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Minutes- August 1, 2017
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MINUTES OF THE ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Steve Ramsey, Chairman; Steve Lemmons, Vice-Chairman; Randy Thomas; Bruce Blanton; Jerri Lee; Vera Davison; Nick Cox; Daniel Thomas; Bernard Hudson; Dustin Moseley;  and Jim Bonsall, President

MEMBER ABSENT: Allen Gilbert

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey, Chairman called the meeting to order and asked Mrs. Jerri Lee to open the meeting with prayer.  Mr. Ramsey then asked for additions to the agenda, there were no additions to the agenda.

 

No items on the agenda.  Discussion:

Teddy Holloway, Public Works Director told the Jury that DOTD was making inspections of the parish off-system bridges.  Doc Steed and Percy Burns Road Bridges had to have some extensive repairs.

 

The Bush-hog contractor has just begun a new round of cutting the parish roads.

 

The new litter van has not been delivered.

 

NO ACTION TAKEN

There being no further business to bring before the Committee, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                           Steve Ramsey

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                             Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Vera Davison, Chairman; Jerri Lee, Vice Chairman; Daniel Thomas; Steve Ramsey; Nick Cox; Bruce Blanton; and Jim Bonsall, President.

 

Ms. Vera Davison called the Administrative Committee to order.

 

Ms. Davison then asked for additions to the agenda.  There were no additions to the agenda and no comments.

 

A request from Unit I Road Department employee, Walter Morgan, to grant Mr. Morgan an exemption from the Personnel Policy requirement to keep a valid CDL License.  Due to an ongoing health issue, Mr. Morgan cannot pass the medical portion of the CDL.  Mr. Morgan would continue to keep a valid Driver’s License.  The duties that Mr. Morgan has do not require the need for a CDL license.  Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Nick Cox to grant the Personnel Policy exemption for Walter Morgan.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                                                 Vera Davison

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                                                 Chairman

 

 

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MINUTES OF THE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Steve Lemmons, Bruce Blanton, Jerri Lee, Vera Davison, Nick Cox, Randy Thomas; and Jim Bonsall, President.

MEMBERS ABSENT:  Allen Gilbert

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons called the meeting to order.

 

There were no additions to the agenda.

 

Mr. Lemmons gave an overview of the renovations to the Courthouse after the water damage in May.  Mr. Lemmons reported on an issue with the Courthouse roof that will have to be addressed in the near future.  Then he gave an update on the Courthouse Annex, the project is expected to be completed ahead of schedule.

 

There being no further business to bring before the Committee, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                           Steve Lemmons

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                             Chairman

 

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MINUTES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMTTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

 

MEMBERS:  Randy Thomas, Chairman; Steve Ramsey; Bernard Hudson; Jerri Lee; Vera Davison; Steve Lemmons; Bruce Blanton; and Jim Bonsall, President

 

Mr. Randy Thomas, Chairman called the meeting to order.

 

Mr. Thomas stated that everything seems to be going well with the Landfill. 

Mr. Bernard Hudson asked to discuss the mosquito spray program.  Currently the crews are spraying 5 days a week around the parish.  Jenny Reynolds, Homeland Security Director explained the type of mosquito that carries the virus of West Nile and Zeka are the small black ones that are around homes not the big ones that typically live in ditches.  Therefore it is important for residents to protect themselves around their individual homes.

 

There being no further business to bring before the Committee, the Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                                           Randy Thomas

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                                             Chairman

 

MINUTES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN-UP CAMP MINDEN STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

 

MEMBERS:  Dustin Moseley, Chairman; Nick Cox, Vice-Chairman; Allen Gilbert, Bernard Hudson and Jim Bonsall, President

 

Mr. Dustin Moseley called the meeting to order.

 

Mr. Moseley stated that there was no new information on the testing at Camp Minden.   Mr. Moseley then opened the meeting up for questions.  There were no comments.

 

There being no further business to bring before the Committee, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                           Dustin Moseley

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                             Chairman

 

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MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

 

MEMBERS:  Jim Bonsall, Chairman;  Vera Davison, Vice-Chairman;  Jerri Lee; Daniel Thomas; Bruce Blanton;  Dustin Moseley;  Steve Lemmons; Randy Thomas, Steve Ramsey, Bernard Hudson; and Nick Cox.

MEMBER ABSENT:   Allen Gilbert

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall called the meeting to order.

 

Mr. Bonsall then presented the Revenue and Expenditure Report for the month of July to the Committee for review.

Mr. Bonsall presented the Check Register for the month of July, 2017.

The bank reconciliation for the month of June, 2017 was presented for approval.

Mr... Bruce Blanton moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to approve the financial reports as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The next item on the agenda is discussion of the Veterans Service Office agreement between the WPPJ and the State.  To sign a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement has not been done in the past, but the funding is the normal amount agreed upon.  No changes.

