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Shirley Vige Jr., CPA,

Tax plan headed to January meeting

The Eunice Board of Aldermen announced its intention to introduce two tax proposals at a special meeting on Jan. 17 aimed at improving roads and raising the pay of city workers, include police and firefighters.
One resolution would be a new property tax. At a meeting on Dec. 8, the discussion was on proposing an 11.62-mill tax, which would be added to a current 11.62-mill tax. The millage would be dedicated for street and sewer improvements.

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EHS senior project Toy Drive underway
Eunice High School seniors Cameron Fontenot and Taneisha Chavis are collecting toys for a Toy Drive through Dec. 20. All toys can be brought by Eunice High School.

Pete Burney, an LSU Eunice graduate and retired vice president at Hallmark Cards, will be the commencement speaker when Louisiana State University Eunice holds fall graduation ceremonies at 10 a.m. Friday in the gymnasium of the Health and Physical Education Building.

Eunice native, LSUE grad Burney to speak at commencement

Pete Burney, an LSU Eunice graduate and retired vice president at Hallmark Cards, will be the commencement speaker when Louisiana State University Eunice holds fall graduation ceremonies at 10 a.m. Friday in the gymnasium of the Health and Physical Education Building.
One hundred twenty-five students are candidates for graduation. Included are students who completed degree requirements during the summer and fall semester.

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EHS senior project Toy Drive underway
Eunice High School seniors Cameron Fontenot and Taneisha Chavis are collecting toys for a Toy Drive through Dec. 20. All toys can be brought by Eunice High School.

Holiday Sing-along in Eunice
A Holiday Sing-along is planned from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the courtyard between the Liberty Center and the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center.
There will be hot chocolate and music by Ryan and Melanie Blanchard and Jordon Vidrine.
There also will be a reading of the Cajun Night Before Christmas.

Amanda Cain, a certified public accountant, has been hired by St. Landry Parish Government. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Former LSUE accountant hired to help parish finances

A former accountant at LSUE, Amanda Cain, has been hired to guide St. Landry Parish Government through a fiscal crisis. 
Cain’s hiring was announced Wednesday by Parish President Bill Fontenot at an Administrative-Finance Committee meeting. 
“Our budget should be more current and easier to manage,” Fontenot said. 
The parish government is ending the year with a deficit of about $700,000. Up to 17 parish workers face losing their jobs. 
The 2016 ending balance is budgeted at $1,114,973 in the General Fund. 

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