The Rev. James Edwards, pastor of Calvary Tabernacle, prays during the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the Dr. J.G. Frank Family Life Center in Eunice Saturday. Edwards was the master of ceremony for the program. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Debrielle Scott, Eunice Junior High School principal, was the speaker at the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast held Saturday at the Dr. J.G. Frank Family Life Center in Eunice.

Leroy “Pete” Burney, second from left, will be the speaker at the 31st Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 3 p.m. today at the Dr. J.G. Frank Family Life Center in Eunice.

MLK Prayer Breakfast

The theme for the Eunice Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is “There is but one race, and that is the human race,” was prominent as the observance began Saturday at the fifth annual Prayer Breakfast.
Debrielle Scott, principal of Eunice Junior High School, was the principal speaker at the Dr. J.G. Frank Family Life Center, 215 Nimitz St.
“God made man in his own image,” she said. “Knowing that man was made in the likeness of God means that within each of us is the ability to engage and impact the human race.”

Eunice, parish sales tax revenues end year down

Eunice sales tax revenue was down 1 percent and total St. Landry Parish sales tax revenue was down 2.2 percent in 2016, according to the St. Landry Parish School Board Sales Tax Division.
Eunice sales tax revenue for the year was $5,198,606, down from $5,257,499 in 2015.
Eunice revenues were down 6.7 percent in December 2016 compared to December 2015. Revenue totaled $375,583 in December 2016, a $27,159 decline.
The $375,583 Eunice revenue was a $40,272 or 9.7 percent drop from November’s revenue.

Randy Wagley

School Board elects president

Randy Wagley, an Opelousas attorney, was selected president of the St. Landry Parish School Board, but board members stalled on picking a vice president.
Wagley was elected on a unanimous vote at Thursday’s board meeting in Opelousas.
After board members Candace Gerace, Huey Wyble and Mary Ellen Donatto were nominated for vice president, the board decided to discuss whether the position should be filled by a rotation system or by election.
The selection process is to go before the board’s Executive Committee.

News notes

Free child car seat installation
Free installation of child car safety seats is being offered from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday at Word Ministries, 1960 W. Laure Ave., Eunice.
The seats will be installed by a nationally certified technicians.

Rep. Phillip DeVillier, left, and St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Charles Jagneaux spoke about establishing an early voting site at the Eunice City Hall during Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Aldermen OK resolution opposing closing LSUE

Eunice aldermen passed a resolution to be sent to legislators and the governor to oppose closing Louisiana State University Eunice.
The action at Tuesday’s meeting came at the request of Jack Burson, alderman at-large.
“What has led me to propose tahat is I was reading my newspaper with coffee last week and found out the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee was saying the way to bring the budget in line would be to close LSUE and LSU Shreveport,” he said.


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