Written by Edna Liggin The Gazette October 21, 1976 Victor Tabor, who lives on Rural Road 3320, south of Spearsville, is an almost self-sustaining, on-man farmer, a rare breed in this day of supermarkets, co-ops, and big farms. In fact, he is almost extinct! In the day s of Mr. Tabor's great-grandfather, Joseph Shaw, it … Continue reading Victor Tabor, Old McDonald
Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Gazette October 28, 1976 The Story of Eugene Pearson "We don't know what happened on this earth long ago," Eugene Pearson told us as we gazed at his collection of varied and unusual rocks and petrified wood. We marveled at the beauty of them, and … Continue reading From Watermelons to Rocks
Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Bernice News Journal October 4, 1979 James Edmunds was a man who traveled many miles going from Georgia to Alabama as a young man, then perhaps back to Georgia as a married man. He brought his family to Union Parish in the mid 1840’s. He … Continue reading James Edmunds: The Man and The Legend
Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Gazette February 16, 1978 "The best and only place to live" is the theme of every statement Leon Austin makes about his 80 years of living near Lowery's Ferry, his beloved spot on Cornie Creek. Here is his home, his natural environment, here he still … Continue reading Leon Austin – Woodsman of Old Lowery’s Ferry on Cornie Creek
Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Bernice News Journal September 23, 1976 One of the oldest, and most certainly the best preserved of Shiloh's homes of yesteryear is lived in today by Mrs. Chloe Moore and sons. It is at least 120 years of age, maybe more, and is situated a … Continue reading Generations Have Lived in Shiloh Home
Written by Jon R. McKinnie 1963 Linville Grad Early studies report that a man named Linville from North Carolina settled in the forests of what would become eastern Union Parish. He established the Linville Trading Post in 1778, thirteen miles northwest of the Ouachita City port. It was constructed on an old Indian trail, later … Continue reading Long Live the Memory of Linville School (1867-2005)
Submitted by Cathy Buckley Cathy mentioned that there was another Alma Mater later on by Lucille Porter. We will post it also if we can get a copy of it.
Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin One of the last genuine old country stores is the background for Mrs. P. K. Hudson's way of earning pin money "at home". Since 1917 she has been coming to this store, located at Litroe. She has sold goods to the same area through a rich … Continue reading Old Home Store Earns Pin Money
Molly Liggin Rankin Published in 1960 Bernice News Journal Wouldn't you like to have these prices now? McMurrian's was in Farmerville, Smith's was in Bernice and Oglesby's was in Dubach.
Written by Galen White There's been a heap 'o talk over the last several years about global warmin', and quite honestly, I've never put much belief into it. I guess I've always figured it was nothin' more'n cyclic events. You know how it is, every several years or so it seems one season is wetter, … Continue reading Is This Proof of Global Warming?
The Gazette September 23, 1903 Wanted at Once! WOOD “50” CHOPPERS Highest Prices Paid. Apply to J. D. Baughman Fountain pens for sale by J. G. Trimble. I have for sale the Weber wagon — best wagon on the market. J. D. BAUGHMAN. Messrs. Abe Stein and D. E. Laupheimer came up from Monroe Friday … Continue reading From Farmerville
Written By Galen White Now, I'm pretty sure you folks who have money ain't too gung ho on investin' in Wall Street. After all, one of our past presidents said the financial situation on Wall Street needed attendin' to, but the bozos in congress said, "No, everything is fine as frog hair." Well, we know … Continue reading Investment A Guaranteed Success
Written by W. Gene Barron Ike Futch Professional Baseball Player Ike Jerry Futch was born on January 31, 1941, the fifth of nine children, six boys and three girls, born to Joe Reed “Bouy” and Martha Marie Smith Futch. Most of his brothers were named after New York Yankee greats. All nine children were … Continue reading Ike Futch – Professional Baseball Player
Written by Cathy Buckley James E. Trimble “A Pennsylvania Republican in the Hill Country of North Louisiana” It was the winter of 1859 when 25 year old James E. Trimble moved to Farmerville, Louisiana. The Pennsylvania born Trimble had spent the previous year in Washington, Arkansas as Assistant Principal of the Washington Academy. He … Continue reading James E. Trimble
Written By Galen White As I lay there, the blood that gives me life was slowly leaving my body. Having always heard that one should apply pressure to a wound. I also knew it wouldn't do me much good since I only had two hands and the wounds were many. It was really quite amazing … Continue reading I Shoulda Thought of a Pair of Leather Gloves
This is one of my favorite candies, but it is my Mama's all time favorite candy. They are hard to find now so every time she sees them she buys a bag.
