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Faith House helps victims of domestic abuse

By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor   Where can you go when the one who is supposed to protect you is the one you need protecting from? Faith House is a private, non-profit, non-religious agency dedicated to providing victims of domestic abuse the support they need to break free from a dangerous relationship.

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Faith House to hold "Love Is" program

Faith House -- a program and shelter for victims of domestic violence -- will provide a free 2-day program entitled “Love Is ...” The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 5 at the Hampton Inn on La. Hwy 1 in Marksville.

A Faith House spokesperson said the program, for girls ages 12 to 17, will give participants an opportunity to “hang out, play games, do fun crafts and win prizes” while learning the difference between a healthy relationship and an abusive one.

The class will focus on developing healthy self-esteem and building empowerment, establishing healthy boundaries and how to recognition of physical and emotional abuse. Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information, call Angelle at 337-232-8954.

School Board discusses Head Start leases

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.

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Weather advisory issued for Avoyelles, surrounding parishes

...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.

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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