High winds toppled a large tree onto a house at S. Main and Snoddy in Marksville last Wednesday night, pinning the occupant inside. City police officers and firefighters were able to enter the house through a back door and rescue the man. Entergy employees also assisted at the scene. Fire Chief Jerry Bordelon said the man had no obvious serious injuries but was taken to the hospital by ambulance to be checked out. The home sustained significant damage. {Photo by Tiffany Trichell}

Avoyelles hit with two storms in one week

Another storm packing high winds and dumping several inches of rain tore across the parish this past Wednesday night. There were no reports of additional flooding associated with that event.

Save Cenla officers (from left) Angela and Andy Dixon and Anthony and Jackie Bordelon, review notes for an upcoming suicide prevention/awareness workshop. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Save Cenla plans events to raise awareness, remove stigma of suicide, mental illness

Local suicide prevention efforts appear to be making strides to address Avoyelles Parish’s alarming suicide rate. With four months gone, Coroner Dr. L.J.



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