Lifestyle

Former recording artist Joe Simon, now a full-time Christian minister in Illinois, is developing several community programs for his hometown of Simmesport. {Photo from Joe Simon Ministries}

Simmesport Rising: Joe Simon wants hometown to reach its potential

{Editor’s Note: This series looks at several programs and initiatives aimed at improving various aspects of the quality of life in Simmesport.}

Gerard Dupuy, a Cajun music performer from Moncla, plays “Amazing Grace” at the Avoyelles Vietnam War KIA Monument on Memorial Day. Dupuy sang the classic hymn in English and French.

Avoyelles Parish remembers its fallen heroes on Memorial Day

On a warm, clear Monday morning groups gathered to remember and honor their friends, family members and neighbors who sacrificed their lives fighting this nation’s wars.

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