LAFAYETTE — Miles Perret Cancer Services has released the 2016 Games of Acadiana commemorative poster, featuring the theme Play Through the Seasons and created by local artist and Ascension Episcopal School high school student, Victoria Topham.
The Joe Nagata Memorial Jamboree is entering its fourth season and chairman Tony Fuslier said it is improving each season. “I think picking Joe as the centerpoint and namesake of the jamboree is still a great idea,” Fuselier said. “He coached at both Eunice High and St. Edmund and influenced a lot of people.”

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.

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)

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.

La. farmers seeing few problems in fields this year

LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy talks about the benefits of planting soybeans early during the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station field day on July 14. Photo by Bruce Schultz

Row crop farmers and consultants attending the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station field day on July 14 heard about research to help them improve their operations and increase profits.

Eunice Police officers assisting in Baton Rouge

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot’s badge bears a black ribbon in honor of the slain officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday. Fontenot said police shooting deaths and the death of St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Charles “Blaine” David, of Eunice, resulted in him wearing the ribbon for more than two weeks, which is the longest period he can remember in more than 30 years of law enforcement work. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Five Eunice Police officers are in Baton Rouge this week serving there after that city’s police force has been battered by a murderous shooting and days of protests.
Baton Rouge Police and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office requested assistance on Monday.

Joyous workers

Members of the Vineyard Church of New Orleans sing in the shelter at the Martha Fisher Recreational Park on Kyries Hebert Street Tuesday after a summer storm occurred. At right is Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot. The church members were in Eunice lending a hand to some homeowners. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Singing broke through the noise of a summer thunderstorm at the Martha Fisher Recreational Park on Kyries Hebert Street around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

News notes

CFMA Acadiana Chapter scholarship
The CFMA (Cajun French Music Association) Acadiana Charter Chapter will award a $500 scholarship beginning with fall 2016 semester, $250 per semester.

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The Joe Nagata Memorial Jamboree is entering its fourth season and chairman Tony Fuslier said it is improving each season.

Lifestyle

Myra Miller

Tell me one person who does not enjoy a juicy hot grilled homemade hamburger?! I know for certain I do. However, there are juicy just-right grilled burgers and then on the other hand there can be over-done over-cooked grilled burgers.

Obituaries

MAMOU-It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of James ''Bozo'' Israel announces his passing at his residence in Mamou at the age of 62.

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