CLASSIFIEDS

2/19/2024

HEARN’S U STORE IT
Saturday, March 2 @ 9 AM
6827 Hwy 2 E, Farmerville, LA
A cash sale to the highest bidder:
Storage Unit 32, 6889 Hwy 2, belonging to JASON SMALLING
Storage Unit 35, 6827 Hwy 2, belonging to SHELBY JONES
Storage Unit 55, 6827 Hwy 2, belonging to APRIL HAYNES
Storage Unit 119, 6827 Hwy 2, belonging to JUDY FREE
Storage Unit 170, 6827 Hwy 2, belonging to NICOLE ACREE
Bids will be accepted for the entire unit contents only with successful bidder
responsible for removal of all items upon acceptance of bid.
Hearn’s U Store It reserves the right to refuse any bid.

2/15/2024

Yorkie Pups – Chocolate & Tan – Grey w/ Tan – Traditions 

Ready  – Shots, wormed, registered

$650

Shih-Tzu – Male Pups

Some ready – others in 2 weeks

Shots, wormed, registered

$450

Maltese – 3 Females – 1 Male

5 weeks, Ready soon

Shots, wormed, registered

$800

Please call 318-680-2100


1/18/2024

I, Matthew Takewell with Antioch Store LLC is applying to the Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control of the State of Louisiana for a permit to sell beverages of high and low alcohol content at retail in Union Parish at address 4960 Hwy 2, Farmerville, LA 71241 


FIREWOOD

10$ Large bundles 

20 pieces per bundle 

CALL LAUREN

318-355-9747


12/22/2023

Yak and Kate’s Processing

You Pick

Collards and turnip greens

$10 per bag

We provide the bags

31-548-9597


12/8/2023

NOTICE: UNION FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 2023 ANNUAL MEETING

The Union Federal Credit Union will be celebrating 72 years of operation on Tuesday, December 12th 2023 from 3-5pm. at the Union Federal Credit Union. Our Theme for the year is “Let’s Be All We Can Be in 2023. Each year 3 board members are up for re-election. These are strictly volunteer positions NO Compensation is GIVEN. If any member desires to serve as a Union Federal Credit Union Board Member, you can call the office at 318-368-8175 or come by to submit your name to be placed on the ballet on or before December 15,2023

The Union Federal Credit Union Board of Directors are looking forward to Greeting, Meeting, Voting and Eating with each of you on December 18, 2023.


11/24/2023

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR

ADMINISTRATIVE CONSULTING SERVICES

The Town of Farmerville has been approved for a three(3) grants under the Louisiana Watershed Initiative (LWI) – Round 1 for the purpose of 1.  Hwy 33 Ditch Hardening and Drainage Improvements, 2. James Addition Drainage Improvements, 3. Gulley Street Drainage Improvements. The Town of Farmerville is interested in procuring the services of an administrative consulting firm to administer and implement the project.

The procedures for the selection of this firm will be in accordance with the procurement requirements of the Louisiana CDBG Program.  All responses received will be evaluated in accordance with the selection criteria and corresponding point system that is identified in the request for proposals package.  That package also identifies the scope of services to be performed by the selected firm. The Town will award the contract to the respondent obtaining the highest score in the evaluation process.                           

Interested parties are invited to secure a proposal package from Farmerville Town Hall, 1024 Sterlington Hwy, Farmerville, LA 71241.  The response to this request must be received at the above-named address in such a manner that it is received no later than 12:00 PM on December 28, 2023.   Please state “Town of Farmerville Watershed Grants – RFP for Administrative Consulting Services” on the cover. Responses received after the time and date set forth will not be considered.

The Town of Farmerville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We encourage all Section 3, small and minority-owned firms and women’s business enterprises to apply.


11/10/2023

FOR RENT:

*MOVE IN SPECIAL* 1ST MONTH FREE WITH SECURITY DEPOSIT AND APPROVAL*

3 Bedroom 1 Bath home $699/MONTH

512 Vine Street, Bernice, LA

Providence Real Estate, LLC

Office: (318) 202-5939 Website:  providencerentals.org


LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Union Community Action (UCAA) located at 100 East Bayou St., STE 107, Farmerville, LA, will be accepting phone calls from Union Parish individuals that are income eligible to schedule appointments for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) November 20, 2023 beginning at 8:00am until all available appointments are scheduled. There are no guarantees that everyone will get an appointment on that day. Other appointments will be made each month as long as funding remains. These appointments are for those individuals that meet the Income guidelines below:

2023 Income guidelines: 

Family size of (1) $2,170 (2) $2,838 (3) $3,505 (4) $4,173 (5) $4,841 (6) $5,509 (7) $5,634 (8) $5,759 (9) $5,765 and (10) $6,009.

