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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)

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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)