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01/22/2014

UCAA to issue January
commodities

Union Community Action Assoc., Inc. in Farmerville will distribute USDA Commodities Friday and Monday, Jan. 27 to pre-registered needy families under the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed daily at noon for lunch). Everyone must bring a clean, sturdy box. Commodities are distributed according to household size, on a first-come first-serve basis. If you did not pre-register, you can register on Friday, Jan. 31 until 2 p.m. and if any food boxes remain, you will be able to pick it up at that time.
More information can be obtained by contacting Susan Stringer or Roberta Farmer at 318-368-9606.

The Republican Party of Louisiana is sponsoring a 100-Stop “Red to the Roots” tour that is coming to Northeast Louisiana...
08/14/2013
LAGOP

The Republican Party of Louisiana is sponsoring a 100-Stop “Red to the Roots” tour that is coming to Northeast Louisiana on Friday August 16th and Saturday August 17th with eight stops in the region overall. The specific tour stops and times are as follows:
Friday August 16
Winnsboro, The Princess Theater, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Rayville, Rhymes Memorial Library, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Monroe, Lea’s Lunchroom, 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Sterlington, Johnny’s Pizza, 8611 US 165, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Saturday August 17
West Monroe, Home of Louisiana State Senator Walsworth, 312 Arlington Place, West Monroe, 71291, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Calhoun, Calvert Crossing Golf Clubhouse, 515 Hodge Watson, Road 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Choudrant, Choudrant Community Museum, 2410 Hwy 80, 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Farmerville, Sevin’s Restaurant, 1100 Sterlington Highway, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
To learn more about the Red to the Roots tour, please visit www.lagop.com or contact Austin Stukins via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 225-928-2998.

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08/06/2013
Farmerville Gazette

Farmerville Gazette

The Union Parish Sheriffs Office is currently conducting a manhunt in the northwestern part of the parish. They are searching for Mrio Ramirez, 30, who is wanted in connection with an aggravated rape that occurred Monday night. Helicopters and dogs are being used in search of the suspect. If you have any information on the Ramirez, please call Union Parish CrimeStoppers at 318.368.9679. You do not have to leave your name. The investigation is continuing into the Monday night rape and other details will be made available at a later date.

08/06/2013

The Union Parish Sheriffs Office is currently conducting a manhunt in the northwestern part of the parish. They are searching for Mrio Ramirez, 30, who is wanted in connection with an aggravated rape that occurred Monday night. Helicopters and dogs are being used in search of the suspect. If you have any information on the Ramirez, please call Union Parish CrimeStoppers at 318.368.9679. You do not have to leave your name. The investigation is continuing into the Monday night rape and other details will be made available at a later date.

Send your Valentine a special message in the Feb 14 issue of the paper...only $10 and you can include a picture!
02/05/2013

Send your Valentine a special message in the Feb 14 issue of the paper...only $10 and you can include a picture!

01/25/2013

UCAA WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE
Diane P. Hill, Director of Union Community Action Association, Inc. in Farmerville announces the 2013 Allocation of funds for the LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) at the office at 202 E. Water Street, Farmerville, La.
Persons eligible for this assistance are those that have NOT received any assistance from this program in the previous 6 months, and falls within the income limits below. The Priority Groups include: 60 years of age or older, handicapped and receiving SSI or Social Security Disability, have a child 5 years of age or younger in the household. All eligibility will be based on income.
Appointments will be made by TELEPHONE ONLY on Monday, January 28, 2013 beginning at 8am until all appointments are assigned. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. This assistance will be given on a first-come first-serve basis until all funds are expended. Call 368-9606 or 368-3118 to schedule an appointment date and time.
Applicants must bring their highest utility bill or a 12 month printout from the Utility Co., Social Security cards on every household member, current driver’s license or Picture ID, food stamp printout, if applicable and 2013 proof of income for each household member, examples of proof are, Social Security or SSI letters showing the amount of benefit each month, bank statement, if direct deposited, or last 4 consecutive check stubs, if employed. Applicant must bring in all documentation at time of appointment or may be required to be rescheduled.
Size of family unit Monthly income limit
1 $1,719
2 $2,248
3 $2,777
4 $3,305
5 $3,834
6 $4,363
7 $4,462
8 $4,562
9 $4,661
10 $4,760

Add $84.00 to the monthly income limit for each additional member over 10.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Susan Stringer, Program Coordinator at 318-368-9606. “Equal Opportunity Employer/Program” and “Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.”

01/23/2013

Mardi Gras parade upcoming

The annual Krewe of D’Arbonne parade themed “Mardi Gras on the Bayou” will take place Saturday. Line up will be at 6 p.m. at the Farmerville High School parking lot. Participants are encouraged to follow theme but not required.

01/23/2013

VFW Valentine’s dance Feb. 8, from 7 p.m. until. Cost is $6 a person and no alcohol and no smoking. Finger food available and the entertainment is, Ken McCallum and the Bayou Critters.

