The area of Ward four, in the south central part of the parish below Leesville, was settled by homesteaders before the War Between the States. Popular legends also relate that there were pirates in the area in the early days. From Tall Pines II A History of Vernon Parish, Louisiana and its People by Erbon W. Wise.
Word of the Day
Amicable AM-ih-kuh-bul (adj.) Characterized by friendly goodwill; peaceable -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Space Shuttle Memorial
Created as a tribute to astronauts who gave their lives in the pursuit of knowledge, this site honors those who died in the Challenger disaster on Jan. 28, 1986. Read astronaut bios, watch videos of them preparing for launch and more.
Number to Know
73, 7: Challenger broke apart 73 seconds after launch, killing all seven astronauts on board.
This Day in History
Jan. 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Elijah Wood (29)
“The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of Earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.’” – President Ronald Reagan, speaking to the nation on the day of the Challenger explosion