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Adaptability and cooperation prove key for DWCS

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It is no secret that COVID-19 has taken a toll on citizens across the United States, the economy, employment opportunities and many other areas. However, none is more apparent than the education system. Schools across the country have struggled with decisions to open their doors or have completely virtual learning systems.

EnviroRentals: growing to meet regional rental equipment market needs

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If you have a project, large or small, residential or commercial, that requires rental equipment to move earth, materials or machinery, EnviroRentals of Farmerville is your local one-stop shop. Located just south of Farmerville at 10227 Highway 33, the company’s new headquarters are hard to miss — just look for the telehandlers reaching into the sky, surrounded by the largest and most varied collection of heavy equipment in the area.

COVID proves challenge for Downsville Community Charter

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COVID-19 has proved to be a challenge for education systems all over the United States for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. While schools scramble to meet the public health guidelines and try to ensure safety for all students and faculty, they have also had to make adjustments to the learning process and how those processes are carried out. These new procedures have put stressors on teachers and students and in Louisiana, add one more challenge in the form of Hurricane Laura and you have an extremely difficult situation.

NEW TOWN HALL IS OFFICIAL

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Town of Farmerville and Marion State Bank officials sign the documents selling the former Marion State Bank building in front of Brookshire’s on Sterlington Highway to the Town for its new Town Hall. GayNell Pepper (front from left), Town Clerk, Mayor Stein Baughman, Jr., Marion State Bank’s Scott Jones and Town Attorney Joe Cusimano took care of the details.

Lake drawdown back on track after storms

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Both Tainter gates are currently open to a level of 4 feet each, according to Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District Commission President Jake Halley. The maximum opening height of the gates is 10 feet.

Scrimmages this weekend signal start of football season

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A summer of uncertainty turned the corner recently when the LHSAA and the state officially announced plans for the 2020 high school football season to go forward. The bright lights and the popping of the pads commences Thursday as local teams hit the field for scrimmages in anticipation of the regular season beginning the week of Oct.2-3.

Difficult job well done

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Hurricane Laura hit north Louisiana recently and Union Parish was in its path. A category 1 hurricane this far north of the gulf is pretty much unheard of, but rain and wind from Laura tore through our area causing serious, debilitating damage.

CHURCH NEWS

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A Deliverance Ministries Regular services are prayer on Mondays at 6 p.m., Bible study on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and morning worship is every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 318-368-2634.

UNION PARISH ARRESTS

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September 9 Roger Alan Antley, 32; 2359 Hwy 552, Downsville, La; Domestic abuse Battery with child endangerment Hannah Nicole Antley, 26; 2359 Hwy 552; Downsville, La; Domestic abuse battery with child endangerment September 10 Adrien Medina, 22; 9332 Hwy 143, Farmerville, La; Poss. Of Sch II; Poss.

Forum gives candidates exposure

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Four of the five candidates for mayor of Farmerville came together on virtual meeting Monday evening for a question and answer session. The forum, sponsored by local pastors and the Union Parish Voters League, used the Zoom platform to bring everyone together, with Shirley Douglas Burch as the moderator.