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Spring-blooming azaleas should be pruned right after blooming before new buds set for next year’s show. (Photos by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter)

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Summer-blooming plants such as Lime Sizzler firebush can be trimmed anytime to control growth or keep a particular shape. Flowers form on new growth.

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Buds set on last year’s growth on flowering trees such as this Japanese magnolia should not be pruned until after they finish blooming in the spring.

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Dormant ornamental grasses can be trimmed in wintertime but make for great food and nesting areas for birds. It’s recommended to wait until spring.

Tips to overcome your pruning fears

Pruning intimidates some gardeners. When to prune and when not to prune? It can be scary.
For trees and shrubs that are grown for their flowers, you must consider when they bloom before you decide when to prune them. Prune at the wrong time, and many of our spring-blooming shrubs and trees will not put on their much-anticipated spring flower show.

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These students at East Elementary were honored during a “Magical Celebration.” At top, from left, are Kreede Fuselier and Javier Lopez. At bottom, from left, are Kurt Lavergne and Kallie Bond.

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A “Magical Celebration” was held at East Elementary. Great behavior students honored included, top row, from left, Khilon Poullard and Lillian Olivier, at bottom, from left are Madison Rice and Braylon Ned.

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Magical Behavior students at East Elementary included, top left, Kaleb Meaux and Raven Mitchell. At bottom, from left, are Brennon Coleman and Savanah Smith.

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Magical Behavior East Elementary students were honored recently. At top, from left, are Brooklynn Lachapelle and Jahlinda Poullard. At bottom, from left, are Blakelynn Pierotti and Jacelyn Guillory.

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Magical Behavior students at East Elementary included at top, from left, Matthew Richard, and Braylon Savoy. At bottom, from left, are Jayden Ledet and Jaislyn Vallaire.

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Saralyn Willis, a third grader at East Elementary, is a Magical Behavior student.

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Jayden Guillory, a third grader at East Elementary was honored as a Magical Behavior student.

Magical Celebration held at East Elementary

East Elementary held a “Magical Celebration” where students were recognized for their Magical behavior and Magical work in the classroom. At top, from left, are Evangeline Manuel and Messiah Ned. At bottom, from left, Ellie Simon and Julianne Fontenot. (Submitted photos)

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VFW Post 8971 receives a donation

Marc Sampey, one of the chaplains at HOPE Healthcare and Hospice, was present at Eunice’s VFW Post 8971 Veterans’ Day program to present a check donation to the VFW Post 8971 to help out on the cost of the post’s newest flag drop off box. From left, are Gene Olivier, Sampey; Terry Matte, the Rev. Lloyd Antoine, Don Reber, Roy Olivier, Donald Estillette and Keith Reed. Sampey oversees their “We Honor Veteran’s Program” at HOPE Healthcare and Hospice each year. (Submitted photo)

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Students of the Week at Glendale Elementary

Glendale Elementary honored its Students of the Week for Jan. 11-15. Those recognized included, in front, from left, Evas Darbonne, Caroline Lafleur, Caiden Batiste, Lynsie Zverina, Kamden Lejeune, Jace Abshire, Brandon Taylor and Drae Lirette. In back, from left, are, Carandus Batiste, Miles Leger, Keylon Vallaire, Gracie Winkler, Jeremoni Semien and Hritwig Rai. Not pictured are Norya Dicks and Anthony Williams. (Submitted photo)

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“Let My People Go.” This was the title of the litany led by Rachel Hickerson, EJHS Student of the Year; given on this past Sunday in celebration and recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. From left are Judge Cooks, Myrtle Neville, Francine Frank, Miss Black Eunice Area and Anita J. Johnson.

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Softball team. This picture was shot on Thursday afternoon as members of the 2001 edition of the St. Edmund softball team were doing routine drills under the guidance of Coach Louise Johnson. In the front from left are Laci Huckaby, Jamie Boudreaux, Lauren Langley, Brandy Pitre, and Maggie Frey. In back from left are Patti Myers, Ora Reed, Mary Brown, Cherie Fontenot, Mandy Fontenot, Greta Feucht, Caroline Bergeron, Courtney Ruppert, Katelyn Fontenot, Rebecca Barzare, and Alisha Duplechin.

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Box tops for education. Save these box tops, General Mills, for these Glendale stuents. For every box top brought in, the school collects ten cents. All funds generated will go to computer software for the school. From left are Jamie Papillion and Patrick Hebert, kindergarten students in Miss Manuel’s class.

From The Eunice News January 2001 files

From The Eunice News files of January 2001.

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