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New Avoyelles Assessor takes oath of office
After a 14-month wait, Avoyelles Assessor Heath Pastor (center) took the oath of office during a formal ceremony in 12th Judicial District Court on Jan. 13. District Judge Kerry Spruill (left) administered the oath as Pastor’s family (from left) -- wife Angie, son Kannon and daughter Emma -- stood beside him. Pastor was elected to the office in October 2015, but due to the way taxes are administered the assessor’s term begins more than a year after the election. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Heath Pastor sworn in as Avoyelles assessor

A journey that started two years ago finally ended when Heath Pastor of Bordelonville was able to take the oath of office as Avoyelles tax assessor.

Hessmer officials were sworn into office at the Jan. 9 Village Council meeting. They also honored long-time Water Superintendent Gordon Guillot (far right), who retired after 36 years with the town. Presenting Guillot with a plaque of appreciation are Alderman Justin Gaspard, Alderman Joshua Roy, Mayor Travis Franks and Alderman Keith Armand. Police Chief Kenneth Smith was also sworn in at the ceremony. {Photo by Stacy Jeansonne}

Hessmer honors Gordon Guillot for 36 years of service

It was a day to say hello to new faces, appoint familiar ones to their familiar tasks and say good-bye to a long-time employee.

Charles Jones (left) and Kirby Roy were both re-elected by fellow Avoyelles Parish police jurors to serve as president and vice president, respectively, for the next year. The two men have served as the administrative team of the jury for the past two years. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Jones, Roy re-elected to Avoyelles Police Jury positions

For the third straight year, the Avoyelles Police Jury decided to keep its administrative team intact, re-electing Charles Jones as president and Kirby Roy as vice president.

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