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To have your service business shown or list items you have for sale, send email to: jpjjacksonla@gmail.com

Quality Electrical & Controls Service:

Over 60 years of combined Licensed and Certified experience in Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Control Panels, Electrical, HVAC and Inspections service. Located at 5039 Hwy 4 East, Jonesboro, LA. For free estimate contact: Billy Earl Wilhite: (318) 475-2403 or Richard Andrews: (318) 475-5136. “Call us when you want the job done right.”
www.qualityecs.com

4T Exterior Cleaning:

House wash, Metal roof wash, gutter cleaning, concrete, deck, and brick/ patio cleaning. For free estimates call Trevor Hall at (318) 475-0347 or email Trevor.hall62@yahoo.com

B3 Lawn Services:

No job to large or small. For complete lawncare and select landscaping services contact: Todd Lowe (318) 623-8532, TJ Wilkerson (318) 480-1328 or Josh Henry (318) 480-1596.
email: littleballgame93@yahoo.com

Harris Yard Beautification Service: 

For all your lawn and landscaping needs contact Greg Harris at (318) 245-2349. Free estimates and professional service guaranteed. Based out of Chatham. 

Sanders Pressure Washing Service: 

Residential, Commercial, Patio’s, Driveway’s, Log Trucks, etc… All professionally done at great prices and with quick turnaround. For a free estimate call: Kyle Sanders at (318) 475-5430 or send email to: kylesanders28@icloud.com

5G Exterior Cleaning:

“Service you can trust at affordable prices” Commercial and residential cleaning services. Be it commercial buildings, homes, driveways, patio’s, truck’s and trailers, no job to big or small. For free estimates call or text: Ty Garrett at (318) 243-7772 or send email to: tygarett23@yahoo.com 

Swimming Lessons:

A Pipes family tradition continues…. Call Pamela at 318-533-2983. Cost is $65.00

Motorcycle for sale:

hemphill bike2006 Heritage Soft Tail Classic. Has approximately 25,000 miles on it. Needs tires. Installed saddle bag stiffeners. Runs excellent. Screaming eagle exhaust. Asking $3500.00. If interested or for more information call or text: Ronnie Hemphill at (318) 475-2100.

 

Book for sale: 100 year history of JHHS football 

jh bookA year-by-year description of the first 100 years (1919-2019) of JHHS football. Included is summary of early beginnings, yearly results, rosters, updated team and individual records and a gallery of pictures. Perfect gift for that grandfather, father, uncle or cousin who would enjoy remembering their “glory days”. Cost is $25.00 per book plus $3.00 shipping and handling. To order call (318) 480-1206 or send email to: jpjjacksonla@gmail.com

 

Public Notice


Ward 4 Fire District Board to discuss resignation of President and Fire Chief

Members of the Ward Four Fire Protection District will consider several agenda items at the Monday, July 26th meeting including the resignation of the Fire Chief and Board President. The meeting will take place at 7:00pm at the Ward Four Central Station located just past Weston High School at 261, Hwy 505.

Additional items to be discussed is the proposal by the Weston Water System, 2021 Parcel Fee and the consideration to fill the vacancy on the board. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in taking part in a meeting of this fire district, please contact the district office at 318-259-6672 and describe the assistance needed. 


Tyjuan Hayes – A leader of men


NOTE: This is the sixth part of a series published exclusively in the Jackson Parish Journal that celebrates the achievements of the six athletes and three Special Award winners that will be inducted into the Jackson Parish Sports Hall of Fame (JPSHOF) on August 7th. This week: Tyjuan Hayes.

Researchers estimate that at least 10 percent of the U.S. population has a fear of the number 13 and even more have a specific fear of Friday the 13th.  Throughout history, the number 13 has been associated with bad luck and misfortune, so it’s only natural that people are dubious. There is even a word in Webster’s Dictionary that describes the fear of the number – triskaidekaphobia.

Yet the only quarterback in Jonesboro-Hodge High School history that has three state championships on his resume, two of which he was the starter, wore #13. Doesn’t sound like the number was unlucky for Class of 2021 Jackson Parish Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Tyjuan Hayes. Then again luck had nothing to do with it.

“Tyjuan is one of the smartest players I have ever had the opportunity to coach” said former Jonesboro-Hodge head football coach Joey Pender during the 1989 season. “The way he plays is the way our offense plays.”

