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Enjoying their visit at the Ballard Reunion in Provencal are Misty Boyd, Benny Bynog, Courtney Ivey and Lisa Youman, in back.
Helping celebrate Mary Brister’s 80th birthday, were, from left, Danny Brister, Michael LeDoux, Charlotte Grayson, Wanel Brister, Mary and David LeDoux.

Monday, July 31

Her children and grandchildren hosted a birthday Saturday to honor Mary Brister who turned 80. It was at Harmony Baptist Church.  More than 50 people attended.  Her family, church family and friends enjoyed the day.

Some of her friends from Natchitoches included Ron and Leta Brown, Jackie Cox, Pat Parker and Elaine Smith.  They enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and dips and the birthday cake with a picture of Mary on it.  Dottie Gill told Mary to give her a party 12 years from now.

Connie Matkin went with her daughter, Brittany Grace, to the Hineston Rodeo Saturday where Brittany Grace competed in Barrel for Hope. She and JJ placed first in their division.  She also competed in pole bending with Yellowman and had a great run but didn’t place.

Natchitoches Silver Spur Riding Club will host competition Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. with the books opening at 5 p.m. This is a great place to have fun and fellowship with great people. It is relaxing and a great activity for the whole family.

Enjoying Elissa Rivet’s first birthday party in Mandeville are, front row from left, Edyce Rivet, David Rivet, Elissa, and Katie Miceli. On back row are Chris Rivet and Gordon Rivet.

Gordon and Edyce Rivet and grandson, David Rivet, went to Mandeville to celebrate the first birthday of their granddaughter, Elissa Marie Rivet.  The party had a Dr. Seuss theme and was at the home of her maternal grandparents, Jay and Betty Miceli.  Elissa celebrated her birthday with a host of family and friends.

The Ballard Family had a wonderful day at their family reunion in Provencal Saturday. Seventy-five members went to celebrate, from the young, to the not so young. The family  wants to thank all those who helped make this reunion a success including those who did the table setting, cooking, grilling, music, clean up, sweet smiles, hugs and laughter.

A special thanks to Mayor Randy Dupree and his wife, Rhonda, and to the staff of Provencal School, including Principal Mary Yount and Coach DeWayne Poe.  Once again

the family would like to thank Cyndi Ballard Congre and her daughter, Ashley, for the many hours spent planning, decorating and researching history.  Everyone is looking forward to Ballard Family Reunion, 2019.

Enjoying their visit at the Ballard Reunion in Provencal are Misty Boyd, Benny Bynog, Courtney Ivey and Lisa Youman, in back.
Seventy-five members of the Ballard family attended their reunion at the Provencal Jr. High School Saturday.
This picture of Ballard family members was on display at the Ballard Family Reunion in Provencal Saturday. They are Earnest (Bull) Ballard, Tammie Ballard, Shelton Powell and Emma Powell.