By Raymond Daye, Co-Editor There will be no more “accidental repairs” of bridges that are not on parish roads. The Avoyelles Police Jury adopted a comprehensive bridge policy at its Oct. 14 meeting that addresses the jury’s responsibility, authority and prerogative concerning all bridges in the parish -- those on parish roads and those not on parish roads.Read more...
BY RAYMOND L. DAYE, Co-Editor To the numerous elected and civic officials who milled around the Fresh Catch Bistreaux patio in Marksville on Oct. 16, she is three-term U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu -- the state’s highest-ranking elected Democrat. To those who listened to her short stump speech, she is the Democratic candidate for Senate in the upcoming Nov. 4 election. She was introduced to the group by State Rep. Robert Johnson of Marksville. After the crowd had thinned and the noise had abated, it was time to talk to “just Mary.”Read more...
By Raymond Daye, Co-Editor Several issues were discussed during the 90-minute forum last Monday in the Mari Center at Paragon Casino Resort, but voters got the best glimpse at the judicial candidates through their “one-word description” of why they should be judge.Read more...
In this her latest book, LOUISIANA’S JEWISH IMMIGRANTS FROM THE BAS-RHIN, ALSACE, FRANCE, (Janaway Publishing Inc, Santa Maria, CA). Carol Mills-Nichol has written about the French Jewish immigrants from the Bas-Rhin who settled in forty-nine of the sixty-four Louisiana parishes over the course of the last two centuries.Read more...
By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor On every snap of the ball, their job is to hit someone and move them out of the way so someone else can run by them. They are the most anonymous players on the football field. They are the offensive line of the Avoyelles High School Mustangs.Read more...
By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor This Friday’s high school games are not expected to be close, but the local teams’ games have not exactly always gone as expected this year.Read more...
By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor In the stories about giants, the heroes’ names are David or Jack. Friday night, the main characters were named Phillip and Chris -- but there was a long list of supporting actors in the Avoyelles Mustangs “slaying” of the Jena Giants last Friday in a 36-28 district 3-AAA contest.Read more...
Friday, October 17, High School Football Scores
Bunkie (2-5,1-1) 14 - Menard (4-3, 1-1) 13 District 3-AA contest
Avoyelles (4-3, 2-0) 36 - Jena (3-4, 1-1) 28 District 3-AAA contest
Marksville (5-2, 1-1) 51 - Vidalia (0-7, 0-2) 0 District 3-AAA contest Marksville homecoming
Friday, October 24, High School Football Scores
Vidalia (0-7, 0-2) at Avoyelles (4-3, 2-0) District 3-AAA Avoyelles homecoming
Pickering (4-2, 1-0) at Bunkie (2-5, 1-1) District 3-AA
Marksville (5-2, 1-1) at Caldwell (1-6, 0-2) District 3-AAA
By GARLAND FORMAN
Down 13-0 at halftime it didn’t look as if the Bunkie Panthers could score on offense or stop the Menard Eagle offense. However, in the second half it was all Bunkie on both sides of the football as the upset the Eagles 14-13 in a District 3-AA contest.Read more...
Marksville, La. , (October 21, 2014) – Paragon Casino is excited to announce that 80’s band, The Molly Ringwalds will perform in the Mari Showroom on Friday, October 24 at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now.
The Molly Ringwalds understood that the 80’s era was one of the best and deserved to be showcased. In doing so, five friends formed a tribute band that re-creates an 80's experience by applying radical make-up and teased hair, all while showcasing the musical genres of the 80’s decade. Some influences include Michael Jackson, U2, Prince, Bon Jovi, Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, Cheap Trick and Madonna. From high energy pop, to hard edged rock, most music is fair play.
The Molly Ringwalds are frequently referred to as the world's greatest 80's experience. This legendary quintet has been able to combine their individual and very unique talents to recapture the pop culture essence of the decade. The band consists of Lord Phillip Wang on bass/vocals, Sir Devon Nooner on guitar/vocals, Sir Liam Thunders on drums/vocals, Dickie English on vocals and Platinum Randi Wilde on guitar/vocals.
The Molly Ringwalds deliver over-the-top, head banging performances. If you’re in need of an 80’s do over, this is the show for you. They thrive on delivering entertaining performances including eye-catching costume changes and exciting audience participation.
About Paragon Casino Resort
Paragon Casino Resort celebrated its 20th Year Anniversary on June 4, 2014. Since opening our doors in 1994, we’ve strived to provide the most entertaining gaming destination in the South. Over the past 20 years, our amenities and services have been expanded to create the ultimate gaming experience. The best is yet to come.
Paragon features an impressive lineup of luxury amenities and attractions including a 531 room hotel; a full-service spa and salon; an eighteen hole golf course with fully stocked pro-shop and grillroom; an indoor tropical pool with swim-up bar; a soaring retail atrium with “living” bayou and live alligators; a three-screen cinema; the Atrium Bar with ice bar; seven restaurants; a daiquiri bar; a full-service RV resort with 205 slips and 30 cabins; Kids Quest child care activity center; arcade; over 75,000 square feet of meeting space; and three retail shops.
With more than 1,600 Las Vegas-style slot machines and over 64,000 square feet of gaming action, Paragon also features a state-of-the-art off track betting center, as well as over 44 table games, including Craps, Blackjack, Roulette and an eight-table poker room. Paragon also has a free player’s club membership program.
Paragon Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louis iana. For more information, please visitwww.paragoncasinoresort.com and follow Paragon Casino Resort on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
Saturday, November 1 Aaron Lewis Tickets $30
Saturday, November 14 Charley Pride Tickets $25
Saturday, November 26 Boogie for the Bayou Tickets $15
Friday, Saturday, December 5-6 Holiday on Ice Show Tickets $15
Saturday, December 27 KC & the Sunshine Band Tickets $30
Pelican Stage: (Shows begin at 9 pm & end at 1 am) Free Admission
South 70 Friday, October 24-Saturday, October 25
Avery Michaels Friday, October 31-Saturday, November 1
Area Code Friday, November –Saturday, November 8
Voodoo Gumbo Friday, November 14-Saturday, November 15
Chubby Charrier Friday, November 21-Saturday, November 22
Greg Martinez Friday, November 28-Saturday, November 29
90 Degrees West Friday, December 5-Saturday, December 6
Johnny Chauvin & the Mojo Band Friday, December 12-Friday, December 13
Sledge Hammer Friday, December 19-Saturday, December 20
The Cartoons Friday, December 26-Satuay
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...