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LSU AgCenter agricultural engineer Randy Price tells students about the use of drones in agriculture during the AgCenter Southwest Regional Agricultural Career Day on Dec. 11. (Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter)

Students hear about opportunities in agriculture at AgCenter career day

By Bruce Schultz, bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu
CROWLEY — Students from nine parishes attended the Southwest Regional Agricultural Career Day on Dec. 11 to learn about the vast range of career choices in agriculture.
Kurt Guidry, director of the LSU AgCenter Southwest Region, told the 81 students from grades eight through 12 that agriculture is more than growing a crop or raising animals. Agriculture in Louisiana is an $11 billion industry that requires thousands of people to do the needed work.

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St. Edmund Jr. Beta club gives to food bank

On Dec. 19 the St. Edmund Jr. Beta Club members presented a check of $1,200 to The Eunice Food Bank. Proceeds from a recent Christmas Cookie Festival went to the food bank. From left are Cynthia Tanner, a volunteer at Eunice Food Bank, Copeland Miller, Isabella Heinen, Matthew McGee, Dana Landry, and Julie Fontenot, teachers and sponsors at St. Edmund. (Submitted photo)

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St. Edmund raises money for New Life Center

St. Edmund High School’s religion department raised $800 for the New Life Pregnancy Center, in which the grand opening will be in January. It is part of their high school service project. St. Edmund Elementary students took a little break and watched the movie, “The Star” which is about the Nativity through the eyes of animals. The St. Ed Booster Club donated popcorn for the movie and the school donated juice. (Submitted photo)

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East Elementary named its Positive Office Referrals students. From left, are Trevlin Smith, Ethan Oliver, Austin Jones, Zayden Richard and Principal Gina LaGrange.

Positive Office Referral students named at East Elementary

East Elementary named its Positive Office Referrals students. From left, are Kinsley Johnson, Shaniya Daughtery and Amiyah LeBlanc. At right is Principal Gina LaGrange. (Submitted photos)

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Dads with Kids at East

A local organization, Dads with Kids, recently rewarded two fourth-graders at East Elementary for showing an all-round improvement at school. With Elliott Mitchell, president of the organization, are Amiah Leblanc, left, and Kinzey Reed. (Submitted photo)

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