Call to schedule an appointment

318-368-9606 or 318-368-3118


10/27/2023

Providence Real Estate

3 Bed/ 1 Bath house in Bernice for Rent,  $750/month Call Providence Real Estate at 318-202-5939 For Info


10/20/2023

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

TOWN OF FARMERVILLE

Sealed bids for the following project will be received by the Town of Farmerville, Louisiana, at the office of Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc., 112 East Mississippi Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 10:00 A.M. local time on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2023  at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud.  Bids received after the 10:00 A.M. deadline will be returned via certified mail to the bidder unopened.    

PROJECT: Lift Station #10 Improvements

            PROJECT CLASSIFICATION: Municipal and Public Works

            CONTRACT TIME:  180 Calendar Days

            LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: $400.00 per Calendar Day

Bidding Documents:  The Bidding Documents (the Contract Documents, Specifications, and Drawings) are available to contractors who are properly licensed in Louisiana or to bona fide suppliers of materials and equipment at the office of the engineer, Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc., 112 East Mississippi Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, Telephone (318) 251-0238, Fax (318) 251-0239.  Cost per contract set is $75.00 which is the cost of reproduction and handling.  Any unsuccessful bidder, upon returning such set within ten days of bid opening and in good condition, will be refunded the deposit. A Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, payable to the Town of Farmerville or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid, shall be submitted with each bid.  Bidders are advised that both a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each in the amount of 100 percent (100%) of the Contract Price, will be required. Bids shall be received only on proposal forms furnished by the Engineer. In no event shall proposal forms be issued later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the hour and date set for receiving proposals. The Bidder is advised that the Town of Farmerville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All Contractors bidding on this work shall comply with all provisions of the State Licensing Law for Contractors, R.S. 37:2150-2163, as amended, for all public contracts.  It shall also be the responsibility of the General Contractor to assure that all subcontractors comply with this law. If required for bidding, Contractors must be licensed in the above proper category of work and must show their license number on the face of the sealed bid envelope. Bid proposals, amendments to bids, or request for withdrawal of bids, received after time specified for bid opening shall not be considered for any cause whatsoever. The bid proposal is firm for a period of forty-five (45) days from the date of the opening of bids and no bid proposal can be withdrawn for any reason during this period of time.  The Town of Farmerville reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals for just cause and reserves the right to waive any and all informalities.  Town of Farmerville John Crow, Mayor


Union Parish School Board

Post Office Box 308

Farmerville, Louisiana 71241

Kristy Fine                                                                                                          Phone (318) 368-9715

Superintendent                                         www.unionpsd.org                                    FAX (318) 368-3311

Union Parish Buildings and Ground Committee

Meeting Minutes

Monday, September 18, 2023

10:00a.m.

The Buildings and Grounds Committee was held on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 10:00a.m. at the Union Parish School Board. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Tommy Bennett. A quorum was established by roll call. Committee members in attendance were Tommy Bennett and Judy Mabry. Presentations were made by Greg Wallace and Tony Littleton on the CTE Building and Stadium Seating projects for Union Parish High School. CTE plans have been submitted to the state fire marshal’s office. The Bid Schedule has been created and provided to the superintendent’s office for processing. Bid advertisements will run for three consecutive weeks in the Banner, The Gazette, and the Ouachita Citizen beginning September 27, 2023. There will be a mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting for all companies who plan to bid on the project on October 17, and bids will be opened on October 26, 2023. The architects asked if a special meeting could be called to approve the bids immediately after that date, so the project could move forward. Mrs. Fine will reach out to Mr. Katz to determine if that is possible. The stadium bleacher drawings are complete except for a couple of specs. The bid process will begin next month. Mr. Robby Lindsay gave an update on the river lot properties and land swaps. Two parties have signed agreements and the appraiser has been contacted. No action was taken to approve a proposal by Matt Fife to allow river lot tenants to purchase land from him to swap with UPSB. Second discussion of proposed use of River Lot #50. Mr. Lindsay is to get estimated prices for renovation costs. No action was taken to reserve Lot # 50 for use by UPSD employees. No action was taken to sell abandoned camper at the river lots. Mrs. Fine will reach out to Mr. Katz about the legal process of donating verses bidding. The committee discussed the need for a new maintenance truck. Mrs. Fine notified them that a Capital Improvements Approval form has been submitted to use ESSER 3 funding, but we have not been notified as of Monday. The general fund could be used if it is not approved. The next Buildings and Grounds Committee will be scheduled as needed.  The meeting was adjourned.


REGULAR MEETING, UNION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

October 16, 2023

The Union Parish School Board met in Regular Session at the Union Parish School Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, on Monday, October 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. 

President Dixson called the meeting to order and Mr. Reeves gave the invocation.

