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The blue star on top of a rice dryer has returned. (Photo by Myra Miller)

The star is seen from the G&H parking lot on Tuesday night. The star went up on the 100-foot building on Dec. 9. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Blue star is shining again

The blue star at the towering building between East Street and La. 13 is back.
What was thought to be missing some 30 or 40 years ago from a rice dryer is now shining brightly on another rice dryer.
One of the oldest rice dryers, located on East Street, was recently demolished, but what was not raised, and stored away safely was a large star.
If you grew up in Eunice you will most likely remember seeing a huge bright blue star on top of a rice dryer during the Christmas season. The star is guessed to be some 50 years old and is an angle-iron 15-foot wide one.

Sales tax revenues decline

Sales tax revenues in Eunice and the total for St. Landry Parish declined in November by several measures.
Eunice sales tax revenues from January to November totaled $4,823,023, which is 0.7 percent or $31,733 below the same period in 2015, according to the St. Landry Parish School Board Sales Tax Division.
Total St. Landry Parish’s sales tax revenue through November was $59,981,119, down 1.8 percent or $1,099,505 from the same period in 2015.
The parish sales tax total includes parish, school, solid waste, law enforcement and municipal taxes.

Shirley Vige Jr., CPA,

Tax plan headed to January meeting

The Eunice Board of Aldermen announced its intention to introduce two tax proposals at a special meeting on Jan. 17 aimed at improving roads and raising the pay of city workers, include police and firefighters.
One resolution would be a new property tax. At a meeting on Dec. 8, the discussion was on proposing an 11.62-mill tax, which would be added to a current 11.62-mill tax. The millage would be dedicated for street and sewer improvements.

News notes

EHS senior project Toy Drive underway
Eunice High School seniors Cameron Fontenot and Taneisha Chavis are collecting toys for a Toy Drive through Dec. 20. All toys can be brought by Eunice High School.

Pete Burney, an LSU Eunice graduate and retired vice president at Hallmark Cards, will be the commencement speaker when Louisiana State University Eunice holds fall graduation ceremonies at 10 a.m. Friday in the gymnasium of the Health and Physical Education Building.

Eunice native, LSUE grad Burney to speak at commencement

Pete Burney, an LSU Eunice graduate and retired vice president at Hallmark Cards, will be the commencement speaker when Louisiana State University Eunice holds fall graduation ceremonies at 10 a.m. Friday in the gymnasium of the Health and Physical Education Building.
One hundred twenty-five students are candidates for graduation. Included are students who completed degree requirements during the summer and fall semester.

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