That was quite a statement at the time especially considering that the Tiger boasted another JPSHOF member on the team in running back Norman Bradford, who many consider the best running back in JHHS history. Giving credence to the statement was the fact that Hayes was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1988 state championship game in his first year as a starter. 

In the 1989 season Hayes led JHHS to their third straight title earning first team Class 2A All State honors along the way, as well as, being named to the 1st team Composite Academic All State team, a first for any JHHS football player. A further testament to his prowess in both athletics and in the classroom was him being  the first player in Jackson Parish history to be awarded the prestigious News Star, Buddy Blair Award which is annually given to the stop student athlete in northeast Louisiana. Hayes also received the John Thrasher Scholarship given to the Jackson Parish student exemplifying Academic Achievement and Leadership. 

Hayes was the perfect example of a leader. Successful leaders are expert decision makers. They facilitate or empower their colleagues to to be successful. They focus on “making things happen” at all times and provide decisions or activities that sustain progress.

To give a better perspective of his well-rounded ability on and off the field. Hayes was a President of the National Honor Society and Class student body for multiple years as well as President of the Key Club, which was the future business leaders organization. His athletic prowess was even more impressive. 

In his senior season alone, Hayes not only was first team All State in football but was first team All-District in basketball and baseball as well as placing 3rd in the district meet in track. He represented JHHS in the Louisiana High School All Star game. The year before he was a mainstay on the Tigers Class 2A state runner-up basketball team and led JHHS deep into the playoffs in baseball as a pitcher and shortstop. 

Upon his completion of high school Hayes accepted an offer to play quarterback for the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) now known as the University of Louisiana (UL) where he was a three year letterman. In 1991 Hayes became the second quarterback in the long history of the school to lead the team in rushing. Hayes graduated college from Grambling State University with an Electronics Engineering Technology Degree and is presently working in the oil and gas industry in Houston, TX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackson Parish residents on Vixen Water system encouraged to boil water

Residents in the far eastern part of Jackson Parish that are on the Vixen Water System are still encouraged to boil their water before consuming. On Tuesday, July 20th, a partial boil advisory was first issued recommending that people who lived from Harris Loop moving west to Hwy 499 and all adjoining roads boil their water for at least one full minute. As of Sunday, July 25th there has been no issue removing the boil advisory. 


JP 10u All Stars falls in extra innings at state tourney

It is a long way to Morgan City from Jackson Parish. For the twelve young men and their families who ventured there to represent Jackson Parish in the Dixie Boys 10u state tournament last weekend the return home probably felt even longer, but it shouldn’t have.

The local All-Stars certainly made their presence felt in the swamplands. Over the three games Jackson Parish scored 30 runs. A “standard” Dixie Boys game goes six innings. Multiply that times three and you come to 18 innings. In 16 innings Jackson Parish was either tied or held a lead.

Two of the three games played though were not “standard” games. Far from it. Were it not for an untimely bad bounce here or a break there, Jackson Parish could have easily been 3-0 after three games instead of the 1-2 record that they exited the tourney with.

To recap, in the first game of the four day event Jackson Parish fell to St. Mary Central by a score of 10-9. Next came a 13-2 romp over Ville Platte followed by a gut wrenching 9-8 loss to Blanchard in an incredibly long contest that lasted over 3 hours. 

St. Mary Central 10 Jackson Parish 9: Talk about going through the gamut of emotions. First, there was the joy of scoring eight runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 9-3 lead after being two runs down. This was followed by the anticipation of heading into the last inning with a 9-6 lead after two outs were made. Then the feeling of unbelievability as three St. Mary runners scored on a triple to tie the score. Numbness followed when the runner on third scampered home on a passed ball to give St. Mary a 10-9 lead, which held up. Finally a bewildering feeling took over when thinking back that “eight was not enough.” 

