2009
Headline News

Anthony sells 91,000 acres to Molpus

Pellet fuel facility new market for wood chips
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

ALC President sees new opportunity for loggers
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Farm research reciewed at Calhoun field day
By Ray Newbold
Journal Corresondent

Foundation adopts new Tree Farm rules
By Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Writer can't turn away a stray (RT) Manx Cat
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

New Friendship Choir 'Regular' at Castor
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Ringgold experiencing resurgence in growth
Historic Bienville Parish Community, long down and out, gets boost from prayer, Shale
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Dec09


Pineville IP mill added to closure lists
Boise, JELD-WEN shutdown, postponement add to area distess

Crain calls it a career
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Travis Taylor named to office in ALC
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Ringgold Crape Myrtle - record or just pretty?
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Ips beetles at work in Texas

Nov09


Hall of Fame recognizes five at ceremony
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Community Service awards made

Got Beavers? They're hard to control
By Carlin LeDoux
America's WETLAND Conservation Corps Member
LSU AgCenter Intern, Beauregard office

Linda was Uncle Earl’s protege
by James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Oct09


Hall of Fame to induct 5 loggers
Recognition for tornado damage volunteers scheduled
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Loggers facing market issues
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Dodson Fish Market has closed doors
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Melancon to oppose Vitter for U.S. Senate in 2010 race

Martinez Logger of '09

Dr. Snider named Outstanding Tree Farmer at annual LFA convention

Sep09


Minerals lawsuit up for appeal
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Worst session ever says Sen. Francis Thompson
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Winn leads state in forestry for 2008

Weyerhaeuser closes Taylor, trims Dodson

LDAF offers seedlings

LFA 62nd annual meet at Baton Rouge Hilton

Biofuels focus of symposium at LSU

Aug09


Minerals lawsuit up for appeal
By Tom Kelly
Editor

Worst session ever says Sen. Francis Thompson
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent


Comeaux is Logger of Year '09
Robeline contractor 'Works smart,' loves life of logging
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

New car maker picks Monroe for new plant

Weyerhaeuser names Dodson mill manager; Timberlands VP

Tidwell is Chief of U.S. Forest Service

Poultry research house nears completion at Homer station

LDAF has tree seedlings for plant season
By Keith Hawkins
Area Extension Forester

Weyerhaeuser Foundation gives $5000 grant

July09


Dodson digs out from major tornado damage
Despite heavy damage, injuries few, minor
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Loggers 'Hall' set for Sept. 17 in Dodson

Dodson Mayor thanks volunteers during tornado crisis

Heflin to honor sawmill days at June 6 festival
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Beatty family endows 4-H scholarship for area

Red Oak Timber is Bienville Business of Year
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Strain delivers Blackwell Lecture at LaTech
Scholarships, awards made to key forestry students at annual industry gathering in Ruston
Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Project will take Ouachita back to its origins
By Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Jun09


Urania recalls past with Post Office dedication
Post office named for Murphy Tannehill, who served during 40s era following Hardtner
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Long wants restoration fund for Sparta
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Sabine Bank opens at Ball location

Castor student will play on US softball team
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Texas puts up drought website

Ag leadership course openings
10 seminars over two years open to limited applicants

Loggers told tech school construction due soon

Jim Long named 'Legend' by LA broadcasters
Long-serving legislator continues service on education Board of Supervisors for Louisiana
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

EQIP offers help for forest management
By Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Gardner Denver will consolidate in Monroe

Downsville nature park will be reality soon
by Pat Kenney
Special to The Journal

Procell is 'Oldest Logger' at 73

May09


$80 mil purchase saves Pilgrim
Timber industry suffers shutdowns, slowdowns in region
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

State marks POW Recognition
Glen Guest kept quiet about ordear; "Daisies don't tell"
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Making it in hard times talked at Ag Forum
By Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Dodson plywood, others close
Weyerhaeuser announces company wide product trim

Bolding is Farmer of Year '09
Mike Smith, Scott Tyler are finalists for state honor

4-H Museum marks 100 years
Director Dr. Paul Coriel recalls days as 4-H student
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Siskins, Goldfinches visit area in wintertime
By Jay V. Huner
Journal Correspondent

Ex-logger now Senator, retains work ethic
Riser learned hard work habits from uncle Kenneth Gore in log woods at age 14
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Texas man charged with timber theft by LDAF

Wildfires strike state

April09


Biomass fuel units marketed
Demonstration set-up due for operation at Winnfield
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Alexander questions bailout fund
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Political 'Hall' honors eight
'Friend of Earl' award given to Arkansas native Coggins
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Louisiana finance in serious shape, says Fannin
by James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Feral Pigs degrade crops, habitat areas
by Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Cedar Waxwings are red berry eaters
They sometimes get drunk eating fermented fruit while visiting the South
By Jay V. Hunter
Journal Correspondent

Castor's lady Mayor keeps village moving
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Gibson assumes post as head of Tech Forestry
by Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Mar09


Mineral leases valuable for landowners
North Louisiana activity, slowed by price drop, still hot item for region
By Tom Kelly
Editor and Publisher

Tommy Folk presented Russ Award

Greg Cohrs takes reins on Kisatchie
By James Ronald Skains
Journal Correspondent

Potlatch sells Arkansas timberland

AgExpo forum addresses forestry in hard times
by Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

27 awarded Master Farmer honors at Conservation Districts meet in Lafayette

LASAF honors Tech program

Northern Cardinal brighten Piney Woods days
By Jay Huner
Journal Correspondent

Warming, drought killing trees in west, researchers claim

Arson main cause of wildfires in SW Louisiana, LDAF reports

Students break ground for Habitat residence
Home for Ruston family due for completion by Spring graduation at Louisiana Tech
by Ray Newbold
Journal Correspondent

Louisiana Trail awarded honor
Dr. Tarver recognized on 40th anniversary of Trails Act
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Feb09


Forest outlook grim for 2009
Housing, packaging market drag industry into down cycle
By Ray Newbold
Journal Corespondent

Adams retires as headof Tech School of Forstry
By Ray Newbold
Journal Corespondent

Coop elects director at Pineville meet

Piney Woods reporter makes trip to the desert
By Mary K. Hamner
Journal Correspondent

Jan09