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William Manuel (left) of Hessmer and Austin Spencer of Cottonport display their state FFA winning project on how to produce queen bees for honey production. The two-man team of LaSAS 8th graders will now compete at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis on Oct. 24-27.

LaSAS' two-student FFA team heading to national competition

Two young agri-business students captured state honors at the FFA convention earlier this year and will be competing in Indianapolis for a national ribbon later this month.

Avoyelles High football Coach Andy Boone huddles with his Mustangs during the 2014 season, just a few months after being seriously injured in an automobile accident. He was on crutches for eight months and still has a plate and screws in his leg. His son, Wesley Boone, won an Associated Press collegiate journalism award for a video feature, “The Andy Boone Story” about his father’s struggle to recover from his injuries. {Photo courtesy of the Boone family}

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Avoyelles High grad racks up collegiate broadcast awards for 2017. {KALB photo}

Wes Boone wins college TV journalism awards

A classic piece of advice to writers is to “write about what you know.”

Avoyelles Head Coach Andy Boone conducts a post-game team huddle after the Mustangs’ loss in Jena last season. Scenes like this will make Friday nights special for high school football fans as the 2018 season kicks off this Friday. {Photo by Connie Giovanetti}

Mustangs will ‘play their game’ again this year

{This week's edition of the Marksville Weekly News and Bunkie Record includes our annual high school football preview, which contains more articles as well as team and individual athletes' photos.}

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