Town of Jonesboro Beautification Project catches area media’s eye

The ongoing Beautification Project being waged by the Town of Jonesboro continued this past week with the burning of two houses located at 320 and 328 Allen Avenue. The effort not only helped remove another pair of unsightly structures it also caught the eye of KTVE Channel 10  who filed the corresponding report below. 

JONESBORO, La (KTVE/KARD) -The town of Jonesboro is trying to fight the blight as part of their town beautification project. They are doing this by using an interesting method of setting dilapidated houses ablaze.

Leslie Thompson, the mayor of Jonesboro, gave insight into how they chose this method. “There are a lot of houses that are dilapidated and that needed to be demolished or burned, and we were trying to figure out some kind of way to address this issue. So what we did was enter into a collaborative agreement with the fire department to burn them down.

Brandon Brown, the town compliance officer, happens to also be the fire chief, so the plan was able to work perfectly for the town. “When I see one that’s dilapidated, we give the homeowners the choice. Hey, you can fix it back up, get it restored to get into compliance with the town, or we can come in and burn it.”

Brown also said that burning the buildings is perfect practice for his fire team. “The ones we can burn. My guys get hands-on training. It gets no better than that. My new volunteers get to see and work a structure fire. and it helps the home owners because a lot of it takes the burden off of them. “They couldn’t fix the home; they didn’t have the money to fix the home.”

The town has been focused on beautification for years Mayor Thompson said. “Jonesboro has been really focused on beautification and aesthetics for a long time. “This is not something we just started.”


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Tigers pound Pineville for second straight win

A couple of historic first’s led to a second straight victory for the improving Jonesboro-Hodge Tigers who pounded Pineville 20-10 this past Thursday evening. The contest against the visiting Rebels marked the first time in school history that a pair of Class 5A teams have visited Caldwell-Peacock Stadium in the same season. The pair of safety’s registered by the Tigers in the first half for the first time ever led to the win that improved the Tigers record to 2-3 in the final tune-up before district 3-2A play begins next week. 

“It was a good win,” stated head coach Terrance Blankenship. “We are starting to show signs of coming together.”

It was the domination of the ground game that proved to be the difference. Led by 140 yards on 27 carries from Ed’Tayvous Drayton the Tigers racked up a season best 225 yards on the ground compared to allowing just 16 yards on 16 carries to Pineville, who fell to 0-5 on the year. 

Another factor in the victory was the winning of the turnover battle for the first time all season. Not only did the Tigers hold a  3-2 advantage in the critical category, the J-H defense scored their first points of the year. 

It was the defense that got the Tigers on the board first when Demmerious Jones swatted a fumbled snap on a Pineville punt through the back of the end zone to give J-H a 2-0 advantage. the effort led to the Tigers getting the ball right back on the Pineville 44 yard line where Drayton put the finishing touches on a 5 play drive with a nine yard scamper into the endzone. Dominick Strickland capped the drive with a two point conversion run to give JH a 10-0 advantage. 

Pineville rallied to knot the score at 10-10 on a field goal and scoring pass setting up the historic second safety by the Tigers who once again capitalized on an errant snap. This time it was on a second down play from their own 13 after Dakota Knox had pinned the Rebels at their own 10 yard line with one of his four punts on the night that had a cumulative average of 34.2 yards per kick. 

The Tigers opened the game up in the early stages of the fourth quarter when Xavier Atkins gathered a Strickland pass in the left flats and raced his way for a 41 yard score. Another Strickland bull rush into the endzone for two upped the margin to 20-10. 

JHHS iced the game by embarking on a 16 play drive that took 8:12 off the clock in the final period. Drayton and Chase Leonard, who rushed for 65 yards on 13 carries on the night, did most of the damage as the Tigers methodically marched 70 yards before turning it over near the Pineville goal line to end the drive. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
JHHS (2-3) 10 2 0 8 20
Pineville (0-5) 0 10 0 0 10

Scoring:

1st Period: (JHHS) – Safety
1st Period: (JHHS) – Drayton 9 yd run, Strickland 2pt run
2nd Period: (PHS) – 24 yd FG
2nd Period: (PHS) – 18 yard pass, XP good
2nd Period: (JHHS) – Safety
4th Period: (JHHS) – Atkins 41 yd pass reception from Strickland, Strickland  2 pt run

