Food, fun and fireworks for the 4th

Trent Young (left), head track coach at Marksville High, and Lerbert Williams, owner of Williams Trucking, show off their barbecued ribs. They were selling ribs as a fundraiser for the Tiger track team at the Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

“We’re legal. It’s not four,” Marksville Maor John Lemoine (center, seated) joked as he chatted with City Council members (from right) Frank Havard and Mike Gremillion. Lemoine was referencing a state law that would prevent a majority of the six-member mayor/council from meeting without a prior notice. The law does not apply to chance meetings at social gatherings.
The city officials took shelter from the heat in the Lions Club tent with club members Pappy Millet (in apron) and Robert St. Romain. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Sgts Chauncey Burns (front) and Jeremy Brown, both with the National Guard's 1086th Transport Company, post the U.S. and Louisiana flags during opening ceremonies of the Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival on Independence Day. Both men will be deployed to the Persian Gulf later this month. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

A crowd of AAMF visitors sang, clapped and tapped their feet to the inspirational sounds of the St. John Community Church-Baptist Voices of Praise during the July 4th festival in Marksville.


Jeannette Knoll to be grand marshal of Marksville's July 4th Parade

Jeannette Knoll, who will be retiring this year as an associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, relaxes on her front porch in Marksville. Knoll is looking forward to serving as grand marshal of the Marksville July 4th Parade. The parade is sponsored by the City of Marksville and the Marksville Chamber of Commerce. {Photo by Crystal Fuqua}


Sunday Birthday Kids

Gage Bailey, age 6, Marksville, June 17

Brayleigh Briggs, age 9, of Polland, June 15

C.J. Freeman, age 10, of Centerpoint, June 14

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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