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Paul Vide, 83, Simmesport

Paul Vide passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Ochsner Hospital in Lafayette. Mr. Vide was 83 years old and a resident of Simmesport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon Vead, Sr. and Eudolie Graham Vead; brothers, Joseph Vead, Emile Vead, Douglas Vead , Jeffery Vead, and his two sisters, Linda Ortego and Brenda Carlson.
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Dorothy Marie Gaspard, formerly of Marksville

A memorial service for Dorothy Gaspard, of Pineville, will begin at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Marksville. Dorothy Marie Gaspard, a resident of Pineville, Louisiana, formerly of Marksville, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at her home. She was born on November 3rd, 1938 in Houma, Louisiana to Peter and Bertha Trahan Lebouef. Throughout her life she enjoyed many adventures with her husband Tiny of almost 48 years.
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Mansura Post Office temporarily suspends operations

The following has been provided by the United States Postal Service:. Due to safety concerns, retail and delivery operations have been temporarily suspended at the Mansura Post Office, 2109 Leglise St., Mansura, LA 71350. Until repairs can be made to the postal facility, Mansura customers can pick up their Post...

FOX 48 aids Hit for Hope cause

ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) – On June 27, WNTZ FOX 48 got the privilege of being a sponsor with United Way at the Hit for Hope Tunica-Biloxi Governors Cup held on Tamahka Trails Golf Course in Marksville, La. A few players were United Way of Central Louisiana President and CEO Michelle Purl and Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Marshall Pierite.
Natchez Democrat

Slowly but surely: Refuge opens roads as river recedes

SIBLEY — St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge Manager Skye Kreisler said the Mississippi River is slowly falling. Little by little, the refuge is opening up. Fishermen are catching catfish in the Swamp’s impoundments at the Sibley Units. As of Tuesday, Butler Lake Road is open, Cabin Road is open, Swamp Lake Road is open, and Pintail Lane is open to the central ditch.
Natchez Democrat

Man arrested in Ferriday for shooting another in leg

FERRIDAY — A man was arrested today for shooting another in the leg in broad daylight in Ferriday, Louisiana, law officials said. A release from Ferriday Police Department says gunshots rang out along Georgia Avenue near E.E. Wallace Boulevard on Friday afternoon shortly after 3 p.m. Ferriday officers responded...

Listen: Murphy on Dylan Raiola, Buckeye QB future, WRs, more

It was a good week to be a Buckeye. As Ohio State wrapped up football summer recruiting camps at the Woody Hayes Atheltic Center with five-star 2024 quarterback Dylan Raiola coming to town and working out with head coach Ryan Day, the Buckeyes also received commitments from three elite wide receivers in five-stars Carnell Tate and Brandon Inniss and four-star Noah Rogers on consecutive days. These three wideouts, who all rank in the top 10 in the 2023 class, ensure Raiola will have plenty of weapons when he arrives to the Scarlet and Gray.

Residents react to Ferriday’s state of emergency over water loss

FERRIDAY, La. (KTVE/KARD) – Thursday, June 23, 2022, Ferriday Mayor Rydell Turner and the Board of Alderpersons declared the town under a state of emergency due to a major equipment failure at their water plant, according to the Ferriday Police Department. The water plant pump failure has caused low production of water for its residents […]

Louisiana migrant workers reach settlement in crawfish processing suit

Six migrant workers would share in a total of more than $21,000 in the proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed last year alleging that a Louisiana crawfish processing business underpaid them in violation of minimum wage laws. The proposed settlement was filed this week in federal court in Lafayette. The...

Shirley Prince, 73, Marksville

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Ann Prince will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Marksville, LA. with Pastor Richard Newman, Jr. officiating. Interment will be held at a later date under the direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Marksville.

State of Emergency declared for Ferriday

FERRIDAY, La. (KNOE) - The town of Ferriday is now under a State of Emergency. According to the Ferriday Police Department, the mayor and Board of Alderpersons met on Wednesday to declare the State of Emergency due to the town’s ongoing water problems. An equipment failure at the water...

Settlement made in migrant workers’ crawfish processing suit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six migrant workers would share in a total of more than $21,000 in the proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed last year alleging that a Louisiana crawfish processing business underpaid them in violation of minimum wage laws. The proposed settlement was filed this week in...