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Gonna get Googan?

When Kenny Kavanaugh first got in the sporting goods business at K&M Coffee, Corks and Camo on the shores of Lake D’Arbonne in Farmerville almost two years ago, he quickly learned that everybody had a good idea about what he needed to stock in the store. Some were good ideas. Some weren’t so good. But … Continue reading


Bussey to reopen July 15

The much anticipated opening date of the Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Morehouse Parish has been determined. The newly renovated WMA will become available to the public on July 15 when the gates open at 6 a.m. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Inland Fisheries staff from Monroe have been working … Continue reading

Have fun; but be safe!

This is important, folks. It’s great to have a good time, but if you see somebody who is dangerous or out of control, call it in. The life you save may be your own! Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division (LDWF/LED) agents will take part in Operation Dry Water from July 3 … Continue reading

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



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