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Ryegrass grows on a lawn damaged by heavy equipment used to remove trees after Hurricane Zeta. While it’s too early to rehabilitate a lawn, Ron Strahan, LSU AgCenter turfgrass specialist, advises soil preparations can be done before spring. New sod can be used on a damaged lawn, he said, but it’s considerably more expensive than waiting until spring to plant grass. (Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter)

Turfgrass specialist offers advice to repair storm-damaged lawns

For many Louisiana homeowners, a devastated lawn is just one more grim reminder of the terrible 2020 hurricane season.
Lawns have been damaged by fallen trees and heavy equipment needed for cleanup and for making home repairs.
Ron Strahan, LSU AgCenter turfgrass specialist, urged property owners not to get impatient.
“There’s not a lot that can be done at this current moment. If we were in late October or even early January, perennial ryegrass could be planted as a temporary cover for bare areas, but it’s a little late for ryegrass,” Strahan said.

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A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities, both local and beyond, they demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place. When they observe how others serve the community, they gain an appreciation for how they can continue to serve others their entire lives. Students in grades pre-K through twelfth-grade celebrated their community by dressing up as essential workers. On Monday these Pre-k3 students in Callie Reiners class dressed as essential workers. From left are Avery Brown, William Mire, Hayes Guillory, Piper Manuel and Camille Elfert.

Catholic Schools Week celebration at St. Edmund

St. Edmund Catholic School celebrates Catholic Schools Week, Feb. 1 through Feb. 5. On Monday students celebrated their community. Second graders in Mary Joubert’s class at St. Edmund Elementary celebrated Catholic Schools Week and Monday students dressed as essential workers. In front, from left, are Ally Ward, Caroline Vincent, Ella Clair Soileau, Addison Simon and Julianna Sittig. Second row, from left are Ava Bushnell, Ella Grace Brown, Ainsley Fruge, Anna Claire Briscoe, Mary Katherine McGee and Molly Miller.

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Students of the Week at Glendale Elementary

Glendale Elementary recognized its Students of the Week for Jan. 25-Jan. 29. Those honored included, in front, from left, Hunter Jordan, Hadleigh Cormier, Karsyn Collins, Malaya Hudson, John Luke Lafleur, Isabella Carrier and Josslyn Ebers. In back, from left are Zerrick Williams, Braydon Edwards, Emmanuel Johnson, Bentley Gustin, Joshua Buxton, Rebecca Fusilier, Jeffery Bushnell and Xayvion Edwards. Not pictured is Brianna Knippers. (Submitted photo)

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Irving Dancers. These young ladies are known as the Irving Dancers. They will be performing the opening dance number to Ricky Martin’s “Cup of Life” for the annual Irving Awards. This group of dancers were hand-picked for their personal talents and theatrical performances. The Irving Awards will take place at the Ardoin’s building on Saturday, Feb. 3. Pictured, front from left are Keri Young, Christina Christian and Rachell Powell. Standing, from left, are Laura Feucht, Shelley Norris and Megan Crawford. Not pictured are Sarah Moser, and Kayla Prather.

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Student Teachers. Glendale Elementary introduces their student teachers. Sitting from left are Sonyia Arnaud, and Shelly Guillory. Standing from left are Joan Richard, first grade teacher, and Debra Duplechin, third grade teacher. The student teachers will graduate in May from McNeese State.

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Open House. Rehab X-Cel Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine located at 441 Moosa Blvd. celebrated their re-acquirement of the business with an open house and ribbon cutting Thursday, Jan. 18. Rehab X-Cel is locally owned and operated by Joseph Cashen, Ronald Driggs and James Dunning. Food and refreshments were served. Mayor Ken Peart officiated over the special event. Chamber President Billy O’Donnell, Councilman Louis Pavur, owners, employees, many friends, relatives and guests attended the festivities.

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Allons au Mardi Gras! “Les Vieux des Mardi Gras de Cajun,” Eunice’s own traditional-style Mardi Gras is being planned by this year’s Mardi Gras Board. Front, from left, are President Pat Frey, Secretary treasurer Gil Young and Captain Nelson Godeaux. In back, from left, are board members Jonathan Fontenot and Lester Francois, Vice president Joey Schneider and Board member Joe Fontenot. This year’s Mardi Gras Day run starts at 8 a.m. at the National Guard Armory, 9th and Maple. Registration is $20 and all participants must be registered to ride one of the five trailers “first come, first served.” Costume is traditional only.

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Highland Students of the Month were recognized and honored for the month of December. In front, from left are Christopher Janice, Caden Duplechin, Dominick Levier, Lacy Dupre, and Gerald Guillory. In back from left are Chastity McKenzie, Brandon Cart, Anatia Ceasar and JoAlice Valmore.

From The Eunice News January 2001 files

From The Eunice News January 2001 files

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NAUW inducts newest member

Shelsy Williams, president of the Eunice Branch of the National Association of University Women, presents a membership plaque to Charisse Reed after she was inducted as a new member of the local branch via Zoom meeting of the group. Participating and overseeing the process of this activity was the sectional director Dr. Debra Yarbrough of Baton Rouge, via Zoom as well. (Submitted photo)

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