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Bayou Dorcheat: Trip back in time

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Lynn Dorsey with the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, explains to a gathering of outdoor writers the positive changes currently going on at Bayou Dorcheat, which stretches across the parish, emptying into Lake Bistineau.

I still remember my first job out of college long years ago. I was hired to teach school in a town in Webster Parish with a funny sounding name, Shongaloo.

I enjoyed my one-year stay in this little hamlet, making friends, some of whom I still keep in contact with today. Not only was it fun to impart knowledge to kids just a few years younger than I, ponds in the area provided some good fishing and there were plenty of squirrels to chase on Indian Creek.

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