|Public Notices Published Wednesday, March 18th, 2009STATE OF LOUISIANA|
PARISH OF FRANKLIN
WE, the Jury Commission in and for the Parish of Franklin, State of Louisiana, met on this the 15th day of December, 2008, having been subpoenaed by ANN JOHNSON, CLERK OF COURT and MEMBER OF THE JURY COMMISSION, for the purpose of drawing from the General Venire one hundred fifty (150) names possession the qualifications prescribed by law and in accordance with the Orders of this Court, dated December 8, 2008, to serve at Petit Jurors for the week of court beginning on March 23, 2009 at 9:30 a.m., said list placed in an envelope and placed in the jury box and labeled “PETIT JURY VENIRE NO. 2”; said names drawn as follows, to-wit:
Bingham, Roosevelt, 1205 Blanson St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-2818; Jenkins, Willie M., 200 Old Hwy. 15, Gilbert, LA 71336-5848; McGraw, Annette J. Mrs., 1810 Pine St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3232; Langley, Frances L., 132 Franks Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-7412; Monroe, Katie D., P.O. Box 766, Gilbert, LA 71336-7133; Wingfield, Sherie J., 8318 Hwy. 17, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5422; Arnold, Stanton D., 786 Curtis Traxler Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5612; Cupit Jr., Edgar R., P.O. Box 94, Crowville, LA 71230-7123; Freeman, Roosevelt, P.O. Box 61, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Tarver, Beverly D., P.O. Box 523, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Rushing, Alice C., P.O. Box 732, Wisner, LA 71378-7137; Franklin, Donald L., P.O. Box 26, Crowville, LA 71230-7123; Head, Joyce D., P.O. Box 351, Wisner, LA 71378-7137; Martin, Roscoe, P.O. Box 103, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Roberts, Joyce J. Mrs., 6406 Hwy. 562, Wisner, LA 71378-4630; Cooper, Jessica Denise, 1303 Hickory St., Winnsboro, LA 71295; Nichols, Robin, 1136 Hwy. 135, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5841; Dean, Jonathan Stephe, 345 Cleve Smith Rd., Baskin, LA 71295; Ferrington, Ronald D., 2274 Hwy. 578, Winnsboro, LA 71295-6939; Robinson, Rosie L., 219 French Turn Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5323; Markey, Janice L., P.O. Box 444, Wisner, LA 71378-7137; Brown, Marvin Terrell, P.O. Box 326, Wisner, LA 71378-7137; Collins, Shannon L., P.O. Box 469, Gilbert, LA 71336-7133; Mahoney, Koby D., P.O. Box 369, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Rodgers, Christi Lachney, P.O. Box 478, Gilbert, LA 71336-7133; Jenkins, Ryan Kent, P.O. Box 608, Wisner, LA 71378-7137;
Holmes, Denise Ann, P.O. Box 529, Wisner, LA 71378-7137; Cooksey, Lucille E., 905 Ursula Dr. Apt. 4, Winnsboro, LA 71295-3337; Brown, Arristene, P.O. Box 746, Wisner, LA 71378-7137; Berry, Dennis, 682 Berry Ln., Wisner, LA 71378-4704; Ainsworth, Brandy Nicole, P.O. Box 703, Jigger, LA 71249-7124; Martin, Christine, 1409 Gum St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3005; Turner, Barbara A., 580 Hwy. 132, Delhi, LA 71232-7177; Currington, Michael D., P.O. Box 39, Wisner, LA 71378-7137; Parker, Dana P., 8014 Hwy. 4, Winnsboro, LA 71295-4929; Dorsey, Zettie M., P.O. Box 291, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Scriber, Gerald D., P.O. Box 1530, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Casiday, Jay L., 793 Hill Ridge Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5267; Ross, Lakeich A., P.O. Box 1074, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Austin, Stacie E., 855 Hwy. 130, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7481; Watkins, L.M., P.O. Box 813, Gilbert, LA 71336-7133; Ainsworth, Lucille D., 520 Warsaw Lp., Delhi, LA 71232; Grant, Susan R., 2010 Harper St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3517; Vaughn, McKinley, 3519 Hwy. 577, Winnsboro, LA 71295-6076; Garner, Avery D. Mrs., 3803 Hwy. 577, Winnsboro, LA 71295-6078; Ervin, Angela D., 1604 Hickory St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3523; Howard, Chris D., P.O. Box 1275, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Maxwell, Steve A., P.O. Box 160, Crowville, LA 71230-7123; Grayson, Myra D., 413 Hwy. 15, Baskin, LA 71219-9195; Payne, Octavia, 1009 Bosworth St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-2503; McGhee, Carrie, 1000 8th St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4006; Marzell, Tanya M., 3001 Earle Dr., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4033;
