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A deer in the headlights is less common in LA than other states

It may surprise you to learn that Louisiana drivers have a much lower chance of striking a deer than drivers in other states. That’s a statewide fact, but this time of year in some of our rural communities it probably seems completely bogus. The insurance company State Farm tracks vehicle-animal collision rates nationwide, and the company estimates that Louisiana drivers …

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Winter weather requires extra caution by older adults

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather, including hypothermia, frostbite, and falls in ice and snow. Like most things in life, it is better to be prepared. Here are a few precautions everyone should take, especially older adults, during the winter. Hypothermia Hypothermia occurs …

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When Marion Played Sports – Laying a Foundation 

By Jackie HuntContributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the ninth installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. The early to mid-1970s was a time of program building for Marion High School. Although the school was just a small lower classified school, it did not take long to see there was …

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John Christopher Jones

Funeral services for John Christopher Jones, age 21 of Farmerville, LA, were held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Darbonne Church of Christ. Michael Fox will be officiating. Burial followed at Post Cemetery in Farmerville, LA under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.  John was a 2020 graduate of Union Parish High School and was a member of …

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Rita Faye Case Halley

Farrar Funeral Home Farmerville, La. Funeral services for Mrs. Rita Faye Case Halley, age 85 of Farmerville, LA, was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Antioch Baptist Church with Bro. Rubin Weaver and Bro. David Byrnes officiating. Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Mrs. Rita was preceded in death by her …

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Patricia Ann “MiMi” Daw

Patricia Ann “MiMi” Daw, 84 of El Dorado, AR passed away Thursday, October 12, 2023, at the South Arkansas Regional Hospital in El Dorado, AR Patricia was born May 27, 1939 to the union of John DiFronzo and Ruth Melvin DiFronzo. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 44 years, Thomas Daw and a grandson, Cole …

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Time to Dust Off Your Black Bear Recipes

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. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission is expected to vote at their November meeting on whether our state will schedule a hunting season for black bears in 2024-25.             There are those, …

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LDWF Considering Establishing A Black Bear Season

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. I saw my first black bear in Louisiana several years ago when I was on a deer hunt in Madison Parish. My host had dropped me off at my deer stand for an afternoon …

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A Little Planning makes for Great Trophy Photo

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. The second happiest moment for me as a hunter occurred when I went to the photo shop and picked up pictures of my buck of a lifetime. My happiest moment, obviously, was when I …

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