By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor Imagine a world where every pizza was delivered on time, with the toppings you ordered, and at the price you thought you were told. If you are thinking this is the lead-in to a “Twilight Zone” episode, you’re wrong.Read more...
A late Sunday afternoon, a single vehicle crash killed a man from Welsh, according to State Police. He was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected during the crash.
State troopers responded to the crash around 5:20 p.m., which occurred on La. Highway 114 near La. Highway 1. The crash involved a 1997 Cadillac Seville, driven by Timothy J. Vanness, age 24, of Welsh.
The Cadillac was eastbound on La. Highway 114 when Vanness lost control and ran off the right side of the roadway. After exiting the right side of the roadway, the vehicle entered a ditch and collided with a concrete culvert before overturning several times.
Vanness was pronounced dead at the scene. Routine toxicology tests are pending. The accident remains under investigation.
By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor Higher than “recommended” iron levels in samples of Mansura’s water have town officials concerned about possible long-term health issues and calling for immediate remedial action by the water system owner.Read more...
By GARLAND FORMAN Co-Editor
A murder-suicide rocked a Bunkie neighborhood in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 20. Two men were killed in a domestic dispute that turned deadly.
Bunkie Police Chief Bobby Corner said the incident occured at 307 South Marshall Street in Bunkie when a boyfriend and girlfriend were having an argument in the bedroom of the home.
Chadrick Dupre, age 31, of the same address, and his mother were trying to intervene and stop the argument but the bedroom door was locked. They broke the door down and entered the room.
At that time, the boyfriend, Tavin Dupre, age 24 of 209 South Wavell Street in Bunkie, allegedly, shot and killed Dupre. He then, allegedly, shot and killed himself.
A .22 caliber pistol was used in the shooting and both men were pronounced dead at the scene. The mother, who owns the South Marshall Street home, and her daughter were not hurt in the deadly incident.
The Bunkie Police Department was assisted by the Avoyelles Parish Coroners Office.
Friday, September 19 High School Football Scores
Avoyelles (1-2) 40 - Jonesboro-Hodge (2-1) 26
Marksville (3-0) 36 - Independence (1-2) 0
East Beauregard (3-0) 20 - Bunkie (0-3) 7
Friday, September 26 games
Avoyelles (1-2) at Bunkie (0-3) Panthers homecoming
Marksville (3-0) at Pineville (2-1)
Jonesboro-Hodge-Avoyelles Box ScoreRead more...
St. Joseph High School’s fledgling football squad “learned a lot” and “enjoyed the experience” of playing Bunkie High School’s junior varsity team last Thursday, SJHS Principal Bryan Runyon said. As the reader may have guessed, Bunkie thumped the Eagles, 21-0.Read more...
y Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor That’s the way the ball bounces. There were a lot of bouncing balls on a rain-soaked field in Oakdale last Friday -- and none of them were bouncing in Avoyelles High’s way as the Warriors staged a 4th-quarter comeback to beat the Mustangs, 48-38.Read more...
Friday, September 12, High School Football Scores
Marksville (2-0) 20 - Winnfield (0-2) 0
Buckeye (2-0) 24 - Bunkie (0-2) 6
Oakdale (1-1) 42 - Avoyelles (0-2) 38
Friday, September 19, High School Football games
Jonesboro-Hodge at Avoyelles (0-2)
Bunkie (0-2) at East Beauregard (2-0)
Marksville (2-0) at Independence (2-0)
Buckeye rolls past Bunkie
By GARLAND FORMAN
BUNKIE - Both head coaches down played the emotional aspect of the Buckeye-Bunkie game on Friday night at Panther Stadium. Bunkie Head Coach Kevin Cook was the head coach at Buckeye last year and Buckeye Head Coach Jonathan Landry, an assistant under Cook last year, is a 1998 graduate of Bunkie High.Read more...
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...