Martin, Katrina M., 206 Mock St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5102; Jonson, William S., 800 Nell St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3331; Anderson, Patricia Lashun, 109 Washington St., Winnsboro, LA 71295; Parr, Debra Louise, 2006 Harvey St. Apt. 1, Winnsboro, LA 71295; Edwards, Jo Ann Mrs., 413 Blue Roberts Rd., Wisner, LA 71378-4710; Thomas, Sharon P., 1120 Polk St. Apt C., Winnsboro, LA 71295; Gilmore, Gary S., 215 Canal Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-7467; Eldridge, Karon R., 1141 Hollywood Lake Lp., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5351; Harr, Misty, 1105 Steele St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3141; Killingsworth, J.D., 1258 Hwy. 869, Winnsboro, LA 71295-4651; Simms, Manley P., 7244 Prairie Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-6691; Howard Jr., Louis, 2202 Roland St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3732; Johnson, Danyell Nichole, 720 Hwy. 577, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5370; Wiley, Johnny Lee, 3203 Earle Dr., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4037; Hilliard, Annie B., 5342 Hwy. 562, Wisner, LA 71378-4620; Wallace, Ann S., 2385 Dummy Line Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4859; Green, John M., 934 New Zion Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5733; Bates, George, 148 A.E. Smith Ln., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5809; Ross, Albert, 149 Sunflower Ln., Winnsboro, LA 71295-7177; McCarthy, Rex, 840 Carver St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3859; Smith, Nickie Nicole, 1427 Hwy. 865, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5132; Coleman, Anita Brass, 155 Scott St., Wisner, LA 71378-4537; Butcher, Karen R., 1510 Maple St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3015; Ezell, Vicki-Lynn, 256 Hwy. 863, Winnsboro, LA 71295; Donnell, Deanna Renee, 1573 Hwy. 555, Winnsboro, LA 71295; Boutwell, Ora D., 968 New Zion Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5733;
Robinson, Sandra, 2606 Baldwin Dr., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4012; Roberts, Raymond Duke, 562 Homestead Ln., Fort Necessity, LA 71243-7124; Hatfield Jr., Charles Howard, 6676 Kinloch St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-2614; Browning, Ruby, 179 Hwy. 865, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5122; Vallery, Wanda, 2793 Hwy. 130, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5835; Cotten, Sonja Poole, 179 Jaiden Ln., Winnsboro, LA 71295; Jennings, Charlie R., 2892 Hwy. 130, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5836; Hillman, Juliet L., 1803 Calhoun Rd., Wisner, LA 71378-4814; McCarthy, Lakeisha Moniqu, 2805 Baldwin Dr., Winnsboro, LA 71295; Smith, Laverne, 593 Riser Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5736; Emfinger, Albert N., 6988 Hwy. 17, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5434; Swazey, Cecil E., 1485 River Rd., Gilbert, LA 71336-4186; Emfinger, Barbara Allen, P.O. Box 719, Gilbert, LA 71336-7133; Freeman, Barbara A., P.O. Box 645, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Goods, Mary, 1804 Peters St. Apt. B, Winnsboro, LA 71295-3634; Poe, Darrell W., 3306 Baldwin Dr., Winnsboro, LA 71295; Wyatt, Walter Brandon, 159 Wyatt St., Gilbert, LA 71336; Bowlin, David A., 622 Riley Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4648; Wallace, Nancy Garley, 1333 Hwy. 859, Delhi, LA 71232-7259; Worlow, Danny D., 184 Newt Winters Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-7788; Roberson, Carolyn R., 215 Chicago Mills Dr., Gilbert, LA 71336-5113; Payne, Carolyn S., 196 Buster Crum Lp., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4806; Moore, Sandra A., 1470 Riley Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4697; Shoemaker, Wanona G., 628 McCaleb Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5896; Warfield, Candice, 509 8th St., Winnsboro, LA 71295; Adams, Gloria D., 2796 Hwy. 130, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5835;
