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Tensas pharmacy joins list for vaccinations

Fred’s Pharmacy located at 705 Plank Road, St. Joseph, is one of 209 vaccine providers across the state in the process of receiving very limited doses of COVID vaccine.

These 209 providers – including 87 chain pharmacies, 93 independent pharmacies, 20 federally qualified health centers and nine healthcare sites – represent all nine public health regions and 64 parishes of the state. 

This is an increase of 102 providers that eligible residents can access since the first round of vaccines.

Pastor works to help former Newellton teacher after fire

A former student is hoping to help raise funds for a Newellton teacher who lost everything in a house fire.

Ernest Robinson, pastor of Bibleway Baptist Church in Houston, and a former student of Luehelen Lundy, said that when he learned of the fire that had destroyed the 84-year-old’s Newellton home and her belongings, he felt led to do something in order to help the family.

Her son, Adrian, is also a minister in Newellton.

Tensas voters elect local, state officials Nov. 3

Tensas Parish voters faced a full slate of candates when they went to the polls Nov. 3.

In local elections, Matthew Alexander won the race for St. Joseph mayor by 62 percent with 329 votes to Vivian Hiner’s 120 and Diane Yarrington’s 78.

In the race for St. Joseph alderman in District A, John Lewis won by 63 percent with 40 votes to Undrea Hodge’s 24.

New grant cycle opens

Northeast Louisiana Power Cooperative has a program which offers grants to nonprofit organizations within NELPCO’s service area.

Local nonprofits are invited to submit applications for grants through NELPCO’s Operation Round Up. The deadline for the current grant cycle is 4:45 p.m.  Nov. 30.

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