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Dan Brouillette

Louisiana native confirmed as next U.S. energy secretary

The U.S. Senate has approved a Louisiana native’s bid to be the 15th secretary of the federal Department of Energy.
Dan Brouillette was confirmed by a 70-15 vote Monday.
Brouillette had been deputy secretary under former Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose final day in that office was Dec. 1. Brouillette is currently acting secretary and will be officially sworn in as secretary at a later date.

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Indians storm past Blue Jays. St. Edmund’s Wesley Chachere goes up for a shot against Elton on Thursday night.

From The Eunice News files

From the December 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Bihm wins parish title. Macy Bihm, a Bobcat Bruiser, is St. Landry Parish’s High School Student of the Year. Senior Macy Bihm, Eunice High School’s Student of the Year won the title of St. Landry Parish Student of the Year.

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Keeping up the good fight

Demon rum was much on the minds of the people of at least part of south Louisiana a century ago, if newspapers reports are any indication.
Three separate stories dealing with temperance or prohibition were on the cover of the February 19, 1909, edition of the Welsh Rice Belt Journal, one of them a stern warning from the local judge and the others separate reports from organizations warning against the evils of drink.

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Savoie’s Foods announces $12.7M expansion

A $12.7 million expansion of Savoie’s Sausage and Food Products’ food production facility in St. Landry Parish near Opelousas was announced by Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Frederick Lafleur on Thursday.
With the expansion, the company will broaden its distribution area, bringing Cajun-style sausage and other food products to a wider region. The project includes construction of a 41,000-square-foot facility and installation of new production equipment. The larger facility will enable Savoie’s to nearly double its production.


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