Heard, Torry, P.O. Box 425, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Evans, Michael R., 8497 Hwy. 17, Winnsboro, LA 71295; LaBorde, Bobby W., 9630 Hwy. 4, Winnsboro, LA 71295-4721; Roberts, Maggie C. Mrs., 6460 Hwy. 562, Wisner, LA 71378-4630; Jackson, John b., 5409 Hwy. 132, Baskin, LA 71219; Dickerson, Thomas Allen, 295 Ray Walters Rd., Delhi, LA 71232-7361; Clark, Adam Blair, 111 Carolyn St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-6401; Reeves, Rickey T., 215 New Zion Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-7133; Milby, Kenneth, P.O. Box 795, Gilbert, LA 71336-7133; Graves, Rebecca S., P.O. Box 879, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Henderson, Nell Mrs., 110 Henderson Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4878; Johnson, Bertha A., 120 Jason Ln., Winnsboro, LA 71295-6478; Jenkins, Henry, 1611 Gum St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3501; Anderson, Jeremy Gene, 5437 Hwy. 17, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5482; Newsom, Bertha A., 235 Newsom Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5289; McDaniel, Jeff, 607 8th St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4107; Wollerson, Dennis R., 199 Glynn Day Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-7125; Pierce, Jerry C., 241 Jerry Pierce Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5301; Huff, Aubrey L., P.O. Box 124, Crowville, LA 71230-7123; English, Janice Dearing, P.O. Box 719, Gilbert, LA 71336-7133; Carraway, Sheri M., P.O. Box 1079, Winnsboro, LA 71295-7129; Temple, Charlene Nicole, 530 Clyde Weems Lp., Gilbert, LA 71336; Jewell, Charles R., 465 Ross Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-7668; Hale, Thomas E., 198 Tom King Rd., Wisner, LA 71378-4778; Johnson, Catrina Roshell, 1111 Blanson St., Winnsboro, LA 71295; Phillips, Anita W., 179 Curtis Traxler Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295;
Brown, Rickey L., P.O. Box 144, Crowville, LA 71230-7123; Waller, Timothy R., 200 Humpy LaBorde Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-6842; Collins, Michael L., 971 Hwy. 860, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5232; Savage, Michael Ernest, 2337 Lishman Rd., Gilbert, LA 71336-5732; Bruce, William W., 2298 Dummy Line Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-4856; Phillips, Chantry Wyn, 245 Doc Lp., Winnsboro, LA 71295; Guillot, Judy L. Mrs., 289 Judy Guillot Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-6638; Williams, Barbara L., 1810 Power St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3545; Cowart, Glynda F., P.O. Box 444, Baskin, LA 71219-7121; McDaniel, Clarence W., 510 Prather Rd., Gilbert, LA 71336-3474; Osborn, Ellen H., 6711 Hwy. 17, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5413; Barlow, Elvie J., 726 George Carroll Rd., Gilbert, LA 71336-4122; Killian, Tommy B., P.O. Box 34, Crowville, LA 71230-7123; Wilson, Douglas, 161 Canal St., Winnsboro, LA 71295-7109; Collie, David W., 2505 Martin Dr., Winnsboro, LA 71295-3411; Holmes, Norma, P.O. Box 556, Gilbert, LA 71336-7133; Williamson Jr., Larry Dean, 330 McCaleb Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5802; Simmons, Jeanette, 642 Hwy. 577, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5369; Simmons, Rebecca E., 608 Hwy. 577, Winnsboro, LA 71295-5369; McManus, Sandra, 255 Oliver Rd., Winnsboro, LA 71295-5735.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, WE, the Jury Commission, hereunto affix our signatures officially, who signed this Proces Verbal and in the presence of any bystanders who cared to witness said proceedings, on this the 15th day of December, 2008.
