Halloween in Marksville returns to Courthouse Square after cancellation fears

There was some doubt for awhile, but the traditional “Trick or Treat Around the Square” is on for Halloween.

The Marksville City Council was glad to hear the good tidings at its Sept. 12 meeting.

Marksville Chamber of Commerce President Van Roy said businesses throughout Marksville will be invited and encouraged to come out to Courthouse Square on Oct. 31 to hand out candy, sponsor children’s games and make the holiday fun for the kids and the grown-ups alike.

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Louisiana Army National Guard Lt. Col. John Trevino presents the Rev. William Rogalla of St. Bernadette Church in Bayou Vista with a framed American flag Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4222 and Auxiliary Center in Morgan City.

VFW pays tribute to returning Guard officer

Louisiana Army National Guard Lt. Col. John Trevino received a hero’s welcome home Saturday during a dinner at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4222 and Auxiliary center in Morgan City.
Trevino returned Aug. 22 from a nine-month deployment in Iraq and was honored with words of praise. His deployment was part of Operation Inherent Resolve. His deployment began in early December, and he was stationed at Al Asad Airbase.
A member of the 139 Regional Support Group, which is based out of Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, Trevino served as executive officer at Al Asad Airbase.

CLECO likely pick to provide power to city

Although the decision has not been made official, consultant Jim Poché, of Poché, Prouet and Associates, told the St. Martinville city council Monday that it appears CLECO has tendered the most advantageous bid for providing wholesale electricity to the city.
The official vote was postponed until Thursday to allow Mayor Melinda Mitchell, council members and City Attorney Allan Durand to examine the bids, which were delivered and opened during a meeting at Poché’s Lafayette office only four hours before the Monday council meeting.


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