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ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP winners were from left, Sophie Cooper of Delta Charter, Jaddah T. Johnson of Ferriday High, Meah Peoples of Monterey High and Matthew Cooley of Vidalia High. Not pictured, Jashayla Ch'Briele of Concordia Parish Academy.

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VIBRANT SUMMERTIME colors welcome visitors to the 139 Lee Avenue home of Sherrie Brister, which earned Vidalia Garden Club’s Yard of the Month honors for June 2022.   Deep red begonias line one side of the front sidewalk, with petite double red Knockout roses interspersed with golden Burford…

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TEVAH CARDNEAUX, left, a member of the Adams County Master Gardeners, met with the Vidalia Garden Club May 11 to talk about the importance of bees to the ecosystem. She noted the flowers, trees and other plants that attract bees and explained their characteristics and routines. She also shar…

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FERRIDAY MASONIC Lodge #390 recognized Delta Charter students, center from left, Clay Roberson and Joelee Dillard, both juniors. The award winners were nominated by the faculty, staff, and administrators at Delta Charter School and honored during the annual academic awards ceremony May 16. A…

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SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY imbued the April 13 meeting of the Vidalia Garden Club as members toured the home and gardens of Sunnyside Plantation in Natchez. Pictured on the home’s front steps are, front row, from left,  Cindy Galloway, Melanie Kennedy and Pam Morace.  On the back row are Kathy Ste…

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The Ferriday Garden Club awarded the Golden Broom for April to GG’s Uniform, LLC, located on Mickey Gilley Avenue. (GG stands for God’s Grace) Sandra Williams, owner holding broom, installed a new sign, keeps the storefront clean and litter-free, and added a welcome sign and flowers to fresh…

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Ferriday Garden Club held their annual Christmas luncheon on December 9, at the beautifully decorated home of Penny Gregg. Club members each donated food items for the Delta Mission and held a lively gift exchange.

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Jeffrey's Flower Shop was awarded the Golden Broom for the month of December.  His shop was festively decorated both inside and out.  The pots outside his shop are always planted and the sidewalk is kept neat and litter free.  Pictured is Tab Dore.  

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CONCORDIA PARISH School Board Superintendent Toyua Watson (left) was the guest speaker at the Ferriday Rotary Club luncheon on Dec. 2. She talked about operations of the parish school system. Shown with her is Rotary President Lesley Capdepon.

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LSU AGCENTER Assistant Extension Agent for Concordia and Catahoula Ana-Alicia Gouge spoke to the Vidalia Lions Club December 1. Gouge talked about bicycle safety and a 4-H Bicycle Rodeo scheduled for Vidalia early next year. (Photo by Joey Martin)

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The north entrance to Ferriday has a new look thanks to the hard work of the Ferriday Garden Club and Mayor Rydell Turner's dedication to making Ferriday more attractive.

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November 11 is National Veterans Day and this year it also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the entombment of the first Unknown Soldier, an unidentified casualty of WWI who represented all the unidentified and Missing in Action, the unaccounted for American soldiers lost on foreign soil…

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Members of the Ferriday Garden Club were honored with plaques from the Town of Ferriday at Ferriday Hall Tuesday. The plaques were in appreciation of the hard work and dedication to the beautification of the Town of Ferriday over the years. Ferriday Mayor Rydell Turner and board members Elij…

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CHIEF DEPUTY Tax Assessor Jeannie Archer was the guest speaker at the Sept. 2 meeting of the Ferriday Rotary Club. Archer discussed the operations of the Concordia assessor’s office. (Concordia Sentinelphoto)

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FERRIDAY ROTARY CLUB new officers for 2021-22 include, from left, Charlie Reeves, Vice President; Andy Anders, President-Elect; Lesley Capdepon, President; Joey Boothe, Past-President; and Don Tate Treasurer.

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JONATHAN WILLARD (left), shown with Ferriday Rotary Club President Joey Boothe, was the guest speaker on May 20 at Rotary’s weekly luncheon. Willard discussed organizing a Dream Hunt Foundation in the area. He said the non-profit foundation provides disabled youth with a guided hunting or fi…

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Ferriday Garden Club held their last meeting of the 2020-21 year on Thursday, May 13th at the home of member Dorothy Ulmer. The luncheon meeting included installation of officers for the 2021-22 year. Guest Official, Vidalia Garden Club President Cindy Galloway installed Mary Corley, Preside…

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TRINITY MEDICAL Marketing Director Brandy Spears was guest speaker at the Ferriday Rotary Club’s luncheon on April 29. Spears said the recently opened Trinity Medical facility will open its surgical unit in May, while the cafeteria is presently open for “grab and go” while dine-in is not ava…

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MISS VIDALIA 2020 Ryleigh Probst crowns 2021 winner Shyvlie Blaney Saturday night at the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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CONCORDIA PARISH 4-H’er Haskill Calvin spends some time with his Nubian goat, Darth Vader, during the 81st Annual Northeast District Livestock Show last week in Delhi. Seven 4-H members from Concordia Parish have qualified for the LSU State Livestock Show. See more Pg. ?? (Photo courtesy LSU…

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Seven Ferriday Garden Club members joined together at Louisiana Park on Louisiana Avenue in downtown Ferriday to plant trees in celebration of Arbor Day.  National Arbor Day is celebrated in April but Louisiana Celebrates it in January because this is a good time to plant trees in our area o…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Members of the Ferriday Garden Club added to the collection of native Louisiana trees at the Bayou Flag Park in celebration of Arbor Day 2019. Assisted by volunteers and the Town of Ferriday maintenance crew they planted Live Oaks, Maple, Cypress and Tulip Poplar on the bayou bank. Pictured …

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Spring has sprung and thanks to the following merchants, Ferriday is looking clean and free of litter. The Ferriday Garden Club judges surveyed the city limits and chose The Gift Box for the overall winner. The area was clean, neat, freshly planted and free of litter. A new merchant in town,…

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