Dorothy B. Young
J.H. Colvin Jr.
John M. Guice
Jewel N. Donnell
Jury Commissioner and Clerk of Court
MINERAL LEASE SALE
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
OFFICE OF MINERAL RESOURCES
ON BEHALF OF THE STATE MINERAL BOARD
FOR THE STATE OF LOUISIANA
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA 70821
By virtue of and in conformity with the provisions of Sub-part A of Chapter 2, Title 30 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other applicable laws, sealed bids will be received in the Office of Mineral Resources, LaSalle Office Building, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (P. O. Box 2827, Baton Rouge, LA 70821) on or before 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 for a lease to explore, drill for and produce oil, gas and any other liquid or gaseous minerals in solution and produced with oil or gas on the following described tracts (Tract Nos. 40882 through 40945 , inclusive) to be opened publicly Wednesday, April 8, 2009 in the LaSalle Office Building, 617 N. 3rd Street, Capitol Complex, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
All bids shall offer a “Cash Payment” bonus, as set forth on the authorized bid form, for a lease having a primary term in conformity with whether said lease is an inland or offshore lease and the said bonus shall maintain the lease in full force and effect for the first year. If the bid offers an ANNUAL DELAY RENTAL, which is mandatory for leases with terms of more than one (1) year, it shall not be for less than one-half (1/2) of the Cash Payment bonus bid and any bids containing an annual delay rental of less than one-half (1/2) of the Cash Payment bonus will be increased to the one-half (1/2) amount. Any lease granted shall be without warranty or any recourse whatsoever, either express or implied, against Lessor with regard to questions of title, not even for the return by Lessor of any payments received under the lease or being otherwise responsible therefore to Lessee. Under LSA- R. S. 30:127, the Minimum Royalty bid cannot be less than one-eighth (1/8) of all oil, gas or other liquid or gaseous minerals in solution and produced with oil or gas and saved or utilized. Rights to geothermal resources, free sulphur, potash, lignite, salt and other solid minerals are to be excluded from any oil or gas mineral lease and any bid purporting to include those rights will be disregarded as to the extent of those rights only. All bidders are notified that the Mineral Board does not obligate itself to accept any bid, and that acceptance is at the sole discretion of the Mineral Board which reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to grant a lease on any portion of the tract advertised and to withdraw the remainder of the tract.
Act 8 of the 2000 Second Extraordinary Legislative Session established two additional fees to be collected from mineral lessees on all mineral leases awarded. An additional fee of $15 per acre will be collected and deposited into the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Fund. An additional fee of $5 per acre will be collected and deposited into the Oil and Gas Regulatory Fund. A separate check in the amount of $20 per acre made payable to the Office of Mineral Resources shall accompany the original bid (inside the sealed bid envelope). Bidders may use a regular check for payment of the fees. The successful bidder will not receive the lease executed by the State Mineral Board until the fees are received. If the bidder is unsuccessful, both the fee check and the Cash Payment bonus check will be returned to the unsuccessful bidder.
All leases awarded shall be executed upon terms and conditions provided in the current State lease form with all applicable riders appended thereto a copy of which is available for review in the Office of Mineral Resources, Petroleum Lands Division, Leasing Section.
Certified check, cashier’s check or bank money order payable to the OFFICE OF MINERAL RESOURCES for the full amount of the aforesaid Cash Payment bonus shall be submitted with and accompany each bid, and no bid, once submitted, may be thereafter withdrawn or canceled. Once the bid is opened and accepted by the Mineral Board, the accompanying checks or money order shall be negotiated by the Office of Mineral Resources and the proceeds disbursed in the manner required by law.
Act 449 of the 2005 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature requires that a prospective lease holder for a State mineral lease be registered with the Office of Mineral Resources. Registration with the Office of Mineral Resources consists of filling out the Prospective Leaseholder form and supplying this office with a certificate from the Secretary of State for the State of Louisiana attesting that the prospective leaseholder is in good standing as authorized to do business in the State of Louisiana. UNDERSTAND that being registered for nomination or any other purpose DOES NOT CONSTITUTE REGISTRATION AS A PROSPECTIVE LEASEHOLDER. Act 449 specifically states that, “Only those bidders who are registered prospective leaseholders with the office of mineral resources shall be allowed to bid on tracts for the purpose of obtaining a mineral lease from the state of Louisiana.” If an entity plans to submit a bid on a tract at any State mineral lease sale, that bid WILL NOT be accepted unless the bidding entity was properly registered with the Office of Mineral Resources prior to the lease sale at which its bid was submitted. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS REQUIREMENT!!!
