The Oakdale Journal from Oakdale, Louisiana on September 29, 1982 · 1
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Oakdale, Louisiana
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Wednesday, September 29, 1982
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Sf RY1N8 AU AUfN FAStSX AND TNI SURROtlNMM TRAPI AREA FOR TO tfoaro VOL. 70 PUBLIC NOTICES- C guse H t' ujji t "1st Knoi Alcohol Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings are held each week on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church on Beck Street. Anyone wishing information or seeking help mav call 335-4294 or 335-0602. Do you or someone you know have a drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held each week at the Substance Abuse center on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m Call 335-3467 for information. Anyone wishing to help in the development of the Leatherwood House, please call the Chamber of Commerce office 335-1729. Volunteers are needed, as well as furniture and artifacts. Girl Scout Service Unit I is providing a Uniform Exchange. Anyone having or needing a Girl Scout uniform can register level and size with Linda Karam at 335-3451. Contact persons Marie Harding, 335-3580 or Claudette Gordon, 335-0519. Morning Exercise Classes: 8:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. Floor stretching exercises, circuit weight training, aerobic exercise, diet consultation. Call 335-2198, Oakdale Recreation Center, James Brabham, Co-Director. The Cherokee District of the Boy Scouts of America will be represented at the Parish Fair. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from across the district will be having on-going activities. Mr. Perrell Fuselier, Oakdale Attorney and Allen Parish School Board Member will discuss with ythe Allen Parish Retired Teachers recent changes in Louisiana Will and Testament Legislation, October 4th at 4:00 E.m. in the Oberlin High School ibrary. The Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Committee in Oakdale has announced that a STEP, Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, course will begin on Monday, October 4, 1982 at 7:00 P.M. at the Oakdale Jr. High School in Oakdale. Any parent interested in improving parenting skills can attend. The only cost to a parent is $5.50 for a parent's handbook. The teacher of the course will be Mrs. Mary L. Lewis who invites all interested parents to be present for the first class. The course will be held on six successive Mondays beginning October 4. sSpiller Milton Spiller Milton The Vernon Parish Voluntary Fire Department of District 5 Rummage Sale conducted September 16 and 17 was very successfully with net gross of $860.00. The members of District 5 wishes to express many thanks to all who participated and a special thanks to the following merchants of Oakdale - who donated new items: Dixon's, Terri Shoppe, Gibson, Piggly Wiggly, Nichols, Merle Norman and Gizmo. The Fire Department will sponsor a barbecue Saturday, October 2nd at the Lambright Grocery in Pitkin. Plates are 82.00 and will be served from 10:30 a.m. 'til. . I'. A T,!. : 'J - AS? . OFFICIAL JOURNAL (or Alien Parish NO. 11 r V7 : I J J4mMM ' The Allen Parish Fair Association Board of Directors held a bar-be-cue dinner in Oberlin at the Fairgrounds last week for Fair workers. SecretaryManager Frank Mougeot discusses committee assignments with the group prior to opening day, Wednesday, September 29th. Oc'ulale Broadcasting Announces New Format Randy Barlow, Manager of Oakdale Broadcasting's radio stations announces this week that a major format change will take place beginning October 16th. KGBM, formerly KCWR, FM Stereo will become a country and western station, seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Barlow said that this is a 300 watt station reaching from Alexandria to the outskirts of Lake Charles and beyond DeRidder and Ville Platte. KREH, whose call letters reamin the same, will revert from its present country and western" programming to gospel or religious programming. The station will be on the air seven days a week, from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. KGBM is 105 on the radio FM dial; KREH is 900 on the AM dial. The basis for the format change, Barlow said, was after talking to a lot of people, it was decided to tae a survey impartially and at random at various times of the day. With almost 200 telephone conversations completed, the survey figures showed all forms of Oclidnlo Cablevision' to Male CableShowtime Check Sherrill Schraeder, Louisiana Regional Manager, CSI, which owns Oakdale Cablevision announced this week that theft of cable service has become an increasing problem here in Oakdale, as well as other cable outlets throughout the country. The seriousness of the problem has prompted the State Legislature to enact a bill providing penalties of up to $500 or six months in jail for the first time, and for the second time, up to $5,000 or five years in prison, for avoiding payment of cable TV or showtime services, tampering with or making unauthorized hook-ups of these services. Mr. Schroeder said to help protect cable television operators, Oakdale cablevision will begin a check in mid October for illegal cable or showtime connections at which time prosecution is a strong possibility if cable hook-ups or showtime boxes are found to be illegal. He stresses that if a person is not paying for cable TV or showtime, they should call the Cable office at 335-1804 and get the situation straightened Bids Let on Four-Loning Bids will be let on September 29th tor the four laning of three miles of Highway 165 through Oakdale according to the State Department of Highways. Construction will begin at a date after that. In a report from that department, it 7 y YOU September 29 thru October 0$ Police Jury, Allen Pariah School Board, City of WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1982 