01/16/2013

MLK celebration set for Saturday
This event will start at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony in front of the Union Parish Court House, which will include participation from Farmerville High School Band and Carroll High School ROTC, followed by a 9:45 a.m. Unity March down Martin Luther King Drive to the Recreation Center at 116 Cox Ferry Rd., where the 11 a.m. program will take place. The theme of the event is “Living His Legacy Through Me.”

01/16/2013

Mardi Gras ball, parade upcoming

The Krewe of D’Arbonne will be hosting the Third Annual Mardi Gras Ball Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Lake D’Arbonne Country Club. It will be a semi-formal affair with food provided. There will be a DJ and a photographer. Masks are not required but they are encouraged. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by the table or as a single ticket. Single tickets are $25 and a table of eight will be $160.
There will be an option to purchase event photo disks. Contact Lacy Adams through facebook or email [email protected] to purchase tickets.
n The annual Krewe of D’Arbonne parade themed “Mardi Gras on the Bayou” will take place Jan. 26. Line up will be at 6 p.m. at the Farmerville High School parking lot. Participants are encouraged to follow theme but not required.

01/16/2013

Turkey hunting class at library

Join the Union Parish Library on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. where we will learn tips and techniques on Turkey Hunting from the experts at Cedar Hill Turkey calls. Jerry Antley of Cedar Hill, representatives with the National Wild Turkey Foundation, Union Long Spurs in Farmerville, CorneyCreek Long Spurs in Bernice, and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries will present information on habitat and hunting regulations.

Park to host hikesLouisiana State Parks is sponsoring free guided hikes at two parks on New Year’s Day as part of Americ...
12/26/2012
America's State Parks

Park to host hikes

Louisiana State Parks is sponsoring free guided hikes at two parks on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks’ First Day Hikes project. First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the new year rejuvenating while connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on Jan. 1. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise and enjoy nature with friends and family.
Park staff and volunteers will lead hikes at Lake D’Arbonne State Park at 9 a.m., beginning at the Visitors Center. The hike will include about a mile of park trails and conclude with questions and answers at the Visitor Center. Park staff will make maps, clean-up supplies and information about the park available to participants. The event should last between one and two hours.
Details about hike locations, difficulty and length, terrain and tips regarding proper clothing are listed on the America’s State Parks website. Visit www.americasstateparks.org to find a First Day Hike nearest you.

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12/26/2012

VFW New Years Eve dance

The VFW Albritton-Carter Post 5442 will host a New Year’s Eve dance at the VFW post from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $10 per person. No smoking and no alcohol. You can bring a covered dish or finger food.
For more information call Jake McKeithen 318-368-1517, or Jimmy Odom 318-245-9798.

12/20/2012

DART to distribute gifts

The Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) of our Union Parish DART office will host a holiday Angel Tree distribution Thursday at 6 p.m. at Blooming Grove Baptist Church in Farmerville to distribute holiday gifts to the children of families affected by domestic abuse and/or dating violence.
Refreshments are being coordinated by various churches within the community. Everyone is invited to attend.
If your organization, church, or business would like to “adopt” an angel from our tree and purchase an item to help bring joy to a child who may be adversely affected as a result of the abuse situation, please call 318-368-6181.

12/20/2012

Gazette holiday deadlines

The Gazette will have early deadlines for Christmas and New Years. The deadline to submit ads or news for Christmas will be this Friday by 10 a.m. and the New Year’s deadline will be Thursday, Dec. 27 by 10 a.m.

12/07/2012

Lights galore and more

Santa again will be coming to Farmerville Dec. 15 from 6:30. to 8 p.m. Santa will be taking the children’s Christmas list and handing out candy on Ward Chapel Hwy next to Hill Oil Co.

12/07/2012

Food Drive

Farmerville Motors is sponsoring a Food Drive Dec 1- Dec 15 for our local TRIAD. Any non perishable item accepted.

12/07/2012

Gazette holiday deadlines

The Gazette will have early deadlines for Christmas and New Years. The deadline to submit ads or news for Christmas will be Friday, Dec. 21 by 10 a.m. and the New Year’s deadline will be Thursday, Dec. 27 by 10 a.m.

11/29/2012

Early voting has begun

Early voting for the Saturday, Dec. 8 election, which includes a runoff for Town of Farmerville alderman District B, began Nov. 24 and continues through Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in the Registrar of Voter’s office in Farmerville.

11/29/2012

The Jaycee’s Annual Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Farmerville. Anyone interested in participating in the parade can meet in front of the Farmerville High School Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.
No registration is required for first-time floats or participants. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
For questions, leave a message at the Jaycee Hall and calls will be returned promptly, 368-0044.

