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August, 2023

  • 28 August

    Labor Day fireworks over Lake D’Arbonne

    The Chamber of Commerce will conduct a fireworks event over Labor Day weekend. “Labor Day Weekend Blowout” over Lake D’Arbonne is set for Saturday, September 2, beginning at approximately at 8:30 pm. The fireworks show will begin as soon after 8:30 pm as possible or when the sky becomes dark enough for fireworks to be fully appreciated.  Contact the Chamber …

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  • 28 August

    Statewide burn ban continues, is expanded

    The statewide burn ban put in place on August 7 by the Louisiana Fire Marshal continues, and this week Gov. John Bel Edwards expanded the ban to include fires planned by state agencies. Both bans will remain in force until further notice. The use of barbeque grills and fire pits for recreational cooking purposes are allowed and not affected by …

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  • 28 August

    Dia de la Familia festival seeks vendors and sponsors

    The 12th Annual Dia de la Familia is set for Oct. 13-14 in downtown Farmerville, and organizers are currently seeking sponsors and vendors.   The family friendly festival celebrating the Latino community of Union Parish will be held from 6-11 pm on Friday and from 2-6 pm on Saturday.  Interested food vendors, non-vendors, and information only vendors are all welcome …

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  • 28 August

    Labor Day fireworks over Lake D’Arbonne

    The Chamber of Commerce will conduct a fireworks event over Labor Day weekend. “Labor Day Weekend Blowout” over Lake D’Arbonne is set for Saturday, September 2, beginning at approximately at 8:30 pm. The fireworks show will begin as soon after 8:30 pm as possible or when the sky becomes dark enough for fireworks to be fully appreciated.  Contact the Chamber …

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  • 28 August

    Barbara Aim Perry Wilson

    October 15, 1938 – August 25, 2023 Barbara Ann Perry Wilson, 84, of Camden, Arkansas passedaway on August 25, 2023 at Ouachita County Medical Center. She was born on October 15, 1938 to Willie and Edna Walls Perry of Mount Holly, AR. Barbara retired from the Camden- Fairview School District after thirty plus years of service and was a member …

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  • 28 August

    Doris Lynn Knotts Baughman

    Doris Lynn Knotts Baughman, 84, died peacefully in the arms of her family on Sunday, August 27, 2023. Lynn was born August 21, 1939, to Walter Christopher Knotts and Doris Rutledge Knotts. Lynn was raised in Peck, Louisiana, where she was introduced to her love for cooking, bird watching, and the outdoors. She spent her formative years attending Wisner Elementary, Junior High, and High School. She earned her B.S. in elementary education …

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  • 28 August

    Judy Strickland

    Visitation for Mrs. Judy Strickland, of Farmerville, LA, was held Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 2:00PM at the Farmerville Church of Christ followed by services at 3:00PM and interment at City Cemetery in Farmerville, LA with Brother Bart Miller officiating. Judy Strickland was born April 29, 1946 and passed away August 27, 2023. Mrs. Judy was a loving mother, grandmother …

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  • 28 August

    Statewide burn ban continues, is expanded

    The statewide burn ban put in place on August 7 by the Louisiana Fire Marshal continues, and this week Gov. John Bel Edwards expanded the ban to include fires planned by state agencies. Both bans will remain in force until further notice. The use of barbeque grills and fire pits for recreational cooking purposes are allowed and not affected by …

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  • 27 August

    Barrios wins 2023 BCBS Angel Award

    Mary Barrios, Community Outreach Director for the Town of Farmerville, is a 2023 recipient of the prestigious Angel Award presented annually by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation to Louisianians who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and service tothe state’s children. Mary Barrios A press release announcing the award said, “The Angel Award specifically recognizes people who have …

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  • 27 August

    Jurors clash during emergency meeting

    Durrett accepts responsibility for approving unauthorized projects  By Luke Britt/Editor An emergency meeting of the Union Parish Police Jury’s road committee Tuesday became heated when Police Juror Ben Bridges accused fellow juror Dewayne Ramsey and Public Works director Tommy Durrett of orchestrating two recent projects in Ramsey’s district that violated Policy Jury policy and state law. According to Bridges, a …

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