By Tony Marks
Ville Platte Gazette
VILLE PLATTE — Recent developments in the oil and gas industry forced the layoff of about 70 employees at the Cameron-Schlumberger plant inside the Industrial Park.
Evangeline Parish Police Jury President Ryan “LeDay” Williams confirmed the layoffs in a statement and said, “The Cameron-Schlumberger layoff that happened last week was most likely due to the downturn in the oil and gas industry along with the price of natural gas not being stable.”
By Tony Marks
By Steve Bandy
CROWLEY – The secretary-treasurer of the Acadia Parish Police Jury will get a pay raise, but his term of office is up to the Louisiana Legislature.
Currently, the annual salary for the secretary-treasurer in Acadia is $50,000. That salary was established in 2012 when the jury replaced Terry Lacombe, its long-time secretary-treasurer, with Richard “Dickie” Latiolais, who said he would do the job for that pay check. Lacombe had been making $$62,982 prior to that.
From the February 1993 files of The Eunice News.
St. Edmund Mock Trial Team. In the top photo is the St. Edmund mock trial team, from left in the back are Misty Arnaud, Kelly Boenig, Amanda Jones, and Stephanie Ardoin. In front from left are Creighton Stanford, Shannon Boudreaux, and David DeVillier. Not pictured is Josh Simar.
Guest Speaker. Vince Fontenot, park ranger at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, was the guest speaker at East Elementary. He spoke to second graders on our culture and the national parks in the United States.
French Table at Le Vieux Village
The French Table at Le Vieux Village will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.. Feb 27 in the Whiteville School House at Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St., in Opelousas.
French speaker of all dialects are welcome. The French Table happens every last Wednesday of the month at Le Vieux Village.
For more information call 337-948-6263.
COA annual Mardi Gras dance set
The St. Landry Council on Aging, Inc. will have its annual Mardi Gras dance from 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 4 at the Northwest Center in Eunice.
Music will be provided by Big J & the Zydeco Dog Pound,
Admission is $2 for age 60 and over. Anyone under 60 admission is $5.
There will be judging for Mardi Gras King & queen, the most traditional costume and the best male and female dancer.