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Editorial: The most important blow is the loss of 58 lives in Washington Parish

The announcement this week that the 2020 Washington Parish Fair has been cancelled was yet another blow delivered by COVID-19.

But the biggest and most important blow of all, of course, is that the virus has caused 58 deaths in Washington Parish. Everything else pales as an inconvenience compared to that.





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Edwards extends facemask mandate until at least August 28; 58 deaths in Washington Parish

UPDATED, TUESDAY AUGUST 4

Governor John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that his order mandating face masks has been extended until at least August 28.

Louisiana hasn’t advance far enough in its fight against Coronavirus and so it must remain in Phase 2, the governor said.






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Pine Masonic Lodge has new officers

Pine Masonic Lodge No 264 recently installed officers for 2020 in an open meeting that began with a gumbo supper. Those shown above include: front row, left to right: Junior Warden Tom Seeger; Senior Warden Jimmy Sharp; Marshal Alan Lang; Chaplain Bill Lang; Junior Deacon Will Hebert; Junior Deacon Van Buren Sheridan; Junior Steward Robert K.




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This week in The Era-Leader

Don’t miss this week’s edition of The Era-Leader. It’s available on newsstands and in stores. Best of all, it can easily be delivered to your mailbox every Wednesday of the year! To subscribe, call us at 839-9077 or stop by our office at 1137 Main Street in Franklinton, 3 blocks south of the courthouse.


It's almost time for the Fair!

The Era-Leader's annual Fair Edition is included in this week's newspaper. Look for it in your mailbox or pick up a copy of The Era-Leader at stores and in vend boxes!

If you don't subscribe, now is a great time to sign up ---- simple and inexpensive. The Era-Leader keeps you connected with Washington Parish!





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