President Dixson called for a roll call to establish a quorum.  Board members attending were as follows:

Present:       Mrs. Dixson                   Absent:       Mr. Bennett

Mr. Reeves                                        Mrs. Barkley

Mrs. Mabry                                        Mrs. Cranford               

Mrs. Stewart

Ms. Collins

Mrs. Neal

          On motion by Mrs. Stewart seconded by Mrs. Mabry, the Board approved the agenda as printed.

          On motion by Ms. Collins, seconded by Mr. Reeves, the Board approved the minutes for the September 11, 2023 Regular Meeting as printed.

          Mr. Gary Jackson, Principal of Union Parish Elementary School, and Nicholas McConnell, Principal of Union Parish High School, introduced to the Board students who scored Mastery and/or Advanced on the Spring 2023 LEAP 2025 assessment tests.

          The Union Parish Leadership Team presented to the Board their progress on the Union Parish Strategic Plan.

          On motion by Mrs. Neal, seconded by Mr. Reeves, the Board approved the 2023-2024 Pupil Progression Plan.

          On motion by Ms. Collins, seconded by Mrs. Stewart, the Board approved the Agreement to Exchange Land with Dwight and Gay Viereck.  Union Parish School Board will transfer Lot #10, bearing 911 address of 391 School Board Road, Haile, Louisiana.  Exchanger shall transfer to the Union Parish School Board a parcel of land of comparable value to the lot stated above.

          On motion by Mr. Reeves, seconded by Mrs. Neal, the Board approved the addendum to Renewed Contract and Act of Lease of Surface Rights agreement with Clifton Snell for Lot #5, at 355 School Board Road, Marion, Louisiana 71260, which adds Heath Snell as an additional tenant and makes no changes, and authorized the Superintendent to execute the said addendum.

          On motion by Ms. Collins, seconded by Mr. Reeves, the Board approved employing an appraiser for the following School Board lots located in Haile, Louisiana on School Board Road that in the future will be advertised for a land swap: Lots 3, 6, 9, 15, 18, 23, 24, 28, 34, 35, 38, 49, 53, and 55.

          On motion by Mrs. Mabry, seconded by Mr. Reeves, the Board granted permission for Donna Kay Darnell, Union Parish High School Louisiana Senior Beta State Sponsor to travel to the Beta State Conventions of Tennessee in Nashville, November 15-19, 2023 and of Arkansas in Hot Springs, Arkansas, January 17-19, 2024 as the Louisiana State Sponsor.

          On motion by Mrs. Mabry, seconded by Ms. Collins, the Board granted permission for Dr. Dennis Hensley, Jr., Band Director at Union Parish High School, to travel to San Antonio, Texas, February 7-10, 2024 to attend the Texas Music Education National Conference.

          On motion by Mrs. Mabry, seconded by Mrs. Neal, the Board approved the following policies at their second viewing:

  1.  Compensation Guidelines/Overtime Policy
  2.  Delete Recovery and Reinvestment Reporting Requirements Policy
  3.  Maternity and Adoptive Leave Policy
  4.  Sick Leave Policy
  5.  Transportation Management Policy
  6.  Video/Audio Monitoring of School Board Property Policy
  7.  Public Health Emergency Policy
  8.  Emergency/Crisis Management Policy
  9.  Audits Policy
  10.  Annual Operating Budget Policy
  11.  Executive Sessions Policy

The Board reviewed the Personnel Report.

          Superintendent Fine reported to the Board on Homecoming Week and invited Board Members to ride on the Central Office float.

          Fred Carr introduced to the Board the Concerned Citizens of Union Committee and read their mission statement.  He and Janet Gatson questioned the high number of school suspensions due to fighting.

          Marsha Andrews spoke to the Board about school performance scores and paraprofessionals.

          Superintendent Fine addressed all their concerns.

The Board, having set its next Regular Board Meeting for Monday, November 13, 2023, to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Union Parish School Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, adjourned on this the 16th day of October, 2023.

_______________________                                  _______________________

Kristy Fine, Secretary                                             Sharon Dixson, President

Union Parish School Board                                    Union Parish School Board

Personnel Report for October 16, 2023

 Employments:   (Information only, no action required)

NameDateDept/SchoolPositionReplaced
Sylvia Jenkins09/25/2023UPHSBusiness/Computer TeacherRhett Thiels
Shirley Johnson08/07/2023UPHSSp. Ed. Teacher Self-ContainedPaula Smith (Critical Shortage)
Maribel Rodrigues09/14/2023UPESCafeteria TechnicianLacy Aldridge
Margaret Hill09/25/2023UPHSCafeteria TechnicianDanita McAlpine
Chris Harper09/29/2023UPHSCustodianAldrenia Woods

