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Fireworks and Watermelons

Yes, Lake D’Arbonne Country fans. There will be fireworks and watermelons. This year’s Fourth of July fireworks on the lake will go on, although a day early. And while the watermelons may not be fresh out of the patch, the festival will go on in downtown Farmerville without missing a year. Here’s the scoop. The … Continue reading

Truth strengthens love

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; love is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”

Another fishing dimension?

“Imagine, if you will . . . You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension of sound, of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance. You’ve just crossed over into… “ Where? C’mon. You know the answer: The Twilight Zone.” Okay, … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day

I originally wrote and published this article in the News-Star on Sunday, June 19, 1988. My parents are both gone on to be with the Lord now, but I hope you enjoy it and are able to still tell your Dad “thanks” on this Father’s Day weekend. ******************* Thanks, Dad. Thanks for taking me fishing … Continue reading

In search of Quasimodo

Quasimodo is a monster. No, not the one that made the name famous in the book, “Hunchback of Notre Dame”. This Quasimodo is the monster hunchback hawg of northeastern Union Parish that somehow eludes hog hunters and trappers and leads the most destructive band of outdoor pests ever seen to modern man. The feral hog … Continue reading

Rolling on the river…

Crappie Masters on the Ouachita. It’s happening this time. The big crappie tournament circuit will finally get rolling on the river next month! After originally being scheduled for May 1&2 Crappie Masters National Qualifier was postponed due to the Covid, it was rescheduled for June. But then that got postponed, too. But Mike Valentine of … Continue reading

Boat church

Not getting to go to church because of the need to help keep each other safe and healthy the past few months has been a challenge. We can worship at home. We have been worshiping at home. But, for example, giving an invitation to a lost person to accept Christ just isn’t the same when … Continue reading

ACT Championship wrapup

Congratulations to the 2019 American Crappie Trail National Champions Brian Young & Darin Young! It was a great tournament over on Sardis in Mississippi. The Youngs won $40,500 for their championship! And congratulations to Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman for once again winning the B&M Angler of the Year award. What’s this, like the 38th … Continue reading

A lot of good ‘uns

There weren’t any nine or ten pounders caught this year in the annual Majestic Bass Tournament on D’Arbonne this weekend, but there were lots of good ones. And trust me, if a nine or ten pounder wanted to bite, one of the 175 contestants in this year’s even would have caught one. These guys know … Continue reading

Catching earthquakes

Dale Taylor is getting all ready to put on one of the biggest bass tournaments in the area June 6 & 7, the annual marathon Majestic Bass Tournament on Lake D’Arbonne. This year’s tournament should have a big field because competitive fishermen have been chomping on the end of their fishing rods wanting to get … Continue reading

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