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State’s jobless rate rises to 9.4%

Preliminary data for October released Friday by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that, since September, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 21,500 jobs from 1,855,700 to 1,877,200. From October 2019, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment decreased by 105,800 jobs.
Since the height of the pandemic in April, Louisiana seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment has added 154,800 jobs.

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Eunice News announces turkey contest winners

There are 22 winners in the annual Eunice News Turkey Contest. Winners, listed below, need to come to the Eunice News Office, 465 Aymond St., to obtain a voucher. They then take voucher to Champagne’s. The deadline to pick up the turkeys from Champagne’s is Nov. 30.
Smith’s True Value Hardware, Kim Devillier.
Lakeview Park & Beach, Candice Atchison.
Troy’s Tire, Beverly Vidrine.
Coburn’s, Derek Marcantel.
Brownie’s, Jackie Gaspard.
Acadians Smiles, Renee Melder.
Gatti’s, Shirley Miller.
Craig’s Automotive, Tonya Miller.

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1918 brought good news amid epidemic

At Thanksgiving 1918 the Spanish flu epidemic raging across the world still had south Louisiana in its grip. The Crowley Signal, for example, reported that it was “very prevalent throughout this section,” and newspapers across the area carried reports of prominent citizens suffering from the illness.
But good news outweighed the bad: World War I, then called “the greatest war ever,” had finally ended. Tyranny was defeated, our soldiers were coming home.

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Eunice man indicted in his brother’s shooting death

Jonah Gobert, 29, was indicted by a St. Landry Parish Grand Jury for killing his brother, Benjamin Hurks on Sept. 8, 2019.
A true bill charging Gobert with second-degree murder was returned by jurors on Nov. 17 to 27th Judicial District Court Judge Alonzo Harris.
Eunice Police found Gobert, of the 800 block of South Beulah Street, crying loudly in the apartment where his brother was slumped over a sofa bed with a gun shot wound to the head, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said after the incident.
Police were called to the apartment at about 8 p.m.

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