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2A THE JENA TIMES Olla-Tullos-Urania Signal WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 M RI Insight Imaging, the leader in mobile agnostic Imaging. Together the and fixed-site diagnostic imaging solutions, serve hundreds of thousands is pleased to announce that Hardtner Medi- cal Center has signed an agreement with the healthcare company to provide full-time MRI Imaging) services supportin diagnostic imaging bile locations in more providing and surrounding The hospital has a history growth and is well known In order to ensure patients are able to re- ceive the proper diagnostic imaging services, Hardtner:Medical Center decided to MRI service availability from one day a toa full-time MRI unit. Selecting: Insight Imaging Service provider was a natural choice. According to Paul Mathews, ti0n at HMC, "Our hospital has made the in a manner that over 40 ostic services and and have first-hand with e quality of service "We are happy to extend and grow the re- continue lationship with Hardtner Medical Center and patients for years t::eii look forward to supporting l lent service throughout the years to comer stated Jim Varcarolis, d General Manager of Insight Imaging, bile Division. Insight Imaging, headquartered in Minne- apolis, Minnesota, is a provider of fixed site d mobile diagnostic imaging services. sight is currently merging with Special election Continued from page 1A workers, isurance, which in- cludes hospital, liability and workman's compensation. It als0 pays for the supplies, the equipment and the mainte- nance of it, which includes all bridge repairs, too." "Due to the increase cost to much needed road work, especially in the rural areas of the parish where the roads are really bad. This tax would give us the funds needed to accomplish this." "By passing this tax, you will be doing away with all road and bridge tax millages which are hurting our parish. As you know, LaSalle Parish had the second highest millage rates of all of this I just mentioned, in the state until just a few the road and bridge fnd and . months ago," he said. "At that warI funds cann 0 longer ac- commodate the needs of the parish," Francis said. "There- fore, we are asking for your help in passing this one-cent sales tax so we can get back time, all taxing bodies agreed to roll back their millages for 2012. This saved taxpayers more than $370,000, which was a great help to the prop- erty owners and businesses in IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS OF TH00:J0000A TIMES Several of our customers have been confused about parking in front of our ottce on Third Street in Jena because of the markings on the walking trail. Our customers are free to pull their vehicles upon the walking trail and park in the same manner as they always have in front of our building. The walking trail is used pri- marily after our office hours and customer parking will not have any adverse affect upon the use of the trail. Thanks for your support. The Staff at The Jena Times 1509 North Third Street DowntownJena the parish." Police jurors are constant- ly approached about the bad conditions of roads through- out the parish. This is an op- portunity for citizens of this parish to provide the Police Jury with necessary funding to make a major effort to im- prove parish roads. Taxpayers...00 Continued from p*'e : ner, L.P. (LaSalle Detention Facility), $9,107,840 as- sessed value, $1,372,096.10 in taxes. 2. Red Mountain Tim- berco, III (RMS Timber), $3,624,240 assessed value, $611,102.80 in taxes. 3. ANR Pipeline Com- pany, $3,239,420 assessed value, $515,969.64 in taxes. 4. XTO Energy, $3,087,690 assessed value, $511,996.29 in taxes. 5. Entergy Louisiana, Inc., $2,873,880 assessed value, $479,073.63 in taxes. 6. Gulf South Pipeline Co., L.P., $2,673,340 assessed value, $431,518.02 in taxes. 7. Garan, Inc., $2,367,720 assessed value, $413,096.12 in taxes 8. Justiss Oil Company, Inc., $2,027,940 assessed value, $339,842.07 in taxes. 9. CenturyTel of Cen- tral Louisiana (CenturyLink), $1,654,320 assessed value, $265,660.95 in taxes. 10. Texas Gas Transmis- sion Co., $1,461,930 assessed value, $239,670.94 in taxes. Parade... Continued from page IA 3179; Mickey Cockerham at 992-3461; or Karen Creel at 758-2729; or if you prefer, the JMA email address is JenaMe rchant sAs sociation(/i,hotmail. com. The Jena Merchants As- sociation began as sponsor of the parade in 2008 and is again serving in that capacity. JMA officials said this year's parade would have much to offer and something for every- one to enjoy for a fun-filled, action packed evening. Parade entries include the JHS marching band, cheer- leaders, dance line, numerous church floats, school groups, business floats, and many other entries. Grand Marshal The Jena Merchants As- sociation chose veteran Jena businessman W. B. "Bo" McCartney, Sr. as Grand Mar- shal for this year's parade. On December 29, 1922, Will and Lottie Hollaway McCartney welcomed the sixth of seven children to their humble family. William Bohman McCartney was born on a small dairy farm in Ura- nia. He was raised there on the farm, caring for the live- stock and selling milk on his way to school for 12V-cents a quart until his graduation from Urania High School in 1941. His first paying job was with J. B. Carpenter in the dry goods store where he worked six days a week for $10 a week. On Monday at noon, July 12, 1941 (the hottest day on record according to Bo), he started his oilfield career with Placid Oil Company with the beginning pay of 80-cents an hour. For the next five years, he was transferred back and forth between Placid and Hunt Oil Companies until he landed a job as a roughneck for Justiss-Mears Oil Compa- ny in 1946. In 1948, he says the Lord's plan had to be in motion for a beautiful young lady from a dirt poor North Mississippi farm to look twice at a piece of oilfield trash from a pine thicket in Urania. He mar- ried