The breakout inning for the locals got started with Hayden Seymore walking and going to second on Dawson Griffin single. Kolt  Keiffer plated them both with a double to right that tied the score at three. Tucker Goss reached third on an error that scored Keiffer and then scored on a beautiful bunt hit by Eli Henderson who scored on two errors and a passed ball during the at bats of Jake Moak and Leyton Younse who walked and got hit by a pitch. Asher Rhodes walked to load the bases setting up a Seymore smash to second in his second at bat of the inning that was misplayed that allowed two more runs to cross. Walks to Griffin and Keiffer gave JP a seemingly safe 9-3 lead but the inning ended with three left on base. Jackson Parish managed only three hits in the contest but were recipients of 8 St. Mary errors and 14 walks. St. Mary got only four hits of their own but took advantage of 9 base on balls. 

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Jackson Parish 13 Ville Platte 2: Any drama in this one was gone after three innings with JP holding an 8-2 lead. Wait, you say, didn’t the locals have a six run lead in the first game? Yes but this time five more in the top of the six put any chances of a rally to bed. 

Doubling down! Jackson Parish pounded Ville Platte pitching for 8 hits, five of those which were doubles. This added to 12 free passes allowed while Hayden Seymore, Tucker Goss and Jack Moak limited their foe to just two hits and struck out 11 paved the way for the easy win. Kolt Keiffer and Dawson Griffin got two hits and scored two runs with Bryce Tolar scoring twice and knocking in a pair. Asher Rhodes reached in all three of his at bats, via a base hit and two free passes and scored three runs. Leyton Younse knocked in a pair. 

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Blanchard 9 Jackson Parish 8 (9 innings): Four times Jackson Parish fell behind. Four times they rallied to tie or take the lead and came, oh so close, to making it five that would have won probably the most exciting game that they have played in their young lives.

Jackson Parish outhit Blanchard 12-10 and Blanchard made five errors to three for JP. The locals also got nine free passes. That comes to 26 runners on base. Stats like that usually mean victory but there was another stat that came back to bite the locals, that being the 15 of those were left holding the bag including having the bases loaded in each of the 8th and 9th innings. Every inning JP left at least one on. 

Down by two after Blanchard’s first at bat Bryce Tolar and Hayden Seymore scored to tie it up. Deuce Thomas scored Leyton Younse in the second setting up a Kolt Keiffer double, an Eli Henderson triple and a pair of singles by Younse and Tolar to give JP a 6-4 lead heading into the top of the sixth. Then two singles and an error gave the two runs back setting up extra innings. 

Another error gave Blanchard a 7-6 lead in the seventh but Bryce Tolar smashed a two out double to left to score Henderson and tie the game but JP failed to advance Younse from third. Four walks put JP behind again in the eighth but after Dawson Griffin walked JP got a break when with two outs a ground ball to short was booted allowing |Griffin to come around and knot things up once again. 

Three more walks, two with two outs, set up a single that scored another run in the ninth but once again Jackson Parish looked ready to answer. With one out Younse walked and Tolar doubled putting up runners in scoring position. Sadly that is where they were when the third and final out of the three plus, hours contest was over.

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The History of Jackson Parish – The founding of Jonesboro!

Ever wondered when Jackson Parish began to be settled and why it was called such? What about how the town of Jonesboro actually got its name? Maybe you curious about how Jonesboro became the parish seat or even things like how the early settlers made their money or got around back. You are not alone. Over the next several weeks a series entitled “Blast from the Past” will be published exclusively in the Jackson Parish Journal designed to help shed a light on these questions and more. This week – The founding of Jonesboro!

Joseph Jones and his wife Sarah migrated to north Louisiana in 1850. When they first arrived, five years after Jackson Parish had been created they patented land in Bienville Parish before selling his holding in 1860 and establishing a home in the vicinity of where the town of Jonesboro is now situated. they are considered as the first people to settle in what is now the Town of Jonesboro. 

There were only two small log cabins in the area at the time, one being on the hill where the courthouse stands and the other on the ridge of what is now the Jonesboro Cemetery. That became the first “meeting house” and was known as Macedonia Baptist Church. Both church and school services, although irregular, were held there. From 1860-1902 the original building had been replaced twice. The latter date marks the time when both church and school were moved to new and separate locations.

The great forest of virgin timber that had been a hindrance to farming activities of the pioneers became and asset with the advent of the timber industry after a group of men organized what was known as the South Arkansas Lumber Company. Bill Culbert and W.W. McDonald Sr. were sent here as timber estimators and buyers.