 

There being no further business to bring before the Committee, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                           Jim Bonsall

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                             Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE EQUIPMENT COMMTTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Bruce Blanton, Chairman; Bernard Hudson, Vice-Chairman; Steve Lemmons; Daniel Thomas; Allen Gilbert; and Randy Thomas

 

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton, Chairman, called the meeting to order.

 

There were no additions to the Agenda.

 

Discussion followed concerning the Equipment for the Parish.

 

There being no further business to bring before the committee, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                           Bruce Blanton

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                             Chairman

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MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Jerri Lee, Chairman; Steve Lemmons, Vice-Chairman; Vera Davison; Steve Ramsey; Allen Gilbert; Dustin Moseley; and Jim Bonsall, President.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee called the meeting to order. 

 

Mrs. Lee presented the Community Services report for the month of June.  Mrs. Lee then highlighted some of the various programs offered by the WPPJ OCS Office.

 

There being no further business to bring before the Committee, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                           Jerri Lee                

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                             Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMTTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

 

MEMBERS:  Bruce Blanton, Chairman; Nick Cox, Vice-Chairman; Dustin Moseley; Bernard Hudson; and Jim Bonsall, President

 

Mr. Bruce Blanton called the meeting to order and asked for additions to the agenda.  Mr. Nick Cox asked to allow Mr. Rick Buckner with the Sparta Commission and with the City of Minden Water Department to say a few words.

 

Mr. Nick Cox introduced Mr. Rick Buckner.  Mr. Buckner again gave an overview of a plan to recharge the Sparta Aquifer by building Lakes in the Parish, and to also provide another groundwater source.   The discussion also included the implementation of the existing water plant located at Camp Minden.

There was extensive discussion concerning the funding for both the lakes project and getting the water plant operational.

 

Mr. Ben McGee with the USGA made a short presentation on the availability of water flowing through the parish by way of Bayou Dorcheat.  Mr. McGee stated that 4 million gallons of water per day flows down Bayou Dorcheat.  This is more than enough needed to effectively operate a water plant without affecting the Bayou.  Equivalent to less water than the amount that is loss to evaporation daily.  Webster has a valuable asset in the water availability.

 

Discussion followed.

 

There being no further business to bring before the committee, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                                           Bruce Blanton

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                                             Chairman

 

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INTERGOVERNMENTYAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

    

MEMBERS:  Daniel Thomas, Chairman; Jerri Lee, Vice-Chairman; Bernard Hudson; Vera Davison; Steve Ramsey; Dustin Moseley; Randy Thomas and Jim Bonsall, President.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas called the meeting to order and asked for additions to the agenda.  There were no additions to the agenda.

 

The first item on the agenda is the approval of the RFQ for engineering services for a Parish Wide Water Study.  There were three proposal submitted:  Balar Engineering, KSC Engineering, and Cothren, Graff and Smoak Engineering.  The three proposals were rated by the qualifications system presented with the proposal.  All have outstanding qualifications, and rated the same on Criteria I, II, III, and IV.  After discussion, Cothren Graff and Smoak had the most experience with Webster Parish Water Systems and needs.

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Dustin Moseley to approve the proposal submitted by Cothren Graff and Smoak for Engineering for the proposed Parish Water Study.  Funding of the study will be discussed at a later date.

Motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business to bring before the committee, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                                           Daniel Thomas

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                                             Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

August 1, 2017

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Jim Bonsall, President; Vera Davison, Vice President; Steve Lemmons, Bruce Blanton, Randy Thomas, Dustin Moseley, Daniel Thomas; Bernard Hudson, Jerri Lee, Nick Cox, Steve Ramsey and Allen Gilbert

 

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall, President, called the meeting to order, COL Carl Thompson opened the meeting with prayer and Vice-President Vera Davison lead in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Mr. Bonsall then asked for additions to the agenda.  There were no additions to the agenda.

 

Mr. Bonsall asked for Audience Comments concerning the agenda.  There were no comments.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee moved, seconded by Mr. Randy Thomas to approve invoices for payment pending review by Juror Jerri Lee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Bernard Hudson to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2017 Road Committee, Buildings and Grounds, Environmental Clean-Up Camp Minden, Finance , Community Services, and Equipment Committee Meetings, and the July 11, 2017 Regular Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Webster Parish Police Jury Resolution # 011-2017 requesting support for the Regional Training Institute located at Camp Minden for funding of proposed Phases 2-4.  Mr. Dustin Moseley moved, seconded by Mrs. Jerri Lee to approve the Resolution and forward to the State and Federal Legislators as well as to Governor Edwards and to Major General Curtis.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr.  Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve Webster Parish Resolution # 012-2017 a Proclamation calling for a Special Election to fill the unexpired term of Justice of the Peace Constable, JP District #1.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Randy Thomas moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to approve the appointment of Earl L. Benson to the unexpired term for Justice of the Peace Constable, JP District #1.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Lemmons moved, seconded by Ms. Vera Davison to approve the appointment of Kerry McBride (Medical sector) to fill the term of Kevin Davis from MMC.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Nick Cox to approve the sale of available adjudicated property as listed (see attachment) and to approve the sale of adjudicated property to adjacent landowner- RS 47:2201-22016- Assessment # 112587A- Mr. David W. Thompson, Sr.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Bernard Hudson moved, seconded by Mr. Nick Cox to approve a Corporative Endeavor Agreement between the State of Louisiana and the Webster Parish Police Jury to provide a percentage of funding for the local office.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Senator Ryan Gatti was unable to attend the meeting.

