Carla Jackson, Bains Elementary, 2014 Louisiana Teacher of the Year.

By M.W. Willis Carla Jackson, who teaches third grade at Bains Elementary School near St. Francisville, is Louisiana’s teacher of the year for 2014. Ms. Jackson has taught at the elementary school since 2003, so she has more than two decades of experience in the classroom.

Larry Thomas, of the East Feliciana Economic Development District, updates guests of the E. Feliciana Chamber of Commerce's summer meeting held July 17. FROM LEFT: Joe Howell, Chamber president-elect, Mike Strain, DVM, Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry; Martin A. Macdiarmid, Chamber president; Kenny Havard, State Representative, District 62; and Johnny Arceneaux, of BRCC-Jackson Campus. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

Brandy M. Staton/WATCHMAN Nearly 40 guests attended the annual summer meeting hosted by the East Feliciana Chamber of Commerce at the Centenary Inn in Jackson July 17. Notable guest speakers included Mike Strain, the Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry, and Johnny Arceneaux, of BRCC-Jackson.

Leaders of Capital Area United Way and guest from United Way Worldwide gather for 2013-14 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet. They are, from left: Stephen Toups, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with Turner Industries and CAUW’s incoming campaign cabinet chair; CAUW President/CEO Darrin Goss, Sr.; US President of United Way Worldwide and Guest Speaker Stacey D. Stewart; Scott Berg, Market President with Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry and CAUW’s 2013-14 Board Chair/2014-15 Governance Chair; Christy Reeves, Executive Director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and CAUW’s outgoing governance chair; and Ralph Bender, Chief Financial Officer with Manship Media and CAUW’s 2014-15 Board Chair Elect.

It was standing-room only, all to celebrate Capital Area United Way’s board of directors, donors, staff and volunteers at their 2013-14 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet on Monday.

Carla Jackson, Bains Elementary, 2014 Louisiana Teacher of the Year.

Larry Thomas, of the East Feliciana Economic Development District, updates guests of the E. Feliciana Chamber of Commerce's summer meeting held July 17. FROM LEFT: Joe Howell, Chamber president-elect, Mike Strain, DVM, Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry; Martin A. Macdiarmid, Chamber president; Kenny Havard, State Representative, District 62; and Johnny Arceneaux, of BRCC-Jackson Campus. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

Leaders of Capital Area United Way and guest from United Way Worldwide gather for 2013-14 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet. They are, from left: Stephen Toups, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with Turner Industries and CAUW’s incoming campaign cabinet chair; CAUW President/CEO Darrin Goss, Sr.; US President of United Way Worldwide and Guest Speaker Stacey D. Stewart; Scott Berg, Market President with Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry and CAUW’s 2013-14 Board Chair/2014-15 Governance Chair; Christy Reeves, Executive Director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and CAUW’s outgoing governance chair; and Ralph Bender, Chief Financial Officer with Manship Media and CAUW’s 2014-15 Board Chair Elect.

Chief Ford elected president of Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police

St. Francisville Police Chief G. Scott Ford, president of the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police

St. Francisville Police Chief G. Scott Ford was sworn in Friday, July 11, as the new president of the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police. Ford is succeeding Chief Jim Craft of Lafayette.

Airport, agriculture, economic development topics of Chamber event

Larry Thomas, of the East Feliciana Economic Development District, updates guests of the E. Feliciana Chamber of Commerce's summer meeting held July 17. FROM LEFT: Joe Howell, Chamber president-elect, Mike Strain, DVM, Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry; Martin A. Macdiarmid, Chamber president; Kenny Havard, State Representative, District 62; and Johnny Arceneaux, of BRCC-Jackson Campus. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

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Nearly 40 guests attended the annual summer meeting hosted by the East Feliciana Chamber of Commerce at the Centenary Inn in Jackson July 17.

East Feliciana Parish Schools win Movin' On Up Award!

Leaders of Capital Area United Way and guest from United Way Worldwide gather for 2013-14 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet. They are, from left: Stephen Toups, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with Turner Industries and CAUW’s incoming campaign cabinet chair; CAUW President/CEO Darrin Goss, Sr.; US President of United Way Worldwide and Guest Speaker Stacey D. Stewart; Scott Berg, Market President with Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry and CAUW’s 2013-14 Board Chair/2014-15 Governance Chair; Christy Reeves, Executive Director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and CAUW’s outgoing governance chair; and Ralph Bender, Chief Financial Officer with Manship Media and CAUW’s 2014-15 Board Chair Elect.

It was standing-room only, all to celebrate Capital Area United Way’s board of directors, donors, staff and volunteers at their 2013-14 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet on Monday.

Three women lost in Tunica Hills call for rescue, burn their clothes

Tunica Hills WMA has very rugged terrain where hikers can easily become lost if they don't stay on the marked trails.

Once again West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s deputies and emergency personnel found themselves looking for lost hikers in the rugged Tunica Hills, July 6.

WFP Fire Dist. No. 1 Fire Chief obtains executive fire officer certification

Fire Chief James Wood, of Fire District No. 1, completes a four-year program to receive certification in the Executive Fire Officer Program.

Fire Chief James Wood completed a four-year program recently to receive certification in the Executive Fire Officer Program.

Private McCleary graduates as top recruit in Marines training

Cody McCleary, 20, is a top 10 recruit and graduate from Marines training in South Carolina.

Private Cody James McCleary, 20, recently graduated in the top 10 of his class as a member of Platoon 2052, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.

PacTec recognized for role in environmental cleanup efforts

At the UCOR awards ceremony on June 23 are Matt Marston, Chief Operating Officer for URS-CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR); Meredith Smith, Nuclear Business Development for PacTec, Inc.; Bill Smart, Director of Nuclear Sales for PacTec, Inc; Karen Reeve, Small Business Manager for UCOR; and Patrick Timbes, Project Contract & Procurement Manager for UCOR; from left.

PacTec received the Small Business of the Year Award by URS-CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC, (UCOR) at its annual awards ceremony June 23.

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Tunica Hills WMA has very rugged terrain where hikers can easily become lost if they don't stay on the marked trails.

Once again West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s deputies and emergency personnel found themselves looking for lost hikers in the rugged Tunica Hills, July 6.

Obituaries

Robert Junius Pigott, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 91, born on March 30, 1923 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.

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