  Resignations:   (Information only, no action required)

NameDateDept/SchoolPositionYears 
Candyce Steele08/01/2023UPESTeacher1 Year
Rhett Thiels09/13/2023UPHSTeacher1 Year
Sarah B. Bragg09/20/2023UPESParaprofessional10 Years
Myleka Pryor10/06/2023UPESParaprofessional1 Year
Katherine Sims10/03/2023UPESSp. Ed. Paraprofessional1 Year
Danita McAlpine09/18/2023UPHSCafeteria Technician7 Years
Stephanie Garcia09/15/2023UPESAttendance Clerk1 Year

Employee Transfers:   (Information only, no action required)

NameDatePositionTransfer From/To
Courtney Collins08/07/20236th & 7th Grade TeacherTransfer from 8th Grade English to 6th & 7th ELA at Union Parish High S.
Yolanda Robinson09/28/2023Bus Driver (Temporary)Transfer from Bus Aide to Bus Driver at UPES 

Medical Leaves for October 16, 2023

Medical Leave  (Information only, no action required)

NameDatePositionDept/School
Stacy Foote09/21/2023 – 09/29/2023MechanicBus Garage

Extended Medical Leave:  (Information only, no action required)

NameDatePositionDept/School
Larry G. Wright, Sr.08/08/2023 – Until released by his doctorAssistant Principal/ Athletic DirectorUPHS
Jessica Kirby Adams10/05/2023 – 12/27/2023TeacherUPES
Andrea Hearn08/31/2023 – Until released by her doctorBus DriverUPES

10/6/2023

Union Parish School Board

PO Box 308

Farmerville, LA 71241

(318) 368-9715, Ext. 1121

Date: September 28, 2023

Re: Vent-a-hood Service, Fire Protection Service, Grease Trap Cleaning, and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Bids for 2022-2023 School Year Ending June 30, 2024

Sealed bids will be received by Union Parish School Board until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2023, for the purchase and/or service of the following for the 2023-2024 school year: Vent-a-hood Service, Fire Protection Service, Grease Trap Cleaning, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for the following locations: Union Parish Elementary School, Union Parish High School, and Downsville Community Charter School. The sealed bid, marked with the appropriate designation from the list above shall be either hand delivered or returned by certified or registered mail to:

Union Parish School Board 1206 Marion Hwy Farmerville, LA 71241 Attention:  Robby Lindsay


Huge Sale Including assorted tools, smoker, animal traps, fish fryer, large selection of men’s and women’s clothes and hunting clothes. Too many items to list. Friday October 6th @ 3-6pm and Saturday October 7th @ 8am-3pm. 7662 Hwy 33 Farmerville. No early sales please.


LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Union Community Action (UCAA) located at 100 East Bayou St., STE 107, Farmerville, LA, will be accepting phone calls from Union Parish individuals that are income eligible to schedule appointments for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) October 9, 2023 beginning at 8:00am until all available appointments are scheduled. There are no guarantees that everyone will get an appointment on that day. Other appointments will be made each month as long as funding remains. These appointments are for those individuals that meet the Income guidelines below:

2023 Income guidelines: 

Family size of (1) $2,170 (2) $2,838 (3) $3,505 (4) $4,173 (5) $4,841 (6) $5,509 (7) $5,634 (8) $5,759 (9) $5,765 and (10) $6,009.

Call to schedule an appointment

318-368-9606 or 318-368-3118


Public Notice

THE UNION PARISH 2023-24 PUPIL PROGRESSION PLAN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING IN THE UNION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD FRONT OFFICE EACH WORK DAY FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M. BEGINNING MONDAY, October 2, 2023 THROUGH 4:00 P.M. MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023. THE PUPIL PROGRESSION PLAN IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON THE DISTRICT WEBPAGE.


Squirrel Problem?

If squirrels are your problem, I have the answer. Trap and Relocate.

Call The Squirrel Relocator 318-368-5910


9/29/2023


9/22/2023

Public Notices

Card of Thanks

The family of Ms. Billie Jean Leichman Smith would like to say thanks for all acts of kindness shown to us during our loss.  Your prayers, phone calls, texts, food items, visits, and hugs helped to make this very difficult time a littler easier to bear.  Your thoughtfulness will always be appreciated.


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

Union General Hospital and the Union General Rural Health Clinic do not accept Aetna Medicare Advantage, Healthy Blue Medicare Advantage (Anthem B/C), United Medicare Advantage, or WellCare Medicare Advantage insurance for elective services. We will ALWAYS provide treatment for Emergency Services (in our Emergency Room), regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.

