Abbeville to reapply for state funds for projects

It has been an exercise in patience, but the Abbeville City Council remains focused on gaining state funds for flood protection and drainage projects in parts of the city.
The Council voted 5-0 during its regular meeting Tuesday evening to allow City Engineer Richard Primeaux to submit a request for funds through the Louisiana Capital Outlay program. The request is due by Nov. 1. The funds would cover projects in four areas of the city.

These five members of the Sisters of the Holy Family have all served Ville Platte at one point since the 1960s. They are (l. to r.) Sr. Clara Mae Jackson, Sr. Rita Darensbourg (currently serving), Sr. Edna Mae Jones, Sr. Agnes Marie Sampia, and Sr. Lucille Stelly (currently serving). (Gazette photo by Nicholas Jagneaux)

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This Nov. 26, 1950 Times-Picayune photo shows the remains of a Tunica warrior, rifle by his side and knife under his head. The article at the time reported some items were removed to be positively identified and preserved before the remains were once again covered. Best estimates are that the man was a 25-year-old warrior who died in the early 1800s. {Photo by Cyrus Burley}

Recalling 1950 discovery of Tunica warrior’s grave

{Editor’s Note: October is Louisiana Archaeology Month. This is the first of a series of archaeology-related articles to help celebrate Avoyelles’ history -- and pre-history -- and those men and women who are dedicated to researching and preserving those links to our past.}

Over 200 years ago, a young Native American man was buried with his prized possessions -- a rifle, a long knife and his silver-adorned vest.


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