Ruth Morphis on March 1, 1948. They would go on to have three children - Bo, Jr., born in 1949, Joe, born in 1951, and Darrel, born in 1958. The couple had six grandchildren, T-Bo, Cameron, Jeannie Ruth, Sandy, Dariel, DeLana and one step-granddaughter and step-grandson, Kelsey Pen- nington and Dreyton. Mr. Bo and Mrs. Ruth were married and inseparable for 58 years until her death in 2006. After convincing three peo- ple to co-sign a $1,500 bank note for him in 1950, Bohman started McCartney Contract- ing Company. The company built oilfield locations for the drilling operations going on in the area. In 1960, Bo and J. F. Jus- tiss, Jr. purchased the local fuel distributorship in Jena and started W. B. McCartney Oil Company, and began with one truck, one employee, one bulk plant and two service stations. Today, McCartney Oil Co. has a fleet of trucks, around 50 employees, five bulk plants and provides fuel to over 50 stores throughout the state. While not wanting to be the one in the spotlight, Mr. Bo has been very active in his community and his church. He has been a deacon at First Baptist Church in Jena for over 40 years. He served on the LaSalle Parish School Board for 20 years and was selected to the Board of Trust- ees at Louisiana College. He has been a Mason for 70 years and a Shriner for over 60 years. He has been recognized on multiple occasions for his longtime support of the Shri- ner Hospitals for Children. These days, Bo's time is filled with visiting old friends, watching over his Longhorn Cattle on his ranch just south of Jena, and looking forward to his next trail ride on horse- back. Attakapas... Continued from page IA ing in Central Louisiana knew more space was needed to house troops, so Camp John Evans--the council's first camp, which was located in Glenmorawas sold and a 99-year lease for 33 acres was signed for the Trout location. Over the following three years, several buildings were built including the camp headquarters/first aid build- ing, dining hall, quartermas- ter building, several Adiron- dacks, and a Chapel, with formal dedication of the camp and buildings in May 1957, including the signing of the 99-year written lease. Over the years since 1954, anoth- er 143 acres was used by the Scouts but without a long- term lease. Negotiations began for the purchase of the 176 acres with a succession of owners of the property, culminat- ing in 2011 with a buy-sell agreement between the owner and the Louisiana Purchase Council, Boy Scouts of Amer- ica. The Council was required by the buy-sell agreement to purchase the entire 176 acres in three years, with one-third purchased on December 1, 2011, another one-third by December I, 2012, and the remaining one-third by De- cember 1, 2013. Shipp said the loan sign- ing is a significant milestone for the Council. "Our two councils (the Louisiana Purchase Council and the Boy Scouts of Ameri- ca) merged about six or seven years agof Shipp said. "To me this is the crowning glory of the two councils because we're all one now and we have a great new addition and it means so much." Shipp said through the work and contributions of lo- cal people, Camp Attakapas will be enjoyed by area youth in the future. "So many people in that area have done so much to keep the camp going," Shipp said. "Now it belongs to those scouts to be used for many years to come. In a press release, Coun- cil Attorney Bolen said one of the outstanding attributes of Boy Scouting is getting young boys into the great outdoors of our country. "It is there they learn as individuals and as part of a team to understand nature, ecology, animal life, plants and birds, conservation of our soil and resources, our vari- ous trees and forests," Bolen said. "They can observe na- ture, listen to the sounds of the outdoors, smell the earth while it is fresh, touch it, mold it, learn tracking, and on the beautiful waters of lakes and streams learn how to as well as enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, and rowing. Tracking around the woods, hiking along beautiful trails, and swimming, canoeing, and rowing on the waters of lakes and bayous, builds a healthy physical body." The Camp Attakapas com- mittee is now in the process of raising money for donations to be made to the Louisiana Purchase Council that will be set aside and dedicated to the upgrading of the buildings on the property as well as for the upkeep and maintenance of the 176 acres, and seeks donations from all individu- al Scouts and Scouters and businesses who see the ne- cessity of getting young boys in the great outdoors. Donations may be mailed to the Louisiana Purchase Council, BSA, 2405 Oliver Road, Monroe, Louisiana 71201, with a notation that the donation is for Camp At- takapas. For more informa- tion, visit www.louisianapur- chasecouncil.org. Skeleton... Continued from page IA from LSU Faces Laboratory gathered the remains and carried them back to Baton Rouge for a complete analy- sis. "We are hopeful that after the DNA tests are completed that they will be matched to a missing person on file in the Central Louisiana area," Sheriff Franklin noted. "It is believed that the person may have been missing for the past three to five years." He emphasized that the skeleton is not believed to have been that of anyone from LaSalle Parish, but may have been left here several years ago. The location is undisclosed and the investigation is still ongoing in the case. Further details will be announced as they become available. Check It Out! American Profile Full Color National Magazine Appearing Every Week in This Newspaper ee PRESENTED FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE BY THESE FIRMS: Bank of Jena JENA - OLLA - HOLLOWAY - LIBUSE A ME FOtO wvw.bank0f}ena.com *LENDER" , HIXSON BROTHERgl - JENA - Hades Smart, Mgr. LaSalle GERAUm'I['AL JENA, LA 318-992-9200 vo,.w.laalle,, neralh ospttai.c m OLLA-TULIA)s-URANIA SIGNAL Sammy J. 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