Tri-parish unemployment rates continue to be above those of a year ago. St. Landry Parish’s unemployment rate in August was 9 percent, up from 8 percent in August 2015, according not-seasonally adjusted data reported by the federal Bureau of Labor statistics and released Friday.
A Eunice auditing office is to continue its work with St. Landry Parish Government after a bid to request proposals was turned aside at Wednesday’s Parish Council meeting in Opelousas. The move came as an $800,000 deficit surfaced at the meeting.
CROWLEY – The Eunice High Bobcats outscored the Crowley High Gents by a 13-0 margin in the second half to claim a 27-22 victory here Friday night at Gardiner Memorial Stadium.

Tour du Teche is having a flood sale on one-day races

Marcy Boudreaux of Port Allen portages around the Keystone Lock and Dam below St. Martinville in Tour du Teche III. One-day races featuring portages are the Hot Sauce, Sugar and the Oil & Gas. (File photo)

Tour du Teche is having a flood sale on one-day races during the 2016 series of paddling marathons in October.
Entry fees have been reduced to $40 per paddler. Anyone who has already paid up can take a refund on race day or apply the overage to any of the 2017 races.

Who will be the next school superintendent?

The field of candidates for the St. Landry Parish school superintendent’s job was cut from five to three in a seven-hour meeting.
After about one-hour interviews each on Wednesday, the final three candidates are Dr. James Gray, Patrick Jenkins and Francis Touchet Jr.

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CROWLEY – The Eunice High Bobcats outscored the Crowley High Gents by a 13-0 margin in the second half to claim a 27-22 victory here Friday night at Gardiner Memorial Stadium.

Lifestyle

Letha Briley from Church Points wins a door prize.

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Ellen Rider from Ville Platte, left, and Mae Austin of Eunice attend TRIAD workshop.

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Velma Rougeau, left, and Shirley McGee from Eunice at TRIAD in Eunice.

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June Gotreaux, left, Tressella Melancon and Marene Fruge of Eunice at TRIAD.

The quarterly TRIAD Senior Citizens safety and health workshop, sponsored by the St. Landry Sheriff department, was held Wednesday at the Eunice VFW Post 8971 Hall. A large crowd of seniors attended the workshop, enjoyed a luncheon of barbecue chicken, jambalaya, cole slaw and a soft drink.

Obituaries

A funeral service for Mary Frenche Boston LaHaye, 94, will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 1:00 PM

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