;

heavy duty trailer package with transmission cooler; AM/FM radio; remote keyless

entry; differential, heavy-duty locking rear.

Bids will be opened on October 24, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the Richland Parish

Sheriff’s Office. All bids should be labeled “Bid for 2009 Vehicle”.

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to reject any and all bids

and to waive informalities. All bids received after the specified time will be

returned unopened.

10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

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BID NOTICE

Sealed bids shall be received at the office of the Board of Commissioners of the

Tensas Basin Levee District, P. O. Box 68, Rayville, La. 71269 and 708 Julia

Street, Suite 101B, Courthouse Building, Rayville, La. until 4:00 P. M.,

November 10, 2008 and 505 District Drive, Monroe, La. 71202-6862 until 9:30

A. M., November 11, 2008, at which time bids shall be publicly opened and read

aloud for surface leasing for a period commencing November 11, 2008 and ending

April 01, 2013 for hunting rights on the following described property:

FRANKLIN PARISH, LOUISIANA, Tract # 9

N ? of NW ?, Section 31, Township 13 North, Range 9 East Containing 80 acres

more or less.

Ten percent (10%) term consideration must accompany each bid in the form of a

Cashier’s Check or Money Order and will be subject to forfeiture for failure to

comply with bid. Neither cash nor personal check will be accepted. A MINIMUM

BID OF $10.00 PER ACRE IS REQUIRED. ALL BIDS OF A LESSER

AMOUNT SHALL BE REJECTED.

Liability insurance in the amount of $1million with the Tensas Basin Levee

District named as insured shall be provided to the Tensas Basin Levee District.

Right of access into property is not guaranteed.

Bids shall be sealed and identified on the outside as a sealed bid. Any bid

received after closing time shall be returned unopened.

The Tensas Basin Levee District shall accept the highest responsible bid and

reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality.

Virginia Caviness, Secretary Harris Brown, President

TENSAS BASIN LEVEE DISTRICT

OCTOBER 14, 2008

The Board of Commissioners of the Tensas Basin Levee District met for its regular

meeting Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 9:30 A. M. in its office located at 505

District Drive Monroe, Louisiana.

Mr. Harris Brown, President, called the meeting to order and requested the Secretary

call roll with the following present and answering: Harris Brown, President,

Charles Venable, Vice President, and James Mayo, Ouachita Parish; Rodney

Hutchins, Catahoula Parish; Ramona N. Haire and Robert Neal Harwell, Richland

Parish; Reggie Peters, Franklin Parish and Venoy Kinnaird, Morehouse Parish.

Absent: Drew Keahey, Caldwell Parish; Harlon Nobles, LaSalle Parish and Shelton

Ruffin, West Carroll Parish.

Others in attendance were: Mr. Paul Colquette, Department of Transportation and

Development, Monroe, La.; Mr. John Stringer, Executive Director, Tensas Basin

Levee District; Mr. W. T. Riles, Maintenance Supervisor, Tensas Basin Levee

District and Mr. Johnny Trisler, Maintenance Superintendent, Tensas Basin Levee

District.

Commissioner Rodney Hutchins opened the meeting with prayer.

The following resolution was introduced by Commissioner Ramona N. Haire,

seconded by Commissioner Charles R. Venable, and passed by vote by the Board

of Commissioners of the Tensas Basin Levee District, to-wit:

RESOLUTION

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the

Tensas Basin Levee District does hereby approve minutes for meeting of September

09, 2008, approving same as published in the official journal, The Richland

Beacon News.

Virginia Caviness Harris Brown

Secretary President

The following resolution was introduced by Commissioner Reggie Peters, seconded

by Commissioner Rodney Hutchins, and passed by vote by the Board of

Commissioners of the Tensas Basin Levee District, to-wit:

RESOLUTION

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of

the Tensas Basin Levee District does hereby approve all claims approved by the

claims committee for July, August and September, 2008.

Virginia Caviness Harris Brown

Secretary President

The following resolution was introduced by Commissioner Venoy Kinnaird, seconded

by Commissioner Ramona N. Haire, and passed by vote by the Board of

Commissioners of the Tensas Basin Levee District, to-wit:

RESOLUTION

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the

Tensas Basin Levee District does hereby set aside rules which will enable same to

discuss financial investments with:

Mr. Jeffrey L. Hawley, Financial Consultant, Vice President-Investments, Wachovia

Securities, Monroe, La..

Virginia Caviness Harris Brown

Secretary President

Mr. Jeffrey L. Hawley, Financial Consultant, Vice President-Investments, Wachovia

Securities declared the investments of the Tensas Basin Levee District to

be in great condition at this time. Mr. Hawley further discussed the stock market

decline, sale of Wachovia Banks and Wachovia Securities and the cause of such a

large decline in the stock market.

