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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
Josh Henry (318) 480-1596

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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. 

Jackson Parish Recreation District Board Meeting Minutes
May 17, 2021

The Jackson Parish Recreation District met in regular session on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:00pm in the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center, 182 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, Louisiana. Members Present: Mr. Ricky Cash, Mr. Jeff Hairston, Mr. Sullivan Stevens and Mr. Chris Womack. Absent: Mr. Brent Barnett, Mr. Brandon Lamkin and Mr. Rodney Potts.

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

Mr. Cash opened the floor for public comments. There were no public comments.

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

Mr. Smith gave board update on some of the ongoing programs at the sports complex including baseball/softball and archery. He also gave board update on the golf course including membership, banquet rentals, cart stalls, the need for marshals, kayak rentals, land purchase and the Pledge 10 grant. The land will be purchased from Weyerhaeuser Company in the amount $2218 per acre for 80 acres. Jonesboro State Bank Pledge 10 grant awarded $5500 to be used for a gazebo at the golf course.

Next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 21, 2021 at 6:00p.m. at the Jackson Parish Recreation District Meeting Room.

Motion Mr. Womack seconded Mr. Hairston to adjourn meeting. All in favor. Motion carried.

Jackson Parish School Board Meeting Minutes
June 7, 2021

The Jackson Parish School Board met in regular session at 11:00 a.m. on June 7, 2021 at Jackson Parish School Board, 315 Pershing Highway, Jonesboro, La.  

The following were present for roll call: Dennis Clary, Gloria Davis, Wade McBride, Gerry Mims, Rickey McBride, Calvin Waggoner and Mary Saulters. Absent:  None

Dennis Clary gave the Invocation.  Calvin Waggoner led in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was called to order by President Dennis Clary.

Motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve the minutes as presented from the meeting held on May 3, 2021.

The following students were recognized: 

Emma Carter – Quitman High School – State Winner –  Class B -1st Place in Girl’s High Jump

Datre’Vien Bowie – Jonesboro Hodge High School –  Class 2A – 1st Place in Boy’s High Jump

A motion was made by Mary Saulters seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to approve the Pupil Progression Plan for the 2021-2022 school year.

A motion was made by Wade McBride seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to name The Jackson Parish Times as the official journal for Jackson Parish School Board for the 2021-2022 school year.

Gloria Davis reported to the Board on the meeting of the Executive Finance Committee held prior to the Board meeting.

A motion was made by Calvin Waggoner, seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to approve for payment the following bills:  General Fund, Federal Program, Food Service, Sales Tax, Special Education, District Maintenance bills.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Wade McBride and carried to approve Professional Development by La. University Health Science Center (LASARD) for Special Education teachers at a cost of $6,000.00, to be paid from Redesign IDEA 611 funds.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to approve payment to Open Up Resources in the amount of $12,480.00 for Illustrative Math Student Workbooks (grades 6-8) at Jonesboro Hodge Middle School – $3,900.00, Quitman High School – $4,420.00 and Weston High School – $4,160.00, to be paid from Title One School based funds.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve payment to Zearn Mathematics in the amount of $7.500.00 for (K-5) Digital Access for students and teachers at Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, Quitman High School and Weston High School ($2,500.00 for each school), to be paid from Title One School Based funds.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to approve paying $2,000.00 to five (5) Louisiana Tech year-long students for a total of $10,000.00, to be paid from Title II funds.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve payment to APEL in the amount of $26,500.00 for Comprehensive Needs Assessment for Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School – $4,500.00, Jonesboro Hodge High School – $4,500.00, Jonesboro Hodge Middle School – $4,000.00, Quitman High School – $7,000.00 and Weston High School – $6,500.00, to be paid from Title One School Based funds.

A motion was made by Gerry Mims, seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to approve budget of $12,484.00 for STEM Camp, July 12-15, 2021 at Jonesboro Hodge Middle School and Jonesboro Hodge High School, to be paid from ESSER III, pending LDOE approval. (The camp is for all schools)

Presentation of Monthly Financial Report by Kristi Bass, Business Manager.

Mary Saulters presented to the Board on the meeting of the Building and Grounds Committee held prior to the Board meeting.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Wade McBride and carried to accept low quote of $132,465.00 from The Mabry Co., LLC of Ruston for the Quitman parking lot, to be paid from Quitman District funds.

