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Stephen Thurston, vice president for Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co., speaks at Wednesday’s Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. (Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald/The Daily Review)

Deep-water oil prospects promising

Billions of barrels of oil sitting deep in the Gulf of Mexico paint a bright picture for the future of gulf oil production, a Chevron executive said.
Stephen Thurston, vice president for Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co., was the speaker during Wednesday’s Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
He is in charge of Chevron’s Deepwater Exploration and Products Business Unit, which is responsible for all of Chevron’s exploration and project development work in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico.

Jeremy Alford

State senator preps campaign for treasurer

If there were any questions about state Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, running for state treasurer in the fall, a few key staffing decisions he made recently should put all of that to rest.
Riser said in an interview last week the he has hired Sally Nungesser as his fundraising coordinator and conservative operative Rhett Davis as his general consultant.
Jonathan Johnson, the state director for former Congressman Rodney Alexander, is also Riser’s first official staff hire for the not-yet-announced campaign.

Stephen Waguespack, president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, was guest speaker during the St. Mary Industrial Group’s monthly meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City on Monday.

Waguespack: Job growth key to solving state budget deficit

State leaders must focus on creating a climate conducive to job growth while spending government funds more wisely if they ever hope to solve Louisiana’s chronic budget woes, an industry advocate said Monday.
Stephen Waguespack, president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, was guest speaker during the St. Mary Industrial Group’s monthly meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City on Monday.

Joel Clavier, a Eunice Junior High School student, won second place in the St. Landry Parish Science Fair junior division, grades 6 to 8, in the medicine and health category. Clavier was at the Feb. 2 parish School Board meeting to receive the award.

Jyreh Johnson, a Eunice High School student, won third-place in the St. Landry Parish Science Fair senior divisin, grades 9 to 12, in the medicine and health category. Johnson was at the Feb. 2 parish School Board meeting to receive the award.

Eunice students are among parish science fair winners

The 2017 St. Landry Parish Science Fair winners are named at the Feb. 2 St. Landry Parish School Board meeting.
The fair was held Jan. 14 at Opelousas High school. The regional fair is scheduled Feb. 18 at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette.
The elementary, grades 4-5, are listed below, with each different category.
Medicine and Health:
First place, Cameron Fruge, Lawtell Elementary
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering:
First place, Remi Pierre, Lawtell Elementary;
Second place, Jason Broussard, Lawtell Elementary;

School districts brace for special session impact

School districts brace for special session impact
By Jeannine LeJeune
Crowley Post-Signal
CROWLEY – Ahead of the state’s third special session in two years, many discussions and rumors over cuts and funding have been dropped, including a potential cut to K-12 public education.
That has school districts across the state planning for the worst and preparing to take on more as they have in years past with more programs put on their books instead of the state’s and more crowded classrooms. And it’s not the first time that districts are having to feel that weight.

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