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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.

Renowned Crowley businessman B.I. Moody receives a standing ovation following his speech during a ceremony honoring him at ULL Wednesday night. Standing behind Moody is his grandson Braxton Moody V. (Photos by Howell Dennis/Crowley Post-Signal)

B.I. Moody looks at the plaque which was unveiled during a ceremony honoring him Wednesday night at ULL’s BI Moody College of Business Administration building. On the right is John Blohm, vice president for university advancement at UL Lafayette.

Moody honored for career, generosity

Crowley businessman B.I. Moody III was honored for his distinguished career and his generosity during a ceremony Wednesday night at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Business Administration building which bears his name.
Over 100 people were in attendance including dozens of Moody’s family and friends, several of the college’s leaders including ULL President Joseph Savoie as well as dozens of business students who wanted to hear the renowned Crowley businessman speak.

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