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This was the scene in front of the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse on a recent "court day" in Marksville. Cars were parked on both sides of Main Street, the side streets and filled the public parking lot behind the Atrium area. Supporters of the proposed Avoyelles Justice Center to house court operations point out inadequate parking in downtown Marksville as a major reason to build the facility for the courtrooms and judges' offices. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Avoyelles Justice Center adds online sites, pamphlets

Supporters of the proposed Avoyelles Parish Justice Center have created a website, social media pages and have pamphlets available about the proposed facility.

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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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