2008
Headline News

Jeld-Wen postpones plant opening in North Louisiana

Forest products companies hammered in stock crash
by Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Mike Womack, equipment rep, killed in Winn motorcycle accident October 30

Kisatchie wood chip gasifier formally launched
By: James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Smurfit, facing time off entertains Chamber

Family forest issues vary with plot size
by Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Bluebirds returning to Piney Woods landscape
By Jay V. Huner
Journal Correspondent

Peach Fest listed in Top 20 Events by Tourism Society

Detroit native saw duty around the world with Army, now handles mail at Castor
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Dec08


'Greatest Generation' ranks are thinning

Water, gas drilling issues up for talk

SFPA announces 30th EXPO 2009 in New Orleans

Heritage Museum named to Historic Places Register

Chimney Swifts, pelicans, otters on Cotile Lake
By Jay V. Huner
Journal Correspondent

Nov08


Wood chips successfully converted to electricity
Demonstration project on Kisatchie unit shows feasibility of synthetic biofuel production
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Forestry, Agriculture take hits from twin Gustav, Ike in Louisiana and East Texas

Hanesville Shale EXPO in Shreveport to give info on leasing, taxation issues

Chesapeake scales back on capital spending
Natural gas prices plunge 50% since June based on surplus, 3 Haynesville wells completed

IP leases 13,000 acres of NW LA Haynesville Shale for $263 million bonus

Petrohawk floats 25-million share public offering; brokerages busted

How to spend a summer day: First catch a hen
By Patsy Ferrington Kenney
Special to The Journal

Old forest absorb carbon too, says new research study
By David Stauth
Special to The Journal

Survey records donated to Caldwell

Pressures on wood supply seen with subsidies for biofuels, industry spokesman reports to USDA

Red-Wing Blackbirds are noisy, and edible
By By Jay V. Huner
Journal Correspondent

Oct08


Gustav delays printing, delivery of September edition of Journal
Hurricane Gustav, reminiscent of Katrina three years ago the same week, delayed printing and delivery of this edition of The Piney Woods Journal. Because of extensive power outages in Baton Rouge, the Journal’s printer was unable to produce the edition on time. Outages and other problems in Central Louisiana caused further delays with mail and news stand deliveries. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the delays.

Hall of Fame names 5
Gustav causes re-scheduling of presentation

Forest economy feels global pressures
Association awards honors for logger, tree farmers at Marksville convention
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

LFA names winners at Marksville convention

At 89, John Perritt looks back with pride
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

ETEX Biopower plant to startup
By Jonathan Dingler
Journal Correspondent

Small tree can provide value in new products

Forest Heritage Museum seeks restoration fund
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Barn swallows a blessing or curse, as you will
By Jay V. Huner
Journal Correspondent

Sept08


Winn, Sabine lead stste in forestry production
2007 Louisiana forestry production statewide is sown from prior years says LSU AgCenter report

'Shale' leasing activity reaches frenzy level

Ex-Mayor Wendt dies at 95

Hall of Fame moved to September 19

Disaster declaration asked in LA

'E-Coal' uses wood for electric power boiler fuel substitute
By Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Foundation awards $41,500 scholarships

Field day at Texas Tree Farm set September 13

Water: Forest major resource for water management
By David Stauth
Oregon State University

Aug08


Highway funds coming up short for TIMED
Last bond sale seen in 2010, with action by Legislature necessary to fund final projects
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Biodiesel from vegetble oil shown in AgCenter seminar
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

'Shale' gas landowners organize
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Murphy Barr funeral June 17 at Ruston Emmanuel

Third graders 'dis' loggers
'Education' doesn't always solve public perception mistakes

Chinese Tallow eyed as stock for biodiesel fuel
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

'Witness Trees' mark land lines in new U.S.
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

July 08


Forestry Chief speaks at Blackwell Lecture
By Ray A. Newbold
Journal Correpondent

Culpepper recalls days as 4-H member
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Forest economy down for 2007
By Mike Dunn, Ph.D.
Louisiana Forest Landowner Newsletter

Castor General Store overcomes 2000 storm
Charles and Teresa Harper recognized for achievement by Bienville Chamber of Commerce
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Warblers 'Feathered Jewels' of North America
By Jay V. Hunaer
Journal Correspondent

June08


Haynesville Shale new gas find in North LA

Joe Paddie recognized as 'Oldest Logger' at Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Radliff no deserter, died in WWI flu epidemic, kin say
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Driskill a hike to Top of Louisiana
Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

McManus, Gaar crews recognized

Texas on lookout for Pine Beetle outbreak
By Jonathan Dingler
Journal Correspodent

Lige Wilkerson raised family on work, true grit
Worked for Tremont Lumber building trams for log transport, timber buying, expert tie maker
By Anne Lasyone Futch
Special to The Piney Woods Journal

Fulton named president, CEO of Weyerhaeuser
Steven Rogel, 65, moves to non-exec chairman; former LSU chanceller Emmert named to Board

Flood aid request for Louisiana farmers

May08


Campti mill in $6 billion sale by Weyerhaeuser

Wade Dubea is New State Forester

Wieger is elected as Fellow in SAF

Renewable energy engages global interest
Corporate researchers seek solution for economical, environmentally safe bio-energy need
By: James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Planning for succession, tax talk at Forum

'Forest Fun Day' at Lufkin

Recycling products for reuse proves profitable
By Jack M. Willis
Journal Correspondent

April08


Political Hall of Fame inducts 9 in Winnfield
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Col. King developed Salt Springs 'lick'
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Most officials do right thing, says Tech history Prof
By Judith Roberts
Special to The Journal

Water Turkeys seen in Piney Woods waterways
By Jay V. Huner
Journal Correspondent

Lawrence named Ranger at Davy Crockett Forest

Mar08


Forest ownership changing in Southern U.S. 'Wood Basket'
By Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

At 96, Josie Gaar has lively memories of life in Winn
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Loggers Hall of Fame Nominations Invited

Jindal promises ethics reform in Session
By Bobby Jindal
Governor of Louisiana

Blanco reviews achievements in Office
By Kathleen B. Blanco
Former Governor of Louisiana

Journal archives donated to NSU

Ed Lancaster donated memorabilia to Tech

Emory is Russ Award winner in Ruston

'Discourage' chicken hawks, but don't shoot!
By Jay V. Huner
Journal Correspondent\

Feb08


Fannin to chair House Appropriations
New administration takes office as 'mirror image' from 80 years ago
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Ranger retiring with projects complete

Dr. Strain announces LDAF heads

New trade school OK'd in Winn
'Gold star' in career, says retiring State Senator Mike Smith
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Thinning affects pine plantation productivity
Study shows management improves forest health, environmental impact, financial return
By Ray A. Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Birders count species in Christmas census
By Jay V. Huner
Journal Correspondent

Political 'Hall' induction Feb. 2

Jan08

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