Grant Suire, of Crowley, meets James Carville after a luncheon meeting of One Acadiana Thursday (Aug. 25) at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Walking behind Carville, at right, is Mary Matalin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Grant Suire, a 13-year-old Crowley eighth-grader, asked veteran political experts James Carville and Mary Matalin for their advice to young people looking to get involved in politics. “You have to be able to stand losing,” Matlin said at Thursday’s One Acadiana luncheon at the Cajundome Convention Center.

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, far right, tells agricultural producers in Opelousas on Aug. 23 about the damages inflicted by flooding on farms and ranches in south Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

A series of meetings throughout south Louisiana were held by Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, to assure farmers that state and federal aid is available to help them get through the flooding crisis. Meetings were held in Indian Bayou, Opelousas, Batchelor and Donaldsonville.
The dress rehearsal didn’t go as planned for St. Edmund as Sacred Heart of Ville Platte earned a 20-0 win over the Blue Jays in the finale of the Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree.

Grant Suire, of Crowley, meets James Carville after a luncheon meeting of One Acadiana Thursday (Aug. 25) at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Walking behind Carville, at right, is Mary Matalin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, far right, tells agricultural producers in Opelousas on Aug. 23 about the damages inflicted by flooding on farms and ranches in south Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

2nd Community Worship Service held

Eunice ministers joined together for the second annual Community Worship Service Wednesday evening at Eunice High School’s auditorium. Eunice church members of all faiths met for an hour of worship, praise and prayer. From left, are, the Rev. Matthew Alfred of Golden Star Baptist Church; Monsignor Robert Romero of St. Anthony Catholic Church; the Rev. Travis Abadie of St. Anthony Catholic Church; the Rev. John Krause of First United Methodist Church; and the Rev. Tim Moffett of First Baptist Church in Eunice. (Photo by Myra Miller)

All faiths in Eunice came together under one roof to worship during the second annual Community Worship Service Wednesday evening at Eunice High School.
The theme of the service was, “Called to Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord.”

Baltakis appointment up in the air

Harold Taylor, left, newly elected St. Landry Parish Council chairman, speaks with Lena Charles, right about an appointment to the St. Landry Parish Economic Development District board of directors as councilwoman Nancy Carriere looks on. Charles tied with Anthony Baltakis for a seat on the economic district’s board. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A Eunice representative on the St. Landry Parish Economic Development District board of directors faces a second vote on his appointment by the Parish Council.

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The dress rehearsal didn’t go as planned for St. Edmund as Sacred Heart of Ville Platte earned a 20-0 win over the Blue Jays in the finale of the Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree.

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Spencer Thibodeaux and Andrea Leger

Greg and Sheila Leger of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Leger, to Spencer Thibodeaux, son of Kent and Vickie Thibodeaux of Church Point.

Obituaries

RAYNE - Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Wanda Gail Redd Kedinger, 72, who died Tuesday, Aug.

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