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Revelers parade in the 2017 Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras.

Eunice Mardi Gras schedules

The Eunice Mardi Gras is scheduled from Feb. 9 to 13.
The event calendar includes the following.
Feb. 9
7 p.m. La Recolte and Jamie Bergeron at 2nd and Walnut streets. Food and drinks.
Feb. 10
Noon until live music, food and music at 2nd and Walnut streets.
3 p.m. Parade of Paws.
4 p.m. Foodways demonstration at Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadian Center.
6 p.m. Rendez-vous des Cajunz at the Liberty Theater. Jambalaya CAjun Band and the Basile Mardi Gras Association. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Small lifestyle changes can lead to long-term success

At the start of a new year many people resolve to make big lifestyle changes, but an LSU AgCenter nutrition specialist said it’s the small changes that are more likely to lead to long-term success.
Elizabeth Gollub intends to apply the idea of small changes to the current eating and physical activity routines of Louisianans to help shape healthier habits.
This approach is based on the mindset that we don’t need to completely upset our established routines, Gollub said.

Tri-Parish jobless rates improve from a year ago

Tri-Parish unemployment rates improved in November compared to a year ago, according to a Louisiana Workforce Commission report citing federal Bureau of Labor & Statistics.
The workforce in St. Landry and Acadia parishes remained below those of a year ago in November. Evangeline Parish’s workforce grew 0.8 percent in a November 2017 to November 2016 comparison.
The workforce includes people working and those looking for a job.

Rayne Volunteer Fire Department firefighters try to contain a house fire which occurred New Year’s Day on Holt Avenue. The residence was a complete loss. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

New Year’s Day house fire is total loss for Rayne family

The Rayne Fire Department is investigating a New Year’s Day residential fire on Holt Avenue.
According to Chief Allen Credeur, the house was “fully involved” by the time responders arrived Monday afternoon.
Early reports indicate a clothes dryer caused the blaze.
Rayne City Council member Cutrese Minix said the husband, wife and eight-year-old daughter lost everything in the fire, including the family’s cat.
A donation fund at Rayne State Bank has been set up for the homeowners, who have been identified at David and Bertha Meche.

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