VFW Post 8971 racks up state awards

Roger Veillon, VFW Post 8971 Commander for 2018-2019 shows off the many awards presented to the Eunice VFW Post at last week’s State Convention. Veillon and Post Quartermaster Terry Matte were also presented with “All State” hats and both were selected as captains of the All State Team. Awards were for outstanding community service, Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen, membership and Buddy Poppies. (Submitted photo)

Carol Franze, an LSU AgCenter and Sea Grant specialist discusses the many aquatic animals that are living in pond water during a wetlands education program at the Shell Training Center in Robert on May 15. (Photo by Johnny Morgan/LSU AgCenter)

Wetlands education featured at 4-H training

By Johnny Morgan,
ROBERT — Tangipahoa Parish 4-H members were taught lessons in wetlands ecology recently at the Shell Training Center near Hammond.
The goal of the pilot program is to teach the students more about wetlands and the importance of the marsh and coastal areas.
The Shell Wetland Education Program develops and nurtures youth stewardship of natural Louisiana landscapes, said LSU AgCenter 4-H agent Joanna Pesson.

StoryTime hour at Eunice Public Library

StoryTime hour was held Wednesday morning at the Eunice Public Library. Bobbie Bordelon, children’s librarian, read a book, “The Sun is My Favorite Star,” by Frank Asch. Kids had the opportunity to make a sun in the sky by using small white cardboard, construction paper cut-outs, velvet black velcro, raw macaroni noodles, and cotton balls. Door prizes of small space ship puzzles and small colorful blowup mini balls were given away. Bordelon shows off a completed craft project of a sun. (Photos by Myra Miller)

Bulb & Blossom Business Garden of the Month

The Eunice Bulb & Blossom Garden Club presented the Business Yard of the Month marker to the Le Decor and Langley Mini Storage business complex located at 1649 W. Laurel. The owner of Langley Mini Storage is Lynn Langley. Owners of La Decor are Angie Aguillard, left, and Cheryl Manuel. The front area of the businesses feature variegated ginger, iris, gardenia and Knock out roses. (Submitted photo)


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