11/20/2012

FHS Turnaround Tuesday

Farmerville High will hold its Turnaround Tuesday event Nov. 27 in the FHS science wing from 5 to 7 p.m. They will cover math and science end-of-course tests. Teachers will give presentations in the science classrooms on Algebra I from 5 to 5:30 p.m.; Biology I from 5:30 to 6 p.m.; Geometry from 6 to 6;30 p.m. and Engineering from 6;30 to 7 p.m.
There will also be information on career planning, ACT and dual enrollment. Snacks will be provided and there will be a drawing for a graphing calculator.

11/20/2012

Jaycees Christmas parade set

The Jaycee’s Annual Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Farmerville. Anyone interested in participating in the parade can meet in front of the Farmerville High School Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. No registration is required for first-time floats or participants. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
For questions, leave a message at the Jaycee Hall and calls will be returned promptly, 368-0044.

11/20/2012

Sanitation schedule changes

The Town of Farmerville sanitation department will be off Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving and will pick up trash bins Wednesday.

10/11/2012

Genealogical Society to meet

The Union County Genealogical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at Barton Library, 200 E. Fourth St., El Dorado, Ark. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. The guest speaker, Truett West, will discuss his novel, ‘‘Louisiana Trouble.’’ The book is based on a true account that occurred in Union Parish, Louisiana in 1933 when swindlers concocted a bizarre scheme that set blacks and whites against one another.
West, who retired from a Union Parish law practice in 2008, holds a bachelor’s degree in economics as well as his law degree, and a master’s degree in American History.
He was a pastor of Southern Baptist churches before he went to law school, and has now returned to his first calling. He is currently the pastor of Hickory Grove Chapel on the west side of El Dorado. He is married to the former Shirley Harrell, a gospel singer.

10/11/2012

Broken Wings fund raiser Saturday

The Broken Wings Mission Second Annual Fashion Show and Tribute to America will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Willie Davis Jr., Recreation Center. The event will feature a meal, fashion show, testimonials, “Elvis”, Parris Plaisance, Through the Blood Band, door prizes and silent auction. Tickets $10.

09/19/2012

D.A.R.T. meeting set

The coordinated community response team meeting for our local Domestic Violence office will be held Thursday at noon at the Union Parish Public Library. Union Parish residents are encouraged to support their local domestic abuse and dating violence programs. Volunteers are needed. For more information please contact Jackie Hill, Advocate, at 318-368-6181.

09/03/2012

Sportsman’s Expo coming

Vendors and exhibitors, it’s time to sign up for your space at the Lake D’Arbonne Country Sportsman’s Expo to be held Sept. 15 at the Willie Davis Jr., Recreation Center. Outdoor fun of all types will be featured at this year’s event. Go to UnionParishChamber.org to get details, or call Jean Jones at 318-348-2005.

08/29/2012

School closings

The Gazette has just been informed that all Union Parish schools, public and private, will be closed Thursday and Friday due to tropical storm Isaac, which is expected to move through the area in the next two days.

08/09/2012

TRIAD re-cert deadline

Union Parish TRIAD director Susan Edwards has announced that the re-certification deadline for Food for Families commodities this year has been set for Friday, Aug. 17 at noon. Those box recipients who have not already re-certified for 2012 should do so by the Aug. 17 deadline. Required are proof of income for 2012 and a photo I.D. Contact the Union Parish TRIAD Office at 368-0469.

08/01/2012

Dancing at Edgewood

Learn dancing under the moonlight at Edgewood Plantation beginning Thursday, Aug.2, at 7 p.m. Welcome singles and couples. Singles $10 and Couples $20. For more info call Mike Sullivan at 318-608-1923.

08/01/2012

Free Basketball Clinic & Independent Tournament
Coach Simmons will be hosting a free basketball clinic on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 9 am until noon, at the Farmerville Jr. High Gymnasium. Paul Millsap will be the guest speaker. Area youth ages 5-14 are encouraged to attend. The independent Tournament will begin at 1 pm. The cost per team is $75.

07/26/2012

The Union Voters League will host its annual banquet this Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Willie Davis Jr. Recreation Center in Farmerville. The guest speaker will be Mr. Andy Shealy 1st Assistance District Attorney Third Judicial District. This year’s theme: Building something great together.
Tickets are $25 dollars and may be purchased from: Lennie Smith 318-778-4409 or 318-548-2486; Betsy Warren 318-368-9723 or Lee Washington 318-292-4443 or 318-245-6610.

Watermelon t-shirts availableThe Farmerville Jaycees are gearing up for the 49th Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival. T...
07/18/2012
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Watermelon t-shirts available

The Farmerville Jaycees are gearing up for the 49th Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival. The Jaycee Hall is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
The Watermelon shirts are in. They are available in ice gray and royal blue.
Cost is $12 for youth sized and $15 for adult small- adult XL. Shirts are $17 for XXL and ###L. Tickets for both pageants will be going on sale soon. They are $10 per ticket.
Vendor and pageant applications are available at the Jaycee Hall and also can be found on the Jaycee’s website at www.lawatermelonfestival.com.

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07/18/2012

Reminder: If you are interested in placing an Ad in the Watermelon Special today is the deadline. Call 368-9732 for more info.

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