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Dillard Fair is bundled up as he blows leaves and acorns off a sidewalk at Louisiana State University Eunice on Wednesday morning as the temperature seem stuck in the upper 20s accompanied by a brisk north wind. Freezing temperatures continue in the forecast through Friday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Red Cross offers tips on freezing pipes

On its website the Red Cross presented, “Learn how to prevent water pipes from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze”
Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem
Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.
Pipes that freeze most frequently are:
Pipes that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, and water sprinkler lines.

Baltakis to lead United Way Board

Eunice resident Donna Baltakis was installed as president of the the St. Landry / Evangeline United Way at its 2017 Annual Appreciation Banquet at the Little Big Cup in Arnaudville on Dec. 11.
Executive Director Ginger LeCompte introduced all board members for 2018.
The Agency of the year was the Girls and Boys Place in Ville Platte; the Volunteer of the Year was Cynthia Eubaire; the Community Hero Award was Aine O’Reilly; the Inspiration Award went to David Fisher; and the Board Member of the Year was Hilda Edwards.

Jewel Ann Rogers is the 2018 first baby of the year born at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice. Jewel was born at 7:34 a.m. Tuesday and weighed 7 pounds and measuring 20 inches in length. She is the daughter of Jermil and Jasmine Rogers of Rayne. Jewel was also named Rayne’s first baby of the year for 2018. Jasmine’s due date was Jan. 6, however, baby Jewel made her appearance earlier. “We were completely surprised. I was hoping I would deliver her earlier than Jan. 6,” said Jasmine. Jasmine’s OB/GYN physician is Dr. Kayla Fontenot and baby Jewel’s doctor is Dr. Marin Dawson-Caswell, a pediatrician in Rayne. Jasmine is the couple’s first born, and she was delivered by C-section. The Rogers have been married for five years. Grandparents of Jewel are Harriet Rogers of Rayne, Joseph Rogers of Crowley, Veronica White of Rayne and Paul Francis of Rayne. The Rogers family was gifted with complimentary gifts of baby items, including: diapers, formula, baby wipes, a baby cap, baby wash, a gift card, and much more from Acadian Medical Center. (Photo by Myra Miller)

First baby at Acadian Medical Center

Jewel Ann Rogers is the 2018 first baby of the year born at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice.

Trump’s polling slides in Louisiana

“Love him or hate him, most every (Louisiana) voter has an opinion about President Donald Trump.”
That was the analysis offered up by Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research, a Baton Rouge-based polling firm that conducted a statewide survey of 500 likely Louisiana voters from Nov. 28-30.
In that poll lapolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/3809.2-Press-release-with-support-documents.pdf> Trump received the highest “excellent” job rating of any other elected official surveyed.
Trump also scored the highest “poor” rating notched in SMOR’s winter poll.

Humane Society reminds pet owners to protect pets during cold spell

With weather barely over the freezing mark during the day and dropping to the mid to low 20s at night, the Humane Society of Louisiana is urging and advising pet owners to bring their pets in during this cold snap or, at the very least, provide suitable shelter. The Humane Society of Louisiana (HSL) has issued a reminder to pet owners that their pets are as susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia as humans and need to be made comfortable during this period of unusually low temperatures.

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