The following resolution was introduced by Commissioner Venoy Kinnaird, seconded

by Commissioner Ramona N. Haire, and passed by vote by the Board of

Commissioners of the Tensas Basin Levee District, to-wit:

RESOLUTION

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of

the Tensas Basin Levee District does hereby reconvene into regular meeting and

proceed with agenda items.

Virginia Caviness Harris Brown

Secretary President

The following resolution was introduced by Commissioner Reggie Peters, seconded

by Commissioner Rodney Hutchins, and passed by vote by the Board of

Commissioners of the Tensas Basin Levee District, to-wit:

RESOLUTION

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioner of the

Tensas Basin Levee District does hereby authorize the President and Secretary to

advertise for bids for surface leasing for hunting purposes the following described

property with lease commencing November 11, 2008 and ending April 01, 2013.

Franklin Parish, Tract No. 9

North ? of Northwest ?, Section 31, Township 13 North, Range 9 East, containing

80 acres more or less.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that bids shall be received up until 4:00 P. M., November

10, 2008 at P. O. Box 68, Rayville, La. 71269 and 708 Julia Street, Suite

101B, Rayville, La.; and up until 9:30 A. M., November 11, 2008 at 505 District

Drive, Monroe, La. 71202 at which time bids shall be opened and read aloud.

Virginia Caviness Harris Brown

Secretary President

The following resolution was introduced by Commissioner Reggie Peters, seconded

by Commissioner Robert Neal Harwell, and passed by vote by the Board

of Commissioners of the Tensas Basin Levee District, to-wit:

RESOLUTION

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the

Tensas Basin Levee District that certain hunting lease dated August 23, 2000, due

and payable $3.03 per acre per year for 10 years ($50.00 per year) on each August

01, signed Chris Mestayer, 221 Treakle Drive, Jackson, La. 70741 on the following

described property:

LaSalle Parish, Tract # 9

Southeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (SE/4 of SE/4), Section 23, Township 6

North, Range 3 East, Containing 16.50 acres more or less be and is hereby cancelled/

terminated effective immediately.

Virginia Caviness Harris Brown

Secretary President

Financial statements were reviewed.

President Brown declared the meeting open for public comments and there were

none.

The following resolution was introduced by Commissioner James Mayo, seconded

by Commissioner Venoy Kinnaird, and passed by vote, by the Board of

Commissioners of the Tensas Basin Levee District, to-wit:

RESOLUTION

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that there being no further business to

come before the Board of Commissioners of the Tensas Basin Levee District at

this time, the meeting is adjourned.

Virginia Caviness Harris Brown

Secretary President

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MANGHAM TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

OCTOBER 13, 2008

The Mangham Town Council met in regular session on Monday, October 13,

2008, 6:00 pm at the Mangham Town Hall, Mangham, La, Mayor Robert Neal

Harwell presided and Alderpersons Zona McKay, Perry Fleming and John Natt

were present, Aldermen Ida Gilley and Billy Bruce were absent Officer Jerry

Spencer, Jr. was also present. Visitors were Ann Collins, Edna Natt, Sarah

Galloway, Lovie Dee Galloway, and Mildred Harris.

The meeting was opened with an invocation by John Natt.

Members of Cypress Creek subdivision met with the council to discuss drainage

and other problems they were having on their streets.

On motion by Natt, seconded by McKay, the minutes from the last meeting were

approved.

The Mangham Police Department reported 53 arrests for September 2008.

On a motion by Fleming, seconded by Natt, Speed Limit signs and Children

Playing signs are to be erected on West Street.

Mayor Harwell met with David Stuflick from FEMA to verify if the town qualified

for any funding from FEMA for damages during Hurricane Gustav.

On a motion by McKay, seconded by Natt, the Mangham Town Council passed

a Resolution making it mandatory for all water bills on the previous billing system

be paid in full before the water meters will be turned on at customer residence.

On a motion by McKay, seconded by Fleming, the council voted that no residence,

business, recreation area, business or church would be exempt from water

meters. This is necessary due to the repayment of the USDA loan.

The council had a discussion on the town lot being used for an industrial area.

On a motion by McKay, seconded by Natt, the meeting went into executive session.

On a motion by McKay, seconded by Natt, the meeting returned to regular session.

On a motion by Natt, seconded by Fleming, the financial report was approved.

On a motion by Fleming, seconded by Natt, the bills are to be paid.

On a motion by McKay, seconded by Natt, the meeting was adjourned.

Robert Neal Harwell Mildred Johns

Mayor Town Clerk

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION WAS PASSED BY THE MANGHAM TOWN COUNCIL ON

OCTOBER 13, 2008, MAKING IT MANDATORY THAT ALL WATER BILLS

ON THE PREVIOUS BILLING SYSTEM MUST BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE

WATER METERS WILL BE TURNED ON AT CUSTOMER RESIDENCE.

