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Crash kills Eunice man

A single-vehicle crash on La. 29 near Carl Loewer Road in St. Landry Parish took the life of 49-year-old Hubbard Arrington of Eunice, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police Troop I.
The crash occurred at about 7:50 p.m. Friday.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Arrington was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup eastbound on La. 29 when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle ran off the roadway. Upon doing so, the Ranger traveled through a ditch and overturned.

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New Orleans restauranteur Dickie Brennan confers with LSU AgCenter horticulturists Kiki Fontenot, center, and Anna Timmerman following a trip to a tomato field and a taste testing at Brennan’s Commissary on June 25. (Photo by Rick Bogren/LSU AgCenter)

Search for best-tasting tomato leads Brennan to LSU AgCenter

When New Orleans restauranteur Dickie Brennan was ready to find tomato varieties for his restaurants, he called on the LSU AgCenter.
“I want to serve, sell and promote local, vine-ripe tomatoes picked here — tomatoes that stay longer on the vine are sweeter and juicier,” he said.
Brennan recently opened a commercial kitchen called The Commissary to supply basics like soups and desserts to his company’s five restaurants. The facility also will include a market where customers can purchase packaged foods and fresh produce.

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River of worry in this divorce

Each spring and summer, when the Mississippi begins to rise, we start to hear from folks who think it will change course into the Atchafalaya, flooding half of south Louisiana.
In 1980, two LSU professors, economist David Johnson and civil engineer Raphael Kazman, were among the first to seriously study what might happen if the Big Muddy did switch its bed. More recently LSU hydrologist Yi-Jun Xu, has joined the list of folks who warn that a really big Mississippi River flood could cause the change, permanently and with disastrous results.

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Long lines of vehicles waited for COVID-19 test by the National Guard at Eunice High School on Thursday. (Photos by Myra Miller)

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Gerry Kobe, of Mamou, left, gets a virus test on Thursday. At right is Kevin Porter.

Coronavirus flares up in area

The coronavirus is making itself known in Acadiana as parishes are experiencing spikes in cases.
The seven-parish Acadiana region recently had a 25% increase in cases to a seven-day total of 1,591 and a seven-day positive test rate of 10%.
There was no count, but a long line of vehicles waited for virus tests at Eunice High School on Thursday morning.
Acadian Medical Center on Thursday announced a return to visitor restrictions due to the coronavirus. Visitors will be screened and requested to wear a mask if allowed to enter to the hospital.

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Children enjoyed hunting for snails at the Eunice Community Sensory Garden on June 20. On a bright sunny morning several children helped to remove garden pests, snails. Hundreds of snails were removed. Snails were then relocated to the compost pile. After the organized hunt, children enjoyed fresh cold lemonade. The lemonade was sold to raise funds for the Sensory Garden. Participants of the snail hunt donated $1 to the Sensory Garden. The children’s event was hosted by community garden volunteers. A Sensory Garden stimulates the five senses. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. The garden exists to benefit children and people with special needs. Picking out snails are Elizabeth Guillory, left, and Nikita Soileau. (Information and photo by Valli Soileau)

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Children enjoyed hunting for snails at the Eunice Community Sensory Garden on June 20. On a bright sunny morning several children helped to remove garden pests, snails. Hundreds of snails were removed. Snails were then relocated to the compost pile. After the organized hunt, children enjoyed fresh cold lemonade. The lemonade was sold to raise funds for the Sensory Garden. Participants of the snail hunt donated $1 to the Sensory Garden. The children’s event was hosted by community garden volunteers. A Sensory Garden stimulates the five senses. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.

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