Farmer Mike Fruge harvest soybeans last fall outside Eunice. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry commissioner Mike Strain expects exports of Louisiana’s rice, wheat, poultry, soybeans and beef to Cuba to increase during the next few years. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

With the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, port traffic in Louisiana as well as the exporting of the state’s rice, wheat and poultry commodities is expected to increase, according to Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry commissioner Mike Strain.
An increase in the unemployment rate is being blamed on a growth of the labor force in Louisiana, according data released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s unemployment rate in June was 7 percent, up from 6.6 percent in May. However, the unemployment rate was the same as May 2014’s 7 percent.
The crowd cheers after a hard hit on the football field. But the stands go silent if the player is slow to get up after the tackle. According to Lee Miller from RehabXcel Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, concussions are one of the main concerns that they look for during a football game.

Farmer Mike Fruge harvest soybeans last fall outside Eunice. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry commissioner Mike Strain expects exports of Louisiana’s rice, wheat, poultry, soybeans and beef to Cuba to increase during the next few years. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Uncertainty clouds state’s fiscal future

The state’s new fiscal year started on July 1 with a budget that lawmakers and the Jindal Administration say is balanced, but Louisiana’s longterm financial outlook remains as murky as ever as tax collections fail to impress and an ongoing review by national credit rating agencies is nearing comp

Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir celebrating 25th year

Dwight Jodon, left, directs the choir during a performance of the The Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir, which is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Liberty Theatre in Eunice. (Submitted Photo)

The Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special summer concert on Thursday and Friday.

Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir celebrating 25th year

The Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special summer concert at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

The Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special summer concert at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

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Sports

The crowd cheers after a hard hit on the football field.
But the stands go silent if the player is slow to get up after the tackle.

Lifestyle

United Way’s annual ‘Stuff The Bus’ school drive event continues through Friday. One can drop off needed school supplies at a drop-off box at St. Landry Homestead at 840 East Laurel, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Obituaries

Clara Blanchard Daigle passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the age of 83.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic

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