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Yard Bird Cook-off headed to 2nd year

St. Landry-Evangeline United Way invites the public to experience Cajun Cooking at its finest with the second annual Comme Ci, Comme Ca Yard Bird Cook-off in downtown Opelousas from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 13.
Admission is free. There will be fun jumps, face painting and more for children in the “Chicken Coop.”
Music will be provided by the local band “Southwinz.”
Should one want to taste the dishes, “Cluck Cards” are available for $5, which allows up to five dishes.

State health department highlights heart heart

February is American Heart Health Month and an important time to highlight the importance of efforts to improve heart health in Louisiana. Over the past year, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative within the Office of Public Health, in collaboration with other partners across the state, received technical assistance and guidance through a grant from the National Governors Association (NGA) to focus on improving heart health in Louisiana.

Acadia Parish leaders to present ‘State of the Parish’

The Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2019 State of the Parish Address bringing together Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson, Acadia Parish Police Jury President David Savoy and Acadia Parish School Board Superintendent Scott Richard.
“This event will make an effort to inform local citizens of the progress of the area and give a look to what is in store for the future,” said Amy Thibodeaux, president and CEO of the parish Chamber. “We encourage citizens throughout the parish to attend.”

Danny Soileau, welding instructor at the Eunice Career and Technical Center, attached a metal sign to the downtown mural on Tuesday. With Soileau are, clockwise from bottom, Hannah Gumbo, mural artist; Lisa Fuselier, facilitator at the Eunice Career and Technical Center; and Amiee Babineaux, a volunteer at the center and friend of the artist. The sign was created with a plasma cutter. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Sign for downtown mural

Danny Soileau, welding instructor at the Eunice Career and Technical Center, attached a metal sign to the downtown mural on Tuesday. With Soileau are, clockwise from bottom, Hannah Gumbo, mural artist; Lisa Fuselier, facilitator at the Eunice Career and Technical Center; and Amiee Babineaux, a volunteer at the center and friend of the artist. The sign was created with a plasma cutter. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Mardi Gras poised to roll in Eunice

The Mardi Gras is “looking good” said Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot.
“We are just praying for some good weather, but rain or shine it is going to go on,” he said.
The mayor said he isn’t worried about the crowds showing up.
There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Friday, but nearly 100 percent chance that Wayne Toups is going to perform at 10 p.m. at the stage at Walnut and 2nd streets.
The Eunice Mardi Gras draws a crowd each year because “it is original and very unique like none around,” Fontenot said.

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