The necessity of a railroad was recognized and since the same company owned sawmills and the Arkansas Southern Railroad, construction southward was begun going first through Ruston and then Punkin Center. During the clearing of the right of way a “tent store” was set up a short distance off the Vernon-Gansville Road, which was the main thoroughfare of the settlement, just southeast of where the old Rundell Junior High School stood between 3rd and 4th street in Jonesboro. This was the first store to locate in the community and was given the name of the “The Rag Store” because it was a tent. Mr. Carson McDonald brought his general mercantile business from Rochester and built the first frame store across the road from the “Rag Store.”

Mr. J. Stark Cargill purchased 160 acres of land from Dr. W.S. and Mary E. Jones, heirs of the late Richard Henry Jones where the saw mills and a town for employees was built. Almost simultaneously the railroad was completed to the Old Vernon Road Crossing.

Many people came to help build up the area. Mr. M. Jackson, with the help of W.S. McDonald Jr. surveyed for the railroad and mill. T.M Dodson had the original contract for building the railroad with grading of the road bed let to Billy Dodson. Sam Neal, Jim Palmer, C.E. Andrews and Tom Clark were sub-contractors on the road. Oscar E. and David L. Stinson supplied timber for bridge construction and W.S. McDonald Sr. furnished teams for hauling and grading as well as cleared the right of way from Quitman to Wyatt. The first train was brought to Macedonia in 1900 made up of 27 cars with the first regular freight train arriving later that summer.

Meanwhile, resident engineer W.P. Bullock began to lay out streets, avenues and blocks completing the task in December of 1900 according to the map on file at the Office of the Clerk of Court. The streets were named numerically running east to west as follows: First, Second, Third, Fourth, Main, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth. The Avenues running north to south were named after individuals.
(1) Hudson Avenue – W.D Hudson, office manager for the South Arkansas Lumber Company
(2) Polk Avenue – Named for a stock holder
(3) Bullock Avenue – Named for W.P. Bullock (see above)
(4) Cooper Avenue – Named for Mr. Cooper who was water well driller for the mill.
When the town was resurveyed in 1902 Bullock Avenue was changed to Allen Avenue honoring Jackson Parish Tax Assessor W. H. (Billy) Allen.

Mr. Cargile also gave the new town a block to be designated as the “Public Square” thinking that with the railroad in place the town would one day be the parish seat and would need an imposing court house. Dr. Jones also sold the 22 acres where the original Macedonia Baptist Church and cemetery was located to W.W. McDonald Sr. who then in turn donated the land to the town to officially become the site of the cemetery and church.

The name Macedonia didn’t meet the approval of mill officials as the name of the new town. There was a custom in those days for new towns to be named for the baby girl of the community and as Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Jones was only one family residing in the immediate vicinity before the influx of industrial workers the name of the baby of the family, Stella Blanche, was brought up.

Stella was quickly rejected as it was found that another woman by the same name was in jail for murdering her husband and town leaders didn’t want the unfavorable publicity that was sure to follow. Blanche was also not able to be used as there was already another location in Louisiana by that name.

It was then decided that the town would bear the last name of the family from whom the land was purchased. Jones and Jonesville proved to be already taken leading C.C. Henderson, President of the Arkansas Southern Railway and South Arkansas Lumber Company to decree the town would be name Jonesboro. The Post Office Department accepted and confirmed the name Jonesboro, Louisiana on January 16, 1901. 

Next: The growth of Jonesboro!


When Nature Shows Off Her Little Ones

Being an outdoors-oriented person brings with it a number of satisfying things. You get to sneak out in the woods during hunting season and try to outsmart whichever wild game species you’re hunting. Our lakes, ponds and streams are laden with bluegills and bass and catfish and goggle-eyes just waiting to come home with you for a swim in Lake Crisco. The catching is exciting; the eating divine.

There are times, though, when we’re out and about without gun or rod and nature’s youngsters enthrall us as they go about doing what little wild critters do. Last Sunday as Kay and I were approaching our driveway after church, something caught our eye in the pasture across the road. A doe was standing there with a tiny fawn nursing her not
15 yards from the pasture fence. We were mesmerized as we watched the doe prance away, the fawn in shaky pursuit, apparently not having finished lunch. Movement under the fence caught our eye and there on unsteady legs stood a second fawn that instinctively dropped to the ground to hide in the sparse grass.

