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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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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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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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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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