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Editor’s Note: Second-graders at Vidalia Elementary School wrote letters to CoVid-19 as a writing project. Letters were randomly selected for printing in the newspaper but all the students' letters are included below:

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VIDALIA LOWER Elementary Pre-K student Ryleigh Jones celebrated the letter D week at school by talking to a dinosaur named Robert. Ryleigh is the daughter of Ethel Williams. (Photo courtesy Susan Mingee)

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LYREHC CAGE was recently recognized the Vidalia Lower Elementary’s Top Accelerated Reader. Lyrehc is the daughter of HuCheryl Walker and Brady Page. She was a 2nd grader in Ms. Joanna Bernard’s class during the 2019-2020 school year. Lyrehc read 343 AR books, and earned 219.3 points with 98%…

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FERRIDAY HIGH senior Khylyn Lewis takes a water break during football practice Monday, the first day of official football practice in the state. High schools are still awaiting a decision from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on the upcoming season. Meanwhile, Concordia Parish …

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A BOAT pushing two barges heads down the Red River as it passes the mouth of Black (at right) in lower Concordia Parish on Sunday. The photo was taken from the Concordia shore at Delhoste. The sandbar in the distance is located on the banks of Catahoula Parish. On the left side of photo is A…

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IT WAS a steep climb for this tractor operator mowing the Mississippi River mainline levee along Highway 15 south of Vidalia on Tuesday. (Concordia Sentinel photo)

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THE SIXTH ANNUAL Liberty Loop paraded Lake Concordia July 4 with approximately 30 boats participating. America’s birthday celebration started Friday night with a fireworks show from the Stubbs pier. All boats lined up at the north end of the lake to motor south, ending the day with a piano c…

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Graduation ceremonies are slated at four parish high schools next week, according to Superintendent Whest Shirley.

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FERRIDAY ROTARY Club officers elected last week include, from left, James Lee (past president), Don Tate (secretary-treasurer), Lesley Capdepon (president-elect), Joey Boothe (president); and Andy Anders (vice-president)

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JOEY BOOTHE was sworn in on June 25 by Rotarian Billy Rucker as the new president of the Ferriday Rotary Club.

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CONCORDIA PARISH SHERIFF Kenneth Hedrick displays a plaque honoring his many years in law enforcement. Hedrick is completing his second term as sheriff.

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The 2020 Lake St. John Flotilla and Blessing of the Fleet The 27th annual Lake St. John Flotilla sails Saturday July 4 at 2 pm from the north side of the lake.

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CLYDE RAY WEBBER, Concordia Parish Clerk of Court, shows his plaque he received while being honored for more than a half century of service.

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RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN took to water and the bank on Saturday at lakes and rivers across the region. These fishermen tried their luck at the Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge. (Concordia Sentinel photos)

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A RAINBOW appeared over rain-soaked ground late Monday. This photo was taken at Lee Bayou in Catahoula Parish looking south toward Clayton along U.S. 425. Rainfall was heavy at times throughout the region as tropical storm Cristobal passed through. The National Weather Service at Jackson, Mi…

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RAY BROWN (left) and Arthur Lee Brown stand by a wall of Ferriday High graduate pictures located in front of Ferriday High. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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THE 154th Memorial Day Parade went on as scheduled Monday butdifferent this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Rather than walk, mostparticipants crossed the Mississippi River Bridge from Vidalia to Natchez intheir cars. However, some walked and rode their bicycles. (Photos by Wes Faulk)

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THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, shown here in a view looking south from the top of the bridge at Vidalia, stood at approximately 50 feet on Tuesday, two feet above flood stage. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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A SIGN commemorating Vidalia High School Class of 2020 hangs for all to see (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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In a world where most things have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, graduation will actually come two weeks early for 123 Practical Nursing students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC).

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VIDALIA LOWER Elementary teachers rode around Vidalia on Friday (April 17) to wave to their students during the coronavirus. Waving to the teachers are, from left: Emma. Breanna and Landon Vest. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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DELTA CHARTER senior football, softball and tennis players were honored with a parade around the school's athletic facilities Thursday (April 16). Family and friends drove through the facility honking their horns at the seniors. All stayed in their cars. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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KEJUANE BATES' police cruiser, VP-29, was parked at the entrance to the municipal complex the last several days.  Wreaths and letters to the family were left at the vehicle.

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ALLIGATORS OF all ages and sizes blocked the road while enjoying the weather in Tensas Parish on Sunday. (Photo courtesy Head to Toe Photography)

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Drivers of approximately 30 vehicles parked in the Riverland Medical Center on Friday while others surrounded Merit Health Natchez and Riverbridge Specialty Hospital in Vidalia for "Prayer Over the Hospitals."

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VINTAGE CARS lined up the Vidalia Riverfront on Saturday for the Sixth Annual Cruising for a Cure Relay for Life Open Car Show. The show included a trip to Delta Music Museum for a movie and to the Sonic Drive In. All money raised goes to Miss-Lou Relay for Life. (Sentinel photos by Wes Faulk)

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DELTA MUSIC Museum Director Linda Gardner was guest speaker at the Ferriday Rotary Club luncheon last week, Feb. 26. She said the museum is sponsoring Debby Campbell and her band, Adamas, on March 14 at the Arcade Theater. Campbell’s tour titled, “A Story Teller Series,” is a tribute to her …

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VIDALIA LOWER Elementary held a Mardi Gras parade Friday morning. King Lucas Crain ruled over the parade. (Sentinel photo by Wes Faulk)

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AN AFTERNOON with style and class is forecast for the 2020 Ferriday Garden Club Style Show and Luncheon on March 18, at the Arcade Theater in downtown Ferriday. The Beauty of Nature will be outshone by the lovely models from community businesses who will display the fashions of Katie's Ladie…

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SATURDAY WAS a beautiful day for the Vidalia Mardi Gras parade. The event featured lots of beads, colorful attire and excited onlookers. (Sentinel photo by Wes Faulk)

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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 …