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By Raymond Daye, Co-Editor   There will be no more “accidental repairs” of bridges that are not on parish roads. The Avoyelles Police Jury adopted a comprehensive bridge policy at its Oct. 14 meeting that addresses the jury’s responsibility, authority and prerogative concerning all bridges in the parish -- those on parish roads and those not on parish roads.


BY RAYMOND L. DAYE, Co-Editor   To the numerous elected and civic officials who milled around the Fresh Catch Bistreaux patio in Marksville on Oct. 16, she is three-term U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu -- the state’s highest-ranking elected Democrat. To those who listened to her short stump speech, she is the Democratic candidate for Senate in the upcoming Nov. 4 election. She was introduced to the group by State Rep. Robert Johnson of Marksville. After the crowd had thinned and the noise had abated, it was time to talk to “just Mary.”


By Raymond Daye, Co-Editor   Several issues were discussed during the 90-minute forum last Monday in the Mari Center at Paragon Casino Resort, but voters got the best glimpse at the judicial candidates through their “one-word description” of why they should be judge.




Belledeau - by Tori Bordelon


Snow scene in backyard by Crystal Armand