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Dale Fontenot, vice president of the Evangeline Chapter of the Antique Auto Club of America, with his antique Chevy Belaire. The Evangeline Chapter will be visiting Crowley on Saturday to visit some of the city’s historic sites. (Photo by Howell Dennis/Crowley Post-Signal)

Antique car, implement show due in Crowley

With the recent success of the Crowley Antique Car and Implement Show and the past award winning stop of the Great American Race still being discussed around town, the city that is known as the Rice Capital may need to rethink its nickname.

Senate Finance Committee chairman Sen. Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, questions members of the PEW Charitable Trust on how its financial database program, which under a proposed bill, would be used to rate the efficiency of state programs. (Photo by Sarah Gamard/Manship School News Service)

Data program evaluates spending

The Senate Finance Committee discussed a bill Monday that aims to help states objectively decide, based on objective data, which state programs deliver the best bang for the buck, but it delayed action until the author gathers more information from experts involved.
Senate Bill 187 by Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Chalmette, provides an evidence-based budgeting process that is intended to allow agencies to measure financial results and compare them to similar programs around the country through a database run by the PEW Charitable Trust.

Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled in Opelousas

St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial Committee will hold Memorial Day ceremonies on May 29 at the Veterans Memorial and at Bellevue Memorial.
This year’s event entitled “We Must Never Forget,” will honor those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country as well as all deceased veterans.
The event is sponsored by the St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial Committee and Dorothy Thomas and friends.
A special feature of this year’s programs will include pictures of service men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Evangeline Parish voters pass 3 tax renewals

Despite a dismal voter turnout, all three tax renewals for Evangeline Parish that were on the ballot passed easily this past Saturday.
The parish wide property tax renewal of 10.35 mils for a period of ten years (with the purpose of giving additional support to the public elementary and secondary schools) passed with 86 percent of the vote, or 2,119 votes.

Sandbags were in place at the Faith Christian Worship Center on Stanford Road Tuesday afternoon as floodwaters approached the building. The water was backing up from Bayou Des Cannes. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

The Eunice City Lake was closed after Sunday’s flooding.

Parish president declares state of emergency

A state of emergency was declared for St. Landry Parish before noon Wednesday as heavy rains returned to the parish following flooding Sunday.
Parish President Bill Fontenot noted the parish “... is presently faced with a pending emergency due to the imminent threat of flooding from very heavy rains ocurring this morning and are expected to continue throughout the day into Thursday.
“Rains today compounded with the heavy rains experienced on April 30th along with the ongoing flood warning for Bayou Des Cannes have created an emergency situation,” the declaration stated.

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