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District 2 Drainage Board holds first meeting

By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor

It seems the only thing slower than the water in the Hessmer area ditches is the process to improve the drainage. The District 2 Drainage Board, formed to consider possible solutions to the drainage problems in Police Jury District 2, held its first meeting on July 14.

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Simmesport man arrested for armed robbery of Family Dollar Store

 A Simmesport man has been arrested in the Thursday evening armed robbery of the Family Dollar Store on Highway One. 

18-year-old, Alan Richard of Simmesport, was booked by the Simmesport police. His bond is set at $250,000 bond and he is being held at the Avoyelles Parish jail.

A second arrest is also expected of another suspect. Police did not identify the identity of that suspect.

However, Simmesport police said the two men robbed the store as it was closing the night of Thursday, July 17 and got away with roughly $2,000.

PJ will not abandon Slim Lemoine Rd. bridge

By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor

Additional information on the Slim Lemoine Road Extension bridge now indicates the bridge is a public bridge and cannot be abandoned, District Attorney Charles Riddle III told the Avoyelles Police Jury.

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Paragon Casino Resort Hosts 11th Annual La Cuisine de la Louisiane: Benefiting the Avoyelles Society for the Developmentally Disabled, American Red Cross, and Faith House

Marksville, LA (July 7, 2014)- Paragon Casino Resort is proud to host the 11th annual La Cuisine de la Louisiane, a culinary fundraiser to be held in the Mari Showroom on Sunday, July 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year’s event will serve as a major fundraiser for the American Red Cross of Central Louisiana in Alexandria , Faith House in Lafayette, and the Avoyelles Society for the Developmentally Disabled in Marksville.

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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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