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Members of the Ferriday Garden Club added to the collection of native Louisiana trees at the Bayou Flag Park in celebration of Arbor Day 2019. Assisted by volunteers and the Town of Ferriday maintenance crew they planted Live Oaks, Maple, Cypress and Tulip Poplar on the bayou bank. Pictured …

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Spring has sprung and thanks to the following merchants, Ferriday is looking clean and free of litter. The Ferriday Garden Club judges surveyed the city limits and chose The Gift Box for the overall winner. The area was clean, neat, freshly planted and free of litter. A new merchant in town,…

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The third grade students in Mrs. Dee Dee Cooper and Mrs. Pam Ganey's classes recently participated in their annual "Biography Party."  The students chose a biography to read, wrote a report, created a costume, and orally gave a speech about the person.  After the program, a reception was hel…

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The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation will showcase the Town of St. Joseph and Tensas Parish during its Spring Ramble, on Saturday, March 23. This one-day tour of nine historic sites will include private homes, churches and local landmarks.

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Ronnie and Barb Crum of Ferriday announcement the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Lindsey Leigh Crum to Jonathan Thom Bailey of Central.

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Vidalia High School 11th grader Deondrais Boxley is among eight state students chosen as a recipient of the 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards, according to Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.

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Tyanna Rasberry of Vidalia and Anthony Rasberry of Meadville, MS announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Michelle Rasberry to Chason "Reid" Simpson, son of Garry and Jan Simpson of Vidalia.

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Third graders in Mrs. Dee Dee Cooper and Mrs. Pam Ganey's classes at Monterey High School celebrated the 100th Day of school on Wednesday, January 30.  The students wore 100 items on their shirts, made 100 day crowns, and enjoyed activities dealing with the number 100.  For a community servi…

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PAGES FOR the Miss Vidalia Pageant this past weekend performed for the audience. (Photos courtesy Wendy Lancaster)

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Entrepreneurs and small business owners are encouraged to attend the Starting and Financing A Small Business workshop at 9 a.m, Wednesday, Jan. 30. The workshop, hosted by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will occur in Room 117 of Stub…

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SELECTED AS Principals of the Year for Concordia Parish schools are, from left, Betty Marsalis, Elementary, Ferriday Elementary; Nancy Anders, Middle School, Concordia Parish Academy; and Dena Hale, High School, Monterey High. (Photo courtesy Sarah Caviness)

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NAMED AS Teachers of the Year in Concordia Parish are, from left, Tanner Parker, Middle School, Monterey High; Fabienne Bennett, High School, Ferriday High; and Amber Passman, Elementary, Monterey High. (Photo courtesy Sarah Caviness)

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Joe and Kim Dallalio of Vidalia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Callie Riggs Dallalio to Seth Marlin Hughes, son of Bill and Janet Hughes of Vidalia.

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DO YOU know the people in this photo? Loranzo Andrews said this week that the woman at far right is his grandmother, Annie Beatrice Irvin, but he doesn’t know the identities of the others. He knows the photo was taken in Ferriday but not the specific location. Andrews believes the picture wa…

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THE CONCORDIA COUNCIL on Aging held its annual Christmas celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Ferriday Senior Center. Clients from Ferriday and Vidalia, staff members, board members and community volunteers attended. Pastor Robert Cook gave the invocation. Hattie Bethley, Lola Pryor, Vi…

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Thousands of twinkling lights, solemn Nativity scenes and many jolly Santas, snowmen, Disney characters and other holiday themes greeted the Vidalia Garden Club’s Christmas Lighting Contest Committee the evening of December 19th.

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RENA PITTS (center), chairperson of the Concordia Christmas Charity Fund 2018 Drive accepts a $1,000 donation from Delta Bank. Shown from left are Stephen Dawkins, Jennifer Freeman, Pitts, Mark Welch and Suzanne Staggs.

