St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, and Parish Council Chairman Harold Taylor were at odds during a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Topics at issue included an annual audit and the powers of the Road District 1 commission, which was formed when the Smooth Ride Home Program was created. The photo of Fontenot is from Wednesday’s meeting and the one of Taylor is a file photo. (By Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish Road District 1 commissioners met for a rare meeting and on an 8-4 vote decided they do not need to know the extent of their authority. The vote left Harold Taylor, chairman, in a dither. “I can’t believe this,” he said after gaveling the meeting to a close.

Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers, left, and Police Chief Randy Fontenot show a website for the 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

With the assistance of the Eunice Police Department and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp, has come to life.

Steve Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, discusses the 2015 audit of the St. Landry Parish Government. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A St. Landry Parish Government audit found nine “signficant” deficiencies in internal controls and reporting and five instances of noncompliance material to statements.

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, and Parish Council Chairman Harold Taylor were at odds during a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Topics at issue included an annual audit and the powers of the Road District 1 commission, which was formed when the Smooth Ride Home Program was created. The photo of Fontenot is from Wednesday’s meeting and the one of Taylor is a file photo. (By Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers, left, and Police Chief Randy Fontenot show a website for the 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Steve Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, discusses the 2015 audit of the St. Landry Parish Government. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Smooth Ride Home governing panel decides it doesn’t need to know its authority

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, and Parish Council Chairman Harold Taylor were at odds during a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Topics at issue included an annual audit and the powers of the Road District 1 commission, which was formed when the Smooth Ride Home Program was created. The photo of Fontenot is from Wednesday’s meeting and the one of Taylor is a file photo. (By Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish Road District 1 commissioners met for a rare meeting and on an 8-4 vote decided they do not need to know the extent of their authority.
The vote left Harold Taylor, chairman, in a dither.
“I can’t believe this,” he said after gaveling the meeting to a close.

Youth boot camp seeks a change in course for youths

Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers, left, and Police Chief Randy Fontenot show a website for the 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

With the assistance of the Eunice Police Department and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp, has come to life.

St. Landry Parish audit cites theft, management issues

Steve Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, discusses the 2015 audit of the St. Landry Parish Government. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A St. Landry Parish Government audit found nine “signficant” deficiencies in internal controls and reporting and five instances of noncompliance material to statements.

Mamou police officer saves life of unresponsive toddler

From left, Mamou Police Chief Brent Zachary, Officer Nicole Fontenot, holding Pedraza Gomez, and Assistant Chief Phyllis Soileau. (Ville Platte Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Mamou Police Officer Nicole Price Fontenot was dispatched to a Mamou residence in response to an unresponsive child on July 13.
Upon arrival, Fontenot said, “The child’s mother was holding the baby in her arms and the little girl was limp.”

Fund for Baton Rouge officers, families is open for contributions

Community Foundation of Acadiana has received over $11,000 to its In the Line of Duty Fund in response to the tragic July 17 shooting of six Baton Rouge Police officers. Donations are tax-deductible and 100 percet of all contributions will be given to those officers and their families.

AgCenter food incubator spurs innovation

Lili Courtney, center, smiles while working with her son, Lloyd Courtney, left, to package bottles of her Delightful Palate salad dressing at LSU AgCenter Food Incubator facilities in Ingram Hall on July 5. Luz Lopez is seen putting finishing touches on bottles at right. (Photo by Olivia McClure)

When the idea for the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator was first hatched in 2012, Louisiana had no facility where people who wanted to pursue the daunting journey of starting a food business could go for expert advice and production equipment.

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Sports

Since 2011, each Lady Bengal softball player has won a ring during their LSUE career.

Lifestyle

Leah Guempel and Richard Shipley

Dr. Stephen and Mrs. (Martha) Guempel of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Leah Guempel to Mr. Richard Shipley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Pamela) Shipley of Forest Grove, OR.

Obituaries

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Andrew Glenn Courville announces his passing.
Glenn passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the age of 60.

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