Kay took my cell phone and approached to within three feet of the day old fawn and was able to snap a photo before the little fellow, scarcely larger than an house cat, stood and wobbled as best it could toward mama who slowed down to wait for her baby. You could pay good money to be entertained at a concert but it wouldn’t have even come close to matching the thrill we got from observing that scene.

Once while raking pine straw from my yard, I noticed a small burrow with a little lump showing in the straw at my feet. Thinking it could have been a snake making the hole and lump, I carefully moved the straw a bit and observed a tiny bundle of fur. A newborn cottontail rabbit no larger than a tennis ball crouched motionless. I picked up the tiny rabbit for a moment to show it to my wife before carefully placing it back in its burrow. I got my yard raked but there was one particular foot square patch of straw with a burrow and lump that remained untouched.COON

I was turkey hunting in Texas several years ago on a ranch that had lots of turkeys. Having built a crude blind from mesquite logs and branches alongside a dim ranch road, I settled in to try and call in a gobbler. After nearly an hour of hearing nothing, I crawled from my blind on all fours to sneak a peek down the road to see if I could spot a gobbler. Having seen none, I turned to crawl back to my blind ten yards away when I heard a loud “PUTT”. Turning slowly, my gaze met that of eight juvenile gobblers – “jakes” – standing with necks outstretched trying to identify what that
crawling lump of camouflage was. As I slowly made my way back to the blind, I turned and to my surprise, the jakes were following me! Curiosity lured them to within a few yards of my blind before suspicion prevailed as they walked back the way they came, putting loudly as they left.

For years, I have fed birds in my yard and I really enjoy the relaxation and enjoyment I get from identifying those visiting the feeders. One night several years ago, I stepped to the porch and saw movement under one of my feeders. It was a young raccoon getting his fill of the free buffet. I began walking slowly toward him, talking softly as I went and I was able to approach to within a couple of yards of the ‘coon before it slowly turned and left. For weeks, I’d see the
‘coon and we had this little “meet and greet” every night until he eventually left for good.

Baby deer, rabbits, turkeys and ‘coons – it’s absolutely amazing the show nature’s little ones can provide if we slow down and let it happen.

FISHING REPORT

CANEY LAKE – Bass fishing has been fair with best catches made fishing the deeper drops with drop-shot rigs, Shaky heads and jigs. Crappie are still around the deeper tops with shiners or jigs working best. Catfishing is fair fishing a variety of baits around the piers and boat docks. Some bream are still around the beds and hitting crickets and worms. For info contact Hooks Marina at 249-2347, Terzia Tackle at 278-4498 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
OUACHITA RIVER – Bass have been best on Baby Brush Hogs, lizards and Wobbleheads around the mouth of the cuts. Crappie are fair fishing the edges of the sloughs and creeks on shiners or jigs. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE D’ARBONNE – Bass fishing has been best in the deeper sloughs with Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics picking up a few. Crappie are still on the flats with some caught on jigs or shiners fished 6-12 feet deep in 15-18 foot water. Bream fishing is still fair to good around the beds on worms and crickets while channel cats are biting cold worms off the banks. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368-9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE – The bream are still biting fairly well on crickets and worms around bedding areas. Bass fishing has been best in deeper water with some caught on jigs. Look for stripers schooling and hitting topwater lures when they’re on top and trolling white bucktails when they’re down. Crappie have been better at night around the lights in 20 foot deep water. Catfishing has been fair on cold worms fished beneath jugs or noodles. For latest information,
call Kel’s Cove at 927-2264 or Terzia Tackle at 278-4498.
BUSSEY BRAKE – Bream fishing continues to be good on worms and crickets. Crappie and bass are slow to fair this week. No report on catfish. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
BLACK BAYOU – Bream fishing has been good on worms and crickets. Bass have been fair around the grass and brush on Wobbleheads, jigs and spinners. Crappie are scattered and fair on shiners or jigs. Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information.
LAKE POVERTY POINT – Catfishing has been good, a few bass to around 5 pounds have been caught while crappie and bream are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318/878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN – Catfishing has been fair while other species are slow. For information, call Ken Mahoney at 318-201-3821.
LAKE YUCATAN – The water is on a rise that has shut down the fishing this week. For information, call Surplus City Landing at 318/467-2259.


