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LSU report: Worst may be over for oil&gas

The worst is likely over for Louisiana’s struggling oil-and-gas sector, though employment is unlikely to rebound to levels seen before the 2015 crash or even to pre-COVID-19 levels, according to a new report.
The LSU Center for Energy Studies projects Louisiana will regain about 2,600 jobs in the upstream oil and gas extraction and services sectors by the end of next year relative to the low point in September. Louisiana refining and chemical manufacturing employment is expected to increase by about 300 jobs by the end of 2021, or about a 0.8% increase.

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Dwarf saw palmetto is a wonderful native palm that can be used in sustainable landscapes. (Photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter)

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Two photos of the same windmill palm on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. The photo on the left shows the results of lethal bronzing disease. (Left photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter; right photo is an LSU AgCenter file photo by Allen Owings)

Get it growing: Palms provide tropical look

Dwarf saw palmetto is a wonderful native palm that can be used in sustainable landscapes. (Photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter)

Two photos of the same windmill palm on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. The photo on the left shows the results of lethal bronzing disease. (Left photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter; right photo is an LSU AgCenter file photo by Allen Owings)

Palms provide tropical look

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Mary Ann Guilory at the Eunice Food Bank, 2101 West Ash. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Demand grows on Food Bank resources

The Eunice Food Bank needs you. The food bank supplies many families in Eunice and has recently grown to feeding more families.
The increase of families that located in Eunice are displaced from two hurricanes Laura and Delta, Mary Ann Guillory, director of the food bank, said, “The food bank has been helping these families also. Some are out of work, looking for jobs too.
According to Guillory, the food bank is providing an additional 10 to 12 people per week. The Eunice Food Bank serves over 300 families per month.

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Early voting for the Dec. 5 election began at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Eunice City Hall. Clerk Cynthia Martin is in the background framed by two voting machines. Only one vote had been cast by noon. Voting continued Saturday and resumed Monday through Wednesday. The early voting takes a break for Thanksgiving and Friday and ends on Saturday. Voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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The St. Landry Parish Council met Wednesday in the Delta Grand Theater in Opelousas. The building allows the Council to establish social distancing. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Jail tax renewal urged

Renewal of a tax to maintain and operate the St. Landry Parish Jail is a critical issue for parish government, according to Parish President Jessie Bellard.
If the tax isn’t passed, the parish’s fund for roads, bridges and drainage will be emptied of nearly $700,000 to pay for jail maintenance and operations.
The election is Dec. 5.
Early voting continues Monday through Saturday. Voting will not be held on Thanksgiving or Friday.

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Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot at Wednesday's Rotary Club meeting. (Photo by Myra Miller)

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Witness card.

Police chief hopes cards help people tip police

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fon tenot is hoping a “confidential witness card” will make it easi- er for people to help police solve crimes.
The cards — the same size as business cards — are intended to make it safer for people to cooper- ate with police.
“What we’ve been having with all these shootings and some of the crime going on is people don’t want to talk to the police for vari- ous reasons,” he said in a talk at the Eunice Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday.

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