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Free workshops set for small business owners

The Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Institute (SARDI) has partnered with the USDA and the Acadiana chapter of SCORE to hold two events for rural business owners in the Acadiana area.
The free learning sessions will be held on Sept. 25 at SARDI’s office, 1209 Diesi St., in Opelousas.
Activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a ‘Marketing Mix for Rural Businesses,” followed by a ‘Facebook and Instagram Ad Workshop’ at 6 p.m.

Food safety meetings scheduled

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will hold four outreach meetings around the state to update produce industry stakeholders on the implementation of the new Produce Safety Rule from the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The Produce Safety Rule establishes science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.

A grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, formerly Studio P3, 121 S. 4th St., Eunice. The Eunice Chamber of Commerce assisted. (Photo by The Eunice News)

Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center

A grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, formerly Studio P3, 121 S. 4th St., Eunice. The Eunice Chamber of Commerce assisted. (Photo by The Eunice News)

Acadia Parish property tax assessments up about $4M

Property assessments are up almost $4 million from last year, parish Assessor James “Jimbo” Petitjean told the Acadia Parish Police Jury.
After three consecutive years of decline, assessments are up to $384,759,698 for 2018, compared to $380,822,348 last year, Petitjean said at the Sept. 11 meeting.
In 2012, when Petitjean took office, total parish assessments were recorded at $295,378,020. They rose a little more than $10 million the following year and peaked at $391,280,569 in 2014.

Voter registration deadlines near

The last day to register to vote in person/by mail for the Nov. 6 will be at 4:40 p.m. Oct. 9, Cheryl Milburn, registrar of voters of St. Landry Parish, has announced.
Registration online at Geaux Vote.Com is available through Oct. 16.
Persons interested in participating in the upcoming election must register to vote and make any changes to their records by the deadlines.
Registration applications may be completed at the registrar’s office in suite 114 of the of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse at 118 S. Court St., Opelousas.

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