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stewart stump removal cardStump Removal and Grinding: Call James Stewart at (318) 243-1009 or (318) 768-2554 for your stump removal and grinding needs. Free Estimates! 




The Hodge Fire Department is looking for individuals interested in serving their community. If you live within Hodge or the Hodge Fire Protection District and are interested in joining contact Chief Michael Heard at (318) 259-4704 or go to the station located at 1002 South 1st Street in Hodge.


jh bookBook – “100-year history of JHHS football”  Comprehensive year-by-year description of the first 100 years (1919-2019) of JHHS football. Includes categorial individual and team top ten rankings. Perfect gift for that family member or friend who would enjoy remembering their “glory days”. The cost is $25.00 per book plus $3.00 for shipping and handling. To order call (318) 480-1206. 


commerative plateCommemorative Plates – Beautifully etched china plates commemorating Jonesboro-Hodge High School and Jackson Parish. To order contact Wilda Smith at (318) 426-6511 or Barbara Johnson at (318) 450-5561.





REQUEST FOR BIDS: The Jackson Parish Recreation District is looking for a vendor to run the concession stand for the upcoming baseball season. If you want to submit a proposal or have questions, contact Tommy Smith at 318-737-8493.

Veteran’s Affairs Office Opens: The Veteran’s Affairs Office, located at 322 6th Street in Jonesboro, will now be open on Tuesday and Wednesday each week from 9:30a.m. – 3:00p.m. The VA Representative is Mr. Gary Poole who can be reached at 318-259-2100 or


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By virtue of a Writ of Seizure and Sale issued out of the Honorable Second Judicial District Court, Parish of Jackson, State of Louisiana, and to me directed, I have seized and taken into my possession and will offer for sale for cash at the principal front door of the Courthouse, Jonesboro, Louisiana, on Wednesday, the 22nd day of March, 2023 Between the hours governing judicial
sales, the following property to wit:


Seized as the property of the above-named defendant and will be sold to satisfy said Writ and all costs, sale to be made for cash with WITH the benefit of appraisal.





*****Important Information About Your Drinking Water****
Magnolia Water UOC – Spring Creek Water System, PWS# LA1049028

Failed to Take Corrective Action Following Identification of a Significant Deficiency

Spring Creek Water System, while under previous ownership, was in violation of the requirements indicated below. The violation  requires notification to the public. Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have the right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation.
What happened?
On April 10, 2018 and March 12,2020 the Louisiana Department of Health (LOH) performed a detailed inspection and engineering evaluation of our water system called a sanitary survey. During this sanitary survey, they identified one or more significant deficiencies in our system. As our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this
situation. According to EPA’s Ground Water Rule, we were required to correct the deficiency (or deficiencies) or work with the State to develop a plan to correct the deficiency (or deficiencies). However, we failed to correct the deficiency or contact the State before the established deadline and have therefore violated a requirement of the Ground Water Rule.
What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, you will be notified within 24 hours.
What does this mean?
This is not an emergency. If it had been an emergency, you would have been notified within 24 hours. This significant deficiency has the potential to result in lack of proper treatment and oversight of the water system. Inadequately treated or inadequately protected water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, cramps, and associated headaches. While we have not detected any evidence of contamination or other health threats related to our source water, we are still committed to correcting the deficiency to eliminate the threat of contamination.
What was Done?
As of January 31, 2023, Magnolia Water UOC has corrected over half of the significant deficiencies cited on the sanitary surveys from 2020 and 2018. Magnolia Water UOC will continue to correct all significant deficiencies and return to compliance at Spring Creek Water System.

Magnolia Water UOC is committed to bringing our customers safe, reliable water services and will continue to work with the LDH to carry out this commitment.

Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

For more information, please contact Magnolia Water at 1-855-643-8152.

