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Rachel Dufour of Plaucheville picks a basket of satsumas in late November. The tasty citrus is hardy enough to withstand the periodic cold snaps of this area. Rachel said this tree is about six years old and produced over 300 satsumas this year. An orange tree she received at the same time didn’t make it through the first period of freezing weather, but the satsuma did. {Photo courtesy of Rachel Dufour}

Satsuma: It’s what’s for breakfast

We call them satsumas -- sweet, almost seedless, easy to peel, easy to grow and well-suited to the temperatures in Avoyelles Parish.

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National 4-H Shooting Sports sharpshooter Coralie Deloach of Marksville High is shown with her dad, Michael. She placed 10th Overall Individual in Small Bore Rifle competition and was on the 1st Place Overall Team in Small Bore Rifle at the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held June 23-28 in Grand Island, Neb. {Photo courtesy of Avoyelles 4-H}

Avoyelles School Board honors 4-H shooting sports team

The Avoyelles Parish Schoo Board honored the parish 4-H shooting sports participants for a successful year which brought several awards home this past school year.

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet (center, in jacket) took a brief tour of Spring Bayou Recreation Area ON OCT. 29. During his visit, Montoucet discussed several issues related to the future development and improvement of outdoor recreation in Avoyelles Parish. Those meeting with Montoucet included (from left) Spring Bayou Restoration Team President Mike Ducote, Police Juror Kirby Roy, hunter safety instruction volunteer Ronald Coco, LDWF staff member Peter Oliver, state Rep. Robert Johnson, Montoucet, Police Jury President Charles Jones, Police Juror Mark Borrel and Lake Commission members Rayford Laborde and Roland Dugas. {Photo courtesy of Charles Jones}

LDWF Sec. Montoucet visits Spring Bayou Complex

Efforts to improve Spring Bayou can be compared to the ducks that can be found in the complex -- serene on the surface and a flurry of activity below the surface that cannot be seen.



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