A motion was made by Calvin Waggoner, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to accept low quote of $52,732.36 from Dodson Enterprises. Inc. for labor and material for a metal roof at Quitman High School cafeteria, to be paid from ESSER II.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to accept low quote of $17,500.00 from Southern Roofing & Vinyl Siding, LLC for labor and material for a metal roof at Weston High School cafeteria, to be paid from ESSER II.

Gerry Mims presented to the Board on the meeting of the Transportation Committee held prior to the Board meeting.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve out of state travel for Quitman High School Softball Team to attend summer softball camp at Mississippi State University, July 12 – 14, 2021.  All expenses will be paid from Quitman Softball funds.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to approve out of state travel for Weston High School students to Pennekamp State Park, Florida, March 20-24, 2022 (Spring Break).  Expenses will be paid by students.

A motion was made by Gerry Mims, seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to approve payment to Ross Bus & Sales in the amount of $110, 591.06 for a 65 Passenger, Gasoline Blue Bird Vision bus, to be paid from ESSERS II.

A motion was made by Gerry Mims, seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to adjourn at 11:30 a.m..


Variety of items on tap for Tuesday Jonesboro Board of Aldermen meeting

A wide variety of items sure to be of interest to town residents are on tap for the Tuesday, June 8th meeting of the Jonesboro Board of Aldermen set for 6:00pm at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center locate at 182 Industrial Avenue in Jonesboro.

Among the Agenda items instructive actions recommended by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor that the Town of Jonesboro need to comply with in order to remain off the non compliance list to the discussion of adopting three important Ordinances regarding water and sewage issues.

Also scheduled is discussion about the upcoming Operation Clean-Up event, the Tax Collector’s position, the Boys and Girls Club and a Resolution involving the DMV. 

Scheduled Agenda:

1. Call of Order
2. Roll Call
3. Invocation
4. Pledge of Allegiance
5. Mobile Home- 603 Dewey St.
6. Public Comments
7. Approval of May Bills
8. Approval of May Financials
9. Approval of May minutes
10. Operation Clean-up
11. Tax Collector position 1
12. Department Head Reports
13. Resolution 2021-010 DMV
14. Mayor’s Update
15. James Bradford-Boys & Girls Club
16. Legislative Auditor Letter
17. CPA Engagement Letter
18. Ordinance 2021-002 General
19. Ordinance 2021-003 Water
20. Ordinance 2021-004 Sewer
21. Council Comments
22. Mayor Comments
23. Adjournment

Police Jury announces Monday Business Session agenda

The Jackson Parish Police Jury will conduct their regularly monthly Business Meeting at 5:15pm this Monday, June 7that the Charles H. Garrett Community Center, located at 182 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro.

Agenda items include: Review of Parish Board appointments, discussion about the Solid Waste Department, Personnel decisions, deadlines and requirements about a possible election to be called and reviews of  various committee assignments and discussions.


1. Call to Order
2. Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
3. Public Comments
4. Committee Reports and discussions
a. Parish Cleanup
b. Finance
c. Projects
d. Operations
e. Grants: 
f. Policy & Personnel: 
5. Status Review of Committee Assignments
6. Various Board Meeting Updates (if applicable):
a. Broadband Steering
b. Library
c. North LA Economic Development
d. Pinebelt
e. Sales Tax
f. Sparta Groundwater
g. Workforce Development 
7. Continued Business (Discussion and Review)
a. Review Parish Board Appointments
b. Update on Enterprise Fleet Management Program
c. Discuss charging municipalities fees for dumping at the landfill and transfer station
8. New Business (Discussion and Review)
a. Discuss deadline and requirements for elections
9. Discussion of Other Topics
a. Discussion of Solid Waste Department
10. Announcements and Notifications
11. Adjourn

School improvements focus of JPSB Special Called Meeting on Monday

Discussion of school improvements will be the focus of a Special Called Meeting of the Jackson Parish School Board (JPSB. The meeting will be held at 9:45am this Monday, June 7th at the meeting room of the JPSB central office, located at 315 Pershing Hwy in Jonesboro. 

State champions recognized! At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting set for 11:00a.m., LHSAA state track and field champions, Emma Carter of Quitman High and Detre’vien Bowie of Jonesboro-Hodge will be honored.

Additional agenda items include:

  1. Consideration for approval the 2021-22 Pupil Progression Plan
  2. Naming of the official journal for 2021-22
  3. Adoption of items per committee reports. 
  4. Adoption of May meeting minutes
  5. Superintendent’s Comments


Morgan, Tolar, Deal named 1st Team All State in Class B

Luke Morgan and Cali Deal of Quitman along with Davis Tolar of Weston has been named 1st team All-State in Class B as announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Joshua Smith and Madison Brymer, both from Quitman earned Honorable Mention Designation.

