COVID-19

Roberts Cove Germanfest canceled, COVID-19 concerns

The executive committee for the 26th Roberts Cove Germanfest planned in October of 2020 has announced the festival held in Roberts Cove each year has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have debated over the last few weeks about what should happen and have decided, given the government and Diocesan restrictions, that canceling is our best course of actions at this time,” a news release states.

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Businesses can start applying today for Main Street grants

State Treasurer John M. Schroder announced small businesses can start applying at 9 a.m. Tuesday for grants through the Main Street Recovery Program. Applications can be completed online at www.louisianamainstreet.com
Act 311 of the Louisiana 2020 Regular Session set aside $275 million from the CARES Act for the Louisiana Main Street Recovery Program. The program is designed to reimburse small businesses for pandemic-related expenses through grants.

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COVID-19 testing planned in Eunice

Free testing for COVID-19 is scheduled Wednesday and Friday at Eunice High School, according to a news release from Van Reed, St. Landry Parish director of Emergency Preparedness and public information officer.
This week’s testing will be third time the service has been offered here.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Louisiana National Guard partnered with parish government in Region 4 to offer the drive-through COVID-19 testing.
Other testing sites are scheduled. The schedule includes the following.
Evangeline Parish

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Free COVID-19 testing available

Acadia Parish is continuing its partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health to maintain a mobile COVID-19 testing site in Crowley.
Free, drive-thru tests were performed in Crowley earlier this week and will be administered again through Friday.
The testing site is located at the Acadia Rice Arena, 159 Cherokee Drive.
Testing will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
No ID is needed, but telephone numbers and email addresses must be provided.

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There was a food drive by Second Harvest and the Greater Eunice Ministerial Alliance Monday afternoon at Word Ministries parking lot. Volunteers handed out food items which included frozen meats and vegetables, fruits, rice, milk, bags of sweet potatoes and canned goods. According to Mary Ann Guillory, director at The Eunice Food Bank, “There were over 500 food boxes handed out, and 893 people served. I’m also thankful and grateful for the many volunteers that helped out with the distribution.” (Photo by Myra Miller)

Food drive

There was a food drive by Second Harvest and the Greater Eunice Ministerial Alliance Monday afternoon at Word Ministries parking lot. Volunteers handed out food items which included frozen meats and vegetables, fruits, rice, milk, bags of sweet potatoes and canned goods. According to Mary Ann Guillory, director at The Eunice Food Bank, “There were over 500 food boxes handed out, and 893 people served. I’m also thankful and grateful for the many volunteers that helped out with the distribution.” (Photo by Myra Miller)

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