 

COL Thompson introduced Ms. Brandi White, Local Director, Office of Veteran’s Affairs for the Minden office.  After introduction, Ms. White addressed the Jury.

 

COMMENTS:

Mary Whitaker                                                    Webster Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services

Wanda Finley                                                       Webster Parish Head Start

Beverly Hammett                                                               Webster Parish Library

Joan Almond                                                        Webster Parish LSU Ag Center

Allen Mosley                                                        Webster Parish Coroner- Max Stell, M.D.

COL Carl Thompson, Ret.                                 Webster Assessor, Morris Guin

Jenny Reynolds                                                   Webster Parish Homeland Security/OEP

John Barr                                                              Senator John Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REGULAR MEETING- AUGUST 1, 2017 – CONTINUED:

 

 

JUROR COMMENTS:

 

Mr. Bernard Hudson thanked Ms. Brandi White for attending the meeting.

 

Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the action taken at the Road Committee Meeting earlier today.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Daniel Thomas to approve the action taken at the Administrative Committee Meeting held earlier today.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Nick Cox to approve the action taken at the Finance Meeting held earlier today.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Daniel Thomas moved, seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to approve the action taken at the Intergovernmental Relations meeting held earlier today.  Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Daniel Thomas then spoke to Mr. John Barr concerning recent legislative action in the Senate on the Affordable Care Act.

 

Mr. Randy Thomas spoke to Ms. Almond concerning the Shooting Sports site.

 

Mrs. Jerri Lee told the Jury and audience about the Back to School Bash that will be held at the Minden Civic Center on August 7, 2017.  Mrs. Lee also reminded all that the Webster Parish High School Reunion will be held August 10 – 13.  She also reminded all of the upcoming Road District B Election to renew the current Road Tax in Road District B.

 

Mr. Jim Bonsall, President gave closing comments.

 

There being no other business to bring before the Jury, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                 Jim Bonsall

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                  President

 

 

ADJUDICATED PROPERTIES                                         

APPROVED:  August 2, 2017

 

Assessment #                       Name on Deed                                     Location                                 City/Town                            

101156                                  Charles Carlisle III                                 Bass St.                                   Doyline                                 

106773                                  Gary Lynn Shaw                                    Falcon Loop                          Doyline                                 

106774                                  Gary Lynn Shaw                                    Falcon Loop                          Doyline                                 

112750                                  Lucy Warren Little                               311 Spann St.                        Minden                                 

113006                                  Curtis L. Midkiff Sr.                              903 Loop Road                     Minden                                 

113010                                  Curtis L. Midkiff Sr.                              George St.                             Minden                                 

113135                                  Eloise Moncrief Est.                             204 N. Talton                        Minden                                 

114019                                  Jessie H. Ray                                          504 Myers                             Minden                                 

114191                                  L.T. Rollen                                              461 Walter Lyons                                Minden                                 

114398                  Williw B.Shine Estate/Three C’s Pro.                710 East St.                            Minden                                 

117547                                  Hattie Mae Ellis Estate                         188 Bill Lockey Road           Cotton Valley                       

121478                                  Aslean Randle                                       Lewis Loop                            Cotton Valley                       

121748                                  Leroy Bradford                                     202 Stewart St.                     Cullen                                    

121766                  Robert James Brown Jr. Est.                               Moore St.                              Cullen                                    

122422                                  David L. White                                      617 East Road                       Cullen                                    

124126                                  John C. Hidreth                                     406 6thSt. NE                        Springhill                              

124307                                  Larry David Bowers                             1409 7thSt. SE                       Springhill                              

125961                                  Jesse Terriel Wynn                              1703 S. Main St.                   Springhill                              

 

 

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RESOLUTION  011-2017

WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

 

WHEREAS,           the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, formerly known as the Louisiana Ordinance Plant, produced munitions to support the war efforts of the United States of America during Work War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War and, in so doing, provided employment for thousands of workers in northwest Louisiana, south Arkansas, and east Texas, and

 

