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A Love Program will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, for Sister Ena and Brother L.J. Jackson at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, Moose Lodge Road, Concordia Park, Vidalia. Rev. Christopher Robinson, Pastor.

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MEGAN TAUNTON updated members of the Ferriday Rotary Club last week on Aiden's Light and the upcoming second annual Go Gold Gala. Aiden's Light, a non-profit foundation focused on DIPG and Faith, was formed after Taunton’s daughter Aiden Hilie Taunton was diagnosed with DIPG at the age of th…

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On July 3, 2019, members of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc . attended the dedication of a Blue Star Memorial Garden and flag raising ceremony at the entrance to the city of West Monroe, La.

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Kimberly Jackson admitted she has tossed and turned in her sleep in anticipation of the first day of school Friday.

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BRIAN GUNTER, pastor at First Baptist Church in Pollack and the Director of Outreach for the Right to Life, spoke to the Ferriday Rotary last week. Gunter a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theology Seminary recently opened Cenla Pregnancy Center in Alexandria. (Concordia Sentinel photo)

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The up and coming summer concert of Concordia Parish Library will be at Concordia Bank in Vidalia with a “Tribute to Patsy Cline” performed by Kim Dewitt, Rod Payne and Carvil Avis on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m.

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FERRIDAY ROTARY CLUB new officers for the upcoming year include, from left, James Lee, President; Scott Emfinger, Past-President; Joey Boothe, President-Elect and Don Tate, Treasurer. Not pictured Lesley Capdepon, Vice President. (Concordia Sentinel photo)

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Elizabeth Watson, a student at Tensas Academy, has been selected to represent Louisiana as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

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Brian and Terri Kinder are coming from Little Rock, Arkansas to Concordia Parish Library to kick off this year’s Summer Reading program on Thursday, July 18, with “A Universe of Stories.”

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THE 2019 Lake St. John Flotilla and Blessing of the Fleet was held Saturday, July 6, with Richard Prescott serving as grand marshal. Participants and spectators enjoyed good food and drink as well as fireworks. This float --NOLA No Call/Saints Get Robbed -- was an award winner. (Photos by Jo…

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FIREWORKS LIT up the night during the Vidalia Beautification Committee’s Annual Fourth of July Festival. (Photo courtesy Wendy Lancaster)

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ON LAKE ST. JOHN, spectators waived flags and smiles during the annual Flotilla. (Photo by Joe Curtis)

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Flotilla 2019 is a celebration of 27 years of Flotilla festivities. The first flotilla was a small, spontaneous event that grew to become a grand extravaganza, with bigger boats and cash prizes.

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U.S. Navy veteran Lawrence Joseph “LJ” Menard recently recalled decommissioning ships and trading sugar for beer during an interview at the state Department of Veterans Affairs' Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings.

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Excuse me, did someone put the heater on? It’s getting hot out there, and summer officially began on June 21, the summer solstice. We are fortunate in many ways to live in a state that allows a year-round growing season for flower and vegetable gardens, and south Louisiana is considered to h…

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WALTER TIPTON, executive director of the Natchez Convention Center, was guest speaker Thursday, June 6, at the Ferriday Rotary Club. Tipton discussed tourism and how conventions and meetings are an important part of the industry. He also mentioned the proposed Interstate 14 that would follow…

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Concordia Parish Library and the Concordia Bank & Trust Co. announce the return of “Lady Chops”-Elizabeth Vidos on Tuesday, June 11, at the Vidalia Library at 10:15 a.m. and at the Ferriday Library at 2 p.m.

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ST. JOSEPH, La. – The Louisiana Office of State Parks will officially open new overnight accommodations on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Lake Bruin State Park.

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Delta Charter graduates Skylar Bolyer and Kierra Neal walk off the football field Friday after graduation. (Photo by Wendy Lancaster)

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Concordia Parish Library will host a book signing for Concordia native Marguerite Martin Gray on Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at the Ferriday Library. Mrs. Gray will discuss her latest book, “Draw Me To Your Side,” which will be the fourth in the series “Revolutionary Faith”. 

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A LARGE CROWD withstood the rain to hear Bishop Gunn perform at the Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil Saturday on the Natchez Bluff. Lead singer Travis McCready belts out a song to the crowd. (Photos courtesy Wendy Lancaster)

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"Staycation" and "Feed Your Soul" were common terms heard Friday at the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center as part of National Travel and Tourism Week last week.

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The Ferriday Rotary Club presented Ben Green Scholarships to four high school seniors during its weekly luncheon on May 9.

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GUEST SPEAKER at Miss-Lou Relay For Life was Lacy Bryan. Bryan is the mother of Lilly-Anne Bryan, who was diagnosed with stage III, high risk nueroblastoma at four years old. After lengthy treatments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Lilly-Anne is classified as no evidence…

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STUDENTS FROM the Concordia Parish Academy of Math, Science and Technology made a field trip to Concordia Parish Library to learn about Summer Reading.

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CONCORDIA PARISH Library and Concordia Bank & Trust Co. presented “Classic Broadway” on Thursday, April 25, at the Concordia Bank. The O Sole Trio featured Erin Shields, Giuseppe Spoletini and David Shenton.

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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 …