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About 50 people attended a St. Landry Parish School Retreat on Saturday in Opelousas. From left, are Lorie LeDoux, Highland Elementary principal: Mary Dupre, Gifted and Talented Program administrator; Mary Ellen Donatto, District 13 School Board member; Dwanetta Scott, Eunice Junior High School principal; and Ranolviaun Landry, Central Middle School principal. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

School Board retreat

About 50 people attended a St. Landry Parish School Retreat on Saturday in Opelousas. From left, are Lorie LeDoux, Highland Elementary principal: Mary Dupre, Gifted and Talented Program administrator; Mary Ellen Donatto, District 13 School Board member; Dwanetta Scott, Eunice Junior High School principal; and Ranolviaun Landry, Central Middle School principal. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)
School Board retreat

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Mardi Gras for children Saturday
The Junior Auxiliary of Eunice and the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Prairie Acadian Cultural Center are planning a Mardi Gras event for children from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jean Lafitte Center, 250 Park Ave; Eunice.
Admission is free.
Activities include reading of a traditional Cajun Mardi Gras story; making an authentic Mardi Gras mask and capuchon; and decorating their own mini King Cake.
Children are welcome to wear Mardi Gras costumes.

News notes

Mardi Gras for children Saturday
The Junior Auxiliary of Eunice and the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Prairie Acadian Cultural Center are planning a Mardi Gras event for children from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jean Lafitte Center, 250 Park Ave; Eunice.
Admission is free.
Activities include reading of a traditional Cajun Mardi Gras story; making an authentic Mardi Gras mask and capuchon; and decorating their own mini King Cake.
Children are welcome to wear Mardi Gras costumes.

Mardi Gras for children on Saturday

The Junior Auxiliary of Eunice and the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Prairie Acadian Cultural Center are planning a Mardi Gras event for children from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jean Lafitte Center, 250 Park Ave; Eunice.
Admission is free.
Activities include reading of a traditional Cajun Mardi Gras story; making an authentic Mardi Gras mask and capuchon; and decorating their own mini King Cake.
Children are welcome to wear Mardi Gras costumes.

The settlements that never were

Joseph Piernas, the son of Pedro Joseph Piernas, acting governor-general of Louisiana in 1768, served without any particular distinction as a Spanish military officer in Louisiana. He, and those who could promote him, recognized pretty quickly that he wasn’t cut out to be a soldier. But he apparently liked the place, retired in Louisiana as still a young man, and decided to stay.

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