WHEREAS, The Mangham Water system is to be having a new billing system

with the installation of water meters. The meter system is different from the

previous collection of the water bills.

THEREFORE, collection of all previous billings must be collected before the

water meter will be turned on at each resident.

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that on October 13, 2008, this Resolution was

Adopted by the Mangham Town Council, the vote thereon being:

Yeas: Zona McKay Perry Fleming JohnNatt

Nays: None

Absent: Ida Gilley Billy Bruce

Robert Neal Harwell

Attest:

Mildred Johns

Town Clerk

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SHERIFF’S SALE

State of Louisiana

Parish of Richland

Fifth District Court

EVERHOME MORTGAGE COMPANY

vs. No. 40,104 SECTION A

LAURA ROBINSON AKA LAURA SLEDGE ROBINSON

AND DELANO S ROBINSON

By virtue of a Writ of SEIZURE AND SALE issued out of the Honorable FIFTH

District Court in and for the Parish of Richland, State of Louisiana, in the above

styled and numbered cause and to me directed as Sheriff, I have seized and taken

into my possession and will offer for sale at public auction at the east door of the

court house in the town of Rayville, Louisiana, within legal hours of sale, on

NOVEMBER 5, 2008

the following described property, to-wit:

A certain tract or parcel of land containing 3.40 acres, more or less, situated in

the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4 of NW1/4), Section 25,

Township 17 North, Range 7 East, Richland Parish, Louisiana, being more particularly

described as following:

Commencing at a found one-inch (1”) solid iron, marking the northwest corner

of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE1/4 of NW1/4), Section 25,

Township 17 North, Range 7 East, run South 00 degrees 28 minutes 59 seconds

East, along the west boundary of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter

(NE1/4 of NW1/4), a distance of 967.94 feet to a set five-eights inch (5/8”) rebar

and the POINT OF BEGINNING.

1. Thence run South 08 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 419.87

feet to a set five-eights inch (5/8”) rebar.

2. Thence run South 00 degrees 28 minutes 59 seconds East, parallel with the

west boundary of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE1/4 of

NW1/4), a distance of 353.53 feet to a set five-eights (5/8”) rebar.

3. Thence run North 88 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 419.87

to s set five-eights (5/8”) rebar, point also making the southwest corner of said

Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE1/4 of NW1/4).

4. Thence run North 00 degrees 28 minutes 59 seconds West, along the west

boundary of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE1/4 of NW1/4),

a distance of 353.53 feet back to the POINT OF BEGINNING.

Which has the address of 54 C G Greer Road, Rayville, LA 71269

Seized as the property of the defendant and will be sold to satisfy said Writ of

SEIZURE AND SALE and all costs.

Terms of sale: Cash to the last and highest bidder, WITH the benefit of appraisement.

CHARLES M. MCDONALD, Sheriff

OCTOBER 2, 2008

OCTOBER 23, 2008

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SHERIFF’S SALE

State of Louisiana

Parish of Richland

Fifth District Court

FELIX E BENNETT

vs. No. 40,495 SECTION B

GERALD GARRETT AND THE UNOPENED SUCCESSION

OF DEBORAH R GARRETT

By virtue of a Writ of SEIZURE AND SALE issued out of the Honorable FIFTH

District Court in and for the Parish of Richland, State of Louisiana, in the above

styled and numbered cause and to me directed as Sheriff, I have seized and taken

into my possession and will offer for sale at public auction at the east door of the

court house in the town of Rayville, Louisiana, within legal hours of sale, on

NOVEMBER 5, 2008

the following described property, to-wit:

EXHIBIT “C”

A certain 1.25 acre tract of land located in Richland Parish, Louisiana and lying

between U.S. Highway 80 right-of-way and the V.S. & F Railroad right-of-way

situated in portions of the Southeast Quarter of Northeast Quarter (SE 1/4 of NE

1/4) and Northeast Quarter of Southeast Quarter (NE 1/4 of SE 1/4), Section 6,

Township 17 North, Range 6 East, more particularly described as follows, towit:

Commence at the East quarter section corner of section 6, Township 17 North,

Range 6 East, (or the Southeast Corner of the SE1/4 of NE 1/4, said section),

thence run North along the East section line for approximately 183 feet to the

South right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 80, thence run in a westerly direction

along said South right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 80 for a distance of approximately

269 feet to the Northeast corner of the parcel of land sold H.G. Sullivan

April 18, 1957, as per deed recorded in Conveyance Book 171, Page 417; thence

run South along tract sold H.S. Sullivan for approximately 248 feet to the North

right-of-way line of the V.S. & F Railroad; thence run Easterly along said North

right-of-way line for a distance of approximately 269 feet to the East line of

Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 6 East; thence North along said East

Section line for a distance of 64.14 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.

