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Hypolite Bordelon House is one of the oldest homes in Avoyelles Parish. This reminder of both a simpler and harder time in the parish’s history is an important link to the history of this parish and its people. After being closed for a few years, the small museum will be reopened on May 1. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Hypolite Bordelon House to reopen May 1

It’s been said you can’t throw a rock in Avoyelles Parish without hitting a Bordelon. If you’re not a Bordelon, you probably have cousins -- or in-laws -- who are.

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Jeremy Couvillion is shown here doing what he loves most -- spending time with his "four girls," (from left) Maria, Julia and Madeline and, not shown, wife Johanna. Couvillion is a native of Plaucheville now serving as principal of Westdale Middle School in Baton Rouge. Although he has won several honors, the "win" he is most proud of is his victory over cancer last year. That experience taught him that every moment is precious and should not be wasted.

Jeremy Couvillion shares lessons from battle with cancer

In early 2017, everything was going Jeremy Couvillion’s way -- until it wasn’t.

The Plaucheville native was named East Baton Rouge Parish’s Middle School Principal of the Year.

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A man said to be Jesus of Nazareth stands near the open entrance of the borrowed tomb where the noted healer had been placed after being executed two days ago. Jesus’ body was missing when officials went to the scene this morning to investigate rumors that the Nazarene carpenter had risen from the dead. {Artwork by Constantin Hansen (1804-1880)}

Jesus’ body missing from tomb

{Editor’s Note: This series depicts how the events of Jesus Christ’s last week in Jerusalem could have been reported by a newspaper.



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