By Donna Culotta Turkey isn’t always king of the table for Thanksgiving in Avoyelles homes. A deer roast can be found at the top of the menu as well.Read more...
Early yesterday evening, a single vehicle crash killed a man from Deville, LA that was not wearing a seat belt.Read more...
Rapides Parish – Early yesterday evening, a single vehicle crash killed a man from Deville, LA that was not wearing a seat belt.
Troopers responded to the crash around 6:55 p.m., which occurred on Free Road at Pete Paul Road. The crash involved a 2004 Ford pickup, driven by Leonard H. Free Jr. (W/M 46 yrs). The Ford was southbound on Free Road when Free Jr. lost control and exited the left side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree.
Free Jr. was transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. We ask you to take one second to “buckle up!”
Troop E Troopers have investigated 42 fatal crashes in 2014, resulting in 51 fatalities.
By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor As Moreauville’s Dec. 1 ban on pit bulls and rottweilers nears, the eyes of the nation are suddenly turned on the tiny village.Read more...
High School Football Playoffs, Friday, November 14
South Beauregard (9-2) 34 - Avoyelles (5-6) 14 Class-AAA playoffs
Oakdale (6-5) 41 - Bunkie (3-8) 24 Class-AA playoffs
North Webster (8-3) 49 - Marksville (7-4) 18 Class-AAA playoffs
By Garland Forman
The Oakdale Warriors was in control of their playoff game with Bunkie Friday night but could never shake the pesky Bunkie Panthers until the fourth quarter. Oakdale pulled away in the fourth quarter to post a 41-24 win to advance to the second round of Class-AA for the first time since 2007.Read more...
By Raymond L. Daye Some call it the “second season.” Some call it “the show.” It’s the playoffs. All three of the parish’s high school teams have made it to the “promised land,” but they can’t pause to enjoy the view. They have to keep winning to stay there.Read more...
Friday, November 7, High School Football scores
Marksville (7-3, 3-2) 34 - Avoyelles (5-5, 3-2) 28 District 3-AAA contest
#1 ranked Many (10-0, 5-0) 32 - Bunkie (3-7, 2-3) 17 District 3-AA contest
Friday, November 14, High School Football games
Avoyelles will travel to open the Class-AAA playoffs
Bunkie will travel to open the Class-AA playoffs
Marksville will travel to open the Class-AAA playoffs
By GARLAND FORMAN
For nine games, the Many Tigers had no one close to them in the fourth quarter. In fact, no one had the lead against them all year.
With a perfect season on the line for the first time since 2000, the Tigers found themselves with a narrow 19-17 lead with just seven minutes left in the ball game.Read more...
By Raymond L. Daye There are only two local high school games this week because two of our teams face off against each other. Marksville High Tigers will invade Mustang Stadium in Moreauville in an effort to capture a share of second-place in District 3-AAA.Read more...
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12 Years a Slave
The Great Flood of 1927 in Avoyelles
Avoyelles Bicentennial of Government
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Moreauville Centennial series
Avoyelles Civil War Portraits
Avoyelleans in the War of 1812
Boone's Battery Civil War unit of Avoyelles and Pointe Coupee
Atchafalaya Guards civil war unit of Avoyelles and Pointe Coupee
Plauche's in the War of 1812 at the Battle of New Orleans
Marksville, La. , (October 21, 2014) – Paragon Casino is excited to announce that 80’s band, The Molly Ringwalds will perform in the Mari Showroom on Friday, October 24 at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now.
The Molly Ringwalds understood that the 80’s era was one of the best and deserved to be showcased. In doing so, five friends formed a tribute band that re-creates an 80's experience by applying radical make-up and teased hair, all while showcasing the musical genres of the 80’s decade. Some influences include Michael Jackson, U2, Prince, Bon Jovi, Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, Cheap Trick and Madonna. From high energy pop, to hard edged rock, most music is fair play.
The Molly Ringwalds are frequently referred to as the world's greatest 80's experience. This legendary quintet has been able to combine their individual and very unique talents to recapture the pop culture essence of the decade. The band consists of Lord Phillip Wang on bass/vocals, Sir Devon Nooner on guitar/vocals, Sir Liam Thunders on drums/vocals, Dickie English on vocals and Platinum Randi Wilde on guitar/vocals.
The Molly Ringwalds deliver over-the-top, head banging performances. If you’re in need of an 80’s do over, this is the show for you. They thrive on delivering entertaining performances including eye-catching costume changes and exciting audience participation.
About Paragon Casino Resort
Paragon Casino Resort celebrated its 20th Year Anniversary on June 4, 2014. Since opening our doors in 1994, we’ve strived to provide the most entertaining gaming destination in the South. Over the past 20 years, our amenities and services have been expanded to create the ultimate gaming experience. The best is yet to come.
Paragon features an impressive lineup of luxury amenities and attractions including a 531 room hotel; a full-service spa and salon; an eighteen hole golf course with fully stocked pro-shop and grillroom; an indoor tropical pool with swim-up bar; a soaring retail atrium with “living” bayou and live alligators; a three-screen cinema; the Atrium Bar with ice bar; seven restaurants; a daiquiri bar; a full-service RV resort with 205 slips and 30 cabins; Kids Quest child care activity center; arcade; over 75,000 square feet of meeting space; and three retail shops.
With more than 1,600 Las Vegas-style slot machines and over 64,000 square feet of gaming action, Paragon also features a state-of-the-art off track betting center, as well as over 44 table games, including Craps, Blackjack, Roulette and an eight-table poker room. Paragon also has a free player’s club membership program.
Paragon Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louis iana. For more information, please visitwww.paragoncasinoresort.com and follow Paragon Casino Resort on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
Saturday, November 1 Aaron Lewis Tickets $30
Saturday, November 14 Charley Pride Tickets $25
Saturday, November 26 Boogie for the Bayou Tickets $15
Friday, Saturday, December 5-6 Holiday on Ice Show Tickets $15
Saturday, December 27 KC & the Sunshine Band Tickets $30
Pelican Stage: (Shows begin at 9 pm & end at 1 am) Free Admission
South 70 Friday, October 24-Saturday, October 25
Avery Michaels Friday, October 31-Saturday, November 1
Area Code Friday, November –Saturday, November 8
Voodoo Gumbo Friday, November 14-Saturday, November 15
Chubby Charrier Friday, November 21-Saturday, November 22
Greg Martinez Friday, November 28-Saturday, November 29
90 Degrees West Friday, December 5-Saturday, December 6
Johnny Chauvin & the Mojo Band Friday, December 12-Friday, December 13
Sledge Hammer Friday, December 19-Saturday, December 20
The Cartoons Friday, December 26-Satuay