We were unable to negotiate contracts with these companies, and the rates that they pay are lower than our costs to provide services. For our Medicare patients, to use Union General Hospital or Union General Rural Health Clinic for elective services, you’ll need to have coverage under Traditional Medicare or through one of the company’s plans listed below.

We have agreements in place with the following companies, and will continue to accept patients covered under their Medicare Advantage plans:

Blue Advantage (LA B/C)

Humana/ChoiceCare

Vantage

Dignity Health Care

People’s Health Network

If you have questions about your Medicare plan, or would like to discuss your coverage, please give us a call at (318) 368-9751, and ask to speak with our Business Office Coordinator, or stop by the Business Office between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

THIS NOTICE ONLY REFERS TO MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS. Union General Hospital and Union General Rural Health Clinic accept ALL Louisiana Medicaid insurances.

The public may not be aware that companies like United Healthcare, Healthy Blue and Aetna offer plans for Private, Medicare and Medicaid patients.

901 James Avenue, Farmerville, LA 71241

www.uniongen.org


9/15/2023

Public Notices

Attention : All owners of Community Memorial Garden Cemetery Spaces Please note the cemetery maintenance will not be conducted on graves with rocks, lights and other memorabilia decorations around graves. Lawn equipment cannot work in this environment and it is very dangerous to operate to remove weeds. Since no funds are paid to maintain this cemetery, the maintenance has been voluntary. Effective September 12th all items including memorabilia, glass objects, plant hangers and permanent plantings shall not be removed from grave sites. It is the responsibility of the owners of Community Memorial Garden Cemetery space to remove old flowers and grave wreaths.


Ellezor Enterprises LLC DBA The Spearsville General Store is applying to the Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control of the State of Louisiana for a permit to sell beverages of high and low alcohol content at retail in the Parish of Union at the following address:

1385 LA 15 Spearsville LA 71277

Ellezor Enterprises LLC

The Spearsville General Store

Members: LeAnne Rozelle and Christopher Rozelle


The Parish Board of Election Supervisors will meet at the Union Parish Registrar of Voter’s Office on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to select commissioners for the election November 8, 2022.

Parish Board of Election Supervisors President

Dodi Eubanks


Sealed bids will be received by Union General Hospital, 901 James Avenue, Farmerville, LA 71241 until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

FOR:  Union General Hospital – New Rural Health Clinic

A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday October 10, 2023 at 11:00am at Union General Hospital, 901 James Avenue, Farmerville, Louisiana 71241.  No bid will be accepted from any contractor who does not attend and sign-in at the Pre-Bid Conference.

Complete Bidding Documents for this project are available in electronic form. They may be obtained without charge and without deposit from Centerline Bidding Module at www.centerlinebidconnect.com. Printed copies are not available from the Designer, but arrangements can be made to obtain them through most reprographic firms. Plan holders are responsible for their own reproduction costs. Questions about this procedure shall be directed to the Designer at:

Grace Hebert Curtis Architects, LLC

Attn:  Jared Bowers, AIA

601 Poydras Street, Suite 2310

                                New Orleans, LA  70130

                                PHONE (504) 522-2050

All bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to five percent (5%) of the sum of the base bid and all alternates, and must be in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or Bid Bond Form written by a surety company licensed to do business in Louisiana, signed by the surety’s agency or attorney-in-fact.  Surety must be listed on the current U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service list of approved bonding companies as approved for an amount equal to or greater than the amount for which it obligates itself in the Bond, or must be a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an A- rating in the latest printing of the A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide.  If surety qualifies by virtue of its Best’s listing, the amount of the Bond may not exceed ten percent of policyholders’ surplus as shown in the latest A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide.  The Bid Bond shall be in favor of Union General Hospital, and shall be accompanied by appropriate power of attorney.  No Bid Bond indicating an obligation of less than five percent (5%) by any method is acceptable. 

The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract amount.  Surety must be listed currently on the U.S. Department of Treasury Financial management Service List (Treasury List) as approved for an amount equal to or greater than the contract amount, or must be an insurance company domiciled in Louisiana or owned by Louisiana residents.  If surety is qualified other than by listing on the Treasury list, the contract amount may not exceed fifteen percent of policyholders’ surplus as shown by surety’s most recent financial statements filed with the Louisiana Department of Insurance and may not exceed the amount of $500,000.  However, a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an A- rating in the latest printing of the A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide shall not be subject to the $500,000 limitation, provided that the contract amount does not exceed ten percent of policyholders’ surplus as shown in the latest A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide nor fifteen percent of policyholder’s surplus as shown by surety’s most recent financial statements filed with the Louisiana Department of Insurance.  The Bond shall be signed by the surety’s agent or attorney-in-fact. 

