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ART provides creative outlet during pandemic

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The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 took the ordinary lives of Americans and turned them upside down. The March stay-at-home orders brought a sudden halt to almost everything. Businesses, restaurants, movie theaters, shops, hair salons and most other establishments were closed. People who were used to working, socializing and conducting busy lives were suddenly forced to stay home.

Edwards extends Louisiana’s COVID Phase 2 to February 10

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Gov. John Bel Edwards today extended his modified Phase 2 order, keeping COVID mitigation measures in place for another 28 days, and strongly recommended that all businesses in Louisiana move to remote work for as many employees as possible, as COVID cases and hospitalizations surge in Louisiana. The Governor’s statewide mask mandate also stays in place.

Drawdown ends, water rises quickly

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December 31 marked the end of the four-year drawdown on Lake D’Arbonne. Typically the drawdown takes the lake down to 75 feet and it slowly fills back up to pool stage of 80 feet or full pool at 81. Things happened a little quicker this time.

Three artists to be featured in upcoming show

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Works by Union Parish artists Bob Ward, Barbara Sisk and Nicole Ramsey will be on display in the “Art in the Time of Coronavirus” exhibit set for January 19 through February 28 in Discovery Place-Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville.

From Us to the Children

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Arbor Rose residents Nell Oliver and Yyvern Taylor present a donation to Waylan Rosson and Mike Allen of the Union Parish Fire Department. Residents of the facility took it upon themselves to contribute to the yearly Children’s Christmas Shopping Fund.

Pandemic, disasters create challenges for nonprofits

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While it’s been a rough year for a lot of people, 2020 has been especially tough in Louisiana. On top of the pandemic and recession the rest of the world has been dealing with, the state was hit by two major hurricanes this year, including Hurricane Laura, a 150-mile-per-hour beast and the strongest storm on record to make landfall in Louisiana.