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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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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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THE CONCORDIA COUNCIL on Aging held its annual Christmas celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Ferriday Senior Center. Clients from Ferriday and Vidalia, staff members, board members and community volunteers attended. Pastor Robert Cook gave the invocation. Hattie Bethley, Lola Pryor, Vi…

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Thousands of twinkling lights, solemn Nativity scenes and many jolly Santas, snowmen, Disney characters and other holiday themes greeted the Vidalia Garden Club’s Christmas Lighting Contest Committee the evening of December 19th.

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RENA PITTS (center), chairperson of the Concordia Christmas Charity Fund 2018 Drive accepts a $1,000 donation from Delta Bank. Shown from left are Stephen Dawkins, Jennifer Freeman, Pitts, Mark Welch and Suzanne Staggs.

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FERRIDAY ROTARY Club member Billy Rucker received the Paul Harris Fellowship on Thursday at the Rotary Club meeting at Panola Woods Country Club. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris. He founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905, when they started eating…

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GUEST SPEAKER at Ferriday Rotary last week was John Cowan, Special Operations Group Commander with the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Department. Rotary President Scott Emfinger (left) presented Cowan, center, and Narcotics Detective Chad Fuqua with mugs following the meeting. Cowan updated the …

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The Ferriday Garden Club Golden Broom Judges toured the city limits of Ferriday in search of the businesses that were litter free, neat and clean. It was unanimous that the Ferriday Lower Elementary School was the winner for the month. The school faculty and, of course, the students are to b…

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The September Golden Broom was awarded to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Judges from the Ferriday Garden Club could not find one piece of litter, the flower beds were weed free and shrubs neatly trimmed on the church grounds. Honorable Mention went to the Ferriday Family Health Center on Serio…

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The Ferriday Garden Club visited Poverty Point, a World Heritage Historical site in West Carroll Parish recently. The impressive state historical site is a National Monument which has uncovered the facts of every day living for early native Americans. Excavation has unearthed valuable artifa…

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Members of the Ferriday Garden Club road the streets of Ferriday to find the winner of the May Golden Broom.  It was an easy decision when they drove by the Ferriday Presbyterian  Church. Grounds were neat and litter free.  Most improved went to the Concordia Parish Health Center on Mickey G…

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The Planting Pride Junior Garden Club sponsored by the Ferriday Garden Club held a meeting on March 15. The program was led by FGC member Jeanine Reeves. The emphasis for the meeting was focused on the students learning the importance of saving the Earth's resources by recycling, reducing an…

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FERRIDAY GARDEN Club President Sherrill Sasser, left, Nancy Hargroves, National Garden Club Inc. President and Lena Batemen, Ferriday Garden Club member and LGCF, Inc. President recently attended the LGCF, Inc. 84th annual convention.

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The judges from the Ferriday Garden club toured the city  limits of Ferriday to award the Golden Broom for April to the cleanest, well groomed Ferriday Business.  The overall winner was The Delta Music Museum and Arcade Theater.   The grounds were neat, freshly mowed and completely free of l…

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Ferriday Lodge 101 will be selling fish plates starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Each plate is $6. If you need delivery, please call Jimmy Price at 601-660-3742. The lodge is located at 504 Alabama Avenue in Ferriday.

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THE MARCH Golden Broom was presented to Ferriday High School, from left, Ricky Collins, asset. principal, Terry Brown, custodian, Oscar Stewart, janitor, Emma Houston, janitor and Quentin Calhoun, principal. The Ferriday Garden Club judges were amazed that with all the rain the business and …

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"A Sprinkling of Style", the Ferriday Garden Club's Spring Style Show and Luncheon has been announced and is scheduled for Friday, March 16. Tickets are now on sale.

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In 1842 a botanist's accidental omission led to the creation of terrariums. The Ferriday Garden club learned in an informative, interactive program on the subject at their January 11 meeting that Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, who was studying insect behavior, accidentally left a lid off of one of …

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Ferriday Lodge 101 will be selling BBQ leg quarters Saturday, Feb. 3 for $6 each. If you would like your plate delivered, please call Jimmie Price at 601-660-3742.

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After a night of competition for the title of Miss Vidalia, Miss Ada Morgan, was crowned the winner. The event is sponsored by the Vidalia Women's Club.

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THE JUDGES from the Ferriday Garden Club braved the freezing weather last week to award the January Golden Broom. It was a hard decision but the winner of the Golden Broom for January went to Young's Funeral Home. Accepting the award for Young's are from left, Craig Hawn, General Manager, De…

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FERRIDAY ELEMENTARY Planting Pride Junior Garden Club members make tangrams of a pelican at the close of their November meeting. Students are from left, Samireya Harris, Taborrius Hawkins, Taylor Brice, FGC member Nancy C. King, Tremiyah Kelly and Ambree Thompson.

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PLANTING PRIDE Junior Garden Club members  gather around their harvest prior to their November meeting. Students are from left, Tremiyah Kelly, Ambree Thompson, Armani Franklin, Samireya Harris, Bertram Zhang, TaBorrius Hawkins, Ferriday Garden Club member Anne Dyer, Jatavin Dobson, Taylor B…

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PLANTING PRIDE students, from left, TaBorrius Hawkins, Bertram Zhang, An' Nyra Lanies, Armani Franklin, FGC member Peggy June and Jatavin Dobson, learned all about bears during their December meeting.

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The Ferriday Garden Club held their Christmas luncheon at the luxuriously decorated home of Penny Gregg on Thursday, December 14. Members were treated to a delicious lunch prepared by hostesses, Penny Gregg, Lena Bateman and Sherrill Sasser before fellowship and a lively gift exchange. Each …

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DELTA CHARTER 4-H Officers representing the 4th and 5th grades are standing, from left, President Jude Sharp, Vice President: Kensleigh Powers, Secretary: Addie Johnson, Treasurer: Addie Case, Reporter: Ella Burnham, Photographer: Marlee Nelson, Photographer: Tennie Duncan. Kneeling from lef…

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Three Concordia 4-H youth represented Concordia Parish 4-H and Louisiana 4-H at the National 4-H Meat Identification Contest held recently in Kansas City, Missouri.   They were from left, John Garrett Patrick, Concordia Parish Academy; Sadi White , Concordia Parish Academy; Nicholaus Pryor, …

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Ferriday Garden Club members Lena Bateman and Penny Gregg are shown working with Danny Cupit (on ladder) and Robert Heidel of the Ferriday Fire Department to decorate downtown Ferriday. The Garden Club thanks the Ferriday Fire Department for their assistance as always. The beautiful candy ca…

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The December Golden Broom awarded by the Ferriday Garden Club recognized the year round efforts of Jeffery's Flower Shop on Louisiana Avenue in beautifying downtown Ferriday. The judges decided the Most Improved was Auto Zone and second place went to Ferriday Lower Elementary whose students …

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VIDALIA FOURTH Grade 4-H club officers for the 2017-18 4-H year are from left, John Duck, Parliamentarian; Molly Shirley, Vice President; Ali Welch, President; Kaiser Edens and Parker Dossett,  Service Learning Chairman and Stella Wilson, Photographer. Middle row, from left, Carter Hawkins, …

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The Vidalia Women's Club will sponsor, along with River Park Medical Center and Promise Hospital, an All God's Angel Tree located on the second floor of River Park Medical Center. The public is invited to participate by picking an angel off the tree.

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The Ferriday Upper Elementary Planting Pride group sponsored by the Ferriday Garden Club held its meeting on Oct. 19. FGC member Dianne Watson led the group in an informative presentation of facts about bats.

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