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Retiring Litter Court Judge Honored After 26 Years of Service

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(KALB News Channel 5) -- A fish fry honoring retiring Judge of Litter Court for Justice of the Peace Charles “Chuck” Evans was held on Nantachie Lake on June 28, 2014. The event was organized by Constable F.H. “Bubba” Dykes and Charlene Vallery.

Originally a native of West Virginia, Judge Evans came to Louisiana while serving in the military and would meet and eventually marry his wife Claire, who was working in Shreveport. In 1988, Evans became a Justice of the Peace and would help establish one of the first litter courts in Louisiana. The litter court would serve as the model for other litter courts throughout the state, and Evans and others would work tirelessly over the years to help establish new litter courts around Louisiana.

With his family, which included his wife Claire, daughter LouAnn, and son Mark, at his side, Judge Evans was honored by Constable Dykes and Sheriff Steven McCain with two awards, one for his work with disabled American veterans, and another for his 26-year tenure. Both men, along with Senator David Vitter, who attended the event, praised Evans highly for his work and exemplary character.

Though his tenure had come to an enjoyable end, the judge said he would still be around to help others, as he loved his parish and loved the state of Louisiana.

 

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