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Katelyn Stagg (center) is pictured here with her brother Ethan (left) and her sister Emily (right) as they place ears of corn into a crawfish sack at a corn field in Whiteville. The Stagg siblings hand pick the corn and sell the ears as a way of raising money for college. The older Stagg will be attending LSU-A in the fall for nursing before going to school to be a nurse anesthetist. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

St. Edmund grad banking on corn for college

With the ever increasing cost of college tuition and the ever increasing cuts to the state’s Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), students and their parents are sent scratching to find ways to cover the difference. Because of this, one recent high school graduate from Whiteville, with the help of her family, has started scratching in the dirt to grow corn in order to raise money for college.

Farm Service Agency holding an election

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Courtney Francois in St. Landry Parish reminds farmers and landowners that FSA is holding an informational meeting about the 2018 County Committee Election process at 2:30 p.m. June 28 at the St. Landry Farm Service Agency located at 5832 I-49 N Service Rd Ste 1, Opelousas.
Producers, including minority, women and new farmers, are encouraged to attend the meeting and participate in the election.

LSU Eunice and Campus Federal Credit Union honored several members of the LSUE staff recently and the university’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner. Honored with the Staff Excellence Award for their work and dedication to LSUE was, second from left, Angel McGee, Cathleen Scott and Linda Thomas. McGee is LSUE’s human resources manager. Scott works with the custodial staff, while Thomas is the chancellor’s administrative assistant. The three were nominated by their supervisors or colleagues. With the three are, (left, Scott Privat, president of the LSUE Foundation Board of Directors, Blaine Grimes of Campus Federal and Chancellor Kim Russell. (LSUE photo)

Award at LSUE

LSU Eunice and Campus Federal Credit Union honored several members of the LSUE staff recently and the university’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner. Honored with the Staff Excellence Award for their work and dedication to LSUE was, second from left, Angel McGee, Cathleen Scott and Linda Thomas. McGee is LSUE’s human resources manager. Scott works with the custodial staff, while Thomas is the chancellor’s administrative assistant. The three were nominated by their supervisors or colleagues.

LSU professor explores possible impact of flooding with storm surge

Living in Louisiana has its perks, but with the good comes the bad—flooding and hurricanes. Though there is no stopping Mother Nature, LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor and Louisiana Sea Grant Laborde Chair Scott Hagen is devoted to studying and understanding the impact rainfall runoff and hurricanes have on the cities along the state’s delicate coastline.

From The Eunice News files

The following are from the June 2007 files of The Eunice News.
Janet Prudhomme was awarded the LSUE Foundation Staff Excellence Award.
Supreme Rice Mill of Crowley was acquired by Louisiana Rice Mil.
Christopher Thibodeaux and Angel Stevens, both second-graders at Eunice Elementary, were honored as Character Counts Heroes.
The Eunice Players’ Theatre was in rehearsal for “Fiddler on the Roof” directed by Debi Crawford. Cast members included Kristi Burleigh, Alexandra Broussard, Sarah Bassett, Darrell LeJeune and Holley Bell.

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