JHHS Individual Stats Leaders:

Passing: Strickland (7-13-75 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT)
Rushing: Drayton (27 – 140, 1 TD), Leonard (13-65) Strickland (7-19), Jones (1-1)
Receiving: Atkins (2-51, 1 TD), Drayton (2-10), Bolds (1-9, Leonard (2-5)
Tackles: Atkins (10, 1 sack, 3 TFL), D. Jones (8, 2 TFL), Waters (4, 2 TFL)


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Part XII: Woody to Water! The Chronology of Caney Lake

NOTE: Today most people only know that Caney Creek Reservoir and Caney Lake State Park is considered one of the jewels of Sportsman’s Paradise, as the state is called. Few remember the countless trials, tribulations, pitfalls and roadblocks that had to be overcome or the role that Woody McDonald played in changing the woods into water. This week: Crown Jewel regains it’s luster!

As the new millennium rolled around so did a new chapter in the tumultuous saga of Caney Lake. The goal of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) which was to control the Hydrilla that was threatening to overtake the waterway had been achieved. Or perhaps it should be said OVERACHIEVED.

The plan had been for the grass carp, that had been introduced to the lake by the LDWF, to eat enough of the Hydrilla so that all involved would be happy. The way it was supposed to work was that property owners and recreational water enthusiasts would not have the boat lanes and launch areas choked off and the swimming areas would be clear but enough of the grass would be left so that the fishing wouldn’t suffer. It didn’t turn out that way.

Maybe if more patience would have been exerted and the original influx of carp had been allowed time to do their job, it would have worked out. Instead, the “knee-jerk” reaction to put a “double dose” of grass eaters into the lake resulted in the water thyme, as it is commonly called, to be virtually eradicated.

The reaction was mixed. For the lakefront property owners and general outdoor recreational enthusiasts, the elimination of the Hydrilla was a delight. With the invasive species of grass gone, boat lanes and swimming areas were once again clear, and the launching of watercrafts was made much easier.

To the chagrin of the fishing community though also gone were the days of state record sized Florida Strain bass being landed routinely. This caused a domino effect of doom as well on the lake related businesses that saw the number of patrons that visited dwindle too almost nothing.

“It was sad to see the lake go through the cycle it did,” reflected McDonald during his recent discussion with the Jackson Parish Journal. “It went from the pinnacle of popularity to not hardly any visitors.”

Ever resilient, McDonald and other locals refused to stand by and watch the “Jewel of the Piney Woods” lose its luster. Through the assistance of the Jackson Parish Tourism Board (JPTB), a campaign began promoting the Jimmie Davis State Park and the first-class amenities it provided. The Jackson Parish Watershed Commission (JPWC) also went work trying to come up with an idea that would bring back the boom days brought on by the plethora of state record bass being caught.

The first order of business was to reduce the number of carp in the lake. One way this was done through the introduction of bow fishing tournaments. This had a two-fold effect as it cut down on the number of “grass eaters” and also brought in a whole new group of patrons.

Efforts to better the infrastructure of the lake bottom and improve the breeding ground also took place. This had a great effect and once again state record entries started to be recorded, it just wasn’t in the largest bass ever caught area.

In the summer of 2001, Kenny Cobb saw his name enter the record books for bluegill, three times in one month. Two years later, Bobby Nola and Chet Tidwell saw their names etched in the Black Crappie category annals. Then in 2008, Darrell Womack and Ryan Daniel registered the third and fourth best Yellow Bass ever caught in the state.

Over the next decade, Caney Lake began to crawl its way back to the popularity it once had despite having the state park closed on occasion due to the destruction caused by tornadoes and hurricanes. Today Caney Lake is once again enjoying the popularity it once did and possibly even more so.

There are several factors that can be attributed to the impressive rebound that according to JPWC Vice President, Gary Joyner, resulted in over 77,000 people come to the what is now being referred to as the “Crown Jewel of Tourism in North Louisiana.”

Several factors can be attributed to this.

