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4-H Spotlight

My name is Laney Broussard. I’m the daughter of Ryan and Sara Broussard of Linville. I am 16 years old, in the 10th grade, and homeschooled. I have been in 4-H since I was 9 years old. The last two years I have served on the Regional Leadership Board representing Union Parish 4-H. I started out showing pigs, goats, and …

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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. No report on bass. Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information. …

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Rack hunting can sooth deer season withdrawals

Here’s hoping your deer season was as successful as you hoped it would be. If you have been sitting down to meals of chicken-fried backstrap steaks or a tasty roast or found your breakfast of eggs tasting especially good with rounds or links of venison sausage on the side, you have for sure been successful.If you’re anxiously waiting for a …

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A presidential message for the ages

Man has marched off to war for thousands of years. It is almost as if going to war was a right of passage for young men. For many it was a volunteer decision to save a country from invasion or raise a person’s position in society or even to have an adrenalin rush of adventure by marching off to war. …

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Seeking the ‘Hallelujah yes!’ moments

Take a moment to ponder: What’s that one thing that, when it happens, makes you want to shout, “Hallelujah – yes!” and fight the urge to do a fist pump? 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’ll bet if you take a minute, you …

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Being broke is not the same as being poor

There is an enormous difference between someone who is broke and someone who is poor. Being broke refers to a current financial situation. Poor, however, is a state of mind.The person who is broke can rectify their circumstances by improving their finances. As a solution, they seek to change their behavior in ways that improve their finances. There are countless …

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D’Arbonne Woods announcesSocial Studies Fair Winners

D’Arbonne Woods Chater school recently held the middle school 6th-8th grade Social Studies Fair.Winners in the competitions seven categories include:Anthropology1st place: Audrey Brown2nd place: Braylin Smith, Emmalane Shaw, Makenzee Canterberry, & Makenley Leggett3rd place: Kenzlie Issac, Sunni Riser, Abigail CastillioEconomics1st place: Grant Halley, Jaxson Roberson, Jacob Hobbs, & Miguel Garcia2nd place: Henslee Albritton & Avery Brantley3rd place: Lawson Culver & …

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DWCS Spelling champs

Winners of the D’Arbonne Woods Charter School Spelling Bee included: Division 1 First Place, Maverick Tucker; Second Place, Jesper Lemoine, Third Place Everett Kavanaugh. Division 2 First Place, Lucy Vocker, Second Place Melodee Carr and Third Place, Conner Craig.

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News Briefs

Union Black Heritage Festival coming up The 31st Annual Union Black Heritage festivities kick off Friday with the annual Black Heritage banquet, 6:30 p.m. at the Willie Davis, Jr. Recreation Center, 116 Cox Ferry Rd. in Farmerville.The annual Black Heritage Festival will occur the following weekend, Feb. 16-17 at the courthouse parking lot in Farmerville.Banquet tickets are $35 per person …

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BCBS sale will impact consumers statewide

From news serivces reportsState officials are continuing discussions of a possible $2.5 billion sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, a non-profit health insurer used by nearly half of the state’s residents, to a much larger for-profit insurer based in Indiana.A legislative committee held a nearly eight-hour meeting Monday to consider the proposed sale of Blue Cross and …

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