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FAREWELL TO AVOYELLES' 'CITIZEN SOLDIERS'
Men and women of the Louisiana National Guard stand to be honored during a deployment ceremony at Avoyelles Public Charter School in Mansura Wednesday morning. The Marksville-based 1020th Engineer Co., with “round-out” volunteers from units across the state, is being deployed to Kuwait for a 9-month tour of dury in support of the nation’s Operation Spartan Shield mission {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

1020th Engineer Co. deploying to Kuwait

More than 150 soldiers with a Marksville-based Louisiana National Guard engineering unit bid farewell to family and friends during a deployment ceremony earlier today.

ARCHAEOLOGISTS RETURNING TO MARKSVILLE MOUNDS

The last time a group of archaeologists visited the Marksville Mounds at the State Historic Site park was during the Louisiana Archaeological Society convention in February (see above). The LAS has organized a return trip for Oct. 22, calling all society members and interested individuals to come out to clean-up the closed state park and museum grounds.

Archaeological Society sponsors clean-up day at Marksville Mounds on Oct. 22

{Editor’s Note: October is Louisiana Archaeology Month.

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