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DISCUSSING MAYOR'S PAY RATE
Rodney Barnett (left) makes a point during a public hearing on an ordinance to adjust monthly pay rates for Mansura’s mayor and aldermen, to become effective in January. Rob Ferguson (right) seeks to ask a question about the issue. The ordinance passed 3-2, but Mayor Kenneth Pickett vetoed the measure, which would reduce the mayoral salary from $3,000 a month to $1,500 a month. The council will reconsider the issue next month when a 4-1 vote would be needed to override the veto. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Pickett vetoes mayoral pay cut ordinance

After saying repeatedly that his salary of $3,000 a month should not be cut in half in January because “we have to respect democracy,” Mayor Kenneth Pickett overruled a majority vote of the Mansur

GOING TO USSSA TOURNEY IN ORLANDO
This team photo, taken after the Glen Armentor Classic Tournament in Lafayette in April shows, from left, (back row) Assistant Coach Treyvion Williams, Gerard Griffin, Lamyrin Jones, Joseph Hutchinson, Jamarion Thompson, Ja’Quavien Bacon, Assistant Coach Demarckus Turner, Eric Waters (center row) Head Coach Romaro Turner, Desmond Waters, Edward Watson, and (front row) Kade Gauthier, Jalen Brown, Brailon Lee, Donte Stevenson, Amyrion Mingo, Talik Williams and Assistant Coach Tony St Romain.

Avoyelles boys to compete in national basketball tourney

About 20 boys, their coach and four assistant coaches will be heading to Orlando, Fl. to play in a national youth basketball tournament.

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