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Easter Church Services

The following Avoyelles churches have submitted Easter services for publication as follows:


St. Alphonsus Catholic Church - Palm Sunday vigil, Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Palm Sunday, 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. with Adoration until midnight; Good Friday service, 3 p.m.; Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil), 7:30 p.m. beginning at dark; Easter Sunday Masses, 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information call 563-4550 or 452-4199.


Oak Grove Methodist Church of Effie along with the Ward One Community Foundation will hold a community sunrise service. The service will be held Easter Sunday, April 5, at 6 a.m. on the Effie ballpark grounds. Host pastor is Rev. Carolyn Fletcher. Call 318-613-2274 for more information.


Center Point Pentecostal Church will present one scene from their annual Easter play on Easter morning, April 5. The scene will be presented during their Easter service at 10 a.m. with Rev. Greg Coon ministering the word. Call (318)253-8145 for more information.


St. Joseph Catholic Church- Holy Thursday, 6 p.m. Mass with washing of the feet and 7 p.m. to midnight Adoration; Good Friday, commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, 3 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at Prayer Garden, 6 p.m.; Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil with light service), 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday Masses, 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call the church office at 253-7561 for more information.


Mater Dolorosa Church- Wednesday, Seder Supper, 6:30 p.m.; Holy Thursday, Mass of Lord’s Supper with Adoration until 9 p.m.; Good Friday, Living Stations Walk, 9 a.m., Veneration of the Cross, 2:45 p.m.; Holy Saturday, Confessions, 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 8:15 p.m.; Easter Sunday Masses, 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. 2nd morning Mass followed by egg hunt, coffee and donuts. For more information call 922-3131.


St. Genevieve Catholic Church- Holy Thursday Mass, 6 p.m.; Good Friday service, 3 p.m. with Veneration and Stations of the Cross ; Holy Saturday Vigil Mass, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. For more information contact 253-9237.


St. Anthony of Padua Church- Holy Thursday Mass, 6:30 p.m. followed by Adoration until 10 p.m.; Good Friday service, 3 p.m. followed by confessions until 5 p.m.; Holy Saturday Vigil Mass, 8 p.m.; and Easter Sunday Masses, 8 and 10:30 a.m. For more information call (318) 346-7274.


Sacred Heart Church-Good Friday, 1 p.m., praying of the rosary in the church at 1 p.m. followed by Walking Way of the Cross at 3 p.m. and service; Holy Saturday Vigil Mass, 8 a.m. and Easter Sunday Masses, 6:30 and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information call (318) 985-2774.


Anointing Deliverance Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Easter Service

St. Landry

The Little Bethel Baptist Church, 5:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service

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Lady Tigers Lose in State Quarterfinals

     The magical season of the Marksville Lady Tigers came to an end Saturday night at University High School in Baton Rouge.  The top seeded and defending state champs, University High, defeated Marksville 73-51 in Class-AAA quarterfinals.

      Marksville finished the season with a 22-8 record while University High improved to 30-2.

     A complete story on the game will be found in the Marksville Weekly News and the Bunkie Record this week.

Marksville loses by one point; APCS and St. Joseph lose in the boys basketball playoffs

Boys Basketball Playoffs Friday, Feb. 27

District 3-AAA

#25 Donaldsonville (21-8) 57 - #8 Marksville (21-6) 56

Tigers knocked out of playoffs District 6-B


#9 Dodson (24-12) 63 - #24 Avoyelles Public Charter School (10-21) 52

Vikings knocked out of playoffs District 5-C


#9 Sicily Island (18-19) 90 - #24 St. Joseph (2-28) 18

Eagles knocked out of playoffs

Marksville Lady Tigers advance to Class-AAA girl's basketball quarterfinals

After three days of weather delays, the Marksville Lady Tigers promptly went out and advanced to the Class-AAA quarterfinals with a 58-48 win over the Richwood Lady Rams on Thursday night in Marksville. The eighth seeded Lady Tigers will play the number one seeded University Lady Cubs on Saturday evening in Baton Rouge. Tipoff for the game is set for 6 p.m.


Marksville Lady Tigers playoff game moved again to Thursday

Winter weather has forced the second round Class-AAA girls basketball game between Richwood High of Monroe and Marksville High to be moved for a third time this week.

The game will be played on Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Marksville High gym. The winner of the game will face top seeded University High on Saturday in the state quarterfinals. If Marksville wins they will have to travel to Baton Rouge. No game time has been set for Baton Rouge.

Winter weather has hit the northern part of Louisiana all week. Ice and snow has prevented Richwood from traveling. The weather is expected to improve later today and Thursday.

Marksville has not played in a week after defeating Rayville, 49-48, in the first round of the playoffs last Thursday night.

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Avoyelles Books make perfect gifts for Christmas

Looking for unique gift for someone from Avoyelles? Check out the variety of books on Avoyelles history, Civil War action, and town histories at shopavoyelles.com

Titles include:

Avoyelles Crossroads

12 Years a Slave


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