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A wing of La Salpêtrière Orphanage/Prison in Paris where Anne Roland Bordelon was held before being forced to migrate to Louisiana where she became the ancestress of one of the largest families of Avoyelles Parish. Sites such as this are among those to be visited.

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1642 drawing of St. Martin des Champs in Paris where 184 couples were married before being sent to Louisiana.

Louisiana-France 2020 trip planned to commemorate 300th anniversary of Louisiana colonists

A unique tour of France on the original Louisiana colonists has been announced that is of special interest to Avoyelles Parish families.

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Beyond A Spectrum autism treatment center Executive Director Tracy Regard (left) and Board President Jessica Dekle (center) accept the “big check” from Central Louisiana Community Foundation CEO Liv Mileshko. The Marksville agency received the $12,000 grant from CLCF to fund a “sensory room” for autism therapy. {Photo courtesy of Tracy Regard}

'Beyond A Spectrum' treatment center receives grant for ‘sensory room’

Children with autism in this area will soon have access to a new therapy, thanks to a grant awarded to Beyond A Spectrum (BAS), a non-profit organization in Marksville.



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