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Fall discounts offered at state parks for overnight stays

Louisiana State Parks are offering multiple discounts on overnight stays to encourage outdoor travel in the cooler months. Many campers say the mild Louisiana winter is their favorite time of year to hike the trails or fish when bass are biting, but the mosquitos are not.
Adult travelers of any age can save 30% on a cabin, campsite, group camp, or lodge at five Louisiana State Parks. The online discount code WINTER30 is valid Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 on reservations at the following state parks:
North Toledo Bend State Park; Zwolle;
Lake Bistineau State Park; Doyline;

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DOTD bids awarded for St. Landry projects

BATON ROUGE – St. Landry Parish projects are among 13 the state: Department of Transportation and Development awarded bids to on Sept. 23.
DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., said, “A notable project is the rehabilitation of U.S. 190 between Opelousas and Port Barre, a heavily traveled corridor that has been in need of attention for some time now.”
St. Landry Parish paving and drainage projects are:
U.S. 190 between Wallior Street and La. 742 in St. Landry Parish: $9,810,340.16.
La. 182 between Church Street and U.S. 167 in St. Landry Parish: $3,456,161.85.

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Goldman Thibodeaux shown at the 2015 Experience Louisiana Festival in Eunice on the LSUE campus. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Thibodeaux is among Folklife Month honorees

Goldman Thibodeaux, a Creole musician in Mallet is among six honorees during Folklife Month in Louisiana.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser announced October as Folklife Month. This year marks the sixth annual celebration of the state’s living traditions and the individuals who sustain them.

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Heather Vidrine, a 12-year educator and science teacher at Central Middle School, was on camera Thursday afternoon during a virtual diagnostic testing. Students were being instructed on Zoom for a 30-minute timed math session 2. For many St. Landry Parish public school students in-person classes will resume Wednesday and Thursday. The students will find a variety of new devices on a campus intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Photos by Myra Miller)

School to start

Heather Vidrine, a 12-year educator and science teacher at Central Middle School, was on camera Thursday afternoon during a virtual diagnostic testing. Students were being instructed on Zoom for a 30-minute timed math session 2. For many St. Landry Parish public school students in-person classes will resume Wednesday and Thursday. The students will find a variety of new devices on a campus intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Photos by Myra Miller)

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St. Landry Parish animal control under investigation

St. Landry Parish president Jessie Bellard announced Thursday that the parish’s animal control department would be temporarily unable to handle calls.
Three animal control employees were suspended without pay while the St. Landry Parish Sheriff is conducting an investigation, stated a news release.
Because the investigation is a personnel issue, Parish Government will not comment further until it is complete, it stated.
“I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our residents,” said Bellard. “We’ll be fully operations again as soon as we can.”

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