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Eugenia Williams, of St. Landry Parish, sings “I Will Always Love You” during the 4-H Has Talent show on June 20, 2019. Williams won first place in the contest. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter

St. Landry Parish 4-H'ers are state winners

With a theme of All Roads Lead to 4-H U, nearly 1,250 4-H’ers from across the state won educational trips, participated in educational programs and selected new officers for the 2019-20 school year during 4-H University.
The 105th annual event was held on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge on June 18-20. 4-H University consists of 42 competitive contests and 10 Clover College tracks. In addition, 4-H’ers elected elect new state officers and regional representatives for the state 4-H executive board and select national conference delegates and members of six state leadership boards.

A honeybee collects nectar and pollen on ball clover. (Photo by Wink Alison/LSU AgCenter)

AgCenter research focuses on pollinator, forage relationships

Pollinator health continues to be the buzzword among researchers working to enhance pollinator populations responsible for sustaining world food production.
Farmers and ranchers play a critical role in sustaining pollinator populations by providing habitat for common species of bees and other pollinators.

The Eunice Players’ Theatre cast of “Dorothy Meets Alice,” rehearse for upcoming show. The first show is set for July 8. In front, from left, are John Burleigh, Jeanne Aucoin, and Kristi Burleigh. Second row from left are Taylor LaCalle, and Darrel LeJeune. In back from left are Duncan McBride, Michael Sibille, Audrey Bell, Bradley Credeur, Gracie Feucht and Angie LaCalle.

Protection for Waffle. Macy Bihm holds 7-month-old Waffle, a calico, for Dr. Ned Fruge as he prepares to give the cat a rabies shot at the health unit’s vaccination day Thursday.

Eunice Recreation tennis camp. Deucey Thibodeaux, 7, front and Madison Marcheaux, 8, are learning forehand and backhand swings at the tennis camp sponsored by the Eunice Recreation Department.

From The Eunice News files

From the June 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Reading for elevator. Troy Fontenot, left, and Jessie Fontenot, both with Chad Hesnoir Construction of Ville Platte, work on footings for foundation of the elevator to be installed at the remodeling of First Baptist Church Education Department. Fontenot is a Pine Prairie teacher during the school year.

Rep. Phillip DeVillier

Governor signs bill allowing easier refunds of unconstitutional taxes

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a number of bills into law over the past few days, including one that makes it easier for taxpayers to get refunds of taxes paid under an unconstitutional or misapplied law.
Senate Bill 198 is far from the highest-profile bill signed this week, but some supporters of the change thought Edwards might consider a veto. His administration had expressed concerns about the unpredictable costs it could create for state government.

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