Tuesday is made for movies at Jackson Parish Library

Want to watch a movie without having to pay the exorbitant costs that the theaters are charging these days? Then the Chatham or Jonesboro Branch of the Jackson Parish Library is where you want to come to on Tuesday, July 27th for “Movie Mania” time. Viewing is Cirque De Soliel World’s Away at 3:30 at the Jonesboro branch and Raya and the Last Dragon to begin at 4:00pm in Chatham. No registration is required and refreshments (popcorn and drinks) are available.  This is just part of a tremendous schedule of fun and activity slated for the last week of July. See below for schedule and times of events. 

 

Story Time:  Mrs. Terrye invites area children to come to the final “Creation of a Fantasy World” activity for the month of July this Tuesday and Thursday at the Jonesboro Branch. Activities that include the designing of a felt Giraffe on canvas and making of a Giraffe mask are scheduled this Tuesday, July 27th, at 10:00am and 2:00pmand again on Thursday, July 29th at 2:00pm.  

Mystery Craft Challenge: Jonesboro Tweens and Teens (Ages 8 & up) register now for the opportunity to take part in the Mystery Craft Challenge on Wednesday, July 28th at 2:00pm. Completed crafts will be on display in the Library throughout the month of August. 

Fitness Class: At 9:00am on Wednesday, July 28th, a fitness class will be held at the Chatham Branch. 

Kona Ice truck coming: What better way to spend a summer afternoon than partaking of a Kona Ice treat. On Thursday, July 29th the Kona Ice truck will be at the Jonesboro Branch from 1:00 – 4:00pm and again at the Chatham Branch on Friday at the same time. 

Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo: Do you like to see Lions and Tigers? Come be entertained by northeast Louisiana’s only zoo at 10am and 2:00pm at the Jonesboro Branch on Thursday, July 29th and again at 2:00pm on Friday, July 30th at the Chatham Branch. 

Bookmobile Schedule: (Mask required at all times)

Monday, July 26th:
10:00am -12:00pm (Clay)
1:15pm – 2:15 pm (St. Rest)
2:35pm – 4:35 pm ( Caney Creek)

Tuesday, July 27th:
9:30am – 10:30am (Boys and Girls Club)
2:00pm – 4:00pm (Pearrie Park)


So you want to be in the movies? Here’s how!

Hollywood is calling, and becoming an extra on a film shooting in Louisiana is attainable, if you know what to do. You don’t need a fancy talent agent if you want to be an extra, on camera, walking through a crowd scene, delivering food to a restaurant table or fighting in a Civil War battle scene, for example.

Any role which is considered nonspeaking is up for grabs, and you can audition for any one of a record number of productions shooting in the state if you register to get notifications of which productions are hiring and when.

Apart from looking for notifications of films which are coming to town in The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate/ NOLA.com, or in trade publications, there is a surefire way to get notifications: Sign up for free on a casting agency website.

The site mycastingfile.com, founded by a local casting director, is used by 35 casting agencies hunting for talent.

“Anyone who wishes to be a part of the extra community can go to mycastingfile.com, where instructions will ask that you upload a clear facial photo, as well as a full body picture,” said Ryan Glorioso, casting director and founder of Glorioso Casting in New Orleans.

“We have 300,000 actors registered on the site throughout the Southeast, and even as far away as northern California. And we are continually expanding.”

Coulon Casting, Inc. also uses the mycastingfile.com website. 

Some casting agencies in town have their own websites as well. Central Casting Louisiana (centralcasting.com) has a registration page of their own, at centralcasting.com.

The gigs can be profitable. Most Hollywood productions are guided by union pay scales, and a single day of background work can fetch $361 and up, depending upon the film. 

The one thing you should never do is contact or show up at any of the studios in town where production is ongoing. Studios do not hire talent. That’s the role of casting directors, who are brought in by the big Hollywood studios to cast both smaller speaking roles and background roles.


Tourism Board close to unveiling new website

Jackson Parish Tourism Board member Tammy Gunter presented the website she has developed (www.VisitJacksonParish.com) to Christie Weeks (Chairperson), Dawn Slezak, Joyce Amos Smith, Denise Barlow and  Kelly Spangler during their regularly scheduled monthly meeting that was held this past Tuesday, July 20th. Catherine Bowden was absent. 

