DA winner will cash in
Whoever wins Tuesday’s election to serve as district attorney for the 3rd Judicial District will receive an annual raise that puts them in the six-figure bracket. The loser? He’ll probably need to start looking for other work. »»

Big bucks needed for D’Arbonne mega ramp
Construction of a “mega” ramp on Lake D’Arbonne isn’t seen a gamble. No one questions the impact it would have on the lake or the parish economy. Just the same, finding funds for the project at present would still be considered a long shot. The Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Commission is applying for state and federal funds for the $2.55 million project. With the grants comes the caveat the group must find roughly $650,000 in local funding to see the project move from the drawing board. »»

Noted naturalist to create trails
For Stephanie Herrmann, it was like asking her which of her two children she loved most – Maggie or Connor. As a member of the D’Arbonne Kayak Club, Herrmann was asked to pick three of her favorite spots in Union Parish to help lead renowned kayaker John Ruskey on a trip to create trail maps. With five different water bodies in the parish as part of the Louisiana Scenic River program, Herrmann said it was tough to eliminate two. »»

On Target
Gazette Photo/DUSTY ALFORD Class of 1994 graduate Sunnydale Hyde parachuted in with the game ball for Union Parish’s »»

Memorable Entrance
When he graduated from Farmerville High School, Sunnydale Hyde probably never gave much thought to his 20-year class reunion. For at least a few minutes Friday night, he’ll be the focus of attention. Hyde will deliver the game ball “hopefully right on the 50-yard line” after parachuting from a plane circling above the field Friday night. »»