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The above table shows the enrollment difference on opening day of 2019 compared to 2018, on the second early enrollment count a week later. There will be another tally in early September prior to the official enrollment count on Oct. 1 that determines state funding for the school year.

Avoyelles School District looking at 209-pupil decline

In the latest year-to-year enrollment comparison, Avoyelles Parish School District’s smiles have turned to frowns.

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Lt. Abbie Voorhies (left) talks with a another nurse during her WWII assignment at Tuskegee Army Airfield as part of the unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

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Abbie Voorhies Ross DeVerges as an Army nurse during World War II

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Abbie Voorhies Ross DeVerges at 104

104-year-old Moreauville native Abbie DeVerges is oldest member of famed WWII Tuskegee Airmen

On Aug. 20, a Moreauville native -- a World War II Army veteran -- turned 104 at her residence in a Northridge, Calif., nursing home.



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