Written By Galen White Gather 'round folks 'cause I been doin' some thinkin' and have come up with somethin' that I'll bet you ain't thought about. Let me 'splain it to ya. When I mention "rich folks", who do you think of? Oil tycoons? Wall Street brokers? Spoiled professional athletes? Well, you'd be right. Now … Continue reading Cavemen and Nincompoop
Written by Gene Barron On April 20, 1908 Sheriff John W. Taylor and his Chief Deputy, James M. Underwood were called to Bernice in response to a shootout. The shooting occurred when Charles J. Morton, along with his wife, Anna, and their son, Charles Hester Morton, stepped from the coach of the northbound Rock Island … Continue reading A Shootout on the Streets of Bernice
Ken Booth Peanuts character Charlie Brown never found his little red haired girl. I can sympathize. For 69 years I have often wondered what became of the little blonde haired girl in my first grade class at Barkdull Faulk School for whom I harbored a shy and suppressed sweetness. When my Dad bought a good-sized … Continue reading The Little Blonde Head Girl
Roy Austin August 5, 2018 On this day, 100 years ago, my maternal grandparents, Orion Buckley Lee and Susie McIntosh were married. They went to Bernice to elope, but one of Susie's uncles found out and called ahead to prevent them from getting married. Undeterred, they boarded a train and went to Jonesboro in Jackson … Continue reading Orion Buckley Lee and Susie McIntosh
Karen Mabry Rice Why am I the Archives Coordinator and the Listowner for Union Parish? I never lived there a day in my live. I visited there 3 times in my live - twice as a young kid, and once as a young adult. Those visits as a kid were wonderful. I visited with my … Continue reading The Moores, Cooks, Copelands, & Mabrys of Union Parish
Edna Marie Matthews Liggin with Lottie Hutto Chester McCallum - December 2, 1979 Ruby Lunsford Edna Jernigen
Edna's Courtship Tales of Grandma Tabor Going Home September 9, 1979
Edna Marie Matthews Liggin
Kelby Ouchley Bayou-Diversity July 8, 2018 Had you been sitting on the bank of Bayou Bartholomew several miles below Bastrop on the afternoon of December 13, 1857, you would have heard her piercing scream long before she came into view. Heavily laden with cotton bales, the steamboat W.W. Farmer eased cautiously along with the current. … Continue reading Bayou Steamboats
We wish everyone a Happy Independence Day! Thank you to all our ancestors who built this wonderful country. Please celebrate responsibly and be safe.
Pearl Adams Harris, 97, a retired bookkeeper and homemaker, passed away on February 4, 2016 at her home in Farmerville, La. Visitation will be held at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Funeral services by Rev. Hank Hamilton and Rev. Johnny Hankins will be held on Monday, … Continue reading Pearl Adams Harris
Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #31 By Cathy Buckley In the early 1960’s the Bernice Industrial Development Corporation was developed in Bernice with the hope of attracting new businesses to help the town grow. Dr. W.C. Reeves served as president of BIDCO during its earliest years and the group sported a membership of 85 members … Continue reading Bernice Dots #31
Written By Galen White In case you missed my last article, I've been tryin' to educate some of the folks who may find it difficult understanding the how's and why's of Louisiana natives. The entire world knows we are a wee bit different, what with our spicy foods, strong drink, and colorful language. So, being … Continue reading Understanding A Louisiana Native Part 2
Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #30 By Cathy Buckley In April of 1957 an organization was formed in Bernice that is still alive and well 61 years later. The Bernice Garden Club was formed in the home of Mrs. W.C. Reeves with 49 ladies present. The first motto of the club was “Gracious Living Through … Continue reading Bernice Dots #30