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Teach For America brings teachers to Avoyelles from all over the country

By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor   They come from the East Coast, the Midwest, the Southeast, the Northwest. They were raised in big cities, small towns and everything in between. But the young teachers in the Teach For America (TFA) program in Avoyelles Parish have a few things in common -- they love their job, they enjoy working with the students and, yes, they REALLY like the food here.

Representatives from Teach For America (TFA), the Avoyelles School District, Cleco and TFA teachers at Marksville High School met last week to discuss the program and Cleco’s recent $25,000 donation to support TFA in the parish.

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Bunkie drops AHS from schedule; MHS game in doubt

By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor   One intra-parish rivalry has come to an end, and the parish’s longest-running gridiron tradition is “up in the air” at this time.

Andi Boone, AHS coach

Kevin Cook, Bunkie High coach

JT Dunbar

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Marksville named one of 10 "most dangerous" cities in La.

By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor   When you think of dangerous cities in Louisiana, most will put New Orleans at the top of that list. In pure numbers, the Big Easy surely wins. However, when comparing the crime rate -- the likelihood of a person in the municipality being a crime victim during the year -- New Orleans doesn’t make the top 10. Marksville, however, does. And Bunkie was not too far behind.

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PJ reduces permit fee for spinning plant

By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor   Cutting the parish building fee in half was a nice gesture, but still a possible turn-off to would-be industrial development in the parish, Bunkie Mayor Mike Robertson said last week.

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Bunkie JV hands St. Joe season opening loss, 21-0

St. Joseph High School’s fledgling football squad “learned a lot” and “enjoyed the experience” of playing Bunkie High School’s junior varsity team last Thursday, SJHS Principal Bryan Runyon said. As the reader may have guessed, Bunkie thumped the Eagles, 21-0.

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Mustangs lose "game we should've won," 48-38

y Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor   That’s the way the ball bounces. There were a lot of bouncing balls on a rain-soaked field in Oakdale last Friday -- and none of them were bouncing in Avoyelles High’s way as the Warriors staged a 4th-quarter comeback to beat the Mustangs, 48-38.

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Marksville shuts out Winnfield; Avoyelles, Bunkie loses in week two of high school football

Friday, September 12, High School Football Scores

Marksville (2-0) 20 - Winnfield (0-2) 0

Buckeye (2-0) 24 - Bunkie (0-2) 6

Oakdale (1-1) 42 - Avoyelles (0-2) 38

Friday, September 19, High School Football games

Jonesboro-Hodge at Avoyelles (0-2)

Bunkie (0-2) at East Beauregard (2-0)

Marksville (2-0) at Independence  (2-0)

Buckeye rolls past Bunkie

By GARLAND FORMAN

BUNKIE - Both head coaches down played the emotional aspect of the Buckeye-Bunkie game on Friday night at Panther Stadium. Bunkie Head Coach Kevin Cook  was the head coach at Buckeye last year and Buckeye Head Coach Jonathan Landry, an assistant under Cook last year, is a 1998 graduate of Bunkie High.

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Marksville rolls over Bunkie for fifth straight Catskin win; Avoyelles loses to Port Allen

Friday night scores, September 5

Marksville 49 (1-0) - Bunkie 22 (0-1)

Port Allen 45 (1-0) - Avoyelles 14 (0-1)

Friday night games, September 12

Buckeye (1-0) at Bunkie (0-1)

Avoyelles (0-1) at Oakdale

Winnfield (0-1) at Marksville (1-0)

 

By GARLAND FORMAN

A good offense line can make running backs look great and great running backs can make the offensive line look good. Whatever was the case, the Marksville Tigers dismantled the Bunkie Panthers on Friday 49-22 to win the annual “Catskin battle in the season opener for both teams.

The Tiger offense looked in midseason form as they rushed for 400 yards on 41 tries. Nick Lavalais led the attack with 144 yards rushing on 10 attempts. Mark Eldridge ran for 102 yards on 15 tries. He sat out most the second half with cramps.

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Native Flute Making Workshop Among Pow Wow Festivities Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana hosts flute workshop as part of 19th Annual Pow Wow Celebration

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe has announced a Native Flute Making Workshop to be facilitated by musician/flute maker, Hawk Henries, Saturday, May 10 from 9 a. m. – 5 p. m. at the main pow wow grounds pavilion on the reservation near Marksville.

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GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ALLMAN BROTHERS KEYBOARDIST JOHNNY NEEL TO PERFORM AT BAILEY'S FRIDAY MARCH 21

Known for his work with the legendary Allman Brothers, keyboardist JOHNNY NEEL (http://www.johnnyneel.com/) will be performing live at Bailey's on the Square Friday evening, March 21.

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