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Church Point native Cole Guidry set up his couch in front of Le Vieux Presbytere on a recent visit to Church Point. His traveling companion, Mr. Bear, was a gift from his coworkers at his going away party. (Photo courtesy of Cole Guidry)

Have couch, will travel

By Claudette Olivier
Church Point News
CHURCH POINT — For Cole Guidry, life doesn’t happen sitting at home on the couch, and that’s why he’s hit the road and taken the couch with him.
Guidry, a native of Church Point, said, “Life is not going to walk into your living room. Get off the couch and do the things that you keep making up excuses for why you can’t do them. Get off the couch and give it a try.”

The building owned by Paul Brown on North 2nd Street in Eunice is designated for a $10,000 Louisiana Main Street grant. The grant is to restore the original facade of the building. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice building among those named for share of $100k in Main Street grants

Staff Report
The 2nd Street building owned by Paul E. Brown has been named for a $10,000 grant as part of the Louisiana Main Street program.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development’s Division of Historic Preservation announced $100,000 in grant funding through the Main Street program.
Ten Main Street communities were selected for grants to revitalize historic commercial buildings.

Kryies Hebert Street is one of several streets in the area around East Elementary that will be paved in 2019 through a state block grant program. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Paving planned for city streets, some are gravel

By Harlan Kirgan
Editor
Paving is coming to some city streets and a few of those streets are gravel that are being paved for the first time.
The paving program is being done with money from a state Community Development Block Grant.
A contract with Coastal Bridge for $466,884 for street improvements in the Happy Hill area was approved at the Nov. 13 city meeting.
Karl Aucoin, city engineer, said work would begin after the first of the year.
Most of the streets to be paved are near East Elementary School.

Downtown mural coming to life

The mural on Walnut Street came to life with colors, but is not finished. Artist Hannah Gumbo said the mural is to be completed by the end of the month. The mural is funded through a $5,000 grant from the Acadiana Center for Arts ArtSpark program and Lafayette Economic Development. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Early voting begins Saturday

Early voting for the Dec. 8 election begins at Saturday at the Eunice Municipal Complex, 301 South 2nd St.
Cheryl Milburn, St. Landry Parish registrar of voters, said early voting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 1 except for Sunday.
There are three runoff elections on the ballot in Eunice. They are:
Secretary of state with Kyle Ardoin and Gwen Collins -Greenup.
Eunice Alderman District 1 with Chad Andrepont and Roland Miller; and
Eunice Alderwoman District 2 with Germaine Simpson and Jackie “JuJu” Vallare.

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