This notice is being sent to you by Spring Creek Water system. PWS ID# LA1049028

Date distributed: February 15, 2022

Village of Chatham Council Meeting Minutes
February 14, 2023

The Chatham Village Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 6:00 pm with the following members present: Mayor Gregory Harris, Councilmembers Paula Ackley, Toni Malone, Laverne Mixon, Sue Proffer and Mike Wilson. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Harris. The pledge was led by Councilmember Toni Malone and prayer was given by Mayor Harris.
Sue Proffer motioned, Mike Wilson seconded and was approved by all to accept the minutes as read of the regular meeting held on January 10, 2023.
Toni Malone motioned, seconded by Laverne Mixon, and approved by all to pay the monthly bills.
Under old business Toni Malone motioned, seconded by Paula Atkins approved by all, to review the clean up ordinance at the next regular meeting before moving forward with the cleanup of the village.
Toni Malone motioned, seconded by Paula Ackley and approved by all to keep the Collection Policy & Procedures that have previously been approved.
Under new business Mike Wilson motioned, seconded by Toni Malone, and approved to adopt Resolution 2023-03 appointing David Risher to serve as Director and Gregory C Harris as Alternate Director to serve on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Municipal Natural Gas Purchasing and Distribution Authority.
Motion by Toni Malone, seconded by Sue Proffer to accept the audit for FY 2021 – FY 2022 as presented.
First Baptist Church had requested that water meter at the basketball court at the church, which is used by the public, not be billed for usage. Paula Ackley motioned, seconded by Toni Malone and approved by all that due to Attorney General’s, opinion it would be illegal to not charge for usage.
Sue Proffer motioned, seconded by Mike Wilson, and accepted by all to approve the financial statements as presented.
Paula Ackley motioned, seconded by Mike Wilson, and accepted by all to adjourn the meeting.

Jackson Parish School Board Special Meeting Minutes
February 15, 2023

The Jackson Parish School Board met in a Special Called Meeting at 1:00 p.m. on February 15, 2023 at 315 Pershing Hwy, Jonesboro, Louisiana.
The following were present for roll call: Rick Barlow, Gerry Mims, Paulette Belton, Dennis Clary, Calvin Waggoner, Mary Saulters, Wade McBride
Absent: None
The Invocation was given by Dennis Clary.
The Pledge of Allegiance was given by Paulette Belton.
The meeting was called to order by President Calvin Waggoner.
Discussion of Superintendent’s contract.
A motion was made by Rick Barlow, seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to approve extending Superintendent Claxton’s contract for two years, July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025. Mr. Clary made a motion to amend the motion to extend the contract for four (4) years. This motion failed for lack of second. Comments were heard from Superintendent Claxton concerning past, present and future plans for Jackson Parish Schools. Mr. Waggoner called for a vote on the original motion, Mr. Clary requested a
roll call vote.
Yeas: Gerry Mims, Rick Barlow, Paulette Belton, Dennis Clary, Calvin Waggoner, Mary
Saulters and Wade McBride
Nays: None
Motion carried.
Motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Rick Barlow and carried to adjourn at 1:40 p.m.

Jackson Parish Watershed Commission Meeting Minutes
February 16th, 2023

Members present: Mr. Joynor, Mr. Chestnut, Mr. Barlow, Mr. Waggoner, Mr. Ponder, Mr. Hightower
Members absent: Mr. Harvey
Meeting called to order by Mr. Hightower
Opening prayer by Mr. Waggoner
Public comments Cristy Weeks, Tourism Board, gave updates on High School fishing tournament on Caney Lake and MLF. Encouraged everyone to participate in MLF banner contest. Thanked the Watershed for their commitment and service to our parish.
Motion Mr. Chestnut second Mr. Barlow to approve Minutes from the January 19th meeting motion carried.
Motion Mr. Waggoner second Mr. Ponder to table Launch fee Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Ponder second Mr. Barlow to approve payment do bills motion carried.
Motion Mr. Waggoner Second Mr. Chestnut to approve up to the amount of $250 dollars for materials to build frames for (4)signs for the MLF tournament Motion carried. Tourism would be purchasing the signs for MLF Tournament.
Motion Mr. Waggoner second Mr. Chestnut to Approve stripping of the Spillway parking lot upon receiving proof of insurance up to the amount of $1750 motion carried.
Motion Mr. Chestnut second Mr. Ponder to close spillway boat ramp for MLF tournament from April 24th to April 28th Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Waggoner second Mr. Chestnut to Have sign made for closure for the upcoming MLF tournament motion carried.
Motion Mr. Chestnut Second Mr. Ponder to adjourn motion carried.





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