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Eunice Police get 534,000 dinars

Eunice Police are in the possession of 534,000 Iraqi dinars after a man turned them into Basile State Bank.
There are 105 5,000 dinar notes and nine 1,000 dinar notes, he said.
Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said the bills are not damaged.
A man, who was not identified, found the bills in a envelope two to three months ago, Fontenot said.
The man noticed the envelop because his dog was chewing on it in the backyard, he said.
After the man brought the money into the bank, police were notified by the bank manager, he said.

Voting for Dec. 10 election begins Saturday

Early voting for the Dec. 10 election  begins Saturday and continues Monday to Dec. 3.
Early voting in St. Landry and Acadia parishes is available at:
In Acadia Parish, vote from 8 am. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Registrar of Voters Office, 568 NW Court Circle, Crowley. Contact the registrar’s office at 337-788-8841.
In St. Landry Parish, vote from 8 am. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Registrar of Voters Office, 118 S. Court St., Suite 114, Opelousas. Contact the registrar’s office at 337-948-0572.

Jeremy Alford

La. firm was key player for Trump

The Mandeville-based Innovative Advertising, led by partner Jay Connaughton, oversaw 45 percent of the total media buys for President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign this year.
In all, Connaughton and his Louisiana team produced 30 television commercials for Trump, of which eight made it to the air nationally. Innovative was one of three firms working on Trump’s media.

Chef Huguet to demonstrate crab cake preparation

Executive Chef Jason Huguet of the Steamboat Warehouse in Washington will demonstrate how to prepare his signature crab cakes using Louisiana blue point crab meat at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve at 4 p.m. Saturday.

A script for a recent Rendez-vous des Cajuns program at the Liberty Theater includes the French language. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Liberty Theater renaissance

The Cajun, Creole and swamp pop music cranked up 29 years ago at the Liberty Theater, but in recent years the attendance has be anemic.
A normal night’s crowd is about 50 people.
Even the building fell on hard times. Earlier this year the city spent about $68,000 to stop leaks and mold.
“The mold is completely gone,” Fontenot said.
Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot estimates remodeling the theater will take another $32,000.
“I know the potential is there,” he said. “I think it is a matter of marketing this correctly and getting some good bands.”

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