Bids shall be accepted from Contractors who are licensed under LA. R.S. 37:2150-2163 for the classification of Building Construction.  Because the party providing funding for the project requires compliance with state bid laws, bidder is required to comply with provisions and requirements of LA R.S. 38:2212 unless waived.  No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after receipt of bids, except under the provisions of LA. R.S. 38:2214. 

Attention is called to the fact that the Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, creed, color or national origin, and must follow certain contracting guidelines established by the United States Department of Agriculture.  The contractor must comply with the minimum rates for wages for laborers and mechanics as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the provisions of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause.  In accordance with La. R.S. 38:2212 (A)(1)(b), the provisions and requirements of this Section, those stated in the advertisement for bids, and those required on the bid form shall not be considered as informalities. 


Village of Spearsville

Village of Spearsville is now accepting bids for public restrooms to be built in Spearsville Walking Park. Must be state certified. Please contact Mayor Karen Black at 318-478-0790


9/7/2023

For Sale

Several large lots on Bayou DeSiard in Monroe near ULM. Will swap one of them for a lakeside lot on Lake D’Arbonne, preferably on the Farmerville side. If interested, please call or text 225-202-2812 after 5:00pm.


Public Notices

The Town of Farmerville is seeking a dependable person to fill a janitorial position at the Willie Davis, Jr. Recreation Center.

Applications and job description can be picked up at the Willie Davis, Jr. Recreation Center located at 116 Cox Ferry Rd. or at the Farmerville Town Hall located at 1024 Sterlington Hwy. and must be returned to Town Hall by 5:00 p.m. by Thursday, September 14, 2023.


The Town of Farmerville will hold a public hearing at 2:00 p.m. on September 26, 2023 at the Farmerville Town Hall located at 1024 Sterlington Hwy, Farmerville, LA.  The purpose of the meeting is to obtain views on the housing and commuity development needs of the Town of Farmerville and to discuss the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2024/2025 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program.  The following items will be discussed at the hearing:

  1.  The amount of funds available for proposed community development and housing activities;
  2. The range of activities available that may be undertaken, including the estimated amount of funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit persons of low and moderate incomes;
  3. The plans of the Town of Farmerville for minimizing displaced persons as a result of activities assisted with such funds and the benefits to be provided by the Town of Farmerville to persons actually displaced as a result of such activities; and,
  4. The Town of Farmerville past performance on LCDBG projects funded by the State of Louisiana.

All residents, particularly those of low and moderate income and residents of slum and blighted areas of the Town of Farmerville are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency provided that three (3) days’ notice are received by the Town of Farmerville.

Those citizens unable to attend this hearing may submit their views and proposals until September 26, 2023 in writing to:

John Crow, Mayor Town of Farmerville

1024 Sterlington Hwy P. O. Box 427 Farmerville, LA  71241


The Town of Farmerville is accepting Applications for a Class “A” or Class “B” CDL Driver for our Sanitation Department.

Applications may be picked up and returned to Town Hall, located at 1024 Sterlington Hwy., by 5:00 p.m. by Thursday, September 21, 2023. “We are an equal opportunity employer and provider” 


Union Parish School Board 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to LSA-R.S. 39:1302 thru 39:1314 that a public hearing of the Union Parish School Board in Farmerville, Louisiana will be held at its regular meeting place at the Union Parish School Board Central Office located at 1206 Marion Highway, Farmerville, LA, 71241 on September 11, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. to approve the proposed 2023-24 fiscal year Operating Budget. The proposed FY 2023-24 Operating Budget will be submitted to the Union Parish School Board on August 25, 2023, and will be available for public inspection at the Union Parish School Board Central Office located at 1206 Marion Highway, Farmerville, Louisiana from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday starting August 25, 2023


8/24/2023

Public Notices

The Town of Farmerville is seeking a dependable person to fill a janitorial position at the Willie Davis, Jr. Recreation Center.

Applications and job description can be picked up at the Willie Davis, Jr. Recreation Center located at 116 Cox Ferry Rd. or at the Farmerville Town Hall located at 1024 Sterlington Hwy. and must be returned to Town Hall by 5:00 p.m. by Thursday, September 14, 2023.


Official Public Notice 

of the 

Union Parish School Board 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to LSA-R.S. 39:1302 thru 39:1314 that a public hearing of the Union Parish School Board in Farmerville, Louisiana will be held at its regular meeting place at the Union Parish School Board Central Office located at 1206 Marion Highway, Farmerville, LA, 71241 on September 11, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. to approve the proposed 2023-24 fiscal year Operating Budget. The proposed FY 2023-24 Operating Budget will be submitted to the Union Parish School Board on August 25, 2023, and will be available for public inspection at the Union Parish School Board Central Office located at 1206 Marion Highway, Farmerville, Louisiana from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday starting August 25, 2023


8/17/2023

PUBLIC NOTICES

Union Parish School Board

Child Nutrition Department

Post Office Box 308

Farmerville, Louisiana 71241

Kristy Fine                                                                                                        Phone (318) 368-9715

Superintendent                                        www.unionpsd.org              Fax     (368) 368-3311

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that

Union Parish Elementary

Union Parish High School

Union Parish Alternative Center

Downsville Community Charter School

will be implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2023-2024.available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above?

Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of the school sites named above are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2023-2024 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact

Attention: Robby Lindsay,

Child Nutrition Supervisor, 1206 Marion Hwy. Farmerville, LA 71241.

Phone number (318) 368-9715 ext. 1121.

Email: lindsayr@unionpsd.org

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email:program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


The Union Parish Special Education Department located in the School Board on the Marion Highway next to the football stadium is in the process of destroying Special Education evaluation/IEP information.  These records pertain only to those students whose last year in Special Education was in the 2017-18 school year.

If you have a special education child whose records end with the 2017-18 school year and are interested in obtaining these records, please call or come by the Special Education Office (318) 368-2437.  These records are available to students or parents of students with picture identification until August 4, 2012.


NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted by the Board of Alderman, acting as the governing authority (the “Governing Authority“), of the Town of Farmerville, State of Louisiana, (the “Town“) on April 10, 2023, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held within the Town on Saturday, October 14, 2023, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters in the Town qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States, the following proposition, to-wit:

PROPOSITION

Shall the Town of Farmerville, Parish of Union, State of Louisiana (the “Town”), continue to levy a special tax of seven and ninety hundredths (7.90) mills on all the property subject to taxation in the Town (an estimated $190,724.64 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 2024 and ending with the year 2033, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and/or operating fire protection facilities and for purchasing fire trucks and other firefighting equipment for said Town?

The special election will be held at the following polling places situated within the Town, which polls will open at six o’clock (7:00) a.m., and close at eight o’clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, to-wit:

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS & REGISTRATION

PRECINCTS LOCATION REPORT FOR THE TOWN

PRECINCT
00/07 (in part)
00/11 (in part)
00/11A
00/12 (in part)
00/13
00/14
00/15 (in part)
00/17(in part)
POLL PLACE NAME
Farmerville Fire Station #5
C&W Tire Store
C&W Tire Store
Cooperation Ext Auditorium
Parish Health Unit Building
Cooperation Ext Auditorium
Parish Health Unit Building
Ward 5 Fire Station
POLL PLACE LOCATION
5459 Hwy 15
7710 Hwy 33
7710 Hwy 33
210 E Water Street
1002 Marion Hwy
210 E Water Street
1002 Marion Hwy
11616 LA-15
CITY
Farmerville
Farmerville
Farmerville
Farmerville
Farmerville
Farmerville
Farmerville
Downsville

The polling place set forth above are hereby designated as the polling place at which to hold the said election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those designated according to law.

            The special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 6-B of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and

other constitutional and statutory authority, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitute therefor, as may be selected and designated in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1287, will make due returns  thereof to said Governing Authority, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Governing Authority will meet at its regular meeting place, the Town Hall, 407 S. Main Street, Farmerville, LA, on November 13, 2023, at  FIVE O’CLOCK (5:00) P.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the results of the said special election.  All registered voters of the Town are entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used thereat.  Notice is HEREBY further given that a portion of the monies collected from the tax described in the Proposition above shall be remitted to certain state and statewide retirement systems in the manner required by law.

            The estimated cost of the election as determined by the Louisiana Secretary of State is $1,500.

            THUS DONE AND SIGNED, at Farmerville, Louisiana, on this, the 10th day of April, 2023.

                                                                        /s/ John Crow, Mayor

/s/ Gay Nell Pepper, Clerk                           

PARISH OF UNION

STATE OF LOUISIANA

I, the undersigned Clerk of the Town of Farmerville, Parish of Union, State of Louisiana (the “Town“), do hereby certify that the foregoing pages constitute a true and correct copy of

A RESOLUTION ORDERING AND CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD BY THE TOWN OF FARMERVILLE, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TO AUTHORIZE THE CONTINUATION OF THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF A SPECIAL AD VALOREM TAX THEREIN; MAKING APPLICATION TO THE STATE BOND COMMISSION AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature on this, the 10th day of April, 2023.

                                                                                    /s/ Gay Nell Pepper, Clerk


Kristy Fine                                                                                                          Phone (318) 368-9715

Superintendent                                         www.unionpsd.org                                    FAX (318) 368-3311

Union Parish Buildings and Grounds

Committee Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

10:00a.m.