The two junior catchers joined Class B Outstanding Player, Braden Jones and  teammate Brandon Carter of state champion Choudrant to give district 2B the distinction of placing more players to the first team than any other in Class B. Morgan led Quitman with a .481 batting average and all of Class B with 41 steals. His 40 runs scored and 33 bases on balls also were top five classification statistics The strong armed Tolar gunned down an impressive 15 base runners this spring while making only 3 errors in 136 chances for an outstanding .978 fielding average while also hitting .351 on the year.

One of only two 8th graders chosen to the elite team, Deal exploded onto the softball scene by batting .500 on the year. She also led the Class B, state semifinalist, Lady Wolverines with an outstanding 15-6 record that included 181 strikeouts in just 133 innings and a microscopic 1.68 ERA.

Brymer led Quitman with 59 RBI and tied for the team lead with 7 homeruns while batting .455 on the year. Smith hit .325 and was 6-5 on the mound with a 3.38 ERA. All five losses came against teams that either played for or won a state championship. 


Taylor Douglas Holden So. .547

Gracie Duffy Holden So. .466

Bailey Davis, Anacoco Fr. .510

Rylee Cloud Fairview Jr. .611

Cali Deal Quitman 8th .500

Lauren Dees Florien Sr. .454

Brooklyn Gremillion University Academy Sr. .395

Brooke Ross Forest Sr. .529

Abby Rivers Converse Sr. .581

Summer Faust Zwolle Sr. 16-4

Madison Holmes Stanley Sr. .466

Lauryn Longino Pitkin Sr. .423

Katie Rios Forest Sr. .495

Olivia Barnes Holden Sr. .514

Sarah McDaniel Florien So. 21-6

Zoey Smith Choudrant 8th .462



Honorable mention: Kacey Breithaupt, Holden; Madison Brymer, Quitman; Jordan Williams, Saline; Lexi Normand, Doyline; Haley Nail, Castor; Victoria Parris, Converse; Abby Robinson, Pitkin; Kylee Johnson, Oak Hill; Mikayla Cashdollar, University Academy; Addy Bonsall, Bell City.


Braden Jones, Choudrant Sr. 13-1

Brandon Carter Choudrant Sr. 5-0

Alex Chamberlain Elizabeth Sr. 11-4

Landry Alligood Anacoco Sr. .618

Ethan Clark Monterey Sr. 1.50 ERA

Luke Johnson Grace Christian So. .483

Luke Morgan Quitman Jr. .481

Davis Tolar Weston Jr. .351

Ethan West Pitkin Sr. 1.94 ERA

Gage Remedies Florien Jr. .462

Sam Martin Oak Hill Sr. .385

Tate Hess Singer So. 1.60 ERA

Cory Nolen Glenmora Sr. .382

Matt Sessum Converse Sr. .479

Jason Gormanous Elizabeth Jr. .495

Landon Strother Fairview So. 6-3



Honorable mention: Luke Tassin, Choudrant: Joshua Smith, Quitman; Braydon Cedus, Oak Hill; Brett Jinks, Fairview; Laiken Odom, Elizabeth; Slay Coleman, Elizabeth; Drew Tebbe, Anacoco; Noah Spears, Doyline; Camron Brumfield, Mt. Hermon; Hunter Bordelon, Holden; Grayson Johnson, Bell City; Austin Tarpley, Zwolle; Ethan DeVanie, Grace Christian.





Ahh, summertime. Even though the weather seems to be hanging onto to weather that smacks of early spring, here it is in June with first day of summer only a few weeks away and I’m still finding a light jacket feeling pretty good on these chilly mornings. Even so, school is out and for this country boy, that meant that it was time to hit the creeks and go fishing.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has planned something that anglers or any age all across the state should find exciting. The state agency is hosting what they’re calling a “Tagged Fish Derby” for ponds around the state.
According to a press release I just received, here’s what it says that should whet the
appetite of youngsters and adults alike all across Louisiana.

“Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner. Make time to get outside, unwind and spend time with family and friends while fishing one of the LDWF 15 sites participating in the Get Out and Fish community fishing program.”YOUTH CATFISH

The department is stocking select ponds around the state with adult-sized channel catfish in the spring and fall and rainbow trout in winter. Adding a bit of excitement, LDWF is hosting a “tagged catfish derby” at all of the select ponds between Saturday June 5 and Friday June 11. Anglers who catch and report a tagged channel catfish caught in one of these ponds during the June5-11 time will receive a fishing prize pack. All of the ponds will be stocked with these tagged fish and if a tagged fish is caught, you’ll need to get it registered.

