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A BUMPER CROP OF SATSUMAS

Rachel Dufour of Plaucheville picks a basket of satsumas in late November. The tasty citrus is hardy enough to withstand the periodic cold snaps of this area. Rachel said this tree is about six years old and produced over 300 satsumas this year. An orange tree she received at the same time didn’t make it through the first period of freezing weather, but the satsuma did. {Photo courtesy of Rachel Dufour}

Satsuma: It’s what’s for breakfast

We call them satsumas -- sweet, almost seedless, easy to peel, easy to grow and well-suited to the temperatures in Avoyelles Parish.

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EFFIE LIBRARY GROUNDBREAKING
The long-awaited groundbreaking for the new Effie branch of the Avoyelles Parish Library and the new Cottonport Bank branch took place on Nov. 18. The bank donated the property adjacent to the new bank branch for the new library. Those participating in the event included, from left, (front) Library Board member Marina Gagic, Library System Director Theresa Thevenote, Library Board member Jean Lemoine, Cottonport Bank President A.J. Roy III, State Rep.-Elect Daryl Deshotel, Shane Stout of Cottonport Bank, Police Juror Marsha Wiley, Library Board President Pete Riche, and (back row) Ducote Construction representatives Grant Ducote, Craig Ducote and Adam Ducote, Parish Engineer Ron Bordelon and Police Juror Mark Borrel. {Photo courtesy of Cottonport Bank}

Groundbreaking held for Effie library, bank branches

Effie area residents have been anticipating the construction of their first local library branch for the past few years. Now the project is in the home stretch.

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GROWING AT THE PORT

Avoyelles Port Commission President Barry Laiche (right) discusses plans for the use of 70 riverfront acres purchased with a $420,000 grant from the Red River Waterway Commission with (bottom to top) RRWC’s Avoyelles member Larry Sayes, State Rep.-Elect Daryl Deshotel and Port Commission Vice President Scott Williams. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Avoyelles Port Commission buys 70 riverfront acres

In the immediate sense, the Port of Avoyelles is increasing its net worth by $420,000.

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