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Marksville Historic Site provides look at earliest chapter of Avoyelles' story

Susan Veillon (right), a museum guide, shows visitor Arianna Daye a model of the Marksville Prehistoric Indian park. The model shows visitors how the site looked when it was in use as a sacred ceremonial site from 100 B.C. to 400 A.D. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Susan Veillon, from the Office of State Parks Southern Regional Office at Chicot, explains items used by ancient residents of Avoyelles to Arianna Daye, 10, of Marksville. Items on display are replicas of items discovered at the Marksville archaeological excavations. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Museum guide Susan Veillon helps a young visitor try her hand at the atlatl -- or “throwing stick” -- which the prehistoric hunters of this area used to bring down game to feed their families. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Museum visitor Arianna Daye, 10, of Marksville, poses in front of one of the burial mounds on the grounds of the Marksville State Historic site. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

 

7/31 Sunday Birthday Kids

Leah Lemoine
Plaucheville
6 yrs.,
July 27, 2016

Trevor LaPrairie
Marksville
4 yrs.,
July 29, 2016

Zachary Dauzat
Fifth Ward
8 yrs.,
August 5, 2016

Announce your child's birthday with photos running free of charge up to the age of 11 in the Sunday Journal and on the Avyelles Today website.

Borrel, Gallent named 'Children's Hero' for 2016

B.J. Gallent (left) and Donna Desoto, coordinators in the Avoyelles CASA program, hold awards, presented by Eckerd Cenla Wraparound. Gallent was one of three recipients of the the Children’s Hero Award for 2016. Desoto was one of six other nominees. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Col. Michael Borrel, director of the Louisiana National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program, was one of three people receiving the Children’s Hero Award for 2016. {Photo courtesy of Michael Borrel}

 

7/24 Sunday Birthday Kids

Landon Daigrepont
Fifth Ward
11 yrs.,
July 19, 2016

Ethan Quebedeaux
Denim Springs
11 yrs.,
July 19, 2016

Brooklyn Barnhart
Marksville
2 yrs.,
July 29, 2016

Announce your child's birthday with photos running free of charge up to the age of 11 in the Sunday Journal and on the Avyelles Today website.

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