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Eunice Tractor Supply observing Pet Appreciation Week

If your backyard is home to a pet pig, dog, cat or goat, mark your calendar. The Eunice Tractor Supply Company is welcoming all leashed, friendly animals to visit the store during Pet Appreciation Week Sept. 13-17.
“Pet Appreciation Week is our time to meet and celebrate every pet you could imagine finding out here,” said Tessa Nolen, manager of the Eunice Tractor Supply. “We look forward to greeting your family pets at the store, and, on Saturday, we hope to help some families take home an adoptable animal from one of our community rescues.”

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Registration deadline, voting dates set for Oct. 14 election

The last day to register to vote in person or by mail in the Oct. 14 Open Primary Election will be Sept. 13.
The deadline for Geaux Vote Online registration is Saturday, Sept. 23.
Regular office hours for the registrar’s office are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located at 568 NW Court Circle (on the courthouse grounds) in Crowley.
The St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters office is St. Landry Parish Courthouse, 118 S. Court St., Suite 114, Opelousas. Office hours also are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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From The Eunice News files

The following are from the September 1998 files of The Eunice News.
Judge Nilas Young was honored for 50 years of membership in the Rotary Club. Earlier in the year, Young was honored for 50 years spent in the practice of law. Rotary members from Mamou also were present for the observance. Young was instrumental in organizing the Mamou club 48 years ago. J.B. LeRay described Young as “... a man for all seasons — a citizen, statesman and warrior.”
Rep. Chris John thanked 7th Congressional District voters for his election win in an advertisement.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson

Congressman vows to keep working on health care

Health care insurance reform was a top priority cited by U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson during a town hall meeting in Eunice.
When Congress returns this month Johnson said health care remains on his list because premiums and deductibles are on the rise.
In July, Sen. John John McCain, Republican of Arizona, cast a decisive vote to defeat his party’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare.
McCain joined two other Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in opposing the Republican plan.

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