The Jackson Parish Recreation District (JPRD) moved forward with the plans to have a Gazebo built at the Golf Course and providing players with a full, 18-hole layout in the future. The planned improvements were verified in the recently released minutes of the regularly scheduled May meeting of the JPRD which was attended by board members: Ricky Cash, Jeff Hairston, Sullivan Stevens and Chris Womack. Brent Barnett, Brandon Lamkin and Rodney Potts were absent.
JPRD director, Tommy Smith, opened the meeting by updating the board on the baseball, softball and archery programs. He then stated that the proposed purchase of 80 acres from Weyerhaeuser Company in the amount of $2218.00 per acre ($177,440.00 total) is getting closer to being a reality and that the JPRD is expected to receive $5500.00 from a Jonesboro State Bank Pledge 10 grant to be used for construction of the Gazebo.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is set for 6:00pm on June 21st to be held at the Jackson Parish Recreation District Meeting Room located at the sports complex on Hwy 4 East.