By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor Recent changes in the administration of the Head Start pre-school program has caused the Avoyelles School Board to write new lease agreements for two board-owned properties used for the program. The two board properties are parts of the former Bethune High and Marksville Middle schools in Marksville and part of the former Bunkie Middle School in Bunkie.Read more...
...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR RAPIDES...VERNON AND AVOYELLES PARISHES UNTIL 600 PM CDT... AT 500 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS FROM 28 MILES NORTHWEST OF LENA TO 36 MILES EAST OF BORDELONVILLE...MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH. THE LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT AREAS IN AND AROUND... ESLER REGIONAL AIRPORT...BALL...DEVILLE...TIMBER TRAILS...PARADISE AND TIOGA. THE PRIMARY THREAT FROM THESE STORMS IS FREQUENT LIGHTNING. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE HOME OR BUILDING UNTIL THESE STORMS HAVE PASSED.
By Garland Forman Co-Editor It was supposed to be a two-day hearing to resolve the last two roadblocks to ending a 47-year-old desegregation suit. Instead, it was only the first chapter of what Avoyelles Parish School District officials hope is the last installment of this particular drama.Read more...
By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor Brad Keselowski got tired of finishing back in the pack in his NASCAR outings -- having won only once this year -- so he shook things up in his pit crew. One of those shake-ups was pulling Marksville native Hunter Masling from another pit crew and making him his designated front-tire changer.Read more...
C.E. Byrd's Jeffrey Berry and Dunham’s Sydney Cavin win the Louisiana Champions Invitational at Tamahka
MARKSVILLE – Tamahka Trails Golf Club’s 7,000-yard course took its toll on a number of players Tuesday during the 12th annual Louisiana Champions Invitational.
But C.E. Byrd's Jeffrey Berry and Dunham’s Sydney Cavin weren’t among them.Read more...
Avoyelles Public Charter School advanced in the Class-B baseball playoffs on Friday afternoon with a 12-2 road win over Simmsboro. APCS entered the playoffs as the #22 seed while Simmsboro was the #11 seed. The Vikings will now host the #6 seed Anacoco Indians on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the APCS baseball field in Mansura in the second round. APCS scored two runs and the first inning and three more in the second inning to take a 5-0 lead before cruising to the ten-run win.
Class - B
#1 Florien (24-1) 13 - #16 Avoyelles Public Charter School (11-13) 0
Lady Vikings knocked out of playoffs
#7 Starks (11-12) 2 - #10 St. Joseph of Plaucheville (9-14) 0
Lady Eagles knocked out of playoffs
#1 John Curtis (26-2) 11 - #32 Avoyelles (9-15) 1
Lady Mustangs knocked out of playoffs
Class - B
#16 Avoyelles Public Charter School (11-12) 6 - #17 Doyline (11-7) 0
Lele Laborde pitches a no-hitter for Lady Vikings
#16 Avoyelles Public Charter School (11-12) at #1 Florien (23-1)
Thursday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m. at Florien High School
#10 St. Joseph of Plaucheville receives a bye
#10 St. Joseph of Plaucheville (9-13) at #7 Starks (10-12)
Thursday, April 24, at 5 p.m. in Starks at school
Native Flute Making Workshop Among Pow Wow Festivities Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana hosts flute workshop as part of 19th Annual Pow Wow Celebration
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe has announced a Native Flute Making Workshop to be facilitated by musician/flute maker, Hawk Henries, Saturday, May 10 from 9 a. m. – 5 p. m. at the main pow wow grounds pavilion on the reservation near Marksville.Read more...
Known for his work with the legendary Allman Brothers, keyboardist JOHNNY NEEL (http://www.johnnyneel.com/) will be performing live at Bailey's on the Square Friday evening, March 21.Read more...