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Learn about the histories and unique varieties of cornbread in African and Native American culture with Chef Jarita Frazier-King of the Natchez Heritage School of Cooking on Tuesday, February 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Frazier-King will lead a culinary …

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Learn about the histories and unique varieties of cornbread in African and Native American culture with Chef Jarita Frazier-King of the Natchez Heritage School of Cooking on Tuesday, February 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Frazier-King will lead a culinary …

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Sponsored monthly shows by Jesse Dale Middleton and Avery Micheals bring crowds from all points of the compass to Delta Music Museum’s Arcade Theatre on a monthly basis, said Linda Gardner, Delta Music Museum director.

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Ferriday Garden Club celebrated Arbor Day by planting two Bald Cypress trees in Bayou Memorial Park.  These trees were also planted in memory of one of our founding members, Marjorie Vogt.

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THE WHITAKER Eye Clinic was the winner of the February Golden Broom. Their roses were trimmed and the area around the property was free of litter.  It was an obvious choice given the effort to keep their grounds neat with a busy clientele . The Office of Dr. Huey Moak and Sonny’s Pizza each …

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Ross Ellis Lipsey, who goes by the recording name of Ross Ellis, was relaxing with his family in Monterey last week when a bit of business interrupted family time for a few hours.

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JIM BROWN, former state senator and statewide official, was guest speaker at Ferriday Rotary last week. Here, he signs his most recent book (My Louisiana Odyssey) for Rotarian Barry Maxwell. Brown also spoke at the Vidalia Library later that afternoon. The book is available at the Delta Musi…

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Three members of the Ferriday Garden Club judged the businesses inside the city limits of Ferriday for the winner of the January 2020 Golden Broom. It was a hard decision but the overall winner was The Westlake Housing Complex. The Westlake office yard was freshly mowed, free of litter with …

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CONCORDIA PARISH ACADEMY Students of the year are from left, John Garrett Patrick, 12th grade, Caroline Rout, 8th grade and Cameron Yearby, 5th grade. (Submitted photo)

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MONTEREY HIGH SCHOOL third grade students honored their school resource officer, Deputy Blaine Paul for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  We appreciate his dedication and service to our school and community.  Third graders are front row, from left, Dalton Wiley, Eli Green, Emmitt Book, Bren…

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THE BEAUTIFULLY decorated home of Penny Gregg was once more the wonderful welcoming location for the Christmas luncheon of Ferriday Garden Club. The ladies donned their festive apparel and enjoyed a mid day lunch and spirited gift exchange on Thursday, December 12. It was good to see many me…

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VIDALIA LOWER ELEMENTARY has been collecting canned goods for the last several weeks to help the Food Bank of Central Louisiana support families in the local community. Pictured are second graders Brayden Phelps, Benton Swillie, Daniel Santoyo, Jayden Carter, and Cruz Biglane helping VLE Ass…

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Toys and groceries acquired through donations made to the Concordia Christmas Charity Fund will be distributed on Dec. 21 at 8 a.m. at the Ferriday High School cafeteria, according to Rena Pitts.

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The students in Mrs. Dee Dee Cooper and Mrs. Pam Ganey's third grade classes at MHS attended the Black River Heritage Club Christmas meeting on December 10.   The club has "adopted" the third grade classes and gives them school supplies and holiday treat bags during the year.  The third grad…

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FERRIDAY GARDEN CLUB was honored to serve as Grand Marshall for the Ferriday Christmas Parade held Saturday, Dec. 7. Those riding in the Grand Marshall car were from left, Peggy June, Treasurer: Joy Irvin, Vice President; Lena Bateman, Deep South Director; Penny Gregg, Dorthy Ulmer;  Mary Sm…

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AN EARLY morning fog covered part of Lake St. John on Tuesday as temperatures dipped to 29 degrees. (Photo by Kay Taylor)

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CHILDREN WATCH the floats and participants pass by during the Vidalia Christmas Parade on Sunday. The theme for this year’s parade was "A Hometown Christmas." (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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THANKSGIVING ARRIVES this week as the colors of fall began to peak  

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VIDALIA HIGH students Kaylee Cooley (left) and Cayley Weatherly position a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Friday during Vidalia High's veteran's program. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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CONCORDIA PARISH Academy Robotics team placed first in the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament held at Nichols State University in Thibodaux on November 10. The theme was City Shaper, How Can We Improve Our Community. CPA's project was on the Ridgecrest Water System. Robotic team members a…

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DESPITE THE RAIN and wet weather, the judges from Ferriday Garden Club toured the streets inside the city limits of Ferriday to award November’s Golden Broom winners. Palmetto Plaza RV Park was the overall winner with no litter, freshly mowed grass and a neat appearance even on the busy Hwy.…

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THE FERRIDAY GARDEN CLUB gave a big salute to all veterans by placing 200 small American flags at the base of the Blue Star Memorial Marker, located at the Bayou Memorial Park on Hwy 84 in Ferriday. The Blue Star Memorial Program is sponsored by the National Garden Club, Inc. The park was es…

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YZ EALEY performs during the Delta Museum Hall of Fame program in Ferriday this weekend. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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FORMER GOV. Edwin Edwards (center), who turned 92 in August, was the guest speaker at the Ferriday Rotary Club meeting last week, Oct. 31. The governor discussed his political life and also signed copies of Leo Honeycutt’s biography on Edwards (Edwin Edwards Governor of Louisiana). Shown wit…

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DELTA MUSEUM Director Linda Gardner presents Hezekiah Early a plaque commemorating his induction into the Delta Museum Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday night. Early is a blues drummer, harmonica player and vocalist from Natchez. The late William Haney was also inducted. Haney, owner o…

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CONCORDIA PARISH Deputy Walter Mackel (shown with his wife, Pamela) was recognized at a reception honoring all law enforcement personnel at the Concordia Parish Library in Vidalia on Friday. Mackel was wounded in the line of duty earlier this year. The Ferriday Garden Club, Vidalia Garden Cl…

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BILL SARGENT portrayed Joseph Sargent, who once operated a ferry across the Ouachita River in Harrisonburg, during the Spirits of the Hill event last weekend. The event raises money for the repair of headstones in the cemetery.

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William Haney and Hezekiah Early will be inducted into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame in a ceremony scheduled Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m.

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SUNSET OVER the Mississippi River was captured Oct. 24 from Natchez Under the Hill. (Photo courtesy by Susan Mingee)

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THE FERRIDAY GARDEN Club has placed an anti-litter display in the Ferriday branch of the Concordia Parish Library to start a campaign against litter. A power point presentation -- based on a book “The Wartville Wizard” by Don Madden – will be featured in area schools. Copies of this book wil…

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FERRIDAY ROTARIAN James Lee, center, was named a Paul Harris Fellow last week. Lee, president of Ferriday Rotary is also pictured with Paul Harris Fellows, from left, Pat Hazlip, Don Tate, Johnny Taylor, Bob Sasser, Lee, Barry Maxwell, Jeri Sue Tosspon and Billy Rucker. The Paul Harris Fello…

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Special exhibits will be presented at the 12th annual Black & Blue Civil War Living History Program on Oct. 26 at Historic Jefferson College in Washington, Miss., according to organizer Ser Seshsh Ab Heter-CM Boxley.

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Vidalia Little Cheerleader Heidi Tyson, left, performs a cheer before the Vidalia-West Ouachita game Friday night. Looking on from left are: London Vaughn, Leah McCoy and Vidalia cheerleader Sara Couture. 

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Vidalia Junior High School JAG (Job’s for America’s Graduates) specialist Ronnie Calhoun has been honored with the JAG-Louisiana High Performer Award.

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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)