Signs ... Signs Everywhere there’s signs
Suppose an attorney throws his hat into the ring, asking voters to consider their candidacy for the position of chief prosecutor or judge. Now suppose this candidate, according to the letter of the law, was ultimately responsible for a law being broken time and again. »»

Belton Big Bidder
John Belton, right, presents a check for $850 to Union Parish High School football coach Joe Spatafora as the winning bid for a commemorative turkey call, auctioned off at the Union Parish Long Spurs 18th Annual Heritage Banquet on Aug. 16. The call, which features the “U” logo and number 33 - in memory of Jaleel Gibson - was the featured item that helped raise over $20,000 for the National Wild Turkey Federation. Also pictured are »»

Calling community volunteers
It’s the kind of thing you’d expect a mayor to say. “It’s a good time to live in Farmerville and Union Parish.” Activities in the community and parish bear out the statement made frequently by Mayor Stein Baughman. Earlier this summer, the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development notified the city its application to create a cultural district had been approved. »»

Group empowers parents
If anyone sees the impact of parents who don’t or can’t take active roles in the lives of their children, it would be Tommy Carr. The pastor of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church also has another full-time job, serving as an officer in the Truancy Assessment Service Center run through the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office. You could make a good case that his role with TASC is his avocation, defined by Webster as “a subordinate occupation pursued in addition to one’s vocation,” with his vocation being the pastorate. »»

Nine polling places closed
With qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary elections open through Friday, voters in Union Parish will soon know who is running for what position. For voters in nine precincts, they will also have to learn where they’ll go to cast their ballots. The Union Parish Police Jury adopted a resolution at its August meeting to comply with a state law that requires parish governing authorities to eliminate polling places that serve less than 300 voters. »»