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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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...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.

By Garland Forman Co-Editor   It was supposed to be a two-day hearing to resolve the last two roadblocks to ending a 47-year-old desegregation suit. Instead, it was only the first chapter of what Avoyelles Parish School District officials hope is the last installment of this particular drama.

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Belledeau - by Tori Bordelon

 

Snow scene in backyard by Crystal Armand