The Jackson Parish Journal is pleased to add a new Classifieds section where you can post items for sale, offer job opportunities, professional services, etc… Cost per post is $10.00 per week and can be submitted by email at or by text to 318-480-1206.

For Sale:

5.06 acres of land (Price Reduced) – located one mile East of Jimmie Davis Tabernacle on Hwy. 542, Beech Springs Road, Quitman, LA.  Call (706)745-3933 for more information.  

Church Bus – Jonesboro-Hodge United Methodist Church is selling small Bus that is equipped with Handicap accessibility. Engine work needed. Contact Paul Sterns for more information at (360) 399-8347.  

Book for sale – “The 100 year history of JHHS football” – An in-depth, year by year review of each season that includes names of players from virtually every year and individual/school records. Cost is $25.00 per copy plus $3.00 shipping and handling. To place your order, call 318-480-1206.

Help wanted:



Boy Scouts of America – For boys in 6th grade through 18 years old. For more information contact: Dawn Slezak at (713) 824-1772.

Cub Scouts of America – For boys and girls in Kindergarten through the 5th grade. For more information contact: Dawn Slezak at (713) 824 – 1772.

Services offered:

Harris Yard Beautification – Professional Lawn Care provided at reasonable rates. Call Greg at (318) 245-2349

A1 Honey Do, LLCBoat house, deck building and repairs. A Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). For estimates contact Mark Droesser, Owner at 318-366-7598 “We do what your honey can’t do”.


Public Notices:

Jackson Parish Recreation District Board Meeting Minutes

July 20, 2020

Jonesboro, Louisiana

The Jackson Parish Recreation District met in regular session on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon in the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, 182 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members Present: Mr. Brent Barnett, Mr. Ricky Cash, Mr. Brandon Lamkin, Mr. Rodney Potts, Mr. Sullivan Stevens and Mr. Chris Womack. Absent: Mr. Jeff Hairston.

The President, Mr. Barnett, called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Mr. Cash and Mr. Barnett led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mr. Barnett opened the floor for public comments. Mr. Fred Tolar commented that 8-10 golf courses have closed due to the cost to maintain them and the outdoor pavilion would get a lot more usage and make more money than the golf course. Mr. Barnett moved on to the next item on the agenda.

Motion Mr. Cash seconded Mr. Womack to approve minutes and financials (June). All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Nathan Crace, Watermark Golf, presented his findings for the golf course renovation program.

Motion Mr. Barnett seconded Mr. Potts to reject all bids for the LWCF tennis courts. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion Mr. Womack seconded Mr. Cash to table concession stand proposal until next board meeting. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Paul Riley, engineer, discussed with the board plans to construct an outdoor pavilion. The budget would include $278,000 from the State and $250,000-$400,000 from the Police Jury, both amounts to be verified. Depending on the Police Jury match, the Recreation District would have to borrow or match with cash between $1.872 to $1.722 million in order to construct entire pavilion.

Motion Mr. Barnett seconded Mr. Potts to move forward with the outdoor pavilion project and give Mr. Steven Gatlin permission to talk to the State Bond Commission. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion Mr. Cash seconded Mr. Womack to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor with the Town of Chatham for 4 trash receptacles, 4 surface mount pedestals, 4 picnic tables and concrete for pads in the amount of $8287.01. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Tommy Smith gave board update on some of the ongoing programs at the sports complex including baseball/softball season and archery.

Ms. Rebecca Williams gave board update on the golf course including membership and banquet rentals.

Next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 17, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, Jonesboro.

Motion Mr. Barnett seconded Mr. Cash to adjourn meeting. All in favor. Motion carried.


Chatham, La. 71226

August 3rd, 2020

The Ward 3 Fire Protection District met for its regular meeting Monday,August 3rd, 2020 @ 6:00 pm. at the Chatham Fire Station training room.

The meeting was called to order by Freddy Tolar. Opening prayer was given by Wayne Whitman.

 Roll was taken with the following member’s present: Freddy Tolar, Dwight Cooper, Wayne Whitman, and Margaret Waggoner with one absent, James Mixon. Also attending was Ward 3 Fire Chief, Danny Peel and one visitor, Eddie Waggoner.

 A motion was made by Cooper and seconded by Whitman to change agenda and add following Items under old business

#3 discuss mowers and under new business

#4 review equipment policies. All in favor.

Time for public comments was open, Eddie Waggoner asked about mowing.

The minutes from the last meeting were presented and a motion was made to accept the minutes by Waggoner and seconded by Cooper. All were in favor.

A motion was made by Whitman and seconded by Waggoner to approve financial report as presented and approve expenditures since last meeting. All were in favor.

Old business:

  1. Final update on sale of truck
  2. Update on Training Center grounds (road completed and considering Training Bldg. plans)
  3. Discussed mower options

 New business:

  1. A motion was made by Waggoner and seconded by Cooper to adopt resolution as stated to set mileage for this year at 9.99 mills and to authorize Tolar to sign resolution and affidavit. The roll was called on the adoption of resolution and it was adopted by the following votes: yeas-4, nays-0, abstained-0, absent-1.
  2. Discussed mower options and will follow up on this.
  3. Discussed proposed plans for new Training Building.
  4. A motion was made by Waggoner and 2nd by Cooper to adopt policy that we would no longer fill swimming pools. All in favor.

Being no further business, a motion was made by Cooper and 2nd by Whitman to adjourn meeting. All were in favor. Our next regular meeting will be Monday, October 5th, 2020 @ 6 p.m. at Chatham Fire Station Training Room.

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