Brothers Marcus (left) and Ed Oliver Jr. pray before a University of Houston Cougars football game. The two men spent most of their childhood summers, holidays and weekends visiting their grandmother, Virginia Oliver, in Marksville. Ed, who decided to forego his senior year at UH, is expected to be a 1st round selection in this week’s NFL Draft. Marcus is a high school coach and personal trainer. {Photo courtesy of Ed Oliver Sr.}

College football star Ed Oliver Jr. calls Marksville home

Ed and Marcus Oliver lived in Houston most of their lives, but both say they consider Marksville a key part of their childhood. In fact, it was their home away from their Houston home.

Detel Computer Solutions owner Daryl Deshotel (right) checks out a recently finished laptop built by Detel employee Jacob Leger (left) of Hessmer. Leger puts the finishing touches on a new laptop built at the Mansura site.
{Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Deshotel disregarded doubters to open Detel in Avoyelles

Avoyelles Parish is known for its fertile fields, abundant hunting and fishing areas and a love of life displayed in its food and festivals.

A man said to be Jesus of Nazareth stands near the open entrance of the borrowed tomb where the noted healer had been placed after being executed two days ago. Jesus’ body was missing when officials went to the scene this morning after rumors were spreading that the Nazarene carpenter had risen from the dead. {Artwork by Constantin Hansen (1804-1880)}

8 Days in Jerusalem: Day 8 - Jesus’ body missing from tomb

{Editor’s Note: This series depicts how the events of Jesus Christ’s last week in Jerusalem could have been reported by a newspaper.



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