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MOURNING A LOSS

Friends,
    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

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ALERT!!

*UPDATE*

   Friends,

       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.

 

 

Friends,

    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!!

DRUG ARREST

    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.

 

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SANDBAG LOCATIONS

Friends,

      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.

FLOOD STAGES UPDATE

Friends,

      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!!

FLOODING- 04.06.2017- OBERLIN KINDER AREA

Friends,

                As we begin another day, we would ask that you be careful on this day of dealing with the flood waters again. According to the Weather Services the Calcasieu River at Oberlin will crest at 24 Feet and Kinder at 22.5 feet. This will cause some homes and camps near the Calcasieu to flood. Please be aware of the rising waters and take appropriate actions to preserve your property and yourself. If you need assistance please call the Sheriff's Office or 911. Homeland security has assisted us by appropriating some high water vehicles and boats, which are in the areas, to assist in the rescue of anyone who may need to leave their home. We also will have a Para-glider aircraft which will be in the areas overhead checking the areas. Please be mindful of the high water and DO NOT take any chances with you or your family's life, Please call and get the assistance you need. Please be mindful of driving through the high water, it makes waves and pushes water into homes or camps which may be flooded causing further damage or it pushes water into homes that are not flooded yet. We would ask if you must go into the water, whether it is to check on your property or family, please coordinate with our personnel on the scene. This way we will know when you go into the area and know when you are out of the area, so we can maintain the safety of everyone who may be in that area. PLEASE BE SAFE!!

FLOODING- 04.05.2017- OBERLIN KINDER AREA

Friends,

        OK we are experiencing the after effects of the storms and now we must endure the flooding. In the Oberlin area we will reach 24 feet by Friday Morning and in the Kinder area it will reach 20 feet by Thursday. If you think you will be flooded please make arrangements to go ahead and leave your residence if possible, if you need help to leave please call the Sheriff's Office or 911. We will do our best to assist you in leaving. Also if you know of someone who is on hospice or in need of special services please contact us and let us know as they may be unable to call or contact anyone. Please take care and make all necessary preparation for the coming days. PLEASE BE SAFE!!

OAKDALE FLOODING

Friends,

     Rescue Operations by the APFD #6, Sheriff's Department, Wildlife & Fisheries, Oakdale PD, Ward 5 Marshal, And Other Agencies have begun, PLEASE DO NOT attempt to do any rescues there are trained personnel on scene. The departments involved are there to handle this and we do not want to put any other lives in danger. If possible please do not drive in the high water as unknowingly you are pushing water into some homes which may not be flooded yet. Please exercise caution and if you need assistance or someone you know needs assistance please contact us and we will send the boats or rescue vehicles to them.

PLEASE BE SAFE.

SANDBAG LOCATIONS

The location for sand and sandbags are as follows:

OAKDALE- Parish Barn @ 518 HWY 1152

OBERLIN- Parish Barn @ 1217 Cottongin Road

KINDER- Parish Barn @ 203 SOUTH 10th Street

 

Please Make arrangements to go by these locations to get sandbags if you need them, call for assistance if needed.

FLOODING- 04.05.2017

Friends,

      According to the Weather Services the Calcasieu river at Oberlin will crest at 24 Feet and Oakdale at 19 feet. This will cause some homes near the Calcasieu to flood. Historically the last time a flood occurred in that area the river reached 22 feet and 18 feet. Please be aware of the rising waters and take appropriate actions to preserve your property and yourself. If you need assistance please call the Sheriff's Office or 911. Homeland security has assisted us by appropriating some high water vehicles and boats to assist in the rescue of anyone who may need to leave their home. Please be mindful of the high water and DO NOT take any chances with you or your family's life, Please call and get the assistance you need.

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