In other action taken in the Sunshine Room of the Jackson Parish Police Jury Administration Building a stipend in the amount of $500.00 was agreed upon for the upcoming 2021 Art Contest judges. It was also agreed to create a Facebook Boost fund of $250.00.

Additional discussion centered on sending someone to the LA Tourism Conference and how to encourage tourism from those outside parish entities asking for funding. The idea of hosting a Concert in the Park in October was then bantered about with the result being that a budget of $3000.00 be agreed on. 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16th. 


LDWF: 2021-22 hunting rules and schedules available online

Tired of going through page after page of the small typing that is always found in the Louisiana Department of Wildlife (LDWF) booklet. Finally the hunting and fishing governing body for the state has moved into the 21st century as for the first time, the 2021-22 hunting regulations, rules and schedules is now available online.

LDWF said the pamphlet cites hunting rules, regulations and season dates. Major changes for the new season and the season schedules for Louisiana’s 10 deer hunting locations are also included.

Click here to see season regulations. Physical copies of the pamphlet will be available in August at LDWF offices or at hunting and fishing license vendor locations.


Classifieds! Services offered, Items for sale, Public Notices

To have your service business shown or list items you have for sale, send email to: jpjjacksonla@gmail.com

Quality Electrical & Controls Service:

Over 60 years of combined Licensed and Certified experience in Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Control Panels, Electrical, HVAC and Inspections service. Located at 5039 Hwy 4 East, Jonesboro, LA. For free estimate contact: Billy Earl Wilhite: (318) 475-2403 or Richard Andrews: (318) 475-5136. “Call us when you want the job done right.”
www.qualityecs.com

4T Exterior Cleaning:

House wash, Metal roof wash, gutter cleaning, concrete, deck, and brick/ patio cleaning. For free estimates call Trevor Hall at (318) 475-0347 or email Trevor.hall62@yahoo.com

B3 Lawn Services:

No job to large or small. For complete lawncare and select landscaping services contact: Todd Lowe (318) 623-8532, TJ Wilkerson (318) 480-1328 or Josh Henry (318) 480-1596.
email: littleballgame93@yahoo.com

Harris Yard Beautification Service: 

For all your lawn and landscaping needs contact Greg Harris at (318) 245-2349. Free estimates and professional service guaranteed. Based out of Chatham. 

Sanders Pressure Washing Service: 

Residential, Commercial, Patio’s, Driveway’s, Log Trucks, etc… All professionally done at great prices and with quick turnaround. For a free estimate call: Kyle Sanders at (318) 475-5430 or send email to: kylesanders28@icloud.com

5G Exterior Cleaning:

“Service you can trust at affordable prices” Commercial and residential cleaning services. Be it commercial buildings, homes, driveways, patio’s, truck’s and trailers, no job to big or small. For free estimates call or text: Ty Garrett at (318) 243-7772 or send email to: tygarett23@yahoo.com 

Swimming Lessons:

A Pipes family tradition continues…. Call Pamela at 318-533-2983. Cost is $65.00

Motorcycle for sale:

hemphill bike2006 Heritage Soft Tail Classic. Has approximately 25,000 miles on it. Needs tires. Installed saddle bag stiffeners. Runs excellent. Screaming eagle exhaust. Asking $3500.00. If interested or for more information call or text: Ronnie Hemphill at (318) 475-2100.

 

Book for sale: 100 year history of JHHS football 

jh bookA year-by-year description of the first 100 years (1919-2019) of JHHS football. Included is summary of early beginnings, yearly results, rosters, updated team and individual records and a gallery of pictures. Perfect gift for that grandfather, father, uncle or cousin who would enjoy remembering their “glory days”. Cost is $25.00 per book plus $3.00 shipping and handling. To order call (318) 480-1206 or send email to: jpjjacksonla@gmail.com

