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Steven Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, presented the 2016 audit to the Parish Council on Wednesday. (Photo by Harlan Krigan)

St. Landry Parish Government audit: Findings reduced, account balances in the black

St. Landry Parish Government’s account balances are overwhelmingly in the black and the number of problems found in the 2016 audit are down from the 2015 audit.
Steven Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, presented the 2016 audit to the Parish Council on Wednesday.
Moosa noted that of nine accounts, all but one have beginning and ending balances on the positive side.

Qualifying settles many state elections

Even though qualifying just wrapped up last week and the primary elections will not be held for another three months, 54 percent of the races originally scheduled for the October ballot have already been settled.
No, this isn’t an electoral riddle.
There are 41 newly-elected politicians in Louisiana because no one ran against them, and another 16 races have been cancelled because no one qualified for the government jobs.

Rayne fire rating remains steady — 5

There will be no increase in fire insurance premiums for residents of Fire Protection District 9.
The recent testing by the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana resulted in a “5” rating for the Rayne Volunteer Fire Department — the same rating it had going into the tests.
“We worked hard for this,” said Fire Chief Allen “Noochie” Credeur. “Kudos to all the firefighters who busted their chops during the tests and the time leading up to the tests.”

Addie Huval, 12, is a camp participant at Camp Bonjour held this week at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Prairie Acadian Cultural Center. On Monday, campers made boule rouge candy. Huval made her candy with chocolate. Turn to Page 6 for more camp photos. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Making candy at Prairie Acadian Cultural Center

Addie Huval, 12, is a camp participant at Camp Bonjour held this week at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Prairie Acadian Cultural Center. On Monday, campers made boule rouge candy. Huval made her candy with chocolate. Turn to Page 6 for more camp photos. (Photo by Myra Miller)

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