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Duck call$ and the boat $how

The stories around the highest bidder for Duck Commander Phil Robertson’s millionth duck call made last year just kind of make one feel proud of folks in our area. First of all, Duck Commander donated the commemorative, autographed call to be auctioned to raise money for the Northeast Louisiana duckVeterans’ Association Wounded Warrior hunts. The good news is that the winning bid of $20,110 will go a long way towards helping that worthy cause.

Second, the winning bidder, Reggy McDaniel (owner of a chain of Mac’s Fresh Market grocery stores in our area), is going to share the prize with the public! McDaniel plans to give the call to the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe for display. Hats off to everybody involved! And don’t forget, the new season is underway and continues tonight at 9 p.m.


There has been no better time to have an indoor display at the annual KNOE Boat and Outdoor Show this weekend. TV commercials promoting the show are more regular that political ads the week before the election. But the local weatherman isn’t helping things much. With lows in the upper 20‘s Friday morning and lows near 30 Saturday morning, it doesn’t make one want to walk around outside much. Better to look at boats than ride in one this weekend!

Fortunately, most of the show is indoors. Like everything else, things are getting more expensive and not just the boats. Admission this year is $8 per person. Children are admitted free. Most of the area marine and RV dealers will be there showing and selling their wares plus other displays.

Guns and ammo are also part of the show. Here are the hours:

Friday, Jan 24:   Noon – 7pm

      Saturday, Jan 25:   10am – 7pm

      Sunday, Jan 26:   11am – 5pm


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