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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.

The present temporary building at the Eunice Airport will be replaced by a permanent building to be located near the red and white beacon. The temporary building flooded in the August 2016 flood. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

New terminal online for airport

By today a construction schedule should be settled for a new terminal at the Eunice Airport.
Drew Miller, airport manager, said the 1,200-square-foot building is to cost $335,900 and the funding is coming from the state government.
A key fact for the terminal is the floor of the new building is going to be one foot higher than the present terminal, which is portable building brought in after a flood in 1978.
Flooding is not uncommon for the airport’s terminal building.

Leroy "Pete" Burney Jr.

MLK events planned in Eunice

Events to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are planned Saturday and Sunday in Eunice, according to Mark Dupre, co-chairman of the MLK Citywide Celebration Committee.
A prayer breakfast is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Dr. J.G. Frank Family Life Center, next to the New Zion Baptist Church, 251 Nimitz St.
A parade and ceremony are planned Sunday.

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