(1) Professional promotion! Through the collaborated efforts of the JPTB and Lieutenant Governor, Billy Nungesser, who works diligently in promoting tourism in the state, increased advertising of the amenities the lake and state park provide has resulted in droves of visitors flocking to Caney Lake and the Jimmie Davis State Park.
(2) Big bass are being caught once again. No, new state record entries have not yet been recorded but those weighing in “double digit” are once again routinely being caught. This is the result of the re-introduction of Hydrilla, this time in a controlled environment, that once again allows for the Florida Strain bass to grow to their enormous sizes.
(3) Glowing reviews from the professional fishing community! Perhaps nothing has done more for the regained popularity of Caney Lake than having the Pro Bass Tour hold one of their Major League Fishing tournaments on the lake last year. Many of the best anglers in the world who competed here, gushed profusely about the size and quantity of their catch, which at the time set new MLF records. The result is that MLF is returning in 2023, a rare occurrence as the circuit hardly ever comes back to a lake the following year, and BassMasters Magazine now ranks Caney Lake as the third best fishery overall in the southern/central region of the United States.

“I never imagined that things would turn out the way it did,” beamed McDonald when asked to think back on the efforts of a half century. “All we wanted was a local lake to go fishing in. What we have now is one of the premier spots for outdoor recreation in the entire nation.”

The list of people who are responsible for this is many and all deserve their share of accolades. None more so than the man who was honored by the Caney Lake Foundation this summer. Were it not for Woody McDonald, most likely there would never have been a Caney Lake. It was only fitting that the one who had a grand dream was named Grand Marshal of the 4th of July Flotilla Parade. He indeed is a grand man!


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Still time to sign up for CLCF Chili Cook-Off /Fall Festival on October 22nd

There is still time to sign up for the competition and reserve spots for vendor spaces at the upcoming 2nd Annual Caney Lake Community Foundation Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival to be held Saturday, October 22nd. 

Rules, online sign up and mail in forms for the event that will be held at 400 Spillway Road can be found by clicking here

Vendors will begin selling at 9:00am with chili sales starting at 12:00pm (noon)

First thru third place awards will be given as well as People Choice prized. 

The Caney Lake Community Foundation invites all to come out and support our community and local vendors. 

 


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School Board to review District and State testing data at Monday meeting


The Jackson Parish School Board will learn how area schools are performing this Monday, October 3rd when they hold their regular scheduled meeting for the month of October. Testing Coordinator, Amy Hay will present the local and state test data at the 11:00am session that will be held in the Central Office Meeting Room, located at 315 Pershing Hwy. in Jonesboro.

Board members Gerry Mims, Ricky McBride, Dennis Clary, Calvin “Bart” Waggoner,, Gloria Davis, Mary Saulters and Wade McBride will also hear from special guest visitor Carmecia Kimble. Additional business to be conducted is the approval of minutes from the September meetings and adoption of the various Committe Reports that are to be presented.

Jackson Parish School Board Meeting Agenda 

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Local 4-H and FFA members named Grand Champion at Winn Parish Broiler Show

Did you visit the Winn Parish Fair in Winnfield this week? If so, hopefully you stopped by the livestock barn to check out the projects that have been raised by the youth of our local communities. You could have seen anything from rabbits and ducks to goats, sheep, pigs, or even cattle. But, if you passed through on Tuesday September 27th , you may have seen something you haven’t seen in quite a while…one of the largest broiler shows in our area.

An amazing 37 pens of broilers were raised and exhibited by 4-H and FFA youth who represented schools throughout Jackson and Winn Parishes as well as Georgetown High School. These broilers were donated as chicks to our program by a local poultry company. The youth were able to take their chicks home and care for them for the past 8 weeks. Each young grower was responsible for providing the feed and water as they cared for their birds. They worked with their broilers, taming and culling, until they chose their best three pullets and/or their best three cockerels to exhibit at the Winn Parish Fair. After traveling to the fair grounds and cleaning up their birds, the young growers were ready for the judge to evaluate their pens.

During judging, the youth presented their birds to the judge who evaluated them for size, development, and uniformity across the pen of three. After choosing the top pens of both pullets and cockerels, the judge brought the top four pens back together to choose our Grand and Reserve Champion Pen of Three Broilers. The Grand Champion Pen of Three Broilers was exhibited by Abel McBride of Weston. The Reserve Champion Pen of Three Broilers was exhibited by Shelby Johns of Weston.

