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‘Merica and the Fourth

It’s time to start making plans for the Fourth of July and no plans could be complete in Lake D’Arbonne Country without watching the fireworks celebrating America! And there’s no better place to watch than over the water on Lake D’Arbonne. The Fourth is on Sunday this year, so the fireworks will be on Saturday … Continue reading

Farmerville wins cleanest city

Congratulations to the Town of Farmerville for its selection as one of Louisiana’s Cleanest Cities. The Town of Farmerville is the 2021 State winner of the Cleanest City Contest in Category E! Thank you to everyone who helped in the clean up effort this year. “This took a lot of effort on the part of … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day

I originally wrote and published this article in the Monroe News-Star on Sunday, June 19, 1988. I know. I’m old. 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. … Continue reading

D’Arbonne Launch Fee planned

I’m going to pass this on without comment, except to say that it’s about time Lake D’Arbonne authorities garnered some revenue from the users of the lake that will be dedicated to maintaining and improving facilities, especially boat launches and piers. And second, I hope the commissioners have the courage to listen to the public, … Continue reading

Crappie USA is on the way!

Hitting the Ouachita River just right for some fantastic crappie fishing isn’t an easy thing. It’s either too high or two low or too muddy or too something. But as Crappie USA travels to the Ouachita River for the Region 4 Championship and anglers wrangle for a $25,000 payback June 25-26, they may just hit … Continue reading

CJ’s 13 pound bass

Getting kids to go outdoors can be a challenge these days, especially with all the distractions and electronic devices looming around out there trying to get all their attention. But seven-year-old CJ Colvin doesn’t have to be asked twice to go fishing. And last week, he was rewarded. Handsomely. The seven-year-old landed a 13-pound bass … Continue reading

Eat. Fish. Win!

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 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) 15 sites participating in the Get Out and Fish! community fishing program. LDWF stocks Get Out and Fish! ponds … Continue reading

Cutdown Contest Saturday

June isn’t a month that you normally think a lot about duck calling, but maybe you should change your thoughts about that. Especially this coming Saturday, June 5. Simmons’ Sporting Goods in Bastrop is hosting the North Louisiana Cutdown Classic Duck Calling Contest. You can pre-register by calling Devin Singleton at 318-478-1924 and be eligible … Continue reading

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