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Marc's Wheel ready to move

“Marc’s Wheel,” Marksville’s symbol of the city’s founding and a welcome to visitors on La. Hwy 1 -- may be moving soon.

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GOHSEP monitoring Gulf storms

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is closely monitoring storms associated with a trough of low pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico.   The chance of tropical development remains low, but we urge everyone to watch your local forecast for potential changes. 

 “Many of you may be finalizing plans for Labor Day weekend.  This is also a good time to finalize your emergency plan for tropical activity,”  GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis said.  “If you are traveling this week, make sure you watch for potential advisories associated with these storms.”

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CORRECTION -- qualifying does not reopen

A new law passed this past Legislative session does away with the past practice of reopening qualifying when there are no candidates for the office of justice of the peace or constable, Clerk of Court Connie Couvillon said today.

"There will be no vacancy for Ward 5 justice of the peace until the end of the year," Couvillon said. "After the first of the year, the secretary of state will send a letter to the Police Jury advising that there is a vacancy. The Police Jury will have 20 days to make an appointment and call a special election. The special election would be March 28, 2015. A run-off election, if needed, would be May 2."

A secretary of state's office spokesperson told the newspaper Monday that qualifying would reopen Wednesday. Couvillon said she confirmed with the secretary of state's office today that the new law is in effect for this election.

qualifying reopens for Ward 5 Justice of the Peace

Because there were no candidates qualifying for the office of Ward 5 justice of the peace, the qualifying period will be reopened.

Candidates for this office only will be able to qualify for the Nov. 4 election ballot from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily from Wednesday through Friday of this week in the Clerk of Court's office at the Avoyelles Courthouse in Marksville.

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.

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Avoyelles Public Charter School advances in baseball playoffs

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.

Avoyelles Public Charter School and St. Joseph knocked out of softball playoffs

Class - B

Second Round

#1 Florien (24-1) 13 - #16 Avoyelles Public Charter School (11-13) 0

Lady Vikings  knocked out of playoffs

Class-C 

Second round

#7 Starks (11-12) 2 - #10 St. Joseph of Plaucheville (9-14) 0

Lady Eagles  knocked out of playoffs

APCS advances in softball playoffs; Avoyelles knocked out; APCS and St. Joseph plays today

Class-AAA

#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

Second Round

#16 Avoyelles Public Charter School (11-12) at #1 Florien (23-1)

Thursday, April 24, at  4:30 p.m. at Florien High School

Class-C 

First Round

#10 St. Joseph of Plaucheville receives a bye

Second round

#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.

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GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ALLMAN BROTHERS KEYBOARDIST JOHNNY NEEL TO PERFORM AT BAILEY'S FRIDAY MARCH 21

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.

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