LESS AND EXCEPT:

FROM the East Quarter corner of Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 6 East

(or the Southeast corner of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of said section), thence run

North along the East section line for approximately 183 feet to the South rightof-

way line of U.S. Highway 80 for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run in

a westerly direction along said right-of-way line, a distance of 95 feet to a point;

thence run Southerly and perpendicular to said right-of-way line, a distance of

105 feet to a point; thence run easterly and parallel to the South right-of-way of

U.S. Highway 80, a distance of 105 feet, more or less, to a point on the east line

of the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4. thence run North along said East line, a distance of 106

feet, more or less, to the POINT OF BEGINNING.

All containing 1.25 acres, more or less, and ALSO being SUBJECT to any rightof-

ways, easements or servitudes in place and/or of record.

A CERTAIN 0.25 ACRE TRACT OF LAND LYING BETWEEN U.S.

HIGHWAY 80 RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THE V.S. & P RAILROAD (ILLINOIS

CENTRAL GULF RAILROAD) RIGHT-OF-WAY SITUATED IN THE

SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (SE1/4 OF NE

1/4), SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 17 NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST, MORE

PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

FROM THE EAST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 17

NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST (OR THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SE1/4

OF THE NE1/4 OF SAID SECTION), THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG THE

EAST SECTION LINE FOR APPROXIMATELY 183 FEET TO THE SOUTH

RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 80 FOR THE POINT OF

BEGINNING, THENCE RUN IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID

RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 95 FEET TO A POINT. THENCE

RUN SOUTHERLY AND PERPENDICULAR TO SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY

LINE, A DISTANCE OF 105 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN EASTERLY

AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF U.S. HIGHWAY 80,

A DISTANCE OF 105 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST

LINE OF THE SE 1/4 OF NE 1/4; THENCE, RUN NORTH ALONG SAID

EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 106 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT

OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.25 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND

BEING SUBJECT TO AN EXISTING LANE ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE

OF THE SE 1/4 OF NE 1/4 AND ALSO BEING SUBJECT TO ANY RIGHTOF-

WAYS, EASEMENTS OR SERVITUDES IN PLACE AND/OR OF

RECORD.

Improvements thereon bear the Municipal address: 6387 Highway 80, Start,

Louisiana 71279.

Seized as the property of the defendant and will be sold to satisfy said Writ of

SEIZURE AND SALE and all costs.

Terms of sale: Cash to the last and highest bidder, WITHOUT the benefit of

appraisement.

CHARLES M. MCDONALD, Sheriff

OCTOBER 2, 2008

OCTOBER 23, 2008

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VILLAGE OF MANGHAM

FLOOD PLAIN AND WETLAND EXPLANATION

The Village of Mangham intends to carry out an action which may affect or be

affected by the 100 year flood plain and wetlands and seeks to involve the public

in the decision making process. The Village of Mangham is proposing to upgrade

4 lift stations throughout the Village. The proposed project will consist of the

following:

Lift Station #1- upgrade from 200 GWM to 600 GPM and replace 2,500 LF of 6”

force main with 8”.

Lift Station #2 - upgrade from 150 GPM to 300 GPM.

Lift Station #3 - upgrade from 100 GPM to 200 GPM.

Lift Station #4 - pump building will be reconstructed.

This project affects .0482 acres of land and 578 residents; 327 Low to Moderate

income residents. Pursuant to Executive Orders 11988 and 11990, the Village has

determined this area to be in the one hundred year flood plain and potentially

impacts wetlands.

The proposed improvements conform to all applicable State and Federal floodplain

protection standards and wetlands delineation, determination and mitigation.

The other agency involved in this project is the U.S. Department of Housing

and Urban Development and the United States Army, Corps of Engineers.

The project file with the details available is located at the Village Hall, Mangham,

LA 71259 and may be examined during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday. Comments may be submitted to the Village until

October 27, 2008.

Accommodations will be made for handicapped and non-English speaking persons

provided those persons request said accommodations 3 days prior to the

requested date of examination.

Those interested in submitting written comments, particularly those residents of

slums and blighted areas, may do so to Mr. Robert Harwell, Mayor, Village of

Mangham, P. O. Box 94, Mangham, LA 71259. Any negative comments received

will be forwarded to the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration.

The Village can be reached by telecommunications devices for the deaf through

the Louisiana Relay Service at 1-800-367-8939 (TDD). Special accommodations

should be requested 3 days prior to the meeting by calling 318-248-2170.

The Village of Mangham is an equal opportunity employer.

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