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Local woman celebrates 100th birthday
LISTEN TO THIS STORY HERE.BY ELONA WESTONDERIDDER -- When 100-year-old Estelle Gill is asked by others to reveal her secret t...
40th anniversary Mayfest poster unveiled
LEESVILLE -- The 2015 Mayfest poster was unveiled at an event Tuesday night at Gallery One Ellleven in downtown Leesville.Lak...
New Willow Baptist, in Leesville, marks 114 years
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- The little church by the railroad tracks is celebrating a big milestone -- its 114th year.New Wil...
'Miracle on Washington' Christmas festival to feature family fun, music, vendors, food -- and the 'Grinch'
FROM STAFF REPORTSDERIDDER -- Beauregard Parish's "Miracle on Washington" Christmas festival, themed this year ...
Vernon Parish Library Board memorializes longtime president
FROM STAFF REPORTSVERNON PARISH -- The Vernon Parish Library Board honored the longtime service of Finly Stanly on Tuesday.St...
Dan Nance, former 105.7 News Director, longtime Fort Polk PAO, passes away
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- Dan Nance, a former KVVP-FM 105.7 News Director and longtime Fort Polk Public Affairs Officer,...
JRTC, Fort Polk to host Veterans Day ceremony
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7FORT POLK -- The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk will host a Veterans Day ceremony on F...
War Memorial Civic Center to sponsor free veterans' dinner and Veterans Day observance
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7DERIDDER -- All veterans and family members are invited to the DeRidder War Memorial Civic Center to ...
Funding campaign underway to raise money for DeRidder soldier's memorial
FROM STAFF REPORTSDERIDDER -- There's an effort underway to fund the placement of a memorial to honor the service and sac...
DeRidder businessman, Aubrey T. Temple Jr., dies
FROM STAFF REPORTSDeRidder businessman and insurance industry veteran, Aubrey T. Temple Jr., has passed away at the age of 68...
Leesville proclaims week of Oct. 13 as "Leesville High School Alumni Association Week"
The following is a news release from the City of Leesville:LEESVILLE -- Leesville Mayor Rick Allen, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, procl...
Rosepine High School earns national "Blue Ribbon" recognition
FROM STAFF REPORTSBATON ROUGE -- Rosepine High School has garnered national "Blue Ribbon" recognition, according to...
LSP: Man shot after attempting to run over deputies in Beauregard
FROM STAFF REPORTSKIPLING -- A man is dead after a deputy-involved shooting Wednesday in eastern Beauregard Parish.Sgt. James...
Sam Fertitta Jr. wins $20K Vernon Chamber raffle
The following is a news release from the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce:LEESVILLE -- Sam Fertitta Jr. was the last man st...
Vernon Parish Fire Chaplains' Corps holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- The Vernon Parish Fire Chaplains' Corps held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Thursday eveni...
Fort Polk to host 9/11 observance
FORT POLK -- The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 at 9...
Leesville firefighters, police officers to participate in "Cuffs and Hoses" blood drive, more donors needed
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- The Leesville Fire Department and the Leesville Police Department will participate in the &quo...
Singer man booked on fourth offense DWI
FROM STAFF REPORTSSULPHUR -- A Singer man was booked Tuesday morning on fourth offense DWI, according to Louisiana State Poli...
"Healthy Baby Contest" set Sept. 27 in DeRidder
FROM STAFF REPORTSBEAUREGARD PARISH -- The decades-old "Healthy Baby Contest" will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 fr...
Leesville council members recognized by LMA
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- Leesville City Council members Alice Guess and Danny Dowd were recently honored by the Louisia...
Funeral service set for James "Jamey" Stephens
FROM STAFF REPORTSVERNON PARISH -- The funeral service for James "Jamey" Stephens, 31, of Rosepine, is set at 10 a....
"Ride for the Heroes" set Saturday in Leesville
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- American Legion Post 145, in Leesville, will host their "Ride for the Heroes" poker ...
"Dining and Dancing with the Stars" set July 26 in DeRidder
DERIDDER -- "Dining and Dancing with the Stars," a Beauregard ARC fundraiser, returns to the Beauregard Parish Fair...
Beauregard Memorial Hospital competing in "Pink Glove Dance" contest
FROM STAFF REPORTSDERIDDER -- Beauregard Memorial Hospital is competing in the "Pink Glove Dance" video contest, wh...
FreedomFest 2014 information
FreedomFest 2014, featuring Little Big TownGates open at 5 p.m.Open to the publicFree admissionThe public will park at Honor ...
Longtime Leesville councilman Mike Elliott passes away
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- Longtime Leesville City Councilman William "Mike" Elliott passed away on Tuesday evenin...
'Best of West Central' winners announced
Thanks to everyone who voted in Today's Country 105.7's "Best of West Central" contest.We had 10 categories...
Anacoco student earns Burns scholarship
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7ANACOCO -- Kristen Elizabeth Eusay, a senior at Anacoco High School, was selected to receive the Bill...
War Memorial Civic Center to honor Velmer Smith
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7DERIDDER -- The public is invited to the DeRidder War Memorial Civic Center for the unveiling of &quo...
Benefit set June 14 for Merryville woman
FROM STAFF REPORTSMERRYVILLE -- A community-wide benefit walk/run, honoring Sissy Williamson, will be held Saturday, June 14 ...
