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Future stickballers (from left) Maya Lopez, Kaiden Pierite and Emilio Lopez, all of Marksville, practice what they learned during last year’s Native American stickball clinic. The Tunica-Biloxi will be hosting the 3rd annual Stickball Clinic & Exhibition on the Chief Joseph A. Pierite Pow Wow Grounds in Marksville on this Saturday (Feb. 17). Stickball experts will teach the clinic and play an exhibition game. For the first time, non-tribal members will be allowed to participate in the training for a $10 fee. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Tunica-Biloxi to hold 3rd annual Stickball Clinic/exhibition

What many call “America’s first sport” will once again be taught and demonstrated on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation in Marksville this month.

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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.

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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.



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