Day of commemoration at the Acadian Memorial set July 28

A Day of Commemoration is scheduled July 28 at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville.
From 3 to 5 p.m., Anne and Judy Riffel, professional genealogists, will be inducted into the Order of Living Legends, honoring those who helped shape and define the Cajun/Acadian culture. Judy will speak on her Acadian ancestry. A reception follows.

It’s official: Louisiana is sinking

Louisiana is officially sinking. It has been 29 years since the National Geodetic Survey, or NGS, measured the state’s subsidence. After completing four absolute gravity observations this past year, with the help of LSU’s Center for Geoinformatics, or C4G, the NGS’s most recent findings show the state’s change in elevation.

Eunice News announcement policy

The Eunice News will publish free announcements for candidates in the Oct. 12 Gubernatorial Primary Election.
The announcements are biographical only and limited to 400 words. They will contain no campaign promises, pledges or references to other candidates. That material should be included in paid political advertising.
The announcements are used on a first-come basis and publication date depends on space available.
A photo of the candidate is used if provided.
Announcements are due by Sept. 6.

Garett R. Duplechain

Duplechain announces for St. Landry Parish assessor

Garett R. Duplechain has announced his candidacy for St. Landry Parish assessor in the Oct. 12 election.
His announcement includes the following.
“My fellow citizens of St. Landry Parish, I will be a candidate for assessor of St. Landry Parish in the election in October.
“I grew up in Opelousas and went to college and law school at LSU.


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