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.”
By Claudette Olivier
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.
By Harlan Kirgan
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.
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 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.