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Hessmer officials were sworn into office at the Jan. 9 Village Council meeting. They also honored long-time Water Superintendent Gordon Guillot (far right), who retired after 36 years with the town. Presenting Guillot with a plaque of appreciation are Alderman Justin Gaspard, Alderman Joshua Roy, Mayor Travis Franks and Alderman Keith Armand. Police Chief Kenneth Smith was also sworn in at the ceremony. {Photo by Stacy Jeansonne}

Hessmer honors Gordon Guillot for 36 years of service

It was a day to say hello to new faces, appoint familiar ones to their familiar tasks and say good-bye to a long-time employee.

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Charles Jones (left) and Kirby Roy were both re-elected by fellow Avoyelles Parish police jurors to serve as president and vice president, respectively, for the next year. The two men have served as the administrative team of the jury for the past two years. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Jones, Roy re-elected to Avoyelles Police Jury positions

For the third straight year, the Avoyelles Police Jury decided to keep its administrative team intact, re-electing Charles Jones as president and Kirby Roy as vice president.

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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}

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A tree blocks the path around the Prehistoric Indian Park & Museum. Maintenance of the state historic site has declined since the park was reduced to being open only one day a week due to state budget cuts. {Photo by Rene Borrel}

Marksville city officials call for action to save Indian Park

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.



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