Under rules promulgated by the Department of Natural Resources in accordance with authority granted by Act 106 of the First Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature of 2002, a fee equal to ten percent (10%) of the Cash Payment bonus bid is required to be submitted by separate check, accompanying the original bid (inside the sealed bid envelope). Bidders may use a regular check for the 10% fee. The successful bidder will not receive the lease executed by the State Mineral Board until the fee is received. If the bidder is unsuccessful, both the fee check and the Cash Payment bonus check will be returned to the unsuccessful bidder.
The successful bidder to whom the lease is awarded who receives the written lease executed by the State Mineral Board shall return the written lease, duly executed by Lessee (all of named Lessees on the lease instrument), within TWENTY (20) DAYS of receipt of same under penalty for failure to do so of forfeiture of the lease, including the Cash Payment bonus and fee tendered and negotiated.
Bids may be for the whole or any particularly described portion of the land advertised, but consistent with Mineral Board policy. All bidders are hereby notified that bids on portions of tracts shall be described by metes and bounds and be accompanied by a transparent plat outlining thereon the portion bid upon. The scale of the transparent plat shall be the same as the scale of the OFFICIAL PLAT (NOT THE F & A PLAT) CONTAINED HEREIN and should identify the Point of Beginning with X and Y coordinates (if applicable), the Section, Township and Range, the Block No. (if offshore), the Parish, any adjacent existing State Mineral Leases, and, further, should clearly show the entire tract boundaries in relationship to the portion bid upon. It shall also show the Topographic features (Land and Water) of the area in detail similar to the Official Plat contained herein. Failure to follow these guidelines in submitting a portion bid may result in outright rejection of the portion bid by the State Mineral Board at its sole discretion.
Notice is given that the State Mineral Board will include provisions in the lease to insure applicable payments attributable to the lease property without regard to adverse title claims, disputes, litigation or title failure and the language of those provisions is available to any interested party at the Office of Mineral Resources. Prospective bidders should carefully examine the same prior to submitting any bid.
Some tracts available for leasing may be situated in the Louisiana Coastal Zone as defined in Act 361 of the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature of 1978 (promulgated as LSA-R. S. 49:213) and may be subject to the guidelines and regulations promulgated by the Coastal Management Section of the Department of Natural Resources for operations in the Coastal Zone.
NOTE: All bids shall specify the Cash Payment bonus for leases as a price per acre amount and an aggregate total amount, whereby a bid for the entire tract shall be controlled by the bid price per acre multiplied by the specified amount of state owned/claimed acreage advertised for the tract, and a bid for a portion of the tract shall be controlled by the bid price per acre multiplied by the actual amount of state owned/claimed acreage within the polygon boundaries of the portion bid. For purposes of rental payments, the price bid per acre for the Cash Bonus, reduced if appropriate to the rental price per acre- but not less than one-half of the price per acre bid for the Cash Bonus- multiplied by the state owned/claimed acreage of the polygon bid (specified acreage if entire tract is bid; actual acreage in portion bid polygon) shall determine the amount of the rental payment throughout the primary term, regardless of any releases. For purposes of deferred development payments, one-half of the price per acre bid for the Cash Bonus multiplied by the state owned/claimed acreage within the remaining lease polygon, if any release has occurred, but outside of a unit polygon within which unit activity is ongoing, shall determine the amount of the deferred development payment.
