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River drowned big scheme

Big plans were afoot in the late spring of 1915 “to promote and build up the town of Krotz Springs” by bottling and selling the spring water that gave the town its name. Selling bottled water was a radical idea in those days; no one had yet figured out how to make the plastic jugs that now line grocery store shelves.

Zack Landry

Zack Landry's view from a tower. (Submitted photos)

Abbeville man has job that takes him to height of 1,700 feet

Zack Landry has a unique career that 99.5 percent of us would not like to have.
Landry is a tower technician for Daley Tower Service, Inc. out of Carencro. It is not uncommon for Landry, who is only 19, to spend two hours getting to his destination to make an inspection. What is so unusual about that, you ask?
About two hours is how long it takes him to climb a communication tower if it is 1,700 feet high. However, most of his towers average 400 to 600 feet high.

Mike Broussard

Zydeco Breakfast to feature Mike Broussard & Nu Edition Zydeko

The City of Opelousas, Zydeco Capital of the World, hosts the 17th Annual Zydeco Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 31 under the oak trees surrounding the historic St. Landry Parish Courthouse.
Mike Broussard & Nu Edition Zydeko is to perform.
Activities for children and families will also be featured at the event.
The Labor Day event is held in conjunction with the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival, which celebrates its 37th festival this year.

Eunice News announcement policy

The Eunice News will publish free announcements for candidates in the Oct. 12 Gubernatorial Primary Election.
The announcements are biographical only and limited to 400 words. They will contain no campaign promises, pledges or references to other candidates. That material should be included in paid political advertising.
The announcements are used on a first-come basis and publication date depends on space available.
A photo of the candidate is used if provided.
Announcements are due by Sept. 6.

Hundreds of new laws slated for enactment

As the state stretches its governmental legs in this new fiscal year that commenced July 1, departments and agencies are preparing to enact, in some cases shape and most importantly enforce hundreds of news laws that were approved during the recent regular session.
On Thursday, Aug. 1, a large portion of the policymaking yield from the session will become law, courtesy of 254 bills that were endorsed by the House, Senate and governor.

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