Martin News


By Christine Hester

Jennifer Corley and her two daughters, Erica and Meagan, were headed to Shreveport on I-49 Aug. 20 when they hydroplaned. The vehicle flipped and landed in the ditch sideways. Two kind men stopped to help them get out of the car. Thankfully, all three passengers were okay. Erica stated, “It happened so fast. All I can say is God was with us!”

Brenda Sturgis, 66, passed away at her home in Castor Aug. 19, 2017. She was born March 15, 1951. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at New Ebenezer Baptist Church with the burial at the family cemetery on Thompson Road in Castor.

Sgt. Doug Worley is a deputy for Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Department who was diagnosed with colon cancer in April 2017. Since then, he has gone through six weeks of treatment wearing an infuser chemo pack, 24/7, and has traveled every day, weekly, to Shreveport for radiation.

Doug was off treatment and back at work but had surgery earlier this month to remove the tumor. After surgery, he will be on a stronger dose of chemo to ensure the cancer is gone. Proceeds will be given directly to Sgt. Worley and his family to assist them financially.

The event/ride will take place at the Rails to Trails pavilion in downtown Castor. Chicken plates will be for sale starting at 10:30 a.m. and the ride will commence at noon. There will be no tire restrictions on the trails for the ride and gates will be open to accommodate larger ATVs.

Cost is $10 per ATV and/or $10 per chicken plate.

There will also be an onsite raffle at the pavilion with tons of cool prizes.