The Buildings and Grounds Committee was held on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 10:00a.m. at the Union Parish School Board. The meeting was called to order by Robby Lindsay. A quorum was established by roll call. Committee members in attendance were Sharon Dixson, Judy Mabry, and Sharon Stewart. Tommy Bennett was absent.

Greg Wallace and Tony Littleton with Wallace Design first gave an update on the stadium bleacher project. The main project will add 225 additional seats to the present stadium. A survey has been conducted and Matt Massey will send the CAD files that has the specific dimensions, foundation details, etc. The additional end-zone seating will be listed as an alternative project. ESSER Funding of $300,000 will cover the entity of the project. has The project will have process of the career technical building. On motion by Mrs. Mabry and second by Mrs. Stewart the committee decided to place it on the Board agenda for approval.

Greg Wallace and Tony Littleton with Wallace Design also gave an update on the career technical building project. Well on their way with the project. Preliminary drawings were shown. Mechanical engineering, plumbing, and other entities have reviewed the drawings and added information needed. The new requirements and codes have been added. Plans will be finalized in a couple of weeks and sent to the Fire Marshal’s office. Plans are in the superintendent’s office for viewing.

Matt Fife and his wife were present. They have land on Turkey Creek Road that they would like to swap for some river lots. An appraisal will have to be conducted to determine a fair trade, but he is willing to go up to 20 lots. On motions by Mrs. Stewart and second by Mrs. Mabry the land swap will be added to the August Board agenda.

Mr. Lindsay shared with the committee that Lot #50 had been surrendered back to Union Parish School Board because of health issues of the lease. The lot has an extremely nice camp on it, so he brought the suggestion to Sup Fine about retaining it for school board employee use. He explained that Mr. Katz confirmed it could be used in that manner if the Board approved. Specifics about rental, etc. will be determined once the Board approved. On motion by Mrs. Stewart and second by Mrs. Dixson the proposition will be placed on the August agenda.

The meeting was adjourned by motion from Mrs. Stewart and second by Mrs. Dixson.      


Policy Committee Agenda

July 25, 2023  11:00 A. M.

Union Parish School Board

POLICY UPDATE: 2023/Preparing for a New School Year

Committee met to review the first installment of our Legislative Update series which not only addresses statutory changes from 2023, but also includes new policy revisions reflecting previous legislative sessions.  These policies impact students or student related issues which may be needed by the start of the new school year.  Forethought Consulting has compiled the following policies for the committee to review.

The following Policy Committee, Board members (Mrs. Judy Mabry, Mrs. Shannon Barkley, Mrs. Sharon Dixson,  and Alice Bolton, CWA) reviewed the following policies. 

1. School and Student Safety File: EBBB  Cf:EBBC

  • Definitions
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Reporting Procedures
  • Threat Assessment
  • Mandatory Examination
  • Liability

2. Carpool and Bus Lines Safety(New Policy)File: EDCA Cf:EDDB

3. Continuous Learning (New Policy) File:  IDCJ Cf:EBBD, JB

4. Attendance File:P JB  Cf: IDCJ, JBA, JBD Cf: JBE, JD

Attendance for Remote or Hybrid Instruction

Jurisdiction

5. Student Absences and Excuses File:  JBD  Cf: JB, JBA Cf: Jdd, JGFC, JQA

  • Types of Absences
  • Extenuating Circumstances
  • Mental or Behavioral Health Absences
  • School Approved Activities
  • Child Performers
  • Written Excuses
  • Reporting Absences
  • Appeal of Absences
  • Tardiness

6. Corporal Punishment File:  JDA Cf: GAMC made changes to the wording for definition in Union Parish School District’s mode of corporal punishment includes paddling and/or spanking.

7. ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION FILE: JGCD/Revised 2023

  • Written Orders, Appropriate Containers, Labels, and Information
  • Administration of Medication:  General Provisions
  • Principal
  • Teacher
  • School Nurse
  • Parent/Legal Guardian
  • Student Self-Medication
  • Asthma, Diabetes, or the Use of Auto-Injectable Epinephrine
  • Other Permitted Medications
  •  Acceptable School Medications
  • Diabetes
  • Classroom Storage and Administration of Auto-Injectable

Epinephrine by Teachers

  • Administration of Medication on Field Trips and other

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Extended Day Care
  • Sunscreen
  • Student Confidentiality

Special POLICY ALERTJuly, 2023 which discusses the provisions of Act 393 of the Louisiana Legislature regarding individuals with disabilities who qualify under the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act to participate in School Board meetings via electronic means.

                                                                   FILE: BCAD

Cf: BC, BCBB BCBD

Cf: BCBI, EBBD

● Public Participation in School Board Meetings

● Teleconference/Remote Participation in School Board Meetings


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