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Mary Jo Gates

Graveside services for Mary Jo Gates, 93, of the Crossroads Community will be held at 2:00 Monday, May 20, 2024 at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction and care of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville, La. Rev. Eugene Brown will officiate. Mary Jo was born May 14, 1931 in Union Parish and passed away May 17, 2024 at her home …

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Patrick Hendrix

Services celebrating the life of Patrick Hendrix will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, Louisiana with Bro. Rubin Weaver officiating.  Graveside services will follow at Liberty Hill -Taylor Cemetery in Farmerville, La. The family will receive friends and family at Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Friday, May 17, 2024 from 5:00 …

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AJ Smith

Services celebrating the life of AJ Smith will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at Hopewell Baptist Church, Laran, Louisiana with Bro. Dewayne Ramsey officiating.  Graveside services will follow at Farmerville Cemetery in Farmerville, La. The family will receive friends and family at the Church preceding the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. He was a member …

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Fishing Report

BLACK BAYOU –Bream are bedded and biting crickets and worms around the trees. Crappie are around the trees and are fair on shiners and jigs. Bass are fair on spinners, Chatter baits and crank baits Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information. BUSSEY BRAKE – Bass have about done spawning and have moved off the banks. Best lures …

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Kids just want to catch fish

Catelyn shows off one of the fish she caught. Whether or not they continue it later in life, kids – virtually all kids – want to have the opportunity to catch a fish. They may lose interest soon after the initial experience but the desire to watch a bobber go under and to feel the tug on the line is …

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So what’s wrong with this

Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be reached by email at thelouisianaexplorer@yahoo.com. Several years ago I wrote about the disfunction that was sweeping over the legislative branch of our federal government. This disfunction that was occurring during the Obama administration dealt with not working together for the nation; throwing off the …

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Jelly jubilation: my culinary celebration

Sallie HollisSallie Rose Hollis is a native of Rocky Branch and retired Journalism Professer from Louisiana Tech University. Contact her at sallierose@mail.com. I’m just way too excited about this. I know I am. But I don’t care. Week before last I finally got me some mayhaw jelly. The morning after I obtained it, I popped the lid off one of …

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Union Upcoming Events

Stampede Days Rodeo on May 17, 18Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18Featuring LIVE music from the Kyle Thompson Band! Gates open at 5pm.Calf ScrambleLadies Steer Chasin’Mutton Bustin’If you love rustlin’, tustlin’, rootin’, and tootin’, then the Stampede Days Rodeo is the weekend activity for you!Do you like Barbecue? Does thinking about smoking hot food make you hungry? On May …

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News Briefs

Stampede Days Rodeo on May 17, 18Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18Featuring LIVE music from the Kyle Thompson Band! Gates open at 5pm.Calf ScrambleLadies Steer Chasin’Mutton Bustin’If you love rustlin’, tustlin’, rootin’, and tootin’, then the Stampede Days Rodeo is the weekend activity for you!Do you like Barbecue? Does thinking about smoking hot food make you hungry? On May …

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Five years later, fighting for Ronald Greene

On May 10th, 2019, Ronald Greene was killed in a terrible encounter with the Louisiana State troopers. Five years later, on Friday, May 10th, 2024, the public gathered in solidarity for the injustices that occurred that fateful night just five years ago. But what exactly happened that late Spring night in 2019? And how have the public responded to it? …

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