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8-year-old Addison Gormsen and dad Wesley Gormsen of Marksville (at left) check out the rock painting table in the Kids Corner of the Marksville Farmers Market on a recent Saturday. The painting activity along with a bounce house was a popular attraction for kids while parents visited local produce and arts & crafts vendors. There are activities for kids each Saturday in June at the market. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Marksville Farmers Market Week 2 had 'bayou' theme

There was a definite “bayou” theme to the Marksville Farmers Market on June 10. The event is held every Saturday in June, but each one has special attractions.

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Roland “Gator” Scallan (center, white hat) watches for the signal to draw and fire during the Louisiana Fast Draw Championships lin Natchitoches last month.
{Photo courtesy of Roland Scallan}

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Roland “Gator” Scallan of Mansura prepares to compete in the Louisiana Fast Draw Championship in Natchitoches April 21-23.

'Cowboy Fast Draw' a fun way to enjoy pistols

Some may see the participants as grown men and women just playing cowboys.

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Mallory Mayeux (center), a Longbridge native, stands with parents Vickie (left) and Steven Mayeux in front of a billboard featuring the story of her recovery from brain injury. The billboard is part of a statewide campaign by the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) in Houston. Mallory was hit by a car in Houston four years ago and sustained serious injury. An experimental process used Mallory’s own stem cells to heal the brain damage from the accident.

Longbridge woman's recovery an inspiration to others

While crossing a street in Houston in July 2013, Mallory Mayeux was hit by a drunk driver, thrown 45 feet through the air and sustained a serious brain injury.



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