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SINGING IN TUNICA
Tunica-Biloxi Development & Programming Director John Barbry (far left, with drum) and (far right) Legend Keepers Donna Pierite (white dress) and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora lead a tribal youth choir of (from left, back) Lydia, Sidney and Madison Barbry, all of Marksville (front) and Joseph and Carolina McInturff-Barbre, of Hessmer, in traditional songs in the Tunica language during Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s visit to the tribe’s Tamahka Trails Golf Club on May 10. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser addresses a crowd of political, business and tribal officials about the importance of developing private/public partnerships in state parks and historic sites. Nungesser stopped at the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe's Tamahka Trails Golf Club on May 10 as part of his statewide promotion of National Tourism Week.{Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Lt. Gov. touts new ideas to reopen local parks

Public/private partnerships in state parks is a major untapped resource that offers a promise to reopen Marksville’ s state parks and raise funds for the financially strapped state tourism office,

ENGINE TROUBLE
Alex Leslie works on his van, the Gypsy Caravan, which broke down in Marksville on the way back to Vancouver, Canada. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

SEEING AMERICA -- FROM THE BACKROADS
Michelle Kaiser (left) and husband Alex Leslie admire the artwork on their van, which they call the Gypsy Caravan. The Vancouver couple came south to participate in the Houston Art Car Parade, to visit New Orleans and to see the USA from the backroads on their way home to British Columbia. Unfortunately, Gypsy had other plans, breaking down in Marksville and causing a brief delay in the road trip. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Canadian couple's colorful caravan konks out

Around 1794, a wagon broke down and the unlucky traveling peddler decided to stay. Due to Marc Eliche’s misfortune, Marksville was founded.

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