Donald Estillette, VFW Post 8971 chaplain, leads a prayer for all soldiers and families during the Memorial Day ceremony. From left, are Terry Matte, VFW Post commander; Bill Wimberly, American Legion 129 post commander; and David Crader with the VFW Post. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Fallen remembered in Eunice ceremony

A Memorial Day service was held at 5 p.m. Monday at the corner of Park Avenue and 2nd Street in Eunice.
The annual event was sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of the Foreign Wars, Doucet-Aucoin Post 8971 and the American Legion Post 129 Turner-Mornhinveg Moore.
An opening prayer for all deceased soldiers was led by Donald Estillette, chaplain of the VFW Post 8971.

Tri-Parish jobless rates improve

Tri-Parish unemployment rates in April improved from those a year ago, but the area’s workforce continues to be be below 2016 levels.
According to a report by the Louisiana Workforce Commission on April’s job numbers:
— St. Landry Parish’s jobless rate was 7.3 percent, down from 7.7 percent in April 2016, but up from 7.1 percent in March.
— Acadia Parish’s jobless rate was 6.5 percent, down from 7.1 percent in April 2016, and unchanged from March.

A road closure at West Maple Avenue and Bobcat Drive is to start Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Road closure to start Tuesday

The replacement of the bridge on West Maple Avenue and Bobcat Drive will result in an additional road closing beginning Tuesday.
La. 91, which is Maple Avenue, has been closed for the bridge project since Jan. 16 for Phase 1 of the project.
That phase, bridge removal and replacement, has been completed, according to a news release from the state Department of Transportation and Development.
Phase 2 of the project, reconstruction of the intersection of Maple Avenue and Bobcat Drive and completion of the bridge replacement, is to begin Tuesday.

Sheriff announces camp for boys

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz stated, the next boys only Kops & Kids hunting/fishing and camping adventure is scheduled for June 10.
The camp is located in St. Landry Parish with sleeping accommodations and are chaperoned by full time law enforcement officers. The Kops & Kids outdoor activities program is designed to allow children of single parent or socio-economic disadvantages to have an opportunity to experience outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing free of charge.


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