2006
Headline News

Small-time mill turns a profit for operatior
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Los Adaes was capitol of colonial Spanish Texas
By Bob Bowman
Special to the Journal

Writing, carving fill retirement
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Ruins of H.D. Glass sawmill turns up in Castor
Hardwood mill was under construction in 1920, says early Arcadia newspaper account
By: Mary K. Hamner
Special to The Journal

Dec06


Christmas trees, syrup keep retirement busy
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Historic St. Maurice Methodist church requests aid for paint, restoration

Smurfit, union talk contract

Taylor, Hawkins buy Martin chip mill in Winnfield

Arkansas firm buys Brewton Mill

Biodiesel adops 'Allegro' as name

IP partners in Russian industry

Webb had varied USFS career
Looking forward to working with duck decoys in retirement
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Carvers Guild start with totem
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Castor's Pine Beetle Bust honors a pest that just can't be overlooked...

Bonnie & Clyde Trade Days has new owners
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Dan Utley will head ET Historical Association

Nichols stores founded with stakes from sawmill job
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

'Pie Lady' has staying power
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Taylor honored at retirement

Nov06


Vanguard bought for $17.7 mil
New firm to raise biodiesel production to 20 million gallons
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Depletion of Sparta aquifer requires conservation

Poultry farm becomes energy self-sufficient
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Kisatchie offers recreation, beauty, and timber
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Ed Smith named LFA President at convention

Texas log auction nets $40,000 for charities
Presentations made to Lufkin State School, Texas Forestry Association

Oct06


Dispatch logging said working
Saving seen for company and loggers, says Mike Branch
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

J.K. Martin, Sr., named Logger of Year for 2006

Love of quilts goes way back in Mrs. Carter's family
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

LFA presents 2006 landowner awards

Heberts win Furture Forst Award at LFA

McCrery gets AF&PA Service Medal for work on behalf of forest industry in US

Ethanol firm buys interest in state sugar mill

Weyerhaeuser announces merger, plant sales

Simsboro MDF plant sold to Flakeboard company

Ips beetles confirmed in Louisiana pine tree forests

Railroad history is long-time hobby
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Texas court sentences in timber theft case by Louisiana lawmen

Toledo needs rain, says River Authority head

Gloria Hearn seeks 5th District Congress seat
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Sept06


Katrina salvage goal set high
State Forester reviews devastating loss of 2005 hurricanes
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Canadians take home $4 billion in settlement
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Duggan named to head AF&PA

Former Jackson County Agent due notional honor

Ex-POW visits camp, donates WWII artifacts
By Reggie Owens
Special to The Journal

Forest Queen competes for national title

Gum Springs Recreation Area gets face lift, new building
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Aug06


Meeting set to clarify Tembec certificatin
By Tom Kellly
Editor and Publisher

Odom says ethanol bill good for farmers
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Timmons expansion announced

Landowners shun certification cost

Mixed opinions on trucking

LFA meet in Shreveport to address changes

Interest in synthetic fuels reaching peak in US
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Woody biomass seen as stock for 'green' fuel

Weyerhaeuser plans biomass fuel use

Another Winn Parish Long's hat in Senate ring
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Malloy finds mission in organic blueberries
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Urania struggles, but sees hope for progress
Life after mill closure is difficult for small North Louisiana town accustomed to better times
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

'It always rains around the 4th of July' in South
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Folk Fest at NSU includes fiddle event

July 06


Weyerhaeuser to adopt new 'dispatch' logging
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

McDowell is LLA Logger of Year 2006

Trees removed on Orleans canal
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Weyerhaeuser invests in Campti expansion

Legislature adopts Chevalier 'Troubadour'
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Felix Holmes awarded Humanitarian honor

Gorum trades business for art
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Chandler takes seat in Louisiana Legislature
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

SFPA makes awards for company safety

June06


Vanguard Synfuels begins biodiesel production
First product runs April 12, turns soybean oil into diesel; plans 15 million gallon per year output
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Ferriday plant crushing beans
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Scrappin Valley famous for feuds, fights, scraps
By Bob Bowman
Special to The Journal

Phillips is 2006 Oldest Logger

Biofuels said set for 'explosive growth'
Six biofuel projects'in the pipeline,' says Louisiana development director.

Moore retiring from AF&PA August 1
Will return to home in Baton Rouge, hopes to teach, write on economic issues
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Arthur Temple dies at 86 after heart attack

Geis brothers develop own herbicide machines

Dog hunting a dying sport in the Kisatchie
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Plum Creek makes grant for GIS mapping system

Dairy farm at Homer station to close in LSU AgCenter downsizing;
more emphasis on poultry, forestry seen

Weyerhaeuser awards North Louisiana loggers

Heritage Museum shows off early mill methods
By Jack M. Willis
By Journal Correspondent

Bertrand Dean scholarship endowed

May06


Wireless Internet moving across rural parishes
Two broadband servers contemplate high-speed Internet and wireless phone in "dead spots"
By Darlene Bush Tucker
News Editor

Second system soon online
Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Tough times nothing new to Pailets of Winnfield
By Darlene Bush Tucker
News Editor

Forester Joe Burns recalls founding of Festival in '50s
By Darlene Bush Tucker
News Editor

Timber prices should improve over time

Zwolle Loggers Festival May 13 promises fun

Fest is salute to culture, says Mayor Thornton

Bass tourney new Fest feature

Bi-annual Fun Day at Lufkin Expo Center in May
Texas Forestry Association, Logging Council sponsors event for forest families and public

TFA supports fuel initiative

SFPA named director for Forest Products Expo

Pasture conversion helps improve land, water
Conservation Reserve Program assists East Texas landowner to raise loblolly pine on farm
By Johathan Dingler
Journal Correspondent

April 06


Forest ownership moves away from companies
Tom Kelly

Editor and Publisher

Forum reviews recovery status
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Dodson logger David Caskey dies at 50 from cancer

Old song has meaning for today
'Come Back to Louisiana' could be new State theme song
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

East Texas gets double dose of storm troubles
By Jonathan Dingler
Journal Correspondent

Nurserymen assess damage, look ahead
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Soil maps available at NRCS website for 31 parishes

12th Uncle Earl's in Winnfield March 23-26

Mar06


Ethanol, biodiesel movement growing in region
$3.5 million financing for Pollock plant to make fuel from soybean oil; production by spring
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

At 84, J.D. Rudd continues work with land, tiimber
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

'Uncle Earl's' coming in March for four-day run
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Brazil paces hemisphere in ethanol use
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

1927 flood was life-changing event on the river
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Boeuf River residents suffered dislocation in '27 flood, a 'Katrina' event of the time
By Luther Hall

Reduction of water use by mill can help depletion of Sparta
By Nancy Bergeron
Journal Correspondent

$18 million poultry feed plant to open in 2007
250-acre site in Natchitoches to replace obsolete mill at Many says Commissioner Bob Odom

Feb06


Sparta group seeks use of lake water for towns
Recycled wastewater use by Graphic Packaging mil at West Monroe is object of proposal
By Nancy Bergeron
Journal Correspondent

Drought draws down Toledo

New Orleans won’t make major economic contributions as in the past says Fannin
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Blanco heads list for Hall of Fame induction
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

LFA reelects Merrit

Pollock pastor pens new book of sermons

CENLA FORM at Tall Timbers

Chaumont describes water repairs after Rita
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Kurth, Folweiler, in Texas forestry

Local school gets new gear for physical training; construction program starts

Jan06

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