Following the Broiler judging, our youth participated in a Poultry Showmanship Contest. The exhibitors had a one-on-one interview with the judge and then presented one of their birds to him to demonstrate their ability to handle their birds.

Local Showmanship Winners:
Grand Champion Senior Broiler Showman – Alyssa Holland, Weston
Reserve Champion Senior Broiler Showman – Lindsey Jordan, Weston
Grand Champion Little Britches Broiler Showman – Shelby Johns, Weston
Reserve Champion Little Britches Broiler Showman – Reese Johnson, Cornerstone Christian

“Congratulations goes out to all our exhibitors and their families for their time and effort put into making the broiler project successful.” said Jackson Parish 4-H Agent, Kristina Bourgeois. “A sincere thank you goes out to all of our community members who support our local 4-H and FFA programs. We are building the future, making the best even better.

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New Book, Bayou D’Arbonne Swamp – A MUST READ!


I just finished reading an outstanding book, Bayou D’Arbonne Swamp written by retired
wildlife biologist, Kelby Ouchley and it got me thinking about the swamps and woods I grew up around in rural Natchitoches Parish.

The “swamp” that stands out most in my memory couldn’t really qualify as a swamp; it
was a little creek that coursed through the woods at the feet of beeches and oaks not far behind our country home. Molido (pronounced Molly-doe) was where I learned to swim. It was the creek where I landed my first bass, killed my first squirrel, was victim to my first and only snake bite.

Ouchley delves deeply into the swamp where he grew up and currently lives by “offering
a kaleidoscopic view of Bayou D’Arbonne swamp that reveals its unique past and distinctive flora, fauna and people”.

Five miles or so from where I grew up was a “real” swamp, one I spent untold hours on
hunting, fishing and exploring. Saline swamp – it really is a swamp – is a larger stream into
which my Molido empties and eventually makes its way on to the Red River which empties into the Mississippi River which eventually ends up in the Gulf of Mexico.

It was along a certain stretch of Saline that as a kid, we dunked live crawfish impaled on
a hook into the waters where the bottom was a mixture of sand and gravel. It was there where we caught what we called “smallmouth” bass when in fact they were Kentucky or spotted bass.

In his book, Ouchley really triggered my memory when he wrote about catching
“smallmouth” bass along Bayou D’Arbonne.

Another favorite activity in spring along Saline was wading out in the backwaters and
scooping up the making of some of the best jelly known to man, mayhaws. Ouchley writes about doing the exact same thing in his swamp with a descriptive term that makes my mouth water.

He writes “Mayhaws are small trees found in forested wetlands of the Southeast that produce a fruit used to make one of the finest jellies ever to grace a buttermilk biscuit.”

Let’s cut to the chase right here. Kelby Ouchley’s writing style, in my opinion, rivals that
of any writer anywhere when it comes to his gift of painting pictures with the written word. I have copies of his other books including the popular “Bayou Diversity: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country” that validate my point of view.

Here’s an example in sharing his thoughts after a beautiful indigo bunting had crashed
into the window next to his office.

“For tens of thousands nights I have slept in this place on the edge of the swamp as wild
geese flew south and wild geese flew north, wings rustling the pages of my calendar, and now that I have surpassed seven decades of a life that has included many migrations, individuals of all species seem more important. Maybe it’s a softening of my hard science outlook, or perhaps it is because I’ve had a couple of near window strikes myself that I made the effort to bury the indigo bunting beneath my favorite wild azalea. Purposefully.”

Kelby Ouchley knows the bayou D’Arbonne swamp so well because he lives on a hill
overlooking this place he loves. His background in working with wildlife all his life when
coupled with his attachment to the natural world his swamp reveals to him is a gift few enjoy.
To order your own personally inscribed copy of Bayou D’Arbonne Swamp, contact
Ouchley at this address – Kelby Ouchley, 106 Heartwood Dr., Farmerville, LA 71241. His e-
mail address is swamprabbit101@gmail.com. Cost of the book including shipping and handling is $34.15.