ft jZ v" .51 , ft' f ; music other than countrywestern and religious received only 24 of the total; 30 of the people interviewed want countrywestern music and 36 want religious music. Barlow said by making the change, "we will be able to meet the needs as voiced by 76 of the people in Allen Parish." He explained the situation that developed, causing the FM station to be temporarily off the air. He said that on March 13, 1982 a new transmitter was installed and on April 20th a defect in this caused an electrical fire and the station was off the air for five days. Again on September 12th, the electrical fire caused by a defect occurred again. To insure that technical problems of this nature did not reoccur, replacement parts and technical personnel were brought in from California which kept the station off the air until September 23rd. Barlow stated that Open Line will still be a part of KGBM on an "as needed" basis; request for the series to discuss pertinent issues will be considered. out. There will be no prosecution until the check is completed. He emphasized that the City of Oakdale is being approached to adopt a law similar to the one adopted in Lake Charles and other cities regarding the theft of these services, because not only is the cable company losing money, but also the City through their franchise with the company, and showtime and the producers are losing, plus the loss of money through the federal franchise. Mr. Schroeder stated, "If you did not come in to the local office for service or if you are not making payments monthly for cable TV or Showtime, you can consider yourself illegal. Some of this could be due to a clerical error, computer error, or some other reason to have cable TV or Showtime box in your home without paying for it, but you should check with the cable office and get this straightened out before the physical check of homes is made in October. Please call 335-1804 or bring Showtime box by Oakdale Cablevision office at 111A North 13th Street." was ascertained that Interstate 49 which will connect Shreveport and Lafayette through Alexandria is progressing rapidly, particularly between Opelousas and Meeker with all of this area under construction except the Continued on Page 2 ARE INVITED TO THE It's Our Fcir Let's Do Our Share! Oakdale, Town of Elizabeth, Town of Oberlin, Bayou Blue Drainage District No. 1 1 ; The 1982 Allen Parish Fair will open its gates on Wednesday, September 29th in Oberlin, to what promises to be one of the largest ever staged. Wednesday night has been designated as Family Night with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony scheduled for 7 :00 p.m. to officially open the Fair. Presiding will be : the new Miss Allen Parish and T. H. Mayes, President of the Fair Association and 1982 Honoree of the Fair. Miss Allen Parish was selected at the pageant held in Oakdale on Tuesday night, and was crowned by 1981 Miss Allen Parish Sindi German. All contestants will be presented at the Opening Ceremony. During the day Wednesday, judging will be held in the General Exhibit Building as well as 1:00 p.m. judging poultry and rabbits in poultry building; 3:00 p.m. judging dairy and beef cattle in adult division; 5:00 p.m. judging dairy and beef cattle in junior division. -The General Exhibit Buildings will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mitchell Brothers Amusements will fur-, AGENDA Allen Parish School Board Regular Meeting, October 4, 1982 School Board Office, 5:30 p.m. 1. Approve minutes of September 7, 1982, regular meeting. 2. Approve authorized leaves and absences. 3. Approve payment of authorized bills approved by the Finance Committee on October 4, 1982. v 4. Recognize Mr. Benny Stalsby who wishes "to discuss the problems a contractor is faced with dealing with the superintendent." 5. Recognize Mrs. Bonnie Ardoin who wishes to discuss the following topics: a. The situation at the Elizabeth High School b. The possibility of any child in Allen Parish riding any bus to any school 6. Personnel changes a. Appointments 1. Brenda Cauthron, teacher Reeves 2. Eleanor D. Christianson, teacher Fairview 3. Matron for Oakdale High 4. Lunchroom worker Kinder Elementary b. Leave of absence without pay 1. Joy Welch, lunchroom worker Oakdale Elementary for the 1982-83 school year. 7. Consider adopting a resolution to urge the creation of a licensed practical nurse program at the Oakdale Vocational-Technical School. 8. Consider request of Leonard Dalton to tie into sewer line at Oakdale Elementary School. 9. Approve the following general fund loans to maintenance accounts: S.D. Ward 1 - $2,000; S.D. No. 3 $4,000; and S.D. No. 4 -$4,000. 10. Authorize the superintendent to solicit quotations on the following insurance, with quotations to be considered at the December 6, 1982, meeting: a. Automobile for board owned vehicles b. General liability c. Fire and extended coverage d. Boiler and machinery 11. Authorize advertisement for bids for the following: a. Fiscal agent for the period November 1, 1982, through October 31, 1983, bids to be accepted November 1, 1982. b. Activity bus for Oberlin schools 12. Consider change order for Oberlin Elementary School construction to include the following items: (1) concrete paving, (2) smoke barrier doors, and (3) miscellaneous work in existing classrooms. 13. Superintendent's report 14. Introduction of items by individual board members. 