Fireworks were expected between the Bunkie City Council members over a letter sent by Councilman Lem Thomas to the U.S. Justice Department, State Attorney General and others.

Funeral srvices for Sarah A.Voiselle will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 beginning at 1:00pm in the Christ the King Catholic Church in Simmesport with Father Dwight DeJesus officiating.

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}

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.

A traffic stop by Bunkie Police on Saturday, January 14 has led to the arrest of a Bunkie woman on several drug charges, according to Bunkie Police Chief Bobby Corner.

The Avoyelles Parish Police Jury has closed South Wayside Bridge off Yellow Bayou Road near Simmesport until further notice.

Grass has grown high and the ancient burial mounds are poorly maintained at the Marksville State Historic Site. The park is a National Historic Landmark and one of the country’s most significant archaeological sites. {Photo by Rene Borrel}

Something needs to be done to address the “deplorable” condition of the Prehistoric Indian Park & Museum, Marksville city officials said at the City Council meeting Jan. 11.

The 2017 Avoyelles Parish Livestock Show will be held this Friday and Saturday (Jan. 20 and 21) at the Avoyelles Parish Barn on Fair Street in Marksville.

Girls Basketball
Monday, Jan. 16
District 3-AAA
Marksville (15-8, 5-2) 67 - Avoyelles (14-7, 5-1) 50

Columns

After a slowdown of oil drilling activity for about two years, at least one area in Avoyelles may see a well soon. Leasing for mineral rights is underway in the Dupont area by a Lafayette company.

Sports

Girls Basketball
Monday, Jan. 16
District 3-AAA
Marksville (15-8, 5-2) 67 - Avoyelles (14-7, 5-1) 50

Jan. 10 Girls Basketball
Tuesday, Jan. 10
District 3-AAA
Avoyelles (13-6, 4-0) 49 - Jena (13-7, 2-2) 39
Marksville (13-7, 3-1) 61 - Buckeye (4-15, 0-4) 12

Girls Basketball
Tuesday, Jan. 3
District 3-AAA
Avoyelles (11-6, 2-0) 49 - Buckeye (4-14, 0-2) 36
Marksville (12-7, 2-1) 64 - Peabody (3-16, 0-2) 49

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