Skains paid for park work
Downsville Mayor Reggie Skains may be involved in a potential ethics violation for writing checks from village accounts to a company he owned for work funded by a federal grant program. »»

It’s An Egret Buffet
Great egrets are pictured taking advantage of the lowered level of Lake D’Arbonne in this photo taken Saturday. The gates on the T.T. Smith Spillway were closed on October 8 when the lake reached the desired level of 75.0 feet, five feet below pool stage. They have since been reopened, allowing the level of the lake to stabilize. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed Commission are still working out the date the gate will be completely closed, allowing the lake to refill. Tentative plans call for the gate to be closed again on November 15, but that date is expected to be »»

DWCS work still on hold
As dignitaries stood in a scorching sun in September 2014 for the groundbreaking ceremony at their $18.1 million facility, officials with D’Arbonne Woods Charter School said the process had begun for a second round of funding that would provide athletic facilities for more than 900 students. »»

Take a bite, get the bug
Steve Grayson caught the bug quite accidentally. Several years ago, he was part of a church group from Shreveport that came to Lake D’Arbonne State Park for a weekend retreat. The group’s trip happened to coincide with the monthly meeting of the D’Arbonne Dutch Oven Cookers. »»

After botch, Cannon aces quiz
After admitting he failed to do his “homework” before last month’s meeting of the Union Parish School Board, superintendent George Cannon took an exam Monday night. He got a passing grade. »»