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FERRIDAY ROTARY Club member Billy Rucker received the Paul Harris Fellowship on Thursday at the Rotary Club meeting at Panola Woods Country Club. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris. He founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905, when they started eating…

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THE CONCORDIA Parish School Board honored outgoing board members during a reception following its regular meeting Dec. 13. Two of the outgoing members are pictured above – Marilyn Campbell (center left) with 20 years service, and Cheryl Probst (center right) with eight years service. Also re…

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Beets and other root crops thrive and produce well in winter Louisiana vegetable gardens. (Submitted photo)

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The vegetables we grow in Louisiana during the cool season are some of the most delicious and nutritious that our home gardens can produce. Many of the vegetables that we planted in late summer and early fall are ready to harvest or will be soon. It is important to harvest vegetables at the …

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THE VIDALIA marching band led the Vidalia Christmas Parade on Sunday. (Photos courtesy Wendy Lancaster)

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More than 50 students attended the LSU AgCenter Southwest Regional Agricultural Career Day on Nov. 29 to learn about career options available to them after they finish their education.

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AgMagic, the LSU AgCenter premier agricultural exhibit, made its debut in central Louisiana Nov. 14-15, welcoming more than 800 third-graders to the State Evacuation Center in Alexandria.

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GUEST SPEAKER at Ferriday Rotary last week was John Cowan, Special Operations Group Commander with the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Department. Rotary President Scott Emfinger (left) presented Cowan, center, and Narcotics Detective Chad Fuqua with mugs following the meeting. Cowan updated the …

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The Louisiana Baptist Convention (LBC) has honored Jonesville native and former First Baptist Church of Vidalia pastor Dr. Ralph Webber as Louisiana Retired Pastor of the Year.

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Poverty Point World Heritage Site is offering a ranger-guided hike around the 402- acre prehistoric site on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 a.m. 

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Curb Records chart-topping country music star Dylan Scott is giving back to his hometown community in a big way on Nov. 17, hosting and headlining his inaugural BAYOU STOCK fundraising music festival in Sterlington.

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The pit crew, from left, Eddie Crow, Justin Stanley and Wayne Branton were busy smoking the delicious sausage served at the annual Ferriday Rotary Club Pancake Supper. Held at the Ferriday Baptist Church, the Rotary club raised monies to be used throughout the year for their projects. (Senti…

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TICKET PLEASE! Don Tate Ferriday Rotary Secretary, left, and Rotarian Barry Maxwell, prepare for the annual Rotary fundraiser held last week Nov. 1. The event was held at the Ferriday Baptist Church. Monies raised during the event is used throughout the year for the club's projects. (Sentine…

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TOMMIE WAGLEY, 6th grade student at Vidalia Junior High, was presented a certificate and a Kindle Fire at Thursday's School Board meeting. Tommie had a perfect score of 850 on her 5th grade ELA LEAP assessment test. Pictured with her are Superintendent Whest Shirley and her 5th grade ELA tea…

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The Ferriday Garden Club Golden Broom Judges toured the city limits of Ferriday in search of the businesses that were litter free, neat and clean. It was unanimous that the Ferriday Lower Elementary School was the winner for the month. The school faculty and, of course, the students are to b…

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THE FERRIDAY Homecoming Court was presented Friday night at the Ferriday-General Trass game. Members of the court are, front row from left: Miss Trojan Kaytlyn Smith, Miss Senior Dai'ashton Dragg, Queen Diamond Johnson, Senior Princess Zakeria Williams and Mr. Senior Jimmie Lee. Back row: Ju…

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Participants learn how to “Score High on the ACT” during a presentation by Stephen Collins on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Ferriday Library.  Part two of this class will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Ferriday Library beginning at 9:30 a.m. Collins gives tips and techniques to better th…

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MEMBERS OF the Ferriday High 2018 Homecoming Court are, front row from left, junior Brierra Johnson, senior Bryan Washington, Homecoming Queen Diamond Johnson, senior Katlyn Smith and freshman KeAnna Lewis. Second row: senior Zakeria Williams, freshman Sharone Finister, King Larry Scott, jun…

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The September Golden Broom was awarded to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Judges from the Ferriday Garden Club could not find one piece of litter, the flower beds were weed free and shrubs neatly trimmed on the church grounds. Honorable Mention went to the Ferriday Family Health Center on Serio…

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