By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor Higher than “recommended” iron levels in samples of Mansura’s water have town officials concerned about possible long-term health issues and calling for immediate remedial action by the water system owner.Read more...
By GARLAND FORMAN Co-Editor
A murder-suicide rocked a Bunkie neighborhood in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 20. Two men were killed in a domestic dispute that turned deadly.
Bunkie Police Chief Bobby Corner said the incident occured at 307 South Marshall Street in Bunkie when a boyfriend and girlfriend were having an argument in the bedroom of the home.
Chadrick Dupre, age 31, of the same address, and his mother were trying to intervene and stop the argument but the bedroom door was locked. They broke the door down and entered the room.
At that time, the boyfriend, Tavin Dupre, age 24 of 209 South Wavell Street in Bunkie, allegedly, shot and killed Dupre. He then, allegedly, shot and killed himself.
A .22 caliber pistol was used in the shooting and both men were pronounced dead at the scene. The mother, who owns the South Marshall Street home, and her daughter were not hurt in the deadly incident.
The Bunkie Police Department was assisted by the Avoyelles Parish Coroners Office.
By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor When an oil well “peters out,” the major oil company will usually pack up and move on to the next untapped field -- leaving valuable resources buried deep in the earth. Fortunately, there are some who still see the worth in the “old ladies” and take a chance on re-opening the wells to continue production.Read more...
Scotty Daigrepont, 48, of Hessmer has just been captured safely by authorities in the Hessmer area. He was wanted after police said he shot athis wife's car twice last night, then rear ended it with his truck as she was driving for help.
Police searched for him all night but about one hour ago turned their attention to near the corner of highway 1188 and highway 115 south of Hessmer. He taken into custody about 5:45 pm.
Ms. Daigrepont was injured in the shooting, and was in stable condition this morning.
Friday, September 19 High School Football Scores
Avoyelles (1-2) 40 - Jonesboro-Hodge (2-1) 26
Marksville (3-0) 36 - Independence (1-2) 0
East Beauregard (3-0) 20 - Bunkie (0-3) 7
Friday, September 26 games
Avoyelles (1-2) at Bunkie (0-3) Panthers homecoming
Marksville (3-0) at Pineville (2-1)
Jonesboro-Hodge-Avoyelles Box ScoreRead more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...