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Mamou council hears plan for annual Veterans Day event

Charles Perdices, on behalf of the Mamou American Legion, addressed the Mamou Town Council Wednesday regarding plans for this year’s Veteran’s Day celebration at the Legion hall.
Perdices commented the event will be “another two days like we did last year, but, hopefully, we can get a bigger crowd.”
The event will get started on Friday, November 9, with a DJ inside the hall. Perdices stated there will be vendors around the hall and food and drinks will be available.

Rice Festival 5K winners named

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
The top three overall winners in the men's and women's divisions in the Rice Festival 5K were, from left, Jason Gossen, Gunther Redlich, Jay Duhon, Gretchen Leger, Dana Cradeur and Jennifer Guidry. Redlich placed first in the men’s division, covering the course in a time of 18:26.1. Gossen was second (20:55.5) and Duhon was third (23:27.7). Cradeur won the women’s division in a time of 22:36.1 followed by Guidry (24:42.6) and Leger (24:59.9)

Diocese of Lafayette endorses release of names of priests accused of abuse

The Diocese of Lafayette was among five in Louisiana to announce a commitment to release the names of clergy in its jurisdiction credibly accused of sexual abuse over the past 50 years, but added that the process will take time.
Louisiana’s Roman Catholic bishops had said in late September they were weighing whether to release the names and that they planned a “united response” to avoid putting too much pressure on one diocese.

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