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HOUSE HUNTING ON THE BEACH

Ava Scallan Trahan (left) of Plaucheville poses with husband Cory Trahan on the beach at Gulf Shores, Ala. The couple's search for a beachfront home was the theme of an episode of HGTV's "Beach Front Bargains" reality TV series and aired this past Sunday (Jan. 28).

Plaucheville native appears on 'Beach Front Bargains' TV series

Ava Scallan Trahan certainly made Plaucheville proud when she appeared in this past Sunday's (Jan. 28) episode of "Beach Front Bargains" on HGTV.

Burton Saucier of New Orleans (far right) holds an old portrait of a Johnson Family ancestor while family members (from left) Peter Roy, Sylvia Saucier Roy, Nettie Johnson Jans and Sue Johnson hold a sword carried in the Civil War by Col. William Wilson Johnson. The Johnson-Saucier family is trying to identify the man in the portrait. {Photo by Tiffany Trichell}

Johnson-Saucier family tries to identify man in portrait

The descendants of Civil War Col. W. W. Johnson of Johnson Settlment north of Marksville on Red River have his sword, and maybe his portrait.

T-Rak’s owner Josh Townsend (center) watches employee Molly McCoy (left) help customer Sara Riche with a quick lunch item. Townsend said T-Rak’s dining area can sit 15 customers, but he does a brisk lunchtime take-out business.

T-Rak’s: more than just a meat market

{Editor’s Note: Avoyelles is known for its outstanding local food. To celebrate that, we will periodically feature a local restaurant or amateur chef of this parish.}

WORLD RECORD HOLDERS
Shelton Foster (left) and Mike Wall sit astride their Harley-Davidson Electra Glides prior to setting a Guiness World Record for no-hands riding on an enclosed track. {Photo courtesy of Shelton Foster}

Look Ma, no hands

What started out as a joke became a mission to aid victims of domestic abuse and resulted in two Central Louisiana law enforcement officers setting a world record for no-hands motorcycle distance

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