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Local youth rack up ribbons in District livestock show

The Northeast District Livestock Show was held January 31st-Febuary 3rd in Delhi. Union Parish 4-H Exhibitors represented the parish well with bringing home several awards.The Union Parish 4-H Livestock Program is a unique opportunity to use animals and educational projects to enhance youth development. The main objectives of the program deal with the young people, not the animals. Participants learn about …

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Fishing Report

Glynn HarrisGlynn Harris is a long-time outdoor writer from North Louisiana and has won more than 50 writing and broadcasting awards during his 47 year career. BLACK BAYOU – The water is rising and a few crappie are showing up around the trees on shiners and jigs. Bass have been fair on spinners and swim baits. Contact Honey Hole Tackle …

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Deer habitat workshop scheduled for March 5

A free deer habitat workshop will be offered on March 5, 2024, at the Lincoln Parish Library in Ruston, Louisiana.Wildlife biologist and author David Moreland will provide tips and techniques to develop an ideal deer habitat on your land. Moreland is a retired wildlife biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He served as State Deer Biologist for …

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Crappie Masters tournament comes to UP Feb. 23

Lake D’Arbonne is the site of the second stop on the 2024 Crappie Masters Schedule as the best anglers from across the country get ready to battle it out for the guaranteed $20,000.00 prize purse February 23rd & 24th, 2024.The First Crappie Masters National Qualifier was back in January on Lake Talquin with the team of Ethan, Brayden and Mike …

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Fishing — therapy for a stressed-out world

Today’s news is often dreary and sad. Murders, drugs busts; conflicts abroad; you name it it’s all there on the six o’clock news. It’s enough to send us all scurrying behind barred windows and locked doors. The kicker, though, is a growing level of anxiety the general public feels about our own well-being.Psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists are seeing their business …

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The election police are coming

Alright all you Swifties. I have some bad news for you. When you go to the polls to vote for president on election day, no Taylor Swift hats or shirts will be allowed. This policy of cutting off poor Taylor’s paraphernalia will no doubt be in effect in a number of states across the country. Particularly in states where Republicans …

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Don’t worry, it’s going to be OK

Our beautiful country is in a dilemma. For that matter, our beautiful planet, that glowing blue sphere floating in space, is in a dilemma. Chaos is everywhere. Some say we are on the eve of destruction. Some will even say that even if changes are made there is no coming back from the abyss. The world is doomed; or is …

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Feb. recognizes risk of violence in teen couples

Editor’s Note: February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The following commentary was submitted by the Union Parish DART program. In 2010, Congress declared February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. It is a great reminder for DART, parents, caregivers and teachers to begin a conversation about preventing dating violence.We teach our children from a young age to be kind …

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Gates encourages UP students to apply for Sheriff’s scholarships

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program will award scholarships to worthy Louisiana students to assist with furthering their education and training.“We support education in Union Parish, and I encourage our students to apply for these scholarships,” said Sheriff Dusty Gates.There are no restrictions on the purposes for which scholarships are spent. The scholarships are not loans and will be awarded as …

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News Briefs

Grambling alumnito be honored Feb. 25The Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville will host a special reception on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m., to recognize Grambling State University honors graduates.The event, presented by the Grambling State University Honors College and Office of Continuing Education, will recognize selected local Grambling alumni who have graduated from the Honors College …

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