2007
Headline News

New Louisiana Forest Inventory starting
By Tom Kelly

Editor and Publisher

A Christmas Story
Dad gets his wish after all - and Santa was able to bring the doll
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Strain names leaders for transition teams
Farm Bureau's Anderson, LaTech's Dr. Green, Monroe,
will work on ag, forestry lobby issues

New Providence Church coming back from fire
By: Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Timmons marks 25th anniversary at New Year
Beginning with Alexandria truck center, now operates franchises in Winnfield and Baton Rouge

Charlie Till saw the world as pipeliner
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Times changing in forestry practices
By Ray A. Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Dec 07


Louisiana forest inventory in question
Poor data on target tracts cited by Forest Service in state's five-year survey
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Bob Odom concedes, will retire

Tragedy of World War One lingers on country tombstone inscription
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Is birding a business prospect for the Piney Woods?
By Jay V. Huner
Journal Correspondent

The Piney Woods Journal office will be closed January 1-13 for vacation. Contributors
and advertisers are requested to have material available for the January edition by
December 31, or from January 14-23, 2008.

Nov 07


Former Army base is major produce
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Two killed in chip van collision

White retiring in Jackson

Mike Smith honored by Sabine Parish groups on retirement; endorses Long

Texas Forest Festival at Lufkin in summer heat
By Jonathan Dingler
Journal Correspondent

East Texas eyes bio-generation from mill waste
By Jonathan Dingler
Journal Correspondent

Oct07


50-year-old demonstrate growth cycles
Wood quality data harvested from one of longest research projects conducted at Hill Farm

Fragmentation topic of study
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Poston is LFA 2007 'Tree Farmer'

Williams is Logger of Year for '07

Texas Loggers meet, make awards for service
By Billie Jo Hale
Special to The Journal

Bradley named TLC'Activist'

'Gear jammer' had a great run on road
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Sept07


Loggers Hall of Fame launched at NSU Folk Fest
First class inducted set stage for annual event to recognize all areas of Louisiana forestry
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Hardwoods find home in South
By Ray A. Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Cenla growth results from cooperation, effort
Chamber President Pody sites growth in forestry, manufacturing, transportation in Cenla region
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Rick Vines parlays logging career into ministry
New venture starts up to support home to give wayward boys old fashioned work ethic
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Martin Castor millsite shows signs of new life
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

LFA marks 60th year at Lake Charles Aug 28
"A Closer Look at Forestry" theme will air views on current issues; social calendar also full

Aug07


Teachers inspired by old-growth pine forest
Former Urania Lumber Company "Set Aside" contains legacy loblollys unique in the South
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Pineville mill to stay, says IP

Doris Franklin one of last forestry firetower spotters
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Faces changing in Louisiana Legislature
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

106-year-old Shell house taken by fire
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

July07


Bill seeks relief on homeowner building codes
North Louisiana Rep. Jim Fannin says hurricane-related bill '1not well thought out' in 2005
By James Ronald Siains
Journal Correspondent

Holiday customs vary
Memorial Day important for family, friends
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Summer fires possible in region
By James Ronald Siains
Journal Correspondent

Franks is Logger of Year for LLA

Bioenergy hot topic for forestry, agriculture as nation feels fuel pinch
By Ray A. Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Ron Nations started working yung, still busy
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Journal joins Folk Festival to sponsor Loggers Hall of Fame

Reclamation of WWII Camp Livingston underway by Forest Service in CENLA
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Lirette earns Model Farm rank for 2007 effort

Jay Taylor recalls journey from Gibsland LA
Retired President donates Civil War diary, papers, to Tech Library Special Collection archive
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

June07


Roy O. Martin dedicates mill

Clem Huffman, Long 'insider' is dead at 90

Davison selling to Houston firm

Journal on file at Tulane library
Paper joins permanent Louisiana Collection at university

Wild hogs hit the woods
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Class action accepted in Catahoula, river suits
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

May07


Pineville Research may close
Reorganization, budget cut, zeroes funds for USFS
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Catahoula a Lake? Maybe
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Timber tax rules important to owners
Good records required to maximize claims for expenses, gains and losses
By Ray A. Newbold
Special to The Journal

North Louisiana sees rise in natural gas play
Lincoln, Jackson, Bienville, Union enjoying major success in Gray Sur, Cotton Valley production

Climbing Mt. Driskill is worth the walk
By Ray A. Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Apr07


JeldWen site preparation underway

Fuel Plant big news for state corn farmers

Bastrop IP mill workers determined to save jobs
By Mark Rainwater
Bastrop Daily Enterprise

Speaker optimistic about session
By Janes Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Wild hogs were tough on early pine forests

'Hog killin' day' involved work by everyone in the 'olden days'
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Flash flood threatens families
Kisatchie biologist risks life, saves child in rubber boat
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Louisiana Trail aims to become walker's treat
65-miles abandoned railroad right of way turned into panorama for nature lovers
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Ouachita River important in settlement, growth
'Relay' restoration brings authentic representation of way of life from river region's past
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

North LA group seeks plan for GIS sharing

Kisatchie sets new rules for use of vehicles
By: James Ronald Skains
Journal correspondent

Angelina Recreation area opned after hurricane Rita damages repaired; more work still being done

March 07


Electricity from wood chips in Kisatchie furture
Experimental program aims to power headquarters facility with self-generation system
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Kisatchie District Hq now open
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Homer station dairy herd disbanded, sold at auction

Rural ways of life gone, mostly forgotten in region
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Grant available for fire reduction projects due to hurricane-downed timber

Abigail Kimbell succeeds Bosworth as USFS Chief

Whitmire is new poultry agent

Farm bill top need for state agriculture
Revisions to 2002 Act hold key to success, speakers say at AgOutlook 2007
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

World-traveler winds up back in Urania, LA
Edgar Forest Cook saw the world as Navy Seabee, oil field surveyor, construction technician
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Price, O'Neal awarded R.E. Russ honor

Hagan new manager at Smurfit

'Uncle Earl's' Hog Dog Show is coming
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Feb07


JELD-WEN Plant announced for Dodson location
$85 million facility to manufacture 'door skins,' will use sweetgum, soft hardwood chips
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Political season begins in LA

Roby Ryals got wartime welcome way out west
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

McManemin still keeps store after farming, varied career
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Stumpage up 9.1% from '05 says LDAF

Jena carpenter finds success in niche market
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

Tinnerello new El Camino exec
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Boggus heads Texas Forestry Association

Jan07