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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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MONTEREY HIGH held a “See You at the Pole” event on Friday, Sept. 14, for a time of prayer at the school. Another “See You at the Pole” will be held Oct. 25.

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Ferriday Upper has been named one of the “Top Growth” schools in the state, according to a report released last week by the Louisiana Department of Education.

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CECE MANNING, a member of Lake St. John’s Exercise Group, donated school supplies to Ferriday Lower Elementary School. Shown with Manning to accept the supplies were, from left, Marcelle Miller, Sandra Burton, Manning, and Amanda Gill.

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CELEBRITY READER Assit. Distict Attorney Austin Lipsey, standing in back, spoke with Monterey third graders recently about the different branches of government and the responsibilities of citizens. The students are from left, front row, Talon Mathis, Kaden Bordelon, Gunner Beard, Payton Surr…

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Deadlines are at hand to apply for the Ben Green Memorial Scholarship, according Jeanine Herrington of the Ferriday Rotary Club’s Scholarship Committee.

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The Grambling University Choir entertained Ferriday High School students during a Black History Month program on Monday. Leading the group was Natorshau M. Davis, Assistant Professor of Vocal Music/Choral Director. The choir’s origin dates back to 1947. (Photos by Rhett Powell)

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FERRIDAY JUNIOR High celebrated Black History Month with a program on Monday. Fred Marsalis was the guest speaker. Dorothy Parker was honored upon her retirement from the parish school system. (Photo by Rhett Powell)

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FERRIDAY ELEMENTARY Planting Pride Junior Garden Club members make tangrams of a pelican at the close of their November meeting. Students are from left, Samireya Harris, Taborrius Hawkins, Taylor Brice, FGC member Nancy C. King, Tremiyah Kelly and Ambree Thompson.

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PLANTING PRIDE Junior Garden Club members  gather around their harvest prior to their November meeting. Students are from left, Tremiyah Kelly, Ambree Thompson, Armani Franklin, Samireya Harris, Bertram Zhang, TaBorrius Hawkins, Ferriday Garden Club member Anne Dyer, Jatavin Dobson, Taylor B…

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PLANTING PRIDE students, from left, TaBorrius Hawkins, Bertram Zhang, An' Nyra Lanies, Armani Franklin, FGC member Peggy June and Jatavin Dobson, learned all about bears during their December meeting.

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The third grade students in Mrs. Dee Dee Cooper and Mrs. Pam Ganey’s classes at Monterey High School have been adopted by the Black River Heritage  Club.   The club has provided school supplies for the students and classroom supplies for the teachers.  Our students wanted to show their appre…

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DELTA CHARTER participated in the First Lego League State Championship Tournament Saturday, Dec. 16, at Jesuit High School in New Orleans. Delta Charter was among 60 teams from around the state that participated in the project, core values, and robot design competition. Delta Charter receive…

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DELTA CHARTER 4-H Officers representing the 4th and 5th grades are standing, from left, President Jude Sharp, Vice President: Kensleigh Powers, Secretary: Addie Johnson, Treasurer: Addie Case, Reporter: Ella Burnham, Photographer: Marlee Nelson, Photographer: Tennie Duncan. Kneeling from lef…

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Three Concordia 4-H youth represented Concordia Parish 4-H and Louisiana 4-H at the National 4-H Meat Identification Contest held recently in Kansas City, Missouri.   They were from left, John Garrett Patrick, Concordia Parish Academy; Sadi White , Concordia Parish Academy; Nicholaus Pryor, …

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VIDALIA FOURTH Grade 4-H club officers for the 2017-18 4-H year are from left, John Duck, Parliamentarian; Molly Shirley, Vice President; Ali Welch, President; Kaiser Edens and Parker Dossett,  Service Learning Chairman and Stella Wilson, Photographer. Middle row, from left, Carter Hawkins, …

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THIRD GRADERS from Mrs. Pam Ganey and Mrs. Dee Dee Cooper's class at Monterey High School recently completed a unit of study on the Poverty Point Indians. Mr. Tony Ganey gave a presentation to the class about the Poverty Point Indians and showed different arrowheads and artifacts.  The stude…

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The Ferriday Upper Elementary Planting Pride group sponsored by the Ferriday Garden Club held its meeting on Oct. 19. FGC member Dianne Watson led the group in an informative presentation of facts about bats.

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Monterey High School will present their Homecoming court at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 and again at 5 p.m. Representing the high school are from left, Ava Brown-9th grade, Gracie McNeely-9th grade,  Emily Guillot-10th grade, Sarah Jane Gray-10th grade, Mallory Barlow-11th grade, Rhonda Cross-11th grade,…

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The 2017 Monterey Homecoming Courts will be presented at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. and again at 5 p.m. Representing the junior high are from left, Aubrey Powell-6th grade, Rylie Murray-6th grade, Storm Edwards-7th grade, Hannah Hitt-7th grade, Madison Green-8th grade, Allie Lipsey-8th grade, Maddi…

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A SOCIAL for principals and members of the Concordia Parish School Board was held prior to the board’s Oct. 12 regular meeting. Supt. Whest Shirley said the gathering was also an opportunity for the board and new administrators to visit. Shown are, seated from left: Chreyl Probst, School Boa…

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The 2017 Ferriday High Homecoming Court consists of senior Kiersten Burns, senior Brentasia Hawkins, Queen Tiniya Swamson. King Nick Pryor and senior Nikiya Clark. Second row: Junior Timmya Woods, senior Lewis Matthews and sophomore Chenlez McCray. Third row: Freshman Cherish Turner, sophomo…

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    The students in Mrs. Pam Ganey and Mrs. Dee Dee Cooper’s third grade classes at Monterey High School recently completed a unit on electricity and kinds of energy.  As a culminating activity, Mr. Buddy Watson from Concordia Electric, gave a presentation on safety with electricity and powe…

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Ferriday High School class of 1979 will have a class reunion meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Brown Place on Doty Road.

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Historic Jefferson College, the birthplace of the Mississippi, will kick off a two-day bicentennial commemoration with free barbeque plates, live music, and Native American dancing on Friday, Sept. 15, at its second annual Reveille.

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