NOTE: Multiple portion bids on the same tract may be accepted by the State Mineral Board, even though they overlap. In the case of overlapping portion bids on the same tract, each of which is otherwise acceptable to the State, the State Mineral Board will indicate which one of the multiple bids on the same tract is most advantageous, considering the royalty, per acre cash payment, bonus, any additional consideration and what, in the sole discretion of the Mineral Board, is in the best interest of the State, and that bid (referred to as “Bid A”) will be given priority in having a lease issued. The State Mineral Board will also indicate the acceptability of other portion bids on the same tract, if any, in the order of their acceptance (referred to respectively as “Bid B”, “Bid C”, etc.). Once the plat of “Bid A” ’s portion has been rendered as accurately as possible, “Bid B” will be contacted and given an option to take a lease on the remaining portion of his portion bid acreage not overlapping “Bid A” ’s bid portion, at “Bid B” ’s per acre bid price (both as to bonus and rental); and thereafter, each successive bidder whose bid is otherwise acceptable will be given the option to take a lease on whatever portion remains of his portion bid acreage at his respective per acre bid price, less and except any prior portion bid acreage on which the successful bidder has opted to take a lease.
NOTE: If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to attend or participate in a meeting, please notify the Office of Mineral Resources at P.O. Box 2827, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2827 or 225-342-4606 at least two (2) working days before the meeting date.
INLAND TRACTS (Tract Nos. 40894 through 40925 inclusive, herein) are those tracts which lie landward of the Louisiana shoreline as defined by the report of the Special Master in the litigation in the Supreme Court of the United States styled United States v. State of Louisiana, et al, No. 9 Original and set out in the June 1975, Decree of the said Supreme Court. All bids on inland tracts cannot specify a lease primary term exceeding three (3) years. Bids that specify a primary term exceeding three (3) years for an inland tract may be rejected outright or the primary term changed to three (3) years at the sole discretion of the State Mineral Board.
TRACT 40904 - Caldwell and Franklin Parishes, Louisiana
All of the lands now or formerly constituting the beds and bottoms of all water bodies of every nature and description as to which title is vested in the State of Louisiana, together with all islands arising therein and other lands formed by accretion or by reliction, where allowed by law, excepting tax adjudicated lands, and not presently under mineral lease on April 8, 2009, situated in Caldwell and Franklin Parishes, Louisiana, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the West boundary of State Lease No. 18927 having Coordinates of X = 2,184,182.00 and Y = 514,200.00; thence West approximately 2,556 feet to a point of intersection with the boundary of the Boeuf Wildlife Management Area having a Coordinate of Y = 514,200.00; thence Northerly and Southeasterly along the meanders of the boundary said Boeuf Wildlife Management Area to a point of intersection with the West boundary of said State Lease No. 18927 having a Coordinate of X = 2,184,182.00; thence South approximately 475 feet along the West boundary of said State Lease No. 18927 to the point of beginning, LESS AND EXCEPT that portion, if any, of the Boeuf Wildlife Management Area which may lie within the above described tract, containing approximately 18 acres, all as more particularly outlined on a plat on file in the Office of Mineral Resources, Department of Natural Resources. All bearings, distances and coordinates are based on Louisiana Coordinate System of 1927, (North or South Zone), where applicable.
NOTE: The above description of the Tract nominated for lease has been provided and corrected, where required, exclusively by the nomination party. Any mineral lease selected from this Tract and awarded by the Louisiana State Mineral Board shall be without warranty of any kind, either express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Should the mineral lease awarded by the Louisiana State Mineral Board be subsequently modified, cancelled or abrogated due to the existence of conflicting leases, operating agreements, private claims or other future obligations or conditions which may affect all or any portion of the leased Tract, it shall not relieve the Lessee of the obligation to pay any bonus due thereon to the Louisiana State Mineral Board, nor shall the Louisiana State Mineral Board be obligated to refund any consideration paid by the Lessor prior to such modification, cancellation, or abrogation, including, but not limited to, bonuses, rentals and royalties.
Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with L.R.S. 3:1609 and LAC 7:XV.314(A), the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, Louisiana Boll Weevil Eradication Commission, has established a boll weevil eradication zone, the Louisiana Eradication Zone, consisting of all the territory within the state of Louisiana.
Notice is further given that all producers of commercial cotton in Louisiana are required to participate in the boll weevil eradication program, including cost sharing, in accordance with the Boll Weevil Eradication Law and Rules and Regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, reporting of cotton acreage and paying of assessments by July 15 of each crop year, and destruction of cotton plants and stalks by December 31 of each crop year. A copy of the law and rules and regulations may be obtained from the Boll Weevil Eradication Commission, P.O. Box 3596, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3596, telephone number (225) 952-8105.
