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Tim Monceaux, Ezora Proctor

Mayor runoff set here

Voters in Crowley will go back to the polls on Saturday, Dec. 8, to make a final choice as to who will replace Greg Jones as mayor.
Ezora Proctor and Tim Monceaux were the front-runners in the five-candidate mayoral race here on Tuesday.
Proctor led the field with 1,272 votes, or 29.5 percent, while Monceaux garnered 1,150 votes, or 26.6 percent.
Other candidates in the race included Emily Stoma (897 votes, 20.8 percent), Bryan Borill (541 votes, 12.5 percent) and Elliot Doré (457 votes, 10.6 percent).

Church Point native Cole Guidry set up his couch in front of Le Vieux Presbytere on a recent visit to Church Point. His traveling companion, Mr. Bear, was a gift from his coworkers at his going away party. (Photo courtesy of Cole Guidry)

Have couch, Will Travel

For Cole Guidry, life doesn’t happen sitting at home on the couch, and that’s why he’s hit the road and taken the couch with him.
Guidry, a native of Church Point, said, “Life is not going to walk into your living room. Get off the couch and do the things that you keep making up excuses for why you can’t do them. Get off the couch and give it a try.”
While this way of thinking is part of the basis of Guidry’s web site and Facebook page, “Have Couch, Will Travel,” his story of adventure began right here in Church Point with the roots of his family tree.

Former attorney arrested for forgery and theft

Former Evangeline Parish Assistant District Attorney Timmy Fontenot was arrested in June 2018 on charges related to an incident that recently led to his permanent disbarment.
According to the Evangeline Parish Jail, Fontenot was arrested on June 4, 2018 on one count of forgery and one count of theft.
Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Dominic Myles also shared Fontenot was arrested for allegedly “signing his client’s signature on a settlement check.”

Evangeline Parish school district remains a B

Even with a new and stricter formula to determine a school’s performance score for the 2017-2018 school year, the Evangeline Parish School District’s overall performance letter grade remained a B.
Evangeline Parish School Superintendent Darwan Lazard, said, “I’m very proud of our teachers, administrators, and all personnel who worked with and challenged our students to grow academically during the 2017-18 school year.”

PP Council votes to consider two-percent sales tax continuation

The Pine Prairie Village Council, at a special meeting last week, voted to consider the continuation of the villages two-percent sales tax.
After the motion passed, Mayor Quint West read the following: “The board of aldermen considered a resolution calling for an election with regard to taxes after a public hearing which is to be held on November 27, at 5:00 p.m. at the Pine Prairie Municipal Hall.”
No further action was taken during the special meeting, and the next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 8.

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