Check out the Youth Activities Page for

information  on activities at the Live Oak Sports Complex(adult and youth) and other sports youth activites, events in the area.

Do you have an event or fund raiser that you would like those in the Watson area to know about?


Would you like your business and phone number listed free in the Business Directory?


If the answer is YES to either of these, please email the information to comments@watsonla.com

The 5th Annual Paint Watson Blue and Gold Spirit Week. that will coincide with LOHS Homecoming Week, October 25th – October 31st. It is a way for all of us to show our support of not only LOHS but all five of our schools, their students, alumni and supporters.  This year as years past we are asking Watson area businesses and residents to show their blue and gold through yard displays, painted windows, decorated doors and mailboxes.



• BUSINESSES:  This year we will have two categories for business entries: a traditional Building as well as a Store Front only category for those that have only windows or doors available for decoration/painting etc. Winners in both categories will be decided by online voting. One winner in each  a free banner ad with their name and logo on www.watsonla.com for two months and have the banner ad shared periodically on the Facebook page during those two months.


• LOHS STUDENTS: LOHS students will be nominated for a Spirit award by a committee based on their participation in Homecoming activities as well as their school spirit throughout the year. From these students, one student from each grade level will be chosen by the teachers and staff as a Blue and Gold Spirit winner. They will each recieve a gift bag from watsonla.com and including a $20 Visa Gift Card. Winners will be announced at the LOHS Homecoming Pep Rally.


• Displays should be up no later* than 7p.m. October 28th, so we can have pictures of businesses for online voting. The displays should use blue and gold in the design and remain up until  after the LOHS Homecoming game October 31st.


•To make sure we get ALL Entries/Nominations they should be submitted by email with their business name and contact info to comments@watsonla.com OR by message on  the watsonla.com Facebook page. In time to get pictures if possible please let me know by, Monday, October 27th through the message link on the Facebook page or the email listed above in time

 to get photographs. You can also submit 1- 3 photos or a collage .


• Voting: The pictures will be added to the watsonla.com website for online voting and on the Facebook page. Voting will run from noon on Tuesday, October 28th 6p.m. through  10 a.m. Friday, October 31st .  The business with the most votes and likes in each category will be declared the winner.


• Business winners will be announced on October 31st. LOHS Spirit winners will be announced at the pep rally.


A link to voting for the business displays will be added to the website and our facebook page when the contest begins.


 We hope you all join in on the voting like you have done in the past and vote for your favorite.





Girl Scout Cookies Make it to Troops Overseas......


 A thank you  to all who had a part in this from Ms.Delanoix and Troop 10384:


"I have never, in my entire life, been more proud! Our cookies made it overseas! Thanks to all of the incredible support from our community we were able to send 18 cases of Girl Scout cookies! Troop 10384 wants to thank everyone who made this possible. "


I will try to update this website on the 15th and 30th of each month as needed.   If these dates fall on a holiday or weekend, the updates will occur a little bit earlier or later...I will try to let you know ahead of time.


The next scheduled update will be August 15th. Please email your updates by  August 12th.


If you have an announcement, community, church, school event, fundraiser, community news, birthday or anniversary  to share, or need a business added or updated for the business directory, please email it to comments@watsonla.com

Idea Station

Annual-Pick-A-Pumpkin Sale

October 25th-31st! Pick a pumpkin at checkout and receive

10 - 35% off your purchase*

*Discount applied at checkout.*certain restrictions apply - see store for details







Garage Sale to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Help Team Erica with their annual give back to St. Jude campaign, by shopping this supersize garage sale on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 from 8 am- 2pm at 10183 Ponder Lane in Watson. While there are too many items to list, you will find furniture, household items, toys, games, electronics, DVD/VHS movies, home décor, clothes, shoes, books and much more!


Team Erica was created by Watson residents, Janet and Mark Oufnac along with their daughters, Alexis, Erica, Lindsey, Rachel, and Susan in 2011, while Erica was being treated at St. Jude for Large B-cell Lymphoma. Thanks to St. Jude, Erica will be celebrating 3 years in remission this month. 100% of the sales proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital to further their mission in finding cures for all childhood cancers.




" I live on Hwy 1019 and the traffic is bad from people taking Fore Rd to by pass the school. If I don't leave 15 minutes earlier than usual I will sit in my subdivision from the traffic back up at the stop sign and red light for over 15 minutes.."




" It is not Mr White, Valarie Hodges is our rep. I know you are talking about another problem, butI have been working with Rep Valarie Hodges on getting the intersection of La1019 and La3285(old La 16) changed. La. DOTD Traffic Operation District 62 has made a study on the traffic problems at this intersection. They are considering a round about there. I am not a fan of round abouts but I can see it would be better than what we have now. About 95%(1019) must stop for the 5% old La16 is causing back ups on 1019. Encourage Rep Valarie Hodges to continue her effort to fix this problem. She seems to be very concerned about our problems. email hodgesv@legis.la.gov."



"I as well live off fore rd to take my daughter to middle school in morning if I go to hwy 16 its 35 min.to get there from 6:45 in morning.I have to go down Springfield rd to cut time.we need 4 lanes from red lanes definitely!."



 " LOVE IT!!!! My son is a 2010 graduate who played both football & baseball! It's so great 2 see all the support! "



"Live Oak Middle's Veterans Day Program is Tuesday, November 11 at 9am. Handouts with information on bringing a veteran to the program were passed out in 7th hour today and yesterday. If your child plans on bringing a veteran, have them return the bottom portion of the handout and return to their homeroom teacher by November 1st. Email laura.foy@lpsb.org for more information.."







 I will post  introductions to candidates who are running for the local offices upon submission. At this time the introduction is for a candidate running for the local Justice of the Peace seat. Any candidate is welcome to send in an " introduction" along with why you feel "you" are qualified for our vote by sending your introduction to comments@watsonla.com.


Today's introduction:


Ms. DeVonna Ponthieu is running for for Justice of the Peace against Bob Seale and Jeff Sacshe


She is a graduate of SLU with a bachelors in Liberal Arts and a graduate of LSU Paul M. Hebert Law School in 2001. She is a practicing attorney. Ms. Ponthieu is widow with 2 boys, both of whom are boy scouts with Troop 58 (Live Oak Methodist Church). She is a Republican and attends Walker Baptist Church.


As a graduate of law school and a practicing lawyer for more than 10 years, she feels like she is the most qualified to fill the seat of Justice of the Peace. As a member of the LA State Bar Association, an added benefit she will have in serving as Justice of the Peace is the ability to have access to Fastcase to do any research that needs to be done on cases.


To find out more about Ms. DeVonna Ponthieu you may visit her website: www.electdevonnajp.com





Smile Delivery

Needs Your  Help



Please take a look at this list of needed items. If you can do anything to help them restock, it would be greatly appreciated! They will pick up items if you're within a 20 mile radius of Watson, LA., or items and monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 857, Watson, LA. 70786. All donations are tax deductible! Thanks so much!