Public Notices

JACKSON PARISH TOURISM BOARD Minutes for Meeting Held July 20, 2021

PLACE OF MEETING: The Sunshine Room 160 Industrial Dr., Jonesboro, LA 71251
Roll Call: D. Slezak, C. Weeks, T. Gunter, K. Spangler, D. Barlow – C. Bowden was absent
Invocation and Pledge: D. Slezak gave the invocation with D. Barlow leading the pledge
Public Comments / Recognition of Guests: N/A
Approval of Minutes of the June 2021 meeting: Motion made by T. Gunter and second by D. Slezak to approve the
minutes as presented. All in favor.
Approval of the June 2021 Financials and Pay Bills: Motion made by D. Barlow and second by K. Spangler to approve the financials as presented. All in favor.
Review Old Business:
a. 2021 Art Contest – Trying to locate judges from outside the Parish
b. Rack card – N/A
c. LA Tourism Conference – T. Gunter is interested in attending
d. Website update – T. Gunter presented the website she has developed. http://www.VisitJacksonParish.com
e. Purchasing tent for area events – nothing to report at this time
f. Facebook Boosts – motion made by D. Barlow and second by T. Gunter to create a Facebook Boost funds
of $250.00. All in favor, motion passed.
Discuss New Business:
a. Stipend for judges of the art contest – motion made by D. Barlow and second by D. Slezak to create a
stipend of $500.00 for Art Contest Judges.
Other Business:
a. Discuss how to encourage tourism from outside Jackson Parish from those entities asking for funding.
Entities will need provide to how they have promoted the event.
b. The board clarified wording for future use of CEA’s.
c. Discussed the idea of hosting an October Concerts in the Park – Motion made by D. Barlow to present one
concert in the park in October with a budget of $3000.00, second by D. Slezak, all in favor, motion passed.
Adjournment: 7:00 PM
Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 16, 2021 at 5:30PM

 


Death Notices

Joanna Tilley
January 3, 1954 – July 24, 2021

tilleyJoanna Tilley, age 67 of Quitman, walked through the gates of Heaven on July 24, 2021. She enjoyed being in the outdoors to do some fishing. She also enjoyed canning and attending concerts. One of her favorite activities to do was going on adventures and getting out and traveling. She will forever be treasured as a beloved wife, loving grandmother and aunt. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Those left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 30 years, David Tilley; granddaughters, Madison Tilley, Alexis Tilley; brother, James Hilburn and Carla; nephews, Justin Hilburn and Brittany, Yancy Hilburn and Amanda; a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Irma (Mann) Hilburn.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Center Point Baptist Church from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Funeral services are set to begin at 2:00p.m. with Reverend Randy Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Jeanne Catherine Walsworth
October 31, 1934 – July 20, 2021

walsworthMrs. Jeanne Catherine (Lester) Walsworth, age 86 of Jonesboro was escorted by angels into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

Mrs. Walsworth committed her life to taking care of others. She was employed by Dr. George Robinson at Robinson’ Clinic in Jonesboro as a surgical nurse and lab technician. When his clinic closed she became the Administrator of Carter’s Nursing Home and later the Administrator of Forest Haven Nursing Facility.

Catherine was a faithful member of Springhill Baptist Church on Walker Road. She loved to sing in the choir and enjoyed cooking for church fellowships, Bible School and for others in need. She went on bus trips with some of her classmates and enjoyed every minute as she loved to travel and see the country.

Mrs. Walsworth lived a good life and even through the harder times her faith never wavered. She liked nothing better than having her family around her, especially the three grandsons. She will be missed. Because of the decision she made long ago to follow Christ, she is at peace today. Our family is at peace because she is no longer suffering and she is in a far better place than us.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Catherine Toler & James and Connie Colley & Glenn; grandsons, Brian Toler, Jonas Colley, Michael Toler; sisters, Johnny Walsworth and Ann Simmons. She was preceded in death by her husband Troyce Ray Walsworth; parents, John H. & Ethel (Fletcher) Lester; siblings, John Albert Lester, Effie Holmes, Betty Jean Lester, Ruthie Mae Lester; many special nephews, nieces and close friends she helped to raise and nurture through the years.

Funeral services were held Friday at Springhill Baptist Church with Reverend Mac Brunson and Reverend Don Cardin officiating. Interment followed in the Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Honoring Mrs. Walsworth by serving as pallbearers were Jonas Colley, Paul Trosclair, James Lester, Bud Simmons, Joseph Greer, Holden Greer, Paul Adkins, Johnathan Self. Honorary pallbearers were Truett Walsworth, Paul Martin, Phillip Kelly.