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The rascals didn’t get away

Rev. J.M. Johnson was the only passenger aboard the stage coach that pulled out of Bayou Chicot in what is now Evangeline Parish about 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, 1881. But the driver, Robert Ferguson, had two locked mail sacks under his feet, along with two empty lock bags and some empty paper mail sacks.
The stage had gone about four miles on a road running through the Overton Swamp when a tall man with his black hat pulled down over his face jumped from behind a tree and ordered the stage to stop.

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Consul General of France in Louisiana Vincent Sciama, right, pinned the rank of Officer on the French Academic Palms on Zachary Richard. (Submitted photo)

French consul general honors Zachary Richard

Louisiana native Zachary Richard, a renowned singer and cultural activist, was promoted today to the rank of Officer in the French Academic Palms.
Consul General of France in Louisiana Vincent Sciama bestowed this prestigious distinction upon Richard during a ceremony at Myrtle Place Elementary in Lafayette.

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Paula Ramsey, left, 2019 chairman of the Board for LACCE presents the Chamber of the Year Award to Raquella Manuel, CEO of the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted photo)

St. Landry Chamber named ‘Chamber of the Year’

The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives named the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce the 2019 Chamber of the Year during the annual conference on Sept. 9.
To be considered, a chamber must submit examples of growth and progress in three areas vital to an organization’s success: community development, organizational development, and professional development, according to a news release.

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Nathan Guillory waves the state flag on South 2nd Street during the parade held as part of the city of Eunice’s celebration of its 125th year on Saturday. Guillory is a member of Pack 425.

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Parade participants and the crowd seemed to be enjoying the parade that started at 10 a.m. Saturday. Highlights for the celebration included opening a time capsule from 25 years ago and the unveiling of a Clovis Crawfish statue. Additional photos will be available in Thursday’s edition and at eunicetoday.com. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

125th birthday parade

Nathan Guillory waves the state flag on South 2nd Street during the parade held as part of the city of Eunice’s celebration of its 125th year on Saturday. Guillory is a member of Pack 425.

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