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Adam Famoso, far left, gives an overview of his rice breeding program at the Acadia Parish rice field day, attended by more than 75 people. (Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter)

Diseases, insects, weeds are rice season concerns

By Bruce Schultz
bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu
CROWLEY — As the 2018 rice crop progresses into the heading stage, farmers should be looking out for diseases and insects, but weed control should also remain a concern, LSU AgCenter scientists advised at the Acadia rice field day on June 12.
AgCenter plant pathologist Don Groth said he has received a few reports of blast and sheath blight, although the diseases are usually more prevalent earlier in the growing season.

This photo by Tom Dodge, sports editor, of LSUE’s Michael Claverie watching as a ball hit him during a game against Delgado won a first place award in the Louisiana Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition.

Eunice Police treat a suspect injured in a hostage situation on Park Avenue on Nov. 30, 2017. The photo by Harlan Kirgan, editor, won a first place award in the Best News Photo category of the Louisiana Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition. It was the second year in a row that The Eunice News won the top award for a news photo.

Award winners

Staff Report
For the second year in a row The Eunice News won first place in the Best News Photo category of the Louisiana Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition.
This year’s first place award-winner was a photo of a wounded suspect involved in a hostage Nov. 30, 2017, hostage situation on Park Avenue. The photo was taken by Harlan Kirgan, editor.
Myra Miller won first place in the Best News Photo for a photo of a fire at the corner of Maple and Lewis in 2016.

News notes

Acadiana Wind Symphony concert
The Acadian Wind Symphony under the direction of Gerald Guilbeaux will present “Raise The Roof” at 7:30 p.m. June 29 in the Ducrest/Gilfry Auditorium at Angelle Hall on the UL Campus. Admission is free.
The concert celebrates the 100th birthday of legendary conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein.

Eunice Police are shown with some of the items seized in the arrest of Caleb Edwards, 29, of Eunice, on Saturday, From left, are Reserve Sgt. Buddy Dupre, Detective Sgt. Robert Brickley, Lt. Jeremy Ivory, Officer Quitin Doyle, Reserve Officer Nicole Dupre, Officer Elijah Joseph and Officer Joshua Courville. (Photo courtesy of Eunice Police)

Police: He shot in the air and landed in jail

There was a report of shots, fired, an investigation and then an arrest on Saturday.
At about 10 a.m., Eunice Police received a call about gun shots being heard on East Ash Avenue.
When police arrived at the scene in the 200 block of East Ash they were given a description of the shooter.
Police were told “that he was shooting in the air and then walking to a residence,” Detective Sgt. Robert Brickley said.
Lt. Jeremey Ivory made contact with the suspect, identified as Caleb Edwards, 29, of the 1400 block of Dudley Street in Eunice.

Road work bid selected

The city will pave sections of 23 streets beginning in late July in an overlay program that occurs every other year.
Aldermen approved Coastal Bridge Co., of Baton Rouge, as the low bidder at $789,265.
The road work totals about 3.7 miles. The city has from 50 to 60 miles of roads.
The work is to be completed by Oct. 1.
The road program,which is funded by a sales tax, has been ongoing for about 20 years.
The city also is receiving a $450,867 state grant to improve 11 streets in the Happy Hill area of northeast Eunice.

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