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Karl Reed invents computer program to end bad pizza deliveries

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.

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Unrestrained Welsh man killed in Belledeau crash

 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.

Mansura concerned about water quality

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.

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Murder-suicide in Bunkie early Saturday morning

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.

Avoyelles, Marksville roll to football wins

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 Score

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Bunkie JV hands St. Joe season opening loss, 21-0

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.

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Mustangs lose "game we should've won," 48-38

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.

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Marksville shuts out Winnfield; Avoyelles, Bunkie loses in week two of high school football

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.

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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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