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Old Week 1 – bass plugs

I turned 65 years old this week. I am a pack rat. I also have things that are much older than 65 years. Most of it has something to do with fishing. So I’m doing a three-part series on some of it in “Old Week“.  Here’s part 1. Hope you enjoy. There was a time … Continue reading


Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is an occasion for everything,  and a time for every activity under heaven:

Celebrate the Watermelon!!!!!

It’s here! The 54th Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival will be held this week,  July 28-29 in Farmerville. There are loads of activities for everybody and it’s always one of the busiest – and most fun – weekends in Union Parish. The Louisiana Watermelon Festival, sponsored by Union General Hospital and put on by the Farmerville … Continue reading

Team Tim

You have to be careful putting your blind Faith in people, because even the best people can let you down. But it’s certainly o.k. to have faith in people as long as your greater faith is in God. I don’t follow pro sports any more, but I do admire  Tim Tebow. As he says below, … Continue reading

Morgan gives ACT update

Announcing the 2018 American Crappie Trail and National Championship on Wednesday night was the culmination of years of work for Matt Morgan and his fellow developers of the ACT.  In case you misssed it, there will be an ACT regular season event next summer on the Ouachita River out of Monroe and the National Championship … Continue reading

ACT announces 2018 trail

The American Crappie Trail’s Matt Morgan announced the trail’s 2018 tournament schedule Wednesday night. There won’t be a regular season ACT tournament on Lake D’Arbonne in 2018, but there is a good reason. The ACT will hold it’s 2018 championship the next spring in 2019 and it will be on Lake D’Arbonne. It will be … Continue reading

I want that . . .

I laugh at my grandkids when they see something on TV or in the store that they think they need. “I want that… I want that.”  And then I point out that you can’t have everything that you see that you want. Then, somebody like Simmons’ Sporting Goods has their annual tent sale. I go. … Continue reading

Gobble up this chance!

You can’t go turkey hunting right now, but you’ll want to gobble up this chance: Go to the Union Long Spurs annual banquet and meeting on Saturday, August 19. It’s from 6-9 p.m. at the Farmerville Recreation Center. Go and take part, eat good, tell hunting stories and help raise some money for a great … Continue reading

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Deer season? Closer than you think

This is the latest installment of our continuing feature of “Twelve Months of Deer Hunting”, written by area deer hunting expert Dan Preaus: October 1st is less than 90 days away. For the bow hunters out there…you know what that means. Archery season is right around the corner! It’s a good time to start pulling … Continue reading

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