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East Side Water Board Member election results

With 350 voters turning out the following candidates were elected to the East Side Water System Board: Lee Ray Johnson, who defeated incumbent Steve Vidrine 236 to 126; Randal Brown, who defeated incumbent Todd Deville 221 to 140; and incumbent John Vidrine, who defeated Carol Fontenot 236 to 103

‘Snaggin good time’

Marcus Dupree prepares to yank his line with the hope of snaggin a massive catfish during a recent fishing trip he took with three of his buddies to Simmesport, La.’s Hydroelectirc dam. Dupree snagged one catfish during the trip, while one of the other fishermen caught a spoonbill. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

SIMMESPORT -- If you ask Marcus Dupree, “snaggin is always better at night,” and after a fishing trip to the Mississippi River, it might be safe to say that Marcus knows what he’s talking about.

Turkey Creek Council celebrates making final payment on center with ceremonial burning of note

From left to right: Turkey Creek Council members Neal King, Joey Ducote and Kurry Stewart and Mayor Heather Cloud together toss the village’s bank note for their community center into a fire pit to celebrate officially paying off the facility. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

TURKEY CREEK -- The Village of Turkey Creek did things a little differently at their council meeting last Tuesday.

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