”Bayou D’Arbonne Swamp written by Kelby Ouchley is sure to create interest in area readers.” Glynn Harris photo

FISHING REPORT

BLACK BAYOU – A few bream have been caught around the grass on worms and crickets.
Bass have been best fishing plastic frogs around grass. Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information.
OUACHITA RIVER – The water is at pool stage. Crappie fishing is best fishing the tops in the
river with shiners or jigs. Bass are around the cuts and hitting shad imitations. For latest
information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE D’ARBONNE – Crappie fishing has been fair with best catches made in the flats just off the channel and deep sloughs on shiners or jigs. Look for the bass to be schooling and hitting shad imitation lures. Also some are being caught around the grass on fake frogs, Rat-L-Traps and topwater lures. Bream are scattered and fair while catfish are biting cold worms fished off the banks. For latest information, call Anderson Sport Center at 368-9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE – Crappie fishing has been improving with some really nice-sized fish
being caught along channel edges. The Isaac Creek area along with the Thousand Foot Channel are producing best. Shiners and jigs are both producing catches. Both bass and stripers are schooling around the lake and hitting shad imitation lures. Catfishing has been fair to good on set hooks using small bream for bait. Some are also being caught on yo-yos. For latest information, call Kel’s Cove at 927-2264 or Terzia Tackle at 278-4498.
CANEY LAKE – Some catches of bream are being reported on crickets or night crawlers. Bass are schooling with the size of schooling fish being in the 2-3 pound range whereas they had been running smaller. Shad imitation lures are working best. Crappie fishing has been fair to good fishing jigs or shiners around deep brush. No report on catfish.. For information contact Hooks Marina at 249-2347, Terzia Tackle at 278-4498 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE POVERTY POINT – Catfish continue to be about the only thing biting with an
occasional crappie being reported. No report on bass or bream. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318/878-0101.
LAKE YUCATAN – The water is quite low but fishing has been good for catfish and bass.
Crappie are best fishing around the old piers. For information, call Surplus City Landing at
318/467-2259.

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Jonesboro-Hodge Middle School to celebrate Homecoming this Tuesday

Homecoming 2022 will be celebrated at Jonesboro-Hodge Middle School on Tuesday, October 4th. Kicking off the full day of activities will be the presentation of the Homecoming Court during an assembly in the JHMS gymnasium at 10:00am.

At 5:30pm, the JHMS Tiger football team, under the guidance of first year head coach Trevaun Calahan, will attempt to even their record at 3-3 as they host Red River for their final game of the season.   


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Chamber of Commerce presents Christmas season window coverings for businesses

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Jonesboro but nothing compared to what it is going to look like after October 29th. That is when volunteers will descend on the Jonesboro Business District to help prepare for the annual Christmas Lights Festival. 

To allow area residents a “sneak peak” of what will be seen, Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce Director, Wilda Smith, has presented a sample of window cover that will be avialable for business owners. 

To volunteer to help with getting the town ready for the annual event, call JPCC Director, Wilda Smith, at 318-259-4693 or go by the office, located at 102 4th Street, during normal business hours. 


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Jackson Parish Merchants to host”Step in to Fall” on Monday, October 3rd

Join the merchants of Jackson Parish for the Annual “Step in to Fall” that will take place from 5:00-8:00pm on Monday, October 3rd. Stop by your favorite shops and discover new places to frequent. You will never know the treasures you can find and the friends you can see unless you take advantage of the opportunity to see what local businesses have to offer. 


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JP Sheriff’s Office sponsors active shooter class at Jackson Parish Hospital

This past week the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) sponsored an active shooter class for the Jackson Parish Hospital (JPH) . The class is part of a directive by Sheriff Andy Brown to provide training to our local businesses, schools and churches to have as much knowledge as possible for any type of event that might could happen, but pray we never have to face.  In additional partnership activities the JPSO now has a Deputy assigned to the Hospital at all times.


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Junior High Recap: QJH sends out 8th graders in style

No better way to finish a season than be undefeated. If you are lucky, this is something you witness maybe once in a blue moon. That is why it is easy to say that luck had nothing to do with the success of the Quitman Junior High Boys and Girsl Basketball teams this fall season. They were just down right good.

Both the boys and girls junior high programs beat Cedar CreelK this past Friday night to finish the season with a perfect 19-0. For the boys team, the victory marked back to back seasons without a loss. Along the journey, both squads won four tournaments. What makes the accomplishment even more impressive is that neither were really ever threatened. The latest victim not only suffered a defeat in the their second game of the year, they helped QJH send their 8th graders, who were honored before the game, out in style. 