You’ll need to write this number down and have it with you because that’s the only way you qualify for prizes should you catch a tagged fish. Call 855/728-8247 to
report your catch. Write it down; stick it in your wallet; you otherwise won’t qualify to win. There is a licensing requirement for anglers age 16 or older while those under age 16 fish for free. Daily bag limits will apply.

Following is listing of ponds where you’ll want to wet a hook, not only to try for a tagged fish but who doesn’t like a platter of fried catfish for the table?
 Turner’s Pond – Minden
 Grambling City Park Pond – Grambling
 Elmore D. Mayfield Park – Ruston
 Kiroli Park – W. Monroe
 Polk City Park Pond – Vidalia
 Purple Heart Memorial Park Pond – Ragley
 1-10 Park – Jennings
 Girard Park – Lafayette
 Southside Regional Park – Youngsville
 Bayou Country Sports Park – Houma
 Zemurray Park – Hammond
 Bogue Chitto State Park – Franklinton
 Joe Brown Park – New Orleans
 Parc Natchitoches – Natchitoches
 Pearson Lake – Pineville

I can’t think of a better way to get your summer kicked off in fine shape than to feel the tug of a catfish on the line with the prospects of a fish fry for supper.


CANEY LAKE – Bass fishing has been fair to good with the drop-shot rig working best with average sized fish reported. Crappie are around the deeper tops and hitting jigs and shiners fished 12 feet deep in 15-25 foot water. Bream are on the beds and hitting crickets and worms. No report on catfish. For information contact Bateaux’s on Caney Lake at 259-6649, Hooks Marina at 249-2347, Terzia Tackle at 278-4498 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
BUSSEY BRAKE – Bass fishing has been fair fishing spinners or jigs around the banks and edge of levee. Bream fishing has been good on crickets and worms on beds around the willows. No report on crappie or catfish. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at323-8707.
BLACK BAYOU – Bass fishing has been good on jigs and spinners around the grass. Crappie are fair and scattered. Bream fishing is good on crickets and worms. Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information.
OUACHITA RIVER – The water is falling and fishing is improving. Bass are best in the river lakes on spinners and soft plastics. Crappie are fair to good fishing jigs and shiners around tops in the river and river lakes. No report on other species. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE D’ARBONNE – Bass fishing has been fair fishing the deeper holes in the channel with drop-shot rigs with some along channel edges on Rogues and plastic frogs. Crappie fishing has been fair on the flats on shiners and jigs fished 10-15 feet deep in 20 foot water. Bream fishing is good on worms and crickets. Catfishing continues to be good off the banks on night crawlers and
cold worms. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368-9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE – Bream are on the beds and fishing has been good on crickets and worms. Bass fishing has been best for medium sized fish around the docks and edge of grass on topwaters, soft plastics and spinners. Crappie fishing is fair around the tops and better below the spillway on shiners or jigs. Catfishing is good on night crawlers or cold worms while some stripers are being caught at night around lighted piers. For latest information, call Kel’s Cove at 927-2264.
LAKE POVERTY POINT – Bass are fair. Catfish and bream are good. Crappie are slow. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318/878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN – Crappie are fair on spider rigs. Bass are best early on topwaters. Bream are on the beds and catfishing has been good on yo-yos baited with shiners. For information, call Ken Mahoney at 318-201-3821.
LAKE YUCATAN – The water continues to slowly fall with crappie, barfish and catfish biting quite well. For information, call Surplus City Landing at 318/467-2259.

Smokehouse Restaurant named JPCC Business of the Month

Congratulations to the Smokehouse Restaurant in North Hodge as being named the business of the month by the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce. JD Baude-Head Pit Master, Ashton Walker-General Manager, Cristy Posey Assistant Manager, Destiny Barmore- Shift Leader invite you to come and enjoy their scrumptious menu selection.
Hours of operation are from 10 AM to 7 PM daily. They are located at 5477 Highway 167 in North Hodge.