WHEREAS,  from 1941 until 1996, the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant served as a major stimulus to the economy of northwest Louisiana, south Arkansas and east Texas, and

 

WHEREAS,           the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant was placed in in-active status in 1996 and, in 2005, transferred from the United States Government to the State of Louisiana  and

 

WHEREAS,           following the transfer of the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant became known as the Camp Minden Training Site, and the Governor, State of Louisiana charged the Louisiana Military Department with operational control of the installation, and

 

WHEREAS,           since the transfer, the Louisiana  Military Department has attracted and retained 17 businesses and organizations, which, when combined with the Louisiana Military Department and Louisiana National Guard staffs, account for a total of 438 employees, and

 

WHEREAS,           the Camp Minden military component accounts for a regional direct economic impact of more than $28.2 million annually in payroll and vendor sales; and

 

WHEREAS,           between 2005 and 2017,Military Construction on Camp Minden has resulted in the following:  1) construction of the Armed Forces Readiness Center (completed in 2012 - total cost $30 million); 2) Regional Training Institute, Phase 1 (completed in 2011 -  total cost $23.8 million), 3) Military Training Ranges (completed in 2010 - total cost $1.5million); 4) Troop Barracks and Officer’s Quarter’s (completed in 2008/09 - total cost -$2.1 million); and 5) Multi-use Dining Facility (completed in 2009:  total cost $5.9 million), for a total Military Construction cost of $63.3 million, and

 

WHEREAS,           the Regional Training Institute will provide training for approximately 8,000 military students annually, and

 

WHEREAS,           the estimated annual budget for the Regional Training Institute includes $9.5 million in tax revenue over a 10-year period; $12 million for purchase of goods and services, $5 million operating cost and $8 million payroll, thus infusing a total of over $25 million into the regional economy, and

 

WHEREAS,           in 2011 the Regional Training Institute, Phase 1 construction, which included land clearing, site preparation and shaping; infrastructure (water, plumbing, and  electrical service); central heating and cooling plant building; one classroom building; and one dormitory were completed for a total Federally funded cost of $23.8 million.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,     THAT                     The Webster Parish Police Jury

Does hereby commends the Louisiana Military Department and the Louisiana National Guard for contributing to the economic well-being of this region and its citizens and for providing quality, necessary military training for the members of our military; and does hereby recognize and record for posterity that the Louisiana Military Department and the Louisiana National Guard are the most significant economic development activities located at Camp Minden. 

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED             that        The Webster Parish Police Jury  pledges support to the Louisiana Military Department and the Louisiana National Guard economic efforts and military training activities on Camp Minden and encourages the Louisiana Military Department and the Louisiana National Guard to continue improving and enhancing economic development and military training activities on Camp Minden and encourages the Louisiana Military Department and the Louisiana National Guard, The Honorable Governor John Bel Edwards; The Honorable Senator Bill Cassidy; The Honorable Senator John Kennedy; The Honorable Congressman Mike Johnson to obtain all funding required for completion of Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4 (total estimated cost of $77.2 million) of the Regional Training Institute on Camp Minden.

 

 

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AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVEDTHAT A COPY OF THIS Resolution be transmitted to The Adjutant General, State of Louisiana; The Honorable Governor John Bel Edwards; The Honorable Senator Bill Cassidy; The Honorable Senator John Kennedy; The Honorable Congressman Mike Johnson and to the Louisiana State Legislative Representatives in northwest Louisiana.

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WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY

RESOLUTION # 012-2017

 

 

WHEREAS,          The Webster Parish Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish of Webster, State of Louisiana.   The Webster Parish Police Jury has the duty to authorize a call for a special election for the unexpired term of Constable, Justice of the Peace District #1 of Webster Parish when no one has qualified for the for the seat.

 

WHEREAS,          Pursuant to R.S. 18:602, the Webster Parish Police Jury hereby calls for a special election for the unexpired term of Constable, Justice of the Peace District #1 for the Fall 2018 Congressional Election, scheduled to be held on November 6, 2017, primary and December 8, 2018 general with qualifying dates July 18, 19, & 20, 2018.

 

WHEREAS,          The Webster Parish Police Jury appoints        Earl Benson           to fill the unexpired term of the Constable, Justice of the Peace, District #1 of Webster Parish until an election can be called to fill this seat.

 

THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED,            That on this the 1st day of August, 2017, the Webster Parish Police Jury in Regular Session approved the foregoing action as stated above on a motion by                Randy Thomas,  duly seconded by                 Vera Davisonthe motion was approved by the following vote :

Yes         12           , No         0              , Absent  0             .

                               

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                               

Ronda C. Carnahan                                                                                           Jim Bonsall

Secretary-Treasurer                                                                                             President

 

Mr. Earl Benson

1397 Hwy Alt. 2

Shongaloo, LA   71072

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