2, 1982 ONE SECTION nish the entertainment and there will be reduced prices for all the rides Wednesday night. ; Thursday there will be the 3:00 p.m. judging of horses, sheep, swine and feeder calves in the adult division; 5:00 p.m. judging of horses, sheep and swine in the junior division, and the General Exhibit Buildings will be open from 8:00a.m. to 10:00 p.m. , On Friday, at 11:00 a.m. there will be a huge parade through the main streets of Oberlin and Miss Allen Parish and her Royal Court will be one of the features of the parade. Mr. Alfred Tramel will be Grand Marshal. This is School Day and all prices for rides will be reduced. The General Exhibit Two Arrested On Burglary and Theft Charges Ricky Wolfe was arrested on September 23rd and charged with burglary and theft at the Loyd Byrd residence off of Ballard Road- on September 20th., Wolfe of Oakdale, is presently being held in the Allen Parish jail. Joseph Raymond Doyle of Oakdale was arrested on September 25th and charged with burglary and theft at the Rex Odom home east of Oakdale off Higway 10 on September 24th. He is being held in the Allen Parish jail. Both cases were handled through the combined efforts of the Allen Parish Sheriff's Department and the Oakdale City Police. The Oakdale City Police are investigating the vandalism of several cars Friday night, September 24th at the Oakdale High School. The cars belonged to students attending the Oakdale-Jennings football game in 1902-83 ACT As the new school year begins, more than one million high school juniors and seniors across the nation are preparing to participate in the ACT Assessment Program. The ACT Assessment, which consists of four academic tests that measure educational development and a detailed questionnaire that collects information relevant to educational and career planning, is recommended or required by more than 2,700 postsecondary institutions and scholarship programs. School guidance counselors recommend that students participate in the ACT Assessment Program during the junior year or early in the senior year, so their results will be available in time for use in planning for postsecondary education and careers. Students can obtain registration packets that contain all the information necessary to register and prepare for the Assessment from their high school guidance offices. The basic registration fee for the Assessment is $9.50. For 1982-83, ACT has established this test date schedule: Test . Registration Dates Deadlines October 30, 1982 October 1 December 11, 1982 November 12 February 12, 1982 January 14 April 16, 1983 March 18 June 11,1983 May 13 It takes about three hours to complete the four ACT examinations in English, math, social studies, and natural sciences. A sample copy of a full-length test is available in every high school Students who would like to have copies of additional tests may obtain them at cost from ACT. The ACT Assessment also includes a two-part questionnaire that students complete at home when they register. The questionnaire focuses on the student's interests, academic and nonacademic accomplishments, and ID. 401040 EIGHTEEN PAGES Buildings will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The first performance of the rodeo is scheduled for 8:00 in the evening. Saturday, the last day of the 1982 Fair has been designated at Senior Citizens' Day with registration for Senior Citizens at the Commerical Building from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A program is scheduled for them from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. with Mrs. Irene Kolb in charge. The second performance of the rodeo by Kinney Brothers Rodeo Company of Sulphur is set for 8:00 p.m. at which time Miss Allen Parish and her Court will be presented. The General Exhibit Buildings will be open on this day from 9:00a.m. to 12:00 midnight. Jennings and no arrests have been made at this time. . The Oakdale Fire Department had a -. busy week-end last week-end, beginning on Friday, September 24th when they answered a call at 11 :40 p.m. at the residence of Clifton and Rita Winn located just off Ballard Road. When they arrived, the attic was fully involved and the fire had spread to the rest of the house. No one was at home at the time and the home was a total loss. At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 25th, a lumber fire was reported, but the owners let it burn out and the fire department was not called out. At 11:44 p.m. on Sunday, September 26th, the fire department responded to a call at Sonny's Hangar II Lounge, where the interior was well involved in flames. The fire was contained in approximately 30 minutes. Mob vocational and educational plans and needs. Colleges use information from the ACT Assessment Program for academic advising, admissions counseling, course sectioning and placement, student services, and institutional research. ACT Assessment reports are sent to students, their high school counselors, and only those institutions and agencies specifically designated by the student. The ACT Assessment Program is a major service of The American College Testing Program, which has national headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa. The PSATNMSQT is the qualifying test for students who wish to participate in the nationwide scholarship competitions conducted by National Merit Scholarship corporation. Although students are permitted to take the PSATNMSQT more than once during high school for guidance purposes, they may compete only one time for scholarships offered by NMSC. The National Merit Scholarship Program, now in its twenty-ninth year, is open to all U.S. students who take the PSATNMSQT at the proper time during high school and who meet other published eligibility requirements. Since 1965, NMSC also has administered the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students, a compensatory activity in which only black students may participate. Participants in either competition for scholarships to be awarded in 1984 must take the PSATNMSQT in 1982. Detailed information about the Merit and Achievement Programs appears in the PSATNMSQT Student Bulletin, which eact student receives before the test, and in NMSC publications that are mailed to school administrators each fall. Students interested, contact your high school counselor. ji n - VSlUUVS)VHJViU u i I

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