QHS Athletic Banquet Award winners announced

Quitman High School enjoyed a banner year in athletic competition in 2020-21, especially in girls competition both teamwise and individually. Emma Carter was crowned as Class B state champion in track and field. Eighth grader Cali Deal was named to the LSWA All-State first team while Maddie Kaye Brymer earned Honorable mention after the girls softball team made it to the Class B state tournament.  The girls basketball team also fashioned one of the best regular season records in school history. On the boys side, district competition was incredibly strong as district 2B housed the state champion in basketball, baseball and track. Yet the Wolverines still managed to advance past the first round of the playoffs in both basketball and baseball where Luke Morgan was named Class B first team All State and Joshua Smith received Honorable Mention designation. 

Recently the Quitman athletic program held their year end Athletic Banquet celebrating the wonderful accomplishments of so many. See below for complete awards.

Girls Basketball
1. Emma Carter: Most Improved, Defensive Specialist
2. Summer Grillette: Defensive Specialist
3. Kaylee Ford: Wolverine Award
4. Cali Deal: Rebound Leader
5. Bethany Leach: Offensive Specialist- 13.0 ppg, 2pt FG% Leader, Overall FG% Leader
6. Brayli Stewart: Offensive Specialist- 12.0 ppg, 3pt FG% Leader, Most 3’s Made
7. Clara Womack: Team MVP, Offensive Specialist- 14.3 ppg, FT% Leader, Most FG’s

Boys Basketball
1. Blake Carter:  Defensive Player of the Year
2. John Pabaya: Three Point Percentage Leader
3. Cooper Williams:  Offensive Player of the Year
4. Ethan Everett:  Most Improved
5. Joshua Smith: Most Valuable Player
6. Ty Simonelli: Wolverine Award

1. All District: Logan Ponder, Ty Simonelli, Luke Morgan, Riley Duck, Joshua Smith
2. Offensive Player of the Year: Luke Morgan
3. Defensive Player of the Year: Ty Simonelli
4. Rookie of the Year: Logan Ponder & Ian Tilley
5. Outstanding Pitcher: Joshua Smith
6. Breakout Player: Kyler West
7. Wolverine Award – Warren King

1. Most Improved – Averie Williams
2. Most Outstanding Outfielder- Jayda Naron
3. Highest Batting Average- Cali Deal
4. Most RBI’S – Maddie Kaye Brymer
5. Most Slugging Percentage- Maggie Guyotte
6. Fewest Strikeouts, outstanding infielder award- Madeline Vail
7. Clutch Master and Outstanding Infielder award -Karley Huckaby
8. Lady Wolverine Utility award-Madison Chaplin
9. Outstanding Hustle Award-Skylar Hall

Cross Country:
1. Chance Chaplin- Rookie of the Year
2. Jake Patton- Best in Battle
3. John Pabaya- MVP
4. Kaden West- Wolverine Award
5. Cam Hollis- Most Improved
6. Lillian Crawford- Wolverine Award
7. Maddie Grace Giddens- Spirit Award

Power Lifting:
State Qualifiers: Lillian Crawford, LaJaesha Bailey
3rd Place State Powerlifting Meet: LaJaesha Bailey

Golf: (6th in Class B in team competition)
Eli Walker- 11th in State
State Qualifiers: Noah Leach, Joshua Smith, Pete Simonelli, Cam Deal, Eli Walker

Wolverine Award: Sebastian Guin
Boys MVP and State Qualifier- Trace Sanderson
Girls MVP- Emani Gomez

Girls Track and Field
1. Most Improved- Lillian Crawford
2. Outstanding Track- Faith Odom
3. Outstanding Field- Bethany Leach
4. Outstanding Performer- Clara Womack
5. Zach Harris Coaches’ Award- Grace Sharplin
6. State Champion High Jump- Emma Carter
7. State Runner-up Pole Vault- Clara Womack
8. State 3rd Place 300M Hurdles- Maddie Grace Giddens

Boys Track and Field:
|1. Most Improved- Jamall Johnson
2. Outstanding Track- Noah Vail
3. Outstanding Field- Bailey Keys
4. Outstanding Performer- Hunter Folks
5. Zach Harris Coaches’ Award- John Pabaya/James Pabaya (2 different awards)

Wolverine Award- Raven Martin
Rookie Award- Clara Womack & Kylee-Ann Dixon
Base of the Year- Layla Shumake
Backspot of the Year- Breanna Brown
Flyer of the Year- Harley Burns
Most Dependable- Anna Bougues
Leadership Award- Grace Robinson


LDWF finds hoop nets in Caney Lake

If you have hoop nets in Caney Lake consider yourself warned. You had best get them out of there and FAST! You should also be very grateful that the agents of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries made the announcement without taking measures to bring charges against the offenders. 

