The 2017 Avoyelles Parish Livestock Show will be held this Friday and Saturday (Jan. 20 and 21) at the Avoyelles Parish Barn on Fair Street in Marksville.

Girls Basketball
Monday, Jan. 16
District 3-AAA
Marksville (14-8, 4-2) at Avoyelles (14-6, 5-0)

More than 53 years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what many consider to be one of the great speeches in American history.

A half-century ago, this nation was embroiled in efforts to secure basic civil rights for all of its citizens and dealing with protests of the unpopular Vietnam War.

{Editor’s Note: Preservation in Print magazine ran this article in its November edition and is reprinted here by permission.}
By Danielle Del Sol, Preservation in Print Editor

Marksville – A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Evern John Tassin at Holy Ghost Catholic Church on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Abraham Palakkattuchira, Celebrant.

Winston Hayes

EFFIE - Funeral services for Winston Hayes will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 13, 2017 at Church of Nazarene, Marksville with Bro. Gary Jones officiating.

ST. LANDRY - Funeral services for Tamara “Tammy” Lynn Wall Rider will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the St. Landry Baptist Church.

2017 began with a bang in Bunkie -- literally -- as Force One tornado touched down in town on Jan. 2, toppling trees and damaging buildings.

John Drummer Jr. was found guilty of second degree murder on Thursday afternoon. The 12-member jury voted unanimously for the conviction.

BUNKIE - Funeral services for Clarence Patterson, of Bunkie were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, at First St. Paul Baptist Church, with Pastor John Calbert, Jr. officiating.


After a slowdown of oil drilling activity for about two years, at least one area in Avoyelles may see a well soon. Leasing for mineral rights is underway in the Dupont area by a Lafayette company.


Girls Basketball
Monday, Jan. 16
District 3-AAA
Marksville (14-8, 4-2) at Avoyelles (14-6, 5-0)

Jan. 10 Girls Basketball
Tuesday, Jan. 10
District 3-AAA
Avoyelles (13-6, 4-0) 49 - Jena (13-7, 2-2) 39
Marksville (13-7, 3-1) 61 - Buckeye (4-15, 0-4) 12

Girls Basketball
Tuesday, Jan. 3
District 3-AAA
Avoyelles (11-6, 2-0) 49 - Buckeye (4-14, 0-2) 36
Marksville (12-7, 2-1) 64 - Peabody (3-16, 0-2) 49


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