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Tunica-Biloxi Development & Programming Director John Barbry (far left, with drum) and (far right) Legend Keepers Donna Pierite (white dress) and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora lead a tribal youth choir of (from left, back) Lydia, Sidney and Madison Barbry, all of Marksville (front) and Joseph and Carolina McInturff-Barbre, of Hessmer, in traditional songs in the Tunica language during Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s visit to the tribe’s Tamahka Trails Golf Club on May 10. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser addresses a crowd of political, business and tribal officials about the importance of developing private/public partnerships in state parks and historic sites. Nungesser stopped at the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe's Tamahka Trails Golf Club on May 10 as part of his statewide promotion of National Tourism Week.{Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Lt. Gov. touts new ideas to reopen local parks

Public/private partnerships in state parks is a major untapped resource that offers a promise to reopen Marksville’ s state parks and raise funds for the financially strapped state tourism office,

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‘BOYS' WILL BE BOYS -- in Marksville
The Oak Ridge Boys, shown on tour earlier this year, will be performing at the Paragon Casino Resort’s Mari Showroom on April 15. Their four-part harmony has been entertaining fans for over 43 years. The “Boys,” now well into their grandfather years, are (from left) Duane Allen (lead), Joe Bonsall, (tenor) William Lee Golden (baritone) and Richard Sterban (bass). {Photo courtesy of The Brokaw Company}

After 43 years, the ‘Boys’ still enjoy touring

There are singers whose voice is so distinctive that they are immediately recognized. Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles belong to that elite class.



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