In an act of mercy and kindness LDWF agents stopped by Bateaux’s Restaurant on Caney Lake on Saturday to announce that they knew that there were hoop nets in the lake and to spread the word that they need to be removed. Next time you might not be so lucky but find yourself as an infamous star on the new LA LAW series.

Chamber of Commerce Golf Tourney rescheduled for Saturday, June 12

The annual Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament that was scheduled for Saturday, June 5th at the Jackson Parish Golf Course has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, June 12th due to inclement weather. The tourney is an 18-hole, 2 man scramble with an entry fee of $200.00 per team.  Door prizes and a closest to the hole prize will be awarded as well as a lunch for the contestants. Call 259 7247 to register.

Job Opportunities!

(1) The Y Liquors, LLC (Jonesboro, LA) – Looking for a person to work Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, from the hours of 3pm-12pm or as needed. If interested please apply in person at 1309 Hwy 813 or call 318-395-2010 & ask for Shelia.

(2) Gracepoint Christian Academy (Jonesboro, LA) – Adding to their team. If you are interested, visit the website to download an employment application. Completed applications can be emailed to or mailed to:
Gracepoint Christian Academy
1691 S. Hudson Avenue
Jonesboro, LA 71251

(3) Just Wing It (Jonesboro, LA) – Seeking front staff, cashier, waiter/waitress. Come by to apply.

(4) Natchitoches Parish School Board (Natchitoches, LA) – Seeking a Principal for the Natchitoches Junior High School

SALARY: Starting salary: According to parish school salary schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be certified or eligible at the time of the application according to Louisiana State Department of Education requirements and must have 5 years of teaching experience.

WHERE TO APPLY: Linda G. Page, Director of Personnel
Natchitoches Parish School Board
310 Royal Street, P. O. Box 16
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0016
(318) 352-2358

DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

APPLICATIONS: Application packet should consist of a letter of application, resume’, official transcripts from institutions awarding degrees, a copy of Louisiana Teacher’s Certificate with principal/education leadership endorsement, three (3) letters of reference, (one being from your immediate supervisor).

(5) Public Works Department (Natchitoches, LA) – Seeking Beautification Worker for City of Natchitoches 

DESCRIPTION:​ Responsible for operating various types of equipment such as lawn mower, tractor, weed eater and other equipment required to maintain the City’s grounds, streets and right of ways. Must also be willing to perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: ​Must have the ability to read and write; understand and follow instructions. Must have a valid Driver’s license.

CONTACT:​ City of Natchitoches, Human Resources Department located at 1400 Sabine St., or P.O. Box 37, Natchitoches, LA 71458-0037. Applications may also be picked up upstairs at City Hall located at 700 Second Street or may be downloaded at

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: ​ Applications will be accepted​through: June 9, 2021



Arrest Report

The Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office has recently arrested the following individuals. These arrests do not reflect arrest from other agencies.

hannaKristina Hanna was arrested for theft and Possession of Schedule IV. Her bond was set at $14,000.



whiseantGlen Whiseant was arrested for Criminal Trespassing. His bond is set at $3,000.



nicholsJontae Nichols was arrested on a FTA Bench Warrant. His bond is set at $250,000.




doouglasLitus Douglas was arrested for Possession of Schedule II CDS, Possession of Schedule I CDS, and traffic offense. His bond is set at $12,500.



harrellTony Harrell was arrested for a non-support warrant. His bond is set at $1,963.64



fifeBenard Forrest Fife was arrested on 2 CT’s of Contractor Fraud. His bond was set at $10,000.



mejiasSamuel Mejias was arrested for resisting an Officer, misrepresentation during booking and Driving Under Suspension. His bond was set at $6,500.


mcconathyDusty C. McConathy was arrested for Resisting an Officer. His bond is set at $3,000.

School Board accepting student transfer requests until June 10th

The Jackson Parish School Board (JPSB) will be accepting student transfer request applications until Thursday, June 10th. All requests should be turned in at the School Board Office. Forms are available on the JPSB Website. Students currently not enrolled in Jackson Parish Schools but would like to request a transfer will need to: provide 2 proofs of residency along with the Transfer Request form to the School Board Office.

Parents are reminded that no transportation will be provided for transfer students according to Jackson Parish School Board policy JBCE and that a student granted a transfer remains subject to the rules and regulations of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.

To download School Choice / Open Enrollment Transfer Request Form for 2021-22 click here: