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Covington, La. — Many young people involved in livestock shows in Louisiana have grown up around animals. But one 4-H’er who has no history of being around animals is now succeeding in the world of livestock shows.

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 I came across a beautiful display of calla lilies when visiting a local nursery recently. They were so striking, grouped together with vibrant colors of yellow, white, red, purple and burgundy flowers against their large, glossy, deep green, slender, arrow-shaped leaves. 

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Warmer weather means Louisiana gardeners will soon be preparing for spring planting. Many are already anticipating that first opportunity to begin work in their gardens and flower beds.

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Japanese magnolias are in bloom everywhere right now, possibly signifying an early spring. It’s one of the most strikingly beautiful blooming trees this time of year. 

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A group of Franklin Parish residents and area churches recently came to the aide of an elderly resident when they discovered she was living in deplorable conditions.

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Robert Finley, Winnsboro native and America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, will be performing in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 26.

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FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER Board of Commissioner Jan Hicks cuts the cake in celebration of the hospital’s 50th anniversary Tuesday morning. FMC marked the event with speakers and history of the facility along with lunch. Pictured above are (from left) Board of Commissioner member Jesse Young, D…

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The First Baptist Church of Winnsboro will host a community-wide event featuring a Texas singing group, The Steel Magnolias, who will present a fully choreographed concert of Southern Gospel music on Saturday morning, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m. There is no charge for the concert, the public is i…

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Delta Music Museum is set to have an active first quarter in 2020 with several special and regular events planned, including a performance by Glen Campbell’s daughter and her band.

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LSU recognized 1,986 graduates at the university’s 300th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 20. The 1,986 degrees awarded is a new record for LSU’s fall graduation. The fall graduating class represented 55 Louisiana parishes, 42 states and 39 foreign countries. The youngest graduate was …

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A SPECIAL and poignant “unveiling” took place at the Old Post Office Museum this week in preparation for the upcoming “I Do I Do” exhibit.  Karla Wiggers and her daughter Mary Bess are seen unboxing Wiggers' wedding dress from 1982 to share as part of the exhibit which will showcase wedding …

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THE PRINCESS THEATRE is the winner of the 2019 Old Post Office Museum (OPOM) Christmas Tree exhibit. Pictured above Kay LaFrance, director of OPOM, (left) shows Nelda Emfinger, Princess Board member, (right) past winners listed on a plaque. Other Franklin Parish businesses participating in t…

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A total of 770 degrees were awarded to 764 graduates by the University of Louisiana Monroe for the Summer and Fall 2019 semesters. The Commencement Ceremony was Dec. 14 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. President Nick J. Bruno, Jr., Ph.D., conferred the degrees. The keynote speaker was Louisiana Commi…

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Friends and family joined the graduates of the University of Louisiana Monroe on Saturday, Dec. 14 for the Summer/Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony in Fant-Ewing Coliseum. A total of 772 degrees were awarded.

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What started as a hobby for John Dupree, now has expanded to a strong “sideline” business and being chosen to serve on a statewide board.

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Jeannette Thompson was recently honored at a reception in Franklin Parish Library’s community room for her 47 years of dedicated service on the Library’s Board of Directors.

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MASTER SGT. Emma Jones Blackshire, senior Army instructor for Franklin Parish High School’s JROTC program, Brian Gunter, principal of FPHS, and members of FPHS’s JROTC program donate items to the Blue Star Mothers of Northeast Louisiana Chapter Six. (Sun photo by Joe Curtis)

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Special Reindeer Games will be held at the Crockett Point Baptist Church gymnasium Dec. 3 and is sponsored by the Franklin Parish School Board- Special Education Department.

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Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are one of the most popular winter and Christmastime plants. They can be found this time of year in retail outlets and florists and now even in grocery stores. The gorgeous display of bright red against dark green foliage is the perfect combination to matc…

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As the holidays approach, most minds will become focused on that special meal. But food safety and portion control should also be high on the list of priorities for this time of year.The holidays are the time of year when turkey can be found on tables around the country. Without careful prep…

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NEARLY 30 PEOPLE gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the opening of Crowville Park and its centerpiece, a stainless steel Love sculpture. The iconic pop art image by American artist Robert Indiana is featured in many larger cities such as New York, New Orleans and Philadelphia. The sculpt…

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