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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 …

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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)