Eight is great! Ending their Junior High basketball career without ever suffering a loss over the last two seasons is Brayden Martin, Taden Thomas, Shane Reed and Rylan Reynalds. A total of nine young ladies were also honored including Anna Leach, Emma Walker, Taylor Borland, Lanee Cheatwood, Morgan Cheatwood, Brooklyn Brown, Jana Potts, Briley Jones and Neshya Johnson. 

QJH 32 Cedar Creek 17: (Girls)Thie junior girls finished the season the same way they began it and for virtually every quarter played.  By holding their Lincoln Parish neighbors to under 10 points in every frame, it marked incredibly the 79th quarter out of the 80 p[ayed that Quitman didn’t allow double digits to be scored in a period. WOW! 
Anna Leach led the scoring with 12 points followed by 8 from Lanee Cheatwood and 6 by Hallie Kate Pullig. Emma Walker had four and Brooklyn Brown two to round out the scoring.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Quitman 4 12 6 10 32
Cedar Creek 2 4 3 8 17
QJH scoring: Leach 12, Cheatwood 8, Pullig 6, Walker 4, Brown 2

Quitman 63 Cedar Creek 16 (boys): The Wolverines saved the best for last as three players scored in double figures and nine scored in all as Quitman ended the season by scoring the most points of the year. A 26-2 advantage after the first quarter ended all wonder iabout the outcome. Shane Reed led the way with 14 followed closely by Brayden Martin and Taden Thomas with 11 and 10 points respectively. Asher Rhodes contributed a season best 8 points, Jack Thomas added 7 and Rylan Reynolds 5. Kaleb Maxwell, Kobie Williams and Mathew Odom also all scored two each.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Quitman 26 7 18 12 63
Cedar Creek 2 4 4 6 16
QJH scoring: Reed 14, Martin 11, T. Thomas 11, Rhodes 8, J. Thomas 7, Reynolds 5, Maxwell 2, Williams 2, Odom 2

Weston ends season with split against Doyline

Weston put a cap on their season by splitting with Doyline as the girls continued their late season surge with a 34-12 victory and the boys falling 40-25. By winning three of their last four the Weston girls end the year at 5-10 while the boys saw their season mark dip to 8-9 overall. 

Weston 34 Doyline 12 (Girls) Weston held Doyline scoreless in the first period and Carly Jo Griffin poured in a season high 18 points to help the Lady Wolves end the year on a positive note. Carlynn Waters scored six and both Baylee Brown and Marceal Gonzales added four points each. Davynee Bearden chipped in with two.  

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Weston 7 7 9 11 34
Doyline 0 5 3 4 12
WJH scoring: Griffin 18, Waters 6, Brown 4, Gonzales 4, Bearden 2

Doyline 40 Weston 25 (boys) Brody Tidwell scored 14 points in the first three quarters but Doyline outscored the Wolves 22-12 in the second half to stretch a five point halftime lead and saddled the Weston with the loss in the season finale. Ty Henderson added seven and both David Michael Gandy and Ashad Harris scored a basket each. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Weston 6 7 7 5 25
Doyline 13 5 10 12 40
WJH scoring: Tidwell 14, Henderson 7, Gandy 2, Harris 2


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Louisiana SNAP benefits increasing in October

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — SNAP benefits in Louisiana will be increasing starting Oct. 1 as the cost of food increases.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is increasing monthly allotments after reviewing data on food expenditures. A single-member household’s maximum benefit is increasing from $250 to $281 per month, according to the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).

SNAP benefit allotment increases according to household size:

1 – $281.00
2 – $516.00
3 – $740.00
4 – $939.00
5 – $1,116.00
6 – $1,339.00
7 – $1,480.00
8 0 $1,691.00

Each additional person: add $211.00


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Jackson Parish Library announces October activity schedule


The Jackson Parish Library announces the schedule for the month of October at both the Jonesboro and Chatham branches. Activities begin with Tween-N-Teen (TnT) “Grab-n-Go” crafts available at the Jonesboro branch beginning October 1st and end with the annual “Spooktacular” presentation, with this years theme of Alice in Wonderland on October 31st.

See below for October calender of events for both branches.

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