Some of our top news stories from the October 15 paper.
DeQuincy City Council meeting notes
By Chris Nix
Are you torn between taking the kiddies trick or treating or watching your team on Halloween? Well there is good news! DeQuincy has a treat this year. Mayor Henagan announced during the council meeting Monday night that Halloween will be observed in DeQuincy on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5-8 p.m., but several local churches are hosting events on Thursday, Oct. 30. Read More
Hext bruised in car theft incident
By Alda Clark
Jeffery Hext of DeQuincy was on his way home from work near DeRidder when he witnessed a car running into a light pole. He stopped to help the man in the wrecked car, Bobby Ray Best, 34, of Westlake. Read More
Kiddie Train powered with new "locomotion"
The DeQuincy Railroad Museum's Kiddie Train is getting a new engine. The Kiddie Train which is used for special events and may be rented for special occasions has been around for about 20 years. It belongs to the DeQuincy Railroad Museum and is a star attraction each year at the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival. Over the years thousands of kids have been thrilled to take a train ride around the museum grounds. Read More
Ragley Festival takes place this weekend
By Dorothy Fontenot
The Historical Society has finalized plans for the Ragley Heritage & Timber Festival to be held this Saturday, Oct. 18, from l0 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Read More