Notice is also given that the planting of noncommercial cotton is PROHIBITED in Louisiana unless a written waiver is obtained from the Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry in accordance with LAC 7:XV.319(C). To request a waiver, submit a written application to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, at the address provided in this notice, stating the conditions under which such written waiver is requested.
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Notice is hereby given that the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Regency Intrastate Gas, LLC 42’ Winnsboro Loop Project are now available to the public. The EA, prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Louisiana State office, analyzes the potential affects associated with construction of 7,234 linear feet (ft) of a 42-inch diameter natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline within a Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) site located in Richland and Franklin Parishes in northeast Louisiana.
For more information regarding this action or to request a copy of the EA please contact Ms. Leslie L. Michael, Assistant State Conservationist/Programs, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, via mail: 3737 Government Street, Alexandria, LA 71302, phone:†318-473-7755, fax: 318-473-7626, or email: email@example.com.
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CROWVILLE FIRE DISTRICT
P.O. Box 297
Crowville, LA 71230
Minutes of meeting dated Thursday, March 5, 2009, 7:30 a.m., at Crowville Fire Station.
Board members present: Kelly Clark, Dewayne Hendry, Don Middleton & Colby Peppers.
Guests present: John Shelton and Roy McDuffie, consultants.
Business before the board:
1. Financial statement read and approved without change.
2. Don Middleton notified the Board and guests that the new fire truck (2009) is fully paid for, the only debt outstanding to the District is the $53,000 (plus interest) owed on the 2003 fire truck.
3. Representative Noble Ellington and Senator Neil Riser posed for pictures with representatives of the Fire District along side the new fire truck. The Board gratefully acknowledges their help in getting the $57,000 state grant to complete the funding of this equipment.
4. Don Middleton ask the Board to consider how we might retire the debt on the 2003 fire truck within the next 3 years making it possible to acquire a new fire truck in 5 years replacing one of the two older trucks still in service at Central and Black stations.
5. Kelly Clark said that we need brake repair work done on the water hauling tractor trailer. The Board authorized the proper personnel to investigate what the repairs involve and an estimate of cost.
6. The Standard Operating Procedure: Driving Regulations, are now in operation. The District Training Officer will implement these regulations with oversight from the Board.
For the Board, Don L. Middleton, Secretary-Treasurer
VILLAGE OF BASKIN
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
March 10, 2009
The Mayor and Council of the Village of Baskin met in a regular session on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at the Village of Baskin Town Hall.
Present: Mayor Billy Joe Cupp and Council Members Wanda Carroll and Larry LaBorde.
Also present: Town Clerk and guests.
There being a quorum, the meeting was called to order.
The pledge of allegiance and prayer was led by Mayor Billy Joe Cupp.
The Town Clerk read minutes from previous meeting.
Larry LaBorde made a motion to accept minutes as read. Wanda Carroll seconded. 2 yeas. 0 nays. 1 absent.
Permission was granted to pay all bills.
Larry LaBorde made a motion. Wanda Carroll seconded. 2 yeas. 0 nays. 1 absent.
Mayor Cupp read Resolution No. 2009-03 calling for the sale of surplus police car. The surplus car will be sold to the public with a minimum bid of $4000.00 by bid only. Standard police equipment will be removed from the unit. Wanda Carroll made a motion. Larry LaBorde seconded. 2 yeas. 0 nays. 1 absent.
No old business was addressed.
POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT:
Chief Danny Barber reported that the department was running smooth.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT:
An LSU class will be held Thursday, March 13, 2009 in Winnsboro.
Alderman Larry LaBorde participated in the LMA Regional Meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the Monroe Civic Center.
(Alderman Mike Ballard entered the meeting at 5:10.)
Larry LaBorde made a motion to adjourn. Wanda Carroll seconded. 3 yeas. 0 nays. 0 absent.
Meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.
Dani Dean, Town Clerk
Billy Joe Cupp, Mayor