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DOWN HOME EATIN'

Actor/Singer John Schneider (left) snags a piece of hogshead cheese while talking with KAPB production manager/radio host Niles Laborde (center). Gatlin Kinman, 10, of Echo waits his turn. He has a model of the "General Lee" -- the car Schneider drove in "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV series -- in his other hand. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

John Schneider sings one of his latest songs during a radio show at KAPB in Marksville on May 9. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Actor/singer John ‘Bo Duke’ Schneider praises parish for ‘embracing history’

In a career that has taken him around the world, this was his first visit to Marksville -- and John Schneider liked what he found here. “I love it here,” Schneider said.

MARKSVILLE'S OLDEST HOME

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.

COUVILLION AND HIS GIRLS

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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