BPSO: Man accused of stabbing, killing dog
FROM STAFF REPORTSBEAUREGARD PARISH -- A Dry Prong man is accused in Beauregard of stabbing a woman's dog to death.Accord...
O'Banion, longtime VPSB member, dies
FROM STAFF REPORTSPICKERING -- Vernon Parish lost a longtime education advocate on Saturday.Murphy O'Banion, who served o...
Duke is a Yorkie mix. He is one-year-old. He weighs 9.5 pounds. He's black and gold with brown eyes. He is quiet and laid...
HSWL Adoption Spotlight:Sugar is a 1-year-old Pekingese. He weighs nine pounds and is beige with brown eyes. He's good wi...
Late VPSO deputy memorialized in ceremony
FROM STAFF REPORTSLULING -- A fallen Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office deputy was honored May 5 in a peace officer's mem...
Today's Country 105.7168 KVVP DriveLeesville, LA71446(337) 537-5887 - PhoneClick HERE for our Facebook pageClick HERE for...
Fatboy and Skinny's sets annual car, truck and cycle show for May 17
LEESVILLE -- Fatboy and Skinny's will sponsor their 4th Annual Benefit Car, Truck and Cycle Show on Saturday, May 17 at t...
HSWL adoption spotlight:AngelAngel is a mixed breed and 10 weeks old. She weighs eight pounds and is black, brown and white. ...
Annual pet rabies clinics announced in Beauregard
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7BEAUREGARD PARISH -- Local veterinarians and the Beauregard Parish Health Unit will sponsor the annua...
"Star Party" set March 29 at Hodges Gardens State Park
FROM STAFF REPORTSMANY -- The public is invited to join amateur astronomers from the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society to star...
Stannard honored with LAB "Lifetime Achievement Award"
BATON ROUGE -- Doug Stannard, general manager of Stannard Broadcasting in Leesville, was honored Wednesday with the Louisiana...
Residents invited to community forum at South Toledo Bend State Park
FROM STAFF REPORTSTOLEDO BEND -- Residents are invited to a community forum at South Toledo Bend State Park at 6 p.m. Monday,...
Beauregard Parish garden show set Saturday
DERIDDER -- Beauregard Parish Master Gardeners will hold a spring garden festival and plant sale at the Beauregard Parish Fai...
DeRidder woman hopes to interest others in 'geocaching'
BY ELONA WESTONDERIDDER -- A challenge -- that's why DeRidder resident Stacy Ranew began geocaching. She's been doing...
Today's Country 105.7 to sponsor annual 'Krewe De Barkus'
LEESVILLE -- Today's Country 105.7 will once again sponsor the "Krewe De Barkus" in the annual Vernon Parish Ma...
Humane Society of West Louisiana adoption spotlight:Homer is an 18-month-old Yorkie mix. He weighs six pounds, and is black a...
Local author encourages writers to seek inspiration 'everywhere'
LEESVILLE -- "Watch and observe."That's the advice local author T.R. Dowden gives aspiring writers in the area....
Fort Polk remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman gave the closing comments at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Ceremony at Fort...
Winter brings special beauty to Hodges Gardens State Park
BY ELONA WESTONMANY -- Winter brings a special kind of beauty to Hodges Gardens State Park in Many.The cooler temperatures ar...
Vernon Parish King Day Coalition plans MLK Day events
LEESVILLE -- The Vernon Parish King Day Coalition has announced events for this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebra...
Locals garner NSU ROTC honors
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science hosted an awards ceremony recently ...
2014 Leesville Lions Club Rodeo Parade
Scenes from the 2014 Leesville Lions Club Rodeo Parade held in downtown Leesville.
Vernon Parish Fire Chaplains' Corps 9/11 remembrance ceremony
The Vernon Parish Fire Chaplains' Corps held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11, 2014 in downtown Leesville.
New Llano swearing-in ceremony, July 1, 2014
New Llano officials were sworn in on July 1, 2014 at New Llano Town Hall. The terms are for 2014-2018. Also sworn were police...
City of Leesville swearing-in ceremony for 2014-2018 terms
Leesville Mayor Rick Allen and city council officials were sworn in June 30, 2014 for their 2014-2018 terms at a ceremony at ...
DeRidder home restoration
A DeRidder home, 114 years old, is being restored. The home is at 201 Royal Street and is one of the city's oldest homes....
Fort Polk welcome home ceremony, March 2, 2014
Some scenes from a welcome home ceremony held March 2, 2014 at Fort Polk. Soldiers returned from several months of service in...
Krewe de Barkus 2014 and Vernon Parish Mardi Gras Parade Scenes
Scenes from our annual Krewe de Barkus and the Vernon Parish Mardi Gras Parade
Record cold weather -- January 2014
Some photos from our record cold weather in January 2014, submitted by our listeners from across West Central Louisiana.
Funeral for Army Pfc. Jerry Pat Craig, Dec. 19, 2013
The funeral for Army Pfc. Jerry Pat Craig, a Korean War veteran who went missing in action in December 1950 at age 17, was he...
2013 Vernon Parish Christmas Parade
Scenes from the 2013 Vernon Parish Christmas Parade in Leesville, La.