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Sarah Lavergne

Class Act Student of the Week

This week’s Student of the Week is Sarah Lavergne, a senior at Eunice High School. Her parents are Shannon and Karen Lavergne.

If you had to live in another part of the world, where would you want to live and why? I would like to live in France because of the art and to learn about their cooking and food.

Do you have a career wish? I would like to become a dermatologist.

What could you eat seven days a week? Sweet potatoes.

What could you never eat? Asparagus.

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Celosia is one of the many fall-blooming flowers that can be dried successfully in silica gel crystals. Photo by Allen Owings.

Gardens can provide holiday decorations

By Dan Gill
LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Our gardens are full of plant materials that can add unique beauty to holiday decorations. Look for attractive foliage, bright berries, decorative cones or pods, and consider materials that can be dried.
Dried materials can be used to create garlands, wreaths and decorative arrangements.

Troy LeJeune at Liberty Saturday

The “Rendez-vous des Cajuns” Cajun Music Radio & TV show Saturday at the Liberty Center at 6 p.m. will feature a performance by Troy Lejeune & Cajun Revue.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m.
Admission $5.
Starting at 10 a.m. at the Jean Lafitte, children can participate in arts and crafts, all free of charge.
Every Saturday: Savoy Music Center Jam Session from 9 a.m. to noon, information: 457-9563.

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Healthy Communities initiative works to improve rural health

As three rural parishes wrap up their first year participating in the LSU AgCenter-led Healthy Communities project, community members are now making plans for how they will work to make sustainable changes to improve residents’ health in 2017.
 The project is a grassroots effort to improve life in rural Louisiana by making healthful foods and recreation opportunities more accessible. It launched in West Carroll Parish in 2013.

Holiday recycling tips

“Tis the season to be jolly,” but Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, produces more waste in December than any other month. Planning ahead of time can reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills, and if you reuse, you can even generate useful items. You can “Be the Solution” and have a more waste-free holiday season by following a few simple tips from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.


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Eunice, LA 70535
Phone: 337-457-3061
Fax: 337-457-3122