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St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz

Guidroz wishes Higgins well in congressional career

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz at first hesitated to comment about the election of his former spokesperson Clay Higgins to the 3rd Congressional District seat.
But Guidroz finally commented at Wednesday Eunice Rotary Club meeting about Higgins’ new job.
“I wish him well. I hope his career as a congressman is good and is good for us, for the 3rd District,” Guidroz said. “I wish him well.”

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidoz talked about discipline and other subjects at a meeting of the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Sheriff stresses need for discipline in his ranks

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidoz talked about discipline and other subjects at a meeting of the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
Sheriff stresses need for discipline in his ranks
Guidroz also comments on election of former Capt. Clay Higgins
By Harlan Kirgan
Editor
Discipline in the ranks is a key issue for St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, who spoke to the Eunice Rotary Club.

News notes

Bulb & Blossom Club meeting set Jan. 9
The Bulb and Blossom Garden Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the residence of Thuy Reber.
All members are asked to attend and membership is welcomed to anyone interested.
Information: 603-9528.

Alabaster Oil conference
The Alabaster Oil men and women’s conference will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the East Neighborhood Center, Eunice.
For more information, call Chekelia Ceaser at 337-603-5608.

Ja’Quin Thomas was a star football player at Ville Platte High Junior High, was a junior deacon at Ninth Baptist Missionary Church and known as an all-around good kid in the community. In July, Thomas was charged with second-degree murder and then in October, the 15-year-old committed suicide in his jail cell in New Orleans. (Photo courtesy of Thomas family)

Ville Platte teen’s life ended in a New Orleans jail cell

Tina Thomas just wanted to be called ‘Maw Maw.’
The grandmother of Ja’Quin Thomas was known by nearly everyone around Ville Platte as Tina, but she had no plans to allow her grandbaby to call her by her first name.
“All he heard coming up was people calling me was Tina,” Tina said. “He was about 5 years old and I told him call me ‘Maw Maw.’ He said ‘I thought your name was Tina?’ I said, ‘yes baby but you are my grandson so you need to start calling me Maw Maw.’
“He said OK, ‘Maw Maw’ I will start calling you ‘Maw Maw.’”

Mike Francis, right, was sworn in as District 4’s Public Service Commissioner by Judge John Trahan, left, Tuesday afternoon at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Holding the Bible for the ceremony is Francis’ wife Sheila Stevens Francis. Francis, a Republican, was elected in November to the position, defeating fellow Republican Reldon Owens and Democrat Mary Werner by garnering 54 percent of the vote. (Crowley Post-Signal photo by Howell Dennis)

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By Howell Dennis
Crowley Post-Signal
CROWLEY — Mike Francis was sworn in by Judge John Trahan as District 4 Public Service Commissioner on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Acadia Parish Courthouse.
Francis, a Republican, is the founder of Francis Drilling Fluids, one of the oldest drilling fluid companies on the Gulf Coast. Francis Drilling Fluids has locations in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming. The company’s headquarters is located in Crowley.

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