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SRA - Board Members

Norman Arbuckle - DeSoto

Born in Fitchet, Oklahoma and resides in Logansport, Louisiana. He is married to Jeannie and they have 4 children. He retired with Bellsouth, and a 1st Sargent in the US Army (24 years). Mr. Arbuckle is affiliated with Logansport High school, Cedar Grove Free Mason, Logansport City Council, Logansport Chamber of Commerce, DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, and was past President of DeSoto Parish Tourist Commission. 402 6th St., P.O. Box 425, Logansport, La. 71049 ph. 318-697-5873

Valmore Byles-Sabine

Being a native of Many, La, he attended Many High School and attended college for two years when he decided to pursue other career opportunities.  He attended US Navy Aviation Electronics School, Lincoln Welding School, Commercial  & Flight Instructor School, as well as various other mechanical and technical schools.  He has been a commercial construction contractor for many years.  He is married to Mary Byles and resides at 1751 Robby Street, Many, LA . (318)256-5101.

Daniel W. Cupit - Calcasieu

Resides in Westlake, Louisiana and is married to Rhonda Liggio Cupit and they have four children. He is a graduate of McNeese State University with a BS, Masters of Education, & Plus 30. Mr. Cupit retired as a Louisiana educator: served as teacher, Coach, Counselor and Administrator. Also, retired from the US Army (Active and Reserve) as Colonel. He is the past Mayor to the City of Westlake, Louisiana and is also serving his 4th term as a Sabine River Authority Board Member and has served as a member of the West Calcasieu Parish Community Center Authority. 916 Live Oak Westlake, La 70669 (337)433-4478


Jimmy Foret - Calcasieu

Mr. Foret is a native of Louisiana, born in Ville Platte. Currently residing in Sulphur, LA for the past 32 years. After service in the Navy he attended Louisiana Lafayette majoring in Business. He joined Citgo Petroleum where he worked as a turnaround manager for 20 years. He founded Wholesale Radio Rental Louisiana in 1998. With operations in Louisiana, Texas and California. Wholesale Radio Rental sold to Total Safety in 2009. Mr. Foret is currently employed by Total Safety as an International Sales Manager. Jimmy is married to Christine Fontenot of Ville Platte and they have two children. They enjoy fishing, hunting, travel and golf. 4530 Five Oaks Drive Lake Charles, La 70605 (337)708-2100

Byron Gibbs - Cameron

Mr. Gibbs enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1968 to 1972. He entered McNeese State University where he received his BS in 1976 and a Masters Degree plus 30 in 1985, also from McNeese. He has been a teacher, coach and administrator for the Cameron Parish public school system for 37 years.  He is the proud father of two sons, Jon and 2nd Lt. Joshua Gibbs—both are veterans of (OIF). He has two grandsons, Aidan & Alec. His hobbies are fishing and playing golf, when time permits. 121 Gulfway Drive Hackberry, La 70645 (337)762-3847

HN (Ned) Goodeaux II - Sabine

Mr. Goodeaux graduated from LaGrange High school, Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1965. He attended McNeese State University for 4 years majoring in Ag. Business. He is married to Gaynell and they have 2 children and 7 grandchildren. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and enjoying his grandchildren. He retired in 2002 from ConocoPhillips after 32 years as maintenance Supervisor/Scheduler and Planner. He was affiliated with: Western Heights Elementary PTO-President for 3 years, Western Heights Cub Scouts-Pack master for 3 years, Organized and introduced T-Ball to Westlake, Coached recreation Peewee football, Coached recreation T-Ball to Dixie majors Baseball, Umpired for Ward 4 Recreation. 159 Alexis Avenue Many, La 71449  (318)256-0501

Thurman Nash - Vernon

Mr. Nash was born at Birds Creek in 1935 and is married to Robbie and they have 6 children, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He served in the US Army from 1953-1956 and is retired as a Rural Mail Carrier (over 30 years). He has been a member of the Burr Ferry Pentecostal Church since 1974. 186 T. Nash Road Anacoco, La 71403 (337)286-5290

Estella Scott - Beauregard

Mrs. Scott is a life long resident of DeRidder, Louisiana and is married to Leon Scott. They have 6 children, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She graduated high school in 1954 from Beauregard Parish Training School. She is a member of the Beauregard Church of Christ and various organizations; some include: Vice President of the City Council, Board Member of Mayor's Advisory Committee for Parks and Recreation, Board Trustee for West LA Health Services for Beauregard Memorial Hospital, Coordinator for the Annual Senior Citizen Christmas Light Tour (15th year), Vice President for the Beauregard Cancer Society and State Member, Board Member for BeauCare, and Board Member for Beauregard Parish Crime Stoppers. 607 Banks Street DeRidder, La 70634 (337)463-7493

Stanley Vidrine - Beauregard

He is married to Gayle and they have 3 children. He is employed as a Registered Land Surveyor and is the owner of Vidrine Land Surveying, Inc. in DeRidder, Louisiana. Mr. Vidrine is affiliated with the DeRidder City Planning Commission and his hobbies include fishing and hunting. 1632 Amalynn DeRidder, La 70634 (337)463-3818

Dayna Yeldell-Sabine

She is the owner/broker of First Choice Real Estate Services on Toledo Bend.  She is married to Ricky Yeldell retired biologist with LA Wildlife & Fisheries.  She enjoys  hunting and fishing and being a member of the Toledo Bend Lake Association and serving on the Bass Unlimited Committee.  Her address is 105 Emma Street Zwolle, LA (318)645-4755.   

Mike McCormic-Sabine

He was raised in Many, La and has retired back to "home" on Toledo Bend Lake after an extensive career with Western Geophysical Company which later became a division of Baker-Hughes Corporation.  His job duties ranged from managing marine operations to executive sales worldwide.  He is a graduate of Many High School and Northwestern State University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technology.  He also served in the National Guard. 414 Skylark Lane  Many, La 71449  (318)590-0517