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April 26 -- Laurel Hill cemetery homecoming
Laurel Hill will holds its 47th annual cemetery homecoming on Saturday, April 26 starting at 10 a.m. "Faith Singers" will perform. There will also be food and fellowship. A BBQ lunch will be served. The church is located in LaCamp.

April 29 -- Gospel concert
Norris Memorial Church of God in Christ will host a Gospel concert on April 29. The Lindley Creek (The Greer Family) will perform at 7 p.m. The church is located at 501 East North Street in DeRidder. For more information, contact the church at 463-7538. More at

May 1 --  Day of Prayer
Norris Memorial Church of God in Christ invites everyone to attend the 63rd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer on May 1 at 6 p.m. in downtown DeRidder at the Amerisafe pavilion. The theme is "One Voice United in Prayer." Prayer will be led for the government, military, media, business, education, church and family. For more information, call 463-7538. The pastor is Elder Murray C. Piper.

May 3 -- Firefighter sunset devotion
LEESVILLE -- The second annual firefighter sunset devotion will be held at the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3. According to organizer, Chief Michael Kuk, the program will be about an hour and will recognize firefighters through the ages, from Roman to modern times, with prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, ceremonial events and music. Firefighters will be in dress or duty uniforms. Equipment will be on display. The public is invited. For more information, call Kuk at 318-379-8466.

May 10 -- Cryer Cemetery Association meeting
The Cryer Cemetery Association will hold its annual business meeting at 9 a.m. on May 10 at the cemetery. Those attending should bring their lawn chairs. The contact is Sharon Daigle. She can be reached at 238-4094.

Ongoing -- FUMC Leesville services
LEESVILLE -- The First United Methodist Church in Leesville holds the following services each Sunday:
8:45 a.m. - Contemporary (live band) service - in the gym
9:45 a.m. - Sunday School (all ages)
11 a.m. - Traditional service - in the sanctuary

For more information, e-mail or call 337-396-0408.

Ongoing -- Leonidas Polk Memorial Episcopal Church services
Sunday Morning Liturgy is at 9 a.m.
2nd and 4th Sunday Celebration of the Holy Eucharist - Coffee follows all Sunday Services
All other Sundays - Morning prayer
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. - Evening prayer with coffee to follow
Last Wednesday of the month - Game Night with food - Open to all and no charge
For more, visit or call 337-239-3083.
The church is located at 805 Abe Allen Memorial Drive in Leesville.

Ongoing -- Vendors sought for May 17 bazaar
Leonidas Polk Memorial Episcopal Church in Leesville is looking for vendors to set up at the church's Spring Bazaar on May 17. The event will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost is $20 for a 10x10 space for the day. For more information, call 337-239-3083.

Ongoing -- Castor events
LEESVILLE -- Some upcoming events at Castor Baptist Church at 2057 Slagle Road in Leesville. For more information, call 239-2004.
6:30 p.m., May 2 -- Lindley Creek Blue Grass
6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 -- Frank and Waine Self, and the Chordsmen.
10 a.m. Aug. 2 -- Castor Creek Homecoming
6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 -- Ben Waites
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