Just a little note to let you know that ALL ALLEN PARISH SCHOOLS will be OPEN tomorrow. Please take care as some areas are still experiencing water on some roadways, so please be careful. All buses will be running on tomorrow, please take care as they pick up the children on their respective routes. Please take care and God bless.
Due to the adverse conditions caused by the flooding, ALL ALLEN PARISH SCHOOLS will be closed on Thursday 05/04/2017. Some roadways may be impassable and the School Board made the decision not to jeopardize anyone or their children for this reason. Please take care and be safe if you must leave your homes for any reason. Water is over some roadways and can be dangerous. Please be safe and God bless.
Due to the severe weather we are now enduring, here are a list of road hazards (roadways with hazardous water areas). Please check back periodically for updates. Please remember DO NOT drive through high water, it only takes 4 to 6 inches of water to float a vehicle and cause it to leave the roadway. Please be careful.
ROADS WITH WATER ON THEM:
BEL FIRE TOWER ROAD
BURNETT TOWN ROAD
SAND PIT ROAD
RADIO TOWER ROAD
MARTIN TRAM ROAD
GREEN OAK ROAD
BOTLEY CEMETERY ROAD
M FRUGE ROAD
ELOI ORTEGO ROAD
CHARLIE KUNTZ ROAD
OLD FERRY ROAD
SHERMAN HOUSTON ROAD
OLD PUMP ROAD
CLYDE CHACHERE ROAD
BLUE BUSH ROAD
SAM CLOUD ROAD
HWY 165 NORTH BOUND @ VANPLY ROAD
CC BELL ROAD
LAUDERDALE ROAD SOUTH OF CLYDE CACHERE
CLARENCE BULLER ROAD TO HWY 26
WILLIS COURVILLE ROAD
RAY SHUFF ROAD
STRANGERS TREE ROAD
WARD LINE ROAD
HICKORY FLAT ROAD
BUCK BOWLES ROAD
NEVILLE VIZENA ROAD
DOUGLAS SONNIER ROAD
TEN MILE ROAD
HWY 112 @ PINEY PARK
BUDDY DOYLE ROAD
TOM JEFF ROAD
CHESTER WEST ROAD
It is with a heavy heart that we again must say good bye to one of our deputies. Mr. Bobby Gordon, who served us faithfully for many years has passed away. He was a great man and mentor to all of us. Please remember his family as they face the days ahead.
Bobby R. Gordon
January 07, 1950 - April 23, 2017
Memorial services for Mr. Bobby Reuel Gordon will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale with Reverends Russell Kirkland and Jerry Odom officiating.
Mr. Gordon, 67, of Oakdale, entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 23, 2017 with his loving family by his side.
Bobby, who was the first elected Oakdale Chief of Police, was passionate about his community and its people, so much, that at the age of sixteen, while on vacation, he jumped into the water and saved the lives of three people. He served as a law enforcement officer for over thirty five years and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rhodolph and Mabel Young Gordon; his brother, Rudolph “Boots” Gordon and his sister Patsy Ruth Gordon.
Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include his loving wife of forty four years, Loree Holladay Gordon, of Oakdale; three children, Cory and his wife, Andrea McClung Gordon, of Oakdale, Kerry and her husband, Cliff Brumback, of Westlake and Casey and his fiance’ Tamara Monceaux, of Oakdale and seven grandchildren, Cade and Haidee Gordon, of Benton, Breanna Beniot, of Westlake, Tyler Brumback, of Lake Charles, Alex and his wife, Erika, of Lake Charles, Trevor Thompson, of Franklin and Brooklyn Gordon, of Fairview.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, LA Baptist Children’s Home, Dry Creek Baptist Camp or Special Olympics Teen Challenge.
Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Gordon family by visiting www.rushfh.com
With your assistance and the training of our deputies, the subject who was armed and roaming in the Dunnehoo Road area, has been apprehended without incident. Thank you for your patience and your assistance in this matter. God Bless and have a great day.
This is to advise you that at this moment, our deputies are dealing with a situation in the Reeves area. There is a subject in the area of Dunnehoo Road in Reeves, who has dementia and has armed himself. The subject has left his residence and is walking in the area.
PLEASE close and lock your doors in the area of Dunnehoo Road and if you see someone walking PLEASE CALL Allen Parish Sheriff's Office or 911 and report this. PLEASE DO NOT approach this subject as he could be dangerous. We are working as quickly as possible to resolve this matter, but we would appreciate any information you may be able to offer. PLEASE BE SAFE!!
On April 2, 2017, the Allen Parish narcotics task force received a complaint of possible illegal narcotics sales by Adam E. Thomson of Oberlin La.
Agents then conducted surveillance over the course of several days and observed what appeared to be hand to hand transactions at Thompson's residence located 713 8th Street in Oberlin, Louisiana.
On April 10, 2017, narcotics agents executed a search warrant upon the residence and found Thompson in possession of approximately 14 ounces of marijuana, a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic hand gun and drug paraphernalia.
The seized marijuana has a street value of approximately $1,500.00
Adam E. Thompson, black male with a dob of 4-14-91 was charged with one count of distribution of marijuana, one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. One count of illegal carrying of a weapon.
Thompson remains in the Allen Parish Jail with his bond to be set.
We have a crew of our trustees working at the Parish Barn in Kinder to provide to all who need them filled sandbags. They will be working at the Kinder location until 11 AM. If you have need of sandbags, Please go to this location to obtain them for the purpose of protecting your home or property.
At 11 am the trustee crew will move from the Kinder location to the Reeves Parish barn to fill sandbags for the residents that need them. Please take the bags that you need to protect your property.
Please Be Safe and call if you need assistance.
As we approach the end of the day, we are still in the pathway for flooding. Our Neighbors in Oakdale on the Calcasieu River at last level reported the river was dropping and has reached under 18 feet. Our Neighbors in the middle of the parish are still in the rising stage of flood levels, where the last report of the Calcasieu at Oberlin was at 21.9 feet and rising, it is expected to crest at 23.5 feet at around 1 pm on Friday. Our Neighbors to the south in the Kinder- Leblanc area are still on the rising side of the flood waters also. The Calcasieu river at Kinder is currently at 20.41 feet with an expected crest of 22.5 feet around 7 pm on Saturday.
The rising water in the Kinder area is going to force the closure of Old Pump road in just a little while, so be prepared.
My friends if you have not prepared, please do so. If you need assistance, we have trained personnel standing by to assist you. Please call us if it is necessary for you to leave and are unable to do so. Please Be careful and Please be safe. God Bless!!