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A group of frog hunters gathers for a post-hunt photo on the farm of Kyle and Courtney Smith. Each year, the Smiths, who live north Church Point, host a party on the opening eve of a new frogging season as well as a hunt when the season opens at midnight on June 1. (Photo by Claudette Olivier/Church Point News)

Frogging means family, friends and fun

Waiting on the midnight hour is most often reserved for New Year’s Eve, but in south Louisiana, there’s another night of the year that the arrival of midnight has got nothing to do with Auld Lange Syne, sparklers and fringed blowout noisemakers.
It’s the opening night of a new frogging season, and the night’s festive accessories are rubber boots, head lamps, flashlights and crawfish bags.

LSUE releases Spring 2019 Chancellor’s List

LSU at Eunice has named 282 students to the Spring Semester 2019 Chancellor’s List in recognition of their academic achievement.
The list comprises full-time students who maintained at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during the semester.
Area students on the list are:
Abbeville: Ashton Hammond, Madeline Richard, Joseph Scalisi, Sadi’ Seaux.
Alexandria: Frederick Davis.
Angleton, Texas: Kelsi Humbird.
Arnaudville: Brandi Darby, Madison Dekerlegand, Micah Duvall, Kirstie Hollier, Gabrielle Miller.

Donna Baltakis, right, director of Keep Eunice Beautiful, is with Judy Dillehay, manager of Tobacco Plus in Eunice. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Keep Eunice Beautiful urges smokers to watch their butts

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is kicking off a campaign: “Keep Your Butts In Your Pants.”
Cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the country. Ninety-five percent of cigarette filters are not biodegradable. Littering cigarette butts are illegal, unsightly and harmful to waterways and wildlife. Thirty-two percent of litter in storm drains is tobacco products.

Long’s mental saga held the headlines

Sixty years ago Louisiana and the nation watched with a combination of awe, incredulity, and amusement, a political episode that was bizarre even by the standards of Long-era Louisiana.
During the summer of 1959 newspaper front pages were filled daily with the tirades, tantrums, and shenanigans of Gov. Earl Long that caused him to twice be confined in mental institutions, and to briefly act as governor while he was an inmate in one of them.

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