Gov. John Bel Edwards in the well of the House chamber during happier times. Credit: Samuel Carter Karlin

Some House Republicans, wary of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ budget figures and reluctant to raise more taxes, are questioning whether the state truly has a $600 million shortfall, with one legislator estimating the shortfall could be up to half that figure.

St. Landry School Board members, from left, Mary Ellen Donatto, Raymond Cassimere and Randy Wagley confer during the board's May 19 special meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

State budget cuts dipped into the pockets of St. Landry Parish public school teachers to reduce a $542 supplemental paycheck to $433 this month. Tressa Miller, the school system’s finance director, told the School Board Thursday about a reduction in state funding that lightened the May lagniappe pay.

Leading the LSUE faculty at the commencement ceremony Friday were, from right, Chancellor Kimberly Russell; Scott Angelle, a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors and Public Service Commission; and State Rep. Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice, who was the commencement speaker. See more photos from the LSUE graduation at eunicetoday.com. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

LSUE awarded 193 degrees to students from across the state Friday morning. LSUE Chancellor Kimberly Russell said, “I would like to congratulate you. It takes hard work and dedication to complete an academic credential, and you have persevered.”

Gov. John Bel Edwards in the well of the House chamber during happier times. Credit: Samuel Carter Karlin

St. Landry School Board members, from left, Mary Ellen Donatto, Raymond Cassimere and Randy Wagley confer during the board's May 19 special meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Leading the LSUE faculty at the commencement ceremony Friday were, from right, Chancellor Kimberly Russell; Scott Angelle, a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors and Public Service Commission; and State Rep. Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice, who was the commencement speaker. See more photos from the LSUE graduation at eunicetoday.com. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice police radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio logs.
Sept. 24
05:45 Break-in in the 300 block of Aymond.
07:35 Fight in the 200 block of Chataignier between a male and female.
07:37 Traffic wreck at Laurel and 8th.

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Sports

CLINTON, Mississippi - With their backs against the wall, the Lady Bengals came out swinging.

Lifestyle

Highland Elementary Pre-k students Shone Ceaser, left, Eden Colonagosta, Cameron Freeman, Kayleigh Fuselier, Wesley Guillory and Kamri Johnwell performed on stage for an audience of family and friends during their end-of-the-year school celebration. Pre-k teachers are Jaimie Lavergne and Mary Frank. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Highland Elementary held its end-of-the-year pre-kindergarten celebration Wednesday.
The students performed on-stage for parents and family members.

Obituaries

CHATAIGNIER – It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Suzanne Johnson Aguillard, 95, announces her passing on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Pine Prairie

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