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DOTD announces closure for Maple Avenue bridge replacement

The closure of Maple Avenue, La. 91, for the removal and replacement of the bridge is scheduled from Jan. 16 to Aug. 31, according to an announcement by the state Department of Transportation and Development.
The closure is dependent on weather.
The bridge replacement work will begin following the completion of the removal of the bridge at that intersection.
The bridge is east of Bobcat Drive.
Traffic will be detoured to La 13 and U.S. 190 during the closure. The detour will be posted.

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Rotary requests nominees for Citizen of the Year
The Eunice Rotary Club is accepting nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award, which recognizes a Eunice citizen who has shown extraordinary community spirit and given outstanding service to the community during 2016.
Service for other years may be considered in determining an award-winner.
Nominations must be in writing and must be received on or before 11 a.m. Feb. 1. Nominations should be mailed to John Pucheu, Citizen of the Year Committee, P.O. Box 1109, Eunice, LA 70535.

From The Eunice News files

From the January 1999 files of The Eunice News.
Jesse Guillory was named Eunice Volunteer Fireman of the Year. The award was presented by Mayor Kenneth Peart. The top volunteer firefighters were Guillory, Robert Johnson, Fire Chief Gerald LeJeune, Volunteer Fire Chief Terry Darbonne, Charles Miller, Gayner Martel, Kenneth Duplechin, Silton Johnson, John Brown and Brenden Leger.
Gary Courville was named vice president of the St. Landry Parish Police Jury.

Old stuff and the old people

Old things keep washing up on McFaddin Beach a 20-mile stretch of sand on the Gulf of Mexico generally south of Port Arthur, about 12 miles west of Sabine Pass and the Louisiana-Texas line. I’m talking about really old things, ones that might have been left by the first people to live in south Louisiana at a time when south Louisiana was much farther south.

Qualifying dates set for 2 St. Landry Parish elections

Qualifying dates for two elections on March 25 in St. Landry Parish were announced by Charles Jagneaux, St. Landry Parish clerk of court.
Qualifying is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 11 to 13 at the clerk’s office, Room 207, St. Landry Parish Courthouse.
Election will be for Melville Town Council; and constable and justice of the peace in District 8.
The Melville qualifying fee is $80 and the fees for both District 8 election is $150.
For more information, call Cynthia Martin at 337-942-5606, extension 133.

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