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

More than 53 years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what many consider to be one of the great speeches in American history.

A half-century ago, this nation was embroiled in efforts to secure basic civil rights for all of its citizens and dealing with protests of the unpopular Vietnam War.

{Editor’s Note: Preservation in Print magazine ran this article in its November edition and is reprinted here by permission.}
By Danielle Del Sol, Preservation in Print Editor

Marksville – A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Evern John Tassin at Holy Ghost Catholic Church on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Abraham Palakkattuchira, Celebrant.


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.


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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